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Summer Baseball for Ages 13-16
Tryouts for BYB’s big-diamond summer baseball teams (ages 13-16) are right around the corner. This year we hope to offer two or three teams in the Tompkins League for this age group.
Big-diamond summer tryouts will take place at Warren Field on Sunday, May 1. Each tryout should last roughly two hours.
10:00 am — Players who will be age 13 or 14 on April 30 12:00 pm — Players who will be age 15 or 16 on April 30
Registration Before Tryouts
If you want to be considered for a big-diamond summer team, you must register here by Saturday, April 30, and you must attend tryouts. There is no charge to register for tryouts.
Within two weeks after tryouts, you'll receive an email from a summer team coach informing you whether you were selected for a summer baseball team. Keep in mind that BYB may not be able to offer a spot to everyone who attends tryouts, and you’re not guaranteed a roster spot simply because you played summer baseball last year. Also, we may not be able to field a summer team for every age group.
If you're selected for a summer team, you'll be asked to return to this website and pay the summer baseball registration fee. The exact fee hasn't been determined yet, but we expect it to be roughly $300. Fee assistance and waivers are available for those who have a financial hardship.
Summer Baseball Schedule
The big-diamond summer practice and game schedule runs from early June through early August, and games are played on weeknights and weekends throughout eastern Massachusetts. Players are expected to be available for most or all of the season.
If you have any questions or a schedule conflict on May 1, please contact John Bucci at
4/13/2016: A is no longer on wait list. The A-League season is starting on Tuesday April 26! We have just added two teams to accommodate a recent surge of registrations so some additional slots are now available for new registrants. Please register now so we can place your player on a team prior to the start of the season.
10-12 year olds can now register for the wait list. Please register but do not submit payment. We will contact you if and when space becomes available.
Welcome to 2016 Brookline Youth Baseball! We’re excited to have everyone back for a new season of play, and look forward to welcoming new players and families to BYB. Let’s get started:
Registration is simple and based on your child’s age. Please see Team and Placement for more information about how players are placed in our newly reorganized leagues. Also, for all players age 9 and older please see important information about tryouts at the end of this message.
If you are wondering whether your 8 year old should play A or AA, click here for more information.
The registration deadline to guarantee a spot for the spring season is March 13, 2016.
To register your child, please read the following:
1. If you are new to BYB, you’ll need to set up an account within our system. Please see “Access or Create Your BYB Account” below for instructions. This will be the only time you’ll need to do this, and it will set us up with your parent and child information until you tell us something’s changed.
2. If your child has played in BYB before click “Register Now” just to the right on this page. It’s Big. It’s Orange. If you can't access your account or if you have any other problems during the registration process please
. Please do NOT create additional accounts. Contacting us establishes your registration priority. We will correct the problem and you won't "lose your place in line" should a league become oversubscribed.
3. Remember, if you are stuck somewhere on the site and can't find a way to register, it’s always the Big Orange Button on the home page. (When in doubt, run home!)
5. If you have any questions about how the site functions, please see the FAQ’s. If you have trouble with the website, please
. If you have any questions about programming or any other concerns, feel free to contact the appropriate board member under the contact list.
Important information about tryouts for players age 9 and older:
All players must register before tryouts.
The tryout schedule is shown below. During registration you will be asked to select a specific tryout session.
Players should arrive 15 minutes before the scheduled time to allow time for check in and warm up.
Players should bring a glove and wear sneakers (no cleats). Please DO NOT wear jerseys or hats from summer travel teams.
All players who are league age 12 who played in Major B last year are strongly encouraged to come to the tryout on March 5.
Players who played in Major A last year are encouraged to come to the tryout on March 13.
Due to time constraints, players who are league age 13, 14 or 15 are encouraged to attend the tryout on March 13 and avoid the March 5 tryout unless absolutely necessary.
9 year olds may try out for a possible spot in AAA, not a guaranteed spot in AAA. Those 9 year olds not selected to play AAA and those electing not to tryout will be placed in AA.
Saturday March 5 - Tappan Street Pavilion (top floor) at Brookline High School
League Age Time
12 born 9/1/2003 - 8/31/2004 1:00 pm-12 yo who played in Major B
11 born 9/1/2004 - 4/30/2005 2:00 pm
10 born 5/1/2005 - 8/31/2006 3:00 pm
9 born 5/1/2006 - 8/31/2007 4:00 pm
13+ born 9/1/2000 - 8/31/2003 4:30 pm-March 13 is strongly preferred
Sunday March 13 - Boston University Tennis and Track Center, 100 Ashford Street, Boston, behind the Star Market on Comm Ave.
League Age Time 9 8:30am (new time)
12 9:00 am-returning Major A players
11 10:00 am
10 11:00 am
13+ 1:00 pm-strongly preferred
Coaching Is . . . Ten Reasons YOU Should Become a Baseball Coach
New coaches are the lifeblood of the system that keeps BYB dynamic and active. Every small era in our development is owed in great part to the parent volunteers who choose to get involved, stay involved and grow their teams. To those who love to spend time with their kids and their kids’ friends, and who value the life lessons that baseball teaches, we proudly invite you to get involved.
Coaching is about giving kids confidence by teaching them a game that literally changes lives.
Coaching is hauling the gear bag around like a custodian, because you are one.
Coaching is a chance to make all kinds of new friends (especially the young ones).
Coaching is making every player know s/he’s the best one on the team.
Coaching is two hours on a green grassy field where the office can’t reach you.
Coaching is the high-fives you give and get from the sweetest faces.
Coaching is assuring a dejected child that the sun will rise tomorrow.
Coaching is a tribute to your own kids’ dreams.
Coaching is a tribute to your community.
Coaching is a tribute to the ones who coached you.
Returning families: Log in using your email address and password.
Enter the email address and password you used for BYB in the past. If one address doesn't work try another. If you forget your password enter your email address without password. Your password will be emailed to you.
You should see your previous guardian and child information. Please enter any changes before proceeding so we have correct contact information for the upcoming season. Your child's grade in school will automatically advance each year. You cannot change your child's birth date. Please to correct this information.
New families: Create your account by "logging in" with your email address without a password. Instructions for creating your account will be emailed to you.
Please enter all guardian and child information at this time so we have correct contact information for the upcoming season. Your child's grade in school will automatically advance each year. You cannot change your child's birth date. Please to correct this information.
Access your account information by clicking the "Edit My Account" link at the bottom of the left column.
Be sure your home, work and mobile phone numbers are properly designated. If you want to receive BYB text messages you must select your mobile phone carrier from the list provided next to your mobile phone number.
You can always check your fee status and pay any outstanding balance by clicking on the "Edit My Account" link at the bottom of the left column on the BYB home page.
with any questions about the fees displayed for your account.
Brookline Youth Baseball has decided to affiliate with Little League Baseball. Little League is the world's largest youth sports organization and we hope to take advantage of its resources. We will also be fielding a team to compete in the Williamsport Tournament. Keep an eye on the website for more details. Go Brookline!!