In conjunction with our report on the Little League age changes, and which leagues it effects, below are Little League age charts, calculators, links to division rules and a conversation on cutoff dates. Do note, although Little League is its own organization, at least a few other youth baseball leagues follow their lead on rule implementations. Other leagues do not follow them at all—which makes understanding the rules before you sign up both vitally important and difficult to keep track.
Little League Cutoff Dates
*The 12U 2018 season is the last year and age class (2005 Birthdays) that will allow the May 1st birthday ball players. Come 2018 and beyond all leagues and ages will use September 1st.
Little League Age Division Calculator
Change the yellow boxes in the excel sheet to see the Little League Age division for baseball. If you mess up the green box you can refresh (F5) to start over.
Little League Age Charts
These charts are published on Little League’s website. We simply cropped them from the PDF and put them here. They are at least a little bit confusing—especially the 2018 season where the change in little league cutoff dates is affected.
But, once you get the hang of them, they are easy enough. Simply find the month your child was born and follow it down to the year they were born. Once your cell is found, the far right column is the lowest age division your child can play in.
Below are the age charts for the 2018 and 2019 seasons.
This 2018 Little League Age Chart shows the division a player is allowed to play in based on their birth year and month for the 2018 Season.
This 2018 Little League Age Chart shows the division a player is allowed to play in based on their birth year and month for the 2019 Season.
The major hullabaloo that sent many to the internet scrambling for answers was the change in the cutoff date for Little League international. We discuss the reasons and history behind that here.