3 Rivers Little League (TRLL) is a competitive baseball and softball league serving the youth of Aspen, Basalt, Carbondale, Glenwood Springs, Gypsum, Eagle, Edwards, Avon and Vail, Colorado.

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DIVISIONS and TEAMS- BASEBALL

Players are placed in Divisions based on age, experience, ability, and the overall numbers in a division. Age is not the only determining factor. For example, an 11 year-old may be best placed on Minors, Major Minors, or Intermediate 50/70 depending on ability, experience, size, and strength.

Players are placed on teams by the school they attend and/or the towns they are near. Depending on overall league numbers, teams may be formed across two or more towns and schools. We strive to have no less than 12 players, and no more than 15 players, on a team. Teams in the Minor division may have more than 15 players.

TRLL has 4 divisions of play established by Little League International. The following divisions and their descriptions are general guidelines. Players may be asked to play in a division outside of the target age. 

 

Minor Division

Minors is an introductory division. Players are learning the rules of the game and developing fundamental skills. There is no leading off or stealing. The batting line up at games includes the entire roster in attendance whether playing defense on the field or not. Each player in attendance at games is guaranteed 6 consecutive outs in the field and 2 at bats. 

Target Ages: 8, 9, 10

Player Pitch

Field Size: 60 foot bases/46 foot pitcher’s mound.

 

Major Division [Little League Baseball]

Majors is a division for kids with more experience and knowledge of the game and/or older players with little experience that need to build skills. Younger players with strong skills and more experience may be eligible and appropriate for this division. There is no leading off but stealing is allowed. Only the 9 players in the field playing defense are placed in the batting order, but substitutes are guaranteed to play a minimum of 6 consecutive outs in the field and 1 at bat.  

Target Ages: 10, 11

Player Pitch

Field Size: 60 foot bases/46 foot pitcher’s mound

 

Intermediate Division [50/70]

Intermediate 50/70 is an introduction to a slightly larger field and the full rules of baseball including leading off, stealing, balks, and dropped third strike. Game day batting line ups include only the 9 players in the field playing defense. Each player in attendance at games is guaranteed 6 consecutive outs on the field and 1 at bat.

Target Ages: 11, 12

Player Pitch/Full Baseball Rules

Field Size: 70 foot bases/50 foot pitcher’s mound

 

Junior Division

Juniors play on MLB size fields. For many players that have played and grown up through Three Rivers, Juniors is an acknowledgement of their hard work and dedication to the game. It prepares them for playing in high school and beyond. Since the start of TRLL in the 1990s, 13 year-olds have been designated to play Juniors. TRLL will continue the policy for 2020. Unless a 13 year-old has no experience or demonstrates a specific need to play in the lower division of 50/70, they will be placed on a Junior team. A 13 year-olds that plays Intermediate 50/70 will need an approved waiver from the TRLL Board of Directors.

Target Ages: 13, 14

Player Pitch/Full Baseball Rules

Field Size: 90 foot bases/60’6” pitcher’s mound

 

DIVISIONS and TEAMS- SOFTBALL

Major Division Softball

Girls’ Major softball teams may be formed across several towns within the TRLL boundaries. Typically, there is a team from the Eagle Valley, one from Glenwood Springs, and one from Aspen/Basalt/Carbondale. Team locations and size may vary depending on registration numbers. Major rosters are comprised of 10 to 15 players ages 9 to 12. Major teams play approximately 10 to 15 games. Games are played within TRLL boundaries [Eagle, Gypsum, Glenwood Spring], but teams often travel as far as Grand Junction or the front range to find appropriate competition. 

Target Ages: 9 to 12

Player Pitch/Full Softball Rules

Field Size: 60 foot bases/40 foot pitcher’s mound

 

Junior Division Softball

Girls’ Junior softball teams are formed across several towns within the TRLL boundaries. Typically, there is a team from the Eagle Valley, one from Glenwood Springs, and one from Aspen/Basalt/Carbondale. Team location and size may vary depending on registration numbers. Junior rosters are comprised of approximately 10 to 15 players. Junior teams play approximately 15 to 20 games. Juniors play games within TRLL boundaries [Eagle, Gypsum, Glenwood Springs], but also travel as far as Grand Junction and the front range to find good competition. 

Target Ages: 12 to 15

Player Pitch/Full Softball Rules

Field Size: 60 foot bases/40 pitcher’s mound