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Oceanside American Little League

Oceanside American Little League

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SPRING 2024

Spring Season
  • Registration for Spring is typically open from November to February. The season ranges from February to May.
  • For AAA, Majors, and Juniors divisions, the play is competitive and tournaments will follow the season.
  • All divisions except Tee-ball and A (Farm) play 2 games a week.

BEFORE REGISTER PLEASE CHECK YOUR CHILD'S LEAGUE AGE TO ENSURE YOU ARE REGISTERING THEM FOR THE CORRECT DIVISION




Divisions

  • Tee-Ball _NO TRYOUT NEEDED
Tee-Ball is the first available division for youngsters as early as 3 years old (but have a league age of 4) up to children age 6, who have never played baseball before. 6 year old's who have played Tee-ball before, should sign up for A (Farm). These players learn the basics of the game in a fun, encouraging setting. Players hit off the tee until the final games where they are introduced to coach pitch. Everyone in the lineup bats through the order regardless of outs.

  • A (Farm) NO TRYOUT NEEDED
A is a fun division for players 5-7 years old where the kids graduate from using a tee to coach pitch only. Basic baseball rules will be taught. There is no scoring, no walks, no steals and a variety of other modifications designed to encourage development.

  • AA NO TRYOUT NEEDED
AA is a dynamic division for players 6-8 years old where a combination of coaches and players pitch. Many basic baseball rules are in effect, although there is no scoring, no walks, no steals and a variety of other modifications designed to encourage development.

  • AAA MANDATORY TRYOUT
AAA is the first division that has competitive play and typically includes players 8*-10 years old. A draft is conducted prior to the Spring season to produce the teams. Most standard baseball rules are in place with exceptions such as no leadoffs and batting through the lineup regardless of defensive positions. Also in Spring, there is a first half division champion and a second half division champion that compete to play in the tournament of champions with other league winners in the district. Eligible players may be selected to an All-Star Team to compete against other leagues.
*For players under the league age of 9, approval from the OALL Player Agent is required, and for the Spring season they must be drafted by a coach.

  • Majors MANDATORY TRYOUT -Unless you were previously on an OA Majors team last spring you will stay with your previous team and do not need to tryout
The Majors division is highly competitive baseball for players 10*-12 years old. A major difference compared to AAA is that only players in defensive positions bat and substitutions are made. All of the tournament information for AAA applies to Majors. Typically there is inter-league play with other leagues in District 70.
*For players under the league age of 11, approval from the OALL Player Agent is required in the Fall season, and for the Spring season they must be drafted by a coach.

  • 50/70 Intermediate MANDATORY TRYOUT
Intermediate 50/70 Program (Youth Pitch) 12-13 year old, focuses on teaching ballplayers the next level of baseball skills. It is designed to teach advanced pitching, batting and base running techniques. The diamond used in this division is a 90-foot diamond with a pitching distance is 50 feet and a base distance of 70 feet. 
In the Intermediate 50/70 division, we continue to focus on the importance of team-building and gaining confidence with an emphasis on competition and skill.

  • Juniors MANDATORY TRYOUT
Juniors is the highest level division at OALL for 13-14 year old players. The bases are now 90 ft apart and nearly all standard baseball rules are in play. Typically there is inter-league play with other leagues in District 70.

AAA/Major - Player Pitch

Registration closes on 02/29/2024 at 06:00 PM
Season Dates: 03/01/2024 to 04/30/2024
Show Details
$200.00

PLAYER DRAFTS ONLY FOR AAA, MAJORS and JUNIOR DIVISIONS

 Q. What is a Draft or the term "players drafted". 

A. In our AAA, Majors, and Juniors Divisions, players are put together based on Assessment Scores. When it comes to our "Upper Divisions" (AAA, Major, and  Junior),  players are drafted onto teams based on Managers selecting players. 

Q. How does the Assessment process work in conjunction w/ the draft?

A. Players that attend our Assessments will receive scores from the Manager that will be in the Division for that season. Those scores are averaged together in order to get a player an Assessment Score. Assessment Scores are derived from various skills such as throwing, defense, hitting, pitching and base running. 

Q. What happens on Draft Day?

A. In the draft room we assemble two coaches from each team to draft their respective team. Coaches are approved prior by our Board of Directors. Each coach will receive their Assessment Packet they used to score the players. Also on an overhead projector players are revealed throughout the draft process based on their "Player Assessment Score". The highest ranked players will be shown first, and so on and so forth. Average scores and thus "Player Assessment Score" are not shown to the coaches. ONLY the players name is shown for the coaches to pick. For every team in the room, 2 players are revealed on the board. Coaches pick numbers randomly out of a hat to determined "draft order".

Q. Draft is live...what now?

A. As the draft begins, coaches make their selection from the names revealed on the draft board. Team #1 makes their selection, then it moves to Team #2. All teams in the room will make their initial pick. Once the end of the teams are reached (for example we have 6 teams in the draft), the final team (Team 6) will pick back to back, and then order of draft goes back down to Team #1. The "bookends" or teams on each end will receive two picks back to back at the start/end of each round. This process will take place until all players are drafted to teams, to which will conclude the draft. 

Q. What if my child didn't attend Assessments, can they be drafted?

A. Yes and No. Yes your child will be drafted to a team, but they won't be picked by a Coach/Team personally. All players "eligible" for the draft will be blind picked. Meaning wherever the draft ends, those players will be put on teams based on their blind pick order  (blind pick players assigned a number randomly before draft starts). In terms of the "NO" and eligibility, players that are borderline ages that do NOT assess can not be considered for the higher level. This comes into play for our AAA division. Example: A player is 8 or 9 years old. He doesn't assess. He will automatically be placed at the AA level. The only 8 year old's that can have potential to play at the AAA level are the ones that assess in the top 5%. Any 9 year old that did not play in the AAA division the year before is in danger of being put in the AA division depending on overall numbers for players in the league overall.

Q. Ok cool, my kid was in the draft. What next?

A. Managers are not allowed to contact players until our Coaches Meet and Greet.

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