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Bethlehem Little League

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We are located in Henrico Va, if you are signing up please be sure your residence or school is within our boundaries.
Bethlehem is a special and unique League. We have been around since 1960 and have impacted countless family's and individuals. Our goal here at BLL is pretty simple. We want to be a place for kids. We want them to feel like they are apart of something. For the kids to have a place they feel is theirs and is a source of comfort and joy. To hold their includement into this league close to their heart. If we can provide a place for kids to feel safe and apart of something that is positive and meaningful we have succeeded in our goal. The youth have so many lessons to learn and baseball is a great teacher of life. All the ingredients that go into a ball team and the struggles of learning and playing the game are a very close simulator of what life can bring us. Kids will be tested on character, restraint, courage and other key traits that will help propel them in the game of life. 

Tee Ball 4-5yrs old - LL Baseball

Registration closes on 04/01/2020 at 11:59 PM
Season Dates: 03/28/2020 to 06/13/2020
$70.00

Coach Pitch/Machine Pitch 6-8yrs old - LL Baseball

Registration closes on 04/01/2020 at 11:59 PM
Season Dates: 03/28/2020 to 06/13/2020
$100.00

Minor Kid Pitch (46/60) 9-11 yrs old LL Baseball

Registration closes on 04/01/2020 at 11:59 PM
Season Dates: 03/28/2020 to 06/13/2020
$110.00

Major (46/60)10-12yrs old LL Baseball

Registration closes on 04/01/2020 at 11:59 PM
Season Dates: 03/28/2020 to 06/13/2020
$110.00

Intermediate (50/70) 12-13 yrs old LL Baseball

Registration closes on 04/01/2020 at 11:59 PM
Season Dates: 03/28/2020 to 06/13/2020
$125.00

Senior (60/90) 13-16yrs old LL Baseball

Registration closes on 04/01/2020 at 11:59 PM
Season Dates: 10/01/2019 to 10/01/2020
$125.00

In-Person sign up dates: All dates are from 10am to 2pm for 2020 Spring Season

Nov 9th and more dates TBD


This information is key to help you know exactly what division he or she will be in and a list of some key rules for that division. We play by little league rules which are also refered to as green book rules. Each teams manager will receive 2018 green book which will have the current rules approved by Little League International.
 
Check the Age Breakdown chart as it will show you the League Age for your child coming into the 2016 Spring Season.

AGE CHART FOR 2018 click link---  2020 Age Chart

You must live in our boundary or go to a school that is in our boundary to be eligible to sign up.

T-Ball Division

AGES- 4-6 yrs old 

See age chart to determine child's age

This division is a non competitive division.You will play on Saturdays only. In past years we play 10am and 12noon. Each Team gets a week day practice and Game on Saturday. Watching these young ballplayers improve each week is really fun. This is a great time for parents to introduce sports to their child by being on a team and learning good lessons. We strive to teach the fundamentals of the game with positive encouragement. Our coaches are volunteers and this divisions is where new coaches are born. Most coaches start in Teeball and progress with their child. Friends will be made and a great environment to be apart of.

Dont need to have a baseball background to coach TeeBall but a desire to be a positive role model. Their are many tools at our disposal for new coaches to learn how to accomplish the goal of a successful teeball season.  Parents will be a big part in this division. As the players get older, they will mature quickly on a baseball field. In TeeBall the kids at these ages will not always perform as planned, but that is expected and the kids will make us all smile as they learn the game. The main goal is to introduce the game, teach the basics, learn the fundamentals and celebrate the learning process the whole way thru. 

Score is not kept but we do have rules we play by. Games played on TeeBall and Senior Fields

9 players are not mandatory to play the game.
Bat lineup all the way through unless 3 outs are made
Soft tee-ball will be used - not a baseball
Three outs switches sides
If all players bat in one inning before three outs are recorded, side switches
All hitters must wear helmet 
Two coaches allowed in field with players
All players can play in field defensively, players will need to fill the 9 positions with remaining filling in the gaps
Batting team's coach must be at home plate to place ball on tee for batter
Play is over when player in field throws back to pitcher or throws into home plate.
Ball must go past chalk semi-circle in front of home plate to be considered a fair ball
Base coaches must be adults
Play 1 hr to 1hr an 15 min game, runs are not recorded. 

