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Divisional Level-of-Play Comparisons

A common question we get from parents who are new to Petaluma Valley Little League (or have a child who moving up a level) is how the divisions compare with each other. Here's a chart that lists T-Ball through Seniors.

DivisionT-BallMinisMinorsMajorsIntermediate 50/70JuniorSenior
Age Range4-66-88-1110-1213 only13-1514-16
Typical Weekly Commitment1 game
1 practice 
1-2 games
1-2 practices
1-2 games
2-3 practices
2 games
3-4 practices 
2 games
3-5 practices
2 games
3-5 practices
Possible doubleheaders, Saturday and Sunday
Competitive?InstructionalInstructionalSemi-Competitive CompetitiveCompetitive CompetitiveCompetitive
Standings, Playoffs, 
Championships
No standings or scorebook.
No playoffs.
No standings or scorebook.
No playoffs.
Standings.
Playoff Tournament for all teams.
Standings.
Playoffs, City Championship Tournament for all teams
Standings.
Playoffs,
Possible District 35-wide scheduling
Standings.
Playoffs,
Possible District 35-wide scheduling
Standings.
Playoffs,
District 35-wide scheduling
Player SelectionRandom SelectionRandom SelectionTryouts & DraftTryouts & DraftCity-wide program
Tryouts & Draft
City-wide program
Tryouts & Draft
City-wide program
Tryouts & Draft
Innings PlayedTwo (2) to Three (3)Six (6) InningsSix (6) InningsSix (6) InningsSeven (7) InningsSeven (7) Innings
Seven (7) Innings
Time LimitSixty (60) to Seventy-five (75) minutesTwo (2) hoursTwo (2) hours
 No LimitNo LimitNo LimitNo Limit
Minimum Play RulesFree Substitution.
No player sits.
Free Substitution
May not sit two (2) consecutive innings.
Free Substitution
May not sit two (2) consecutive innings.
Six (6) consecutive defensive outs and one (1) turn at bat.Six (6) consecutive defensive outs and one (1) turn at bat.Six (6) consecutive defensive outs and one (1) turn at bat.
Six (6) consecutive defensive outs and one (1) turn at bat.
No minimums in Tournament Play.
PitchingNo Pitching; kids hit off tee.Pitching machine for entire game.Pitching Machine for 1st three innings of 1st five-six games. Then Players pitch.Players pitch.  Players pitch. Players pitch. Players pitch.
BattingEntire roster hits (bat-around rule)Entire roster hits (bat-around rule)Entire roster hits (bat-around rule)Nine (9) players on defense hit.Nine (9) players on defense hit.
Nine (9) players on defense hit.
Nine (9) players on defense hit.
Offensive PlayNo run limit.
No stealing.
No leading off.
No outs; entire roster bats in the inning.
Five (5) run limit per inning.
No catch-up provision.
No stealing.
No leading off.
Special rules for outs.
Five (5) run limit per inning.
No catch-up provision.
May not steal home.
No leading off.
No run limit.
Stealing OK.
No leading off.
No run limit.
Stealing OK.
Leading off OK.
No run limit.
Stealing OK.
Leading off OK.
No run limit.
Stealing OK.
Leading off OK.
Defensive PlayStandard infield & outfield positions. Creative positional arrangement as necessary.
No catcher.
Standard nine (9) player infield & outfield positions.Standard nine (9) player infield & outfield positions.Standard nine (9) player infield & outfield positions.
Standard nine (9) player infield & outfield positions.
Standard nine (9) player infield & outfield positions.
Standard nine (9) player infield & outfield positions.

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