BB vs SB age
Posted 01 September 2019 - 02:37 AM
Do leagues do anything different to take into account the different SB and BB age cutoffs? Or do you just go straight by the book without a general adjustment?
Not an issue going from BB to SB to stay, which is most common for us SB only goes down to 7, but if you are moving a 9-10 girl to BB, she could end up in 11-12. (Which just happened.)
And 3 turning 4-year-old girls would not be eligible for SB, but are eligible for BB. (Girls mature earlier than boys, so that seems backwards at that age.).
Is there a reason for the difference? Are we overthinking it?
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Posted 01 September 2019 - 01:40 PM
My advice, go "by the book", that is, the age cutoffs are for girls and boys not for Softball and Baseball.
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Posted 01 September 2019 - 07:26 PM
Interesting, I always read it as being for Baseball and Softball, not girls and boys.
I really wish that both cut-offs were Dec. 31st, like they were for that one year a few years back.
And I am always explaining why Little League goes by ages, not grades as many other (non-national) sports do.
Posted 04 September 2019 - 04:41 PM
Did get one parent wanted SB for her son this fall, but that is because she wanted a softer ball. She was happy with the t-balls we use.
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