Divisions

Updated Tuesday January 31, 2017 by CHYAA Admin.

Baseball

Major/70: Typically played by 11 and 12 year olds. Featuring a 50' pitching distance and 70' base paths, this division is offered as an option to the major division format, and includes a tournament trail from District competition through the World Series in Aberdeen, Maryland at the Ripken Baseball Complex featuring 8 International Champions. *Note - To qualify for this division, players tryout and must be drafted by a Major 70 team.

Major/60Typically played by 9 to 11 year olds. Features a 46' pitching distance and 60' base paths. Special base running rules are also in effect. This division is offered as an option to the major division format, and includes a tournament trail from District competition through the World Series. *Note - To qualify for this division, players tryout and must be drafted by a Major 60 team.

AAA: Typically for ballplayers ages 8-9. Players build and refine their fundamental skills while beginning to understand game strategy and teamwork. In most regions, participants first experience post-season tournament competition in this level (8u).

Rookie: Designed primarily for ballplayers ages 6-8, this division is all machine pitch to allow for more hittable balls at the plate and more action in the field. Fear of actually being hit by a pitched ball is diminished. It makes the game safer and improves the playing confidence and ability of all participants.

T-Ball: Ballplayers ages 5-6 learn hitting and fielding fundamentals in a supportive team environment. Young athletes hit the ball from a batting tee which is height-adjusted for a level swing, batting in order through the line-up for the entire game. The primary goal is to begin to instruct young players in the fundamentals of baseball in a supportive team enviroment. 

Little Sluggers: Ballplayers ages 3-4 learn hitting and fielding fundamentals in a supportive team environment. Young athletes hit the ball from a batting tee which is height-adjusted for a level swing, batting in order through the line-up for the entire game. The primary goal is to begin to instruct young players in the fundamentals of baseball in a supportive team enviroment. All games are played indoors on the turf in the Hit Zone using a plastic ball and bat.

Softball

Rookie Division:  Our Rookie level is for girls in grades K-2. All games are played with a coach pitching to the players. Our home games will take place on the Rookie field. Teams will be drafted to assure team parity. Games will be played against other CHYAA teams as well as CH Atlantic and CH American. All teams will have a teaching curriculum to follow to assure every player gains the most from their experience. Standings will be kept and a champion will be crowned.

Junior Division: The Junior division is for girls in grades 3-5. All games are kid pitch with modified rules that limit the number of walks per game. Teams will be drafted to assure league parity. Games will be played against other CHYAA teams as well as CH Atlantic, Haddonfield, Haddon Township and CH American. All teams will have a teaching curriculum to follow to assure every player gains the most from their experience. Standings will be kept and a champion will be crowned.

Senior Division: The Senior division is for girls in grades 6-8. All games are played with the full set of regular softball rules.  Teams will be drafted to assure league parity. Games will be played against other CHYAA teams as well as CH Atlantic, Haddonfield, Haddon Township and CH American. All teams will have a teaching curriculum to follow to assure every player gains the most from their experience. Standings will be kept and a champion will be crowned.