Providing Colts Neck Baseball Lovers an Opportunity for All Ages
Colts Neck Little League Divisions
Note: Each year Colts Neck Little League evaluates it divisions to determine the appropriate breakdown based on number of registrants. Most likely, the season will run for 9 weeks beginning the first week of April and finishing the last Saturday before the last week of school in June. We utilize Laird Road Park and 5 Point Road Park for our baseball activities.
Pre-K Tee Ball (Little League Age 5) – This division provides an introduction of baseball to children little league age 5. Your little league age is determined by the age you are or will be by August 31st. Children may be 4 years old and play in this division if they turn 5 years old prior to August 31st. Additionally, these children should be entering Kindergarten the following Fall. The boys and girls will gather on Saturday mornings for a 45-minute clinic. A 45-minute game may follow the clinic. The children will be learning the fundamentals of baseball. An introduction to throwing, catching, fielding and hitting a baseball. Each year the baseball committee reviews this division to determine if it should be merged with the Rookie Division and be open to children little league age 5 & 6 years old.
Rookie (Little League Age 6) – This division continues to provide an introduction of baseball to children little league age 6. Little League determines its divisions by age, not grade. However, most of the children Little League age 6 are in Kindergarten. The boys and girls will gather on Saturday mid-mornings for a 45-minute clinic. Following the 45-minute clinic will be an organized tee ball game. The children will still be learning the fundamentals of baseball, throwing, catching, fielding and hitting a baseball, during the game.
Pioneers (Little League Age 7 & 8) – This division builds on the fundamentals learned in our Rookie Division. The children move from primarily hitting off a tee to hitting off a pitching machine. In some circumstances the coach may pitch. Each child receives approx. 5 baseballs feed from the pitching machine during their turn at-bat. As each child is still learning the basics of baseball the child will have the opportunity to hit a baseball off the tee after receiving 5 pitched baseballs. Games will be played throughout the day on Saturday. Each game is usually 1.5 hours long and will be at least 3 innings long, which would allow each child 3 turns at-bat. If time permits, the games may go longer than 3 innings. There are no games scheduled during the week. One practice/clinic is scheduled during the week.
Minors (Little League Age 9 & 10) – This division is what many consider “real” baseball. As baseball is a very skilled sport, it is important to remember at each level of baseball the children are learning the fundamentals to continue to experience success in a sport that one fails more times than succeeds. The children in this division are Little League Age 9 & 10. Most children are in 3rd & 4th grade. Two games are played each week, a weeknight game and Saturday game. This division plays interleague games with Freehold Twp and Freehold Boro. We attempt to limit travel during the week; however, Saturday games may be out of town. Practices/clinics are held during the week. Games are played for 6 innings; however, there is a 2 hour time limit.
Majors (Little League Age 11 & 12) –The children in this division are Little League Age 11 & 12. Most children are in 5th & 6th grade. Two games are played each week, a weeknight game and Saturday game. Similar to our Minors division, this division plays interleague games with Freehold Twp and Freehold Boro. Some children play baseball for their respective school. Therefore, the weeknight games may be played under the lights in Freehold Twp to allow children to play little league and school baseball. Weeknight games usually start around 7:45pm. Most games on Saturday will be played at one of our complexes. Practices/clinics are held during the week. Games are played for 6 innings; however, there is a 2 hour time limit.
Juniors (Little League Age 13 & 14) –The children in this division are mostly in 7th & 8th grade.