Little League Baseball and Softball in West Windsor Plainsboro and Cranbury NJ

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This section of our website describes the variety of baseball programs we offer at West Windsor Little League. The league wants you and your children to get the most out of our programs and to enjoy the sport.  If you have any questions about the baseball programs, please contact the .  Thank you!



The Rookie level is designed for 6 and 7 year olds, and 8 year olds who are new to baseball. This league will be focused on the fundamentals of the game, and helping kids learn to love baseball! Practices and games will be held, although no formal scores or standings will be kept. Pitching will be done by coaches, and kids will get the opportunity to learn all of the positions. Rookie is a great level for those getting started with the game.



The AAA level is designed to be a transition from coach pitching at the Rookie level to full time kid pitching at the Minors level. It is designed for 7 year olds who have played in the Rookie level previously, 8 year olds, and 9 year olds who are new to the game. In AAA, kids will participate in practices and games. Games will keep score and follow more traditional baseball rules. As the season progresses, we will transition from primarily coach pitching early in the season to primarily kid pitching by the end of the season. 


Minor League

This division is generally for 9 and 10-year-old players. Some 11-year-old players may be assigned to Minors after the Majors workout, but must register for Majors. All 9-year-old players (who have already played AAA for one year) and 10-year-old players must register for Minors. 10-year-old players who wish to attend the Majors workout must register for Minors, but will be given the opportunity within the Minors registration system to indicate their interest in attending the Majors workout. 10-year-olds who attend the Majors workout may be selected for a Majors team, pending performance at the workout and space availability.

Minors is the appropriate division for nearly all 10 year-old players, and only the most skilled 10-year-old players will be selected for a Majors team.

All players who register for Minors and who are not otherwise selected for a Majors team must attend a workout prior to the start of the season (see dates below). 9 and 10-year-olds will automatically be placed on a Minors team unless parents of a given child and the league agree that AAA Ball is more appropriate. 

Practices for Minors typically begins with indoor practices in late February / early March. Minors games are played according to the official Little League Baseball rules (modified slightly). Teams will play two games a week (on Friday and one weeknight), and will typically also have one weeknight practice per week. All players play the field for at least 4 innings and all players bat in the lineup. Some restrictions on maximum pitching innings, maximum innings at the same defensive position, and requiring that all players play at least one defensive inning in both the infield and outfield ensure that players get exposure to a number of positions and that teams use many different pitchers.

Major League

This league is for 11 and 12 year olds, and the most skilled 10-year-old players who played in Minors the prior season. All 11 and 12 year old players must register for Majors. All players who register for Majors must attend a workout prior to the start of this season. 10 year old players who are interested in playing Majors must register for Minors, but will be able to indicate their interest in playing Majors within the Minors registration system.

12 year olds will automatically be placed on a Majors team unless the parents of a given child and the League agree that Minors is more appropriate. 10 and 11-year-old players who attend the workout and do not qualify to be placed in Majors based on their performance during the workout will automatically be placed on a team in the Minors Division.  If the parents of an 11-year-old player prefer that their son play in Minors, there is an opportunity to indicate this in the registration process.

This league is the most competitive level available. There is a three-inning minimum defensive play rule in this league. All players are in the batting order at all times, whether or not playing defense when it is their turn at bat. Teams play two or three games per week (Friday evening and weeknights), plus one weeknight practice. Teams are formed in early February and will practice (indoors and outdoors) 2-3 times per week until the season starts.


Last Updated: 1/26/2022