Minors Division - Ages 9-10

For the 2021 season, kids born on or after Sept. 1 2010 and on or before Aug. 31 2012 are eligible.

Players are evaluated for the first time in Minors, for the purpose of drafting them onto teams by their coaches. In Minors, pitching to and by the players is introduced to become part of the game. As many players, as possible will be encouraged to pitch. Umpires in this division will allow a fairly liberal strike zone to encourage hitting. The object of the game is to get the ball hit into play as often as possible. Players are encouraged to play all positions throughout the season. This is the first age group where an All-Star structure team can continue with Tournament play after the season ends, if enough players are willing to participate. Typically, Minors have 2 games and 1-2 practices per week. Games and practices can be any day of the week.

Registration Fee: $325.00

The registration fee includes a ball cap, team and individual picture, and an award at the end of the season. All players receive a team jersey and belt that must be returned to the league at the end of the season. Players supply their own grey pants.

For the upcoming season, Minors games will be held at the 2 diamonds at MidPark on SunValley Blvd across from Centennial High School and Fish Creek School in Sundance.

 

Player Evaluations

All players aged 7 to 16 years of age must go through an evaluation process to ensure that players are placed in the appropriate division based on age, ability, skill level and safety considerations.

Players will be evaluated with other players of the same league age as defined by Little League Baseball. Evaluations will be held for the following age groups: 7-8 year olds, 9-10 year olds, 11-12 year olds, 13, 14-16 year olds. The teenage evaluations may be conducted at the District level.

Attendance at evaluation sessions is MANDATORY.

A 9 year old could be assigned to either the Minor or Rookie Ball Divisions based on his/her evaluation results.

Some 10 year old players may be invited by league officials to try out for the Major Division and would be required to also attend the 11-12 year olds evaluation session. In these cases the following criteria will apply: 1) must have played the previous year in the Minor Division, 2) must be one of the top players in his/her age group, 3) there must be available spots in the Major Division, 4) must be recommended to play up and invited to try out for the higher division.

Some 8 year old players may be invited by league officials to try out for the Minor Division and would be required to also attend the 9-10 year olds evaluation session. In these cases the following criteria will apply: 1) must have played the previous year in the Rookie Ball Division, 2) must be one of the top players in his/her age group, 3) there must be available spots in the Major Division, 4) must be recommended to play up and invited to try out for the higher division.

All 8 year old players trying out for the Minors Division must still register for Rookie Ball Division, if you are interested in having your 8 year old player attend a tryout session for the minors Division, please contact please contact Player Development

** Evaluation Registrations will be posted typically early in March of each season and is a requirement for all ages listed above

Minor Division Tiers

The Minor Division may be tiered into National and American teams in order to create a better and more balanced competition amongst the players within the division. This decision will be based on a number of factors and will be made prior to the start of each season. The player evaluation process will be used to assign players if a tiered structure is implemented in any given season.