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Little League Softball (or the Major Division) for Boys

The Boys Little League Softball Division (sometimes known as the Major Division) is for boys ages 9-12.

A local league may choose to limit its Boys Little League Softball Division to 10-, 11- and 12-year-olds, or 11-12-year-olds. The diamond used is a 60-foot diamond and the pitching distance is 40 feet.

At present, there is no postseason tournament option for this level of play. The local league maintains the choice to select a Tournament Team (or "All Stars") of 9-12-year-olds from within this division, and the team may enter the International Tournament. If the level of participation creates an opportunity for tournament play, then postseason competition is a possibility.

Parents are strongly encouraged to become involved in Little League. After completing a Little League volunteer application and passing a required national background check, parents may become involved in practices, and be eligible as coaches, managers, umpires, local league board members and other volunteer positions within the league. 

For more information on Little League's divisions of baseball and softball, contact the League Development Department, at 570-326-1921; or email: LLInternational@LittleLeague.org