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Single A

     Single A (known as Rookies prior to 2012) is designed for players league age 6-7. At this level, batters are pitched to by a pitching machine. If the batter does not get a hit in five pitches from the pitching machine, the batter will then hit off a batting tee.  Coaches are required to rotate each player through defensive positions.  Coaches begin focusing on defensive fundamentals as this division recognizes a three-out inning.  No umpires and no score keeping with exception of a five-run rule per inning.

Ages

Single A players will turn 6, 7 or 8 during the current calendar year.  If your player is 6 this year and has not played before, we require that he or she play 1 year at the T-Ball Level before moving up to Single A.

Season

Weather permitting, Single A practices begin in early to mid April with games starting by the end of April (weather permitting). SLL makes every effort to encourage coaches to have two weeks of practice, with two practices per week before the season begins.  Once games start, coaches are encouraged to have at least one practice per week in addition to games.  The season ends the last week of the school year.

Teams

SLL will do their best to keep kids on teams as they relate to geographic areas (ie: Sagle, Sandpoint, Colburn).  SLL tries to cap teams at 10 so kids can have as much playing time as possible.  

Location

Practices may be at area schools.  Games are played at the Nazarene Church field in Ponderay.

Games

Games are no longer than one hour and forty-five minutes OR six innings, whichever is first.  Games are played in the afternoon with the first set at 4:00 pm and the second game at 6:00 pm.  There are usually two games per week.  Games are played Monday through Friday.

Equipment

Sandpoint Little League exclusive Jersey (T-shirt) and Major League Baseball cap are provided to players by the league.  SLL also provides coaches with helmets, bats and catching equipment.  Cleats and baseball pants are encouraged but not required.  Players need to have a baseball mitt.

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