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AAA and Majors Try Out Dates Announced
by posted 01/10/2018

AAA and Majors Try Out Dates Announced!

Southborough Youth Baseball will be holding tryouts for Majors and AAA divisions at the St Marks School Armour cage on the following dates:

Tryout Dates/ Times:

  • Friday February 2nd - 6:30-7:30PM (AAA) 7:30-8:30PM (MAJORS)
  • Sunday February 11th – 7-8PM (AAA)  8-9PM (MAJORS)

 

Please reply to   if your child will be trying out and what day they will be able to attend

 

Who is eligible to tryout for Majors?

All registered 10 and 11 year olds (born between September 1, 2006 & August 31, 2008) who are interested in playing in Major League and have not played in the SYBSA Major League previously are eligible to tryout. 

 

Who is automatically in Majors?

All 12 year old 7th graders, all 6th graders (regardless of age) and all 5th graders who played in SYBSA Major League last year are exempt from tryouts and will automatically be placed in Majors.

 

Who is eligible for AAA tryouts?

All registered 9 year olds (born between September 1, 2008 & August 31, 2009).

 

Who is automatically in AAA?

All 10 year olds and any 11 year old that is not playing in Majors.

 

Do we need to attend both tryout sessions?

No, you only need to attend one tryout.

 

What will happen at the tryouts?

Players will be run through a series of baseball drills. Note that this is not a “traditional” tryout, i.e., to make a particular team. This is a screening process to evaluate each player’s ability to play in AAA or Majors.

 

Who will evaluate the players?

Evaluators will be parents who have coached in SYB for several years and are familiar with the skill level required to succeed at each level. NONE of the evaluators will have a child who is participating in the tryout. Similarly, the adults helping to run the drills will also NOT have a child who is participating in the tryout.

 

When will I know the results of the tryout?

Parents will be notified at the beginning of March with the results of the tryouts. Players not assigned to the Major League will be placed in the AAA league. Players not assigned to AAA will be placed in AA. Individual teams in each league will be created at the end of March.

 

Who do I contact if I have additional questions?

Please contact the SYB Player Agent, Jim Blackburn at SLLplayeragent1@gmail.com

 

PLEASE  NOTE: . We cannot accommodate all players who try out for AAA and Majors. Please consider your child’s skill level and maturity in deciding whether or not to attend the tryouts.

 

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St. Marks Baseball Clinics Announced
by posted 01/07/2018

St. Mark's Baseball Clinic 

The St. Mark’s Baseball Program will be holding clinics for Southborough Little Leaguers in the Armour Cage. Each clinic will be structured as a high-repetition session. St. Mark’s baseball coaches and players will provide instruction in base running, hitting, fielding and throwing/catching.
 
Clinic Dates/Times
  • 1/28: 4PM-5PM (Players in A/AA); 5PM-6PM (Players in AAA/Majors)
  • 2/4: 4PM-5:30PM (All Players Together)
  • 2/11: 4PM-5PM (Players in A/AA); 5PM-6PM (Players in AAA/Majors) 
 
Cost: 
$10 per session. Payment can be made online through PayPal (see link below) or by check (made out to Robert Calagione). Checks can be mailed to Coach Calagione (25 Marlborough Road, Southborough, MA 01772) or submitted the day of the clinic. Cash payments will also be accepted the day of the clinic.
 
Registration:  
 
Please register by 1/26.
 
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Spring Baseball Registration is Now Open!
by posted 12/04/2017

SPRING BASEBALL REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!

SLL is please to announce that Spring Baseball Registration is now open.  A Late Fee of $50 will be added after January 31, so sign up early.  Late Registration will continue through  March 1 and players registering late will be placed on a waitlist.  To register, go to the homepage and click on the Register Now Link

For more information on Divisions:

Tee-Ball (Baseball Ages 4 & 5) - combination practice/game for approximately 90 minutes on Saturdays and/or Sundays starting May 4th and ending mid-June.  We anticipate having 8-10 sessions per team, with each typically starting between noon and 3pm.

"A" League (Baseball Ages 6 & 7) - coaches pitch and no official outs and/or scores are recorded. On average, expect two or three sessions (games or practices) per week.  Midweek sessions typically start at 5:30pm with varying times on weekends except for Sunday morning blackouts. Games are generally wed and fri and practice is Saturday at 1-2:30 to avoid soccer games.

"AA" League (Baseball Age 8 & 9) - combination of machine pitching and kid pitching for kids showing ability to throw occasional strikes - three outs per inning and unofficial scores kept.  Midweek sessions typically start at 5:30pm with varying times on weekends except for Sunday morning blackouts.  On average, expect two or three sessions (games or practices) per week. Games are generally tues/fri with 10:30am-12pm Saturday practices

"AAA" League (Baseball Age 10 & 11 with potential 9yo tryouts) - full kid pitching for entire six inning games.  On average, expect three sessions (games or practices) per week.  We currently anticipate each AAA team playing 4-6 games versus Northborough AAA teams, with half of those being played in Northborough and half in Southborough. 

"Major" League (Baseball Age 10-12, with 10/11 year olds selected via tryout process in Feb) - full kid pitching for entire game.  All 12 year olds, as well as 11 year old 6th graders, are automatically placed in the Majors.  On average, expect at least three sessions (games or practices) per week.  We currently anticipate each Major league team playing 4-6 games versus Northborough Major league teams, with half of those being played in Northborough and half in Southborough.

"Junior" and "Senior" Leagues (Baseball Age 13-16)

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