Emphasis will be placed on the development of good, sound baseball and softball skills without sacrificing the enjoyment and fun of playing the game.

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Cal Ripken

Cal Ripken: WYBSL is a member of The Eastern Massachusetts Cal Ripken Baseball Division of Babe Ruth Baseball, and began participating in their annual all-star tournament in 2008.  The tournament program brings together teams that compete in district tournaments that could lead to opportunities to compete in state, regional and World Series tournaments in July and August.

It is important to note that participation on the tournament teams will be based on tryouts. The plan is to select one Cal Ripken tournament team per age group; U8, U9, U10, U11, and U12. To be eligible for the Cal Ripken team, a player must participate in a minimum of 50% of spring recreation league games. The commitment level for a player selected to a team is very high. Tryout dates will be finalized soon based upon availability of coach and evaluators. 

Registration is required and there is no cost to tryout.

2022 Cal Ripken District 2 tournaments are approx. June 15-25, 2022 for U9-U12 and June 24-July 2 for U8. 

The District host sites are yet to be determined, District 2 towns are located along the 495 belt. They include the following towns:  Chelmsford, Dracut, Georgetown, Lowell (Highland, Centralville, Pawtucketville, and Shedd Park programs), Merrimac, Methuen, Newburyport, North Andover, Tewksbury, Tyngsboro and Westford.

State Tournament

If a team wins their district tournament, they advance to the state tournament (early July).

The following host sites for states are below:
U8: Freetown/Lakeville
U10: Maplewood/Fall River
U11: Westford
U12: Fairhaven/Acushnet

Age Requirements

Age Determinations for each age group are listed below. Please note no player may play-up or play-down.
U8: May 1, 2013-August 31, 2014
U9: May 1, 2012-April 30, 2013
U10: May 1, 2011-April 30, 2012
U11: May 1, 2010-April 30, 2011
U12: May 1, 2009-April 30, 2010

We are fortunate to have many good young baseball players in Westford who are eager to improve their skills and play against top notch competition. WYBSL is excited to offer these travel baseball opportunities to the families in our community and continue to be committed to giving our players every opportunity to improve their skills while enjoying the game of baseball.

For questions, please contact your coach or division director

U11/12 Andrew Jones 

U9/10 Matt Riegert 

U8 Dave Goldstein