League Descriptions

The spring season for both baseball and softball will start in late March or early April and run through mid/late June. Specific start dates and end dates will differ based on division.

Baseball

NOTE: Ages below refer to "Little League Age", which is defined as the age a player will turn on or before August 31st. E.g., a child who is 6 but turns 7 on August 15th is a "Little League 7YO" and eligible for Jr. Farm. Little League International provides an Age Calculator you may use to determine your child's little league age. If you want to request that your child play in a different division (up or down) than their Little League Age please add that in your registration and/or email president@scituatelittleleague.org. The only age who cannot move down a division is a 12 year old player.  All requests will be reviewed by the SLL Board or Directors.

Tee Ball

Tee Ball is often a family's introduction to baseball/softball.  The program combines practices and games to introduce 5-year old children to the fundamentals of baseball/softball.  SLL uses an adjusted version of the Little League Tee Ball curriculum to ensure all players will be taught basic skills (throwing, hitting off a tee, base running, and fielding) and have fun. Practice is once a week for 60 minutes on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday, with Friday used for make-up. The practice night will be consistent throughout the Spring at either Jenkins Elementary or Inly School and usually start at 5:30, 5:45 or 6:00. Use the Additional Notes field in registration to indicate preferred practice night(s). Preference is not guaranteed.  Games are 60 minutes on Saturday morning at Purple Dinosaur, Cudworth, St. Mary's, or Recreation Field.  Games typically start around 8:15, 9:45, or 11:15.

Rookie 

Rookie picks up where tee ball leaves off by introducing coach pitch. The program combines practices and games to introduce 6-year old children to the fundamentals of baseball.  SLL uses an adjusted version of the Little League Tee Ball and Coach Pitch curriculum to ensure all players will be taught basic skills (throwing, hitting, base running, and fielding) and have fun. Practice is once a week for 75 minutes on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday, with Friday used for make-up. The practice night will be consistent throughout the Spring at either Jenkins Elementary or Inly School and and usually start at 5:30, 5:45 or 6:00. Use the Additional Notes field in registration to indicate preferred practice night(s). Preference is not guaranteed. Games are 75 minutes on Saturday morning at Purple Dinosaur, Cudworth, St. Mary's, or Recreation Field. Games typically start around 8:15, 9:45, or 11:15.

Jr. Farm

The Junior Farm division is a coach-pitch format for 7-year-olds, designed to develop more fundamentals and understanding of baseball, and to continue to foster a love and enjoyment of the game. Players will be introduced to playing catcher, making three outs in an inning, and understanding situational fielding and base running. There will typically be practice and games on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. A mix of practice and games will occur during the Spring with more emphasis on practice earlier in the Spring and more games later in the Spring. Practice and games will last 90 minutes and are held at Cudworth and Purple Dinosaur.  Practice and games times typically start around 5:30, 5:45, or 6:00.

Farm

The Farm division is a player pitch format for 8-year-olds designed to instill more appreciation for the rules of the game and challenge their ability to understand different situations when fielding and running the bases. Strikes and balls are called during games. Players will be instructed on learning the strike zone as a pitcher and batter and play catcher. There will typically be practice and games on Tuesday and Thursday. There may be some games on Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday.  Farm 8-year-old players are eligible to play in the summer travel Friendship League. Practice and games will last between 90 minutes to 1 3/4 hours and are held at Cudworth, Purple Dinosaur, and St. Mary's. Practice and games times typically start around 5:30, 5:45, or 6:00.

Minors

The Minors division is the player-pitch baseball, generally for 9- and 10-year-olds, although some 8s and 11s may be allowed depending on ability. Players will be chosen by draft based on evaluations of past coaches and the spring player evaluation. The evaluation dates are either March 16th or March 23rd at the Scituate High School gym.  Please enter your child's availability  in your registration form.

Minors plays 12 games, which generally consists of 1-3 games per week on weeknights or Saturdays, as well as practices scheduled by each team's individual coaching staff. Practices and games may be played at Greenbush, Roach, St. Mary's and Recreation fields. Games are typically 2 hours long. Practice and games times typically start around 5:30, 5:45, or 6:00..

