SYBSA 2020 Spring Baseball Season Divisions
Registration closes Mon 2/24 at Midnight except for Tball and AA which closes Mon 4/13 at Midnight.
SPRING SEASON SCHEDULED TO BEGIN OUTSIDE: WEEK OF APRIL 27th!!!
SYBSA believes in placing each individual league participant in a program/division that is most appropriate for their skill level and age. All players will be assigned to a league division/program that meets their needs. All players 9 years old (According to Little League Age Calculator) and older MUST attend an evaluation night to ensure proper placement. Final division assignments will be released following the completion of evaluations.
|Approximate Age/Grade Range
|T-Ball - PreK/K
K's w/T-ball Experience (see below)
All 1st Graders
Typically LL 8-9 YO
Players NOT drafted in Minors
|ALL 9YO are expected to attend the evaluations and 8YO are strongly encouraged.
Typically LL 9-11 YO
Typically 3rd-5th grade
Typically LL 10-12 YO
Typically 4th-6th grade
IMPORTANT INFORMATION!! EVALUATIONS AND DRAFT
ALL players who are 9YO and above need to be evaluated to be properly placed in an appropriate League. There are 2 evaluation nights run by SYBSA and held at Dirt Dawgs: Sunday March 1st, from 5-7pm and Thurs March 5th, 6-8pm at DirtDawgs (40 Industrial Drive, Canton. NOTE: This is a DIFFERENT location than last year) You only need to attend ONE evaluation.
Other things to note:
- All 12 year olds will automatically be in the Majors division. They still need to attend evaluations for the draft.
- All other roster slots on teams are based on a draft of eligible players. For our draft to run successfully and for our teams to evenly matched, we ask all players who 9YO (according to LL) or above to make one of the two evaluations.
T-Ball – Pre K/K (players born 09/01/2013-08/31/2016 are eligible for T-ball.)
T-Ball is structured as a weekly clinic offered to all Pre-K & Kindergartners in Sharon. The program will be on Sundays at Deb Sampson Fields, 1-2pm, beginning 5/3/2020, running through 6/9/2020. Players will work with coaches and parents on learning basic baseball skills, with an emphasis on activity and creating a love of the game.
Double A (AA) League – All 1st Graders. Kindergartners who are age 6 according to the Little League Age Chart (they turn 6 by 08/31/2020) AND have played at least 1 year of Tball are eligible to also sign up for AA. Families can choose to complete in another year of T-Ball or AA.
The AA League is geared towards first graders of all abilities. Our mission is to teach sound baseball fundamentals and instill a love of the game. All League games are coach-pitch, with modified rules that favor fast-moving games that fully engage young players. Teams meet 3 times per week for games and practices throughout the spring. Teams have practices and games on Monday and Wednesday evenings and Sunday afternoons. Schedules will be available in early April.
Triple A (AAA) League
AAA League is the beginning of competitive baseball for kids. AAA League baseball focuses on the development of necessary game skills including pitching. Scores are kept, and final standings determine playoff position. Games are officiated by Umpires. Players will be placed on teams based on coach evaluations and there is an emphasis on creating balanced teams. Teams meet 3 times per week for games and practices throughout the spring. Teams have a combination of practices and games on Tuesday and Thursday evenings and Sunday afternoons. There will be an optional but highly encouraged AAA Workout Day at Dirt Dawgs in Canton on Sunday Apri 5 from 10-12pm. Practice/game schedules will be available in early April.
Minors is a competitive league where more advanced baseball skills are explored. Scores and standings are kept and many great friendships begin here. Coaches focus on specific position play, pitching effectiveness, and hitting strategies. Teams have practices and games on Monday and Wednesday evenings and Sunday afternoons. In addition, there are a few Friday Night Spotlight games scheduled to give teams and players the opportunity to play in front of their families, friends, and the larger Sharon community! SYBSA is also providing FIVE weeks of optional, but highly encouraged, indoor practice at no additional charge for all Minors players (Friday nights at Dirt Dawgs in Canton 3/20, 3/27, 4/3, 4/10 and 4/17). Team assignments will be released in March following evaluations and practice/game schedules in early April.
SYBSA’s most competitive league for players through age 12 who perform at the top of their game. This league features a limited number of spots and teams, with excellent strategic play opportunities for the serious player. Teams have practices and games on Tuesday and Thursday evenings and Sunday afternoons. In addition, there are multiple Friday Night Spotlight games scheduled to give teams and players the opportunity to play for in front of their families, friends, and the larger Sharon community! SYBSA is also providing FIVE weeks of optional but highly encouraged indoor practice at no additional charge for all Majors players (Friday nights at Dirt Dawgs in Canton 3/20, 3/27, 4/3, 4/10 and 4/17). Team assignments will be released in March following evaluations and practice/game schedules in early April.
Junior League 50/70 Division
This division bridges the transition from Little League sized field (46/60) to the full-sized 60/90 field. For the Junior League, 50/70 Division features a pitching distance of 50 feet and base paths of 70 feet. It is a league primarily for 13 year-olds whose advanced skills permit rules that are closer to conventional baseball including leading off bases, pickoff attempts, and stealing at any time. Practices and game days vary throughout the week. Team assignments will be released in March Following evaluations and practice/game schedules in early April.
Junior League 60/90 Division
The Junior League 60/90 Division is a program for 14-15 year olds, using a conventional 90-foot diamond with a pitching distance of 60 feet. The 60/90 Division prepares players for High School Baseball on the larger diamond. Practices and game days vary throughout the week.