Sellwood Junior Baseball (SJB) is a non-profit and all volunteer-run community baseball and softball league for kids in Southeast Portland. Older players participate in Clackamas County Junior Baseball (CCJBA) under Junior Baseball of Oregon (JBO).

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Age & Level Guidelines

Sellwood Baseball and Softball accepts girls and boys, ages 4-15, for recreational and competitive teams. A child who is 4 years old may play if they will turn 5 before Sept. 1, 2018. Some exceptions are made to this guideline on a case-by-case basis. Please contact us if you wish to inquire. A child who is 15 years old may play if they are still in 8th grade and will still be 15 on August 1, 2018.

 

Children in Pre-K and Kindergarten will automatically be placed on a Tee Ball team. Children in 1st and 2nd grade will automatically be placed on a Farm Ball team. Exceptions can be made on a case-by-case basis, but they will be rare and with the safety of all players as our first consideration.

 

2nd graders may assess for the Sellwood National League. A small number of 2nd graders may be drafted for Sellwood National teams if they show extraordinary skills and knowledge of the game and as space allows.

 

T-Ball: Pre-School and Kindergarten. For players new to baseball and softball. Players use a tee to hit the ball for at least half the season, and then coaches pitch gradually as players develop. Focus at this level is on learning and fun! Practices start in late March and usually last for about an hour on two weeknights/week (typically somewhere in the 5-7p timeslot). Games are played two weeknights/week (usually M/W or T/Th, and typically somewhere in the 5-7p timeslot) and end in late June.

 

Farm: 1st and 2nd grade. Coaches pitch to their players at this level, and players who need a tee after four pitches can use it. Farm players usually know the basic game rules. There are three outs, a five-run offensive rule…and the focus is on learning and fun! Practices start in late March and usually last for about an hour on two weeknights/week (typically somewhere in the 5- 7p timeslot). Games are played two weeknights/week (usually M/W or T/Th, and typically somewhere in the 5-7p timeslot) and end in late June.

 

Sellwood National League: 3rd and 4th grade. It is a “local” league that does not travel as the Midget (County) teams do. Most kids in this age group play at this level. All players participating in this level are placed on teams based on assessments. As with Midget level, this is the first level of kid-pitch hardball along with base stealing and umpired games. Practices start in late March and usually last for about an hour+ on two weeknights/week (typically somewhere in the 5-7p timeslot). Games are played two weeknights/week (usually M/W or T/Th, and typically somewhere in the 5-8p timeslot) and end in late June. Assessments are REQUIRED at this level.

 

Softball: Fast-pitch softball for girls 1st – 8th grade. A variety of teams may be formed based on age level and depending on interest and registration. 8U utilizes a pitching machine, 10U and up are kid-pitch games. Depending on the team, there may be an opportunity to compete in weekend tournaments. Practices generally start the week after Spring Break, however some of the older teams may begin practice earlier depending on schedules and field availability.  Practices will be held in April and will be held twice a week, with games beginning in early  May and will be 2 games per week (Mon-Thur).  For T-Ball and 8U, once games begins, practices will be limited. 10U, 12U and 14U will generally have one practice per week once games begin.​

 

County Midget: (9-10 year olds, 3rd and 4th graders) This is a Clackamas County JBO travel league. About 10% of players in this age group will play at this level. Typically, only one or two teams are fielded at this level, depending on turnout. All players participating in this level are placed on teams based on assessments. Any youth whose birth date is on or after August 1, 2007 is eligible for participation in Junior Baseball for the 2018 season. An 11-year old 4th grader may play as long as they are still eleven (11) years old on August 1, 2018 (copy of report card required with roster submission). A 10-year old 5th grader may play as long as they are still ten (10) years old on August 1, 2018 (copy of report card required with roster submission). Assessments are REQUIRED at this level.

 

County Junior: (11-12 year olds, 5th and 6th graders) This is a Clackamas County JBO travel league. All players participating in this level are placed on teams based on assessments. Any youth whose birth date is on or after August 1, 2005 is eligible for participation in Junior Baseball for the 2018 season. A 13-year old 6th grader may play as long as they are still thirteen (13) years old on August 1, 2018 (copy of report card required with roster submission). A 12-year old 7th grader may play as long as they are still twelve (12) years old on August 1, 2018 (copy of report card required with roster submission). Assessments are REQUIRED at this level.

 

County Senior: (13-14 yr. olds, 7th and 8th graders) This is a Clackamas County JBO travel league. All players participating in this level are placed on teams based on assessments. Any youth whose birth date is on or after August 1, 2003 is eligible for participation in Junior Baseball for the 2018 season. A 15-year old 8th grader may play as long as they are still fifteen (15) years old on August 1, 2018 (copy of report card required with roster submission). A 14-year old 9th grader may play as long as they are still fourteen (14) years old on August 1, 2018 (copy of report card required with roster submission). Assessments are REQUIRED at this level.