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We offer many levels of play for all ages.  Players of any age and ability level should be able to find a level that is appropriate for them.  Fairfax Little League goes to great lengths to assure each child is placed on a team with his/her peers. The chart below summarizes the various levels that are offered; scroll down to get more information about the level of play, schedules, time commitments, etc.  

LevelTypical Grade LevelsTypical League Age RangeAllowable League Age RangeTypical Weekly SchedulePitchingEvaluation & Draft
Tee BallPreschool44 - 51 Practice, 1 Game on SaturdayN/ANo
Coach TossK55 - 61 Practice, 1 Game on SaturdayCoachNo
Rookie1st66 - 71 Practice, 2 GamesMachineNo
Single A2nd77 - 81 Practice, 2 GamesMachineNo
AA3rd - 4th8 - 97 - 101 Practice, 2 GamesPlayerYes
AAA4th - 5th9 - 108 - 111 Practice, 2 GamesPlayerYes
Majors5th - 6th11 - 129 - 121 Practice, 2 GamesPlayerYes
 Intermediate7th13131 Practice, 2 GamesPlayerYes
Juniors7th - 8th13 - 1413 - 151 Practice, 2 GamesPlayerYes
Seniors9th - 10th15 - 1614 - 161 Practice, 2 GamesPlayerYes
Challenger5 - 185 - 18Game on SundayN/ANo
Senior Challenger 15+15+Game on SundayN/ANo

Frequently Asked Questions:

When are games usually played?  All teams should have at least one game on Saturday.  If multiple games are listed, the second game is almost always played on a weeknight.  

What is "League Age"?  League Age is defined by Little League Baseball as the actual age of a child on August 31 of the current year.  The League Age determines the level(s) that the player is eligible for. League Age can be found using the Little League Calculator.  

What is the difference between the typical age range and the allowable age range? 
While the registration system will allow anyone to register if they fall within the "allowable" age ranges, most players at the listed level fall within the "typical" range.  Depending on the player's ability level and experience, they may play above or below the typical age range listed.  Players with little to no experience may start at a level below what is typical, and those with significant experience and/or ability may play at a level beyond what is typical for their age group.  

What if we feel our child should be able to play at a level outside of what is listed?  As with almost any rule, exceptions can be made.  We recognize there are certain instances where it may be appropriate for a player to play above or below the listed age ranges.  For example, it may be appropriate for a 12-year old who has played little to no baseball to play AAA instead of Majors.  If you think it may be warranted, please contact one of the Player Agents listed on our Board of Directors page.  


Tee Ball

Tee Ball 
is primarily for pre-school players (league age 4 and older) to participate in an instructional environment where the priority is on teaching the basics of hitting, running, catching and throwing a baseball. Players in Tee Ball games hit off a batting tee.  All players bat once every inning and an emphasis is placed on playing multiple positions in the field during the game.

If you registered before the waitlist is activated, you should expect to be contacted by your Manager/Coach in mid-March in the Spring and late August in the Fall.


What do I need to know about Tee Ball?

Schedule --
The Spring regular season starts in late March or early April and generally runs through the first or second week in June. The Fall regular season starts in late August or early September and generally runs through the end of October. Weather permitting, practices start a couple of weeks prior to the regular season. Tee ball teams play one game per week on Saturdays and have one practice (usually on the same weeknight) each week. No games are scheduled on the weekends associated with Fairfax County's Spring Break, Memorial Day, Labor Day or Columbus Day Weekend.

Games are subject to a time limit
 - no new inning shall start later than 1 hour and 15 minutes after the scheduled start time and the game terminates after 4 complete innings or completion of the last legally started inning.

Equipment -- 
At a minimum, your child will need a baseball glove, a bat, and a helmet. If your player does not have their own bat and helmet and you are unable to obtain one, please contact the league equipment manager, [email protected]. The League will provide a uniform shirt and hat. He or she will also need baseball pants and socks, but you should hold off purchasing these because the coach may want to coordinate with the color of the shirt. Boys will also need to wear a protective cup while playing (even Tee Ball). Baseball cleats become routine at the AA level and above - only rubber cleats are permitted.

If you have any questions about Tee Ball, contact your respective Division's Director of Tee Ball/Coach Toss:       

National Division Tee Ball - Single A Director: [email protected]
American Division Tee Ball/Coach Toss Director: [email protected]g

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Coach Toss

Coach Toss 
is primarily for players in Kindergarten to participate in an instructional environment where the priority is on teaching the basics of hitting, running, catching and throwing a baseball. Players in Coach Toss games hit off a batting tee and transition to Coach Toss as individual players become ready to hit coach tossed balls.  All players bat once every inning and an emphasis is placed on playing multiple positions in the field during the game.

