"How do you guys feel about the MJJA 2005's jumping from LA 12 in 2018 to LA 14 in 2019?"
At first I didn't really see an issue with this. League have so much flexibility at this age with Junior and Senior ball, and the overlapping age ranges, that it didn't seem to make much difference.
I didn't think about Intermediate age. I suppose a kid could miss their 13 year in that division, is that correct? (Many of the leagues by me don't have Intermediate divisions. We have spoken about it for several years, but the issue always comes down to the fields, cost, room, and permission from the town who owns the fields.)
But if I remember right, these kids could still play two years in Intermediate, and the go into Juniors or Seniors, (if the league has those division). I don't really have knowledge on just how many leagues have Intermediate, etc. It doesn't seem like that big a deal, but maybe there is more to it.
> Or the MJJA 1999's playing as a LA 17 in 2018 and being considered 19 in 2019 and not eligible to finish their last Little League season?
This I also don't know if it effects many kids. I don't know that a lot play at this age from the few months this effects. I'm sure if it is your kid, and they really want to play, it is important, though they will have notice and it does end sometime for everyone.
I think looking at the discussion on LL's Facebook page, seems to my a lot of parents want what they think benefit their kids the most. All the changes can just be pushed down the line. The 2005 grandfathered in, so the 2006 parents all already calling for their kids to be also. So the 2007 parents soon complain, then the 2008, and on and on. What a lot are calling for it the cutoff to be set where it makes their kids among the oldest in a division. Obviously basic math says that can't be true for all kids, (though some don't get that). I can understand that when parents were expecting something to be one way, and it changes, that they could be upset. But they need to look at how it effects every player, not just theirs player. (This boarders on another discussion of two much emphasis on the LLWS, how some advocate they should not be televised - and though I enjoy watching the games, I think there is some merit to that argument. It is, and really should be, a minor part of LL.)
It seems that for a number of parents, it is not really the issue of losing a year, but the issue of relative ages. I understand that, my son being among the youngest in his school class. And there is a growing trend of parents holding their children back so the enter kindergarten a year later. (The average age in kindergarten has been rising for years.) Almost everyone my son played with on the LL All-Star teams are only a few months younger, but are a whole grade down from him and so the oldest on the school teams. I'll note for most areas of the country in most cases, the kids are mostly entering later for academic, not sport reasons.
"Now, I get that nothing is perfect and that someone can always find something wrong with anything that gets proposed. But I feel like just implementing the age chart for everyone born 2006 and after during the 2018 season insures no one at any level of Little League will not lose a season."
I guess I don't quite understand what you are saying here. I don't see how that works. (I also guess I don't understand the "loosing a season" argument, except as it pertains to losing a last year in Majors, which as already been fixed.)