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SYBSA 2019 Spring Season Divisions

Registration closes Wed 2/27/2019 except Tball which closes Mon 4/22/2019

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 in 3rd grade and above MUST attend an evaluation night to ensure proper placement. Final division assignments will be released following the completion of evaluations.

League  Name

Approximate Age/Grade Range Evaluations Required?
T-Ball - PreK/K born 09/01/2012-08/31/2014 No
AA

K's w/T-ball Experience (see below)

All 1st Graders

some 2nd Graders

No
AAA

2nd Graders

3rd Graders not drafted in Minors

No
Minors

Some 3rd Graders

4th Grade

5th Grade

Yes
Majors

5th Grade

6th Grade

Yes
50/70 13 - 14 Years Yes
60/90 14 - 15 Years Yes

 

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION!! EVALUATIONS AND DRAFT

ALL players in 3rd grade 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 TJO Sports in Canton: Tuesday 3/12 and Friday 3/15 from 6-8pm. 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 anticipate playing in Minors or above to make one of the two evaluations.

 

T-Ball – Pre K/K  (players born 09/01/2012-08/31/2014 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 4/28/2019, running through 6/9/2019. 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 and some 2nd graders, depending on skill level.  Kindergartners who are age 6 according to the Little League Age Chart (they turn 6 by 08/31/2019) 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 and second graders based on skill level.  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 – some 2nd  graders, depending on skill level, and 3rd graders who are not drafted into Minors.                                               

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 combination of practices and games on Tuesday and Thursday evenings and Sunday afternoons. Practice/game schedules will be available in early April.

 

Minor League – (primarily 4-5th grades, with skill level identified in evaluations)

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 two 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 four weeks of optional, but highly encouraged, indoor practice at no additional charge for all Minors players (Friday nights from 5-6pm at TJO Sports in Canton 3/22, 3/29, 4/5, and 4/12).  Team assignments and schedules will be released in March following evaluations.

 

Major League – (Primarily Grades 5-6, identified in evaluations and drafted)  

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 12 players, up to 4 practices/games per week, and there are standings and playoffs. Teams have practices and games on Tuesday and Thursday evenings and Sunday afternoons.  In addition, there are three 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 four weeks of optional, but highly encouraged indoor practice at no additional charge for all Majors players (Friday nights from 6-7pm at TJO Sports in Canton 3/22, 3/29, 4/5, and 4/12).  Team announcement and schedules will be released in March after evaluations.  

 

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 13-14 year-olds whose advanced skills permit rules that are closer to conventional baseball including leading off bases, pickoff attempts, and steaing at any time.  Practices and game days vary throughout the week. SYBSA is also providing four weeks of optional, but highly encouraged indoor practice at no additional charge for all 50/70 players (Friday nights from 7-8pm at TJO Sports in Canton 3/22, 3/29, 4/5, and 4/12). Schedules will be released in March after evaluations.

 

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.  SYBSA is also providing four weeks of optional, but highly encouraged indoor practice at no additional charge for all 60/90 players (Friday nights from 7-8pm at TJO Sports in Canton 3/22, 3/29, 4/5, and 4/12). Schedules will be released in March after evaluations.