Registration Closes Sunday for Big Diamond Baseball
Please note that spring baseball for players 13-16 years old is still open for registration (closes Feb 19th). Please click HERE to register.
The league offers two divisions, Sr. Big Diamond (15-16 year olds) and Big Diamond (13-14 year olds). This is a great opportunity to play in a league with travel games to surrounding towns such as Wakefield, North Reading, Stoneham, Woburn, Willmington and newly added Tewskbury.
Great opportunity to develop at the next level of baseball. Additionally, for the older players (15-16) that are in HS and maybe on the Freshman teams. The Sr. Division doesn't conflict with HS baseball and provides more games and time for players to develop their baseball skills. Remember the HS season by Memorial Day weekend so playing in ther Big Diamond Sr. Division will give you baseball through the end of the school year (late June). Another month of baseball.
MORE INFORMATION ON BIG DIAMOND BELOW:
Sr. Big Diamond Division will hold their player selection process. All league age 15 & 16 Year old players will be placed in Sr. Big Diamond Division.
Big Diamond Division will hold their player selection process. All league age 13 & 14 Year old players will be placed in the Big Diamond Division.
LLL’s mission for the Big Diamond Divisions are to provide a competitive brand of baseball for all children of Lynnfield from the ages of 13-16 years of age.
There are many advantages of LLL Big Diamond Division: Lower costs, more flexible schedules, competitive structure and a community not otherwise available. LLL’s Big Diamond Divisions are a multi-town league with North Reading, Wilmington and others.
LLL will again be participating in a multi-town league. We will join with other towns to create a multi- town league: Including; Lynnfield, North Reading, Wilmington, Woburn, Wakefield, Tewskbury and Stoneham. The following are the details of our the structure and some details are still SUBJECT TO CHANGE:
Multi-Town Town League with ages from 13-16
Two age divisions
Junior Division 13 & 14
Senior Division 15 & 16
Junior League Structure - approximate 24 total teams
North Division: Lynnfield, Wilmington & North Reading
South Division: Woburn, Stoneham & Wakefield
Senior League Structure – approximately 8-12 total teams.
One Division consisting of approximately 8-12 teams.
There will be approximately 24 total teams in the Big Diamond Leagues spread across the two divisions and there will likely be just one division for the senior Big Diamond league. Teams will play 16 games within the regular season. Games will mostly be during the week with some games on the weekends.
Big Diamond League – Teams will begin the playoffs within their own division. The winner of the North Division will face the winner of the South Division in the Jr. Big Diamond League Championship.
Senior Big Diamond League – Teams will stay within just one division and will have a playoff that may consist of single or double elimination to determine the league championship.
All Teams will make the playoffs.
This is a great developmental division with coach controlled games, live pitching, innings, etc. A great basis for kids wanting to learn the game of baseball.
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