It may be hard to fully fathom, given Mother Nature’s most recent round of practical jokes, but the upcoming season will be upon us in the roughly one month (first pitch Sunday April 23rd). As in years past, I write you today to solicit your help and willing arms/legs/backs in support of our upcoming Spring Field Clean-up effort, to be held April 1st from 8a – 11a at the Newhall and Glen Meadow complexes. With the help of our sponsor Emanouil Landscaping, the Lynnfield DPW and funded in large part by proceeds from many LLL efforts over the past couple of years and the towns fields project, the fields are in the BEST shape they have ever been, but still need some help in getting them ready for the season. The work that needs to be completed includes such things as:
Removal of any brush and debris from the fields from the winter storms
Raking and turning of the soil in the infield, home plate and mound areas
Cleaning out the equipment storage boxes
Hanging windscreens around the backstop and bench areas
Clean-up of leaves and OK, I will say it….”some” goose leave-behinds
Hanging the “many” banners from our generous sponsors
Setting up the batting cage and soft toss areas
Under the philosophy of many hands make light work, we are looking for as many volunteers (Parents and players) as possible to support this effort. To that end, please reply with your RSVP - YES to Jeff Mullin at
indicating (1) the number of attendees who can volunteer and (2) any tools (eg, rakes, shovels, chain saws, leaf blowers, tarps, etc….) you could bring to support the event. We’ll start at 8a sharp and with a great turnout will look to end sooner than 11a. Your final field assignment will be confirmed via email as the clean-up date approaches, but in general parents and players of Single and Double A will cover Newhall Back, Majors will cover Newhall Front and Triple A will cover Glen Meadow.
Thanks in advance to your continued support to Lynnfield Little League.
The mission of Lynnfield Youth Baseball (Little League and Big Diamond) is to use the sport of baseball to help all our young players develop positive character traits and values that will aid success in the rest of their lives. Our organization has over 350 spring league games, 100 summer league games and 30 fall league games, giving nearly 500 young players the opportunity to learn and play the game of baseball.
Over the past couple of years the town has done some great work at our fields but even with these investments, our league is still in need of many upgrades including new equipment (catchers gear, batting helmets, etc.), grandstands for fans, scoreboards, batting tunnel netting, practice pitcher’s mounds, etc. This past year alone the league spent significant dollars in fencing in dugouts adding a new batting cage and most recently investing $10,000 to completely re-sod the entire infield at Newhall Park. All without asking for a major fundraiser.
So in 2016, we are reaching out to all of you to pass our message along to your companies, local business, etc. and ask for their support for one of our biggest goals....Building a Press Box at Newhall Park! This will add to make our park a premier location to host not only in town games but tournament games as well.
In the attached brochure we have detailed out various sponsorships available including the opportunity to have your company banner positioned prominently on one or all of our fields and banner ads on our website. You can select a bundled offering, or pick one option a-la-carte. No matter how big or small you can contribute, our kids will greatly appreciate your support.
If you are interested in supporting us, please complete the attached sponsorship form and mail back with your check to (also can be found by clicking this link SPONSOR FORM):
Lynnfield Little League
PO Box 1122
Lynnfield, MA 01940
If you have any questions please feel free to contact us at email@example.com
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.
Tee Ball Division will hold their player selection process. All league age 5 & 6 year old players will be placed into the Tee Ball Division.
If you have any questions on this process please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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