League Descriptions

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 and age chart you may use to determine your child's little league age.

Tee Ball

Tee Ball is often a family's introduction to baseball.  The program combines practices and games to introduce 5- and 6-year olds to the fundamentals of baseball.  SLL uses an adjusted version of the Little League Tee Ball curriculum to ensure all players will be taught the basic skills 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 Wampatuck Elementary or Jenkins Elementary.  Games are 60 minutes on Saturday at Purple Dinosaur and Cudworth.

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. Format generally consists of two weeknights (usually Mondays and Wednesdays with some Fridays). 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 between 75 minutes to 90 minutes.  Softball specific clinics may be organized to introduce girls playing Jr. Farm to certain aspects of softball.

Farm

The Farm division is a combination player/coach pitch format for 8-year-olds designed to instill more appreciation for the rules of the game and prepare players for future competition in Summer Travel baseball. The format generally consists of two weeknights (generally Tuesday and Thursday with some Fridays), each with 30 minutes of practice followed by a 1 hour game.

Minors

The Minors division is the first year of full-time player-pitch baseball, generally for 9- and 10-year-olds, although some 8s and 11s may be allowed depending on ability or physical considerations. Players will be chosen by draft based on evaluations of past coaches and/or a formal tryout/skills session. Format generally consists of 1-2 games per week on weeknights or Saturdays, as well as a division-wide group workout, typically held on Thursdays.

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/or a formal tryout/skills session. Format generally consists of 1-2 games per week on weeknights or Saturdays, as well as practices scheduled by each team's individual coaching staff.

Juniors/Seniors

The Juniors/Seniors division is a combined format accommodating ages 13-15 interested in continuing to develop their skills and love of the game while competing inter-town with teams from Cohasset and potentially other surrounding towns. Teams will be chosen by draft, and games will be played on a full-size 60/90 diamond. 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.

Softball

Scituate Softball Spring Season consists of three divisions, Division 1, Division 2, and Division 3. Each division will play in a travel league that includes teams from Hingham, Cohasset, Norwell, and Hull.  Practices/Games are held at Central North and South and the High School Softball Field.  All girls who register for softball will be placed on a team with the goal of forming evenly skilled teams.

Division 1

The purpose of Division 1 is to build upon the fundamentals learned in Tee Ball and Jr. Farm 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.  Practice times will be announced once the number of teams is known.

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. Games are played on Mondays and Wednesdays. Practice times will be announced once the number of teams is known.

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. Practice times will be announced once the number of teams is known.