Divisions / Teams

Chandler National Little League has the following divisions, according to the player’s age as of 4/30/2014


Rookie (Age 4-6) 

Description:  Only 4, 5, and 6-year-olds will play in this division. This division is pure instructional baseball, where basic fundamentals and techniques are taught. At this level, players begin to hit a pitched ball. A Coach will pitch to the players and if the child does not hit the ball after allotted pitches, the ball is placed on a tee and the child completes the at bat. An offensive player that makes an out is removed from the base, but outs are not recorded for the defense. This is not a competitive division. All players bat every inning and score is not kept. There is no post-season play.
North Division Director: 
Lee Hurst
South Division Director:
 Danny Cristofano  

Locations / Fields:  Snedigar Fields A, B, or C 
Teams: TBD

 

A  (Age 7-8) 

Description:  Only 7 & 8 year olds will play in this division. Basic skills are refined and stressed. Up to two coaches are on the field during games to encourage/instruct players. At this level players are taught to hit pitched balls by coaches only. Players are taught game basics and prepare to play at a faster pace. Official standings are not kept. Mandatory play is enforced. Participation in post-season play is optional.
North Division Director: 
John Virga
South Division Director:
 BJ Shagena
Locations / Fields:  Snedigar Fields D, E, F, or G 
Teams: TBD

 

AA  (Age 9-10) 

Description:  Players must attend a try out where skills are assessed. This is the first level of kid pitch. Fundamental skills are stressed, but games move at a faster pace, game strategies are also taught. Mandatory play is enforced. 8 year old players may tryout, but are NOT guaranteed a roster spot in this division.
Division Director:
Brian Kircher
Locations / Fields:  Snedigar Fields 7, 8, 9, or 10 
Teams: TBD

 

AAA  (Age 10-11) 

Description:  Players must attend a try out where skills are assessed. This does not guarantee a position in the AAA division for 9 and 10 yr olds. Fundamental skills are stressed, while developments of additional skills are taught. Mandatory play rules are enforced. 9-10 yr. olds in this division are eligible for All-Stars. 11's are eligible for 11 All-Stars.
Division Director:
Pooch Pettit
Locations / Fields:  Snedigar Fields 7 or 8 
Teams: TBD


Majors (Age 11-12) 

Description:  All new majors players must attend a tryout where skills are evaluated. Every registered 12 year old (by draft day) will be drafted or placed on a Majors team. ALL PLAYERS INCLUDING RETURNING MAJORS MUST attend a try-out. While fundamental skills are stressed, advanced skills are taught and developed. Games are fast paced. Mandatory play is enforced. All players 11 and 12 yrs old in this division are eligible for Little League All-Stars Tournament Play.
Division Director: 
David Snelgrove
Locations / Fields:  Snedigar Fields 7 or 8 
Teams: TBD 


Juniors (Age 13-14)
 

Description:  Juniors Baseball is a function of Little League, but at the next level. Players aged 13-14 begin play on full size diamonds; bases @ 90 ft and pitching mound @ 60ft. Rules also change as lead-offs, steals and pitcher balks come into play. An All Star Tournament team is chosen at the end of the season and participate in District, State, Regional and World Series play.
Division Director: 
Jeff DePodesta
Locations / Fields:  TBD  
Teams: TBD 
 

Juniors and Seniors Divisions Explained


Seniors (Age 13-16) 

Description:  Seniors Baseball is a function of Little League, but at the next level. Players aged 13-16 begin play on full size diamonds; bases @ 90 ft and pitching mound @ 60ft. Rules also change as lead-offs, steals and pitcher balks come into play. An All Star Tournament team is chosen at the end of the season and participate in District, State, Regional and World Series play.
Division Director:   TBD
Locations / Fields: TBD 
Teams: TBD

Juniors and Seniors Divisions Explained