Little League's NEW 50/70 Division
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Since: Jul 07
#1 May 24, 2012
I'm wondering what all the Little League fans think of the new 50/70 division.
Little League has added it fully for 2013 in ADDITION to traditional 46/60.
My opinion is that 11-12s have progressed and grown to the point that 50/70 is the proper field dimensions for them, but Little League has dropped the ball by using BOTH field dimensions and splitting the talent in half.
Williamsport will continue to be the 46/60 World Series.
Also, they've added THIRTEEN year olds to the 50/70 division which is a dramatic step backwards.
#2 Jun 3, 2012
There is no where in the world where a 13 yr. olds um excuse me maybe a 14yr. old in May 2013 is playing 50/70 except in Little League. That alone speaks volumes on how backward this cocomamy idea is.
Go 50/70 at 11/12 LLWs and call it a day like the rest of the world has already done for almost a decade.
#3 Aug 14, 2012
I like the 50-70 - but I have some big 13yr olds.
With a big barrel bats??? I would not go out on the field with some of these kids...
Can't we keep it simple 11-12yr olds, regular bats, on a 50 70 and I am ok with it.
This just is not safe -
#4 Jan 16, 2013
I think its ok for 11 & 12 year olds to play this division if its the only division they play in. Going back and forth and playing 7 days a week is to much. Plus if the coach on the 50/70 blows out your pitchers it will make the managers in Majors mad because they are losing a valuable pitcher for a big game. I think the best thing is to make 50/70 the new majors division and leave it at that. We then are better preparing our kids for the jump to juniors. I agree that for 13 year olds it is a big step backwards.
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