Coach pitch/ Machine Pitch Division

AGES-6-8 yrs old

See age chart to determine child's age

These 2 divisions is one of the most entertaining and exciting divisions. Lots of fun for the players and parents,  and its the beginning of competitive baseball. These division are all fun with plenty of hitting and defense, the game comes to life in this division.

We will do a 6-7 Coach pitch and a 7-8 Machine Pitch for kids ages 6-8 yrs old. Coach pitch for 6-7s and Machine pitch for 7-8s.

Machine Pitch is played with a spring loaded Pitching Machine which is the official Little League approved Machine Pitch. This division will interleague with other little leagues around the area and score/standings are kept. We post standings and play a postseason will all teams that want to particapate. In past years we play a week day game and a Saturday day game. 12 to 15 regular season games will be played.


Bat lineup all the way through
Must have atleast 9 players on each team to begin and end play
Three outs switches sides
Five run limit per inning switches sides
Batters must wear helmet with facemask
Offensive team' s coach feeds baseballs into pitching machine or coach will pitch for 6-7s
Batter gets 5 hit-able pitches,but can strike out before reaching 5 pitches,
Player can foul off 5th pitch till conclusion of at bat
To end play pitcher must have ball within the circle around the mound 
A ball that hits machine is dead and batter awarded first base 
No stealing is allowed
9 players allowed in the field defensively placed in 9 positions
Little League's mandatory play rule in effect
Base coaches must be adults
Must play at least 4 innings - 1 hour 30 minute time limit on games

Minor Division

AGES-9-13 yrs old

See age chart to determine child's age

This division is where the kids learn to pitch, its a competitive division. We interleague with other leagues in the area and some travel will be done. This division is mostly 9-10 yr old. We play 12-15 games as well as a postseason. 

Bat lineup all the way through
Three outs switches sides
Can steal all bases
Five run limit per inning switches sides
Batters may wear helmet with or without face mask
No coaches allowed in field
Nine players allowed in the field defensively placed in nine positions
Little League's mandatory play rule in effect
One base coach must be adult, other base coach can be adult or player, player must wear helmet
Must play at least 4 innings - 1 hour 45 minute time limit on games

Major Division

AGES-10-12 yrs old

See age chart to determine childs age

This division is called "The Little League Division". This division is the one you see on TV called The Little League World Series.  We interleague with other leagues in the area and some travel will be done. This division is mostly 11-12 yr old. We play 12-15 games as well as a postseason. 

Bat lineup all the way through
Three outs switches sides
Can steal all bases
Can not lead off bases till ball crosses plate
No run limit, no coaches allowed in field
Nine players allowed in the field defensively placed in nine positions
All players must play at least two innings defensively and 1 at-bat
Third base coach must be adult, First base coach can be adult or player, player must wear helmet
Little League's mandatory play rule in effect
Pitchers warming up may use bullpen down foul lines - player wearing helmet must protect pitcher from foul balls
Must play at least 4 innings - 1 hour 45 minute time limit on games, 10:30PM curfew

Intermediate / Junior / Senior

Intermediate Ages 12-13 yrs old

Junior Division-AGES-13-14 yrs old

Senior Division AGES-15-16 yrs old

See age chart to determine child's age

In these divisions we play many of the Little leagues around the area, We play teams in Chesterfield,Hanover, Henrico and the city of Richmond. A well balance of competitive ball and Recreational Ball. Their is a nice mix of talent and a great way to help improve your skills. You will play 12-15 games and we have several postseason opportunity's for our ball players.

Bat lineup all the way through
Three outs switches sides
No run limit, no coaches allowed in field
Nine players allowed in the field defensively
All players must play at least two innings defensively
One base coach must be adult, other base coach can be adult or player, player must wear helmet
Must play at least 5 innings, 2 hour time limit on games, 10:30PM curfew

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