If you registered before the waitlist is activated, you should expect to be contacted by your Manager/Coach in mid-March in the Spring and late August in the Fall.


What do I need to know about Coach Toss?

Schedule --
The Spring regular season starts in late March or early April and generally runs through the first or second week in June. The Fall regular season starts in late August or early September and generally runs through the end of October. Weather permitting, practices start a couple of weeks prior to the regular season. Coach Toss teams play one game per week on Saturdays and have one practice (usually on the same weeknight) each week. No games are scheduled on the weekends associated with Fairfax County's Spring Break, Memorial Day, Labor Day or Columbus Day Weekend.

Games are subject to a time limit - no new inning shall start later than 1 hour and 15 minutes after the scheduled start time and the game terminates after 4 complete innings or completion of the last legally started inning.


Equipment -- 
At a minimum, your child will need a baseball glove, a bat, and a helmet.  If your player does not have their own bat and helmet and you are unable to obtain one, please contact the league equipment manager, [email protected]. The League will provide a uniform shirt and hat. He or she will also need baseball pants and socks, but you should hold off purchasing these because the coach may want to coordinate with the color of the shirt. Boys will also need to wear a protective cup while playing. Baseball cleats become routine at the AA level and above - only rubber cleats are permitted.

If you have any questions about Coach Toss, contact your respective Division's Director of Tee Ball/Coach Toss:       

National Division Tee Ball - Single A Director: [email protected]
American Division Tee Ball/Coach Toss Director: [email protected]

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Rookie

Rookie 
consists primarily of 1st graders (League Age 6), with a limited number of experienced League Age 5 and newer League Age 7 players. Players in games hit a ball pitched from a machine. This level introduces the concept of 3 outs per inning. Minimum play requirements are prescribed so players gain experience at multiple field positions.

If you registered before the waitlist is activated, you should expect to be contacted by your Manager/Coach in mid-March in the Spring and late August in the Fall.

Schedule -- The Spring regular season starts in late March or early April and generally runs through the first or second week in June. The Fall regular season starts in late August or early September and generally runs through the end of October. Weather permitting, practices start a couple of weeks prior to the regular season. Rookie teams play one to two games per week and have one practice each week.  Saturday games will start in late March or early April, with weeknight games starting in May for the spring season.  No games are scheduled on the weekends associated with Fairfax County's Spring Break, Memorial Day, Labor Day or Columbus Day Weekend.

Games are subject to a time limit
 - no new inning shall start later than 1 hour and 30 minutes after the scheduled start time and the game terminates after 6 complete innings or completion of the last legally started inning.


If you have any questions about Rookie, contact your respective Division's Director of Rookie/Single A:

National Division Tee Ball - Single A Director: [email protected]
American Division Single A/Rookie Director: [email protected]

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Single A

Single A
 
consists primarily of players that are in 2nd grade (League Age 7), with a limited number of experienced League Age 6 and newer league Age 8 players. Players in games hit a ball pitched from a machine.  Players in games hit a ball pitched from a machine. Minimum play requirements are prescribed so players gain experience at multiple field positions.  Players in Single A will play with more liberal rules on running extra bases than in Rookie.

If you registered before the waitlist is activated, you should expect to be contacted by your Manager/Coach in mid-March in the Spring and late August in the Fall.

Schedule -- The Spring regular season starts in late March or early April and generally runs through the first or second week in June. The Fall regular season starts in late August or early September and generally runs through the end of October. Weather permitting, practices start a couple of weeks prior to the regular season. Single A teams typically play two games per week and have one practice each week.  No games are scheduled on the weekends associated with Fairfax County's Spring Break, Memorial Day, Labor Day or Columbus Day Weekend.

Games are subject to a time limit
 - no new inning shall start later than 1 hour and 30 minutes after the scheduled start time and the game terminates after 6 complete innings or completion of the last legally started inning.

If you have any questions about Single A, contact your respective Division's Director of Rookie/Single A:     
 
National Division Tee Ball - Single A Director: [email protected]
American Division Single A/Rookie Director: [email protected]

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AA

AA 
consists primarily of players that are in 3rd or 4th grade (up to “league age” 10) with a few experienced 2nd graders and newer 5th graders. Players in games hit a ball pitched by another player and can start stealing bases at this age.

