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Steele Creek Spring Baseball 2018

Baseball will have two evaluations in the Spring. It is very important that every effort is made for players to attend one of these evaluations so that the draft can be done fairly and that teams can be made as even as possible.

Evaluations will be on Saturday, February 17th & Saturday, February 24th

IN CASE OF POOR FIELD CONDITIONS DUE TO WEATHER, WE WILL MOVE EVALUATIONS TO SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 18TH (and SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 25TH if needed) @ Field #4 (MAJORS FIELD)

Practices begin March 3rd, and Games begin March 24th

If you have an interest in coaching, please fill out the Intent to Coach Form located on the bottom left of this page


SCAA Baseball has structured the baseball divisions to be in line with Little League guidelines and the other Little League North Carolina District 3 associations. The structure builds our association from the T-Ball League through Majors League and then onto a full size field with the LL Junior and Senior League program.

2018 Division Information 

JR & SENIOR DIVISION (13+):  Freshmen - Seniors move onto a full sized regulation baseball field.  The skills developed in the younger age divisions now allow the player to start to experience baseball as it is traditionally played in school and college. At this age level we stress the higher level of baseball and prep the players for school ball.

MAJORS DIVISION (11-12): For ages 11-12 but allows 10 yr olds to "play up".The diamond used is a 60-foot diamond and the pitching distance is 46 feet.  It allows for players to participate in a league requiring more advanced baseball skills (i.e., kid’s pitching, stealing bases).  Pitch Counts will be enforced per the Little League guidelines.

MINORS DIVISION (9-10): For ages 9-10 but allows 8 yr olds to "play up". The diamond used is a 60-foot diamond and the pitching distance is 46 feet. It provides the first opportunity for players to participate in a league requiring more advanced baseball skills (i.e., kid’s pitching, stealing bases) with rules similar to those in the Majors Division.  Pitch Counts will be enforced per the Little League guidelines.

MACHINE PITCH DIVISION (7-8): Machine Pitch is designed for ages 7-8. 6-Year old’s can "play up" if they have completed at least one year of T-Ball and their parents sign a waiver. Scores are kept. Still a learning division, but competitive. The diamond used is a 60-foot diamond and a machine pitches from a distance of 46 feet between 38 - 42 MPH.

T-BALL DIVISION (4-6): Our Rookie Division is for boys and girls 4-6 years old who want to learn the fundamentals of throwing, fielding, and hitting. Players hit a ball off a batting tee. Later in the season live pitching will be permitted.  Score is not kept in this division. The primary goals of Tee Ball are to instruct children in the fundamentals of baseball and to allow them to experience the value of teamwork.  Generally, the diamond used is a 50-foot diamond. Games usually last 3-4 innings. Each team bats in a continuous lineup every inning.

 

2018 LITTLE LEAGUE BASEBALL AGE CHART

FOR BASEBALL DIVISION ONLY

Match month (top line) and box with year of birth. League age indicated at right.

JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AGE
2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2013 2013 2013 2013 4
2013 2013 2013 2013 2013 2013 2013 2013 2012 2012 2012 2012 5
2012 2012 2012 2012 2012 2012 2012 2012 2011 2011 2011 2011 6
2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 2010 2010 2010 2010 7
2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 2009 2009 2009 2009 8
2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 2008 2008 2008 2008 9
2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 2007 2007 2007 2007 10
2007 2007 2007 2007 2007 2007 2007 2007 2006 2006 2006 2006 11
2006 2006 2006 2006 2006 2006 2006 2006 2005 2005 2005 2005 12
        2005 2005 2005 2005         12
2005 2005 2005 2005         2004 2004 2004 2004 13
2004 2004 2004 2004 2004 2004 2004 2004 2003 2003 2003 2003 14
2003 2003 2003 2003 2003 2003 2003 2003 2002 2002 2002 2002 15
2002 2002 2002 2002 2002 2002 2002 2002 2001 2001 2001 2001 16

 

Note: This age chart is for BASEBALL DIVISIONS ONLY, and only for 2018.

 


2018 Licensed Composite Bats Requirements:

Please note that as of January 1, 2018, the new USA Baseball Bat Standard will be implemented. Little League-approved baseball bats that are approved for use for the 2017 season will no longer be acceptable for use in any Little League game or activity starting on January 1, 2018. For more information on the USABat standard and a complete list of bats approved through the USABat Standard, visit usabat.com.

