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Welcome to BYC Little League Baseball and Softball


Welcome to BYC Little League Baseball and Softball

Tee-Ball for Boys and Girls: League Age 4 to 6 Years Old

Tee-Ball is for boys and girls who want to learn the fundamentals of throwing, hitting, fielding, sportsmanship and teamwork. A softer baseball is used during practices and games. In Tee-Ball, players learn how to hit a ball off a batting tee, running the bases and learning what the positions on the field are called. In our league's tee-ball program, players hit a ball off a batting tee to learn proper hitting mechanics for the first few games of the season. They are then introduced to coach pitch in the latter half. Players will receive "live" pitches to attempt to hit, but if unsuccessful, the Tee is brought back for reinforcement. Rules of the game may be varied to accommodate the need for teaching. The primary goals of Tee-Ball are to instruct children in the fundamentals of baseball and to allow them to experience the value of teamwork, therefore no scores or standings are kept. Rosters may be composed of between 12 and 20 players, but our league typically has rosters in the 10-13 range. Practices and games are held once per week, with most games occurring on weekdays. The season generally comprises of approximately 6-8 games and no standings or scores are kept. The playing diamond used is a 60-foot diamond. By local option, a player who is league age 6 for the current season and has played a year in Tee-Ball may be "moved up" to the Bantams Division.

Bantams (Coach-Pitch) for Boys and Girls: Mostly League Age 6 to 8 Years Old

Bantams Baseball is for younger boys and girls with less experience. This division serves as our training ground for both boys & girls pursuing baseball, as well as girls preparing themselves for our girls softball division. In this program, coaches focus on throwing, fielding & hitting fundamentals and mechanics. During games, coaches live pitch up to 5-balls to every batter until a hit, 5-pitches or an out is recorded. A softer baseball is used during practices and games. Our Bantams Division program is typically for players league aged 6-8. EXCEPTION: Participants league age 6 are permitted to advance to the Bantams Level Coach-Pitch Division after participation in Tee-Ball for one year. By local option, some of the 8-year-olds could "play up" in the Minors division. This decision is made entirely by the league's player agent and board of directors. Rosters may be composed of between 12 and 20 players, but our league typically has rosters in the 10-12 range. Practices are held once per week, with most games occurring Monday through Saturday (No Sunday). The season generally comprises of approximately 12 games and no standings or scores are kept. The diamond used is a 60 foot diamond. Any of the GIRLS participating in this division will also be invited to additional (optional) softball games. Registration for Little League Baseball is open to all residents within the Broadalbin-Perth School District.

Minors Division Baseball for Boys and Girls: Mostly League Age 9 to 10 Years Old

Minors Baseball is for boys and girls with some experience playing baseball. It continues to be an instructional league and expands on pitching/catching fundamentals. This is the first time players are introduced to player pitching. The Minors Baseball (Player Pitch) minor league program is typically for players ages 9-10. However, by local option, some of the 8-year-olds could "play up." This decision is made entirely by the league's player agent and board of directors. Rosters may be composed of between 12 and 20 players, but our league has rosters in the 10-12 range. Although this division operates with increased competitiveness, there is still a focus on personal development and encouragement. The season generally comprises of approximately 12-15 games and beginning with this division, standings and scores are kept. The diamond used is a 60-foot diamond and the pitching distance is 46 feet. Registration for Little League Baseball is open to all residents within the Broadalbin-Perth School District.

Majors Baseball for Boys and Girls: Mostly League Age 11 to 12 Years Old

Majors Baseball is for boys and girls with experience playing baseball. It continues to be an instructional league and further expands on pitching/catching and advanced playing techniques. Players continue to face player pitching. The Majors Baseball Division program is typically for players ages 11-12. However, by local option, some of the 10 year olds could "play up"in the Major Division. This decision is made entirely by the league's player agent and board of directors. Rosters may be composed of between 12 and 20 players, but our league typically has rosters in the 10-12 player range that is brought about from a player draft. Although this division operates with increased competitiveness, there is still a focus on personal development and encouragement. The season generally comprises of approximately 12-15 games and standings and scores are kept. The diamond used is a 60-foot diamond and the pitching distance is 46 feet. We will be converting our field to 70 feet with a pitching distance of 50 feet for the 2017 season. Registration for Little League Baseball is open to all residents within the Broadalbin-Perth School District.

 

Girls Minor League Softball: League Age  8 to 10 Years Old

The Girls Minor League Softball program serves as a softball training ground for young girls with less experience. Our minor league softball system consists of players ages 8-10. Although not a requirement, girls looking to eventually enter the upper division softball program should first look to gain basic skills in our Coach-Pitch Baseball program for 6-8 year olds. In this program, coaches focus on throwing, fielding, hitting & pitching fundamentals and mechanics. Rosters may be composed of between 12 and 20 players, but typically our league has rosters in the 12-15 range. The ball used is a 10" softball and the diamond used is a 60-foot diamond and the pitching distance is 35 feet. The season generally comprises of approximately 12-15 league games. Aside from teaching the sport of softball, Little League prides itself on strengthening the self-esteem of its participants, and promoting teamwork and sportsmanship.

Girls Little League Softball (or the Major Division): League Age 11 to 12 Years Old

The Girls Little League Softball Division (sometimes known as the Major Division) is for girls ages 11-12 with more softball experience. The diamond used is a 60-foot diamond and the pitching distance is 40 feet. This division is operated as a player pitch division and an 11" softball is used. In this advanced program, coaches continue to focus on throwing, fielding, hitting & pitching fundamentals and mechanics. Rosters may be composed of between 12 and 20 players, but typically our league has rosters in the 12-14 range. The season generally comprises of approximately 12-15 games. Aside from teaching the sport of softball, Little League prides itself on strengthening the self-esteem of its participants, and promoting teamwork and sportsmanship.

Girls Junior League Softball : League Age 13 to 14 Years Old

The Girls Junior League Softball Division is for girls ages 13-14 with more softball experience. The diamond used is a 60-foot diamond and the pitching distance is 40 feet. This division is operated as a player pitch division and an 11" softball is used. In this advanced program, coaches continue to focus on throwing, fielding, hitting & pitching fundamentals and mechanics.Rosters may be composed of between 12 and 20 players, but typically our league has rosters in the 12-14 range.The season generally comprises of approximately 12-15 games, and standings and scores are kept. Aside from teaching the sport of softball, Little League prides itself on strengthening the self-esteem of its participants, and promoting teamwork and sportsmanship.


Girls Senior League Softball : League Age 15 to 18 Years Old

The Girls Senior League Softball Division is for girls ages 15-18 with more softball experience. The diamond used is a 60-foot diamond and the pitching distance is 40 feet. This division is operated as a player pitch division and an 11" softball is used. In this advanced program, coaches continue to focus on throwing, fielding, hitting & pitching fundamentals and mechanics. Rosters may be composed of between 12 and 20 players, but typically our league has rosters in the 12-14 range.The season generally comprises of approximately 12-15 games, and standings and scores are kept. Aside from teaching the sport of softball, Little League prides itself on strengthening the self-esteem of its participants, and promoting teamwork and sportsmanship.