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 > Little League Online > Media > Little League News Archive > 2006 > Update: Changes in the 2006 Rules and Regulations

Update: Changes in the 2006 Rules and Regulations

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (Jan. 26, 2006) – The following changes are effective immediately. Although the information below will not be reflected in the 2006 Rulebooks, it will be in effect for the 2006 season and beyond.

Baseball and Softball
The name of the “11-Year –Old-Tournament” will now be the “10-and-11-Year-Old-Tournament,” and will be for eligible players who are league age 10 and/or 11. Because of a number of requests from the field, the Tournament Committee felt that allowing league-age 10-year olds the opportunity to play in this tournament would provide more flexibility, and that fielding teams by local leagues would be easier.

It is important to note that players are still permitted to play on only one tournament team.

Please note:

  1. Any league-age 12-year-old that has moved up to play one or more games in the Junior Division during the regular season will be eligible only for selection to a Junior Division Tournament Team.
  2. The 9-10-Year-Old Tournament structure will remain the same, with ONLY those eligible players who are league age 9 or 10 being eligible for selection to this tournament team.

Softball Only
For softball, the Tournament Committee has approved a tournament structure that is identical to that of the regular season, for the teenage divisions.

Tournament teams in the softball teenage divisions will include the following ages:

Junior League: 13 and 14
Senior League: 13 to 16
Big League: 14 to 18

For example, a league-age 14-year-old playing Big League Softball in the regular season will have tournament eligibility in Junior, Senior or Big League. Again, such a player will be permitted to participate on only one tournament team.