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AAA Baseball

AAA (ages 9-11) - Typically 3rd to 5th Grade

For players born between Sept 1, 2008 and August 31, 2011, this division is geared toward 3rd and 4th graders with a few 2nd graders and 5th graders playing. Players are expected to have played one year at the AA level. Pitching is performed by the players and Little League rules are followed. The catcher position becomes very important at this level as stealing is now allowed. Due to the rosters being formed through a draft, players are not guaranteed to be placed with requested teammates or players from the same school. Coach and teammate requests are not available in AAA, Minors, or Majors divisions. Not all players registered for AAA will make a AAA team.Teams will be expected to play and/or practice 3-4 times per week.

This program is for players ages 9-11 (with some exceptions for tested 8 year olds) that are ready for a faster paced, team game, able to grasp the team concept at-bat, and in the field during their AAA Baseball season. Skills and attributes are evaluated by CMLL coaches and Board Members at a league-wide player evaluation session, and players are then drafted accordingly. Players that request AAA, but are not drafted, are offered spots in the AA Division. Please note it is recommended players play two years in the AAA and Minors levels, before moving to the Majors level.

Skills and attributes for AAA play include the following.

  • Hitters will have an understanding of the game situation, receive signs from the third base coach, and be able to bunt correctly.
  • Fielders should be able to catch a flyball, and have a good grasp on the angles needed to back-up a teammate.
  • Catchers should have an idea of how to block a pitch in the dirt, and have proper mechanics of throwing a base stealer out.
  • Teams should know how to handle a run-down.
  • Players should be able to make a proper slide into a base.
  • Pitchers will be able to show proper mechanics on their wind-up, and throw properly out of the stretch.
  • Pitchers will begin to learn the importance of changing speeds on their pitches.

2020 Registration $250

Be sure to check here for Equipment Requirements.

Important Dates: (**2019 Dates listed below.)

**2/24/19: Player Evaluations at Indoor Goals*

(*Player evaluations are required.)

**2/28/19: AAA Draft (for coaches only)

End of Feburary/First week of March: Players will learn their team assignments

March 2020: Practices begin

April 2020: First AAA Game

April 2020: CMLL Opening Day!

TBD: Championship Game for AAA Playoffs

Post Season Note: At the end of the regular season, CMLL will field three All Star teams to compete in the District 4 tournaments at the 8-10, 9-11, and Majors (10-12) levels. The winners of these three tournaments advance to the respective state tournaments. For the 8-10 and 9-11 teams, State is the end, but the winner of the State Majors tournament advances to Regionals and eventually to the Little League World Series. The majority of the players for the three All Star teams come from the Majors divisions with a few coming from Minors. District 4 also offers honors tournaments at the 8-10 and 11-12 levels so that players who do not make an All Star team or cannot commit to the timeframe can also experience post season play. These players will come from the Majors, Minors, and AAA divisions.

Post season participation is a unique opportunity for our players, and the expectation is that the tournaments and the practices leading up to the tournaments take priority over other activities, including sports camps, other sports, and vacations. The exact schedule will not be set for some time, but here is last season's schedule as a guideline. Dates vary from year to year.

All teams announced - First week of June

Practices will start immediately after the regular spring season ends

**2019 Dates listed below.**

NOTE: 2020 dates are not scheduled yet. These dates are provided as a planning guide AND are subject to change. **

District 4 Honors tournaments - June 15, 2019 through approximately June 22, 2019. Practices start around June 10, 2019.

8-10 All Stars

  • District 4 tournament - starting around June 226, 2019 and lasting about 7-8 days.
  • State tournament - starts July 16, 2019 in Clackamas, OR.

9-11 All Stars

  • District 4 tournament - July 6, 2019 and lasting about 7-8 days
  • State tournament - starts July 19, 2019 in Klamath Falls, OR.

11-12 (Majors)) All Stars

  • District 4 tournament - starts June 29, 2019 and lasting about 7-8 days.
  • State tournament - starts July 13, 2019 in Bend, OR.
  • Regional tournament - starts August 5, 2019 in San Bernadino, CA.
  • LL World Series - August 15 - August 25, 2019.

The exact schedules are set in May each year. For planning purposes, here is a glimpse into prior season's schedule as a guideline to enable plenty of time for summer scheduling.

All teams announced - First week of June 2019 (2018)
Practices will start immediately after the regular season ends June 9, 2019 (June 10, 2018)
8-10 Honors: June 15 - 22, 2019 (June 16 - 23, 2018)
11-12 Honors: June 15 - 22, 2019 (June 16 - 23, 2018)
8-10 All-Stars Districts: June 26, 2019 (June 25 - July 2, 2018)
8-10 All-Stars State: July 6-11, 2019 (July 12 - 17, 2018)
9-11 All-Stars Districts: July 6-11, 2019 (June 28 - July 3, 2018)
9-11 All-Stars State: July 19-25, 2019 (July 7-13, 2018)
Majors All-Stars Districts: June 29 - July 6, 2019 (July 5-13, 2018)
Majors All-Stars State: July 13-18, 2019 (July 21-26, 2018)
Majors Regionals: August 5-11, 2019 (August 6-12, 2018)
Majors World Series: August 15-25, 2019 (August 16-26, 2018)

AAA Rules of Play

Posted Apr 9, 2014

AAA Rules

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