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Nov, 2017

Spring 2018 baseball programs now open!

Below is a short explanation of each Baseball Division and season timeline employed by Elgin Classic Little League.  Also included is the Little League Age Chart that we follow to determine ages.   The AAA, Major, Intermediate and Junior Divisions require a player evaluation to ensure that player is in the correct division.  Elgin Classic also creates teams based on the skill level of its players - creating competitive balance between teams.

The date and location for player evaluations are still to be determined.

Teams will be chosen in early to middle March and practices start in late March or early April depending on division and weather.  Our Opening Day Ceremony at Wing Park will be held on a Saturday in late April.

Games for some of the older divisions start late April but most division games start early May.  The season runs through May and June.        

If you are NOT sure about which division to place your child, make a best guess.  We will make a final determination after your child is evaluated.

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After reviewing the Baseball Divisions below you can log into (or register) your account @ Elgin Classic Registration and register your child.


TEE BALL DIVISION - $80
4-6 Year Old Players

 

Tee Ball is for boys and girls, 4-6 years old, who want to learn the fundamentals of hitting and fielding.

In Tee Ball, players hit a ball off a batting tee. 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.

Parents are strongly encouraged to become involved in this introduction level of Little League. After completing a Little League volunteer application and passing a required national background check, parents may become involved in practices, and be eligible as coaches, managers, umpires, local league board members and other volunteer positions within the league.

AA DIVISION - $185
Little League Age 6-8 Year Old Players 


The Elgin Classic AA Division is for 6 year boys and girls who have 1-2 years of Tee Ball experience and for 7 and 8 year old boys and girls with little or no baseball experience.  Hitters do face live pitching from other players, but coaches pitch half of the time.

Parents are strongly encouraged to become involved in this introduction level of Little League. After completing a Little League volunteer application and passing a required national background check, parents may become involved in practices, and be eligible as coaches, managers, umpires, local league board members and other volunteer positions within the league. 

AAA DIVISION - $220
Little League Age 8-10 Year Old Players  


The Elgin Classic AAA Division is for high skilled 8 year old players and for 9 and 10 year old players.  High skilled 10 year old players are encouraged to play in the Majors Division.  Coaches do not pitch in the AAA Division.

The diamond used is a 60-foot diamond and the pitching distance is 46 feet.

MAJOR DIVISION - $230
Little League Age 10-12 Year Old Players  

The Elgin Classic Major Division is for high skilled 10 year old players,  11 and 12 year old players.  11 and 12 year old players with no baseball experience may need to play in the AAA Division for all or part of the season.  

The diamond used is a 60-foot diamond and the pitching distance is 46 feet.

INTERMEDIATE DIVISION - $230
Little League Age 11-13 Year Old Players


The Elgin Classic Intermediate Division is for high skilled 11 year old players and for 12 and 13 year old players.

The diamond used is a 70-foot diamond and the pitching distance is 50 feet.

JUNIOR DIVISION - $245
Little League Age 13-14 Year Old Players

The Elgin Classic Junior Division is for high skilled 13 year old players and for 14 year old players.  

The diamond used is a 90-foot diamond and the pitching distance is 60 feet.

SENIOR DIVISION - $185
Little League Age 15-16 Year Old Players

The Elgin Classic Senior Division is for 15 and 16 year old players.  

The diamond used is a 90-foot diamond and the pitching distance is 60 feet.



Link to the Little League Age Chart and rationale for ages:  
Little League Age Chart

2018 Little League Age Chart
FOR BASEBALL DIVISION ONLY

Match month (top line) and box with year of birth. League age indicated at right.

JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AGE
2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2013 2013 2013 2013 4
2013 2013 2013 2013 2013 2013 2013 2013 2012 2012 2012 2012 5
2012 2012 2012 2012 2012 2012 2012 2012 2011 2011 2011 2011 6
2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 2010 2010 2010 2010 7
2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 2009 2009 2009 2009 8
2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 2008 2008 2008 2008 9
2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 2007 2007 2007 2007 10
2007 2007 2007 2007 2007 2007 2007 2007 2006 2006 2006 2006 11
2006 2006 2006 2006 2006 2006 2006 2006 2005 2005 2005 2005 12
        2005 2005 2005 2005         12
2005 2005 2005 2005         2004 2004 2004 2004 13
2004 2004 2004 2004 2004 2004 2004 2004 2003 2003 2003 2003 14
2003 2003 2003 2003 2003 2003 2003 2003 2002 2002 2002 2002 15
2002 2002 2002 2002 2002 2002 2002 2002 2001 2001 2001 2001 16

 

Note: This age chart is for BASEBALL DIVISIONS ONLY, and only for 2018.