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REGISTRATION NOW OPEN FOR THE 2020 SEASON!

Please note registration deadlines vary by division

To register click the link below each division description

 

Questions:  Majors and Minors - Contact Joe Haley at

    Farm Division (Tee Ball, Single A, Double A) - Contact Adam Schlesinger at

 

 

MAJOR LEAGUE 2020 (Entering grades 5 & 6 in September of 2019*)

MAJOR LEAGUE (Entering grades 5 & 6 in September of 2019 and *7th graders born after 4/30/2007 are eligible) – The Major League represents the most competitive level of play in Rowley Youth Baseball. At the Major League, level there is a maximum of 12 players per team. Teams play on fields that have 70-foot base paths.  The pitcher’s mound is a distance of 50 feet from home plate.

Cost: $175.00                                          Home Field: Eiras 1 

 

Opened: 11/01/2019
Late date/fee: 02/01/2020$25.00
Closes: 01/15/2020

Open to: Boys & Girls
born between: 04/30/2007 and 08/31/2009

Residents of: 01969

In Grades: 5 to 7 for 2019-20 School year

MINOR LEAGUE 2020 (Entering grades 3 & 4 in September of 2019)

MINOR LEAGUE (Entering grades 3 & 4 in September of 2019) – The minor league is the first level of Inter-town competitive play.  Winning and losing are now a reality and championships, trophies for winning teams only and All-Star teams are all in play.  All pitching is done by players and pitching is strictly monitored (i.e. pitch count) for safety.  There is a maximum limit of 12 players on a team. 

All MINOR LEAGUE PLAYERS must be able to:

  • Throw and catch a ball from across the diamond (i.e. from 3rd base to 1st base)

  • Independently demonstrate proper batting mechanics

  • Be comfortable in a batter’s box with live pitching from 3rd or 4th grade players with pitches ranging from 30-40mph+

RYBS strongly encourages parents to consider another year of Double A for safety reasons and to ensure an enjoyable experience for all players if your child cannot perform at the MINOR level. 

Teams at this level play on fields that have 60-foot base paths.  The pitcher’s mound is a distance of 46 feet from home plate. 

Cost: $175.00                                         Home Field: Eiras 2

 

Opened: 10/31/2019
Late date/fee: 02/01/2020$25.00
Closes: 01/15/2020

Open to: Boys & Girls

Residents of: 01969

In Grades: 3 to 4 for 2019-20 School year

DOUBLE A 2020 (Entering grade 2 in September of 2019)

DOUBLE A (Entering grade 2 in September of 2019) – DOUBLE A is a level of play designed to help players make the challenging transition from coach-pitched games to player-pitched games.  We have a modified travel schedule at this level.  The game rules at this level are a combination of rules used in SINGLE A and MINORS (For example: limited amount of walks per inning, pitch counts, limited base stealing, etc.).    

This level of play has an emphasis on developing pitchers and catchers and introducing situational baseball for infielders and outfielders.  This level of play also introduces proper batting techniques versus player pitching.  All players at this level should be prepared to start the season having the ability to throw and catch a baseball with proper technique.  

Evaluations may be necessary at this level depending on number of registrants.

The pitcher’s mound is 40 feet from home plate and the base paths are at 60 feet.

Cost: $150.00                                          Home Field: Haley Field

Opened: 11/01/2019
Late date/fee: 02/01/2020$25.00
Closes: 01/15/2020

Open to: Boys & Girls

Residents of: 01969

In Grade: 2 for 2019-20 School year

SINGLE A 2020 (Entering grade 1 in September of 2019)

SINGLE A (Entering grade 1 in September of 2019 or 6 years old by January 1, 2020) – SINGLE A is a coach-pitched level of play for beginning players in first or second grade.  Basic skills such as throwing, catching and batting stance are taught.  Coaches will start introducing the "rules" of the game and there is a more structured level of play with strikes, outs, etc.  We have a modified travel schedule at this level and scores are not recorded.  An emphasis on having fun learning the game of baseball is promoted at this level.  

The pitcher’s mound is 40 feet from home plate and the base paths are at 60 feet.  Friend requests are considered at this level of play but we will not guarantee all requests will be met.

