OSYB Divisions

A player’s league age is determined by their age on April 30th of the current year.  Players in their first year of eligibility for a division (e.g. 6 year old for Pinto) must have approval of the division director to “play-up.”

Shetland Division-6U

Type of play:Tee and Coach Pitch

Description: Players normally use a Tee to hit the ball off of, but are allowed the option of taking swings at a coach pitched ball. Emphasis is on learning the game and not meant to be competitive. Scores are not announced or recorded. All players are allowed in the field on defense and coaches are allowed to be on the field to advise them. Play stops when an infielder holds up the ball. On offense all players bat. A team bats until three outs are recorded or six runs are scored.

For ages:4-6 as of April 30th of current year.

Base Distance:50’ bases (Field #3)

Game length:1hr drop-dead, Weekdays 5:00-6:00pm, Weekends AM

Field Days: 1-2 Weekday, 1 Saturday (During field irrigation times Saturday events will be every other Saturday)

Pinto Division-8U

Type of play:Machine Pitch

Description:A pitching machine is used to get the players familiar with hitting a pitched ball. Like T-ball the emphasis is on learning the game and the games should only be mildly competitive. To limit runaway scores a team which is ahead is only allowed to score six runs each inning. A team is allowed ten players and one coach on defense. Play stops when an infielder holds up the ball. On offense all players are put in the batting order and are allowed five swings at the ball. Catching equipment is used but primarily to get players used to it.

For ages:7-8 as of April 30th of current year. 6 yrs old have an option to play up to this division.

Field stats:60’ base (Field #4)

Game length:1:15 no new inning, 1:30 drop-dead, Weekdays 5:00-6:30pm, Weekends AM

 

Field Days: 2 Weekday, 1 Saturday (During field irrigation times Saturday events will be every other Saturday)

Mustang Division-10U

Type of play: Kid Pitch

Description:First level of play at which real baseball is played. Players are taught pitching, catching, lead-offs, stealing, etc.

For ages: 9-10 as of April 30th of current year. 8 yrs old have an option to play up to this division.

Field stats:60’ base, 46’ mound (Field #1, Field #4)

Game length:1:30 no new inning, 1:45 drop-dead, Weekdays 5:15-7:00pm, Weekends vary

 

Field Days: 2 Weekday, 1 Saturday (During field irrigation times Saturday events will be every other Saturday, Team may travel for Saturday games)

Bronco Division-12U

Type of play:Kid Pitch

Description:Bases are at 70 feet; pitching distance is at 50 feet. All MLB rules apply.

For ages:11-12 as of April 30th of current year. 10 yrs old have an option to play up to this division.

Field stats:70’ base, 50’ mound (Field #1)

Game length:1:45 no new inning, 2:00 drop-dead, Weekdays 7:00-9:00pm, Weekends vary

 

Field Days: 2 Weekday, 1 Saturday (Team may travel for Saturday games)

Pony Division-14U

Type of play:Kid Pitch

Description:Games may also be scheduled against other PONY leagues in the valley (e.g. Ahwatukee, Chandler, Queen Creek).

For ages:13-14 as of April 30th of current year. 12 yrs old have an option to play up to this division.

Field stats:80’ base, 54’ mound (Field #2)

Game length:2:00 no new inning, 2:15 drop-dead, Practices weekdays, T, Th 7:00-9:00pm, Double header weekends AM various locations.

 

Field Days: 2 Weekday, 1 Saturday (Team will travel every other Saturday)


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