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Jun, 2023

LL TOURNAMENTS: Basic Organization (General Info)

Little League Summer Tournament Organization:

                The Official Little League “International” Tournament:

                                This is the most well-known Little League Tournament.  It culminates in the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pa. , and the Little League Softball World Series in Greenville, N.C.

The teams include players from the “Majors” division, ages 10-12, and must generally survive a District Tournament, a state Sectional Tournament, a State Finals Tournament, and a Regional Tournament (there are both national and international regions).

                                There are also Little League World Series for both baseball and softball Junior (ages 13-14) and Senior (ages 13-16) Divisions, with similar qualifying tournaments.

                                The other age groups, 10u (8-10) and 11u (9-11), play in District, Section and State Tournaments.  There is a regional tournament for the 10u group.

Other Little League Tournaments (Unofficial or “Secondary” Tournaments):

                                Within a District, leagues will often form tournaments that give a team the chance to play in a second tournament, or for age groups not specifically included in the national tournament (e.g., 8u or 9u). These are sometimes called “secondary” tournaments.  There can also be tournaments with a special theme, such as memorial tournaments.


                The Little Leagues in Rockland County form New York State District 18.  Some districts include more than one county, and a county might contain more than one district, depending upon population.

A team that wins a District 18 Tournament will play in the NY Section 3N Tournament*, and then, if successful, advance to the NY State Finals Tournament.  If a team advances to regionals, New York is part of the East Region (and a team would play in a qualifying Metro Region tournament, and then in the East Finals).

            (* NY Section 3N includes Little Leagues in Westchester, Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan and Ulster counties).


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