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BASEBALL PROGRAMS

Kirkland American Little League offers baseball for many age brackets by "league age".  League age can be determined by using the age chart below.  NOTE: Girls playing baseball must use the baseball age chart below to determine league age.

 

REGISTRATION: 
Registration for the Spring Season is normally open in November/December and registration for the Fall Season opens in May/June.

Note: There is a "Family Cap Fee" of $400 for any family with multiple players for each season.

BASEBALL PROGRAM OVERVIEW

Program AGE League Description Fee ($)
Spring Baseball 4 - 6 T-Ball Hitting Off Tee, Safety Balls, mixed boy/girls teams. Parents may request their 6 year old who are new to baseball be considered for T-Ball 150
6 - 7 AA Coach Pitch, Safety Balls 200
7 - 8 AAA First Level Player Pitch, Safety Balls 200
9 Minor Player Pitch, Modified Rules 200
10 - 11 Coast Instructional League, Modified Rules 200
11 - 12 Major Little League Major Rules, 46' mound 200
Program AGE League Description Fee ($)
Fall Baseball 8-10 Coast Instructional League - Age ranges may vary depending on parity determination with other leagues TBD
9-11 Majors Instructional League - Age ranges may vary depending on parity determination with other leagues TBD

2020 BASEBALL AGE CHART

Use your player's month and year of birth to find their "Little League" age.

´╗┐JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AGE
2016 2016 2016 2016 2016 2016 2016 2016 2015 2015 2015 2015 4
2015 2015 2015 2015 2015 2015 2015 2015 2014 2014 2014 2014 5
2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2013 2013 2013 2013 6
2013 2013 2013 2013 2013 2013 2013 2013 2012 2012 2012 2012 7
2012 2012 2012 2012 2012 2012 2012 2012 2011 2011 2011 2011 8
2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 2010 2010 2010 2010 9
2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 2009 2009 2009 2009 10
2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 2008 2008 2008 2008 11
2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 2007 2007 2007 2007 12
2007 2007 2007 2007 2007 2007 2007 2007 2006 2006 2006 2006 13
2006 2006 2006 2006 2006 2006 2006 2006 2005 2005 2005 2005 14
2005 2005 2005 2005 2005 2005 2005 2005 2004 2004 2004 2004 15
2004 2004 2004 2004 2004 2004 2004 2004 2003 2003 2003 2003 16

RESIDENCY REQUIREMENTS

KALL serves boys and girls from Kirkland area.  Click Here to view league boundaries.

BASEBALL PROGRAM/DIVISION DESCRIPTIONS

T-Ball
Rookie baseball introduces 4 & 5 year-olds to the fundamental rules and skills of baseball.  Players will be introduced to hitting, throwing and catching mechanics in a safe and fun environment.  In order to make games more lively, fun and confidence-boosting, whiffle baseballs and bats will be used.  Players will still learn to hit regular weight SAFE-T / Tee Ball style baseballs during practices.  Games are 3 innings in length and every player bats in each inning.  No scores are kept during games. 

Teams will meet once per week  and on Saturday mornings – up to a 4.0 hour total time commitment.  The meetings will be a combined practice and game format for 9 weeks.  The season will run from late-March through early-June. 

The League provides parent volunteers with coaching practice plans, team baseball gear and team uniforms.   The volunteer coaches receive training prior to the start of the season.  Players will need to purchase a baseball glove, long-sleeved T-shirt, baseball pants, and athletic supporter (including cup) for boys.  Baseball cleats (rubber) are recommended, but running shoes will suffice.  The League provides all players and 3 coaches with a team hat and jersey.  Your coach will recommend a coordinated color of pants to purchase.

Team parents are expected to help the coach with other important team volunteer duties like snack coordinator, bench coach, field prep, photo coordinator, and more.

Teams are generally organized by school, neighborhood and buddy requests, all of which is indicated during online registration process.  It’s recommended that any buddy requests you make during registration are reciprocated by the buddy’s parents, so please coordinate with other parents prior to registration.

Registrations for 6-year-olds in this program must be approved. Please contact President@KirklandAmerican.com with questions.

