League Info

Non-Competitive Leagues

Willie D. and buddy

  • Games without strikes or outs, where each players gets the opportunity to hit and score a run. Each player gets paired up with a one-on-one helper we call a ‘buddy’ to assist and encourage the player for the game.
  • Games generally last 1 hour or 2 innings. Each team bats through the entire batting order before switching the field.
  • Metal/wood bats are NOT permitted for these leagues, for safety reasons. Plastic bats only.
  • These games are broken down by age group.

Competitive League

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  • For ages 10 and up (no age cut-off)
  • The Competitive League is played with outs and (modified) strikes
  • Batters get 5 strikes. After the fourth strike, they have the option of receiving a soft toss or using the tee instead of another pitch. If the last pitch or soft toss is missed, however, the batter will be out.
  • 3 outs or 5 runs in any given inning equals the change in field
  • Tie goes to runner
  • Although we will have volunteer support for players, this will be geared more towards safety and situational coaching, rather than one on one/hand over hand assistance. We ask that players wishing to play in this league be able to bat and field independently and follow directions to stay on task.
  • Helmets are required to be worn by batter and this is the only league where metal/wood bats are permitted
  • Play is with a safety softball

*NOTE* – The MLAZ staff will determine the suitability/skill level for child to play at this level. They will discuss with parent if this league is appropriate for child; however, final determination rests solely with the MLAZ staff.

For a copy of the official competitive league guidelines, click Competitive League Rules and Guidelines

Youth Developmental League

  • For athletes 5-13years
  • The Developmental League is played with outs and (modified) strikes and teaches the basics of competitive baseball.
  • Batters get 5 strikes. After the fourth strike, they have the option of receiving a soft toss or using the tee instead of another pitch. If the last pitch or soft toss is missed, however, the batter will be out.
  • 3 outs or 5 runs in any given inning equals the change in field
  • Tie goes to runner
  • Although we will have volunteer support for players, this will be geared more towards safety and situational coaching, rather than one on one/hand over hand assistance. We ask that players wishing to play in this league be able to bat and field independently and follow directions to stay on task.
  • Play is with a whiffle ball, and plastic bats

*NOTE* – The MLAZ staff will determine the suitability/skill level for child to play at this level. They will discuss with parent if this league is appropriate for child; however, final determination rests solely with the MLAZ staff.

 

 

Newcomers looking to volunteer or have an athlete participate, you can click HERE to create a registration account with us, and join our mailing list.

*NOTE*-  We concluded our Spring 2017 season. See below for upcoming season start dates. If you are interested in participating, but are new or not yet registered, please contact our office at (480)686-8137 or alex.mackay@mlaz.org

UPCOMING SEASONS: Fall- Start date September 30, 2017

SATURDAY SCHEDULE OF GAMES
TIME LEAGUE TYPE FOR AGES TEAMS
9:00-10:00am Non-Competitive 4-7yrs Diamondbacks vs Cubs
10:15-11:15am Non-Competitive 8-10yrs Angels vs Dodgers
11:30am-12:30pm Non-Competitive 11-17yrs Red Sox vs Yankees
12:45-1:45pm Non-Competitive 18+up Giants vs Tigers
2:00-3:15pm COMPETITIVE  10+up Athletics vs Rockies
3:30-4:30pm Non-Competitive ACCEL game
TUESDAY SCHEDULE OF GAMES
TIME LEAGUE TYPE FOR AGES TEAMS
5:30-6:15pm Non-Competitive 4-6yrs Diamondbacks vs Cubs
6:30-7:15pm Non-Competitive 7-10yrs Angels vs Dodgers
7:30-8:15pm Non-Competitive 11+up Giants vs Tigers
WEDNESDAY SCHEDULE OF GAMES
TIME LEAGUE TYPE FOR AGES TEAMS
5:30-6:30pm COMPETITIVE  10+up See Wed Schedule
6:45-7:45pm COMPETITIVE  10+up See Wed Schedule
THURSDAY YOUTH DEVELOPMENTAL LEAGUE
TIME LEAGUE TYPE FOR AGES DATES
6:00-7:00PM COMPETITIVE 5-13yrs Rangers vs. Mariners

 

 

WEDNESDAY COMPETITIVE LEAGUE SCHEDULE
Date Game Time 3rd Base Team 1st Base Team
4-Oct 5:30-6:30PM Athletics Rockies
6:45-7:45PM Reds Royals
11-Oct 5:30-6:30PM Rockies Reds
6:45-7:45PM Royals Athletics
18-Oct 5:30-6:30PM Athletics Reds
6:45-7:45PM Royals Rockies
25-Oct 5:30-6:30PM Reds Royals
6:45-7:45PM Rockies Athletics
1-Nov 5:30-6:30PM Athletics Royals
6:45-7:45PM Reds Rockies
8-Nov 5:30-6:30PM Reds Athletics
6:45-7:45PM Rockies Royals
15-Nov 5:30-6:30PM Game for 3rd and 4th Place*
6:45-7:45PM Championship Game*
*Based on Season Standings