Little League Age Chart for All Little Leaguers in 2023
Knowing your Little Leaguer's baseball or softball age is important for determining the division they will be playing in.
Putting players in the correct age group ensures that the competition is fair among the divisions as kids learn to play sports and that no one team has an advantage over another due to a gap in age.
In this article, we'll answer common questions and share quick access to the Little League age charts for baseball and softball divisions in 2023.
Keep in mind that these age charts are only for the year 2023 and are subject to change for future seasons.
How are Little League ages determined?
For Little League Baseball players and those in the Little League Challenger Division, Little League ages are determined based on the player's age as of August 31st of the current year.
This age is the same as how many schools determine the grade of a student, a change that made it easier for Little League players to participate in baseball or softball with their classmates and friends.
Little League Softball divisions, on the other hand, use January 1st of the current year as the age determination date.
Little League Baseball Age Chart and resources
Below is the Little League Age Chart for Little League Baseball divisions.
To determine your player's league age, match the month with the year of birth. The age is located in blue in the far right column.
Remember that this age chart is only for baseball divisions in the year 2023 and may change for future seasons.
Click here to download a PDF version of the Little League Baseball Age Chart.
Alternatively, you can use the Little League Age Calculator to determine your player’s league age.
If you haven't found a local Little League yet, be sure to stop by the Little League's League Finder.
Read our related article on the Little League World Series age limit for more information.
Little League Softball Age Chart and resources
The league age for Little League Softball players is slightly different.
Below is the Little League Softball Age Chart for Little League Softball divisions.
To determine the age of your player for the current season, match the month with the year of birth. The player's league age is located in the orange column to the right.
Keep in mind that this chart is only for softball divisions in the year 2023 and is subject to change after the season.
Click here to download a PDF version of the Little League Softball Age Chart above.
You can choose to use the Little League Age Calculator instead.
Not sure where to register your player? Find local softball Little Leagues using the League Finder.
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Frequently asked questions
What is the new Little League age rule?
Recently, a new Little League age rule was instituted to include players up to the age of 22.
Including 22-year-old players is up to local leagues and is only if the league does not have a Senior League Challenger Division.
Additionally, players ages 15 and older who no longer fit into the Little League Challenger Division can be chosen for a Senior League Challenger Division team.
How does baseball age work?
Little League Baseball age is determined by how old the player is as of August 31st of the current year.
Little League Softball age is determined by the age of a player as of January 1st of the current year.
A Little League baseball or softball age establishes a single age for the player for the duration of the season, regardless of the player's actual age (such as if they have a birthday mid-season).
What are the baseball categories by age?
The baseball categories by age are the following:
Tee Ball: ages 4-7 years old
Minor League Division Team: ages 5-11 years old
Major Division: ages 9-12 years old
Intermediate: ages 11-13 years old
Junior League Division Team: ages 12-14 years old
Senior League Division Team: ages 13-16 and up
Read More: Little League World Series Winners. Here's a list of the LLWS winners throughout the years and when the 2023 Little League World Series will take place!
League age is determined by the player's age as of August 31st for baseball players and January 1st for softball players of the current year.
The player's league age will remain the same regardless of if the player is two ages during the season.
These age rules place players in a division suitable for their age and experience level and give Little Leaguers a fair chance for the season.
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