There is a Little League International requirement that all 12 year olds who meet the required skill set be drafted, which is based on the average scores of the six Majors teams doing the evaluations. This ensures that each year a number of 12-year old players will be selected in the draft. Also by LL rule, there can be no more than eight 12 year olds per team, so this does leave room for the 10 and 11 year olds to be drafted. It should be noted that each of the six Majors teams may only draft one 10-year old player in the draft, so only six 10 year olds will be drafted. Because of the size range of the players and the speed of the play (pitchers can pitch in excess of 60 miles per hour and balls are hit faster than that), safety in this division is a serious concern for all. The President has the right to ask a 12 year old player not to be considered for the draft if there is a deemed safety concern for an individual child.
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