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Where Baseball Begins.

Overview of Divisions

TEE-BALL DIVISION
Boys and Girls
4 Years Old (at time of sign-up) and Current Kindergartners

Tee-ball is a beginner division for children fours years old through kindergartners. Tee-ball players will hit off of stationary tees at home plate, potentially moving up to coach pitch session later in the season as progress warrants. Ballplayers will receive very basic instruction about the rules of the game (base-running, easy fielding and throwing, outs and runs, etc). This is a division for those children that may have never played the game before.
 

ROOKIE DIVISION
Boys and Girls
1st and 2nd Graders

Rookie Division is for children in the 1st grade or second grade or for those that have advanced past the Tee-Ball stage, but still want basic instruction in the fundamentals of the game. Rookies learn more advanced aspects of the game of baseball, the various positions in the field and some basic strategy both offensive and defensive. Rookie ball is mostly coach pitch.


ROOKIE SOFTBALL DIVISION (NEW in 2021) 
Girls
1st and 2nd Graders

Rookie Division is for future softball players in the 1st grade or second grade or for those that have advanced past the Tee-Ball stage, but still want basic instruction in the fundamentals of the game. Rookies learn more advanced aspects of the game of softball, the various positions in the field and some basic strategy both offensive and defensive.


MINORS DIVISION
Boys 
3rd and 4th Graders

Minors Division is mainly for 3rd and 4th graders, or for those that have the ability to play beyond the Rookie Division, or need some extra fundamental work before moving up to the Majors. 5th graders are welcome to sign up for Minors if you, as a parent feel that your 5th grader needs extra work on fundamentals, if he or she is not quite ready for the higher competition at the Majors level, or if this is their first year in organized baseball.

Minors will be expected to understand the basics of the game and its rules and will receive instruction in more advanced aspects of the game. Minors play a more competitive level of baseball than Rookie ball.  

Players that register for the Minors Division must participate in Skills Day to be evaluated by the coaches and the CYB Board of Directors. The CYB Board of Directors reserves the right to request that a parent consider moving a child into the Rookie or Majors level, depending on their skill level. The children's safety is paramount and we want each player to enjoy their experience with CYB.


MINORS SOFTBALL DIVISION
Girls
3rd and 4th Graders

Minors Division is mainly for 3rd and 4th graders, or for those that have the ability to play beyond the Rookie Softball Division, or need some extra fundamental work before moving up to the Majors. 5th graders are welcome to sign up for Minors if you, as a parent feel that your 5th grader needs extra work on fundamentals, if he or she is not quite ready for the higher competition at the Majors Division, or if this is their first year in organized softball.

Minors will be expected to understand the basics of the game and its rules and will receive instruction in more advanced aspects of the game. Minors play a more competitive level of softball than younger divisions.  

The CYB Board of Directors reserves the right to request that a parent consider moving a child into the Rookie or Majors level, depending on their skill level. The children's safety is paramount and we want each player to enjoy their experience with CYB.


MAJORS DIVISION
Boys
5th and 6th Graders


Majors Division is mainly for 5th and 6th graders, for players that will not be 13 by the start of the season or for those that play at a more advanced level than Minors. 7th grader who have not yet turned 13 by May 1st of the current year are welcome to sign up and play at the Majors level.

Majors players play at a very competitive level and advanced understanding beyond the basic fundamentals is desired of these players. Less time is spent on explaining the rules of the game and more time is spent on strategy, honing the basic fundamentals learned in the lower divisions and understanding the game.

Players that register for the Majors Division must participate in Skills Day to be evaluated by the coaches and the CYB Board of Directors. The CYB Board of Directors reserves the right to request that a parent consider moving a child into the Minors level, depending on their skill level. The children's safety is paramount and we want each player to enjoy their experience with CYB.


MAJORS SOFTBALL DIVISION
Girls
5th and 6th Graders


Majors Division is mainly for 5th and 6th graders, for players that will not be 13 by the start of the season or for those that play at a more advanced level than Minors. 7th grader who have not yet turned 13 by May 1st of the current year are welcome to sign up and play at the Majors level.

Majors players play at a very competitive level and advanced understanding beyond the basic fundamentals is desired of these players. Less time is spent on explaining the rules of the game and more time is spent on strategy, honing the basic fundamentals learned in the lower divisions and understanding the game.

The CYB Board of Directors reserves the right to request that a parent consider moving a child into the Minors level, depending on their skill level. The children's safety is paramount and we want each player to enjoy their experience with CYB.

Contact Us

Cooperstown Youth Baseball and Softball

PO Box 282 
Cooperstown, New York 13326

Email: [email protected]

Cooperstown Youth Baseball and Softball

PO Box 282 
Cooperstown, New York 13326

Email: [email protected]
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