Players are selected to teams based on a draft. Players who must play at the AA level or above based on age are guaranteed to be selected to a team. Players who are still eligible to play in the Single A division and are not drafted to a AA team will be placed onto a Single A team instead and will receive a refund for any difference in registration fees.

If you registered before the waitlist is activated, you should expect to be contacted by your Manager/Coach in mid-March in the Spring and late August in the Fall.


Schedule -- 
The Spring regular season starts in late March or early April and generally runs through the first or second week in June. The Fall regular season starts in late August or early September and generally runs through the end of October. Weather permitting, practices start a couple of weeks prior to the regular season. AA teams typically play two games per week and have one practice each week.  No games are scheduled on the weekends associated with Fairfax County's Spring Break, Memorial Day, Labor Day or Columbus Day Weekend.

Games are subject to a time limit
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no new inning shall start later than 1 hour and 50 minutes after the scheduled start time and the game terminates after 6 complete innings or completion of the last legally started inning.

If you have any questions about AA, contact your respective Division's Minors Director: 
   
National Division Minors Director: [email protected] 
American Division Minors Director: [email protected]

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AAA

AAA 
consists primarily of players that are in 4th or 5th grade (up to “league age” 11) with a few experienced 3rd graders. Players in games hit a ball pitched by another player.

Players are selected to teams based on a draft. Players who must play at the AAA level or above based on age are guaranteed to be selected to a team. Players who are still eligible to play in the AA division and are not drafted to a AAA team will be entered into the pool of players available for the AA draft and will receive a refund for any difference in registration fees.

If you registered before the waitlist is activated, you should expect to be contacted by your Manager/Coach in mid-March in the Spring and late August in the Fall.

Schedule -- The Spring regular season starts in late March or early April and generally runs through the first or second week in June. The Fall regular season starts in late August or early September and generally runs through the end of October. Weather permitting, practices start a couple of weeks prior to the regular season. AAA teams typically play two games per week and have one practice each week.  No games are scheduled on the weekends associated with Fairfax County's Spring Break, Memorial Day, Labor Day or Columbus Day Weekend.

Games are subject to a time limit
 - 
no new inning shall start later than 1 hour and 50 minutes after the scheduled start time and the game terminates after 6 complete innings or completion of the last legally started inning.


If you have any questions about AAA, contact your respective Division's Minors Director:  
   
National Division Minors Director: [email protected] 
American Division Minors Director: [email protected]


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Majors

Majors 
consists primarily of players that are in 5th or 6th grade (up to “league age” 12) with a few experienced 4th graders. Players in games hit a ball pitched by another player.

Players are selected to teams based on a draft. Players who must play at the Majors level or above based on age are guaranteed to be selected to a team. Players who are still eligible to play in the AAA division and are not drafted to a Majors team will be entered into the pool of players available for the AAA draft and will receive a refund for any difference in registration fees. Note, Majors is considered the most competitive division, and as such has different minimum Player Participation requirements than other divisions. All teams still bat a continuous batting order (with all players reporting for a game batting sequentially before the order returns to the top of the lineup), but players are only guaranteed to play 3 of every 6 innings defensively, and there is no requirement that players play an infield position on defense or that bench innings be evenly distributed among players. Please consider these factors when selecting the most appropriate division for your player.

If you registered before the waitlist is activated, you should expect to be contacted by your Manager/Coach in mid-March in the Spring and late August in the Fall.

Schedule -- The Spring regular season starts in late March or early April and generally runs through the first or second week in June. The Fall regular season starts in late August or early September and generally runs through the end of October. Weather permitting, practices start a couple of weeks prior to the regular season. Majors teams typically play two games per week and have one practice each week.  No games are scheduled on the weekends associated with Fairfax County's Spring Break, Memorial Day, Labor Day or Columbus Day Weekend.

Games are not subject to a time limit in the spring.  In the fall, 
no new inning shall start later than 2 hours after the scheduled start time and the game terminates after 6 complete innings or completion of the last legally started inning.

