2024 Spring Season

In our 72nd year of operation, the Cornwall Little League is offering three programs with age oriented divisions for ages five to sixteen.  We've tried to anticipate the questions you may have when enrolling your players.

Tee-Ball

This is for all players, regardless of gender, who are Little League age 5 or 6 according to the chart titled 2024 Little League Age Chart Little League Baseball (born before September 1, 2019 and after August 31, 2017.  There is a iink to the Little League age calculator at the bottom of the page.

  • Players hit off a tee.
  • All players bat every inning.
  • All players play the field every inning.
  • Games are timed.
  • Very basic skills are introduced (hitting, throwing, catching) as are team play and sportsmanship.
  • Each team will typically be scheduled for one game on Saturday and another some time during the week, weather permitting.

Children this age require adult supervision more than they need softball/baseball role models.  All parents are expected to help out with their child’s team in any of several ways:
  • Field preparation which might be raking or lining the field
  • Bench support – monitoring players not currently on the field
  • Coaching – These are 5- and 6-year-old children.  You know enough to help.
  • Managing – Need to coordinate the volunteers and initiate updates to the families
  • Concession stand – Every team must send at least one adult to the concession stand to work from the first pitch until the last of the team sodas have been consumed.


All volunteers who have ongoing contact with the players must satisfactorily complete a background check annually.  The application for this may be completed when registering as a volunteer.

 

Baseball

Baseball is offered to players who are Little League age of 7 through 16 according to the chart titled 2024 Little League Age Chart Little League Baseball (born before September 1, 2017 and after August 31, 2007).  There is a link to the Little League age calculator at the bottom of this page.

  • All parents are expected to help out with their child’s team in any of several ways:
    • Field preparation which might be raking before or after the game or lining the field
  • Coaching - You probably know more than you think and we may need you to be the adult in the dugout (required by rule).
  • Managing – Need to coordinate the volunteers and initiate updates to the families
  • Umpiring - Maybe officiate another game so you can watch your child play.
  • Concession stand – Every team must send at least one adult to the concession stand to work from the first pitch until the last of the team sodas have been consumed.


All volunteers who have ongoing contact with the players must satisfactorily complete a background check annually.  The application for this may be completed when registering as a volunteer.

DivisionLittle League AgeCharacteristics
Instructional Baseball7 - 8
  • Machine pitch
  • Coaches on the field
  • Focus is on skills development
  • Semi-competitive
Minor
Baseball
9 - 10
  • Player pitch
  • - No balks
  • - Egregious illegal pitches called
  • 46/60 field (46 ft pitching distance/60 ft base paths)
  • Umpires
  • Runners cannot leave the base until the pitch reaches the batter.
  • Runner advances limited on throwing errors
    • Interference and obstruction called.
  • Continued skills development
  • Competitive with scores and win/loss records kept
  • Fundamental baseball strategy and situational awareness

Major Baseball11 - 12
  • Player pitch
  • - No balks
  • - Illegal pitches called
  • 46/60 diamond
  • Umpires
  • Runners cannot leave the base until the pitch reaches the batter.
  • Base stealing allowed.
  • Continued skills development
  • Competitive with scores and win/loss records kept
  • Continued expansion of baseball strategies and situational awareness

Intermediate Baseball11 - 13
  • Player pitch
  • - Balks
  • - Unrestricted base stealing
  • 50/70 diamond (50 ft pitching distance, 70 ft base paths)
  • Umpires
  • Transition off of the small diamond
Senior Baseball13 - 16
  • Player pitch
  • - Balks
  • - Unrestricted base stealing
  • 60/90 field (full size with 60 ft pitching distance and 90 ft base paths









































Softball

Softball is offered to girls who are Little League age of 6 through 16 according to the chart titled 2024 Little League Age Chart Little League Softball (born before January 1, 2018 and after December 31, 2006).

At the discretion of the Cornwall Little League six year-olds who completed Tee-Ball last year may be moved to the instructional level.

  • All parents are expected to help out with their child’s team in any of several ways:
    • Field preparation which might be raking before or after the game or lining the field
    • Coaching - You probably know more than you think and we may need you to be the adult in the dugout (required by rule).
    • Managing – Need to coordinate the volunteers and initiate updates to the families
    • Umpiring - Maybe officiate another game so you can watch your child play.

    Concession stand – Every team must send at least one adult to the concession stand to work from the first pitch until the last of the team sodas have been consumed.


All volunteers who have ongoing contact with the players must satisfactorily complete a background check annually.  The application for this may be completed when registering as a volunteer.

DivisionLittle League AgeCharacteristics
Instructional
Softball
6 - 8
  • Player pitch
  • Focus is on skills development
  • Semi-competitive
Minor Softball9,10
  • Player pitch
  • 35/60 field (35 ft pitching distance/60 ft base paths)
  • Runners cannot leave the base until the pitch reaches the batter.
  • Continued skills development
  • Competitive with scores and win/loss records kept
  • Fundamental softball strategy and situational awareness
  • Interference and obstruction called
Major Softball11 - 12
  • Player pitch
  • 40/60 field (40 ft pitching distance/60 ft base paths
  • Umpires
  • Runners cannot leave the base until the pitch has been released by the pitcher.
  • Continued skills development
  • Competitive with score and win/loss records kept
  • Ongoing development in softball strategy and situational awareness
  • Interference and obstruction called
Senior Softball13 - 16 
  • Player pitch
  • 43/60 field (43 ft pitching distance/60 ft base paths
  • Umpires
  • Runners cannot leave the base until the pitch has been released by the pitcher.
  • Continued skills development
  • Competitive with scores and win/loss records kept
  • Continued growth in softball strategy and situational awareness

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