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BYB Photo Day 2015, Sunday 6/7/2015!
Sunday, June 7 is another big day for Brookline Youth Baseball! It’s Photo Day at Amory, Lawrence and Eliot and we need all teams to show up to be photographed. We know you have games that day, and special care has been taken to keep your photo schedule away from your scheduled games. Please see this schedule for your specific time and place.
Team and individual photos are a great memento – we promise that you’ll treasure these for years to come. In addition to photos, each player will receive a free game day ticket, a groovy replica of a real game ticket with their picture on it that doubles as a bookmark. Very cool!
Summer Baseball tryouts for 11s and 12s are on May 17. Arrive Eliot Field at 9:30 for check in. Plan to stay until noon. Tryouts for 10s and 9s are on May 31.
Your child's league age is his or her age on April 30 of this year.
oming very soon, and we're looking for Brookline's best ball players. Summer ball is competitive, and only the best in each age group will make the teams. There are differences this year, including the following:
• Kids will only be allowed to play on the team of their league age. There will be no "playing up" with one exception: any 11U player named to the 12U Williamsport Team may play on the Bay State 12U Team as well. EVERYONE ELSE PLAYS HIS/HER LEAGUE AGE, NO EXCEPTIONS.
• Tryouts will be in the form of a scrimmage. Each group of ages will meet to play for a 60-90 minute game on May 17 and will be thoroughly evaluated in a game setting. From that pool, a group of kids will be called back for a final evaluation (scrimmage) on May 31. Both of these will be on Sundays in the morning. Families should be aware that for the 11U/12U teams, Sunday mornings may be scheduled all summer.
Summer ball is a huge commitment for players and families alike. It is also a ton of fun. We can manage your limited vacations, but it's very difficult to select a player who'll be gone half of the summer. If you have any questions, please ask
Register for Tryouts Now
All players who want to be considered for a small-diamond summer team must register online by May 16 and then attend tryouts. You will be asked to enter the dates during which your player is not available. This is very important!
There is no charge to register for tryouts but you must complete your availability schedule accurately so that we can plan for player availability.
Sunday May 17 is the first round. Generally speaking, 10's at 8:30 and 11's and 12's at 10:30. We'll refine the schedule as we get closer to the tryout date.
Within one week after tryouts, you will receive an email letting you know if your player will be called back to the May 31 tryout. If your player is selected, he/she must be available on May 31. There is no makeup date! BYB may not be able to offer a spot to everyone who attends tryouts, and we may not be able to field a summer team for every age group.
Pay the Summer Baseball Fee After Tryouts
If you are selected for a summer team, you will be asked to return to the website and pay the summer baseball registration fee. Although the exact fees haven't been determined yet, we expect them to be roughly $285/player for the Baystate teams. Fee assistance and waivers are available for those who have a financial hardship.
If you have any questions, please contact Chris Roche at
BYB is pleased to offer Summer Minors Baseball again this year for skilled 8 - 9 year olds. Summer evenings are a great time for baseball, and Summer Minors is family friendly and competitive, picking up where Spring Ball leaves off.
This will be a five week program with four teams. It will be kid pitch! It begins on Monday, July 6 and runs through Monday August 10. All events will be on Sundays, Mondays and Wednesdays, all beginning at 5:30PM. The program will be weighted toward playing games, with a few practices in the beginning. The league will use slightly modified Spring Minors rules. All baseball will be in Brookline, *this is not a travel league.*
Families who take limited vacations are still eligible and encouraged to play. We will ask you about your availability when you register, and design each team so that there are enough players throughout the season.
Requirements: This league is designed for kids that are entering the 3rd or 4th grade, who have completed at least one season of baseball, two seasons preferred. Kids who are currently in Spring Minors at any age may play. This is not beginning baseball - players should be skilled and enthusiastic about playing good ball and ready for a challenge.
The program will provide: Jersey and cap for players, student umpires, baseballs. There will be two parent coaches for each team. Players provide glove, protective cups (catchers) and their favorite other gear.
Program Cost: $125 plus Town of Brookline Fields Fee ($20). Registration begins now and ends when four teams are filled, so register early!
Spring baseball season is just getting started, but tryouts for Brookline Youth Baseball's summer teams on the big diamond are right around the corner. We hope to offer two or three teams in the Tompkins League for ages 13-16.
Tryouts for big-diamond summer teams will take place at Warren Field on Saturday, May 2:
10:00-12:00 — Players who will be age 13 or 14 on April 30 12:00-2:00 — Players who will be age 15 or 16 on April 30
All players who want to be considered for a big-diamond summer team must register online by Friday, May 1, and must attend tryouts. Registration is open now. There is no charge to register for tryouts.
Within two weeks after tryouts, you will 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 we may not be able to field a summer team for every age group. If you are selected for a summer team, you will be asked to return to this website and pay the summer baseball registration fee. Although the exact fee hasn't been determined yet, we expect it to be roughly $300/player. Fee assistance and waivers are available for those who have a financial hardship.
SUMMER BASEBALL SCHEDULE
The 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 the majority of the season.
If you have a schedule conflict on May 2 or any questions about summer baseball, please contact John Bucci at
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.
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Make BYB and Youth Sports history! Support Coach Arlen Showstack's vision, in his 40th BYB year, to professionally broadcast our 2015 Playoffs. Please view Arlen's crowd funding video here.
Brookline Joins Little League
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!!