Major League (Live Pitch with Coaches Draft) | Cost $185.00

Players Must Play in the League Based on the Age He/She Will be on April 30, 2024.

The East Youth Baseball Major League is designed for 9-12 year olds that want to increase their skill and competition level. Coaches are expected to teach their players the game of baseball at a higher level, while also teaching respect for the game, their coaches, their teammates, themselves, and their opponents.

All returning players who were part of the Major League last year will be placed back on the team they played for in 2024, unless the league is directed otherwise by the parents or guardians for that child to be placed back in the pool of open players to be placed on a team for 2024. In those instances, players must attend evaluations once again in 2024.  Based on assessments East could decide that a player needs to be playing in Minors. If this situation occurs, East will reach out to their parents. 

The game will be played a full six innings. Teams will play nine players at a time, but allowing for limited substitution. Playing time is up to the coach's discretion, unlike the other leagues at East where there are certain playing time rules. 

Finally, it is important to East that we monitor pitchers' workload to limit the likelihood of pitching fatigue. EYB has implemented the Pitch Smart pitch count guidelines, located on MLB.com.

Pitch Smart Guidelines
 

Max Pitches

Required Rest (Pitches)
Age (per Game)

0 Days

1 Day

2 Days

3 Days

4 Days

5 Days

9-10 75 1-20 21-35 36-50 51-65 66+ N/A
11-12 85 1-20 21-35 36-50 51-65 66+ N/A

 

Our (8) Major League teams comprise of ball players from ages 9 through 12 years old. Each team is unique with regard to their draft situation from year to year. East has draft rules specific for our league. Managers draft according to their needs, both skill-wise and age specific.

Potentially, a team may not need to draft a player this year. Some teams may need to draft 4 or 5 players. What is a guarantee is that every player that will tryout will be drafted.