Little League Youth Baseball organization for 4-15 year olds in Waltham, MA

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Major and Minor teams drafted
03/08/2017
Hi Major and Minor Families,   I hope this finds you ready...
New Babe Ruth Division
01/24/2017
We are happy to announce that Waltham Youth Baseball and Waltham...
2017 Local League Changes
10/27/2016
The Waltham Youth Baseball volunteer board of directors made...
City Champions!
07/04/2016
Congratulations to the 2016 Major Reds and Minor Pirates on their...
Major Reds are Champs!
06/27/2016
Congratulations to the 2016 Major Division Champion Reds!
 
Major and Minor teams drafted

Hi Major and Minor Families,

 

I hope this finds you ready for Spring baseball! On March 7, our volunteer coaches drafted their teams. You can expect to hear from your coach by next week. Batting cage sessions at Extra Innings of Watertown will soon begin. The schedule will be completed and finalized over the next two weeks. Majors will tentatively play on Weds and Sun, and minors will tentative play games on Tues/Fri. Practice schedules are up to each individual coaching staff.

 

Each player will receive a uniform shirt and hat. It will be each players responsibility to show up to each game wearing a proper uniform consisting of shirt, hat, grey baseball pants, and cleats. You may optionally purchase uniform-color belt and socks at any of the local sporting good stores (Dick's, Olympia, Target, Amazon, etc). Baseball equipment is in-season now, but won't be for much longer. It is also a good idea to purchase your own batting helmet. They are reasonably-priced ($15-$30) and should have an 'official little league' stamp on them.

 

Our opening day parade and opening ceremonies will be Saturday, May 13. We will gather at Stanley Elementary School at 1030am, march to Nipper Maher Park and have a great day of baseball and family fun. The city tournament dates are going to be May 13, 20, 21. Top 4 teams in each division qualify to play in the city tournament against Warrendale. We are defending champions for both majors and minors and we do NOT want to give up the coveted Nipper Maher Trophies.

 

In an effort to get kids more playing time, we've reduced the amount of players on each team. Attendance will be very important, and will impact playing time and skill development. This season, we intend to begin playing games on April 9. This is earlier than usual, and pending field conditions. We will also schedule games during the evenings of April school vacation week. Your coach is your single point of contact for all things baseball and should always be kept current on when you cannot make a game or practice. Please try to give as much notice as possible.

 

We will continue to keep you updated as information comes in, throughout the season. You can follow us on Twitter @walthambaseball and follow our facebook page for information. We wish you the best in this year's baseball season. 

 

Play ball!            

 

-Waltham Youth Baseball Board of Directors


by posted 03/08/2017
New Babe Ruth Division

We are happy to announce that Waltham Youth Baseball and Waltham Babe Ruth have merged. Starting this season, there will be a new Babe Ruth division. You may now register online at http://www.walthamyouthbaseball.com/

 

This transition should be seamless for players. Over the course of the next two months, we will merge operations, websites, and player databases. We thank you in advance for your extra patience. Please email or call Bill Hanley with any questions.

 

We are looking for coaches and those interested in being involved in Babe Ruth league operations. The season will begin 4/24 and end with the school calendar. Games will be played Monday thru Thursday.

 

-Waltham Youth Baseball


by posted 01/24/2017
2017 Local League Changes

The Waltham Youth Baseball volunteer board of directors made several changes for the upcoming 2017 spring season. These changes will impact nearly all players in our league. In the interests of focusing on developing baseball skills and teamwork for our younger players, while increasing the competitive level for our older players, we've changed the age ranges for all four of our divisions. We believe this will have a long-term, positive impact.

 

1. The Majors will now include all 10, 11, and 12 year olds. This increases the amount of teams in the majors and will allow us to have better competition with two divisions. All teams will be re-drafted in March 2017. There is a possibility your player will be on a different team than they were in 2016. The draft will be balanced so all teams have an equal amount of 10s, 11s, and 12s. We expect 96 major players next season and Mike Destefano will continue as the major director.

 

2. The Minor division will include only 8 and 9 year olds. This division will remain competitive, with playoffs, and potentially be organized into two divisions. We will also re-draft because of the increase in number of teams. We expect 100 returning players and expect to have 9-10 minor teams. Brian Noel will now serve as the minor director after having served as rookie director in 2016.

 

3. The Rookie division will include only 6 and 7 year olds. This division will focus on instructional baseball and each team will have 1-2 scheduled games and 1 scheduled practice per week. The first half of the season will utilize a pitching machine for games to promote hitting skills. On June 1, after coaches have had time to develop pitchers during practices, we will be change over to players beginning to pitch. Rick Burke will serve as rookie director after three years as teeball director. Should you have any questions regarding rookie changes, please contact Rick at rickburke91@gmail.com.

 

4. Teeball has been changed to include only 4 and 5 year olds and will be purely instructional on Saturday mornings. This is a player's introduction to organized baseball and we will focus on familiarity with the field and game, and having fun.

 

While these changes are significant, we believe they are in the best interests of our players, and their enjoyment of playing baseball. The 2017 schedule will also be developed so you play on regular days of the week. The 2017 elected league officers will be:

 

Bill Hanley, President

Pat Hart, Vice President

Sean George, Treasurer

Erick Bardsley, Safety Officer

Mike Destefano, Major Director

Brian Noel, Minor Director

Rick Burke, Rookie Director

Mark Felt, Sponsors Director

Dianna MacGlashing, Concessions Coordinator

AJ Crane, Fields & Facilities Director

Justin Ehlert. LLWS/Tournament Director

 

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me. Online registration is now open at http://www.walthamyouthbaseball.com/ and 2017 baseball will be here before you know it.

 

Play ball! 

 

#ONEWALTHAM

 


by posted 10/27/2016
City Champions!

Congratulations to the 2016 Major Reds and Minor Pirates on their city championships! 

 


by posted 07/04/2016
Major Reds are Champs!

Congratulations to the 2016 Major Division Champion Reds!


by posted 06/27/2016
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