Minors AA

 

Description Minors AA is the first division where the players start to pitch. To aid the transition to player pitching the pitching machine is used for 2 innings per game during the early season. Minors AA also introduces base stealing (with modified rules). Games in Minors AA are scored, pitches are counted, and season standings are tracked. All teams qualify for the playoffs – with the top 2 teams in the playoffs competing in the championship game. A Minors AA game lasts approximately 2 hours (or occasionally longer). Umpires are used in Minors AA games.
Age Baseball age 8, 9 or 10.  First time players to Minor are assessed for the AA division, returning players to Minors are assessed for AAA division, but may be placed in AA based on assessment results.
Location Minors AA games are played at Blueridge Park and on the Seycove diamond.
Games Minors AA teams play twice per week.  One game during the week and one game on Saturday. The schedule will vary from week to week to allow all teams to play one another.  Rained out games are rescheduled by the division coordinator, which could mean two weekday games.
Practices Minors AA teams practice once per week on Sunday. Teams in this division may also book sessions in the Myrtle Park batting cage and additional practices during the week. To book an extra practice session please email field_booking@msll.ca
Teams Teams are made up of 11-13 players.  Assessments for all new and returning minors players are held in February. Teams are formed via a draft process in order to ensure balanced teams. If you have any questions, please contact the player agent prior to the draft, playeragent@msll.ca
Uniform Minors AA players receive a team jersey, team belt and baseball hat which must be worn to all games. Players return their jersey and belt at the end of the season. Player must provide their own grey baseball pants with belt loops.  Players are also required to provided their own cleats, helmet and jock/jill in this division.
Volunteer Each family is required to volunteer. In AA, there will be full field preparation, scorekeeping, pitch counting and concession shifts.
Rules Minors AA Rules
Call Ups If a Minors AA teams has less than 10 players available for a game, they may call up a player from the Rookie Senior division. The player agent will provide the Minors AA coaches with a call up list of Rookie Senior players who may be called up to the AA division. The AA Division Coordinator will provide you with the full list of call-up rules at the start of the season.
Coordinator VACANT – minoraa@msll.ca
Resources Team Manager GuideField Prep GuideScorekeeping TutorialScorekeeping Cheat Sheet,  Pitch Count Guide