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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

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Dick's Sporting Goods Day - 3/19/16
02/08/2016
20% OFF YOUR GEAR - March 19 Stock up on your gear for the season...
AtBats Training Center - Feb Vacation Camps
02/05/2016
AtBats Training Center February Vacation Baseball and Softball...
Nashoba Baseball 14th Annual Baseball Clinic Saturday, 3/12
02/04/2016
 Nashoba Baseball 14th Annual Baseball Clinic – Saturday,...
Annual BYBS Golf Tournament
01/26/2016
              Bolton...
Important BYBS Dates
01/15/2016
We know it finally looks like winter out there.  But Bolton...
Changes for BYBS and Registration Open
12/14/2015
Dear BYBS Community,  Hard to believe, but it is that time...
 
Dick's Sporting Goods Day - 3/19/16

20% OFF YOUR GEAR - March 19

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.  Note that the flyer says 3/19, but it's good for 3/18-3/20!!!

We currently need parent volunteers to help out on Saturday 3/19.  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.  


by posted 02/08/2016
AtBats Training Center - Feb Vacation Camps
AtBats Training Center
February Vacation Baseball and Softball Camps
AtBats in Boxborough. 10% camps discount for Bolton YBS players!
 
Baseball Camp for ages 7-12
Feb 16-19th (Tues-Fri), 9-noon; $165 (or per-day rate of $50). With UMass coach Dan Gambill. Covers hitting, throwing, fielding, pitching and game know-how!
Baseball Clinics for ages 11-14
Feb 16-17 and 18-19 with pro-player Ryan Leach. Hitting, Pitching and Defense. $65 per clinic.
Visit AtBats Feb Vacation Baseball for details and online registration.
Preseason baseball clinics also available; visit AtBats Baseball Clinics for our latest schedules.
 
Softball Camp for ages 7-11
Feb 16-18th (Tues-Thurs), 1-3; $115. With coach April Eringis. Covers hitting, throwing, fielding and game know-how!
Softball Clinics for ages 11-14
Feb 16-18th with coach April Eringis. Hitting and Defense. $85 per clinic or $145 for both.
Visit AtBats Feb Vacation Softball for details and online registration.
Preseason softball clinics also available; visit AtBats Softball Clinics for our latest schedules.

by posted 02/05/2016
Nashoba Baseball 14th Annual Baseball Clinic Saturday, 3/12

 Nashoba Baseball 14th Annual

Baseball Clinic – Saturday, March 12th, 2016

(Snow date March 13th)

Nashoba Regional High School - Rt. 117, Bolton, MA

Two Sessions Available: or sign up for both!

9:00 - 12:00 (registration at 8:30 if not pre-registered) OR

1:00 - 4:00           (registration at 12:30 if not pre-registered)

Kids separated into 3 age groups:  5- 7 yrs. old, 8-10 yrs. old and 11-13 yrs. old

 Schedule will cover position instruction/drills, batting instruction/drills. Our goal is to help in the development of young players, increasing their overall knowledge and skills in the game of baseball. Quality instruction will be given on all aspects of the game and emphasis will be on fundamentals and team play. Kids from everywhere are welcome! 

 

**See Attached Flyer for Registration**


by posted 02/04/2016
Annual BYBS Golf Tournament

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bolton Youth Baseball will hold its annual Fundraiser Golf Tournament on June 6th.  It is at a private golf course, Wedgewood Pines in Stow.  Please join us for this event as we will be providing exciting raffle prizes which include TV’s, tablets, golf gear, Gift Certificates to our local restaurants and stores 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.   Website to sponsor is listed below.

 

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://birdeasepro.com/boltonyouthbaseball

 

 

EVENT DETAILS                                                     EVENT CONTACT

Course Name                                                          Mark Pavia

Wedgewood Pines Country Club                            mpavia33@gmail.com

215 Harvard Rd.                                                         Cell:  774-285-1339

Stow, MA , 01775

Get Directions Web Site

Event Times

Monday, June 6th, 2016

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 01/26/2016
Important BYBS Dates

We know it finally looks like winter out there.  But Bolton Baseball is just around the corner.  Please mark your calendar with the following dates!

 

Registration - please register by January 31!

Tryouts for Majors 70, Majors 60 and Minors (all players age 8-12 who want to play in  these divisions) – March 19 (is that correct?)

Coaches Meeting – Early March  (not sure but should be before tryouts)

Dicks Sale Weekend – 20% off March 19 and 20th at Dicks Sporting Goods in Leominster Ma.  We need volunteers to staff the Bolton table

First Practices – Week of April 11

First Games – Week of April 18

Opening Day – April 22

MAC League Playoffs  (3 Divisions Majors 70, Majors 60 and Minors) – Starting June 2

District Playoffs – Starting June 11


by posted 01/15/2016
Changes for BYBS and Registration Open

Dear BYBS Community, 

Hard to believe, but it is that time of year again. The Holidays are around the corner, winter is imminent and spring is next, and spring means Baseball and Softball!

We are very excited about some new changes coming to Bolton Youth Baseball.   We have decided to move the baseball divisions  to a new league – The Macintosh League of Cal Ripken Baseball.

First we are in a league with 8 towns – Bolton, Harvard, Ayer, Shirley, Littleton, Groton, Pepperell, Dunstable, and Asby/Townsend.  Two of them – Groton and Pepperell have lighted fields for night play.

There will be 3 division of play – Majors 70 ft for the oldest and most advanced players who will now be playing on a 70’ base path, mostly ages 11-12, Majors 60 for the next tier (a step up for our  minors), ages 9-11 and Minors for 8-10 (a step up for our AA machine pitch players).  So all of our players will be making a step up this year.

For all of our players it will be more competitive.  We’ll still be playing Harvard, but also Ayer and Shirley and Littleton and some of the other towns.  And everyone goes to playoffs at the end of the season in each of these three divisions.

 Great news, the conversion of our field is complete.   Our majors field is now set up as a  60’/70’ dual use field  for both Majors 70 and Majors 60 games.  The infield is larger and the pitcher’s mound now accommodates the different pitching distances.  We will add a new base system in the spring.  

 There are some exciting rule changes as well which will make the game more like traditional baseball.  Pitch counts will be based on innings pitched rather than the number of pitches.  The 70 Majors is played like you see in the major league; the base runners can now lead off and steal whenever they want and the pitchers can try and pick them off.  We think the players are really going to enjoy this. 

We will of course still have T Ball for new players age 5-6 and Rookie Baseball for our Coach Pitch age players 6-8.   We’ll play Harvard and perhaps some other towns.

And Softball will continue in the Courtland League.  We hope to grow the number of teams we have there as well.  We did a lot of work on the softball field and will be getting a pitching machine for softball practice.

So please click here to register now so we can begin to plan for the number of teams we will have at each level this year!   Tell your friends.   Also we do have a discounted rate for those who sign up in the first month!

This is going to be a lot of fun!  Let’s play ball!

Thanks,

Doug Storey, President Bolton Youth Baseball & Softball


by posted 12/14/2015
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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.