Divisions | Age Charts

North Regina is pleased to offer baseball programming for children ages 4 to 16.  We have a strong commitment to player development and welcome all players regardless of skill, ability or baseball experience.  It’s important to ensure our athletes are receiving the proper level of activity and instruction appropriate for their age and skill level.  The following information will help you decide which Division (Age Group) and Tier (Skill Level) is best suited to your child.  

To determine your child’s age for the upcoming season, please review the Little League Age Charts.

The T-Ball Division is designed for 4 year olds who are playing baseball for the first time and/or who would benefit from another year playing T- Ball.  This is a fun Division that introduces the basic fundamentals of baseball such as hitting, throwing, catching, running and fielding.  We also highlight the values of teamwork and respect for others.  

Our goal is to have 7 to 8 players per team in order to provide the best level of instruction.  Teams will have two on-field sessions her week: one 45-minute practice AND one 60-minute session made up of a 30-minute practice and a 30-minute game.  You can expect to have about 12 games per season.  There will also be a year-end Jamboree at the end of the Regular Season.  

Typically games will be played on Tuesdays and Thursdays although this is dependent on the number of teams we’re able to form.  Games will start at either 6:00pm or 7:00pm.  Players should arrive 15 minutes early.

Players will supply their own baseball glove, batting helmet (properly fit, CSA approved, labeled) and groin protection.  They should wear comfortable pants (no shorts) and closed-toe shoes (no sandals).  For the safety of your player, any child wearing shorts or sandals will not be able to participate.  A jersey and ball cap will be supplied by North Regina, which you will keep at the end of the season.  

Parent involvement is key at this age.  Coaches may need your help to run a drill at practice, keep players in line for batting, assist in the outfield during a game or perhaps even running a player to the bathroom.  Every coach approaches this differently, but please be prepared to help if called upon.  

The Junior Rookie Division is an entry-level Division with emphasis on learning to participate in a structured and organized environment.

Teams will have two on-field sessions her week: one 45-minute practice AND one 65-minute session made up of a 25-minute practice and a 40-minute game.  Teams will play 8 games (weather permitting) during the season.  There will also be a year-end Jamboree at the end of the Regular Season.  

To keep every player active, coaches will use 6 in-fielders and the rest of the players will be taken to practice in a different part of the field.  Coaches will rotate players through the positions and in and out of the game.  Here are some of the rules that help make Junior Rookie fun and engaging for players:

  • Coach to pitch using a soft baseball.
  • 40-minute time limit per game; no new inning after 30 minutes
  • Each batter gets 6 pitches to hit the ball. If player does not hit the ball after 6 pitches, the coach will bring out the tee and allow the player 2 swings. If player does not put the ball in play, they are out.
  • The inning is over after 3 outs OR a maximum of 4 runs are scored.
  • There will be no umpires. Coaches will call outs.
  • A ball hit to outfield is a dead ball once it enters the infield (inside bases).
  • There is no stealing bases.
  • There will be no bases awarded on an overthrow.
  • There are no catchers in Junior Rookie.  This position should be played by a parent or coach.  

Players will supply their own baseball glove, batting helmet (properly fit, CSA approved, labeled) and groin protection.  They should wear comfortable pants (no shorts) and closed-toe shoes (no sandals).  For the safety of your player, any child wearing shorts or sandals will not be able to participate.  A jersey and ball cap will be supplied by North Regina, which you will keep at the end of the season.  

The Senior Rookie Division is slightly more advanced and places greater emphasis on skill development.  In Senior Rookie, there are 3 Tiers:

A – This Tier is for players new to baseball or for existing players who require more experience with baseball fundamentals.  

AA  – This Tier is for players with more advanced skills.  

AAA – This Tier is for players with more advanced skills and are ready for greater competition.  

All players will be evaluated to determine which Tier they will play in.  Based on evaluation ratings, teams will be drafted by the coaches. 

A teams will play 8 games and AA and AAA teams will play 12 games during the regular season.  In addition to games, all teams will be scheduled practice times and will participate in play-offs.  Here are some of the rules for Senior Rookie:

  • A soft baseball is used for all Senior Rookie Tiers.
  • AA is machine pitch until June 1.  After June 1, games are player pitch.  AAA is player pitch.
  • When in the field, teams will use 9 fielders.  
  • All players on the roster will bat.
  • There will be no new innings after 1 hour 30 minutes.  There is a 6 inning maximum.
  • The inning is over after 3 outs OR a maximum of 4 runs are scored.
  • There are no walks.  If a player reaches 4 balls before they reach 3 strikes, the coach will come in to pitch until that player either hits the ball or strikes out.  4.
  • If the ball hits the pitching machine, it is a dead ball and the runner is awarded first base.
  • Stealing first, second or third base is allowed on a passed ball.  Stealing home is not allowed.
  • Players will be awarded one base on an overthrow.  

The Minor Division is divided into 3 Tiers:

A – This Tier is for players new to baseball or for existing players who require more experience with baseball fundamentals.  

AA  – This Tier is for players with more advanced skills.  

AAA – This Tier is for players with more advanced skills and are ready for greater competition.  

