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PAA Baseball Age Group / Division Information

PAA offers baseball for boys and girls ages ranging from 4 to 18 years of age. Your age group is determined by what your birth date is as of August 31st of the current year. Our age groups are broken down as follows:
 

Tee Ball

Boys and girls ages 4, 5 and 6. A reduced injury factor baseball is used. The ball is put into play offensively once it is hit off a tee. The base length is 50 feet. All players participate offensively while 10 players play at one time in the field. Game length is 1 ½ hours or 6 innings, whichever comes first. A half inning concludes once 3 outs have been made or 5 runs have been scored. There are no wins/losses, standings, playoffs or all-stars for this level.

 

Pee Wee

Boys and girls ages 5 and 6. A reduced injury factor baseball is used. The ball is put into play offensively once it is hit from a pitch thrown from a coach. Batters are allowed 7 swinging strikes. The base length is 50 feet. All players participate offensively while 10 players play at one time in the field. Game length is 1 ½ hours or 6 innings, whichever comes first. A half inning concludes once 3 outs have been made or 5 runs have been scored. There are no wins/losses, standings, playoffs or all-stars for this level.

 

Shetland

Players can be ages 7 and 8. A reduced injury factor baseball is used. The ball is put into play offensively once it is hit from a pitch thrown from a coach. Batters are allowed 3 swinging strikes. The base length is 60 feet. All players participate offensively while 10 players play at one time in the field. Game length is 1 ½ hours or 6 innings, whichever comes first. A half inning concludes once 3 outs have been made or 5 runs have been scored. There are no wins/losses, standings, playoffs or all-stars for this level.
 

Pinto

Players can be ages 7 and 8. Pinto is the first division of kid pitch. A regulation baseball is used. The ball is put into play offensively once it is hit from a pitch thrown from a player. The base length is 60 feet. The pitching distance is 42 feet. All players participate offensively while 9 players play at one time in the field. Game length is 1 ½ hours or 6 innings, whichever comes first. A half inning concludes once 3 outs have been made or 5 runs have been scored. For the first time wins and losses are counted, standings and playoffs are in place, and there is all-star play.

 

Yearling

Players can be ages 9 and 10. Yearling is the instructional level of 9 – 10 play. A regulation baseball is used. The ball is put into play offensively once it is hit from a pitch thrown from a player. The base length is 60 feet. The pitching distance is 44 feet. All players participate offensively while 9 players play at one time in the field. Players can steal a base once the ball has passed home plate, though leading off a base is not allowed. Game length is 1 ½ hours or 6 innings, whichever comes first. A half inning concludes once 3 outs have been made or 5 runs have been scored. Wins and losses are counted, standings and playoffs are in place, though there is no all-star play.

 

Mustang

Players can be ages 9 and 10. Mustang is the upper level of 9 – 10 play. A regulation baseball is used. The ball is put into play offensively once it is hit from a pitch thrown from a player. The base length is 60 feet. The pitching distance is 44 feet. All players participate offensively while 9 players play at one time in the field. . Players can steal second and third base at their own risk while leading off a base is allowed. Game length is 1 ¾ hours or 6 innings, whichever comes first. A half inning concludes once 3 outs have been made. Wins and losses are counted, standings and playoffs are in place, and there is all-star play.

 

Palomino

Players can be ages 11 and 12. Palomino is the instructional level of 11 – 12 play. A regulation baseball is used. The ball is put into play offensively once it is hit from a pitch thrown from a player. The base length is 70 feet. The pitching distance is 48 feet. All players participate offensively while 9 players play at one time in the field. . Players can steal a base at their own risk, while leading off a base is allowed. Game length is 1 ¾ hours or 7 innings, whichever comes first. A half inning concludes once 3 outs have been made. Wins and losses are counted, standings and playoffs are in place, though there is no all-star play.

 

Bronco

Players can be ages 11 and 12. Bronco is the upper level of 11 – 12 play. A regulation baseball is used. The ball is put into play offensively once it is hit from a pitch thrown from a player. The base length is 70 feet. The pitching distance is 48 feet. All players participate offensively while 9 players play at one time in the field. . Players can steal a base at their own risk, while leading off a base is allowed. Game length is 2 hours or 7 innings, whichever comes first. A half inning concludes once 3 outs have been made. Wins and losses are counted, standings and playoffs are in place, and there is all-star play.

 

Stallion

Players can be ages 13 and 14. Stallion is the instructional level of 13 – 14 play. No high school JV players may play in Stallion. A regulation baseball is used. The ball is put into play offensively once it is hit from a pitch thrown from a player. The base length is 80 feet. The pitching distance is 54 feet. All players participate offensively while 9 players play at one time in the field. . Players can steal a base at their own risk, while leading off a base is allowed. Game length is 1 ¾ hours or 7 innings, whichever comes first. A half inning concludes once 3 outs have been made. Wins and losses are counted, standings and playoffs are in place, though there is no all-star play.

 

Pony

Players can be ages 13 and 14. Pony is the upper level of 13 – 14 play. A regulation baseball is used. The ball is put into play offensively once it is hit from a pitch thrown from a player. The base length is 80 feet. The pitching distance is 54 feet. Only nine players participate offensively and defensively. Players can steal a base at their own risk, while leading off a base is allowed. Game length is 2 hours or 7 innings, whichever comes first. A half inning concludes once 3 outs have been made. Wins and losses are counted, standings and playoffs are in place, and there is all-star play.

 

Colt

Players can be ages 15 and 16. There is not an instructional level for 15 - 16 play. A regulation baseball is used. The ball is put into play offensively once it is hit from a pitch thrown from a player. The base length is 90 feet. The pitching distance is 60.5 feet. Only nine players participate offensively and defensively, though an extra hitter (EH) and designated hitter may be used. Players can steal a base at their own risk, while leading off a base is allowed. Game length is 2 hours or 7 innings, whichever comes first. A half inning concludes once 3 outs have been made. Wins and losses are counted, standings and playoffs are in place, and there is all-star play.

 

Senior Colt

Players can be ages 16, 17 and 18. There is not an instructional level for 16 –18 play. A regulation baseball is used. The ball is put into play offensively once it is hit from a pitch thrown from a player. The base length is 90 feet. The pitching distance is 60.5 feet. Only nine players participate offensively and defensively, though an extra hitter (EH) and designated hitter may be used. Players can steal a base at their own risk, while leading off a base is allowed. Game length is 2 hours or 7 innings, whichever comes first. A half inning concludes once 3 outs have been made. Wins and losses are counted, standings and playoffs are in place, though there is no all-star play.

 

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