Divisions

Tee Ball

Tee-Ball Baseball is for children 4-6 years old. The purpose of the program is to introduce the players to the basics of baseball including throwing, hitting and fielding and for them to experience the value of teamwork and friendship. In Tee Ball, players hit a ball off a batting tee. Rules of the game may be varied to accommodate the need for teaching. There is one 60-minute practice during the week and one 60-minute game on Saturdays. There are no outs and no scoring. An inning of Tee Ball is completed when all players on both teams have batted. Games are played on the Tee Ball Field located behind the Somers Town Hall. Rosters are kept to between 6-7 players to maximize the fun!

Rookie

Rookie Instructional Baseball is for player ages 5-7 and/or has previously played Tee Ball and ready to expand their learning of baseball fundamentals. A lot of opportunity for development and instruction. This level is 100% coach pitch with coaches “pitching” balls from 1 knee approximately 20 feet from home plate. There is one 60-minute practice during the week and one 60-minute game on Saturday’s with no scoring. All players bat, but the concept of outs is incorporated into the games. Games are played on either the Minors Field or the Majors Field located behind the Somers Town Hall.

Farm AA

Our Farm AA division is for players ages 6-8 and/or has previously played Rookie Instructional Baseball. There is one 90-minute practice during the week. There is a confirmed game Saturday morning and potentially one other game during the week. The games follow the Little League Green Rule Book, are for six innings and incorporate all aspects of baseball including playing all positions, use of umpires and outs. This level utilizes a pitching machine. Machine pitch guarantees that most of the time batters see good pitches to swing at and very little walks occur which keeps the game moving and the kids active. Halfway through the season, coaches may elect to incorporate half game kid pitched innings. Games are played on either the Minors Field or the Majors Field located behind the Somers Town Hall.

AAA - Minors

Our AAA – Minors division is competitive instructional baseball for ages 8-10 and/or has previously played 1 year of Farm AA or 1 year of Minors - AAA. Our Minors division is for the older, more experienced players. Players will be required to participate in a preseason assessment to determine if they are ready for this level of competition and this helps to formulate equal rosters between teams. There is one 90 to 120-minute practice and two/three games per week. The Little League Green Rule Book is in effect. This division incorporates stealing and 100% kid pitched innings. Travel to other towns is required for a portion of the games. Home games are played on either the Minors Field or the Majors Field located behind the Somers Town Hall. Little League All-Star World Series Tournament opportunities are available in this division.

Majors

Our Majors division is our most competitive division and is for our most experienced players ages 10-12 and/or at least 2 years of AAA-Minors experience or 1 year of Majors experience. Players will be required to participate in a preseason assessment to determine if they are ready for this level of competition and this helps to formulate equal rosters between teams. There is one 90 to 120-minute practice and two/three games per week. The Little League Green Rule Book is in effect. Travel to other towns is required for a portion of the games. Home games are played on the Majors Field located behind the Somers Town Hall. Little League All-Star World Series Tournament opportunities are available in this division.

50/70

The Intermediate (50/50) Baseball Division utilizes a 50-foot pitching distance and 70-foot base paths. The 50/70 division is a transitional league for players aged 12-13 moving from the smaller Little League fields to the 90-foot diamond. At least 2 years of Major’s experience or 1-year of 50/70 experience is ideal. Travel to other towns for a portion of the games is required. Home games are played on the 50/70 Field located behind the tennis courts at Field Road Park. Little League All-Star World Series Tournament opportunities are available in this division.

Juniors

Juniors baseball is for our players aged 13-14 who are preparing to play high school baseball. At least two years of Major’s or 50/70 experience is ideal. These games are played on the 90-foot diamond. Travel to other towns for a portion of the games is required. Home games are played on the Bottom Field located across the soccer fields at Field Road Park. Little League All-Star World Series Tournament opportunities are available in this division.

Travel/Tournament - Stingers

In addition to our Spring recreational baseball program, Somers Little League offers players the opportunity to participate in more competitive baseball through the summer for most age groups. Travel baseball provides our players opportunities to compete in tournaments and sometimes leagues, generally in the surrounding townships, but potentially out of state as well, depending on the team and the managers and families involved while representing Somers Little League. In the past, we have played in tournaments such as Easthampton Mighty Mite, Belchertown Green Monster, Agawam Jimmy Fund, Nutmeg State Games, as well as our own Classic Wood Bat Tournament.

 

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