AA BASEBALL (coach-pitch)
Double A (coach-pitch) baseball is for 6 and 7-year-olds, and continues the skill building that starts in AAA baseball.  Players will continue to develop individual hitting, throwing and catching mechanics in a safe and fun environment. In addition, they’ll start to learn more rules of the game, with more focus on base running and team fielding techniques. Games are 3 innings in length and every player bats in each inning. No scores are kept during games.

The League provides parent volunteers with coaching practice plans, team baseball gear, jerseys and hats for players and 3 coaches. Volunteer coaches receive training prior to the start of the season. Players will need to purchase a baseball glove, long-sleeved T-shirt, baseball pants, athletic supporter (including cup for boys), and socks. Baseball cleats (rubber) are recommended. Your coach will recommend a coordinated color of pants and socks to purchase.

Team parents are expected to help the coach with other important team volunteer duties like snack coordinator, bench coach, field prep, photo coordinator, and more. Teams are organized by school, neighborhood and buddy requests, all of which is indicated during online registration process.  It’s recommended that any buddy requests you make during registration are reciprocated by the buddy’s parents, so please coordinate with other parents prior to registration.

AAA BASEBALL (first level kid-pitch)
Triple A (coach + player pitch) baseball program is for 7 and 8-year-olds, and is a transitional level to upper level baseball. Players further develop their baseball skills, baseball IQ, and sportsmanship in a safe and fun environment. Innings are limited to 3 outs or 4 runs scored, whichever comes first, and a maximum of 6 innings. Players will learn to pitch at practice in the first half of the season while coaches pitch to them in games, then the last 4-5 games of the season players will pitch to batters. In this division, players will be called out at the bases and can strikeout while batting. Scores are kept to track runs per inning, but wins-losses aren’t tracked.

Teams have 11-12 players, depending on the number of coach volunteers, and teams are organized by school, neighborhood and buddy requests, all of which parents indicate during the online registration process. Teams meet 2-3 times per week (a meeting is a practice or a game). Parents should expect a 5-hour time commitment per week.

Practice starts in mid-March and games start within 21 days. There are approximately 17 games in a season, and the season usually concludes with a baseball Jamboree in early June, where teams play each other in a tournament format.

The League provides parent volunteers with coaching practice plans, team baseball gear, jerseys and hats for players and 3 coaches. Volunteer coaches receive training prior to the start of the season. Players will need to purchase a baseball glove, long-sleeved T-shirt, baseball pants, athletic supporter (including cup for boys), and socks. Baseball cleats (rubber) are recommended. Your coach will recommend a coordinated color of pants and socks to purchase.

Team parents are expected to help the coach with other important team volunteer duties like snack coordinator, bench coach, score keeper, umpire, field prep, photo coordinator, and more.

MINORS BASEBALL
Minors is the first program level that is 100% kid-pitch and includes players ages 8* and 9.  Minors is an INSTRUCTIONAL division that intends to be inclusive and build a strong skills foundation in anticipation of introducing competition in our year end tournament and in subsequent baseball divisions.

Teams typically have 12 players and the teams are organized by draft.  Minors is predominately 9 with select 8 and 10-year-olds.  Teams meet two to four times per week (a meeting is a practice or a game).

There are approximately 16 games in a season. Practice starts in March and games start in April. Games are 6 innings in length with three outs per inning.

Players pitch regulation Little League baseballs. Modified base stealing is allowed. Score is kept and standings are kept.

COAST BASEBALL
Coast baseball is an introduction to competitive baseball but still maintains an instructional focus.  Coast teams typically have 12 players and the teams are organized by draft.  Coast is geared towards 10 and 11 year-olds.  Teams meet two to four times per week (a meeting is a practice or a game).

There are approximately 16 games in a season. Practice starts in March and games start in April. Games are 6 innings in length with three outs per inning.

Players pitch regulation Little League baseballs. Base stealing is allowed. Score is kept and standings are kept.

MAJORS BASEBALL
Majors baseball is the first fully competitive program in Little League.

Majors teams typically have 11-12 players and the teams are organized by draft.  Majors is geared towards 11 and 12-year-olds.  Teams meet two to four times per week (a meeting is a practice or a game).

There are approximately 16 games in a season.   Practice starts in March and games start in April. Games are 6 innings in length with three outs per inning.

Players pitch regulation Little League baseballs. Base stealing is allowed. Score is kept and standings are kept.


Contact

Kirkland American Little League  
P.O. Box 146 Kirkland, WA  
98033