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Baseball Minors AAA
(Baseball Age 9-11)
 
Baseball Ages
This Division is designed for players who are "baseball age" 9-11.  
Use the baseball age chart to determine a player's age.  The chart can be found on our documents tab.  
  • All 9 yr olds must attend AAA evaluations to be eligible to be drafted in AAA. 9 yr olds who do not attend AAA evaluations will be placed in AA. 9 yr olds who are not selected for the AAA draft will be placed in AA.
  • All 10 yr olds must attend either AAA or Majors evaluations.
  • All 11 yr olds must attend either AAA or Majors evaluations.


Schedule
AAA games will be Tuesday evening, Thursday evening, and Saturday afternoon. Practices will be Sunday and 1 weeknight.
 
Goal
The goal of the AAA division in Simsbury Little League is for the players to begin to apply those fundamentals learned at the lower levels into more advanced game situations.  Here, players are introduced to the initial stages of strategy (i.e. bunting and stealing) while learning the skills specific to each position.  At this level there is also much more expected out of the pitcher and catcher.
 
The open substitution policy is also still in effect at AAA, perpetuating the ideal that, over the course of the season, each player has an opportunity to play each position in the field and bat in each spot in the batting order. As the season continues, however, most managers begin to place the players in those positions that allow them the best opportunity to grow and succeed. The AAA season concludes with a playoff tournament and Williamsport all-star tournament, featuring two teams of all-stars (National, American) selected by the AAA coaches.   
 
Draft
This is the first level of baseball with a draft. Players are chosen by the managers in a player draft.  All 9-year olds not chosen in the draft will automatically play AA.

Umpires
These games are umpired by trained youth or adult umpires.
 
Volunteers Needed
If you are interested in becoming a Manager, Assistant Coach, or Parent Administrator for your child’s team, please indicate your desire to do so when you register online.  All volunteers are required to fill out a volunteer application which is located on the “volunteer” tab on the SLL
website.
 
Questions
If you have any questions regarding the Minors AAA  Division, please contact the division director - contact information can be found on the board contacts page.