Teams in all divisions, except Majors and Minors AAA, will be formed by a Committee comprised of the President and/or VP, Player Agent, Director of Player Development and all Player Reps. Each division uses the selection process identified below for placing players on teams.
Majors Draft: A committee of 3 (none from Majors) will evaluate and grade each player in attendance on a scale of 1 - 5 for each station (hitting, fielding, outfield, etc). Total combined/overall scores will be used to establish a pool of players eligible for selection: roster spots (# of teams x 12 per team) + 8 additional names. Pool will include all returning Majors players.
Majors coaches may ONLY draft from this pool.
**All Stars: only players drafted to Majors will be considered for the 12U and 11U tournament team.
Minors AAA - (partial-draft) A committee of 3 or more will evaluate and grade each player in attendance on a scale of 1 - 3 for each station (hitting, fielding, outfield,etc). Total combined/overall score will be used to establish a pool of players eligible for selection: roster (# of teams x 12 per team) + 6 additional names. Any 10 year olds not drafted will be placed in Minor AA
AAA coaches may ONLY draft from this pool.
Non-drafted 11 and 12 year olds will be assigned to Minor AAA and will be grouped in such a manner as to form an equitable beginning roster. This roster will be selected in a blind draw prior to start of draft.
Player Age Brackets
Expected Level of Play
Play Up One Level?
Play Down One Level?
No other level higher than Majors in Cal Ripken
Draft will dictate. Players not selected will play in AAA. **See outline below
No other level higher than Majors in Cal Ripken.
Draft will dictate. Players not selected will play in AAA.** See outlline below
VP must approve player for move up to Majors
10 year old may be assigned to Minor AA with special request and with approval of PA
VP must approve players for move up to AAA
9 year olds may be assigned to Minor A with special request and with approval of PA.
VP must approve player for move up; must have played at least 1 year of A (or similar, if new to league) and/or recommendation of coach or PA
8 year olds may play MP by special request of parents and approval of PA, or if player has no playing experience.
7 year olds may play Minor A provided player has played MP in prior season and recommendation of prior year coach or approval of PA
It is not recommended that 7 year olds play Rookie, however special request by parent will be considered.
May play MP only if player has had one year of Rookie experience (or similar if new to program)or is in first grade.