Madison Little League Divisions

Madison Little League is comprised of six divisions, for players aged 5-16. Unsure of which division your child will play in? Check the Registration FAQ, the League Age Chart or contact the Player Agent. For details about player assessments, see the Assessments page.

Tee Ball

Tee Ball

League Age: 5-6

Tee Ball is an instructional division with emphasis on basic fundamentals. Games are played after weekly skill development sessions are taught by coaches.

Team Formation: There is no draft for the Tee Ball Division. Players are assigned to teams with consideration given to schools and friend requests made at registration.

Player Assessment: Not required.

Allowed Bats: USABat standard tee ball bats only.

Game Schedule: Saturday mornings for ten weeks. Rainouts are typically rescheduled to Sunday.

Other Information: A League Age 6 player who is new to baseball may have to play one year of Tee Ball. The number of Tee Ball teams and the number of players per team may vary from year to year based on the number of players registered and the number of volunteer coaches.

Young Girl Throwing

Farm

League Age: 6-7

Farm is an instructional division with emphasis on skill development. Modified games are played after skill development sessions are taught by coaches. Initial games are coach-pitch; player pitching is introduced later in the season.

Team Formation: There is no draft for the Farm Division. Players are assigned to teams with consideration given to schools and friend requests made at registration.

Player Assessment: Not required.

Allowed Bats: USABat standard only.

Game Schedule: Usually one evening per week and every Saturday, with a season-ending Pitch, Hit and Run contest. Rainouts may be rescheduled on Sundays.

Other Information: A League Age 6 player who is new to baseball may have to play one year of Tee Ball before playing in Farm. The number of Farm teams and the number of players per team may vary from year to year based on the number of players registered and the number of volunteer coaches.

Girl at Bat

AA

League Age: 8-9

AA is an instructional league with emphasis on skill development. Six-inning games are played on a Little League (46/60) field and combine player- and coach-pitch with modified playing rules. All players are in the batting order, and defensive substitutions can be made freely.

Team Formation: Players are assigned to teams based on a draft.

Player Assessment: An assessment is required only if the player is new to Madison Little League. To assist in the draft, player evaluations are provided by coaches from the previous season based on the player's performance throughout that season.

Allowed Bats: USABat standard only.

Game Schedule: Usually two evenings per week and every Saturday, with playoffs and a Championship Game. Rainouts may be rescheduled on Sundays.

Other Information: The number of AA teams and the number of players per team may vary from year to year based on the number of players registered and the number of volunteer coaches.

AAA

AAA

League Age: 9-10

AAA plays six-inning games, which are exclusively player-pitch, on a Little League (46/60) field. There are some modified playing rules. All players are in the batting order, and defensive substitutions can be made freely.

Team Formation: Players are assigned to teams based on a draft. Players who are League Age 10 and are not drafted into Majors will play in AAA.

Player Assessment: An assessment is required only if the player is new to Madison Little League. To assist in the draft, player evaluations are provided by coaches from the previous season based on the player's performance throughout that season.

Allowed Bats: USABat standard only.

Game Schedule: Usually two evenings per week and every Saturday, with playoffs and a Championship Game. Rainouts may be rescheduled on Sundays.

Majors Call-Ups: Players who are League Age 10 AND who attended the Majors player assessment are eligible to be called up, which may occur under two situations: (1) if a Majors player suffers a lengthy or season-ending injury, or (2) if a Majors player leaves a team. In either case, the Majors manager, working with the Player Agent, must select a replacement player from AAA. The called-up player does not have the option to remain in AAA and must move up to Majors.

Other Information: The number of AAA teams and the number of players per team may vary from year to year based on the number of players registered and the number of volunteer coaches.

Majors

Majors

League Age: 10-12

Majors plays six-inning games on a Little League (46/60) field, with few modified playing rules. All players are in the batting order, and defensive substitutions can be made freely.

Team Formation: Players are assigned to teams based on a draft. League Age 11 and 12 players can only play in Majors; League Age 10 players who declare for the Majors draft are eligible, but not guaranteed, to be selected to a Majors team.

Player Assessment: Little League International mandates a player assessment for any League Age 10 or 11 player to be eligible for Majors. All League Age 10 and 11 players who have not played in the Majors Division before and wish to be draft-eligible MUST participate in the player assessment.

IMPORTANT notes about the Assessment:

If a League Age 11 player who did not previously play in the Majors Division does NOT attend the assessment, that player cannot be placed on any team in any division.

If a League Age 10 player who did not previously play in the Majors Division does NOT attend the assessment, that player cannot be drafted to the Majors Division, and can only play in AAA.

Allowed Bats: USABat standard only.

Game Schedule: 15-18 regular-season games, followed by playoffs and a three-game Championship Series. Games are played at least two evenings per week, sometimes three, and every Saturday. Rainouts may be rescheduled on Sundays.

Other Information: Depending on the on the number of teams being fielded, the number of returning players, and the number of League Age 11 and 12 players who must play in Majors, not all League Age 10 players who are eligible for the Majors draft will be drafted to a Majors team. Undrafted players will play in AAA. The number of Majors teams and the number of players per team may vary from year to year based on the number of players registered and the number of volunteer coaches.

Juniors

Seniors

League Age: 13-16

Seniors plays seven-inning games on a regulation-sized (60/90) field with virtually no modifications to the playing rules. All players are in the batting order, and defensive substitutions can be made freely.

Team Formation: Players are assigned to teams based on a draft.

Player Assessment: An assessment is required only if the player is new to Madison Little League. To assist in the draft, player evaluations are provided by coaches from the previous season based on the player's performance throughout that season.

Allowed Bats: BBCOR standard only. USABat not permitted.

Game Schedule: 12-16 regular-season games, followed by playoffs and a three-game Championship Series. Games are played at least two evenings per week, sometimes three, and every Saturday. Rainouts may be rescheduled on Sundays.

Other Information: The Seniors division may be limited to 13 and 14-year-olds depending on the number of registrations. In this case, the Division will play under the Little League Juniors rule set.