Majors

The Majors division is the prime of Little League baseball, generally for 11- and 12-year-olds, although some 10s may be allowed depending on ability (unfortunately, anyone who turns 13 years old on or before August 31st is ineligible per Little League International rules). Players will be chosen by draft based on evaluations of past coaches and the spring player evaluation. The evaluation dates are either March 16th or March 23rd at the Scituate High School gym.  Please enter your child's availability  in your registration form.

Majors players 12 games, which generally consists of 1-3 games per week on weeknights or Saturdays, as well as practices scheduled by each team's individual coaching staff. Practices and games may be played at Greenbush or Roach fields. Games are typically 2 hours long. Practice and games times typically start around 5:30, 5:45, or 6:00. Some my be played under the lights at Greenbush.

Juniors

The Juniors division is a combined format accommodating ages 13-15 interested in continuing to develop their skills and love of the game. Teams will be chosen by draft. 1-2 games a week will be played on a full-size 60/90 diamond at the High School Baseball Field at the High School and Central Baseball Field. Games may be any day of the week except Sundays (other than the occasional make up game if absolutely necessary), and practices will be at the discretion of each team's coaching staff.  Games are typically 2 to 2 1/4 hours long. Practice and games times typically start around 5:30, 5:45, or 6:00.  Some are played under the lights at the high school and have a later start time.

Softball

Scituate Softball Spring Season consists of four divisions, K-1, Division 1, Division 2, and Division 3. K-1 plays in town against each other.  D1, D2, and D3 play in a travel league that includes teams from Hingham, Cohasset, Norwell, and Hull.  Practices/Games are held at Central North and the High School Softball Field. Girls who register for D1, D2, or D3 will be placed on a team with the goal of forming evenly skilled teams.

K-1

K-1 Softball picks up where tee ball leaves off by introducing coach pitch. The program combines practices and games to introduce girls in K and 1st Grade to the fundamentals of softball.  SLL uses an adjusted version of the Little League Tee Ball and Coach Pitch curriculum to ensure all players will be taught basic skills (throwing, hitting, base running, and fielding) and have fun. Practice is once a week for 75 minutes on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday, with Friday used for make-up. The practice night will be consistent throughout the Spring at either Jenkins Elementary or Inly School and usually start at 5:30, 5:45 or 6:00. Use the Additional Notes field in registration to indicate preferred practice night(s). Preference is not guaranteed. Games are 75 minutes on Saturday in the morning or afternoon at Purple Dinosaur, Cudworth, or Central North. We will do our best to work around morning soccer for 1st grade and early afternoon for Kindergarten. Games typically start around 11:45.

Division 1

The purpose of Division 1 is to build upon the fundamentals learned in K-1 Softball and introduce softball specific rules and skills with an emphasis on fun. Division 1 is for 2nd and 3rd graders.  Games are played on Tuesdays and Thursdays in Scituate at Central North or Scituate High School Softball field and surrounding towns and use modified coach pitch. The fundamentals of pitching are introduced, but game remain largely coach pitch.  Practice times will be announced once the number of teams is known. Games typically start around 6pm.

Division 2

Division 2 emphasizes the balance between skill development, strategy, and fun by building upon the fundamentals learned in Division 1.  Division 2 is for 4th and 5th graders and is exclusively kid pitch.  Games are played on Mondays and Wednesdays in Scituate at Central North or Scituate High School Softball field. Practice times will be announced once the number of teams is known. Games typically start around 6pm.

Division 3

Division 3 is the highest level of softball. The focus is enacting skills learned in Divisions 1 and 2, introducing advanced skills, and maintaining a fun and instructional atmosphere. Division 3 is for 6th-8th graders. Games are played on Tuesdays and Thursdays in Scituate at Central North or Scituate High School Softball field. Some games may be played under the lights at the high school. Practice times will be announced once the number of teams is known. Games typically start around 6pm.