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GNLL Divisions

Because Little League is a community oriented program designed to provide league age children with baseball experiences commensurate with their abilities, GNLL takes steps to form teams that match player skills and attempts to provide a level of parity within the league's divisions.

The principle means by which this is accomplished for players league age 9 - 12, is the draft. During the clinic period coaches work with players to teach skill sets which will be evaluated at the tryout. Following tryouts the draft occurs and is designed to operate in a manner that takes into account a player's demonstrated ability, roster openings, and the leagues desire to provide an overall balance to all divisions. We strive to place our players in a situation which enables them to learn the game of baseball and have fun.

 

Our Divisions have overlapping age groups that are ultimately differentiated by skill level. Therefore, player’s not drafted into the Majors Division are placed in the Triple A Division. In general, the divisions build upon one another in terms of the level of player ability and complexity of the game. There is no implicit progression through each division. With the exception of prior year drafted players in the Majors divisions, each player is evaluated annually and drafted on the most appropriate team in the determination of GNLL coaches.

The team selection process for both Single A and Double A Divisions are done by the respective Division Commissioners.

We strive to provide the best baseball experience possible and are working hard to develop a consistently outstanding coaching staff. For the upcoming season, Greater Naples Little League will offer a combination of teams and player experiences as described below.


Single A
League Age: 5 - 8 (8's included in this division have had little or no prior baseball experience)

Baseball experience emphasizing proper techniques and fundamentals. Batters will hit off of the tee and have the opportunity to face pitching from coaches. Players have the opportunity to explore various field positions. Players are assigned by the Division Commissioner to Single A teams.

Commitment: 1 practice a week, 1 game Saturday morning.

 


Double A
League Age: 7 - 10  

Baseball experience emphasizing proper techniques and fundamentals with continued development of skills learned in Single A. Batters will face pitching from opponent players and coaches (No walks/base on balls).  Players are assigned by the Division Commissioner to Double A teams.

Commitment: 1 practice and 1 game during the week, 1 game on Saturday morning.

 

 

Triple A

League Age: 9 - 11

Triple A will consist of mostly 11 and 10 year olds with strong 9s. Players are drafted into Triple A.

Baseball experience emphasizing proper techniques and fundamentals with continued development of skills learned in Double A. Batters face pitching from opponent players. The game at this level includes additional complexity and skills. 

Players are drafted into Triple A teams. Parents of 11 year olds drafted up to Majors will have the option to keep their children down a Triple A level.

Commitment: 1-2 practices and 2 games during the week.

 

 

Majors Division: 

League Age 10-12 Year Olds

Majors teams will keep the same structure as the GNLL Majors had last year. Majors will consist of mostly 11 and 12 year olds with strong 10s. Players are drafted into Majors.

Baseball experience that emphasizes proper techniques and fundamentals with continued development of skills. Players in this division are subject to the highest competitive play and require a high level of skill to effectively participate. Players are drafted on to Majors teams.

 

Commitment: 1-2 practices and 2 games during the week.

 

 

Intermediate 50/70 Division:

League Age 13 year Olds only

League Age 13 year olds are eligible to play in the Intermediate 50/70 League. 13 year olds will play 50/70 all season and interleague with other 50/70 teams all season. 13 year olds will participate in an Intermediate 50/70 Tournament at the end of the season. GNLL will have the option to offer an Intermediate 50/70 All Star team. Please see changes to the 2018 Little League age chart for 13 year olds on the Rules and forms tab. 

Baseball experience that emphasizes proper techniques and fundamentals with continued development of skills.

 

Commitment: 1 - 2 practices during the week or possibly weekend - and 2 games during the week. 

 

 

Seniors 60/90 Division:

League Age: 14 - 16

League Age 14-16 year olds are only eligible to play 60'/90' pitching/base distances. Players in this division play GNLL teams and inter-league with other District 27 teams. GNLL will have the option to offer a Seniors All Star team. Please see changes to the 2018 Little League age chart for 13 year olds on the Rules and forms tab. 

Baseball experience emphasizing proper techniques and fundamentals with continued development of skills.

Commitment: 1 - 2 practices during the week or possibly weekend - and 2 games during the week.