Open to boys and girls from New Canaan who are in grades 2-7.
Our older divisions are grade and ability based. Grouping players of similar ability provides the greatest development environment for our players while also maximizing safety.
You can overtly choose to enroll your player in Cub Senior Division within the registration. If you opt for Cactus and/or your player is not selected into the A division, will be automatically enrolled into the Cactus Division and refunded $70.
Cactus Division (2nd and 3rd Grades, coach/machine pitching)
Our Cub Senior Division continues to focus on fun and fundamentals, while taking a big step forward in real game-play. Coaches will handle pitching duties (live or by machine) and provide instruction from the field, as Cub Seniors incorporate more aggressive base running, 3-out innings and real scorekeeping. The season will culminate in a playoff.
A Division (2nd through 4th grades, player pitching: 46’, bases: 60')
A Division players continue building and refining their fundamental skills while they begin to understand game strategy. This Division introduces player pitching and base stealing for the first time with some moderations to ensure proper game flow. Teams will be selected via a player draft and the regular season will culminate in a single-elimination playoff.
AA Division (3rd through 5th grades, player pitching: 46', bases: 60', moderated base stealing rules)
AA is played under Official 60’ Baseball Rules, but implements some special exceptions as necessary for best developing this age group. AA Division players continue to hone their individual skills while deepening their understanding of game strategy. This division’s broader base stealing rules expose the players to more complex aspects of the game while ensuring player safety and proper game flow. Teams will be selected via a player draft and the regular season will culminate in a single-elimination playoff.
AAA Division (4th through 7th grades, player pitching: 46' bases: 60', Official 60' Baseball Rules)
AAA, our top Minors division, is played under Official 60' Baseball Rules, the closest thing to "real baseball" played on a 60' diamond. Balks will be called as warnings only, for instructional purposes. Teams will be selected via a player draft and the regular season will culminate in a single-elimination playoff.
Majors Division (5th through 7th grades, player pitching distance: 50', bases: 70', Official 70’ Baseball Rules including lead-offs and balks)
Majors, the premier Cal Ripken Division puts it all together with bases at 70', pitching at 50', lead offs, balks and dropped third strike rule in effect. Per Cal Ripken league rules, Major teams will be composed of no more than eight 12 year olds with the balance being 11 year olds. Four New Canaan teams will be selected via a player draft and together with four West Norwalk teams will make up this eight-team division. The regular season will culminate in a single-elimination playoff.
For further information, please refer to our BASEBALL tab on the website.
Base Cost: $360.00
Late date/fee: 02/26/2021$100.00
Open to: Residents of: 06840, 06850, 10576, 06903, 06820
born between: 05/01/2008 and 04/30/2015