We hear from many parents that their players could use another year of closed base baseball before moving to open base with Intermediates or Juniors, as well as 11 year olds who are ready to play more challenging baseball. Therefore, we are adding the Majors league as an option for 11 and 12 year olds as an option for registration. Little League International requires that we limit the number of teams in this league, so there will be a mandatory try out if your player is interested. More details on that later. So for this next season, 11s will have the option of either playing Triple A or Majors, and 12s will have the option of playing either Majors, Intermediates (an existing option), or even Triple A. We are doing this to ensure we have the right skills progression for all players.
We also hear from many parents that their player would like to play in a more challenging league, so we are also adding in the option to play up one league for any player in league ages 7 to 10. If you??re not sure what league age your player will be next year, please use this link. We settled on that age range because 11s are already being given more options with the Majors division, and we believe players 6 and we under need more playing fundamentals before they try to play with a more competitive league. This will also require a mandatory try out, as we need to ensure that players do have the skills to play with others a year older. More information will be coming out about this as well.
If you want to find out the status of Prairie Ridge fields, Ankeny Parks & Rec weather hotline number is 963-3575, option #4. The city of Ankeny will also place a red flag at the entrances to the fields when the fields are closed.
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