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About Our League


Since 1979, PV North Little League has been an anchor of the North Phoenix community. Our non-profit organization operates as an all-volunteer program. We rely on the support of our families, local businesses, corporate and community sponsors. Through this outpouring of support, PV North Little League continues this tradition and mission so that more than 300 boys and girls, ages 4-14, in six different divisions of baseball programs can play every season.

If you have questions or special requests, please email us at [email protected].

 

ROOKIE LEAGUE DIVISIONS (Composed of 4-7 Year Olds)

  Tee-Ball for Boys and Girls: League Age 4 to 6 Year Olds 
Tee Ball is for boys and girls who want to learn the fundamentals of throwing, hitting, fielding, sportsmanship and teamwork. A softer baseball is used during practices and games. In Tee Ball, players learn how to hit a ball off a batting tee, running the bases and learning what the positions on the field are called. In our league's tee-ball program, players hit a ball off a batting tee to learn proper hitting mechanics for the first few games of the season. Rules of the game may be varied to accommodate the need for teaching. The primary goals of Tee Ball are to instruct players in the fundamentals of baseball and to allow them to experience the value of teamwork, therefore no scores or standings are kept. Rosters may be composed of between 10 and 16 players, but our league typically has rosters in the 12-14 range. Practices are held once per week, with games occurring on Saturdays. Due to our limited field space, occasionally weeknight games may occur. The season generally comprises of approximately 12 games and no standings or scores are kept. The playing diamond used is a 60-foot diamond. By local option, a player who is league age 5 for the current season and has played a year in Spring Season T-Ball may be "moved up" to the A-Ball Coach Pitch division. 
           

Rookie Ball (Coach Pitch) for Boys and Girls: Mostly League Age 6 to 7 Year Olds
A-Ball is for younger boys and girls with less experience.  In this Division, coaches focus on throwing, fielding & hitting fundamentals and mechanics. During games, coaches live pitch up to 5-balls to every batter until a hit, 5-pitches or an out is recorded, but if unsuccessful, the Tee is brought back for reinforcement.  A softer baseball is used during practices and games. Our Coach Pitch Division program is typically for players ages 6-7. EXCEPTION: Participants league age 5 are permitted to advance to the Coach Pitch Division after participation in Spring Season Tee-Ball for one year. By local option, some of the 7-year-olds could "play down" in the Coach Pitch Division, and some of the 7-year-olds could "play up" in the Machine Pitch Division. This decision is made entirely by the league's player agent and board. Rosters may be composed of between 10 and 14 players, but our league typically has rosters in the 11-13 range. Practices are held once per week, with most games occurring on Saturdays. The season is generally 12 games and no standings or scores are kept. The diamond used is a 60-foot diamond.
             
   

MINOR LEAGUE DIVISIONS (Composed of 7 to 11 Year Olds)

 
FARM (Machine Pitch) for Boys and Girls: Mostly League Age 7 to 9 Year Olds
Farm Division is for boys and girls with some experience playing baseball. It continues to be an instructional league and expands on hitting/ throwing/catching fundamentals.  The Farm (Machine Pitch) minor league program is typically for players ages 8-9. However, by local option, some of the 8-year-olds could "play down" in the coach pitch division, and some of the 7-year-olds could "play up." This decision is made entirely by the league's player agent and AA-Division Managers during Skills Evaluations. Rosters may be composed of between 10 and 13 players, but our league has rosters in the 12-13 range. Although this division operates with increased competitiveness, there is still a focus on personal development and encouragement. The season generally comprises of approximately 20 games and and no standings or scores are kept. The diamond used is a 60-foot diamond and the pitching machine distance is 46 feet.
           
