Division Levels By Grade

ALL GRADE DESCRIPTIONS ARE FOR THE CURRENT SCHOOL YEAR AT TIME OF REGISTRATION

  • Coed Pre-K & Kindergarten - This is an introduction into the basics of baseball and begins teaching game fundamentals. Skills training and scrimmage are held on Monday nights.
  • Kiel City Youth League & Kindergarten Baseball  Coed 1st-3rd Grade - Coed teams where coaches pitch. Skills training of all position and rules of the game using a soft tee ball. No score is kept and all games are played on Monday nights in Kiel (no traveling).
  • Boys 1st & 2nd Grade East Shore Rookies, Coach Pitch Traveling - This is the entry-level traveling team using a hardball. Introduces fundamentals and skills of all position and rules of the game. No score is kept. Games are played on Friday nights.
  • Boys 3rd & 4th Grade East Shore Minors, Kid Pitch Traveling - This is a traveling team where player pitching is introduced. Further development of skills at all positions in addition to batting techniques. Pitching mound is 46 feet and bases are 60 feet from home plate. Games are played on Friday nights.
  • Boys 5th & 6th Grade East Shore Little League - Traveling team where focus is placed on evaluation and defining player strengths and skills at specific positions. Further development of batting skills at fast-pitch level. Pitching mound is 46 feet and bases are 60 feet from home plate. Games are played on either Friday nights or Sunday afternoon.
  • Boys 7th Grade Lakeshore League Cadets - Emphasis is to develop skills towards high school level of baseball. Pitching mound is 54 feet and bases are 75 feet from home plate. Games are played on weeknights.  Players are not able to be substituted freely in and out of the game.  The substitution format is similar to High School baseball.  More emphasis is also put on winning due to the league having an end of season play-off based on wins instead of an end of season tournament.
  • Boys 8th Grade Lakeshore League Cadets - Continued emphasis is to develop skills towards high school level of baseball. Distances for bases and pitching rubber are consistent with those used at the high school level. Games are played on weeknights. Players are not able to be substituted freely in and out of the game. The substitution format is similar to High School baseball. More emphasis is also put on winning due to the league having an end of season play-off based on wins instead of an end of season tournament.
  • Girls 1st, 2nd, 3rd, & 4th Grade East Shore "C Team" - This is the entry-level traveling team which introduces the fundamentals and skills of all positions of softball along with the rules of the game. Coaches pitch slow underhand. Games are played either Tuesday nights or Sundays.
  • Girls 5th & 6th Grade East Shore "B Team" - Traveling team which advances to development of windmill pitch softball and development of player positions and batting. Games are played either Tuesday nights or Sundays.
  • Girls 7th & 8th Grade East Shore "A Team" - Traveling team which advances to development of fast-pitch windmill softball and further enhancement of skills at specific positions. Games are played either Tuesday nights or Sundays.