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 Youth Baseball Leagues



Youth baseball leagues are entry level baseball leagues, designed for the youths. These are the places where future baseball professionals start their journey, practice, play the game and develop their skills. There are many organizations that organize youth baseball leagues in different parts of the U.S. and other parts of North America. Usually children between 5 to 18 years take part in the youth baseball leagues.
Each youth baseball league may have several divisions, which are segregated on the basis of age groups of the players. However, different leagues have different rules for classification of divisions.
Different Youth Baseball Leagues
There are many organizations that organize youth baseball leagues. Some of those can be listed as below:
  • Little League Baseball
  • American Legion Baseball
  • Babe Ruth League
  • Pony Baseball
  • Dizzy Dean Baseball
  • USSSA Baseball
  • Khoury League
Little League Baseball
Little League Baseball and Softball organizes youth baseball leagues as well as softball leagues in many places across the U.S. and other parts of the world. There are several divisions (based on participant’s age) in Little League Baseball including Tee-Ball, Minor League, Little League, “Pilot” division for ages 12-13, Junior League, Senior League and Big League.
Little League World Series:
The annual Little League Baseball World Series, organized by Little League Baseball and Softball during August in South Williamsport, Pennsylvania, is quite popular in many parts of the world. The other tournaments that lead up to the World Series are organized across the world including Canada, Germany, Poland, Mexico, Peru, Venezuela, Aruba, Japan, South Korean, Philippines and Taiwan. The World Series has several regions. The national regions include New England, Great Lakes, Mid-Atlantic, Midwest, Southeast, Southwest, Northwest and West. On the other hand, the international regions can be listed as Canada, Mexico, Asia-Pacific, Japan, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Latin America and Caribbean.
American Legion Baseball
In American Legion Baseball, over 5000 teams from all parts of the U.S. participate. Founded in 1925 by the American Legion Department of South Dakota, American Legion Baseball has produced most number of Major Baseball Players. It organizes a number of leagues including invitational tournaments, state tournaments, regional tournaments and World Series.
Babe Ruth League
Babe Ruth League is another popular youth baseball program in the U.S. Established in 1951 under the name “Little Bigger League”, its name was later renamed in 1954 to Babe Ruth League. Currently it has over 9,113 leagues, around 56,622 teams and more than 1,035,123 players.
Pony Baseball
Pony Baseball and Softball organizes baseball and softball leagues for the youths. It has presence in 21 countries.
Dizzy Dean Baseball
Dizzy Dean Baseball offers youth baseball program for youths of 5 through 19 years of age. It organizes World Series, which may have several brackets such as 6 to 15 year old division, Junior division, Senior division and High School division.
USSSA Baseball
USSSA Baseball also has a number of leagues for the youths. There can be several divisions of the league, based on age groups of the participants that range from 4 through 18 years.
Khoury League
The George Khoury Association of Baseball Leagues can be of several types, which include West End (Belleville) Khoury League, Drost Park Khoury League, Fairview Heights Khoury League, Belleville Khoury League, Greater Madison Khoury League, Dupo Khoury League, and Mascoutah Khoury League.
Last updated on Wed, 05/26/2010 - 15:30.

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