Registration is now open for the Spring 2015 season of baseball and softball. Please register online at CYBSA.net by clicking the “Registration” link along the top banner. The CYBSA offers leagues for players aged 5 through 16.
Registration will be open through Saturday, March 14th.
Change to Age Cut-Off Dates for Baseball:
Little League International, the governing body of our town league, has implemented a change in the cut-off ages. The age cut-off date has been changed to December 31st from April 31st. The change is being implemented over a two-year period, with the changes effective immediately for younger players and over the next few years for older players. (Players in the American and Major Leagues will NOT be affected by this change.)
As a result of the Little League changes, groupings for the younger players (those born after December 2006) will change from what your player has experienced in the past: he or she may not be with the same classmates or teammates that they’ve been with in previous seasons.
Parents of 5-year olds: Players are eligible for the Farm League if they will be 5 years old by December 31, 2015.
Parents of 6- and 7-year olds: Players are eligible for both the Farm/Grapefruit League and the National 6/7 League. The Grapefruit League offers station-based skill development (small “teams” rotate through different skill stations) and the NL67 offers a game experience for players after a 30-minute warm-up/drill period.
Parents of 8-year olds: Previously, 8-year olds played in the National League 8 division and 9 and 10 year olds played in the American League division. Because of the rule change certain 8 year olds (those born between May 31st and December 31st of 2006) will be eligible to play in the American League. To handle the transition this year, the CYBSA will give players the choice: players that were born between May 31st and December 31st 2006 can choose to play in either NL8 or AL. Both leagues will be an option on the registration page. If you would like to talk about the best choice for your player, please contact Derek Grudinskas, our CYBSA Player Agent, at firstname.lastname@example.org prior to registering online.
More details about the cut-off date change are on the Little League International website at www.littleleague.org/learn/newsletters/CBNewsletter/2014/cbnov14/newplayerage.htm
Although the schedule changes each year based on the number of participants, we will base the 2015 season on last year’s schedule. Please keep in mind that this is a TENTATIVE schedule only; please refer to the website for updates in April. Additional games may be added due to rain games, holidays, or other scheduling issues. Note that each team’s coaches determine the times for practices.
Grapefruit League (5, 6 and 7 year olds): Sundays at 1:30 or 2:45 pm
National League 6/7 (6 & 7 year olds): Saturdays 8:30 am and Sundays 12 pm
National League 8 (8 year olds): Sundays 1:30 pm and/or Mondays 5:45 pm
American League (9 & 10 year olds): Saturdays 3:30 pm, Sundays 3:30 pm, Wednesdays 5:45 pm, and/or Mondays 5:45 pm.
Major League (11 & 12 year olds): Saturdays, Sundays, Tuesdays, and/or Thursdays 5:45 pm
Junior League (13 - 16 year olds): Two weeknights per week on the Beechwood field.
D1 (K-2nd grade): Saturdays 3:30 pm and Sundays 4 pm
D2 (3-5th grade): Mondays & Wednesdays 5:30 pm
D3 (6-8th grade): Tuesdays & Thursdays 5:30 pm