Marblehead Youth Baseball
Summer Baseball Overview
Marblehead Youth Baseball’s Goal:
It is the goal of Marblehead Youth Baseball to provide any player with the interest of playing summer ball to have the opportunity to do so.
A wide range of opportunities for various levels of commitment and ability exist to meet that goal:
District/Bay State Teams:
Timing: End of June – Early August
Commitment Level = High
Ability Level = High
Travel: Typically 50% of games are away
Cost: $175, includes all uniforms and fees
Teams (4) 9 / 10 / 11 / 12*
*12 Year Old Team plays through the 3rd. week of August with Cooperstown and Gallant Tournaments.
Bay State Tournament(10-12s): Jul 1 - Aug 1, 2016 Marblehead and Various Locations
Wyoma Team (9s)
Based on number of players there may be Wyoma team that competes in Lynn Wyoma Tournament in July.
Gatchells Park Summer League (GPSL)
The Gatchells Park Summer League is for 10, 11 and 12 year old players. We play by the AAA rules on the Majors and AAA field with an umpire. It is an extension of spring baseball. Like last summer we plan to play a 8-10 game schedule and have a clinic. It is a great league for everyone to work on skills, get some reps and have fun playing baseball in the summer at Gatchells Park!
Summer is very busy and we understand you may not be able to make every game, that’s okay. Your coach will just need to know when you will be away or not available to play a scheduled game. The rosters for each team will be large, expecting some absences.
We will play two games each week alternating during the week with a couple weekend games.
Summer Pickup Baseball
What: Pick Up Games run by volunteers, no instruction, just 100% fun!
When: Tuesday and Thursday Evenings, 5:30-7pm, July 1- July 31
Where: Gatchell's Park
All participants receive a summer baseball t-shirt! Need a hat and glove!
**Number of games and ages depends on level of participation on each date. There is no commitment required
Parents are encouraged to help run the games......
Cooperstown Tournament Information(12 Year Olds)
A 12 year old Cooperstown team will represent Marblehead in Cooperstown, NY in 2016. The team, consisting of approximately 12 players, will be chosen by early June 2016. Once team is chosen, families will be asked to commit early on. This includes payment of the $1,050/player fee. Coach fee is $450. Fee will include all food, lodging, games and uniforms for the week. Dates and general information are below:
Note - Parents are encouraged to make lodging arrangements early, as space could run out. Again, team will not be chosen until June, 2016. Please keep that in mind when making reservations.
July 29-August 4, 2016
These are three summer baseball opportunities sponsored by Marblehead Youth Baseball (Subject To Participation at Each Age Group).
SUMMER BASEBALL TEAMS:
Babe Ruth District Tournament
After our spring town league we have the Babe Ruth District Tournament. We can have a 13, 14 and 15 year old team. Players can play up but not down. So it is possible we could have a 15 year old team with 13 and 14 year olds on it. The District tournament is competitive baseball played on a well maintained fields. The last three years our tournament has been at TWI Field in Danvers a very nice field and at Seaside here in town. Last years tournament ran from June 23rd to July 8th. We expect it to be very similar this year. Players on District Teams would also play on a Lou Tompkins or Big Diamond team. Teams will be chosen by Raimo/Babe Ruth Managers and Board Rep
Lou Tomkins Baseball League
Marblehead has not had a LT team in some time. It is competitive baseball, Beverly, Belmont, Boston, Brookline, Medford, Ayer, Reading, Marlboro, Westford, Sudbury, Watertown, Acton, Cambridge, Framingham, Stoneham, Wakefield all had teams in this league last year. There are several divisions we could enter a team into 13, 13-14, 15-16 year old team. Younger players can play up. So we could have a 13 year old team as well as a 14-16 year old team. A LT team also give players some options for off season training at “The Base” in Boston. Maximum number of players on a roster is 20 with 12 going to each game.
Marblehead Big Diamond League Team
This league has a 13 year old division as well a 14-16 year old division. We had 14-15 year old team last year and would like to add 16 year olds this year. We played Reading, Woburn, Wilmington, Methuen, N. Andover and Lawrence. Some teams are more competitive then others. Last year we had some competitive games and then lost two games into the tournament held the first week of August.