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Mercer Island Little League

Coast Baseball 9-11 Yrs. Old

Coast is intermediate player pitch baseball, primarily for 10 and 11 year old players, as well as some highly-skilled 9 year-olds. Coast teams will practice outside once per week, have batting practice once per week, and play two games.  Practices are on weeknights.  One game is on a weeknight, and one game is on Saturday.

Coast teams are formed with a goal of creating equally competitive teams. Each player attends Show-Your-Stuff (typically late January), where their skills are evaluated by an independent group of evaluators.  The Boys & Girls Club staff reviews this data along with player evaluations from last season and works with the Player Agent to form teams.

The Coast season can be broken up into the following phases:


There are typically a couple of weeks of practices in early to mid March before games begin.

Early season

Games begin in mid to late March. Games before Spring break (typically mid-April) do not count towards the standings.  As a result, these early season games are less competitive and focused on letting kids play a variety of positions.

Regular season

Starting after Spring Break, games count towards regular season standings. The regular season runs up until the Mercer Island tournament. Standings are used to seed teams in the Mercer Island tournament, but all teams qualify for the tournament.

Mercer Island tournament

Typically held in mid to late May, this tournament includes all Coast teams on Mercer Island. Format varies, but typically a round robin that proceeds to an elimination bracket. The tournament typically concludes before Memorial Day, but will be pushed back to post-Labor Day in 2021.

All City Tournament

Mercer Island Little League typically joins with three Little League chapters from Bellevue for an end of season tournament starting right after Memorial Day and concluding in early June. Format varies based on the number of teams, but Coast commonly forms a Gold and an Emerald bracket, each of which employee a double elimination format to determine a winner. The Gold bracket consists of teams who finished in the top half of the Mercer Island tournament, with the bottom half going to the Emerald bracket.

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