TRYOUTS SET FOR SAT JAN 27th, 8 to 12pm, Rt 1 SPORTSPLEX
Please mark your calendars tryouts for the srping basball season will be held on Saturday January 27, 2018 from 8am to 12pm (specific group times listed below) at the Rt. 1 Sportsplex for players league age 12 through 8 years old.
The league at this time DOES NOT have a makeup date for those who may not be available on the 27th. We encourage everyone to attend this event as this facility allows for the league, coaches and players to have the best space, an opportunity for fair evaluation against their peers and to run a successful tryout. If a makeup is needed the BOD will determine that after this event. We know kids have multiple commitments but we are hoping that giving more than two months notice people can plan accordingly.
(please refer to the league age chart here if unsure of your child's league age for 2018)
League age 12's and 11's - 8 to 9:30 am (any return major division players are not required to tryout, 12's who didn't play in majors last year are not required but encourage to attend)
League age 10 - 9:30 to 10:30 am
League age 9 - 10:30 am to 11:30 pm
League age 8 - 11:30 pm to 12 pm
The following rules apply to the tryout and there will be no exceptions:
1.) All returning players who played in the Major Division last season are not required to tryout.
2.) All league age 12 year old players are not required to tryout. However, those who did not play in the Major Division last year are encourage to tryout.
4.) VERY IMPORTANT: Any player who does not participate in the tryouts will automatically be placed in the lowest division base on their league age. For example: 11 and 10 yr old players will be placed in Triple A, 9 yr olds will be placed in Double A (kid pitch) and 8 yr olds in Single A (coach pitch). If you want your child to be considered for a higher division he or she will need to attend the tryout. This does not guarantee them a spot in a higher division as it will depend on the players ability and the number of players need to fill teams in each league. It also allows the managers/coaches to evaluate them properly for next season. This is also a LL International rule not a Lynnfield Baseball rule, which our league is chartered under for the Spring Season.
Any questions please contact our Player Agent Glenn Grabau at firstname.lastname@example.org.
As a reminder, Little League International announced two years ago the new bat ruless that go in effect on Jan 1, 2018. PLEASE CLICK HERE to learn more about this rule and before you go any buy any new bats for your child, especially before the holiday shopping season begins.
Hard to think of spring when we haven't even had to deal with a New England winter yet. But in 160 days from today we will open up the 2018 spring baseball season for Little League (Big Diamond will actually start sooner!). So please register now as we will be announcing tryouts soon (sometime in late January). Click HERE to register.
As a result we have now opened registration for the Spring Season. As always we have three divisions for players to register under: Big Diamond (League age 13-16), Little League (League Age 6-12), and Tee Ball (League Age 4-5).
Couple NEW things to keep in mind. League Age 4 can now play Tee Ball. Also any 6 year old that has played at least one year of Tee Ball can play coach pitch (Single A). Lastly, please make sure you read HERE on the new bat rules for the 2018 season. Remember a couple years ago Little League International announced the new rules that go into effect on January 1, 2018.
Please click HERE or see the website main page to see what League Age is your player.
Registration for Managers and Coaches for baseball Age 4 to 16 is now open. If we do not get enough managers to run teams for all our divisions league will not be able to offer baseball for all players this spring. Please consider signing up as registration closes at:http://lynnfieldlittleleague.com/Registration.
Once managers and teams are selected managers will be able to select the coaches who have completed and submitted the required CORI application to the LB Board. The CORI form can be found on the Document section under the LB Home tab.
* Please note: All manager and coaching applicants MUST complete a CORI Application. Lynnfield Baseball will not be able to consider you for any position without a completed CORI form.
Lynnfield Baseball uses a modified version of Little League International's age based rule for division of play for the spring season. The age based division of play will incorporate the Little League International age chart. (See Little League International Age Chart in the Document Section on the website or on the Main Page)
League Age for the upcoming season:
Sr. Big Diamond
Please note: Although you may see an overlap of ages in different divisions, your child will be placed in the appropriate division decided by the Board and Managers based on the child's ability to play within that division.
In order to create parity in the team selection process, all players League Age 8 thru 12 (excluding those who played in the Major Division the prior year as they will automatically be placed in Majors again) must attend a tryout. Failure to attend a tryout will result in the player being placed in lowest Division based on their league age in which they are eligible.
Sr. Big Diamond Division will hold their player selection process. All 15 & 16 Year old players will be placed in Big Diamond Division.
Big Diamond Division will hold their player selection process. All 13 & 14 Year old players will be placed in the Senior League Division.
Major League Division will hold their player selection process. At this draft, all League Age 12 year olds will automatically make the Major League as this is a rule from Little League International, which Lynnfield Baseball operates under for its spring season. The managers will then fill out their rosters with any league age 11 or 10 year olds that they select. Once the Major draft is completed......
.....The Triple A Division will hold their player selection process. Any league age 11 & 10 year old that did not get selected for the Majors will automatically be selected to a team in the Triple A division through a player selection process. Any 9 year old that is capable of playing in Triple A will be selected to round out the rosters spots. (Let's say Triple A needs 72 players in order to have 6 teams of 12 per team. Let's also assume there are only 65 who are league age 11 & 10. This means the Triple A Division needs 7 more players to get to 72. Provided that the Board and managers feel as though seven 9-year old players are capable of playing in Triple A, then those seven kids would be selected to a Triple A teams to fill out the roster spots). Once this draft is completed......
......The Double A Division will hold their player selection process. Any league age 9 year old that did not make the Triple A Division, will automatically be placed in the Double A Division. Any league age 8 year old that that is capable of playing in the Double A will be selected to round out the rosters spots as described in the Triple A section. Once this draft is completed.....
.....The Single A Division will hold their player selection process. Any league age 8 year old that did not make the Double A Division will automatically be placed in the Single A Division along with all league age 7 year olds. League Age 6 can play in this division as long as they have played one year of Tee Ball
.....Tee Ball Division will hold their player selection process. All league age 4 - 6 year old players will be placed into the Tee Ball Division.
If you have any questions on this process please email email@example.com.
To use the sport of baseball to help all the young players develop positive character traits and values that will aid success in the rest of their lives. Through proper guidance and exemplary leadership, the Lynnfield Baseball League program assists youth in developing the qualities of citizenship, discipline, teamwork and physical well-being. By espousing the virtues of character, courage and loyalty, the Lynnfield Baseball program is designed to develop superior citizens rather than superior athletes.
Pledge beyond our mission
Lynnfield Baseball League aspires to be an outstanding educational-athletic organization that provides a high-quality experience, in which every athlete:
• Is coached using the 3 principles of a Double-Goal Coached model:
1. Redefining ‘winner’
2. Filling emotional tanks
3. Honoring the game
(These principles are explained in the "Hey Coach" section, click the tab).
• Has fun playing the game.
• Feels like an important part of the team regardless of performance.
• Learns "life lessons" that have value beyond the playing field.
• Learns the skills, tactics and strategies of the game and improves as a player.
Lynnfield Baseball League recognizes coaches most directly make this possible, so they will be provided with the tools to succeed as Double-Goaled Coaches. We are committed to creating a culture in which coaches, parents, fans, umpires and athletes work together to achieve this goal.
"Associate with those who help you believe in yourself. "
~ Brooks Robinson