Division Information

Updated Sunday January 24, 2016 by Hilltop.

  • Pee Wee (4 years of age)
    The coed instructional league is aimed at the introduction of the sport to players in a fun non-competitive environment. Sessions will be held at Steel Field on Saturday mornings beginning in March. The first 35 minutes of the session with be instruction with a game to follow with teams made up of that day’s participation. No records are kept and player awards are presented at season's end. The registration fee is only $50 for this age group. Please wear shorts/sweats and sneakers.  Children will receive a Hilltop T-shirt at their first session.

Softball

  • Tee-Ball (ages 5-6)
    The coed Tee-Ball league is aimed at the introduction and development of baseball fundamentals (e.g. proper throwing and catching, positions, basic strategies) in a non-competitive environment. Tee-Ball uses a "soft" baseball with players hitting off "Tees". All boys & girls are together and receive a full uniform and end of season trophies.
  • Cadette Division (ages 7-8)
    The Cadette softball league is aimed at the development of softball fundamentals in a semi-competitive environment. Players begin to use an eleven-inch softball, larger then the baseball used in Tee-ball. In the Cadette League, players hit pitches tossed by a pitching machine. Batters/runners are called safe or out, and scores for games are kept with run limits. Though standings are kept, the primary focus throughout the Cadettes' regular season is on players' understanding of the game and development toward their own potential. Cadette Softball is played on a small field with 46ft bases and with four outfielders.
  • Minors softball (ages 9-10)
    The Minors softball league is comprised of girls’ ages 9 -10 and offers further player development under structured, game conditions. The game is divided by both Players pitch and pitching machine using regulation softballs, batters/runners are called safe or out, and scores for games are kept. The primary focus throughout the Minors' regular season is on players' understanding of the game and the development of pitching. For advanced players we have a tournament team offering six innings of child pitch.
  • Majors softball (ages 11-12)
    The Majors softball league is comprised of players ages 11-12 per Babe Ruth softball rules. Players learn and develop the more advanced techniques and strategies of the game, allowing them to experience inter-town recreation level play and prepare for play at advanced levels if desired. Player pitch and base stealing is allowed.

Baseball

  • Tee-Ball (age 5)
    The coed Tee-Ball league is aimed at the introduction and development of baseball fundamentals (e.g. proper throwing and catching, positions, basic strategies) in a non-competitive environment. Tee-Ball uses a "soft" baseball with players hitting off "Tees". All boys & girls are together and receive a full uniform and end of season trophies.
  • Cadet baseball (ages 6-7)
    The Cadet baseball league is aimed at the continued development of baseball fundamentals in a semi-competitive environment. Cadet baseball uses a soft baseball. In the Cadet League players hit pitches tossed by a pitching machine. Batters/runners are called safe or out, and scores for games are kept with run limits though standings are kept, the primary focus throughout the Cadets' regular season is on players' understanding of the game and development toward their own potential. Cadette Baseball is played on a small field with 48ft bases with four outfielders.
  • Prep baseball (age 8)
    The Prep baseball level is intended to give players the initial opportunity to both pitch and face player pitching without any inordinate mismatch in size and age between pitcher and batter. Hard baseballs are used and protective gear is required. The game format is 3 innings of player pitch and 3 innings of pitching machine. No stealing or bunting is allowed. Four outfielders are used as players become accustomed to a standard little league sized field.
  • Minors baseball (ages 9-10)
    The Minors baseball level offer further player development under structured, game conditions. Players pitch hard balls, batters/runners are called safe or out, and scores for six-inning games are kept. Though standings are kept, the primary focus throughout the Minor's regular season is on players' understanding of the game and development toward their own potential. Balls and Strikes are called and players are allowed to advance at own risk with modified stealing rules.
  • Majors baseball (ages 11-12)
    The Majors baseball is now 50/70 in that leads, steals and pick offs are introduced. This second year division will bridge the players from traditional 46/60ft to 60ft/90ft baseball when they become thirteen. This level offers a competitive league for all players. Players learn and develop the more advanced techniques and strategies of the game. Games are seven innings.