MINORS (Kid Pitch) for Boys and Girls: Mostly League Age 9 to 11 Year Olds 
 Minors Division is for boys and girls with experience playing baseball. It continues to be an instructional league and further expands on pitching/catching and advanced playing techniques. This is the first time players are introduced to player pitching. The Minors Baseball Division program is typically for players ages 9-11. However, by local option, some of the 9-year-olds could "play down" in the AA Machine Pitch division, and some of the 8-year-olds could "play up" in the AAA Division. This decision is made entirely by the league's player agent and AAA-Division Managers during Skills Evaluations. Rosters may be composed of between 10 and 13 players, but our league typically has rosters of 12 players that is brought about from a player draft. Although this division operates with increased competitiveness, there is still a focus on personal development and encouragement. The season generally comprises of approximately 20 games and standings and scores are kept. A post-season single-elimination playoff format is offered to all teams. The diamond used is a 60-foot diamond and the pitching distance is 46 feet.
           
 


MAJOR DIVISION (Composed of 10 to 12 Year Olds)

  Major Baseball for Boys and Girls: League Age 10 to 12 Year Olds

The Little League Baseball Division (also known as the Major Division) is for boys and girls ages 10-12.  The diamond used is a 60-foot diamond and the pitching distance is 46 feet.

While this division allows for more advanced levels of play and adoption of rules such as the "Dropped 3rd Strike," there are still no lead offs  Rosters may be composed of between 10 and 13 players, but our league typically has rosters of 12 players that is brought about from a player draft. Although this division operates with increased competitiveness, there is still a focus on personal development and encouragement. The season generally comprises of approximately 30 games and standings and scores are kept.  The winning team goes on to represent PV North  Little League in the District 3 Tournament of Champions (TOC). 

The local league has an option to choose a Tournament Team (or "All Stars") of 11-12-year-olds from within this division, and the team may enter the International Tournament. 
The culmination of the International Tournament is the Little League Baseball World Series, featuring teams from around the world and shown on ESPN. All expenses for the teams advancing to the World Series (travel, meals and housing) are paid by Little League International.


   

JUNIOR & SENIOR LEAGUE DIVISIONS

(Composed of 13 to 16 Year Olds)

  Junior Baseball for Boys and Girls: League Age 13 to 14 Year Olds

The Junior League Baseball Division is a program for boys and girls ages 13-14 years old (15 year olds are allowed to play with District Administrator permission), using a conventional 90-foot diamond with a pitching distance of 60 feet, 6 inches. Modified diamond dimensions may be used during the regular season.

The local league has an option to choose a Tournament Team (or "All Stars") of 12-14-year-olds from within this division (and/or from within the Senior League Division), and the team may enter the International Tournament.

The culmination of the International Tournament is the Junior League Baseball World Series, featuring teams from around the world. All expenses for the teams advancing to the World Series (travel, meals and housing) are paid by Little League International.

Parents are strongly encouraged to become involved in this teenage division of Little League. After completing a Little League volunteer application and passing a required national background check, parents may become involved in practices, and be eligible as coaches, managers, umpires, local league board members and other volunteer positions within the league.
 

  Senior Baseball for Boys and Girls: League Age 13 to 16 Year Olds 

The Senior League Baseball Division is for boys and girls 13-16 years old, using a conventional 90-foot diamond with a pitching distance of 60 feet, 6 inches. The Senior Baseball Division typically begins at the conclusion of the high school season (end of May/beginning of June).

The local league has an option to choose a Tournament Team (or "All Stars") of 13-16-year-olds from within this division (and/or from within the Junior League or Big League divisions), and the team may enter the International Tournament.

The culmination of the International Tournament is the Senior League Baseball World Series, featuring teams from around the world. All expenses for the teams advancing to the World Series (travel, meals and housing) are paid by Little League International.

Parents are strongly encouraged to become involved in this teenage division of Little League. After completing a Little League volunteer application and passing a required national background check, parents may become involved in practices, and be eligible as coaches, managers, umpires, local league board members and other volunteer positions within the league. 

Contact Us

Correspondence Address:

Paradise Valley North Little League
16006 N. 38th Street
Phoenix, AZ  85032

Phone: 602-317-8588
Email: [email protected]pvnll.com

Playing Fields Address:

Dave Jordan Field @ Sunrise Middle School
5051 East Marilyn Road
Scottsdale, AZ  85254

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