The Difference Between Double-A and Single-A

SINGLE-A (5UA-14UA)

  • Purely recreational (non competitive or slightly competitive)
  • Excellent opportunity for new players to learn the sport
  • Players are not allowed to lead off the base (tight bases) at 9uA, modified leads at 10uA, and loose bases at 11uA and above
  • Run limit per inning at 7uA – 12uA for each team
  • There are no balks called until 11uA
  • Coaches are required to play all the players during a game according to the "fair play" rule
  • Players are placed on teams by schools and surrounding neighborhoods as best we can.

DOUBLE-A (8UAA - 14UAA)

  • Recreational but competitive - Player skill/experience levels are average
  • Occasionally participates in local, state and national level tournaments
  • “Loose bases” - Players are allowed to lead off the base at 9uAA and above.
  • Dropped third strike batters are allowed to try to steal first at 9uAA and above
  • Balks are called on pitchers
  • Run limit per inning at 8uAA – 10uAA for each team
  • Coaches are required to play all the players during a game according to the "fair play" rule
  • Players are selected to teams by coaches holding team tryouts

Click here for an AA Information Sheet for Parents and Coaches





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