 

Rule 1.10 - Baseball

The bat must be a baseball bat which meets the USA Baseball Bat standard (USABat) as adopted by Little League. It shall be a smooth, rounded stick, and made of wood or of material and color tested and proved acceptable to the USA Baseball Bat standard (USABat).

Beginning with the 2018 season, non-wood and laminated bats used in the Little League (Majors) and below, Intermediate (50-70) Division, Junior League divisions, and Challenger division shall bear the USA Baseball logo signifying that the bat meets the USABat – USA Baseball’s Youth Bat Performance Standard. All BPF – 1.15 bats will be prohibited beginning with the 2018 season. Additionally, starting in 2018, the bat diameter shall not exceed 2⅝ inches for these divisions of play. Additional information is available at LittleLeague.org/batinfo.

Tee Ball:

Under the USABat standard, certified Tee Ball bats (26" and shorter) will feature the USA Baseball mark and text which reads ONLY FOR USE WITH APPROVED TEE BALLS. All Tee Ball bats must feature the USA Baseball mark and accompanying text. Tee Ball bats that were produced and/or purchased prior to the implementation of the new standard can be certified using an Approved Tee Ball Sticker via the USA Baseball Tee Ball Sticker Program (USABaseballShop.com) beginning September 1, 2017.

Machine Pitch/Minor/Major Divisions:

It shall not be more than 33 inches in length; nor more than 2⅝ inches in diameter, and if wood, not less than fifteen-sixteenths (15/16) inches in diameter (7/8 inch for bats less than 30") at its smallest part. Wood bats taped or fitted with a sleeve may not exceed sixteen (16) inches from the small end.

NOTE: Solid one-piece wood barrel bats do not require a USA Baseball logo.

Intermediate (50-70) Division and Junior League:

It shall not be more than 34" inches in length; nor more than 2⅝ inches in diameter, and if wood, not less than fifteen-sixteenths (15/16) inches in diameter (7/8 inch for bats less than 30") at its smallest part. Wood bats taped or fitted with a sleeve may not exceed eighteen (18) inches from the small end.

NOTE: Solid one-piece wood barrel bats do not require a USA Baseball logo.

Baseball Registration Notes:

Click on "Baseball League Age" which will show you players league age for the current spring season.  For Fall Baseball only, add one year to get the correct league age for the NEXT spring.Little League International REQUIRES a copy of Birth Certificates for all players.  Please bring a copy of your child's Birth Certificate to the player evaluations. Lake Wylie and Tega Cay Leagues.

 

For those players through age 12 from South Carolina that have NOT played spring season baseball at SCAA before, both Tega Cay / Fort Mill (http://www.tegacaysc.org/index.aspx?NID=859) and Lake Wylie have active leagues in their area.  We strongly encourage you to register with your local league. For those players ages 15 through 18 from South Carolina, we are affiliated with Babe Ruth League and both the Tega Cay / Fort Mill and Lake Wylie areaa are within the SCAA Babe Ruth League boundaries. More information about Lake Wylie AA Little League is available at www.lwsports.org and about Tega Cay Little League at http://www.tegacaysc.org.With the new Lake Wylie AA Little League forming, beginning with the spring of 2008, those players from the Lake Wylie, South Carolina area that have previously played spring baseball at SCAA may continue at SCAA with full tournament privileges as long as you do not miss a spring season.

 

If you have questions concerning SCAA baseball, please contact the Baseball Commissioner or the Assistant Commissioner listed below.

Baseball Commissioner

Jeff Atherton/Chris Clouden

scaa.baseball.commissioner@gmail.com

Jr/Sr League Commissioner

Stuart Lail

stuart.lail@gmail.com

Intermediate/Majors League Commissioner

Jean Metayer

scaa.baseball.majors@gmail.com

Minor League Commissioner

James O'Hara

scaa.baseball.minors@gmail.com

Machine Pitch Commissioner 

Lee Bodnar

scaa.baseball.machinepitch@gmail.com

T-Ball Commissioner

Sharry Russell

scaa.baseball.tball@gmail.com

 

 

 

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