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Hollywood Rose City Little League

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Divisions of Play

Which division is appropriate for my player?

At Hollywood Rose City Little League we strive to provide several divisions in order to accommodate age and varying skills.  Parents need to know which division is right for their child.  We have attempted to provide guidelines below in the hope of eliminating confusion and to give the player the best chance of success. A rule of thumb on which division to choose for your child is to work your way backwards by grade given that Majors consists of mostly 5th/6th graders, Minors 3rd/4th graders, Farm AA 2nd graders, Farm A 1st graders, and T-ball kindergarteners. We believe that for success, each child should have 2 years of Majors, 2 years of Minors, 1 year Farm AA, 1 year Farm A, and 1 year T-ball. Minors and Majors division are full kid pitch and most kids will play 2 years in each division. The 1st year in the division helps the kid to adjust, and get comfortable. The 2nd year is where they shine and have the opportunity to be a leader on their team. If a child only has 1 year in either of the upper divisions (Minors/Majors) this could stunt their development. Due to this, we recommend that a child follow our below recommendation for division placement and not be held back unless there is an issue of safety. We allow kids to move forward if they are skilled enough and they evaluate properly for a higher division than their age would call for.

League Age is determined by your child's age on August 31st of the current year, use the below League Age Calculator for more details:
http://www.littleleague.org/leagueofficers/Determine_League_Age/League_Age_Calculator.htm

Note for Girls: Baseball vs Softball

Starting at the T-ball level, girls have the opportunity to play softball or baseball. The divisions are the same for Softball as they are for baseball, however in softball, the farm division is not subdivided into A/AA.  Both softball and baseball start at the developmental level and become more competitive as the players develop with age.  With that being said, girls are welcome to continue on playing baseball if they so desire. Otherwise, they can register with Beaumont Softball - https://www.beaumontsoftball.org

T-Ball ( League Age: 5-6 , Grade: Kindergarten )

LEVEL OF PLAY: HRCLL offers a T-ball division for players of league age 5-6. We will make exceptions for 4 year olds if they will turn 5 before the season is over (June 30th).  The division is designed to provide a foundation and introduction to baseball and softball that is grounded in fundamentals, fitness, teamwork, and most importantly, having fun.  Most players cannot catch or accurately throw the ball in this division. Again, it is about socialization and learning the very basics of the game.

TEAM SELECTION: T-ball teams are organized by the league Registration Chair (email: [email protected]). We try to assemble teams based on school, grade, friend/coach request, age, etc. If you have a special request for team placement make sure to add it to the comments section when you register, or email [email protected] if you have already registered. T-ball team sizes normally 7-10 players.

COMMITMENT: T-ball teams have one 1hr practice on a weeknight. Coaches will choose one practice slot from 4-5, 5-6, or 6-7 M-F.  Practices will be either at Fernwood, Rose City Park, or Roseway Heights. Practice times, days and locations are chosen by the Head Coach. T-ball teams have one 1hr game on a Saturday. Game start at 9am, 10:30am, 12pm, 1:30pm, and 3pm. Times change from week to week. Games are played at Fernwood, Rose City Park, and Roseway Heights.

Farm A - Coach Pitch ( League Age: 6-7 , Grade: 1st )

LEVEL OF PLAY: This subdivision of farm baseball is for players league age 6-7 and will mostly consist of 1st Graders. It is recommended that a league age 6 year old play one year of T-ball before moving up to this division. This division is for that player who is still learning to accurately throw and catch the ball. Most players in this division can hit the ball with some consistency.  It is less competitive than Farm AA.  This division is Coach Pitch only.

TEAM SELECTION: Farm A teams are organized by the league Registration Chair (email: [email protected]). We try to assemble teams based on school, grade, friend/coach request, age, etc. If you have a special request for team placement make sure to add it to the comments section when you register, or email [email protected] if you have already registered. Team sizes are limited to a max of 13 players per team, although 12 is more desired team size.

COMMITMENT: Farm A teams have one 1hr practice on a weeknight. Coaches will choose one practice slot from 4-5, 5-6, 6-7, or 7-8 usually on a M,W, or F.  Practices will be either at Roseway Heights, Glenhaven, or Normandale. Practice times, days and locations are chosen by the Head Coach. Farm A teams have one 1.5hr game on a either a Tu or Th night (6-7:30pm) and one 1.5 hr game on Saturday. Saturday games start at 9am, 11:00am, 1pm, and 3pm. Times change from week to week. Games are played mostly at Normandale.

Farm AA - Coach+Kid Pitch ( League Age: 7-8 , Grade: 2nd )

LEVEL OF PLAY: This subdivision of farm baseball is for players 7-8 years of age. Majority of players are in 2nd grade. This division is for the player who wants a more competitive experience. The player should have a good grasp of how to put a player out. They should be able to accurately throw the ball most of the time. They should be able to get the glove up and in position as the ball is thrown to them.  They should also feel comfortable being in the batter’s box and facing live pitching from a coach. This level will start to introduce player pitching.  Coaches pitch the first 2 innings and kids pitch the last 2-4innings. 9 year olds who want to remain in Farm AA must register for Minors and will then need approval from league to play down.

