Welcome to the registration for the 2020 Bedford Little League Intermediate DIVISION programs. In order to participate, players must be between league age 11 and league age 13 in 2020. D.O.B August 2009 (youngest) - September 2006 (oldest). This division uses the expanded 50/70. Players who are in the Majors may also register to play in the Intermidate Division.
The registration fee is $135.*
*Fee based on baseball age D.O.B August 2009 (youngest) - September 2006 (oldest)
***There are no evaluations for the Intermediate Division
Intermediate Division FAQs
What is the intent behind forming the Intermediate Division?
The Intermediate Division was formed by Little League International to: (1) provide an opportunity for players to transition incrementally from a 46/60 field to a full size 60/90 baseball field in high school (if they choose to play) ; (2) provide an opportunity for local leagues to offer a more competitive level of baseball during the regular season for advanced players; and (3) allow Little League to adapt with the changing environment of youth baseball.
Additionally, Bedford Little League has noticed players "aging out" after Majors may have limited options and wishes to provide another option for those players to continue playing.
What are the field dimensions?
The pitching distance will be 50 feet (versus 46 feet in the Majors Division, and 60 feet 6 inches for Juniors). Base paths will be 70 feet (versus 60 feet for Majors).
What are the rule differences between the Majors and Intermediate Divisions?
In the Intermediate Division, base runners are allowed to lead off and to steal at any time (they do not need to wait for the ball to cross the plate). In addition, pitchers and catchers may attempt to pick off a base runner who has led off too far. This makes the game much closer to what players see on tv, while competing on a field that is reasonable for their age.
What ages are eligible to play in the Intermediate Division?
Players League Age 11-13 are eligible to play in the Intermediate Division.
That said, in Bedford the Intermediate Division is geared towards 13 year olds and advanced 12 year olds looking to play on a bigger field to prepare for high school. While league age 11 players are eligible the recommendation would be to let all 11 year olds continue developing in the Majors. Our hope is that the Intermediate Division will not dilute the talent pool in the Majors Division and that 11 and 12 year olds who play in Intermediate will also play in Majors.
How many teams does the League expect to field?
This will depend entirely on the number of players who register and the number of coaches who volunteer. We expect to be able to field at least one team, though we could have two or more, or we may not have enough participation to field a team at all.
Are players required to try out?
League age 13 players do not need to try out. League age 11 and 12 year old players will be considered on a case by case basis.
Will the Intermediate schedule be on the same timeline as other divisions?
This has not been fully determined.
Where will games be played?
Because Bedford does not have a true 50/70 field the majority of games will be played in neighboring towns.
Will there be Intermediate Division Tournament (All-Star) Team?
Given formation of the league and sufficient interest by players to form a tournament team, Yes. An Intermediate tournament team would have the opportunity to advance through a State level, Regional level, to a World Series (in Livermore, California).
Will players playing Intermediate be eligible for the Little League (10-to-12, Majors) Tournament Team?
Yes. Intermediate players are eligible for the Little League (10-to-12, Majors) Tournament Team
More information: https://www.littleleague.org/videos/the-little-league-intermediate-50-70-baseball-division/?fbclid=IwAR1ppg3HmNlDeJrUvLVS_Klx6OdmROPf3C4LIuimDHal4mhmXoVOuE0HqU4
Base Cost: $135.00
Late date/fee: 03/15/2020$25.00
Open to: Residents of: 03110, 03031,03057
born between: 09/01/2006 and 08/31/2009