Southborough Little League ("SLL") provides boys and girls ages 4 years and up the opportunity to learn and develop their baseball skills in an all-inclusive spring program that aims to provide a fun and exciting youth sports experience for players of all abilities. SLL is a chartered member of Little League Baseball and works hard to perpetuate the values of fair play and sportsmanship - the foundation of Little League Baseball.
Our program offers 7 divisions of spring baseball to provide a fun and competitive learning experience to players of all ages and abilities.
Our T-ball program introduces the game of baseball to our youngest participants (mostly 4-5 year olds) and focuses on the fundamentals of hitting and fielding. Players hit a ball off a batting tee. The primary goals are to have fun, to instruct children in the fundamentals of baseball and to allow them to experience the value of teamwork. Practices and games are combined into a 90 minute session. We anticipate have 8-10 sessions per team starting on May 4th and ending mid-June. Most, if not all, sessions will be on Saturdays and Sundays (sometimes both days of the weekend) and will typically start between noon and 3pm.
Our Minor League program continues to focus on skills development and fun while progressively introducing the kids to a more competitive playing environment. Players from ages 6-11 are organized into 3 levels (A, AA, and AAA) based on age and ability and progressively move through each level as their baseball skills and knowledge of the game develop. The goal of the Minor League is to prepare children for eventual selection to a Major League team.
In this structure, players progress from the “A” division, a purely developmental coach-pitch league, through the “AA” division, which introduces kid pitching while continuing to focus heavily on overall skills development, to the “AAA” division, which continues to have a developmental focus while introducing players to game rules that more closely approximate the standard Little League rules that players in the Major League follows.
Our Major League program provides players ages 10-12 with the opportunity to continue their development in a more competitive environment. Teams play a 12-14 game regular season schedule that culminates in an exciting playoff series to crown an eventual town champion.
Our Junior and Senior League programs provide players ages 13-16 the opportunity to continue playing town baseball in a competitive and fun environment against other Southborough teams as well as teams from surrounding communities.