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Baseball Divisions

Tee Ball (Ages 4-6)

Tee Ball (Ages 4 1/2-6) - is your child's introduction to baseball and Peter Stuyvesant Little League. Open to children born on or before August 31, 2012, no prior experience is expected or required. The Tee Ball program is focused on teaching basic skills such as fielding and batting in a casual environment. Tee Ball teams will typically NOT practice, but will play 8-10 "games" during the regular season.  Outs are not recorded, and every child plays on both offense and defense in every inning.  Games are usually over 90 minutes to two hours.  Most of the game time is devoted to skills development.

 Team formation will be determined by the Division Commissioner and PSLL Board.

 

7 year old Instructional Baseball

7- Year Old Instructional Baseball (Age 7) - Players must be at least Little League Age 7 (born on, or the year prior to, August 31, 2010) to play at this level.  6-year olds may be asked to try out, but there will be a limited number of slots allocated for 7-year olds based on registrations.  This is considered the first year of instructional baseball.  There will be a strong emphasis on sportmanship and instruction.  Players will expand on the skills taught at the Tee Ball division. Players will hit against a pitching machine.  Players will continue to learn the basic mechanics of throwing, hitting and fielding. Standings are kept, but there is no playoff.  Players will usually have one game (1 weekend, typically Sunday) and one division-wide practice per week.  Parent participation is necessary from drills during practice to Managing, Coaching, Field Preparation, Score Keeping, Staffing Concession Stand, etc.

Team formation will be determined by Division Commissioner and PSLL Board.  Mutual buddy requests are discouraged. 

8 year old Instructional Baseball

8-Year Old Instructional Baseball (Age 8) - Players must be at least Little League Age 8 (born on, or the year prior to, August 31, 2009) to play at this level.  7-year olds may be asked to try out, but there will be a limited number of slots allocated for 8-year olds based on registrations.  This is considered the first year of competitive baseball.  Players will expand on the skills taught at the 7-year old division.  This is the first year that kids pitch in a game.  At least half the game will use a pitching machine.  Players should be able to throw from third base to first, and avoid being hit by a pitch. They should be able to properly catch a ball, or at least avoid getting hit by it. Standings are kept and there is a playoff at the end of the year. Players will usually have several practices each week until the season begins, then one game (1 weekend, typically Saturday in the afternoon) and one division-wide practice per week.  Parent participation is necessary from drills during practice to Managing, Coaching, Field Preparation, Score Keeping, Staffing Concession Stand, etc.

Team formation will be determined by Division Commissioner and PSLL Board.  Mutual buddy requests are discouraged. 

Minors Baseball

Minors Baseball (Ages 9-10) - This is the highest level of minors baseball.  Players should have past success and be ready to work on hitting and pitching of different speeds.  Players must understand the defensive end of the game, and hit successfully at this level.  Standings are kept and there is a playoff at the end of the year.  Players will usually have 1-2 practices per week until the season begins; then 2-3 games per week (weekday Tues-Friday and weekend, typically on Sunday) and two (2) practices (one field and one batting).  Parent participation is necessary from drills during practice to Managing, Coaching, Field Preparation, Score Keeping, Staffing Concession Stand, etc.

Team formation will be determined by a Draft with all the Managers and Division Commissioner in attendance.  

Majors Baseball

Majors Baseball (Ages 11-12)  - All 12-year-olds will be drafted onto a Majors baseball team, per Little League regulations. Players must be ready to hit a variety of pitching.  Defensive awareness includes where to make the play and how to run the bases. Standings are kept and there is a tournament at the end of the year.  Players will usually have 1-2 practices per week until the season begins, then 2-3 games per week (weekday Tues-Friday and weekend, typically on Saturday) and 2 practices (one field and one batting).   Parent participation is necessary from drills during practice to Managing, Coaching, Field Preparation, Score Keeping, Staffing Concession Stand, etc.

Team formation will be determined by a Draft with all the Managers and Division Commissioner in attendance.  

Juniors Baseball 

Junior Baseball (Ages 13-14) - The Junior League Baseball players must have had success at Majors, and be ready to add more skill and strategy to their game. Defensive awareness along with knowing where to make the play and how to run the bases becomes a more critical part of the game.  Base stealing, sliding, and lead offs are allowed starting at this level. Diamond size is a 90-foot base path with a pitching distance of 60 feet, 6 inches.  Teams will typically have between 12-15 players.  Practice start as early as March and games will start in April and end in June.  Games are seven (7) innings in length with three outs per inning.  Players will usually have several practices before the season begins, then either single or doubleheader games during the weekend on Saturdays or Sundays.  Games take place at Murray Bergtram Field (near South St. Seaport), Pier 40 or Clinton Field, Central Park and Randall’s Island.  All equipment and bats must meet Little League rules for Juniors Division and/or comply with in-house or New York State approved rules.  For 2017, we anticipate this division using wooden bats only.  The Juniors division is expected to be comprised of three participating leagues, PSLL, Greenwich Village LL and Downtown LL. 

 

Seniors Baseball 

Senior Baseball (Ages 15-16) - The Senior League Baseball Division uses a conventional 90-foot diamond with a pitching distance of 60 feet, 6 inches.  Teams will typically have between 12-15 players.  Practices start as early as March and games will start in April and end in June.  Games are seven (7) innings in length with three outs per inning.  Players will usually have several practices before the season begins, then either single or doubleheader games during the weekend on Saturdays or Sundays.  Games take place at Murray Bergtram Field (near South St. Seaport), Pier 40 or Clinton Field, Central Park and Randall’s Island.  All equipment and bats must meet Little League rules for Seniors Division and/or comply with in-house or New York State approved rules.  Only wooden bats may be used.  The Seniors division is expected to be comprised of three participating leagues, PSLL, Greenwich Village LL and Downtown LL. 

