Niles F.O.P. announces changes for 2005 season

Published 12:38 pm Wednesday, January 12, 2005

By Staff
Niles F.O.P. Little League announced a restructuring plan for the upcoming 2005 baseball season. F.O.P. formerly had two different divisions - Major league (ages 10-12) and Minor League (ages 6-9). The new format is described below.
Little Minor Division
Consisting of age 6 – 8 year old players. Will focus on the basic fundamentals of baseball using a pitching machine format. Coaches will work on proper batting, throwing and fielding fundamentals.
Minor League Division: Consisting of age 9 – 10 year old players. Will give players a chance to experience live pitching in a learning environment.
Skills emphasized will be proper pitching techniques, base running, batting against live pitching and fielding.
Major League Division
Consisting of age 11-12 year old players. Will allow players the chance to focus on age appropriate skills and will give players a more competitive environment to prepare for the next step in baseball. Skills emphasized will be advanced pitching, aggressive base running and mental developmental skills.
Registration for the 2005 season can be completed online at: Registration is also available through the mail (all former players will receive a form in the mail) or by calling 683-4419 to request a form be mailed to you.
There is a signup day scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 19 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. If you have any questions or would like additional information on FOP baseball, go to