Softball League Descriptions

Players are placed into leagues based upon their Little League age as follows.  In special instances, however, some leagues may also consider parental requests, player skill level & the number of registrants.  Click on each league name for additional information.

Minor League = 7, 8 & 9-year-olds
The league is designed to develop the player’s defensive and offensive skills and understanding of softball strategy from the perspective of different positions. A primary emphasis will be on the individual’s enjoyment of the sport.

Major League = 10, 11 & 12-year-olds
The league is designed for players looking to advance their skill levels as the competition gets better. The coaches will draft their teams.

Junior League = 13 & 14-year-olds
The league is designed for players who want to further develop their skills in order to play high school softball. The league will generally follow high school rules with some modification and should be both competitive and entertaining. The coaches will draft their teams and positions will be determined by skill.

Senior League = 15 & 16-year-olds
Most league players will have played on a high school team or will, in the future, be playing interscholastic softball. This league is designed to continue a player’s preparation for a high school. Individuals will become more specialized in the positions that they will play and participation time will vary. This program is offered only if there is enough player interest.

Note: Softball is designed to have a Rookie League for 7 & 8-year-olds, a Minor League for 9 & 10-year-olds and a Major League for 11 & 12-year-olds.  In recent years, however, registration numbers have not been sufficient to support three leagues for players under 10 years old.

Leagues not active in 2018:

Rookie League (not currently active, merged into Minor League for 2018) = 7 & 8-year-olds
The league will be a short season of 10 games and is designed to teach the very basics of the game to these new players. The major emphasis will be to have fun while learning these basics and foster a love for the game for future years.

Big League (not currently active) = 17 & 18-year-olds
This is WMLL’s highest level of competition and player skill development. It provides a high level of competition for players, most of who have competed at the high school level.

Tournament Team:

WMLL sponsors under 10 (U10) & under 12 (U12) tournament teams. Selected players represent WMLL in local tournaments.  Click HERE for additional information.