Minors - AA

 Designed for 8 year-olds with prior playing experience, the machine-pitched ball is used at Minors - AA to advance hitting skills. In the last three weeks of the season, player-pitch is introduced. Coaches are allowed to be stationed in the field during games to instruct players in defensive play.  Bunting and base stealing are not allowed. An all-star game is played in Minors - AA.