Confused About Registration for Baseball Divisions?

Guide to baseball divisions and age calculations

Updated Saturday January 20, 2018 by Barrington Little League.

Little League calculates league ages for baseball divisions based on the players age as of August 31st; however, players who are 12 years old this year are grandfathered in using the old deadline of April 30th. You can use the chart below to figure out your baseball player's league age.  League ages for softball are calendar-year based and simply use the player's age as of Dec. 31st, 2017.

A typical progression for a little leaguer through BLL divisions would be to play :  T-Ball as a 4 or 5 yr old, Single A for ages 5 and 6, Double A for ages 7 and 8, Triple A for ages 9 and 10, Majors for ages 11 and 12, and Juniors/Seniors for ages 13 through 16. However, some players may start later than others or develop their skills at different rates, so other progressions, where players spend only one or as many as three years in the same division, are common.

Below is a chart for helping to determine which divisions a player is eligible to choose.  Find your player's league age in the chart below based on their birth year and month.  Appropriate divisions based on league age are then listed below.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec League 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

T-Ball - League Age 4,5,6

Single A - League Age 5,6,7

Double A - League Age 7,8,9

Triple A - League Age (8*),9,10,11

Majors - League Age (9*),10,11,12

Juniors/Seniors - League 13,14,15,16

* - must request a waiver from the BLL Board.




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