75 years ago Carl Stotz saw that there was a gap when it came to youth sports; there was no organized youth baseball league for pre-teens. So, with the help of George and Bert Bebble they organized what would become the first three teams in Little League: Lycoming Dairy, Lundy Lumber, and Jumbo Pretzel. Now, 75 years later, Little League Baseball and Softball is played in over 80 countries by over 2 million children and Illinois District 13 is proud to be a part of that tradition.
Made up of 13 local leagues, Illinois District 13 serves over 8,000 youth in the Northern Illinois area with baseball programs for youth aged 4 through 18. Whether your child has never played baseball before, or they are an elite player with years of experience, District 13 and its member leagues have a home for you and your family.
District 13 League Presidents have decided that there would be standardization across all of the member leagues when it came to the various Baseball Divisions and the Age alignments. Below is the approved breakdown for the 2018 season. If you have any questions or concerns about the division alignment please speak with your League President or Player Agent as they are there to help.
Tee Ball: League Ages 4-5
Minors: League Ages 5-9
AAA: League Ages 9-10
Majors: League Ages 10-12
Intermediate: League Ages 11-13
(Non High School) Juniors: League Ages 13-14
Seniors: League Ages 15-16
Looking for more information about District 13 Baseball? Feel free to email our ADA's of Baseball by clicking their email address below.
ADA - Intermediate, Junior, & Senior Baseball
Illinois District 13 Little League
Each season Little League International and District 13 review the playing rules and make changes to make the season as fun and interactive as possible for players, parents, leagues, managers, and coaches. Click the links below for the most current rules and rule changes.
The Little League Baseball rulebook is available through the Apple, Amazon, and Barnes and Noble electronic bookstores and in Print Edition. The new eBook format, is optimized for use on all mobile devices, will feature the complete rules, along with search functionality and a new lower price of $4.99 per book and the Print Edition is $7.00 plus shipping. Click the links below to download or order.
Leagues that have baseball programs include those listed below. Click on the league name to go to their website:
Click the link below to access the Little League "League Finder" to find the league near you.
Little League "League Finder" Tool
Click Here for a map of the Baseball Field locations throughout District 13.
To help determine the "League Age" of a player for Baseball please see the resources via the links below.
Little League Baseball Age Chart
Little League Age Calculator
Want to be in the know about what's happening in District 13 Baseball? Click the link below for more information.
District 13 Baseball Schedule, Standings and More