Topic: Difference between AA and AAA


bhtseagles    -- 06-28-2005 @ 4:19 PM
  Does anyone know of an official definition or the difference between a AA and AAA classification at the little league level? A league I am in is going to move into dividing teams into AA and AAA divisions next year.

Thanks

MM


Domerskee    -- 06-29-2005 @ 7:00 AM
  T my knowledge the only "official" divisions of LL are Tee Ball, Minor, Major, Junior, Senior, and Big League.  That said most parks have in park separations that include Coach Pitch or machine pitch.  At our park coach pitch is called Minors and what is by definition Minors is call Intermediate.  Id suggest getting with someone from the park to explain their break down.


CoachBill    -- 06-29-2005 @ 9:16 AM
  A,AA,AAA and Majors are used in USSSA baseball. There is quite a difference in the level of play in each move up in classification. At least around here.


hball    -- 06-29-2005 @ 2:23 PM
  Go to the USSSA website and read what they describe as classifications.  But here in the Houston area Majors are teams that are form from the entire area not just league teams. They usually reload a few players very year.  AAA are the serious travel teams that may be from a single geographic area though not always.  Both Majors and AAA tend to play togther year round.  AA baseball can be Allstar teams from leagues or select teams who have just formed that are trying to get some expierence.  Two of the biggest leagues in town had AAA, AA league but signup as a team (No draft).  Indivudals who signup with leagues usally are put on teams that get a A ball classification.  

As with anything that is subjective there are people who play lower level than they should (sandbaggers) who are really just trophy hunting.  

In my opinion any league that takes all kids who signup and gets them on teams should be classified a A with maybe the allstar teams being AA.

Hope that helps


synwave7    -- 06-30-2005 @ 9:49 AM
  eagle,
USSSA Baseball does indeed use the AA, AAA, Majors league designations however our Rec League also uses them.  The follwing is a descritption of each of our leagues.

T-Ball (5)
Age : 5

Instructional league for boys and girls to teach the basic fundamentals of baseball. Batters hit from a batting tee and a low injury factor baseball is used. Scores of games are not kept and there are no league standings.

T-Ball (6)
Age : 6

Instructional league for boys and girls to teach the basic fundamentals of baseball. Batters hit from a batting tee for the first 4 games, followed by coach pitch for the remainder of the year. A low injury factor baseball is used. Scores of games are not kept and there are no league standings.

A Ball
Age : 7

Instructional minor league for boys and girls to teach the basic fundamentals of baseball. Coach pitch is used for the entire year. A low injury factor baseball is used. Scores of games are not kept and there are no league standings.

AA Baseball
Age : 8

Instructional minor league that continues to teach the basic fundamentals of baseball. Players begin to pitch, and fungo rules apply. A low injury factor baseball is used. Scores of games are not kept and there are no league standings. All stars are selected and participate in an end of the year inter-league All star game.

AAA Baseball
Age: 9

Transitional minor league with the introduction of competition. A Regulation baseball is used. Fundamentals of base stealing are introduced. Team records and league standings are kept. Trophies are awarded to the 1st and 2nd place teams. All-Stars are selected for an end of the year inter-league All-Star game.

Minors Baseball
Age: 10

This is a minor league provides a higher level of competition but is a continuation of the instructional leagues. A regulation baseball is used. Placement is determined by tryouts and player draft. Team records and league standings are kept. Trophies are awarded to the 1st and 2nd place teams. All-Stars are selected for Williamsport tournament play.

Etc. etc. etc.

Hope this helps...

Syn

This message was edited by synwave7 on 6-30-05 @ 9:49 AM


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