TEAM SELECTION: Farm AA teams are organized by the league Registration Chair (email: [email protected]). We try to assemble teams based on school, grade, friend/coach request, age, etc. If you have a special request for team placement make sure to add it to the comments section when you register, or email [email protected] if you have already registered. Team sizes are limited to a max of 13 players per team, although 12 is more desired team size.

COMMITMENT: Farm AA teams have one 1hr practice on a weeknight. Coaches will choose one practice slot from 4-5, 5-6, 6-7, or 7-8 usually on a Tu,Th, or F.  Practices will be either at Roseway Heights, Glenhaven, or Normandale. Practice times, days and locations are chosen by the Head Coach. Farm AA teams have one 1.5hr game on a either a M or W night (6-7:30pm) and one 1.5 hr game on Saturday. Saturday games start at 9am, 11:00am, 1pm, and 3pm. Times change from week to week. Games are played mostly at Normandale.

Minors Baseball - Kid Pitch ( League Age: 9-10 , Grades: 3rd-4th )

LEVEL OF PLAY: This division is for players ages 9-10 (mostly 3rd and 4th graders) who are ready for a faster paced game that includes live pitching from players, stealing, and bunting.  Players should feel comfortable attempting to catch the ball. They should be able to throw accurately most of the time. They do not necessarily need to be able to make the throw on a line from 3rd to 1st. They should also feel comfortable attempting to catch a fly ball. They should feel comfortable in the batters box and have a good grasp of what is a ball and what is a strike. The players should all understand how to make outs.

TEAM SELECTION: Minors Teams are assembled via a Draft Process. All Minors Players are required to attend Evaluations which usually take place the 2nd Saturday or Sunday in February. Your child will be assigned one of the two dates based on their last name. Evaluations usually run for about 2 hours. Results of the evaluations are shared only with coaches and are used in order to help draft balanced teams. Because of this, we are not able to honor any player placement requests with regards to playing with specific teams/players. Siblings are always drafted to the same team, and kids always stay with their parents if a parent is a coach. Team sizes are limited to a max of 13 players per team, although 12 is more desired team size.

COMMITMENT: Minors teams have one 2hr practice on a weeknight. Coaches will choose one practice slot from 4-6 or 6-8 usually on a Tu,Th, or F.  Practices will be either at Fernwood, Roseway Heights, Glenhaven, or Lillis Albina. Practice times, days and locations are chosen by the Head Coach. Minors teams have one 2hr game on a either a M or W night (6-8:00pm) and one 2hr game on Saturday. Saturday games start at 9am, 12:00pm, and 3pm. Times change from week to week. Games are played at Erv Lind Stadium, Fernwood, Roseway Heights, and sometimes Lillis Albina.

Majors Baseball - Kid Pitch ( League Age: 11-12 , Grades 5th-6th )

LEVELS OF PLAY: This division is for players ages 11-12 (mostly 5th and 6th graders). Players in this division should have spent at least one productive season in minors before considering this level. This is a much faster paced level than minors. The pitching is more refined with many throwers able to deliver off-speed and breaking pitches in addition to locating their fastball. Hitters should feel very comfortable seeing the ball out of the pitchers hand and be able to make contact most of the time.

TEAM SELECTION: Majors Teams are assembled via a Draft Process. All Majors Players are required to attend Evaluations which usually take place the 2nd Saturday or Sunday in February. Your child will be assigned one of the two dates based on their last name. Evaluations usually run for about 2 hours. Results of the evaluations are shared only with coaches and are used in order to help draft balanced teams. Because of this, we are not able to honor any player placement requests with regards to playing with specific teams/players. Siblings are always drafted to the same team, and kids always stay with their parents if a parent is a coach. Majors team sizes are limited to a max of 12 players per team.

COMMITMENT: Majors teams have one 2hr practice on a weeknight. Coaches will choose one practice slot from 4-6 or 6-8 usually on a M,W, or F.  Practices will be either at Fernwood, Roseway Heights, Glenhaven, or Lillis Albina. Practice times, days and locations are chosen by the Head Coach. Majors teams have one 2hr game on a either a Tu or Th night (6-8:00pm) and one 2hr game on Saturday. Saturday games start at 9am, 12:00pm, and 3pm. Times change from week to week. Games are played at Erv Lind Stadium, Roseway Heights, and sometimes Lillis Albina.


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Hollywood Rose City Little League

2000 NE 42nd, Suite 202
Portland, Oregon 97213

Phone: 503-804-6902
Email: [email protected]

Hollywood Rose City Little League

2000 NE 42nd, Suite 202
Portland, Oregon 97213

Phone: 503-804-6902
Email: [email protected]
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