Players league-age 8-to-16 are eligible for selection to an International Tournament team provided they meet the criteria established by the Little League® Residency or School Attendance Player Eligibility Requirement and “Player Participation In Other Programs.”
Players must have participated during the Little League regular season to be eligible for selection to that season’s baseball or softball tournament teams.
Baseball or softball players league-age 9-to-16 are eligible for selection to multiple tournament teams, however, may only participate on one tournament team. Under no circumstances may players be chosen for, practice with, or participate with more than one tournament team.
A player may be named to the roster of, and practice with, only ONE Little League International Tournament Team. Once the affidavit is signed by the local League President, Player Agent, and District Administrator (or their representatives), the players listed on the affidavit shall not be eligible to participate on any other Little League International Tournament Team for the current year.
8-9-10 Year-Old, 9-10-11 Year-Old, Little League (Major, 10-11-12) Baseball or Softball and Intermediate (50/70) Baseball Divisions
Players league-age 8-to-13 to be selected to tournament teams in the 8-9-10 Year-Old, 9-10-11 Year-Old, Little League (Major, 10-11-12) Baseball or Softball and Intermediate (50/70) Baseball Divisions must have amateur status, and have participated as an eligible player in 60 percent (60%) of the regular-season games by the beginning of the International Tournament on a proper regular-season team (see chart below), with the exception of the school baseball or softball season. Players league age 11 and 12, who participated in 60 percent of their respective Intermediate (50-70) Division Regular Season baseball games are eligible for selection to the Little League Baseball (Major) Division tournament team. Special Games at the Intermediate (50-70) Baseball Division do NOT count towards Tournament eligibility.
Junior League Baseball or Softball
Players league ages 12-to-14 to be selected to the Junior League Baseball or Softball Tournament Team must have amateur status, and have participated as an eligible player in 60 percent (60%) of the regular season games as of June 15 on a proper regular season team (see chart below), with the exception of the middle school, junior high school, or high school baseball or softball season.
Senior League Baseball or Softball
Players league ages 13-to-16 to be selected to the Senior League Baseball or Softball Tournament Team must have amateur status, and have participated as an eligible player in 60 percent (60%) of the regular season games as of June 15 or by the start of Tournament Play in their respective District (whichever is later) on a proper regular season team (see chart below), with the exception of the middle school, junior high school or high school baseball or softball season.
School Baseball or Softball Program Participation
A player who is NOT able to participate in a number of local league regular season games because of participation in a school baseball or softball program will receive an adjustment on the minimum participation in games required under this rule.
EXAMPLE: If, for any given division, Team A played 20 regular-season games before June 15, and a player missed 10 games because of participation in a school baseball program, that player is required to have participated in only six (6) regular season games to be eligible for the Tournament Team.
Injured Players During Regular Season
The local league Board of Directors may permit a player to be eligible for selection, who does not meet the 60 percent (60%) requirement, if the player provides a physician’s note documenting an injury or illness prior to, or during, the current season prohibiting his/her participation; and such note releases the player for the balance of the Regular Season and/or Tournament Play.
Regular Season Team vs. International Team Eligibility
The following chart illustrates the tournament team eligibility a child would have based on his/her league age and division of play, assuming the child meets all other eligibility requirements. X indicates eligibility for that division. The left column is league age and regular season division and top row is International Tournament Division. Note: A 12-year-old in the Minor League division has no tournament team eligibility.
|BASEBALL||8/9/10 BB||9/10/11 BB||LL BB||Int. BB||JL BB||SL BB|
|8-year-old, Minor League Baseball||X|
|9-year-old, Minor League Baseball||X||X|
|9-year-old, Little League Baseball||X||X|
|10-year-old, Minor League Baseball||X||X|
|10-year-old, Little League Baseball||X||X||X|
|11-year-old, Minor League Baseball||X|
|11-year-old, Little League Baseball||X||X|
|11-year-old, Intermediate Baseball||X||X|
|12-year-old, Little League Baseball||X|
|12-year-old, Intermediate Baseball||X||X|
|12-year-old, Junior League Baseball||X|
|13-year-old, Intermediate Baseball||X|
|13-year-old, Junior League Baseball||X||X|
|13-year-old, Senior League Baseball||X||X|
|14-year-old, Junior League Baseball||X||X|
|14-year-old, Senior League Baseball||X||X|
|15-year-old, Senior League Baseball||X|
|16-year-old, Senior League Baseball||X|
|SOFTBALL||8/9/10 SB||9/10/11 SB||LL SB||JL SB||SL SB|
|8-year-old, Minor League Softball||X|
|9-year-old, Little League Softball||X||X|
|10-year-old, Minor League Softball||X||X|
|10-year-old, Little League Softball||X||X||X|
|11-year-old, Minor League Softball||X|
|11-year-old, Little League Softball||X||X|
|12-year-old, Little League Softball||X|
|12-year-old, Junior League Softball||X||X|
|13-year-old, Junior League Softball||X||X|
|13-year-old, Senior League Softball||X||X|
|14-year-old, Junior League Softball||X||X|
|14-year-old, Senior League Softball||X||X|
|15-year-old, Senior League Softball||X|
|16-year-old, Senior League Softball||X|