- Rookie League: A new division has been created this year for those players transitioning between T-Ball and Minors. This new division has been named the "Rookie League" The Rookie League will be for players between the ages of 5-7 years old and have at least one year experience in the T-Ball division. The Rookie's is a non-competitive division for players that have shown success at the T-Ball level, but not quite ready for the live pitching of the minor league division. The Rookies utilize a combination of manual pitching machine and batting tee. The players assigned to the Rookie division will be assigned by the player agent and approved by the board of directors.
****Please Note: Just because your child may meet the age limits of a particular division does not mean they automatically play in the division. All division assignments below the Majors will be assigned by the player agent and approved by the Board of Directors.
- 3 Games Per Week for Majors: Each year the Major League teams struggle to play the minimum required games set by Little League International. Because of this and the leagues desire to see the kids play more baseball, the Board of Directors has decided to assign the Major League Division to play up to 3 games per week for most weeks throughout the season.
- Game Days: In an attempt to accommodate more games by the major division, there may be some minor changes to the days of week each division plays. A tentative day/game schedule looks like this.....
Rookies: Mondays & Thursdays
Minors: Tuesdays & Fridays
Majors: Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays
- All Stars: Gowanda will be hosting the "Sanctioned" 9-10 All-Stars this year. Dates have not yet been established by District 38 for the Tournament. Typically, the 9-10 & 11-12 tournament begins around June 25 and last for approximately 1-2 weeks, depending on the number of communities entering the tournament. The District last year began to implement a non-sanctioned tournament. The purpose of this tournament is to allow each league to extend their seasons beyond the dates Little League International has established for the sanctioned tournament. Information for both sets of all-stars will be coming sometime after the season has started.