All players will be evaluated to determine which Tier they will play in.  Based on evaluation ratings, teams will be drafted by the coaches. 

A teams will play 8 games and AA and AAA teams will play 12 games during the regular season.  In addition to games, all teams will be scheduled practice times and will participate in play-offs.  Here are some of the rules for Minor:

  • Games are played on a 60-foot diamond with pitching distance set at 46 feet for AAA and 42 feet for AA.  
  • AA and AAA feature a full range of tournament play.
  • When in the field, teams will use 9 fielders.  
  • All players on the roster will bat.

The Major Division is divided into 3 Tiers:

A – This Tier is for players new to baseball or for existing players who require more experience with baseball fundamentals.  

AA  – This Tier is for players with more advanced skills.  

AAA – This Tier is for players with more advanced skills and are ready for greater competition.  

All players will be evaluated to determine which Tier they will play in.  Based on evaluation ratings, teams will be drafted by the coaches. 

A teams will play 8 games and AA and AAA teams will play 12 games during the regular season.  In addition to games, all teams will be scheduled practice times and will participate in play-offs.  Here are some of the rules for Major:

  • A 60-foot diamond with pitching distance set at 46 feet. 
  • AA and AAA feature a full range of tournament play.  In the All Star program, players have the opportunity to play Regional and National tournaments in an effort to represent Canada at the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pennsylvania.
  • When in the field, teams will use 9 fielders.  
  • Only 9 players will be on the batting order.  Player substitutions will be required.  

The Intermediate Division was introduced to help retain players and ease the transition from Major to Junior.  The game is played on a diamond with 50-foot pitching distance and 70-foot base paths.  This offers players an opportunity to transition between the standard Little League field size (46-foot pitching and 60-foot base path) and the Junior|Senior field size (60.5-foot pitching and 90-foot base paths). 

In recent years, we have combined our Intermediate, Junior and Senior players into one Division.  

AA  – This Tier is for players with more advanced skills.  

AAA – This Tier is for players with more advanced skills and are ready for greater competition.  

All players will be evaluated to determine which Tier they will play in.  Based on evaluation ratings, teams will be drafted by the coaches. 

AA and AAA teams will play 10 games during the regular season.  In addition to games, all teams will be scheduled practice times and will participate in play-offs. 

In recent years, we have combined our Intermediate, Junior and Senior players into one Division.  

AA  – This Tier is for players with more advanced skills.  

AAA – This Tier is for players with more advanced skills and are ready for greater competition.  

All players will be evaluated to determine which Tier they will play in.  Based on evaluation ratings, teams will be drafted by the coaches. 

AA and AAA teams will play 10 games during the regular season.  In addition to games, all teams will be scheduled practice times and will participate in play-offs.  

Games are played on an 80-foot diamond with pitching distance set at 60 feet 6 inches.

In recent years, we have combined our Intermediate, Junior and Senior players into one Division.  

AA  – This Tier is for players with more advanced skills.  

AAA – This Tier is for players with more advanced skills and are ready for greater competition.  

All players will be evaluated to determine which Tier they will play in.  Based on evaluation ratings, teams will be drafted by the coaches. 

AA and AAA teams will play 10 games during the regular season.  In addition to games, all teams will be scheduled practice times and will participate in play-offs.  

Games are played on an 90-foot diamond with pitching distance set at 60 feet 6 inches.

Enhancements to the Intermediate, Junior and Senior Divisions

North Regina is excited to announce major enhancements to the IJS Divisions to help increase the level of participation and competition over the next few years.  Many players leave Little League after Major in search of different opportunities.  These players have told us they want to play more competitive baseball, they want to play with their friends and they want the opportunity to travel.  We’ve seriously considered their feedback and have made enhancements to the IJS Divisions that will address all of their concerns and suggestions.

Protect Core Players in Draft

Coaches will have the opportunity to protect 6 players in the draft, including their own player. All players must evaluate in the same tier in order to be placed on the team. If multiple coaches are interested in a player, it is the player's choice where they play.

Bring Them Back from Baseball Regina

Coaches may also protect up to 4 players that have returned from Regina Baseball. This is over and above the 6 players originally protected. Players must not have played Little League in the year previous. Bring them back to NRLL!

Weekday League Games

All games in the IJS Divisions will be played Monday through Thursday to allow time on the weekends for the All-Star Team(s) to practice, play exhibition games and travel to tournaments. The Regular Season will have 10 games plus play-offs.

All-Stars Starts in April

North Regina will begin selection for the All-Star teams in April, allowing the teams an extra two months of practice to prepare for the All-Star Season. This allows teams the opportunity to travel on the weekends during Regular Season.

More Players Means More Teams

Our goal in 2021 is to have two Intermediate Teams, two Junior Teams and one Senior Team from North Regina. These numbers will expand in 2022 and 2023 until we can have proper, tiered Intermediate, Junior and Senior Divisions. Help us reach our goal!

Play at NRLL the Whole Way Through

There are so many reasons to stay and play at North Regina...your friends are here, the baseball is competitive, you get the chance to travel to Canadians and potentially Little League World Series and you can play until you're 16! Play at NRLL and be part of a great thing!