Homepage for Zeeland Little League, which is a baseball and softball organization for 8-14 year olds living in the Zeeland, Michigan area. Find information about the league along with rosters, schedules, and other events here.

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For leagues with overlapping ages, players will be evaluated to determine his/her level of competition at Showcase Day (click here for more details)

Softball

Rookie Ball (4 year olds)

This NEW AND IMPROVED co-ed program serves as the perfect into to baseball and softball! It consists of one day a week of skill development for four weeks. Each week will consist of skill development stations that parents and children rotate through together, with parents teaching the skills at each station (with guidance from Zeeland Rec staff on site). There will also be modified games played to build an understanding of the sport.

 

T League (5-6 year olds)

This is our Tee-Ball League! All balls are hit off tees with no live pitching from coaches or players. This program includes one practice and one game per week.

 

Single A (6-8 year olds)

This is our Coach-Pitch League. Coaches pitch to players, with no live pitching from participants. This program includes one practice and one game per week.

 

Minors Softball (7-10 yr olds)

This is our Kid Pitch/Coach Pitch League. It’s designed to teach participants how to pitch and how to hit against live pitching from other participants. Batters will begin by facing an opposing pitcher, but coaches will step in to pitch if the batter is walked to ensure all hitters get the chance to improve their hitting skills. Stealing is not allowed. The regular season ends with a tournament amongst all other Minors teams.

 

Majors Softball (10-12 yr olds)

This league is for 12 year olds and younger and is the division that the Little League World Series is associated with. This is a Kid Pitch League designed for those with more experience in pitching and hitting live pitching. Coaches do not assist in pitching. Teams in the Majors division also play in a District wide tournament at the end of the regular season.

 


BASEBALL

Rookie Ball (4 year olds)

This NEW AND IMPROVED co-ed program serves as the perfect into to baseball and softball! It consists of one day a week of skill development for four weeks. Each week will consist of skill development stations that parents and children rotate through together, with parents teaching the skills at each station (with guidance from Zeeland Rec staff on site). There will also be modified games played to build an understanding of the sport.

 

T League (5-6 year olds)

This is our Tee-Ball League! All balls are hit off tees with no live pitching from coaches or players. This program includes one practice and one game per week.

 

Single A (6-8 year olds)

This is our Coach-Pitch League. Coaches pitch to players, with no live pitching from participants. This program includes one practice and one game per week.

 

AA National Baseball (7-9 yr olds)

This is our Kid Pitch/Coach Pitch League. It’s designed to teach participants how to pitch and how to hit against live pitching from other participants. Batters will begin by facing an opposing pitcher, but coaches will step in to pitch if the batter is walked to ensure all hitters get the chance to improve their hitting skills. Stealing is not allowed.

 

AA American Baseball (8-9 yr olds)

This is a Kid Pitch League designed for those with more experience in pitching and hitting live pitching. Coaches do not assist in pitching. Stealing is not allowed.

 

AAA National Baseball (8-10 yr olds)

This is a more advanced Kid Pitch League that also introduces players to stealing while on base. The regular season ends with a post-season “Karl Elzinga Tournament” between all AAA National teams. This is also the first level where players are eligible to try out for Zeeland Little League All-Star Teams (All-Star seasons occur after the regular season ends).

 

AAA American Baseball (9-11 yr olds)

This league has similar rules to the Majors division (10-12 yr olds). This league helps to prepare players for playing in the Majors division. The regular season ends with a post-season “Karl Elzinga Tournament” between all of the AAA National teams. All players are eligible to try out for Zeeland Little League All-Star Teams (All-Star seasons occur after the regular season ends).

 

Majors Baseball (10-12 yr olds)

This league is for 12 year olds and younger and is the division that the Little League World Series is associated with. This is the highest division playing with 60 ft bases and 48 ft mounds, as the later divisions for 13 year olds and older have larger field dimensions. Teams in the Majors division also play in a District wide tournament at the end of the regular season.

 

50-70 Baseball (12-13 yr olds)

This league is primarily for 13 year olds, but 12 year olds also have the option to bypass Majors and play 50/70. Teams play home games at Zeeland Christian, where the field dimensions are 50 ft mounds and 70 ft bases. Teams play against other 50/70 teams in the West-Michigan area, which involves some travel. This is the first time players are introduced to leading off on the bases and pitchers can “balk”. Teams in the 50/70 Division also play in a District wide tournament at the end of the regular season. Players in the 50/70 Division are eligible to play on a 50/70 All-Star team after the District Tournament.

 

Juniors Baseball (13-14 yr olds)

This league is primarily for 14 year olds, but 13 year olds also have the option to bypass 50/70 and play Juniors. Teams play home games at Legends Field, where the field dimensions are 60 ft mound and 90 ft bases. Teams play against other Juniors teams in the West-Michigan area, which involves some travel. This division is the first time players are playing at the field dimensions they will play at for the rest of their career. Teams in the Juniors Division also play in a District wide tournament at the end of the regular season. Players in the Juniors Division are eligible to play on a Juniors All-Star team after the District Tournament.