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Our Fall 2021 season is expected to begin on September 11th and conclude on October 30th.

Baseball programs are open to boys and girls ages 4- to 16-years-old. Through the game, we teach life lessons in leadership, perseverance, discipline, sportsmanship and teamwork. Our programs are open to players of all skill levesl; in some cases we evalaute players abilities for placement, but there are no cuts.  

Notes for the fall season: 

  • In the fall, Pre-K and K Tee Ball are combined into one division of play; Rookies and Minors are combined into one division of play.
  • The emphasis of our fall program is player development - learning new positions, refining and forther developing existing skills. We encourage returning players to "play up" in the division they will play in for the upcoming spring season. 
  • Fall teams are created by the PLL board; registration closes in late August and team rosters/schedules are posted over Labor Day weekend.
  • Fall teams in player-pitch/umpired divisions (Minors through Seniors) play against other local leagues and games may require travel outside of Pittsford (Fairport, Brighton, Penfield, etc.).

We offer the following divisions and levels of play:

Pre-K Tee Ball: Pre-Kindergaten, 4-year-olds
Pre-K Tee Ball introduces players to team sports and the game of baseball; the program teaches basic rules, sportsmanship, and the value of teamwork. Batters hit off of a stationary tee – each player bats every inning, outs are not recorded, and a game score is not kept. Above all else, the focus is on fun and socialization. Every effort is made to form Pre-K Tee Ball teams based on the school players attend; team rosters are posted on the PLL site in mid-April. Pre-K Tee Ball teams meet each Saturday during the season for practice and a game (one combined session).


‚ÄčKindergarten Tee Ball: Kindergarten
Kindergarten Tee Ball introduces players to team sports and the game of baseball; the program teaches basic rules, sportsmanship, and the value of teamwork. Batters hit off of a stationary tee – each player bats every inning, outs are not recorded, and a game score is not kept. Above all else, the focus is on fun and socialization. Every effort is made to form Kindergarten Tee Ball teams based on the school players attend; team rosters are posted on the PLL site in mid-April. Kindergarten Tee Ball teams meet each Saturday during the season for practice and a game (one combined session).


Coach Pitch: First Grade
Coach pitch introduces hitting pitched balls. Players will learn basic field set up and positioning, base running, and common game situations. Coach Pitch is an instructional division – each player bats every inning, outs are not recorded, game scores are not kept and there is not a winning or losing team. Every effort is made to form Coach Pitch teams based on the school players attend; team rosters are posted on the PLL site in mid-April. Coach Pitch teams practice once a week and games are played on Saturday throughout the season.


Machine Pitch: Second Grade
Machine Pitch builds off of the Coach Pitch program and hitters face more challenging pitching - balls are pitched using a mechanical pitching device. Players continue to further build their confidence, learn positioning, base running, and outs/strike outs are introduced. Machine Pitch is an instructional division – outs are recorded but game scores are not kept and there is not a winning or losing team. Every effort is made to form Machine Pitch teams based on the school players attend; team rosters are posted on the PLL site in mid-April. Machine Pitch teams practice once a week and play two games per week throughout the season.


Rookies Baseball: 8-9-year-olds 
Rookies is the first player-pitch division - balls are pitched from a distance of 46' and players continue to develop the fundamentals of hitting and fielding. Limited base stealing, sliding, and more complex game situations are also taught for an overall more competitive experience. Umpires officiate games, game scores/team standings are kept, and the season concludes with playoffs and a championship. Prior to the season, Rookies players are evaluated for placement. To achieve competitively balanced teams, Rookies team managers form teams by way of a player draft; team rosters are posted on the PLL site in mid-April. Rookies teams practice once a week and play two games per week throughout the season.


Minors Baseball: 9-10-year-olds 
Minors builds off of the Rookies program and continues to focus on fundamentals and games progressively become more competitive as baseball and physical skill levels increase. Prior to the season, Minors players are evaluated for placement. To achieve competitively balanced teams, Minors team managers form teams by way of a player draft; team rosters are posted on the PLL site in mid-April. Minors teams practice once a week and play two games per week throughout the season; the season concludes with playoffs and a championship.


Majors Baseball: 11-12-year-olds 
Majors baseball is the highest level played on a 46/60 field (46' pitching distance/60' between the bases). Catching and pitching in particular, begin to have more influence on the game and the pace of play. The uncaught third strike and infield fly rule are introduced, and players prepare for play on a 50/70 or 60/90 field. Prior to the season, Majors players are evaluated for placement. To achieve competitively balanced teams, Majors team managers form teams by way of a player draft; team rosters are posted on the PLL site in mid-April. Majors teams practice once a week and play two games per week throughout the season; the season concludes with playoffs and a championship.


Intermediate Baseball: 13-year-olds
Intermediate baseball is played on a 50/70 field (50' pitching distance/70' between the bases) and games are 7 innings; this is a transitional step prior to playing on a 60/90 field. Pre-pitch leading/stealing is introduced at this level of play. Intermediate team managers form teams; team rosters are posted on the PLL site in mid-April. Intermediate teams practice once a week and play two games per week throughout the season against teams from other local Little Leagues (this requires travel within Monroe County). 


Juniors Baseball: 14-year-olds
Juniors baseball is played on a 60/90 field (60' pitching distance/90' between the bases) and players adjust to the field dimensions and the challenges that this poses. Juniors team managers form teams; team rosters are posted on the PLL site in mid-April. Juniors teams practice once a week and play two games per week throughout the season against teams from other local Little Leagues (this requires travel within Monroe County). Schedules are developed with more games played after Memorial Day to better fit with scholastic programs. 


Seniors Baseball: 15-16-year-olds
Seniors baseball is played on a 60/90 field (60' pitching distance/90' between the bases). Seniors team managers form teams; team rosters are posted on the PLL site in mid-April. Seniors teams practice once a week and play two games per week throughout the season against teams from other local Little Leagues (this requires travel within Monroe County). Schedules are developed with more games played after Memorial Day to better fit with scholastic programs. 


Fall 2021 Expected Schedule

 

The Pittsford Little League is open to all age-eligible players who go to reside in or go to school in Pittsford or East Rochester, NY.

2021 Baseball Age Chart .pdf