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BYBS - April Digest

Welcome to the home of Bolton Youth Baseball and Softball Programs.

Our program is designed to give all children ages 5-15 the opportunity to have fun learning and playing the great American pastime of baseball and softball.

On this website you will find all the information you need to be an active participant in our program, including schedules, game rules, information on special events, teams and BoD contact information. We are a league run entirely by volunteers and largely supported by our generous local sponsors, so please consider registering as a volunteer to help make Bolton Youth Baseball a great program for years to come.

We encourage all kids to get out there and play one of the many Bolton youth sports programs. If you have any additional questions, please start by visiting our
PARENT RESOURCE pages or contact a league administrator listed on the CONTACTS

HEADLINES  Subscribe to Bolton Youth Baseball
Field Maintenance Day - 4/25
04/15/2015
Baseball season is here!   Now that it's finally here...
April Digest
04/08/2015
Umpire Clinic - 4/11 The 2015 Umpire clinic hosted by Dean...
AtBats Training - Boxborough
04/07/2015
AtBats Training Center  April Vacation Baseball and...
CDC Heads Up to Youth Sports
04/06/2015
Concussions in youth sports have become increasingly more prevalent...
Opening Day - Sunday, May 3rd
04/03/2015
Opening Day for Bolton Youth Baseball & Softball will be...
Spring 2015 Baseball/Softball March Digest
02/27/2015
BYBS Parents, Coaches & Friends,  We've been sending...
Bolton Youth Baseball & Softball Golf Tournament
02/12/2015
Bolton Youth Baseball has planned a Fundraiser Golf Tournament...
 
Field Maintenance Day - 4/25

Baseball season is here!  

Now that it's finally here we need your help to get the fields ready for play.  Please join us at Memorial Field on Saturday, 4/25 at 8:00am.  Our goal is to get the infields in shape on all the fields.  The more hands we have, the easier it will go.  Please bring your rakes, shovels, any other tools that will help, and sense of community to the field on this day so we can get our fields ready for our kids.  


by posted 04/15/2015
April Digest

Umpire Clinic - 4/11

The 2015 Umpire clinic hosted by Dean Harris has been scheduled for April 11th 9-12pm at the Lancaster Community Center Gym.  We encourage all Machine Pitch, Minors and Majors coaches to attend.  

Lancaster Community Center Gym @  
39 Harvard Rd
Behind the Library and War Memorials
Lancaster, MA 01523


Big Al's Clinic - 4/12 

Parents & coaches, please consider attending the Big Al's Clinic at South High in Worcester on 4/12.   We are opening this to all parents as well as coaches.  This is a great clinic that will help you teach baseball fundamentals.  There are two session for different age groups.  Please see the flyer on our home page for more information.  

There is no cost to you.  But we ask that you register for the clinic on our website so we can get a count of people who are attending.  Click here for the registration section of our site.


AtBats Training - 5/3

AtBats Training Center is offering April Vacation Baseball and Softball Programs inn Boxborough for a 10% discount for Bolton YBS players!  For details and registration visit April Vacation Softball.


Opening Day - 5/3

Due to a few conflicts, we've pushed off Opening Day by a day.  The parade and Memorial Field festivities will begin around 12:30 and continue on into the afternoon. More details to follow.  So mark your calendars for Sunday 5/3!


 

BYBS Golf Tournament - 6/1

Get your foursome together!  We'll be having a golf tournament on June 1 at Wedgewood Pines Country Club in Stow.  See the post on our homepage for more information. 


by posted 04/08/2015
AtBats Training - Boxborough

AtBats Training Center 
April Vacation Baseball and Softball Programs

In Boxborough.  10% discount for Bolton YBS players!
 
Baseball Camp for ages 7-12
April 21-22-23, 9-noon, with pro-players Ryan Leach and Brandon Bargas.
Covers hitting, throwing, fielding and pitching.  $145 or per-day rate of $55. 
 
Baseball Clinics for ages 11-14
April 22 & 24 with coach John Brickley.  Hitting and Defense skills.
 
For details and registration visit April Vacation Baseball.
 
Softball 'All-Skills' Camp for ages 8-11
April 21-22, noon-3 with Maynard varsity coach Meaghan O'Neal.
Covers hitting, throwing, fielding and game know-how!  $125.
 
Softball Clinics for ages 11-14
April 21-22 with coach Meaghan O'Neal. Hitting and Defense skills.
 
Softball "Mini-Clinics" for ages 5-11
Friday April 24th with college softball coach Allie Hardy.
- Pitching, Hitting and Defense Skills for ages 8-11.
- Softball Rookies Clinic for ages 5-7.
 
For details and registration visit April Vacation Softball.
 
Boxborough MA, 978-266-1766 

by posted 04/07/2015
CDC Heads Up to Youth Sports

Concussions in youth sports have become increasingly more prevalent as has the awareness of them.  BYBS has asked all coaches and volunteers to take the CDC's online concussion course.  We are also encouraging all parents to take the training as well.  

Please follow the link below to access the course.  

http://www.cdc.gov/headsup/youthsports/training/


by posted 04/06/2015
Opening Day - Sunday, May 3rd

Opening Day

for Bolton Youth Baseball & Softball will be

Sunday, May 3rd 

More detail to follow


by posted 04/03/2015
Spring 2015 Baseball/Softball March Digest

BYBS Parents, Coaches & Friends, 

We've been sending out quite a few emails lately.  The season is coming up quickly and we have lots of information to get to you.  Here is a digest of what coming up.  Please checkout our the website (www.boltonlittleleague.org) for information.  And please "LIKE" us on our facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/boltonlittleleague).


