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Intermediate (50/70) Baseball

League Ages 12 and 13

 

The Intermediate (50/70) division represents big league rules with a smaller dimension field. It provides a stepping stone for those 13 year old players who are not ready for the “big” field (60’ pitching distance/90’ bases) and provides 12 year old players an opportunity for an easier transition from the Major division field (46’ pitching/60’ bases) before moving on to the “big” field.  The focus is on fun and enhancing fundamental skills.

 

Minimum Age Requirement

Your child must turn 12 years of age on or before April 30, 2004 in order to register for the regular Spring season.

Season

 

The regular spring season starts at the end of March and runs through the end of May.  Pre-season practices and grapefruit games begin in early March.

Practice

 

Multiple practices are scheduled prior to the season with usually one practice per week during the Regular season. 

Games

 

This is an interleague division.  Games are played against 50/70 teams within District 5. League participation varies from year to year.

Each team plays a minimum of 12 regular season games.

Games played during the week generally start at 7:30 PM.

Games played on Saturday are scheduled between 9 AM to 7 PM.

Game length is typically 1½ hours and can go no longer than two hours and consists of 6 innings.

All home games are played at Robious Complex and away games are played at the opponent’s field.

Uniforms

HLL provides a jersey, socks and cap.

Parents must provide pants and rubber baseball cleats.

Playing Equipment

Parents must provide ball glove and bat. Batting helmet is recommended.

Team

Teams usually consist of 12 players, a volunteer manager, two volunteer coaches and a volunteer team parent.

Volunteer Work/Fund Raising

HLL is an all volunteer organization. We need everyone’s help!  Parents are needed to support HLL through fundraisers.

Click here for more information on HLL volunteer opportunities.

VP – Intermediate (50/70)

rian Crum

 

 

 

Intermediate (50/70)- FAQ’S

 

Q: Do you keep score and are there umpires?

A: Yes. Every manager maintains a scorebook. League standings are kept to determine a regular season winner and to determine playoff games. There is a home plate umpire.

 

Q: Can I Manage or coach a team?

A: Yes, if positions are available. Prospective managers must complete an online application. If you would like to serve as a coach, then please note that on your child's spring online registration. All managers and coaches must be approved by the Chesterfield Little League Board of Directors.

 

Q: On what size field does this division play?

A: The diamond is 70-foot and the pitching distance is 50 feet.

 

Q: Does my child have to pitch in this division?

A: Every player will have the same opportunity to learn pitching skills.  However, not every player will be required to pitch.

 

Q: Can my child play up?

A: No. There is no availability for a child play to play up to the Intermediate 50/70 division level.  

 

Q: Is my child eligible for an All Star or Tournament team?

A: There are tournament teams at this division level.  Please see our All Stars link for more information.

 

Q: Can I have my child play on a team with their friends?

A: Not unless they are drafted on to that team. In this age group, player's skills are evaluated in a skills assessment. Then a draft is held.

 

Q: What are the volunteer requirements?

A: HLL is an all volunteer organization so there are many ways to volunteer. Help is always needed with registration, team parenting, assisting with pictures, opening day and fun day activities.