This is a more competitive division. The majority of players in this division are 9 and 10years old, along with a few 8 year olds with advanced skills. All 11 and 12 year olds not drafted onto a Majors division team will be drafted into the Minors Division. More advanced fundamentals of hitting, throwing, and fielding are emphasized with the goal of reaching a skill level that prepares them for the Majors division level. Players pitch to hitters. 12 years olds are not allowed to pitch in this division by National Little League rules for safety reasons. Base stealing is allowed. All players bat and must play a minimum of 3 innings in the field. Players go through a pre-season try-out and are drafted onto teams by the managers. Those players not drafted onto a Minors team may be drafted onto a AAA team. Players may be “called up” to the Majors prior to, or during the season to fill vacancies. Scores and standings are kept. All Minors teams participate in a postseason double elimination playoff tournament that extends up to two weeks (depending upon your team’s success) beyond the end of the regular season.