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Little League Mission  
"promote, develop, supervise, and voluntarily assist in all lawful ways, the interest of those who will participate in Little League Baseball and Softball."
 
Through proper guidance and exemplary leadership, the Little League program assists children in developing the qualities of citizenship, discipline, teamwork and physical well-being. By espousing the virtues of character, courage and loyalty, the Little League Baseball and Softball program is designed to develop superior citizens rather than superior athletes.  
  

About the Programs We Offer

 

Tee-Ball

Tee-Ball for Boys and Girls: League Age 4 to 6 Year Olds 

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Tee Ball is for boys and girls who want to learn the fundamentals of throwing, hitting, fielding, sportsmanship and teamwork.  A softer baseball is used during practices and games.  In Tee Ball, players learn how to hit a ball off a batting tee, running the bases and learning what the positions on the field are called.  The primary goals of Tee Ball are to instruct children in the fundamentals of baseball and to allow them to experience the value of teamwork, therefore no scores or standings are kept. Rosters may be composed of between 12 and 15 players.  The season generally comprises of approximately 12 games and no standings or scores are kept.  The playing diamond used is a 60-foot diamond.  
EXCEPTION: By local option, a player who is league age 6 for the current season and has played a year in T-Ball may be "moved up" to the Coach Pitch division. 

 

Coach Pitch Baseball

Coach Pitch for Boys: League Age 7 to 8 Year Olds
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Coach Pitch is for younger boys with less experience.  This division serves as our training ground for boys pursuing baseball.  In this program, coaches focus on throwing, fielding & hitting fundamentals and mechanics.  During games, coaches live pitch up to 5-balls to every batter until a hit, 5-pitches or an out is recorded.  A softer baseball is used during practices and games.  Our Coach Pitch program is typically for players ages 7-8.  Rosters may be composed of typically 10-15 players.  The season generally comprises of approximately 12 games.  Standings and scores are kept.  The diamond used is a 60-foot diamond.
EXCEPTION: Participants league age 6 are permitted to advance to the Coach Pitch division after participation in Tee-Ball for one year.  By local option, some of the 9-year-olds could "play down" in the Coach Pitch division.  This decision is made entirely by the league's Player Agent and Board of Directors.

 

Majors Baseball

Majors Baseball for Boys: League Age 9 to 12 Year Olds

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Majors Baseball is for boys with experience playing baseball.  This division allows for more advanced levels of play and adoption of more complex rules.   It continues to be an instructional league and further expands on pitching/catching and advanced playing techniques. Players will continue to face pitching by other players.   The Minor Baseball Division program is typically for players ages 11-12.  Rosters may be composed of typically 10-14 players that is brought about from a player draft.  The season generally comprises of approximately 20 league games, and standings and scores are kept. A post-season double-elimination playoff format is offered to all teams. The local league has an option to choose a AAA Tournament Team (or "All Stars") of 11-12-year-olds where they can experience tournament competition at the District, Sectional & State levels. The diamond used is a 60-foot diamond and the pitching distance is 46 feet.
EXCEPTION: However, by local option, some of the 9-year-olds could "play down" in the Coach Pitch Division. This decision is made entirely by the league's Player Agent and Board of Directors.

 

Juniors Baseball

Junior League Baseball : League Age 13 to 14 Year Olds
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Junior League Baseball Division is for boys ages 13-14 with more baseball experience.  In this advanced program, coaches continue to focus on throwing, fielding, hitting & pitching fundamentals and mechanics.   Rosters may be composed of typically 10-14 players.  The season generally comprises of approximately 25 inter-league games, and standings and scores are kept.  Our local league has an option to choose a Tournament Team (or "All Stars") of 13 to 14-year-olds from within this division, and the team may enter the International Tournament.  The diamond used is a 90-foot diamond and the pitching distance is 60 feet 6 inches. 

 

Seniors Baseball

Senior League Baseball : League Age 15 to 16 Year Olds
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Senior League Baseball Division is for boys ages 15-16 with more baseball experience.  In this advanced program, coaches continue to focus on throwing, fielding, hitting & pitching fundamentals and mechanics.   Rosters may be composed of typically 10-14 players.  The season generally comprises of approximately 25 inter-league games, and standings and scores are kept.  Our local league has an option to choose a Tournament Team (or "All Stars") of 15 to 16-year-olds from within this division, and the team may enter the International Tournament.  The diamond used is a 90-foot diamond and the pitching distance is 60 feet 6 inches.  

