Ahwatukee Little League

About

Ahwatukee Little League is devoted to fair play and sportsmanship. Our number one priority is that players who choose to play in our league enjoy their experience and create lasting, positive memories. We expect that all participants in our league including coaches, players, parents and officials have the same mindset and contribute to building the exceptional experience for all those involved in the game.

Major Division

The Major division is a player’s introduction to the complete game of Little League baseball. The Major division players receive live pitching, stealing, and situational baseball from the start. The season is divided into preseason and regular season games, with preseason games being played during the first third of the season, and the regular season games played in the remainder. The transition from preseason to regular season will be announced by the league commissioner, and will likely occur on a Monday. Players that are League Age 11 and 12 are eligible for participation in the Major Division. All 12 year olds shall play in the Major Division. All players must try out for this division.

Minor AAA Division

The Minor AAA Division is a player’s introduction to a more complete game of Little League baseball mirroring the Major division rules with few exceptions. Minor AAA division players receive live pitching, stealing, and situational baseball from the start. The season is divided into preseason and regular season games, with preseason games being played during the first third of the season, and the regular season games played in the remainder. The transition from preseason to regular season will be announced by the league commissioner.Players that are League Age 9, 10, and 11 are eligible for participation in the AAA Minor Division. All players must try out for this division.

Minor AA Division

The Minor AA Division is a player’s introduction to a more complete game of baseball and emphasizes the teaching of fundamentals. However, it is still early in their physical development. This division strengthens their understanding of teamwork, organization, and friendships with other players. Minor AA division players will receive live pitching. The physical skill of the players will begin to match the required fundamentals of catching, throwing, batting and game situations to move to the next level. Players League Age 8, 9, and 10 are eligible for participation in the Minor AA Division. All players must try out for this division.

Farm Division

The Farm Division is still very early in a player’s development. This division is often a player’s first introduction to teamwork, organization, and friendships with 11 other players. Managers and coaches will emphasize these areas as they will influence the player beyond baseball. Farm division will emphasize fundamentals: Catching, throwing and fielding the ball; Positional play; Base running fundamentals; Hitting (a machine is will be used to develop consistency and place an emphasis on defense; Good sportsmanship and teamwork. Players League Age 7, 8, and 9 are eligible for participation in the Farm division. Players must try out for this divison. Playing rules may also sometimes restrict the offense from running since the defensive skills are still in the development stages. No league standings or win/loss records are kept during the regular season to encourage teams to utilize players in each position for development purposes and prepare them for the next level of baseball. In this division, a pitching machine is used for consistent pitching and more defensive activity in the field.

Coach Pitch Division

Players League Age 6, 7, and 8 are eligible for participation in the Coach Pitch division. The division is dedicated to safety and fun first, with a focus on very basic baseball skills: throwing, catching and batting. Most players at this age lack the physical skills to play the complete game of baseball, so games are augmented to be fun, quick and instructional. Local Regulations and Playing rules require the use of all players, in various positions, in a three inning, time limited game. No league standings or win/loss records are kept during the regular season to encourage teams to utilize players in each position for development purposes and prepare them for the next level of baseball. In the Coach Pitch division, coaches will pitch a limited number of pitches to batters with a tee used for the last pitch at bat. Teams are formed by community relationships such as schools, friends, and families. 

Tee Ball Division

Tee Ball Division is often a player’s first introduction to baseball. It has the same structure as Coach Pitch except that tees are used at bat in all cases. Players League Age 4, 5, and 6 are eligible for participation in the Tee Ball division. Teams are formed by community relationships such as schools, friends, and families.