If you have any questions contact your respective Division's Player Agent:     
 
National League Player Agent: [email protected]  
American League Player Agent: [email protected]


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Intermediate

Intermediate 
is for league age 13 year old players. Intermediate (50/70) is designed for players League Age 13 to help with their transition to the 60/90 "big field." Games are played on fields with dimensions that are bigger than Little League but smaller than a regular 90-foot baseball diamond; the Little League pitching distance is increased by 4 feet, to 50 feet, and the length of the basepaths is increased by 10 feet, to 70 feet. Advanced concepts of leads, pickoffs, and balks are introduced at this level. Intermediate (50/70) teams typically practice 1-2 times per week and compete in games against other Little Leagues in Northern Virginia. 

Selection on an Intermediate team is made through the draft system.

If you registered before the waitlist is activated, you should expect to be contacted by your Manager/Coach in mid-March in the Spring and late August in the Fall.

Schedule -- The Spring regular season starts in late March or early April and generally runs through the first or second week in June. The Fall regular season starts in late August or early September and generally runs through the end of October. Weather permitting, practices start a couple of weeks prior to the regular season. Intermediate teams typically play two games per week and have one practice each week.  No games are scheduled on the weekends associated with Fairfax County's Spring Break, Memorial Day, Labor Day or Columbus Day Weekend.

Games are seven innings long.  For weeknight games, 
no new inning shall start later than 2 hours after the scheduled start time and the game terminates after 7 complete innings or completion of the last legally started inning.  For weekend games, the time limit is 2 hours, 15 minutes for any FxLL games.  


If you have any questions about the Intermediate level, contact the 90’ Director:  [email protected]

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Juniors
Juniors
is for league age 13 and 14 year old players. Juniors is played on a 90 foot field, the same as high school, college, and professional baseball.        

Selection on a Juniors team is made through the draft system.

If you registered before the waitlist is activated, you should expect to be contacted by your Manager/Coach in mid-March in the Spring and late August in the Fall.

Schedule -- The Spring regular season starts in late March or early April and generally runs through the first or second week in June. The Fall regular season starts in late August or early September and generally runs through the end of October. Weather permitting, practices start a couple of weeks prior to the regular season. Juniors teams typically play two games per week and have one practice each week.  No games are scheduled on the weekends associated with Fairfax County's Spring Break, Memorial Day, Labor Day or Columbus Day Weekend.

Games are seven innings long.  For weeknight games, 
no new inning shall start later than 2 hours after the scheduled start time and the game terminates after 7 complete innings or completion of the last legally started inning.  For weekend games, the time limit is 2 hours, 15 minutes for any FxLL games.  


If you have any questions about Juniors, contact the 90’ Director:  [email protected]

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Seniors

Seniors 
is for league age 15 and 16 year old players. Seniors is played on a 90 foot field, the same as high school, college, and professional baseball.   It is highly recommended that only players league age 14 who are also in 9th grade or higher play Seniors to be with their classmates. All other league age 14 players should play Juniors. 

Selection on a Seniors team is made through the draft system.         

Players league age 14 and younger not drafted to a Seniors team will enter the Juniors draft.

If you registered before the waitlist is activated, you should expect to be contacted by your Manager/Coach in mid-March in the Spring and late August in the Fall.

Schedule -- The Spring regular season starts in late March or early April and generally runs through the first or second week in June. The Fall regular season starts in late August or early September and generally runs through the end of October. Weather permitting, practices start a couple of weeks prior to the regular season. Majors teams typically play two games per week and have one practice each week.  No games are scheduled on the weekends associated with Fairfax County's Spring Break, Memorial Day, Labor Day or Columbus Day Weekend.

Games are seven innings long.  For weeknight games, 
no new inning shall start later than 2 hours after the scheduled start time and the game terminates after 7 complete innings or completion of the last legally started inning.  For weekend games, the time limit is 2 hours, 15 minutes for any FxLL games.  

If you have any questions about Seniors, contact the 90’ Director:  [email protected]

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Challenger

Challenger 
is for kids and adults “league age” 5 years old and older that have any special need(s) that precludes them from participating in a mainstream Little League program.

Challenger games are played on Sunday afternoons and are played at Chilcott Stadium in Fairfax City.

Players league age 5 to 14 will play in the Little League Challenger Division.

Players league age 15 to 18 have the option to play in either the Little League Challenger Division or the Senior League Challenger Division.         
If you registered before February 15th for the Spring or August 1 for the Fall, you should expect to be contacted by your Manager/Coach in mid-March in the Spring and late August in the Fall.

Read more about the Fairfax Little League’s Challenger philosophy in an article published by Fairfax County Times.


If you have any questions contact the Director of Challenger Division:  [email protected]


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