Baseball Program

Regular season (House League)

All players registered for the Trois-Lacs Little League will proudly wear the uniform of the Mariniers and will participate in regular season in one of the Little League categories according to their age group, skill level and experience. Regular season’s activities will mainly be held on weeknights.


Season’s activities

  • Training camp and evaluations (weekends)
  • In house Games and Practices (weeknights)
  • End of the year tournament (weeknights and weekends) 


To know your child’s Little League Baseball’s age, please consult the Little Ligue age Chart

Tee Ball Baseball

The Tee Ball category is for players who are 4 to 6 years of age (with a possibility to go to 7 years old) who wants to learn the fundamentals of hitting and fielding. The primary goals of this category are to have fun, instruct children the fundamentals of baseball and to allow them to experience the value of teamwork.

Minor League Baseball – Coach Pitch/Player pitch 

The Minor League Baseball – Coach Pitch category is for players who are 7 to 11 years of age (with a possibility for players 6 years of age) that have baseball experience. While continuing to learn the fundamental of hitting and fielding, the main objective of this category is to learn the rules and basic strategies of the game.

The focus of this category is to develop the ability of pitching and experiencing having a pitcher when at bat. It is possible that batters face Coaches as a pitcher or a combination of Coach/Player as a pitcher to accelerate the pace of play.

Little League Baseball – (Major)

The Little League Baseball category is for players who are 9 to 12 years of age  that have mastered the fundamentals of the game (hitting and fielding) and that have advanced knowledge of the rules and basic strategies of the game.

Little League Intermediate (50-70) Baseball

The Little League Intermediate Baseball category is for players who are 11 to 13 years. This program is a transition program for 11 to 13-year-olds using 50 feet pitching distance and 70 feet base paths.

Junior League Baseball

The Junior League Baseball category is for players who are 13 and 14 years of age (with a possibility for player of 12-year-old)

Senior League Baseball

The Senior League Baseball category is for players who are 15 and 16 years of age (with a possibility for player of 14-year-old)

Skill-based classification and team formation

The overlap of ages over different divisions gives the opportunity for each player to develop in the best baseball conditions possible. The idea is not to overload or discourage a player but to put them in a category where he will be able to enjoy progressing while gaining confidence.

 Although most players have the skill set and knowledge to play with players their age, under certain exceptions we could place the player in a lower or higher category. We want each player to have a fair chance to learn, have fun and be with their friend, it is important that we ensure security of all.

For example, a 9-year-old player that has never played and has limited knowledge of the fundamental of baseball could be assigned to a lower category like coach pitch to ensure his development while gaining confidence. To face a player pitcher or missing a relay could seriously injure them or demotivate the player. On the other side, an 9-year-old that has strong knowledge of the game and is highly skilled (strong pitch and hits) could injure a teammate during practice or a game. This player would probably be pulled up to a higher category in order to ensure his development and safety of all. Classifications will be evaluated during spring evaluations by the baseball committee and coaches

Competitive Season (tournament season)

Trois-Lacs Little League also offers players the opportunity to be part of a competitive team who will be formed from the best players by categories (Minor to Senior). The player will add* those activities to their regular seasons (practices and exhibit games). 


*A flexible schedual is offered for players associated with a Baseball Sports-Études program recognized by the Education Minister. 


Season’s activities

  • Tryouts
  • Local and Away games
  • Pratices
  • Local and Away tournaments
  • Little League Quebec Provincial Championship
  • Little League Canadian Regionals (except for Minor)
  • Little League World Series (except for Minor)


  • Minor League Baseball – Coaches Pitch (Rookie): players of 7 to 8 years of age (possibility for players 6 years of age)
  • Minor League Baseball – Players Pitch: players of9 to 10 years of age
  • Little League Baseball (Major): players of 11 to 12 years of age
  • Intermediate League Baseball: players of 13 years of age only
  • Junior League Baseball: players of 13 to 14 years of age
  • Senior League Baseball: players of 15 to 16 years of age

Player’s selection

All players registered under Petite Ligue des Trois-Lacs to a regular season team can participate in the tryout in their age category. Players must participate in their regular season activities in order to participate in the competitive season.  


The distances of the baseball fields configurations per category are the following:

Tee Ball
  • Pitcher: None (T-ball on home plate)
  • Bases : 50 ft
Minor Coach-Pitch
  • Pitcher: 42 ft (coach pitch, T-ball can be used)
  • Bases: 60 ft
Minor Player-Pitch and Major
  • Pitcher : 46 ft
  • Bases : 60 ft
  • Pitcher : 50 ft
  • Bases : 70 ft
Junior and Senior
  • Pitcher : 60 ft
  • Bases : 90 ft

Lien terrains Little League : Field Specifications – Little League