SCLL Levels of Play/Competition

Sabino Canyon Little League Levels of Play/Competition

The highest levels of competitive baseball offered by Sabino Canyon Little League (SCLL):

  • Juniors, 50/70, Majors and AAA.
  • Players in Juniors, Majors, and AAA are drafted based on skill level, rather than age.
  • Non-competitive baseball offered by SCLL:
  • League coordinators form AA, Coach’s Pitch and Tee-Ball teams. (Every effort to accommodate special requests will be made but are not guaranteed)

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Juniors: The Junior League Baseball Division is a program for boys and girls ages 13-14, using a conventional 90-foot diamond with a pitching distance of 60 feet, 6 inches. Modified diamond dimensions may be used during the regular season.

The SCLL has an option to choose a Tournament Team (or “All Stars”) of 12-14-year-olds from within this division (and/or from within the Senior League Division), and the team may enter the International Tournament. Inter-League play is possible in this division.
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50/70: The Intermediate (50/70) Baseball Division is a program catered to13-year-olds which utilizes a 50-foot pitching distance and 70-foot base paths. SCLL encourages that only players league age 13 play 50/70.  Any player not league age 13 will need to discuss possible participation in this division with their player agent. Players not league age 13 who participate in 50/70 will not be allowed to participate in the SCLL Majors division. This division offers a transition for players between the standard Little League field size (46-foot pitching distance and 60-foot base paths) and the Junior/Senior/Big League field size (60-foot, 6-inch pitching distance and 90-foot base paths). Inter-League play is possible in this division.

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Majors Division: This the highest level of competition in Little League. All players of league age 11 through 12 are eligible to play. Players younger than 11 may be invited to evaluate but must make minimum scores to be considered for play in this division. Managers, through a draft will individually select players to teams. Once a player has been selected for a Major division team, that player will remain with that team throughout the remainder of his/her Majors career. Inter-League play is possible in this division.
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AAA Division: Is for players ages 9-12 (based upon evaluation) and emphasizes skill development in a climate of increased competition in comparison to AA. League standings, scores and team records are kept. This level includes umpires and base stealing. SCLL and the manager determine team rosters size. It is the SCLL’s goal to have this division, as its largest competitive division that will help foster and support the development of players moving to majors and players entering from AA. Teams/Coaches at the start of the season will work to develop (time and schedules permitting) an opening style camp type practice to develop and nurture the concept of teamwork and alleviate pressure for field practice times. Inter-League play is possible in this division.
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All Stars: Create the position of all-star administrator.  This position’s sole function is to market and build competitive all-star teams within the league.  The job starts from day one and the responsibilities include; marketing the all-star experience, communicating to families what the commitment and time requirements are.  Identifying possible all-star players early in the season. Selecting the age divisions that SCLL will participate based on talent.  The All-Star administrator in conjunction with the age group player agent, coaches and managers is involved with assisting in the selection process for rosters of all All-Star teams. The All-Star administrator is responsible for notifying those selected to play All-Stars on the announcement date set by District 5, and provide a road map for success after team selection that includes practices, and most importantly support to coaches, families and players.