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Division Overview

Division A is a step up for the players from our Farm Division. We use the pitching machine for the majority of the season and introduce some player pitch near the end of the season. Players start to develop positional play, strikeouts and stronger hitting. 

Here is a list of what we strive to accomplish and coach for our Division A players: 

• Safety 
• Continue to develop the fundamentals of Pitching & Catching
• Continue to focus on basic batting stance, hand grip and swing. & contact hitting skills 
• For the hitters, encourage confidence in a "kid pitch" system 
• Learn the fundamentals of fielding ground balls with emphasis on proper stance, glove and hand position.
• Continue the fundamentals of throwing and grip 
• Develop basic fielding & catching skills & pop flys.
• Develop awareness on the bases
• Develop team work skills, disciplined, confidence, and sportsmanship
• Learn to love the game of baseball and come back next year!


Skill Sets:

  • Safety is always first.
  • Introduce the fundamentals of Pitching & Catching
  • Continue to focus on basic batting stance, hand grip and swing. & contact hitting skills
  • Encourage confidence in hitting kid pitches
  • Learn the fundamentals of fielding ground balls with emphasis on proper stance, glove and hand position.
  • Continue the fundamentals of throwing skills.
  • Develop basic fielding & catching skills & pop flys.
  • Develop awareness on the bases
  • Develop team work skills.
  • Learn to love the game of baseball and come back next year!

Skill Sets:

  • Safety is always first.
  • Introduce the fundamentals of Pitching & Catching
  • Continue to focus on basic batting stance, hand grip and swing. & contact hitting skills
  • Encourage confidence in hitting kid pitches
  • Learn the fundamentals of fielding ground balls with emphasis on proper stance, glove and hand position.
  • Continue the fundamentals of throwing skills.
  • Develop basic fielding & catching skills & pop flys.
  • Develop awareness on the bases
  • Develop team work skills.
  • Learn to love the game of baseball and come back next year!

Minor A Division

This is a non-competitive division open to all players who will be Little League 8 years of age or under this season. No official scores or standings will be kept and there will be no playoffs. The emphasis will be on instruction, developing basic skills, teamwork and having fun. Ideally, team rosters will be kept to TEN players. Ten player teams are assigned to field positions each inning and all players bat. No umpires are used, but on-field coaches shall make the safe / out calls.


Game Rules:

  • Safety is always first.
  • Make the game fun.
  • All players shall bat and play defense.
  • THERE WILL BE NO SCORE-KEEPING, BUT OUTS ARE COUNTED. This is a non-competitive division.
  • Teams should not track innings played. NO NEW INNING WILL BEGIN AFTER 75 MINUTES OF GAME TIME IS REACHED.
  • An inning will end after all players have batted OR a team makes 3 outs, whichever occurs first.
  • Coaches should try to expedite the game, by having all players hustle on and off the field and directing catchers to be ready when the last out is made.
  • "PLAYER-PITCH"
  • Coaches are to observe the maximum pitch counts per age.  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
  • Batters may advance to 2nd base on ball hit to the outfield. On balls hit to the outfield, runners may advance until the ball returns to the infield. Once the ball has returned to the infield, coaches will hold all runners.
  • There is no on-deck circle. The on-deck batter will wear a helmet to be ready but will not have a bat in hand until on the way to the plate. THE ONLY PLAYER ALLOWED TO HAVE A BAT IN HIS/HER HANDS IS THE ONE CURRENTLY AT BAT.
  • Head first sliding is not allowed.

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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