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Registration now open for Fresno’s River Park Little League

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I recently had the pleasure to record a podcast with the Baseball Dads website — it’ll be available in a week or so — and quickly realized that another Little League season is right around the corner. Sure enough, River Park Little League is already holding registration for the Spring 2017 season online at www.riverparkll.com.

Here’s a quick look at the league’s five divisions, as well as a link for the league’s boundary map.

T-Ball – (Ages 4-6)
Provides basic fundamentals of the game and introduces players to the concept of team play. This is a non-competitive league where players hit off a batting Tee. Scores are not officially recorded.

AA – (Ages 7-8)
Players upgrade from a batting Tee to a pitching machine. AA provides players a better understanding and concept of the game. Basic skills are refined and stressed and kids generally play multiple positions.   Scores are not officially recorded.

Rookie Ball – (Ages 8-9)
Live pitching is introduced and kids move up on field size. Kids pitch from 40 feet, and batters can walk. Players become more familiar with new positions and plays are now being made on a consistent basis. Players are allowed to steal bases, including limited stealing Home. Strategy is now being introduced.

 

AAA – (Ages 9-11)
Kids move up to the big fields. Skill level increases and players are mixed with a variety of age levels and abilities. Players are allowed to steal any base and strategy is now being introduced.

Majors – (Ages 10-12)
Advance play. Skill level is much higher than that of AAA. Play is faster and pitching becomes more consistent and accurate. Strategy becomes an integral part of the game.

For more information, visit the league website or email tim.bennett@ccpoa.org

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