 

Softball Divisions

Instructional Softball

Instructional Softball (Ages 6-7) – Girls who have at least one year of Tee Ball are typically enrolled in Instructional Softball.  However, first time players will fit in just fine, and girls may elect to continue in baseball instead. This program not only focuses on good softball fundamentals, but also teaches softball skills such as base running, throwing, and fielding.  An adult pitcher will underhand pitch to your child.  A hitting tee may be used after several attempts of coach pitch if the child is still developing skills of hitting pitched balls.  The ball is expected to be a 10” safety/training ball.  Parents are strongly encouraged to participate by helping throw and catch during practice, field prep, umpiring during the regular season.  

Teams will be limited to approximately seven players.  This will keep the children more involved (nothing happens in the outfield at this level) and allow them to play a variety of positions. With smaller size teams each player will get more instruction from coaches.  During the regular season teams will typically have two (2) softball events during the week, a weekday practice and a weekend Saturday or Sunday game. 

Instructional teams will play 8-10 games during the regular season, depending on scheduling considerations and weather.  Outs are not recorded, and every child plays on both offense and defense in every inning.  Most of the game time is devoted to skills development.

  Team formation will be determined by Division Softball Commissioner and Vice President of Softball. 

8s Softball

8s Softball (Age 8) is designed to help your daughter begin to make the transition from a smaller field to competitive softball. This program not only focuses on good softball fundamentals, but also teaches softball skills such as base running, throwing, and fielding.  An adult pitcher will underhand pitch to your child. During the regular season teams will typically have two (2) softball events during the week, a weekday practice and a weekend Sunday moring game. Mutual buddy requests are discouraged.

Minors Softball

Minors Softball (Ages 9-10) teams are formed through a draft process after girls have attended the skill evaluation event in March.  This is considered the first year of competitive softball. Players will expand on the skills taught at both the Instructional and Minors levels.  Players should be ready to work on their hitting skills and begin to learn pitching.  The pitching rubber is at 35 feet and the softball is an 11” ball.  At this level there will be a mix of coach and kid pitching, and true strikes, balls, outs, and walks are recorded with discretion.  Players begin to understand the defensive end of the game. Base stealing is not allowed at this level.  Players should be learning to be able to throw from second base to first, and should be continuing to learn to properly catch a ball or at least understand the technique.  Standings are kept and there is a playoff tournament at the end of the year. 

Players will usually have three-four "events" per week; several practices until season begins, then one-two practices and two games per week (usually Monday and Saturday in PM) during the regular season.  Parent participation is necessary from drills during practice to Managing, Coaching, Field Preparation, Score Keeping, etc.

 

Majors Softball

Majors Softball (Ages 11-12) teams are formed through a draft process after girls have attended the skill evaluation event in March. Players must be ready to hit a variety of pitching speeds. Pitching rubber is at 40 feet and the ball is 12”. Defensive awareness includes where to make the play. Players should understand how to run the bases. Base stealing and sliding is allowed at this level. Standings are kept and there is a playoff tournament at the end of the year. 

Players will usually have three-four "events" per week; several practices before the season begins, then two games (1 weekday and 1 weekend, on Saturday in AM - Note the AM Saturday start is new for 2012) and one-two practices during regular season.  Parent participation is necessary from drills during practice to Managing, Coaching, Field Preparation, Score Keeping, etc.
 

Juniors-Seniors Softball

Juniors Softball (Ages 13-16) teams are formed through a draft process.  Players should be ready to add more skill and strategy to their game.  Defensive awareness is key at this level.  Strategy and knowing where to make the play and how to run the bases becomes a more critical part of the game.  Base stealing, sliding, and lead offs are allowed at this level.  Standings are kept and there is a playoff at the end of the year.   

Players will usually have several practices before the season begins, then one-two games (during the weekend on Sundays).  Parent participation is necessary on many levels from Managing, Coaching, Field Preparation, Score Keeping, Staffing Concession Stand, etc.

 

Tournament Teams

PSLL has entered a variety of teams in the Little League World Series tournaments that generally kick off in mid-June, after the recreational season, and have run to as late as late July, depending on the team’s success.  Players are chosen by the tournament team coaches following mid-season tryouts, and the selections are made primarily on player’s baseball and softball abilities.  This is, essentially, an all-star team to be entered in competitive play against the best of our neighboring Little Leagues in Manhattan, the west Bronx, and beyond.  In 2015, 2016, and 2017 the co-ed minor’s and majors division tournament teams went deep into the summer, winning the District 23 championship and coming only one game short of qualifying for the New York State level of competition. In 2018, we anticipate forming tournament teams at the following levels:  co-ed majors, co-ed minors, co-ed juniors, and girl’s softball seniors.

 

Summer Camp

For eighteen consecutive years, PSLL has hosted the Stuy Town Summer Baseball Camp, offered to players aged 6-17 over four weeks following the end of school in June.  The camp is run by professional baseball coaches, including Rich Duffell, the head coach of baseball at Xavier High School, and Dan Palumbo, Assistant Head Coach at Felician College.  Counselors at the camp are all current or former high school and college players.  More details for the summer 2018 program will be forthcoming.