TRYOUTS HAVE BEEN POSTPONED FROM SATURDAY OCT 3rd TO SATURDAY OCTOBER 17TH - SEE BELOW
Tryouts for 9-12 year old players for 2016 spring season will be at our baseball complex on Dudley Rd next to Barbieri School as follows:
Saturday Oct 17th 9:30 and 12:30
Rain date Sunday Oct 18th same times if needed
Who needs to attend:
All players aged 9-12 (10, 11 or 12 on or before April 30th 2016 and 9 on or before August 31st 2016) that were not on a major league roster in 2015 OR have not been contacted by the 2016 major's coach and told they were protected onto the 2016 roster from the 2015 AAA team.
You need only attend ONE tryout day and time.
Bring cleats and glove (bat if you want)
ALL PLAYERS MUST BE REGISTERED PRIOR TO TRYOUT, NO EXCEPTIONS. You will use the 9-12 year old league section through the registration tab on the left or right of the home page.
If you have any questions you may reach out to our major or minor league commissioners through the contact tab on the left of this page.
Metro West Sportscenter has built a series of reduced-fee clinics just for FBL players. Please see below and sign up before they fill up!
This Training Program is specifically designed and organized for Framingham Youth Baseball and is setup to be run in 1-hour weekly sessions that focuses on theFUNdamentals of baseball. This clinic covers FIELDING and BASERUNNING, HITTING and PITCHING, THROWING MECHANICS and BASEBALL STRATEGY. This program will cover all aspects of Baseball over the course of the 7 week program. The First Session will run from December 6th – January 31st, Skipping December 27 & January 3rd, and will be run in small groups to maximize players reps and to keep player to coach ratios at 5 to 1.
Click the links below for more info and to regsiter.
We are making changes to our little league structure (6-12 year old players) and we want you all to understand what we are doing and why. If you have any questions simply ask any board member or commissioner. Contact information is on our website (majors or AAA commissioners or VP LL can help most). Do not reply directly to this email as it does not reach a person.
We are making changes because this is what is best for FBL now and, hopefully, in the long run. We want a system that can withstand the constant flux of not only # of players but also talent level. We want the players to have the best possible experience and that is always our goal.
We will remain at 8 teams in majors. For THIS YEAR ONLY, coaches will be able to protect players from the AAA affiliate. In years to follow there will no longer be affiliations and thus no protections, just drafts.
There will no longer be AA or AAA league, all players not drafted onto majors will be a part of the new minor league. This league will have 9-11 year old players and possibly some 8s, based on merit/talent. Baseball 9s are those that are 9 as of 8-31-16; 10, 11 and 12 year-olds are determined by the April 30th date.
All 12’s will play in majors (Note: 12's can play in minors and 9's can play in A League at the request of the family, all requests will be reviewed by a subcommittee of teh BOD). We will have the draft start with 12’s first until they are all drafted, then begin again with the remaining slots being filled with 11’s and any 10’s that are qualified. We will assess the number of teams needed for minors, identify coaches needed and then the valance of players will be drafted into the minor league.
So what does this mean for TRYOUTS: It is simple, all players from 9-12 that are not on a major’s roster as of today (played on majors last year or were recently contacted as protected) need to attend the upcoming tryouts. We apologize for any confusion here as flyers that went out to schools were incorrect in one section. Remember: Baseball 9s are those that are 9 as of 8-31-16.
We will reduce our instructional leagues to 2 levels: Merloni and A League. Merloni will be all 6s and A will be all 7s and all 8s. Age cutoff date is 8-31-16. We will also work in more practice time and skills clinics to both of these leagues for 2016.
Note: During our winter tryout session in January (ONLY FOR THOSE NOT AVAILABLE FOR FALL DATES) Please do not wait until winter unless absolutely necessary, this is really for those that move to town in winter, and possibly 8s, as we may invite 8s to tryout for minors. Keep an eye on emails and the website for info on this.