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Cheektowaga Youth Baseball Division Descriptions

7-8 Machine Pitch

The 7-8 Baseball division is designed primarily for ballplayers ages 7–8.  This division makes use of a pitching machine to allow for more hittable balls at the plate and more action in the field. Fear of actually being hit by a pitched ball is diminished. It makes the game safer and improves the playing confidence and ability of all participants.

Rosters are typically composed of around 12 players, and 10 players are used in the field during each inning.  Minimum play time requirements are in place so every player gets a fair opportunity to play each game.  The diamond uses 60-foot base paths and the pitching machine is placed at a distance of 46 feet.

All teams advance to a single elimination tournament style playoffs at the end of the season.

Parents are strongly encouraged to become involved in this level of Baseball.  After completing a Volunteer Application, passing a required background check, and attending a free certification program parents may become involved in practices, and be eligible as coaches, managers, umpires, and league board members. 

9-10 Baseball

Ballplayers ages 9–10 continue to build and refine their fundamental skills while beginning to understand game strategy and teamwork.  Young Athletes are first introduced to youth pitching and stealing bases in this division.

Rosters are typically composed of around 12 players, and 10 players are used in the field during each inning.  Minimum play time requirements are in place so every player gets a fair opportunity to play each game.  The diamond uses 60-foot base paths and a pitching distance of 46 feet.

All teams advance to a single elimination tournament style playoffs at the end of the season.

Parents are strongly encouraged to become involved in this level of Baseball.  After completing a Volunteer Application, passing a required background check, and attending a free certification program parents may become involved in practices, and be eligible as coaches, managers, umpires, and league board members. 

11-12 Baseball

Ballplayers ages 11–12 continue to build and refine their fundamental skills and understanding game strategy and teamwork.  Young Athletes are first introduced to leadoffs and stealing home in this division.

Rosters are typically composed of around 12 players, and 9 players are used in the field during each inning.  Minimum play time requirements are in place so every player gets a fair opportunity to play each game.  The diamond uses 70-foot base paths and a pitching distance of 50 feet.

All teams advance to a single elimination tournament style playoffs at the end of the season.

Parents are strongly encouraged to become involved in this level of Baseball.  After completing a Volunteer Application, passing a required background check, and attending a free certification program parents may become involved in practices, and be eligible as coaches, managers, umpires, and league board members.

13-15 Baseball

The 13-15 Baseball Division was created for ballplayers ages 13–15 who wished to continue their baseball playing experience beyond the age of 12. This is where players get to dig their baseball cleats into standard 90' diamonds for the first time under the Official Baseball Rules used by Major League Baseball.

Rosters are typically composed of around 12-15 players, and 9 players are used in the field during each inning.  Minimum play time requirements are in place so every player gets a fair opportunity to play each game.  The diamond uses 90-foot base paths and a pitching distance of 60 feet 6 inches.

Players in this division will compete against teams from other local leagues and all teams will advance to a single elimination tournament style playoffs at the end of the season.

Players in the 13-15 division often have the opportunity to play baseball for their High School so we have shifted the season so it does not conflict with the high school baseball schedule.

16-19 Baseball

The 16-19 division is the highest and most accomplished level of youth baseball offered.  Players in this division will compete against teams from other local leagues.

Rosters are typically composed of around 12-15 players, and 9 players are used in the field during each inning.  The diamond uses 90-foot base paths and a pitching distance of 60 feet 6 inches.  This is a wood & bamboo bat only division.  All teams will advance to a single elimination tournament style playoffs at the end of the season. 

Players in the 16-19 division often have the opportunity to play baseball for their High School so we have shifted the season so it does not conflict with the high school baseball schedule.

Contact Us

Cheektowaga Youth Baseball & Softball

121 Starlite Ave 
Cheektowaga, New York 14227

Phone: 716-249-1292
Email: [email protected]

Cheektowaga Youth Baseball & Softball

121 Starlite Ave 
Cheektowaga, New York 14227

Phone: 716-249-1292
Email: [email protected]
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