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How Does the Draft Work?

How does the draft work?

Teams are assigned one of two ways, via a draft or by random assignment by the Player Agent. Below is the process for each age group.

Tee Ball and Rookie:
No drafts, players will be assigned by the Player Agent. Every attempt to honor requests for coaches and friends will be made. Please include your request at the time of registration to assist in this process.

Machine/Coach Pitch, Minors Divisions and Juniors Divisions:
Teams will re-drafted each season. 
Draft order will be selected on Draft Day via a blind draw and will follow a serpentine pattern with the order flipping each round

Majors Divisions:
Eligible players will return to their teams from the previous season (this begins in Spring 2021 based on the Spring 2020 Drafts) aka Duration of Title

Duration of Title is not utilized during the Fall Seasons

Teams will fill remaining roster spots from new division candidates

Teams will select in reverse order of the standings from the previous regular season. The draft order remains the same for each round. The process repeats until all rosters are filled at the pre-determined number of players.

Note: For the 2021 season the draft order will be randomly drawn due to the cancellation of the Spring 2020 Regular Season

All divisions will utilize the Little League approved Player Options when drafting. 

Option 1-Brother/Sister Option:

When two or more siblings are in the draft and the first brother/sister is drafted, the manager automatically has the option to draft the other brother/sister on the next turn. Failure to exercise this option makes the brother/sister available to be drafted by any team

Option 2-Brother/Sister Option of Player Currently on a Team:

Managers may submit an option on a draftee if the player candidate's brother/sister is a member of the manager's team

If an option is submitted the manager MUST draft the sibling within the first three draft selections

Option 3-Sons/Daughters of Managers:

If a manager has a son/daughter eligible for the draft the manager must exercise the option at or before the specified round (see chart)

Parent/Manager option takes priority over any other option

Option 4-Sons/Daughters of Coaches (this option is for Majors Division only):

New coaches shall not be appointed nor approved until after the draft.

Returning coaches may exercise this option through the manager provided

•Coach has served as a coach or manager (at any level) for the past two years, AND
•Coach is returning to the same major league team as the previous season.

Option X-Sons/Daughters of Coaches-(Minors and Below):

If an approved coach has a son/daughter eligible for the draft the manager must exercise the option at or before the specified round (see chart).

Parent/Manager option takes priority over any other option

All players will be drafted provided they have completed registration on time. If a player is unable to attend and complete at least one of the skills assessments he or she will placed selected via blind draw during the age appropriate draft. These are what are termed "hat-picks."

No team will be allowed to “protect” on more than 4 players in any given season.

Any trades for players must be player for player and be completed prior to the release of rosters immediately following the draft. All trades must be submitted in writing to the league's Player Agent.

Example #1

A Machine Pitch Manager has an 8 year old son, Coach #1 has a 7 year old and Coach #2 has an 8 year old.

Round 1-Open Pick

Round 2-Coach #2 son

Round 3-Manager son

Round 4-Coach #1 son

Example #2

A Machine Pitch Manager has an 8 year old son, Coach #1 has a 8 year old and Coach #2 has an 8 year old.

Round 1-Coach #1 son

Round 2-Coach #2 son

Round 3-Manager son

Round 4-Open

Example #3

A Minors Manager has an 11 year old daughter, Coach #1 has an 11 year old daughter and Coach #2 has two daughters aged 9 and 10.

Round 1-Open

Round 2-Coach #1 11-year old daughter

Round 3-Manager daughter

Round 4-Coach #2 10-year old daughter

Round 5-Coach #2 9-year old daughter

If you have a question on a specific combination of ages etc. please email  [email protected]





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