Majors Division

Updated Saturday September 9, 2017 by NWLL.

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  • Age Group: Boys and Girls, League Ages 11-12*
  • Field Size: 60-foot basepaths, Little League dimensions
  • Level of Play: Basic, Competitive, Skilled, Advanced
  • Season(s): Spring, Summer (all-stars), Fall
  • Typical Spring Schedule: One Saturday afternoon and weekday game per week; one practice per week
  • Typical Fall Schedule: One Saturday afternoon game and one practice per week
  • Typical Game Location: Friendship Park, Guy Mason (see Locations for Information)
  • Commissioner: majors@nwlldc.org
  • House Rules

Background: The NWLL Majors Division is the highest level of play in our traditional Little League program. We limit Majors to 11 and 12 year old players. All 12 year-olds must play in our Majors Division. *We also allow some 10 year old players who tryout and have a recommendation from the Majors Commissioner, with approval from the parent(s). 

In the fall seasons, players who are league-age 12 play in the Intermediate Division (50-70) to prepare them for the jump to Juniors the following spring.  This also clears roster space for players playing up from AAA, who are preparing for the following spring."  

Players have “tryouts” for the spring season in February and are drafted onto teams, with every effort made to distribute teams evenly based on skill to ensure balanced competition. No matter how a player performs in the tryout, he/she is placed on a team.  Spring 2017 Tryouts will occur on February 25 between 1:00-8:00 pm at St. Alban's School Martin Gym.

Games are called by professional umpires, and formal standings are kept. Majors games are generally well-played as players are developing accurate pitching, skillful fielding, solid hitting, and smart base-running. Sportsmanship, fair play, honesty, and integrity are integrated with fun and team spirit.

Each spring team elects three players (voted by their teammates) to the All-Star game traditionally played on Memorial Day. Playoffs commence in the first two weeks in June, with the winner receiving a championship trophy.