Registration for KAU Little League baseball and softball will continue through January 2014.
KAU Little League is open to students ages 4 through 18 who attend any public or private school within the boundaries of both the Unionville-Chadds Ford and Kennett Consolidated school districts, or who live in the geographic boundaries of those districts. Registration may be completed by visiting kaulittleleague.org and clicking on the registration tab.
In both KAU recreational baseball and softball, divisions are organized to introduce increasingly competitive play for each age group. In most divisions, KAU offers a 12- to 16-game regular season beginning in early April and concluding with end-of-season playoffs in mid-June to crown a champion in each division.
Every player who wishes to participate in KAU baseball or softball makes a team. KAU conducts player drafts to attempt to give every baseball or softball team an equal chance of succeeding in the regular season. Division commissioners, team managers, and the league player agent all are involved in each division’s draft. Pre-season evaluations help ensure that players of different skill levels are divided as equally as possible among the teams during the draft.
There are no “tournament team” selections or obligations during the regular season.
KAU offers its program at six different fields – including three lighted diamonds – throughout Chester County. For KAU players who participate on middle school and high school teams, KAU schedules its games so they do not conflict with the school teams’ schedules.
KAU baseball programs are offered in 10 different divisions, while softball is played in five age-group divisions.
The Rookie and Minor Divisions (ages 7 to 8 and 9 to 10) emphasize fundamental softball skills and understanding of the rules. In the Majors (ages 11 and 12), Juniors (13 and 14), and Seniors (15 and 16), the emphasis is on playing games against other Little League teams throughout Chester County and preparing for independent tournaments.
For more information, visit www.kaulittleleague.org.