Cap City Baseball is for players ranging in age from 4 to 14. We have 6 divisions of baseball. The National, A, AA, AAA and Majors Divisions all play on Little League International (LLI) regulation size fields (60’ base paths and 46' pitching mounts). All these Divisions are expected to be inclusive and to provide a safe, positive, instructive, environment and follow the player participation rules set forth by LLI. The Juniors Division follows the Little League International format for rules and field sizes. Visit LLI for more information.
National Division — Tee Ball
4, 5, and 6 Year Olds
This is Cap City’s division for its youngest players. It is a tee ball division. Children 4, 5, and 6 years old are introduced to the basics of hitting, catching, throwing, fielding, and base running in a non-competitive environment. Each player has the opportunity to come to bat and run the bases each inning. All players will hit from a tee with some players progressing to coach pitches later in the season. Plays are attempted in the field though each runner stays on base and gets to cross home plate.
Teams are kept small—between 6 and 10 players—to create the best learning environment and pace of play. Players are placed on a team by the National Division commissioner. Team/School/Coach/Friend requests can be made but cannot always be granted.
Volunteer coaches will utilize the Little League® Tee Ball Curriculum which features structured learning highlighted by one weekday practice and one weekend game per week. Over the course of the season, coaches and parents will engage in a series of lessons utilizing up to 40 activities that include skills, drills and plenty of physical activity.
A Division — Machine Pitch
6 to 8 Year Olds
The A Division is for children league ages 6 to 8 whose skills range from those who are new to the game to others who are continuing to refine the basics of hitting, catching, throwing, fielding and base running.
This is primarily a machine pitch league with allowance for some coach pitched balls as players acclimate to hitting from the machine. Outs and scores are kept for the first time but without a major emphasis on games results.
Players are placed on a team by the A Division commissioner. Team/School/Coach/Friend requests can be made but cannot always be granted. Team sizes are larger than in National Division but capped to create the best experience.
Teams usually practice once a week for about 1 to 1 1/2 hours. Games are typically held on either Saturday or Sunday each week.
AA Division — Modified Kid Pitch
8 to 10 Year Olds
The AA division is designed to be a transitional developmental division for children league age 8 to 10. The AA tends to be a little less competitive than AAA or Majors, and several of the rules are altered to facilitate the development of the players and enhance the game day experience (for example, limit of five runs per inning and stealing limited to 2nd base and home).
AA focuses on developing pitchers and catchers as this is the first time these two positions become a critical part of the game. This is also the first time players learn to hit live pitching and develop that "good eye" ability to read a pitch at the plate.
This is a modified kid-pitch division. Players pitch for the first time with umpires calling balls and strikes. If a count of 4 balls is reached, an offensive coach will come in to deliver up to 3 pitches to the batter. This modified format is meant to allow pitchers to develop without games being dominated by walks, ensure more hittable pitches for batters, have more action on defense, and speed pace of play.
Players are placed on a team by the AA Division commissioner. Team/School/Coach/Friend requests can be made but cannot always be granted.
Teams usually practice once a week for about 1 to 1 1/2 hours. Games are typically held on either Saturday or Sunday each week and vary from a late morning to an early evening start time.
AAA Division (Minors)
9 to 11 Year Olds
AAA is for players league age 9 to 11. It provides a place for competitive play with a narrowed range of the player skill sets. AAA is designed to maximize fun and skill development for players who have completed AA Division and are progressing to for the Majors.
Every player league age 9 and higher who has played one spring season in the AA Division will be required to participate in try-outs held at the beginning of the fall season. Players will be assessed and a draft will be conducted to ensure that fair and balanced teams can be created. A player selected to AAA in the fall will remain on the same AAA team in the following spring season.
Teams in AAA usually practice once a week for about 1 1/2 hours. Games are typically held on Saturdays, Sundays, or Weekday Evenings.
10 to 12 Year Olds
This is the division that can go to the Little League Regionals and the World Series in Williamsport!
The Majors division is comprised of players who have demonstrated skills commensurate with the highest level of play that CCLL has to offer. The Majors division has faster/better pitching and overall higher quality of play than the AAA or AA Divisions. Only players league age 10-12 are eligible to play in the Majors, although most of the players in the Majors are league age 11 or 12.
Tryouts for the Majors (as well as AAA Division) take place prior to the fall season each year with supplemental assessments held in the spring. Players will be assessed and a draft will be conducted to ensure creation of fair and balanced teams. A player selected to the Majors in the fall will remain on the same Majors team in the following spring season.
Every player league age 9 and higher who has played one spring season in the AA Division will be required to participate in tryouts held at the beginning of the fall season. Any 10 or 11 year old who is not drafted onto a Majors team will be eligible for the AAA draft. Consistent with LLI rules, unless a waiver is granted, all league age 12 year-olds must register for the Majors, try-out, and be drafted. In very limited circumstances a waiver may be requested to have a 12 year-old play in the AAA Division.
Teams usually practice once a week for about 1 1/2 to 2 hours. Games are typically held 1 or 2 times per week on either Saturdays or weekday evenings.
Fields: Chevy Chase
13 and 14 Year Olds
Juniors uses a conventional 90-foot diamond with a pitching distance of 60 feet, 6 inches. Junior League rules permit runners to lead off bases and runners may attempt to steal at any time. Modified diamond dimensions may be used at times during the regular season.
Teams usually practice once a week for about 1 1/2 to 2 hours. Games are typically held 1 or 2 times per week on either Sundays and/or one weekday evening.
Fields: Fort Reno and other area fields
About Capitol City Little League
|Capitol City Little League (CCLL) is a volunteer run organization focused on introducing and teaching baseball and softball to our children - ages 4 to 14. Each season, more than 500 children participate in CCLL. To see our boundaries and eligibility information, click here.|
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Capitol City Little League
P.O. Box 5764
Washington, D.C. 20016