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2017 AAA Division Director

Tim Leary 

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.

Rules

AAA Division play is governed by the Official Little League Rule Book & DALL Code of Conduct.

  • There is a continuous batting order
  • Each player must play a minimum of four defensive innings in a six-inning game
  • The "Dropped Third Strike" rule is not in effect at this level.
  • The “Infield Fly Rule” is not in effect at this level
  • Pitch counts are kept by both teams. Each manager is required to input the pitch count totals for each player that pitched during a given game in to the “Pitch Counter” online software
  • A maximum of (2) steals of home plate is allowed per inning for each team.  This rule will be in effect for the first four weeks after which time there will be unlimited steals.  This rule is intended to keep the scores reasonable and force the players to “bat” runs in.  Coaches are strongly encouraged to use steals in an appropriate manner in the context of playing the game of “baseball”.
  • In the event there is a ten run score differential at the end of a regulation game (four innings or 3 1/2 if the home team has the lead) the game will be considered complete as it relates to the standings. The teams can agree to continue the remaining innings and finish the game without it affecting the standings assuming there enough time/Daylight.  In the event of the ten run rule Coaches are encouraged to use this opportunity to involve players that otherwise might not get a chance to play certain positions.

AAA Division

Overview:

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.


Game Rules:

  • AAA Division play is governed by the Official Little League Rule Book & DALL Code of Conduct.
  • There is a continuous batting order
  • Each player must play a minimum of four defensive innings in a six-inning game
  • The "Dropped Third Strike" rule is not in effect at this level.
  • The “Infield Fly Rule” is not in effect at this level
  • Pitch counts are kept by both teams.  Each manager is required to input the pitch count totals for each player that pitched during a given game in to the “Pitch Counter” online software
  • A maximum of (2) steals of home plate is allowed per inning for each team.  This rule will be in effect for the first four weeks after which time there will be unlimited steals.  This rule is intended to keep the scores reasonable and force the players to “bat” runs in.  Coaches are strongly encouraged to use steals in an appropriate manner in the context of playing the game of “baseball”.
  • In the event there is a ten run score differential at the end of a regulation game (four innings or 3 1/2 if the home team has the lead) the game will be considered complete as it relates to the standings. The teams can agree to continue the remaining innings and finish the game without it affecting the standings assuming there enough time/Daylight.  In the event of the ten run rule Coaches are encouraged to use this opportunity to involve players that otherwise might not get a chance to play certain positions.

Skill Sets:

  • Continued focus on good sportsmanship and team play!
  • Batting skills development including bunting, pitch selection and reading signals from Manager/Coach.
  • Pitching emphasis on good mechanics, injury prevention, and development of pitching variety (fastball, change-up, location).
  • Fielding emphasis on getting behind the ball and setting up the throw, getting ball to the correct position for the out or to keep the runners from advancing.
  • Increased development of catchers (signals, blocking, pass balls, making the throw from home to second, good throws back to pitcher on the mound and when pitcher is covering home plate) as the importance of this position increases at the AAA level.
  • Develop base running skills for situation play.
  • Arm strengthening through practice (long toss).
  • Stress the basics, while adding complex drills & practice stations.
  • Work on players' weaknesses.
  • Develop confidence at a position. 

Skill Sets

  • Continued focus on good sportsmanship and team play!
  • Batting skills development including bunting, pitch selection and reading signals from Manager/Coach.
  • Pitching emphasis on good mechanics, injury prevention, and development of pitching variety (fastball, change-up, location).
  • Fielding emphasis on getting behind the ball and setting up the throw, getting ball to the correct position for the out or to keep the runners from advancing.
  • Increased development of catchers (signals, blocking, pass balls, making the throw from home to second, good throws back to pitcher on the mound and when pitcher is covering home plate) as the importance of this position increases at the AAA level.
  • Develop base running skills for situation play.
  • Arm strengthening through practice (long toss).
  • Stress the basics, while adding complex drills & practice stations.
  • Work on players' weaknesses.
  • Develop confidence at a position. 

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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