Baseball Spring Season

Spring Season Overview

Spring season is our most popular season of the little league program with nearly 700 players participating each year. As a Little League organization, teams play other teams in their division within Tigard Little League during the spring season. There may also be an opportunity to play teams from nearby Little Leagues. At the end of the season, AA, AAA and Majors teams participate in division tournaments. Tournament brackets are formed based on standings from the regular season.

Cost:
Pee Wee
A/AA/AAA

Majors
$145
$175
$200
Registration Period:

Starts December 15th

Majors closes January 24

AAA closes February 5

AA closes February 21

Levels of Play:



A
AA
AAA
Majors
7 - 8 year olds
8 - 9 year olds
9 - 11 year olds
11 - 12 year olds
Tryouts: (AA/AAA/Majors) Late January through February
Practices Begin: First week of March
Opening Day: Usually the first Saturday in April
Games: Opening Day - mid-June
Typical Time Commitment: 3 games/practices per week;
2 during the week, 1 on Saturday

Pee Wee has 2 games/practices per wee.

Divisions

Baseball divisions are intended for ages 8-12 as of August 31, 2017

The Tigard Little League Baseball levels are described below. Please read the information carefully and determine the appropriate level of play for your child. Tryouts are held for Majors, AAA and AA divisions to ensure players' skills match the division in which they play. It is possible players signing up and trying out for one of these divisions could be placed in a lower division.

Still not sure where to register your player? Contact our Baseball Player Agent or attend the in-person registration events (see registration page for details).

Level Age
(as of 8/31) during season
Pitching Pitching Distance Walks Stealing

Run Limit*

Team Formation Try-Outs

A

Typically age 8

Non-competitive, development level focused on skill development

Highly-skilled 7 year-old 2nd graders may be considered

9 year-olds may play at the request of a parent or if not drafted to a AA team.

Machine innings 1-3 (soft baseball)

Player innnings 4-5

Machine replaces player pitcher after ball 4 during innings 4 and 5 until batter hits the ball or strikes out

36 feet

No

No

5 runs per inning

Formed by Tigard Little League

(by neighborhood and school)

No

AA

Typically age 9

Non-competitive, development level focused on skill development

8 year olds, and highly-skilled 7 year old 2nd graders, may try out for AA

10 year-olds may play at the request of a parent or if not drafted to a AAA team.

Player
(hard baseball)

40 feet

Yes

Gradually introduced

5 runs per inning

Draft

Yes

AAA

Typically age 10

First level of competitive play designed for skill enhancement and a higher-level baseball experience

9 year olds, and highly-skilled 8 year old 3rd graders, may try out for AAA

11 and 12 year-olds may play at the request of a parent or if not drafted to a Majors team.

Player

12 year-olds cannot pitch at this level

46 feet

Yes

Yes

6 runs per inning

Draft

Yes

Majors

Ages 11 and 12

Highest level of competitive play for our most skilled players

Highly skilled 10 year olds may try out for Majors

Player

50 feet

Yes

Yes

No

Draft

Yes

Questions?

Contact the Baseball Player Agent.