Ted Williams League

Why TWL

The Ted Williams League is true baseball.

The TWL has solved the questions and problems that children, parents and coaches have faced for more than half a century. For players 5 and older, the TWL is committed to your child’s development and safety by providing an appropriate challenge free from the politics associated with other league formats.

Whether you’re new to the game or have participated in other leagues, we invite you and your family to experience true baseball and the benefits of playing in this revolutionary league.

No politics. Your child will be evaluated and assigned to a division and team by ability rather than the customary draft. A floating, as opposed to set, coaching system in several divisions shifts our certified coaches’ focus to your child’s development and leaves the competitive instinct with the players. Players rotate onto the field and play a different position after each at-bat in the younger divisions, the exceptions being the pitcher, catcher and first baseman, which have a skill level requirement. Older divisions offer equal playing time through a platoon system. All players hit from a locked lineup that continues from where it ended the previous game.

Appropriate challenge. Your child will experience more game action and develop as a player by hitting and making plays on a field suited for his skill level. TWL fields are designed with home plate sizes, base path lengths and pitching distances not found in traditional leagues. And assigning players to divisions and teams by ability creates more competitive games for your child.

More safety. The TWL has had no cases of Little League elbow (LLE), a common overuse injury associated with other league formats, and it has reduced the number of hit batsmen by 48%. Playing with baseballs sized and weighted to fit smaller hands reduces the risk of elbow injury. Until the AA division (16 and older), pitchers throw from a flat surface with no curveballs, and they focus on control by pitching to home plates that are appropriately sized for the shorter arms and bats of younger hitters.

It all adds up to more fun for everyone involved.

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