Cost: $150.00                                        Home Field: Haley Field

Opened: 11/01/2019
Late date/fee: 03/29/2020$10.00
Closes: 03/29/2020

Open to: Boys & Girls

Residents of: 01969

In Grade: 1 for 2019-20 School year

TEE BALL 2020 (Entering PreK & K in September of 2019)

TEEBALL (Entering Pre K & K in September of 2019) –  Minimum age requirement is player must turn 4 prior to January 1, 2020

TEEBALL is the introductory level of play in baseball.  Coaches work with players to develop basic throwing, catching, and hitting skills.  The goal is to have fun so the children enjoy the introduction to baseball with their family and friends.  Tee Ball meets twice per week (on a weeknight) for a combined 1/2 hour practice and 1/2 hour game at coaches discretion. Games are played M-F from 6:00-7:00.  Friend requests are accepted at this level of play but we cannot guarantee all requests will be met.

                   Cost: $110.00                                 Home Field: Rowley Town Common

Opened: 11/01/2019
Closes: 03/29/2020

Open to: Boys & Girls

Residents of: 01969

In Grades: Pre-K to K for 2019-20 School year

SENIOR DIV GIRLS SOFTBALL 2020 (Entering grades 7 & 8 in September of 2019)

Senior Division - Open to girls entering grades 7 & 8 in September of 2019.  The Senior Division is the most competitive level of play for softball within Rowley Youth Softball. 

At this level, the ball is a 12" inch hard softball.  Pitchers pitch from a 43' foot pitching distance.  (In 2016, the pitching distance for Seniors was increased from 40' to 43').  Bases are 60' feet apart.  Full stealing of second, third and home (baserunner may leave when ball leaves pitcher's hand).   Dropped third strike and infield fly rule is in effect.  Maximum of 6 runs can be scored per inning, inning ends when the 6th run crosses the plate.  Six run rule is lifted in the 7th inning for Seniors.  15 Run Mercy rule after 5 innings.

Cost: $150.00                                 Home Field:  Eiras Field 3

Opened: 11/01/2019
Late date/fee: 02/09/2020$25.00
Closes: 02/01/2020

Open to: Girls

Residents of: 01969

In Grades: 7 to 8 for 2019-20 School year

JUNIOR DIV GIRLS SOFTBALL 2020 (Entering grades 5 & 6 in September of 2019)

Junior Division - Open to girls entering grades 5 & 6 in September of 2019.  The Junior Division is the first level of competitive play within ECWSL.  Winning and losing are now a reality and playoffs, championships, and trophies for winning teams only, are all in play.  Players do all the pitching.  Players entering the Junior Division should be able to:

  • Throw and catch a ball from across the diamond (i.e. from 3rd base to 1st base)

  • Independently demonstrate proper batting mechanics

At this level, the ball is an 11" inch hard softball.  Pitchers pitch from a 40' foot pitching distance.  Bases are 60' feet apart.  Limited stealing of second and third base is allowed (baserunner may leave when ball crosses plate). No dropped third strike and no infield fly rule.  Girls play a 6 inning game.  Maximum of 6 runs can be scored per inning, inning ends when the 6th run crosses the plate.  Six run rule is lifted in teh 6th inning for Juniors.  15 Run Mercy rule after 5 innings.

Cost: $150.00                                 Home Field:  Eiras Field 3

Opened: 11/01/2019
Late date/fee: 02/09/2020$25.00
Closes: 02/01/2020

Open to: Girls

Residents of: 01969

In Grades: 5 to 6 for 2019-20 School year

FARM DIV GIRLS SOFTBALL 2020 (Entering grades 2, 3 & 4 in September of 2019)

Farm Division - Open to girls entering grades 2, 3 & 4 in September of 2019.  The Farm Division is a level of play designed to help players make the challenging transition from coach-pitched games to player-pitched games.  This level has an emphasis on developing pitchers and basic game techniques in the infield.  Players also must develop a comfort level with batting against player pitching.  All second grade players should be prepared to start the season having the ability to throwing and catch a softball with proper technique.

This is a developmental/ instructional league and coaches strive to have players play multiple positions during a season.  At this level, the ball is an 11" inch hard softball.  Pitchers pitch from a 35' foot pitching distance.  Bases are 50' feet apart.  There is no stealing or bunting. A maximum of 4 runs can be scored per inning. 

Cost: $130.00                                 Home Field:  Eiras Field 3

 

Opened: 11/01/2019
Late date/fee: 02/09/2020$25.00
Closes: 02/01/2020

Open to: Girls

Residents of: 01969

In Grades: 2 to 4 for 2019-20 School year