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DALL Division Overview

As a chartered member of Little League of America, Danvers American Little League is required to follow the age determination criteria set forth by Little League Baseball (LLB). LLB categorizes players by LITTLE LEAGUE AGE and NOT by school grade. The following is a brief description of the general division age requirements and style of play:

All players will be placed in their Little League Age division. However, the size/structure of some divisions occasionally allow for, and/or require, a certain number of players to be eligible to be assigned to, and/or drafted into the next division up.

If a player wishes to be considered to be eligible for placement/drafting into a higher division than their age group, they MUST complete the required section on their registration form and attend one of the tryout sessions. However, by doing so, there is NO guarantee the player will be placed up. Factors determining who and how many are placed up a division include, but are not limited to, skill level, grade, age, size, safety, and number of available slots, which will vary each season.

If a player wishes to be placed in the LOWER Division, the player’s parent or guardian MUST submit a written request (through mail or email) to the league prior to March 1 of that season.  

Additionally, depending on the number of registrations within each age group, some divisions may be combined or eliminated if determined as necessary by the board of directors.

 
Our 2019 season will have five divisions:
  • Majors 
  • AAA
  • AA
  • A
  • Farm
  • Tee-ball

Majors is considered a highly competitive division for player ages 10-12 years old. Managers draft teams of 12 players based on skill, athleticism, and baseball acumen, as determined by annual evaluation ratings.  The number of Majors teams is determined annually based on the overall number of 12 year old players in the DALL program.  In the past, the Majors Division age has been primarily 11's and 12's, and on occasion a few 10's that have displayed advanced skill and technique for their age.

The AAA division is developmental yet competitive. Coaches focus on developing individual and team skills to field a team with advanced baseball ability and prepare them for the Major Division or the next competitive level. All teams in the AAA Division will make a single elimination playoff at the end of the regular season. The winner and runner up for the playoffs are awarded trophies.

AA Division is designed to be primarily development division with an increased level of competitive play from the Minor A division.  Coaching emphasis is placed on continuing individual player instruction over winning by focusing on developing basic baseball skills within a team environment. Player age range is between 8-10 years old.  Managers draft teams of 10-12 players based on skill, athleticism, and baseball acumen, as determined by annual evaluation ratings.  An effort is placed on balancing talent and skill levels equally across all teams within the division.  This is the first level where umpires are introduced to the players and end of the season playoff tournament occurs.

A is a non-competitive division open to all players who will be Little League Age 8 year or under during the season.  There are no official scores or standings and umpires are not used at this level. The emphasis will be on developing basic skills, teamwork, and having fun.  Rosters will be ideally kept at 10 players or less which will provide equal opportunity for game play without substitutes.  

Farm is a developmental division for players age 6.  This is a Coach Pitch division yet the Tee will still be used when necessary.  There are no official scores or standings and umpires are not used at this level. The emphasis will be on developing basic skills, teamwork, and having fun. Rosters will be ideally kept at 8 players or less which will provide equal opportunity for game play without substitutes. In previous years, this was called our minor B and C divisions. 

Our Tee Ball Division is the normally the first introduction for baseball as a whole.  The focus is on developing basic baseball skills while introducing the concepts of sportsmanship and teamwork, while most importantly HAVING FUN!  Rosters will be ideally kept at 7 players or less which will provide equal opportunity for game play without substitutes.  

Division Directors

Division Directors for the 2019 Season 

Each year, coaches step up to the plate and provide guidence and streamline communication within each division. Typically, each director coached or managed the division they are now the director of, the previous year. 

Majors to A
Mike Brown and Shawn Wescott 

Farm and Tee Ball
Mark Kulakowski and Joel Bernazzani 

Contact Us

Danvers American Little League

PO Box 216 
Danvers, Massachusetts 01923

Phone: 978-762-6700
Email: [email protected]

Danvers American Little League

PO Box 216 
Danvers, Massachusetts 01923

Phone: 978-762-6700
Email: [email protected]
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