Division Description - Intermediate

Intermediate (50/70) 11-13-Year Baseball
The intermediate division is designed for advanced players league ages 11-12 and for 13-year olds who are not quite ready to transition to the full-sized baseball field  in our Junior and Senior division.
The game is played with a 50' mound and bases are set at 70'. 
There is leading, stealing, balks, infield fly, and other standard baseball rules.

The Spring season typically starts at the beginning of March and runs through early June.  The fall season begins in early September and runs through early November.

Each team plays a minimum of 10 - 12 regular season games per season. (6-8 games for Fall season.)
Games played during the week generally start around 7:30pm or 7:45pm.
Some Saturday games are played at night, but maybe during the day as needed.
Game length is "no new inning" after 2 hours.
A playoff tournament is played at the end of the regular season.
Sunday afternoon/evenings (after 1pm) will be used for makeup games as needed.
This division may participate in interleague games against other local Little Leagues, both at our fields and theirs.

Practice occurs one weekday and one weekend for three to four weeks prior to the season with some practices during the season at the manager's discretion.

CLL provides a jersey and hat.  Jerseys have names (spring season only!!) and numbers.
Metal Spikes are permitted.  However, at our home fields pitchers are asked to use rubber cleats due to our portable mound.

Parents must provide ball glove, baseball bat and helmet.  All Baseball bats must have either the USA Baseball or BBCOR certification.  https://www.littleleague.org/playing-rules/bat-rules/
Catchers are strongly encouraged to have their own equipment.
Athletic supporter (cup) required for gameplay for boys in this division.

Teams usually consist of 11-12 players, one (1) volunteer manager, two (2) volunteer coaches, and one (1) volunteer team parent. 

50/70 Baseball FAQ’S

Q: Do you keep score and are there umpires?
A: Yes. Every manager maintains a scorebook. League standings are kept to determine a regular season winner and to determine playoff games. There is a home plate umpire.

Q: What size field do they play on?
A: All games are played on a regulation Little League. Bases are 70' apart and the pitcher mound is 50' from home plate.

Q: Can I have my child play on a team with their friends?
A: Not unless they are drafted on to that team. In this age group, player's skills are evaluated in a skills assessment. Then a draft is held.  Please note, your child may be moved to the Major division based on the skill level demonstrated at assessments in the spring. We do our best to place each child in a level that is appropriate and competitive for their skills.

Q: Can I Manage or coach a team?
A: Yes, if positions are available. Prospective managers must complete an online application. If you would like to serve as a coach, then please note that on your child's spring online registration. All managers and coaches must be approved by the Chesterfield Little League Board of Directors.

Q: Will my child get to play all the time?
A: No, not all the time, but no player sits twice until all have sit once.

Q: What are the volunteer requirements?
A: CLL is an all-volunteer organization so there are many ways to volunteer. Help is always needed with registration, team parenting, assisting with picture and opening night activities, helping with post-season tournaments, and working in the concession stand to name just a few of the many ways to help support CLL.

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