 

Coach Pitch Softball

Coach Pitch for Girls: League Age 6 to 8 Year Olds
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Coach Pitch is for younger girls with less experience.  This division serves as our training ground for girls preparing themselves for our softball divisions.  In this program, coaches focus on throwing, fielding & hitting fundamentals and mechanics.  During games, coaches live pitch up to 5-balls to every batter until a hit, 5-pitches or an out is recorded.  A softer baseball is used during practices and games.  Our Coach Pitch program is typically for players ages 6-8.  Rosters may be composed of typically 10-15 players.  The season generally comprises of approximately 12 games.  Standings and scores are kept.  The diamond used is a 60-foot diamond.
EXCEPTION: Participants league age 5 are permitted to advance to the Coach Pitch division after participation in Tee-Ball for one year.  By local option, some of the 9-year-olds could "play down" in the Coach Pitch division, and some of the 8-year-olds could "play up" in the Minors division.  This decision is made entirely by the league's Player Agent and Board of Directors.  

 

Minors Softball

Girls Minor League Softball: League Age 8 to 10 Year Olds
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The Girls Minor League Softball program serves as a softball training ground for young girls with less experience. Our minor league softball system consists of players ages 8-10.  Although not a requirement, girls looking to eventually enter the softball program should first look to gain basic skills in our Tee Ball & Coach Pitch Programs.  In this program, coaches focus on throwing, fielding, hitting & pitching fundamentals and mechanics.  Rosters may be composed of typically 10-14 players.  The season generally comprises of approximately 20 inter-league games, and standings and scores are kept. A post-season double-elimination playoff format is offered to all teams.  Aside from teaching the sport of softball, Little League prides itself on strengthening the self-esteem of its participants, and promoting teamwork and sportsmanship. The ball used is a 10" softball and the diamond used is a 60-foot diamond and the pitching distance is 35 feet.

 

Majors Softball

Girls Major League Softball: League Age 10 to 12 Year Olds
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The Girls Majors Softball Division is for girls ages 10-12 with more softball experience.  In this advanced program, coaches continue to focus on throwing, fielding, hitting & pitching fundamentals and mechanics.  Rosters may be composed of typically 10-14 players.  The season generally comprises of approximately 20 inter-league games, and standings and scores are kept.   A post-season double-elimination playoff format is offered to all teams.  Aside from teaching the sport of softball, Little League prides itself on strengthening the self-esteem of its participants, and promoting teamwork and sportsmanship. The diamond used is a 60-foot diamond and the pitching distance is 40 feet.

 

Juniors Softball

Girls Junior League Softball : League Age 12 to 14 Year Olds
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The Girls Junior Softball Division is for girls ages 12-14 with more softball experience.  In this advanced program, coaches continue to focus on throwing, fielding, hitting & pitching fundamentals and mechanics.  Rosters may be composed of typically 10-14 players.  The season generally comprises of approximately 20 inter-league games, and standings and scores are kept.   A post-season double-elimination playoff format is offered to all teams.   Our local league has an option to choose a Tournament Team (or "All Stars") of 12 to 14-year-olds from within this division, and the team may enter the International Tournament.  Aside from teaching the sport of softball, Little League prides itself on strengthening the self-esteem of its participants, and promoting teamwork and sportsmanship. The diamond used is a 60-foot diamond and the pitching distance is 40 feet. 

 

Seniors Softball

Girls Senior League Softball : League Age 14 to 16 Year Olds
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The Girls Senior Softball Division is for girls ages 14-16 with more softball experience.  In this advanced program, coaches continue to focus on throwing, fielding, hitting & pitching fundamentals and mechanics.  Rosters may be composed of typically 10-14 players.  The season generally comprises of approximately 20 inter-league games, and standings and scores are kept.   A post-season double-elimination playoff format is offered to all teams.   Our local league has an option to choose a Tournament Team (or "All Stars") of 13 to 16-year-olds from within this division, and the team may enter the International Tournament.  Aside from teaching the sport of softball, Little League prides itself on strengthening the self-esteem of its participants, and promoting teamwork and sportsmanship. The diamond used is a 60-foot diamond and the pitching distance is 43 feet. 

   

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Coxsackie-Athens Little League
P.O. Box 93
Athens, NY 12015

Phone: 518-945-8155
Email: [email protected]
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Wall of Champions

Girls Senior League Softball go to State Tournament!

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Girls Junior League Softball win Section 3 Title!

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Boys Junior League Baseball take District 15 Title!

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Boys Major League Baseball win District 15 AAA Title!

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Boys Minor League Baseball take Section 3 AAA Title!

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