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Snoqualmie Valley Little League - Baseball Programs

Snoqualmie Valley Little League (SVLL) offers several baseball levels for children ages 8-14 living within the SVLL boundary. Those living outside the boundary but attending a school within it also qualify to play with SVLL. Eligible schools include: Twin Falls Middle School, Timber Ridge Elementary, Edwin R. Opstad Elementary, North Bend Elementary, Snoqualmie Elementary, North Bend Montessori and Snoqualmie Access.

2021 Snoqualmie Valley Little League Upper Division Baseball Levels

This chart is used for registration signup purposes and represents where your child may be placed.



A Play-Up and Play-Down option will be available during registration.  Chose this option if you feel your child should play above or below the League Age group.  There is also a comments field where you can detail your reasoning.  

New this year is the registration question - Preferred Division.  This is to help us identify which assessment we should invite players to.  If you are not sure you can select "Let the League Decide" and we will use the best Age-based level referenced in more detail below.

League Age

Little League baseball uses what is called "league age" to determine player's age and recommended division. The player's school grade or other factors are not considered when registering players in the recommended division. League Age can also be verified on the Little League Age Calculator: https://www.littleleague.org/play-little-league/determine-league-age/


Upper Divisions

All Upper Division teams are created using a player draft in late January / early February. All players must attend a skills assessment the last Saturday in January to allow managers the opportunity to evaluate players' skills before they draft their teams. 

NOTE:  Due to COVID-19 restrictions there is the possibility that no assessments will be able to be held for the 2021 Season.  The SVLL board is planning for this possibility.


Double-A Baseball Overview

Double-A is the first level after Farm League and is primarily players League Age 8. Double-A focuses on skill development and teamwork. Players learn basics of baseball such as the difference between force outs and tag outs, and they are given opportunities to play a wide variety of positions in both the Infield and Outfield. The season is split between coach pitch and kid pitch and the Catching position is introduced.  Games are played against both SVLL and FALLS teams. 

  • Games are up to six innings in length with no new innings starting after 1 hour and 30 minutes
  • Coach pitch the first half of the season
  • Player pitch the second half of the season
  • No walking, bunting, leading off or stealing
  • Maximum of five runs per inning
  • Multiple base hits are allowed on hits to the Outfield, but players cannot advance on an overthrow
  • All players on the roster will bat in the lineup
  • Up to 10 players are allowed on defense (4 outfielders - no rover position)
  •  Standings are tracked and the season culminates with a Valley Championship Tournament


Triple-A Baseball Overview

Triple-A is the level after Double-A, and consists primarily of players that are league age 10 and 9. This division continues the emphasis on skill development and teamwork and begins to introducing advanced concepts like stealing bases, advancing on overthrows, and outfield relays.  Games are played against both SVLL and FALLS teams.  

  • Games are up to six innings in length with no new innings starting after 1 hour and 30 minutes
  • All players on the roster will bat in the lineup
  • Allowed to steal one base per batter
  • Maximum of five runs per inning
  • The 10-run rule is in effect - in games where the home team is ahead by 10 or more runs after 3 ½ innings or the visiting team is ahead by 10 or more runs after the fourth inning, the game will be called immediately
  • Standings are tracked and the season culminates with a Valley Championship Tournament


Coast Baseball Overview

Coast is the level after Triple-A, and consists primarily of players that are league age 11 and 10.  Players continue to focus on skill development and teamwork while gaining a familiarity of game situations.  Games are played against both SVLL and FALLS teams.  

  • Games are six innings in length with no new inning after 2 hours
  • All players on the roster will bat in the lineup
  • Stealing home is allowed
  • Maximum of five runs per inning (unlimited runs in last inning)
  • The 10-run rule is in effect - in games where the home team is ahead by 10 or more runs after 3 ½ innings or the visiting team is ahead by 10 or more runs after the fourth inning, the game will be called immediately
  • Standings are tracked and the season culminates with a Valley Championship Tournament


Majors Baseball Overview

Majors is the level after Coast and consists primarily of players that are league age 12 and 11.  Games are played against both SVLL and FALLS teams.  

  • Games are six innings in length with no new inning after 2 hours
  • All players on the roster will bat in the lineup
  • Dropped 3rd Strike
  • No run limits per inning
  • 10-run rule is in effect - in games where the home team is ahead by 10 or more runs after 3 ½ innings or the visiting team is ahead by 10 or more runs after the fourth inning, the game will be called immediately
  • Standings are tracked and the season culminates with a Valley Championship Tournament


Intermediate Baseball Overview

Intermediate is the level after Majors and consists primarily of players that are league age  13. Players pitch from 50 feet and have 70-foot base paths. These players can also play on a Majors or Juniors team at the same time.

  • Home games are played at Si View
  • Teams will play against Falls Little League, Sno-Valley North Little League and other SVLL teams
  • Games are six innings in length with no time limit
  • All players bat even if there are more than nine players on the roster


Juniors Baseball Overview

Intermediate is the level after Majors and consists primarily of players that are league age 14.  . Players pitch from 50 feet and have 70-foot base paths. These players can also play on a Majors or Juniors team at the same time.

  • Home games are played at Torguson Park and Centennial Fields
  • Teams will play against Falls Little League, Sno-Valley North Little League and other SVLL teams
  • Games are six innings in length with no time limit
  • All players bat even if there are more than nine players on the roster


Seniors Baseball Overview

Intermediate is the level after Majors and consists primarily of players that are league age 15 and 16. Players pitch from 50 feet and have 70-foot base paths. These players can also play on a Majors or Juniors team at the same time.

  • Games will be played within District 9 and sometimes beyond
  • Games are 7 innings, no time limits
  • All-Stars may be available after the regular season depending on numbers


Skills Assessment

Players in the upper divisions (Double-A, Triple-A, Coast, Majors, Intermediate and Juniors) are required to attend a  skills assessment before the start of each season to provide managers an opportunity to evaluate players' strengths and weaknesses before the player draft. The assessment helps SVLL create balanced teams to create a fun and competitive season for all players.


Regular Season

The regular season starts the first week in March for the upper divisions (Double-A, Triple-A, Coast, Majors, Intermediate, Juniors, and Seniors) and includes three weeks of practices before games start. The  Farm League Divisions (Tee Ball, Sluggers and Single-A) start in mid-April and all divisions wrap up play by mid-June.

There are no games played during Spring Break or Memorial Day weekend.


Jamboree Day

Join us for Jamboree Day on TBD at Torguson Field. This event gets the entire league together- all baseball and softball teams- for a SVLL parade and pep rally.

Teams are asked to assemble at 10:30 a.m. to get in group order before the parade of teams begins at 11 a.m. Families are encouraged to stay after the parade and take part in a fun afternoon, complete with food vendors, equipment vendors, bouncy houses, and more! Upper division games begin in the afternoon.

Team and individual pictures will also be taken throughout the day at North Bend Elementary School (stay tuned for your team's assigned time). Teams can access the photo session area from NBE's campus (walk to the right to the covered playground area) or by passing through the fence in right field of Torguson field #4. NBE is a great overflow parking area too if Torguson is full.



All-Stars

All-Stars is a competitive post-season team. Team member selections are based on player and manager input and rosters are formed based on the approved All-Star selection process. The All-Star season begins mid-June and follows Little League Tournament play rules and schedules

Contact

Snoqualmie Valley Little League

Snoqualmie Valley Little League, PO Box 351
North Bend, Washington 98045

Email: [email protected]

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