Recreation baseball

ZLL’s recreation baseball program is our oldest and most popular program. It consists of two distinct levels: a coach-pitch program for ages 6, 7, and 8; and a player-pitch program for ages 9 through 13. Each level operates under separate rules and objectives.

The table below is a brief summary of the 5 different recreation baseball programs offered, primarily based on age.  If you have questions about these programs, please contact the following individuals:

Ages Description Objective
Rookie 6/7 6 and 7 years Introductory recreational baseball program with coach pitch. Instructional and recreational baseball.  Winning and losing is de-emphasized in favor of developing skills, teamwork, and good sportsmanship.
Rookie 8 8 year olds and advanced 7 year olds Intermediate recreational baseball program with coach pitch. Instructional and recreational baseball.  Winning and losing is de-emphasized in favor of developing skills, teamwork, and good sportsmanship.
Minors 9, 10 and 11 year olds First level of player pitch baseball. Instructional and recreational baseball.  Increased emphasis on developing skills and understanding of baseball strategy and situations.  Increased level of competition without overly emphasizing winning and losing.
Majors 10, 11 and 12 year olds Intermediate level of player pitch baseball. Instructional and recreational baseball.  Greater emphasis on developing skills and understanding of baseball strategy and situations.  Increased level of competition without overly emphasizing winning and losing.
50/70 11, 12, and 13 year olds Highest level of player pitch baseball Instructional and recreational baseball.  Strong emphasis on developing skills and understanding of baseball strategy and situations.  Higher level of competition without overly emphasizing winning and losing.  Played at pitching distance of 50 feet and base distance of 70 feet.  Players may lead off bases and pitchers may pick off base runners.