North Boulder Little League AAA Division Overview
For Players Ages 9 - 11
AAA is for ages 9-11 (see the Little League Age Determination HERE) and is the most competitive Minor League division and is great preparation for playing in Major Leagues or Intermediate Leagues in future seasons. Generally, AAA players have at least 2 years of organized baseball experience, although this is not a requirement.
Teams are formed through a division draft. As in all NBLL divisions, managers emphasize fundamentals, teamwork, player development and fun. In AAA, players pitch and walks are allowed, although a maximum-run-per-inning rule is in place to keep games moving and to help in developing pitchers. Scores are kept, outs are recorded, but no league standings are published on the NBLL website.
- AAA teams will generally have 2 games per week, and 1-2 practices per week. Practices will be scheduled at the discretion of the coaches
- AAA teams will be scheduled for 14 regular season games and these games will be played on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturdays
- Opening Day is April 8th and the regular season will end before Memorial Day
- AAA teams will play in a double elimination post-season tournament which will take place May 27-31
- NBLL will provide each player with a team jersey and cap that they will keep
- NBLL will provide baseballs and catchers equipment for the players to use
- The players must provide the balance of their uniforms (cleats, pants, socks and belts), bats, batting helmets and a baseball glove
Players in the AAA Division are eligible for selection to an All-Star Team that will participate in a post-season tournament at the District level and potentially at the State level in July.
Any player registering for this division must live or attend school within the geographic boundaries defined for NBLL. For more information on player eligibility and the NBLL geographic boundaries, click HERE.
Players who register for the AAA must attend an assessment. Assessments are tentatively scheduled for Sunday, March 5, at Iris Fields, weather permitting. Specific times will be published on www.nbll.com and updates will be emailed to players that have registered for AAA. In the case of inclement weather, assessments will be held on a date that is TBD. The purpose of the assessments is to ensure that players are registered for the division that best matches their playing level and to assist in forming balanced teams within each division.
Players who attend a Majors tryout and are not drafted to a Majors team will be placed on a AAA team. In this case, there is no need to attend a AAA assessment in addition to the Majors tryout.
Minor league managers and coaches are needed! Please consider sharing your time and enjoyment of baseball with NBLL players. Training is provided! Click here for more details.
Questions about Minor Leagues? Interested in volunteering your time as a manager or coach in the minor leagues? Please contact the VP of Minors, Justin Berg, at