Division Description - Juniors

13-14-Year Old Junior Baseball

Please note that CLL may choose not to offer this division.  In that case, 13 year olds may choose to play in 50/70 or Seniors.  14-16 year olds will be able to play in our Senior division.

The Junior division is for advanced 13 year olds and for 14-year olds not quite ready for our Senior Division.
The game is played on a standard sized baseball field, with pitching from 60' 6" and bases of 90'.

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

Each team plays a minimum of 12 regular season games per season.(6-8 games for Fall season.)
Games played during the week generally start at 7:30pm but may start earlier.
Some Saturday games are played at night, but most are played between 9am to 5pm.
Game length is "no new inning" after 2 hour 30 minutes.
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 will 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 cleats are permitted.

Parents must provide ball glove.
It is s
uggested that players have their own bat and helmet.  All 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 12-13 players, one (1) volunteer manager, two (2) volunteer coaches, and one (1) volunteer team parent.

Junior 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 90' apart and the pitcher mound is 60' 6" 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, players who are league age appropriate for multiple divisions may be moved to a lower 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.  This does not apply to starting pitchers and catchers.

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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