Majors/Minors Baseball Tryouts - 3/21 from 12-2

Tryouts will be held at the Florence Sawyer Gym on Saturday 3/21.

Tryouts are required for any player who wishes to play in Bolton Youth Baseball Majors and Minors and is moving up from a lower level. Players who played in Majors last season do not need to attend Majors tryouts. Players who played in Minors last season and will again in 2010 do not need to attend Minors tryouts. 


Dick's Sporting Goods Days - 3/20-22

Stock up on your gear for the season and receive 20% off while benefiting Bolton Youth Baseball & Softball.  A portion of the proceeds from this sale comes right back to BYBS to fund our programs.  Please use the coupon posted on the home page of our website.

We currently need parent volunteers to help out on Saturday 3/21.  It's not "heavy-lifting."  We just need a few volunteers to staff our table to hand out flyers.  Please contact Christene Pavia ( ) if you're willing to help out.  


Coaches Meeting - 3/21 from 2-4

For all of you who have coached before or are interested in coaching this season, we ask that you attend the coaches meeting.  We will be covering lots of good information that will help you through the season.  It will be held immediately following tryouts at the Florence Sawyer gym from 2-4 on 3/21.  


Big Al's Clinic - 4/12 

Parents & coaches, please consider attending the Big Al's Clinic at South High in Worcester on 4/12.   We are opening this to all parents as well as coaches.  This is a great clinic that will help you teach baseball fundamentals.  There are two session for different age groups.  Please see the flyer on our home page for more information.  

There is no cost to you.  But we ask that you register for the clinic on our website so we can get a count of people who are attending.  Click here for the registration section of our site.


Opening Day - 5/2

In case you were wondering, yes, we're pushing Opening Day by a week this season.  Given the amount of snow out there, it looks like it'll be a while before we get out on the fields.  We want to make sure we give them plenty of time to get in shape before opening day.  So mark your calendars for 5/2!


BYBS Golf Tournament - 6/1

Get your foursome together!  We'll be having a golf tournament on June 1 at Wedgewood Pines Country Club in Stow.  See the post on our homepage for more information. 


by posted 02/27/2015
Bolton Youth Baseball & Softball Golf Tournament

Bolton Youth Baseball has planned a Fundraiser Golf Tournament on June 1st at private golf course, Wedgewood Pines in Stow.  Please join us for this event as we will be providing exciting raffle prizes which include an IPAD, IPOD, a Blue Ray Player, as well as many other items. We will also have a 50/50 raffle where you could take home half of the pot collected!

 

 We will provide dinner after the tournament.  The Cost is $135 per golfer, $540 per foursome.  We also have a sponsorship opportunity for our local businesses at a cost of $100 to sponsor a hole.   Your logo sign would be placed on the tee box of a golf hole for all the golfers to see as they tee off.  

 

Wedgewood Pines Country Club is home to one of New England's premier private golf clubs. For the serious golfers, the Boston Business Journal ranked their championship tees as one of the twenty toughest golf courses in Massachusetts. With lush, mature bent-grass tees and fairways, and state of the art G-2 Pentcross bentgrass greens, you will always find the course in tournament condition.

 

Located right next door to Bolton at 215 Harvard Rd. in Stow, MA

http://www.wedgewoodpines.com/Club/Scripts/Home/home.asp

This is limited so please sign up now before our tournament fills up!

 

Register at http://www.birdeasepro.com/boltonyouthbaseball

 

 

EVENT DETAILS                                                     EVENT CONTACT

Course Name                                                          Mark Pavia

Wedgewood Pines Country Club                            mpavia33@gmail.com

215 Harvard Rd.                                                         Cell:  774-285-9973

Stow, MA , 01775

Get Directions Web Site

Event Times

Monday, June 01, 2015

Registration Start Time
8:15 AM


Event Start Time
9:00 AM


Dinner Start Time
3:00 PM


Auction Start Time
4:15 PM



by posted 02/12/2015
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Is My Bat Legal?
The link will bring you to the current approved list of bats for each age group as well as a FAQ created by Little League officials (Majors Divison Little League Bat Rules).  If you are buying a composite barreled bat - unless you see the bat on the approved list for the appropriate age group, your child will NOT be allowed to use the bat in practices or games.

So how do I determine if my Major's division bat is approved?

Information on the composite baseball bats that have received waivers for the Little League (Majors) Baseball Division and below can be found here:Approve Composite Bats (This list is updated regularly, please download for latest version)

A listing of licensed, non-wood/non-composite baseball bats for use in the Little League (Majors) Division and below can be found here: Approved Non-Composite Bats (This list is updated regularly, please download for latest version)
 



The Senior division follows the bat rules handed down by MIAA Baseball Committee.  The link is to the ruling update issued by the MIAA Bat  (MIAA Bat Update for 2012) for the 2012 season.  If you are buying a composite barreled bat - unless you see the bat on the approved list for the appropriate age group, your child will NOT be allowed to use the bat in practices or games. 

So how do I determine if my Senior  division bat is approved?
A comprehensive list of approved and non-approved BBCOR non-wood bats from the NCAA Bat Certification facility at the Washington State University Sport Science Laboratory (WSUSSL) is available.  The WSUSSL website provides a user-friendly model and bat search engine.  The approved and non-approved lists can be searched specifically by bat categories including - manufacturer, model, length, and barrel class and are found at the following links:

NFHS BBCOR Certified Bats List


So how do I determine if my Junior division bat is approved? The Minuteman League follows the bat rules handed down by MIAA Baseball Committee and these rules apply to all players 14 and older.  The Junior league is only comprised of league age 13 players and are NOT subject to the MIAA rules.  If your child plays Middle School then his bad for Middle school must adhear to the MIAA Baseball Committee rules.