In April 2014, the International Congress approved the new league age determination amendment for Little League Baseball®. To implement the new amendment, it was decided to include a three-year waiting period to execute the change, starting in 2018. Questions from the field were raised about the impact the change would have on players that were currently league age 8 under the traditional system. Using feedback from Little League® parents through our District Administrators, the Little League International Board of Directors adjusted the April-approved implementation strategy in order to modify the impact on all of our minor and major division players. The adjustment also allows for an easier transition for players in the early years of Little League participation.
As a result of this recent adjustment to the implementation strategy, effective immediately, any player born on or after January 1, 2006 who will turn the ages of 4-9 during the 2015 calendar year will be eligible to participate in a local Little League program and will use the new age determination date of December 31 for the remainder of their Little League Baseball career. Players will still be assigned to a division based on local league divisional structure.
Consequently, players born prior to January 1, 2006 will continue to utilize the current age determination date of April 30 for the next three Little League Baseball seasons. Starting with the 2018 Little League Baseball season, all players will utilize the age determination date of December 31.
As stated, with this implementation strategy adjustment the impact on our players will be reduced, with the exception of a marginal impact on players currently participating in the very early stages of their Little League career. Furthermore, our continued focus on fun, fitness and fundamentals at the Tee Ball Division will assist local leagues as they look to provide a smooth transition to the Coach/Machine Pitch divisions of play while still developing a passion for the game as well as focusing on skill development.
Burlington Little League is made up of 5 divisions:
Juniors - Ages 13-15
Majors - Ages 9-12-this is based on a draft system. You must tryout and be drafted into this division. You then remain on the same team until you move out of this division
Minors - Ages 8-12: There is a showcase for this division in order to try and make equal teams. 8 yr olds are not guaranteed a roster spot in this division, they must have adequate skills determined at the showcase. 12 yrs olds who wish to participate in this program must talk with League President in order to obtain a waiver not to play in the Major division
Rookie - Ages 7-8. 6 year olds are also eligible for Rookies. Machine and kid pitch
T-ball - Ages 4-6.
2014 U11/U12 All Star State Champions
2013 U10/11 All Star State Champions
2013 U11/12 All Star State Champions
2012 U9/10 All Star State Champions
2011 U11/12 All Star State Champions
2010 U10/11 All Star State Champions
2010 U11/12 All Star State Champions
The Showcase will be on Sunday, March 1st, 2015 | 3:00-6:00 pm at BHS Gymnasium. Participation is MANDATORY. If your child did not play Majors in 2014 and does not attend this tryout, they will be placed into the Minors Division. Returning players continue on their team.
The Showcase will be on Sunday, March 22nd, 2015 | 3:00-6:00 pm at BHS Gymnasium. Participation is MANDATORY. If your child did not play Minors in 2014 and does not attend this tryout, they will be placed into the Rookie Division. All 8 year old players will be skill tested at the Minors Showcase to determine eligibility for the division. Any 8 year old that is deemed non-eligible based on ability and skill level will be placed into the Rookie Division. All 9-11 year old players in this division must also attend the Minors Showcase for skill evaluation and will automatically stay in this division. Also, any 6 year olds that would like to tryout for Rookie will also be skill tested on Sunday, March 22nd, 2015.