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SPRING SEASON

The Spring Season is our main baseball program. Kid-pitch division teams are built with the intention of maintaining parity between the teams and a competitive season of games. Wins and losses are recorded in the division to create a seeded tournament at the end of the season. Division winners receive trophies.

We will begin the Spring Season with optional indoor practices/clinics starting in February. These indoor practices will be available once or twice per week and are organized by age group.

In early March, there is a "player assessment" day where all kid-pitch division registrants are invited to participate in a series of skills evaluations. Coaches attend this player assessment in order to evaluate their draft.

Teams will be formed the first week of March through a "player draft." The purpose of the draft is to create balanced teams that will play fun competitive games throughout the Spring season. We work hard to create parity between the teams and consider this to be one of the fundamental differences between our program and other programs in the area. We want to play a game - and enjoy the game - and make sure everyone gets an opportunity to play their best.


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SPRING DIVISIONS

NON KID-PITCH DIVISIONS

Tee Ball
- this program includes one practice on a weeknight and one game on Saturday mornings. Generally designed for boys and girls aged 4-5 years old, tee ball offers our youngest ball players an opportunity to learn the basics of the game.

Coach Pitch - this program includes one practice on a weeknight, one game on a weeknight, and one game on Saturdays. This program is designed for players aged 5-7 that are new to baseball and want to participate in a skills development program that is non-competitive. The program does not keep score or track wins/losses. We focus on the basic skills of throwing, catching, and hitting a soft core baseball.

KID-PITCH DIVISIONS

A Division
- this is a "modified kid pitch" program. Players entering A should be able to defend themselves from a thrown ball. The Single A Division plays a full baseball game - outs are recorded, score is kept, and we crown "champions" at the end of the season. The program includes one practice on a weeknight, one game on a weeknight, and one game on Saturdays. Games are played with 50' base paths and 40' pitching distances. The division plays a "no walks" rule set that incorporates a coach pitching after four balls are thrown to a batter. Players in this Division are typically aged between 6-8 years old and want to experience a more competitive game than our Coach Pitch division, but are not yet read for the full AA Division.

AA Division
- this is the entry level to full "kid pitch" rules. Players entering AA should be able to generally catch a thrown ball. AA plays a full baseball game - outs are recorded, score is kept, and we crown "champions" at the end of the season. The program includes one practice on a weeknight, one game on a weeknight, and one game on Saturdays. Games are played with 60' base paths and 42' pitching distances. A maximum run limit per inning is applied to minimize lopsided game scores. Entry to this division is based on the skill of the player. However, players are typically aged between 7-9 years old.

AAA Division - this is the transitional level program that precedes the "elite" level of our Majors. Pitching distance (46') and base path distance (60') is the same as our Majors Division and the same game play rules apply. A maximum run limit per inning is applied to minimize lopsided game scores. The program includes one practice on a weeknight, one game on a weeknight, and one game on Saturdays. It is designed for players that are ready to play at a strong, competitive level, but are not yet prepared for the speed of the Majors game level. Entry to this division is based on the skill of the player. However, players are typically aged between 9-11 years old.

Majors Division - this is the elite Little League program that plays by the full Little League rules. It is designed for the players that are ready to play a full competitive game. The program typically includes one practice on a weeknight (some coaches have additional practices), one game on a weeknight, and one game on Saturdays. It is designed for players that are ready to play at a strong, competitive level at a more elite level. Entry to this division is based on the skill of the player. However, players are typically aged between 10-12 years old.

Intermediate Division - the Intermediate Division offers older players (aged 11-13) the opportunity to play in an advanced baseball program. Pitching distance is longer than in the Majors Division (50' instead of 46'). Base paths are longer (70' instead of 60'). Due to the number of players who transition out of Little League after the Majors, the Intermediate division is often more relaxed than the Majors. Games include both intra league play (conditional on KCLL rostering at least 2 teams) as well as inter league games (e.g., other Denver area Little League programs). At this level, runners can lead off, balks are called on pitchers, and larger bats are legal. ANY PLAYER AGED 11-13 CAN REGISTER in the Intermediate Division. Many players will be 13 years old.

Dual Registration Opportunity: Majors + Intermediate - KCLL will offer all of our 11-12 year old Majors Division players the opportunity to play in BOTH the Majors and Intermediate Division levels. The second registration will include a modest additional registration fee. This opportunity is for those Majors players that want to play MORE baseball games and also want the experience of the heightened competitive play of the Intermediate Division games. In general, priority will be given to the Majors practices/games when conflicts occur. If you would like to really expand your baseball experience, consider the dual registration opportunity.

Junior Division - the Junior Division offers older players (aged 13-14) the opportunity to play in an advanced baseball program. Pitching distance (60' 6") and base path (90') are the same as the high school distances. Games may be almost exclusively inter league games played at locations from north of Denver to Colorado Springs. The Junior Division allows players to continue to play baseball without the politics or ultra competitiveness of high school baseball. All registrants will be assigned to a team - there are no "player cuts." The Junior Division and the Senior Division MAY be combined into a single Division, depending on the number of registrants in each Division.

Senior Division - the Senior Division offers older players (aged 14-16) the opportunity to play in an advanced baseball program. Pitching distance (60' 6") and base path (90') are the same as the high school distances. Games will be almost exclusively inter league games played at locations from north of Denver to Colorado Springs. The Senior Division allows players to continue to play baseball without the politics or ultra competitiveness of high school baseball. All registrants will be assigned to a team - there are no "player cuts." The Junior Division and the Senior Division MAY be combined into a single Division, depending on the number of registrants in each Division.


2020 Spring Season Calendar

Oct 11, 2019 - Registration Opens - $25 discount if you register prior to Jan 1, 2020
Feb 2020 - Indoor pre-season clinics to get warmed up on the basics (days, times, and locations TBD)
Mar 7, 2020 - Player Assessment (time and location TBD)
Mar 9-13, 2020 - Team formation / player draft - teams formed for all division levels
Mar 14, 2020 - Meet the Coach Day at Dick's Sporting Goods in SW Plaza Mall (equipment distribution to coaches)
TBD - Coaches' Clinic
TBD - Player Clinic (details TBD)
Week of Mar 16, 2020 - Practices begin for all kid-pitch divisions
Week of Mar 23, 2020 - Practices begin for Coach Pitch division
Week of Mar 23, 2020 - Practices begin for Tee Ball division
Apr 11, 2020 - OPENING DAY for the 2020 Spring Season
May 22-25, 2020 - Memorial Day Weekend (no games Sat, Sun, or Mon)
Jun TBD, 2020 - Day at the Rockies (tickets will go on sale in late April)
May 30 - Jun 13, 2020 - Kid-pitch divisions play-off games
Jun 13, 2020 - CLOSING DAY (all teams have a game)
Jun 13 - Jul 1 - Intermediate and Senior Divisions will still have games
Jul 5-22 - All Star Tournaments for District and State championships

Local Sponsors

Ken Caryl Little League

Ken Caryl Little League, 11757 W Ken Caryl Ave #F
Littleton, Colorado 80127

Phone: 303-619-9810

Email: [email protected]