is based on skill level and ability rather than just age. The Big
league is for children, ages 16-18, who have a solid understanding of
the sport and who have a very high skill level.
This division is an
extension of the local Little League created to accommodate children in
this age group. It provides a full range of tournaments including
the World Series tournament. Teams are created after player
evaluation. To play on a Big league team the player must attend
the previous year's evaluations. Evaluations are done in the Fall.
All Star Team:
Local leagues have the
option to select an "All Star" team from their Division to enter
into State and International Tournaments. This team is established
to give the kids in 16 - 18 age group the opportunity to experience
competition.. Players can be chosen from the Big or Senior
Division teams to be included in this competitive group. The culmination
of the International tournament is the Little League World Series
featuring teams from around the world.
These teams are selected
either by tryouts or the recommendation of the coach. Tournament
level play begins following the spring season and will last through
Any candidate with the
proper skills, who will be 16 years old before April 30 and who will not
be 19 years old before May 1 of the current year, is eligible for the