Hampden Baseball 2014 League Descriptions:
Instructional Co-ed Baseball offered to Kindergarten and Pre-K( based on ability & with parental supervision/involvement ) usually one session per week, starting in April through June until end of school year. All sessions are designed to introduce the fundamentals of the game of baseball. T-ball Program can be managed at any in-town ball field, ( Green Meadows, Softball Field, TWB or Niccum Field) Recent efforts were to coordinate K-soccer with baseball, through the “Try It” program, getting kids to play both sports running sessions back to back at same field. (Thornton W Burgess School Diamond) T-ball Saturdays 9:00am (Instructional Soccer 8:00am)
Baseball offered to 1st & 2nd grade, Co-ed League played with town of Wilbraham. Practice starts in April with a season opening in May through June until end of school year. Practice 1-2 sessions per week, (Green Meadows, Softball and TWB 60ft Diamond available for practice). The league is combined Coach Pitch / Kid Pitch and is focused on introduction to the game of baseball. There are no playoffs or standings and emphasis is really on Fun and Fundamentals. 10-12 game schedule based on number of teams involved. Wilbraham Parks & Recreation will handle master schedule, field games, etc… League Rules on line @ Wilbraham Website during season.
Baseball offered to 3rd & 4th Grade (U11), Co-ed league played with Wilbraham, Monson, East Longmeadow, Palmer. Practice begins in April and season runs through June to end of school year. Practice; 2 sessions per week, until games begin, 60ft Diamond at TWB has been developed for this league. 12-16 game schedule, based on number of league teams. Further advancements are introduced in the Western Mass Suburban Baseball League American/National Divisions with an expanded rulebook.
Playoffs begin at end of regular season, and are complete by July 4th. All teams will participate in playoffs for Divisional champions.
John L Sullivan League :
Baseball offered to, 5th & 6th Grade or U13 eligible, Co-ed league. Teams participate in the Pee Wee Reese “C” division, which is considered the recreation division. Away games are played in the greater Springfield area including Forest Park and Picknelly field. TWB and Memorial Park Diamonds are used for practice and home games. Practice begins April, with 2 or more sessions per week, depending on field availability, Games begin end of April and run through June with playoffs ending by 4th of July. (16-20 game season) JLS League handles schedule for League
Baseball offered to Grades 7-9, or U15 eligible in the Sandy Koufax Division (12-14). League is played with surrounding Cities and towns: Wilbraham, Longmeadow, East Longmeadow, Monson, Palmer, Ludlow, Granby, South Hadley, Ware. Memorial Park Diamond Niccum Field is used for practice, usually twice a week and home games. Practice begins in April, and regular season games through to 2nd week of July. Playoffs begin mid-July, (20-24 game season). Tritown Jr Baseball league handles all league meetings, master schedule for league, games, fields, etc...
For further information please contact Baseball Coordinator(s).
Marty McQuade – firstname.lastname@example.org
Derrick Biermann - DBiermann@biermannsvcs.com
2014 Baseball Sponsors
Fieldwork, Uniforms, Batting Cages & Equipment
Bobcat Services, Inc. http://www.manta.com/c/mm45l74/bill-wilson
Gotta & LaVallee
Electric, Inc. http://www.gottaelectric.com/
Assoc of Hampden http://www.hampden.org/rahsports/rah.html
Solutions Inc. http://www.completehealthcaresolutions.com/
Western Mass Diamond
Jaxx Baseball http://www.wmdiamondjaxx.com/