Shetland Minors: Player's age on April 30, 2023 will be 4-5
Shetland Majors: Player's age on April 30, 2023 will be 5-6
Pinto: Player's age on April 30, 2023 will be 7-8
Mustang: Player's age on April 30, 2023 will be 9-10
Bronco: Player's age on April 30, 2023 will be 11-12
Pony: Player's age on April 30, 2023 will be 13-14
All players should participate in pre-season assessments in their age appropriate division. Playing in age appropriate divisions is highly encouraged, with the following exceptions: play downs for safety reasons or play ups for exceptional ballplayers. Play up or play down requests are only entertained for players with an age that is within 1 year from the requested or recommended division (i.e., an 8-year-old should not play down in Shetland). All play down and play up requests are also subject to registration numbers and availability.
Play Down: In some cases, a player and their family might decide to play in a division lower than their respective age (ex. league-age 9 Mustang player playing in Pinto with league-age 7 and 8 year-olds). Request to play in a lower age group will not be approved if doing so creates an unsafe environment for the younger players. Players may be assigned to a different division based on their assessment if the coaches and LP feel that playing in their age-specified division puts the player at risk of injury.
Play Up: A player wishing to play up a division is only allowed following 1) parent emailed request at time of registration; 2) assessment among the top 10 players in their requested play-up division; and 3) league approval, meaning by both the LP of the proposed play-up division and LJYB’s League President.