New for 2017
The Continental/AA League is the first level of competitive baseball, although the focus continues to be on instruction and teaching the foundations of the game. There are required substitutions a running batting order and two innings of mandatory infield play. There is a minimum of 3 practices/games per week. A hard baseball is used, and there is player-to-player pitching. This league introduces competitive play, and recognizes a league champion after an intra-league post-season playoff.
Age Requirement: 9 year olds.
Uniform & Equipment: TLL supplies team jersey, with team name, pants, socks and cap. Player purchases cleats, baseball glove and helmet .
Managers/Coaches Clinics: Mandatory TLL manager/coaches training is scheduled in February. The League Commissioner will be in contact with all Managers.
Schedule: Typically, AA teams have 3 to 4 events in a week (2-3 games, 1-2 practices).
Evaluation Session: All 9 year olds are guaranteed a spot in AA, and are required to attend an evaluation session. This is a competitive league where scores and standings are kept, so the evaluation is important to help the league balance the teams fairly.