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Nampa Valley Little League

Minors AA Division

Minors AA Division

The NVLL Minors AA Division is typically for players league age 9 to 11.   NVLL can allow 8-year-olds to assess for play at the minor level. They must have prior playing experience, good baseball skills, and be willing to be drafted to a team. Specifically, this means that players are not assigned to teams, and NVLL cannot guarantee team placement with friends, school mates, or carpool needs. The majority of 8-year-olds will NOT get drafted onto a Minors team.

MINORS AA DIVISION:  The player should have basic fundamental skills, the goal of this division is to improve the player's skills and to place less emphasis (than the major division) on the competitive aspects of the game. Position rotation, equal playing time, and continuous batting order will be in effect. A regulation baseball will be used by the pitcher, and players will pitch to the batter. The coach will help pitch if there have been two consecutive walks within one inning. There will be an end-of-season tournament, and the players in the minors division will be eligible to try out for the Nampa Valley Little League All Star tournament teams that can compete up to the state level.

PLAYER ASSESSMENT:  Assessment is required. Not all players attending assessments will be placed on a team due to skill level, space limitations, and safety concerns. The league gives priority to 9 and 10 year-olds. The assessments are to determine the appropriate level of play (Minors AA and AAA, Majors). The teams are formed by draft.

REGULAR SEASON:  In Minors, you start to see the level of competition increase, although the focus is still on fundamentals and sportsmanship. The Minor League provides the increased competition, teamwork and skill level that players will develop to progress toward the Major League. Minor League players will fine-tune their skills and develop teamwork to prepare them for the Major League.