Registration is available to all Lynnfield residents. In order to allow the league time to prepare for tryouts and the start of the season, please note the following deadlines for registration:
T-Ball (5&6 Year Old): register by March 13, 2016 and save $25. Closes March 27, 2016
Little League (7-12 Year Old): register by Jan 3, 2016 and save $25. Closes Jan 17, 2016
Big Diamond (13-16 Year Old): register by Feb 14, 2016 and save $25. Closes Feb 28, 2016.
All players attending tryouts must be registered. Anyone that shows up for a tryout that is not registered will not be allowed to tryout, as they will not be covered by the League’s Insurance Policy. Our goal is to allow every child to play baseball this season, but due to Little League regulations on the number of players per team, we cannot guarantee that players registered after these dates will be assigned to a team.
The 2015 fee structure as approved by the LLL board of directors:
Player’s League Age
5-6 Year Old
7-12 Year Old
13-16 Year Old
In order to create parity in the team selection process and comply with Little League guidelines, all registered players league age 8 thru 12 MUST attend tryouts for evaluation purposes. The dates, time and location of the 2016 tryouts will be announced separately.
On October 21, 2015, Lynnfield Little League (LLL) Board of Directors (Board) approved the following age based divisions of play for the 2016 spring season. The names for the divisions have changed to fall in line with most of the surrounding little league divisions in our district but the ages for these groups remain the same. It also coincides with the traditional MLB levels in baseball so it provides another teaching opportunity for our players to learn more about the structure of baseball. As just like the pros before you can make the "Majors" a player works through the develpment levels.
LLL will be using a modified version of Little League International's age based rule for division of play. The age based division of play will incorporate the new Little League International age chart. (See Little League International Age Chart in the Document Section on the LLL website or on the Main Page)
League Age for the upcoming season:
Single A (former Pony - Coach Pitch)
Double A (former Farm, Kid Pitch)
Triple A (formerly Minors)
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. 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 Sinlge 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 Sinlge A Division along with all league age 7 year olds. Additionally, the league adopted in 2016 the Little League International rule that 6 year olds can be eligible for the Sinlge A Division, however they would have to successfully completed one year of the Tee Ball Division. Additionally, it will still be based on space needed for the Single A Division and if the Board and managers determine if the player is capable to play at this level.
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 Little 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 Little League Baseball program is designed to develop superior citizens rather than superior athletes.
Pledge beyond our mission
Lynnfield Little 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 Little League's Double-Goal Coach 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 Little League recognizes coaches most directly make this possible, so they will be provided with the tools to succeed as Little League Double-Goal 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
Founded in 1939; granted Federal Charter July 16, 1964, by unanimous act of the Senate and House of Representatives of the Congress of the United States of America and signed by President Lyndon B. Johnson as Public Law 88-378, 88th Congress H.R. 9234, and amended December 26, 1974, Public Law 93-551, 93rd Congress, H.R. 8864. Little League is tax exempt.