We are well on our way to planning the 2014 season. Below is some general information about each league.
Note that Registration is still open; just click on the Register Online link on the left.
The Baseball Evaluation and Softball Clinics were held on Saturday March 8th. Contact your child’s league Coordinator if you have any questions about the evaluations or clinics. See the Contacts link on the left or your child’s registration confirmation email for contact information.
Most teams will be formed by the middle of April, at which time you will receive an email from your child's coach with additional information. The season for most leagues officially opens on Saturday April 19th and ends in mid-June. Majors and Minors Baseball may start a week earlier, and those teams will be formed by the first week of April.
Below is specific information related to each of the leagues. If you have additional questions please contact the respective coordinator for your child's league; click on the Contacts link on the left for contact information.
Tball teams meet each Saturday morning from 8:30am to 9:45am in the fields behind Shaker Lane School. There are no practices during the week. The first 30 minutes is spent with your team's coaches working on developing hitting, throwing, and base-running skills while emphasizing fun and safety. The remainder of the time is spent playing a game with another tball team. We make sure that the games are done promptly at 9:45 to accommodate those kids who are also playing soccer.
Rookie baseball teams typically practice once per week on Saturdays. Games consist of six-inning umpired games in which a pitching machine is used for some innings and players pitch as the season progresses. Games are played on weekday evenings and Sundays at various times, typically 1-2 games per week. All Rookie baseball games are played against other Littleton teams, although there is a strong possibility that some inter-town games will be played during the last couple weeks of the season to introduce the Rookie players to Macintosh League play. Details to follow.
Majors and Minors Baseball
Leagues for ages 9-12. Our primary goals are to provide a positive baseball experience for each player and to ensure player safety, while attempting to field competitive teams within our league. All three divisions will travel for some games. League placement will be determined by spring evaluations and past year coach evaluations. Minors: an intermediate baseball where the emphasis is on developing fundamental baseball skills. Majors 60: a more competitive league that continues to work on and increase the fundamentals of baseball. Majors 70: a league with leading, stealing, and all aspects of game as it is played at the High School level.
All three divisions will travel for some games. The towns involved are Shirley, Ayer, Pepperell, Townsend/Ashby, Groton and Dunstable. Teams typically practice once per week on Saturdays. Games are played on weekday evenings and Saturdays and Sundays at various times, typically 2 games per week.
Babe Ruth Baseball
A structured traveling league with a full schedule of seven-inning umpired games on regulation-sized diamonds. Games will be scheduled so that they do not conflict with middle school or high school baseball teams. Littleton will have 2-3 teams in the Minuteman League. Minuteman League is for 13-15 year olds and there are typically 2 games per week on weekends only. Once the season starts there is usually 1 practice per week with optional batting practices.
Games are primarily played in-town and are focused on developing player skills and learning the basics of the game. There are typically 1-2 games per week and one scheduled (but not mandatory) practice on Saturdays.
Structured traveling leagues with six-inning umpired games in which players do all the pitching and catching. Games are scheduled for weekday, with one scheduled (but not mandatory) practice on Saturdays.
Majors and Senior Softball
Structured traveling leagues with six-inning umpired games in which players do all the pitching and catching. There are typically 2 games per week, with practices are on Saturdays.