14 AAA // 14 Majors Season
The 14's AAA/Majors (Formally C PREP) league games are based upon High School baseball rules. The playing field will include 90’ bases and 60’ 6" pitching distance with a pitching mound. Teams are responsible for their own practice time. AYL fields are used for games only.
** In Territory Rules APPLY and Rosters are required for the 14's AAA/Majors league.
** All teams must follow the USSSA and AYL bat rules, however, is exempt from the High School -3/BBcor requirement.
** Protests will be allowed per AYL rules.
Games have a 2 hour time limit. Coaches declare if they intend to bat 9/play 9, or bat the entire lineup with open substitution. Both teams do not have to play the same substitution rule. There are no minimum playing time restrictions.
Beginning in the 2016 season, 14's will adhere to pitch counts, details coming out soon.
14's AAA/Majors will consist of an American division and a National division (American being the more competitive group). The two divisions are intended to provide teams quality games against similar competition. Coaches declare which division they intend to participate. At the discretion of the AYL Baseball Board, teams may be moved between divisions to balance the competition.
The 14's AAA/Majors season will consist of 8 league games and a single elimination playoff at the conclusion of the spring season. Games will be played Monday through Thursday, beginning Early March, 2016 through Early May, 2016. Games will be played during the week.
Schedules will be prepared with teams playing up to three (3) games per week in March. In the event of a cancelation, re-scheduled games will be played at the earliest opportunity where both teams are available, not to exceed 3 games per week for either team.
14 AAA/Majors will have a single elimination playoff the last two weeks of the season. The single elimination playoffs will begin in Early May, 2016, with the 14 AAA/Majors championship game played on or about Mid May, 2016. First and second place teams will receive individual trophies and a team plaque. Teams will be seeded by their finish in the spring season games. Separate playoffs will be held for both upper and lower division teams.
World Series Games will be held at All Star Park, May 17th and 18th