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Division Information
Definitions for Prep, Alliance, Babe Ruth, and Seniors
The Prep Division was designed to provide maximum experience on the big field to as many 13 year olds as possible. The Prep Division consists of 4 teams, which play a 14 game season that includes competition with teams from Herndon and Reston. The Prep Division teams are formed in early March and continue to play games until the last week in June. At the end of the season, a 13 year old all-star team will be selected to represent the Chantilly Babe Ruth League at the District VII Tournament.

The Alliance Division is a combination of 14 year old players and 15 year old players. The Alliance Division season starts in April and ends in late June. There are 4 Alliance Division teams within CYA. Typically, 9 of the players on an Alliance Division team will be 14 years old and 3-4 of the players will be 15 years old. The 15 year old players in the Alliance Division usually provide leadership and maturity to the team. The Alliance Division has a 16 game schedule that include games against Herndon and Reston. The biggest difference between the Babe Ruth Division and the Alliance Division is the strength of the pitching. Players on Alliance Division teams are often there by choice. There is a Alliance Division all-star team and in addition, all Alliance Division players are eligible to play on the 14 year old and 15 year old all-star teams.

The Babe Ruth Division is a combination of the more competitive 14 year old and 15 year old players. The Babe Ruth Division starts its season in mid-may after the high school junior varsity seasons are over and their season ends about June 30. There are 4 Babe Ruth Division teams within CYA. Babe Ruth Division team rosters are limited to 12 players, of which, a minimum of 4 players must be 14 year olds. Typically, 8 of the 12 players on an Babe Ruth Division team roster are 15 years old. These teams play a 16 game schedule that includes competition against Herndon and Reston. Players are eligible to play on the 14 year old and 15 year old all-star teams.

The Senior Division is a combination of 16-19 year old players. There are usually 4 teams in the Senior Division. Senior Division teams play a 16 game schedule with inter- league play against other District VII teams. There is a 16 year old all-star team and a 17 and 18 year old all-star team. Senior League teams are re-selected each year.


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