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Programs

Regular Season

During our regular season, Continental offers the local youth, a structured baseball and softball program within the guidelines of Little League international. Players from ages 4 – 14 are eligible to participate in a community and recreational focused atmosphere.

  • Peanuts/T-Ball
  • Baseball
  • Softball

Peanuts (T-Ball)

League Ages 4 - 6

This is an entry-level division for both baseball and softball, Little League ages 4-6 years.  Players with no prior experience, new to team sports, even new to baseball and softball are welcome and encouraged to start in this division. Managers and coaches at this level will assist in developing basic player mechanics, while teaching the fundamentals and basic rules of the game.


Baseball Divisions

A

League Ages 6 - 8

This is an introductory / beginners division for players Little League ages 6-8 years old. Players in this division require little to no prior experience in baseball. Managers and coaches in this division will began working on baseball fundamentals and mechanics such as defensive positioning, fielding, catching, and pitching.

In preparing players for higher division play, scores and team standing are kept. With an in-house playoff and championship game played at the end of the season. Practices for this division began in February with an average of twice a week. Games began in late March or early April, teams will play (2) games weekly until the first week in June.

AA

League Ages 8 - 10

This is a skills development division for players Little League ages 8-10 and is for players who have limited to no experience playing the game of baseball. Players in this division are selected through a skills evaluations and draft process.  Managers and coaches will help players improve on basic skills and assist in the development of player’s abilities.

Players in this division will have a minimum of 3 innings in the field and 1 at bat, This division is fully supervised player pitch, players in this division are required to pitch from 45 feet, while managers and coaches must observe strict player pitch rules to insure player safety.

The winner of the AA division will be invited to play in the District 4 Tournament of Champions (TOC) in mid-June.

AAA

League Ages 9 - 11

This is an intermediate skills division for players Little League ages 9-11.  Players in this division have a solid understanding and experience in the game of baseball, although new players and non-experienced players are welcome.  Players in this division are selected through a skills evaluations and draft process.  Managers and coaches will help improve player’s performance and improve advance skills in the game of baseball.

The winner of the AAA division will be invited to play in the District 4 Tournament of Champions (TOC) in mid-June.

Majors

League Ages 10 - 12

The Majors is a competitive level for player Little League ages 10-12 that continues to stress fundamental baseball and introduce more advance baseball techniques in hitting, fielding, throwing and pitching.  More complex strategies and plays are also introduced and explained.  Players in this division are selected through a skills evaluations and draft process.  Teams in this division usually practice at least two times per week on non-game days.

The winner of the Majors division will be invited to play in the District 4 Tournament of Champions (TOC) in mid-June.

Intermediate (50/70)

League Age 13

The Intermediate (50/70) Baseball Division utilizes a 50-foot pitching distance and 70-foot base paths.

The division, which is a new division of Little League Baseball as of 2013 for players Little League age 13 with postseason tournament opportunities, including a World Series, offers a transition for players between the standard Little League field size (46-foot pitching distance and 60-foot base paths) and the Junior/Senior/Big League field size (60-foot, 6-inch pitching distance and 90-foot base paths).

Many of the Junior League rules will be used such as runners being permitted to lead off bases, runners may attempt to steal at any time, and allowing an on-deck batter.

Juniors

League Age 14

This division is for players Little League age 14 who want to take the next step and learn to play on a full size field. Practices begin in February. Most teams practice two times weekly. Games begin in March. Teams play 2 games weekly and the season ends in early June. Last year, this division inter-leagues with Clayton Valley Little League, Concord American Little League, Martinez and Pittsburg National Little League in order to create a competitive, traveling environment.  The championship team from this division will go on to play in the tournament of champions at the end of June.  The coaches choose the 13-14 All Star team from this division. This is a competitive tournament team that plays the first two weeks of July.


Softball Divisions

A

League Ages 6 – 8

Players league age 6 and 7 are eligible to participate. 8 year olds who have never played or are deemed to be a safety liability on the field may play at this level. This is the entry level of softball featuring coach pitch only.  There is no Player pitching according to Little League International Rules. 

AA (mini-minor)

League Ages 8 – 10

Players league age 8, and 9 are eligible for AA softball. 10 year old players who have never played or are deemed to be a safety liability on the field may play at this level. AA Softball is a slightly modified version of the Minor program. This is a development entry level division and features Adult and Player pitch

Minors

League Ages 10 - 12

Players league age 10, 11 and 12 are eligible for Minor softball.  11 and 12 year old players who have never played or are deemed to be a safety liability on the field may participate at this level.  Minor softball is a stepping stone to the Major Division. In order to prepare players for the Major Division this is a Player Pitch only Division. 12 year old players may not pitch in Minor softball.  Teams can play against Majors teams within District 4, including Clayton, Martinez, Antioch, and Pinole.  A Tournament of Champions is held at the end of the season for all league champions.

Majors

League Ages 11 - 12

Players league age 11, and 12 are eligible for Major softball.  It is played with a 12” hard softball.  Teams can play against Majors teams within District 4, including Clayton, Martinez, Antioch, and Pinole.  A Tournament of Champions is held at the end of the season for all league champions.

Seniors

League Ages 13 - 16

Players league age 13 to 16 are eligible to play Senior softball.  It is played with a 12” hard softball.  Teams play against Senior teams within District 4, including Clayton, Martinez, Antioch, and Pinole.  A Tournament of Champions is held at the end of the season for all league champions.