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Grosse Pointe Farms-City Little League

Grosse Pointe Farms-City Little League

Baseball Divisions

5-6 Year Olds
Rookie Division

The Rookie League season typically starts in mid-April and ends in mid-June. There are no games the first 2 weeks of the season (practices only). Practices are held on weeknights. Once the games start, there will be one practice per week and 1 to 2 games per week. Games will be played both on weeknights (after 6 pm) or on weekends. Games and practice will last one hour.

The registration fee covers the cost for:

·       Full Uniforms (pants, shirts, hats, & socks)

·       Use of Equipment (bats, balls, catcher's gear, etc.)

·       Field Use

·       The Little League Parade

·       The end of the year picnic

Players are responsible to bring their own gloves and shoes (athletic cleats are not mandatory, but recommended).

Please Note: Due to the age of the players, Rookie League parents are required to stay the duration for all games and practices. Parents are also encouraged to participate (please talk to your manager). Parents will be responsible for assisting their players with bathroom requests, injuries, etc.

Further details, including specific dates and schedules, will be emailed in late March.

7-12 Year Olds
Major Division

The Major Division is the most competitive division in Little League for boys and girls ages 10 to 12. Most of the players were involved in AAA Division as 10 or 11-year olds. However, any eligible aged player is welcomed, even if this is their first experience in baseball or they are new to the area.
Note: A player whose Little League age 10 is not eligible to be drafted into the Major Division unless his/her parents declare on the registration form that they would like to be considered for the Major Division draft. All 12-year olds will be drafted on a Major Division team.
The main difference between the Major Division & the AAA Division is the quality of pitching, hitting and fielding is noticeably better than in AAA. From an instructional standpoint, players will continue to learn basic and advanced skills in fielding and hitting, along with good sportsmanship regardless of outcome of the game.
In regard to playing time, Grosse Pointe Farms-City Little League requires much more playing time for players than Little League International rules require. All players must play a minimum of no less than 3 defensive innings and at least one at bat, plus each player must play at least 5 complete games throughout the season. Additionally, the Major Division has a free defensive substitution rule which allows the flexibility to get players more playing time. There is a maximum of 12 players on a team. Games consist of 6 innings, unless the local mercy rule is applicable.

The Major Division season typically starts practicing in April and begins games starting the second to last week in April. The season will consist between 16 and 21 regular season games and playoffs. The playoff format is determined on a year-to-year basis.  The manager and the availability of the fields determine the amount of practices. Typically, practices are during the week usually occur between 5:00 pm and 8:00 pm depending on daylight in April. On the weekends, practices will be held on Sunday between 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm.

The AA division normally consists of all 9-year olds and possibly some 10-year olds.  A player who is Little League age 8 is eligible to tryout and be drafted into the AA division upon request of and approval by the Grosse Pointe Farms-City Little League board.  The AA season will have a similar amount of games as do the Major division.  Additionally, the playoff format will be determined by the Board on a year-to-year basis.

The A division is a developmental league where no regular season standings are kept.  The A division consists of Little League age 7 and 8-year olds only.  The A division uses a pitching machine.  There is no tryout for the A division level players.  The A division regular season will have a similar amount of games as do all other leagues and will have a double-elimination playoff at the end of the season.

13-16 Year Olds
Intermediate and Senior

The Intermediate and Senior divisions are some of the fastest growing baseball programs in the state. This exciting program operates as part of the Little League organization and offers older players (ages 13-16) the opportunity to play baseball through their middle and high school years. 

Intermediate and Senior exposes players to the full baseball experience - 90-foot bases (except Intermediate), lead-offs, pick-offs, stealing, balks, etc. Teams are formed from the Grosse Pointe community and are managed by seasoned and experienced coaches. The number of teams is determined by the number of registered players. Games are played against top teams in the Metro area (including Harper Woods, Macomb and L’Anse Creuse) providing players a "travel-like" experience. Games are played on well manicured fields including many high school varsity diamonds. 

One of the most exciting advantages of the Intermediate and Senior divisions is that it offers players an opportunity to experience the full game of baseball with many of their friends from the local community while offering the structure of the Little League organization.

Intermediate League
The Intermediate division is for 13 yr old players.  This division plays on a field that is larger than a Little League field (70 ft. distance between bases and 50 ft. distance from pitcher’s mound) but smaller than a high school/regulation size field (90 ft. distance between bases and 60 ft. distance from pitcher’s mound). 

Senior League
The Senior League Baseball Division is a program for boys and girls ages 14-16, using a conventional 90-foot diamond with a pitching distance of 60 feet, 6 inches.

District 6 - Challenger Baseball Division (5-18 Year Olds)

Clinton Valley Little League Challenger Baseball offers Little League play for mentally and physically challenged children ages 5 - 18. All District 6 residents are elgible to play - this includes Grosse Pointe Farms and Grosse Pointe City residents. The Challenger Baseball will be played at their NEW baseball field located at Neil Reid Park in Clinton Township which was construced in 2007.

For more information check out their website


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PO Box 36898 
Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan 48236

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