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Welcome to Solvay Tigers Little League

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About Our League
 

For over 80 years, Solvay TigersLittle League has been providing the children of Solvay an opportunity to participate in the great sport of little league baseball. In 2005 we merged with Lakeland Little League.  We maintain home fields in both Lakeland and Solvay.  We operate as a program sponsored by, and in close partnership with The Solvay Tigers Athletic Club.  Our non-profit organization operates as an all-volunteer program. We rely on the support of our families, local businesses, corporate and community sponsors. Through this outpouring of support, Solvay Tigers Little League continues this tradition and mission so that our children can play every season.

ROOKIE LEAGUE DIVISIONS (Composed of 4-7 Year Olds)

Tee-Ball for Boys and Girls: League Age 4 to 6 Year Olds
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. Rules of the game may be varied to accommodate the need for teaching. The primary goals of Tee Ball are to instruct players in the fundamentals of baseball and to allow them to experience the value of teamwork, therefore no scores or standings are kept. The season generally comprises of approximately 12 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 5 for the current season and has played a year in Spring Season T-Ball may be "moved up" to the A-Ball Coach Pitch division.


Coach Pitch for Boys and Girls: Mostly League Age 6 to 7 Year Olds
l is for younger boys and girls with less experience. In this Division, 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, but if unsuccessful, the Tee is brought back for reinforcement. A softer baseball is used during practices and games.Our Coach Pitch Division program is typically for players ages 6-7.EXCEPTION:Participants league age 5 are permitted to advance to the Coach Pitch Division after participation in Spring Season Tee-Ball for one year.By local option, some of the 7-year-olds could "play down" in the Coach Pitch Division, and some of the 7-year-olds could "play up" in the Machine Pitch Division. This decision is made entirely by the league's player agent and board. Rosters may be composed of between 10 and 14 players, but our league typically has rosters in the 11-13 range. Practices are held once per week, with most games occurring on Saturdays.The season is generally 12 games and no standings or scores are kept.The diamond used is a 60-foot diamond.

MINOR LEAGUE DIVISIONS (Composed of 7 to 11 Year Olds)

MINORS (Kid Pitch) forBoys and Girls: Mostly League Age 9 to 11 Year Olds
Minors Division 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.This is the first time players are introduced to player pitching.The Minors Baseball Division program is typically for players ages 9-11. However, by local option, some of the 9-year-olds could "play down" in the AA Machine Pitch division, and some of the 8-year-olds could "play up"in the AAA Division. This decision is made entirely by the league's player agent and AAA-Division Managers during Skills Evaluations. Rosters may be composed of between 10 and 13 players, but our league typically has rosters of 12 players 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 20 games and standings and scores are kept. A post-season single-elimination playoff format is offered to all teams. The diamond used is a 60-foot diamond and the pitching distance is 46 feet.

MAJOR DIVISION (Composed of 10 to 12 Year Olds)

Major Baseball for Boys and Girls: League Age 10 to 12 Year Olds

The Little League Baseball Division (also known as the Major Division) is for boys and girls ages 10-12. The diamond used is a 60-foot diamond and the pitching distance is 46 feet.

While this division allows for more advanced levels of play and adoption of rules such as the "Dropped 3rd Strike," there are still no lead offs Rosters may be composed of between 10 and 13 players, but our league typically has rosters of 12 players 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 30 games and standings and scores are kept. The winning team goes on to represent PV North Little League in the District 3 Tournament of Champions (TOC).

The local league has an option to choose a Tournament Team (or "All Stars") of 11-12-year-olds from within this division, and the team may enter the International Tournament.The culmination of the International Tournament is the Little League Baseball World Series, featuring teams from around the world and shown on ESPN. All expenses for the teams advancing to the World Series (travel, meals and housing) are paid by Little League International.


JUNIOR & SENIOR LEAGUE DIVISIONS

(Composed of 13 to 16 Year Olds)

Junior BaseballforBoys and Girls: League Age 13 to 14 Year Olds

The Junior League Baseball Division is a program for boys and girls ages 13-14 years old (15 year olds are allowed to play with District Administrator permission), using a conventional 90-foot diamond with a pitching distance of 60 feet, 6 inches. Modified diamond dimensions may be used during the regular season.

The local league has an option to choose a Tournament Team (or "All Stars") of 12-14-year-olds from within this division (and/or from within the Senior League Division), and the team may enter the International Tournament.

The culmination of the International Tournament is the Junior League Baseball World Series, featuring teams from around the world. All expenses for the teams advancing to the World Series (travel, meals and housing) are paid by Little League International.

Parents are strongly encouraged to become involved in thisteenage divisionof 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 othervolunteer positions within the league.

Senior BaseballforBoys and Girls: League Age 13 to 16 Year Olds

The Senior League Baseball Division is for boys and girls 13-16 years old, using a conventional 90-foot diamond with a pitching distance of 60 feet, 6 inches.The Senior Baseball Division typically begins at the conclusion of the high school season (end of May/beginning of June).

The local league has an option to choose a Tournament Team (or "All Stars") of 13-16-year-olds from within this division (and/or from within the Junior League or Big League divisions), and the team may enter the International Tournament.

The culmination of the International Tournament is the Senior League Baseball World Series, featuring teams from around the world. All expenses for the teams advancing to the World Series (travel, meals and housing) are paid by Little League International.

Parents are strongly encouraged to become involved in this teenage division 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 othervolunteer positions within the league.

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