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The Baseball division(s) in which a child may play is determined by his/her age as defined by Cal Ripken League and Babe Ruth League rules. Those rules state that the League Age is determined by the child's age on April 30th of the baseball season. A child born on or after May 1 is one League year younger than a child born before May 1. However, players who were born in the Summer months may register as a SWING player so they can play with their grade-level peers.  Intra-league Softball divisions are determined by school year so players play with their grade-level peers and travel softball league divisions are determined by birth year.

The current WYBSL COVID-19 Response Plan can be found on the Documents Page Under Parents & Players:  (https://www.leagueathletics.com/Documents.asp?org=wybsl.com) 

Volunteer Your Time - FALL 2022

We are always in need of coaches, coordinators, and other volunteers to help make the softball and baseball programs a success. We hope that parents can volunteer some amount of time during the season. Click "Register" to see a list of some of the duties and activities for which we need volunteers. Please indicate how you would like to volunteer.

If you are volunteering to coach or help out in any way, please indicate WHICH DIVISION(S) you wish to coach, be a director, or parent helper.

Thank you!

Opened: 08/01/2022

Fall U7 Baseball (Played Summer 2022 Tee Ball)

If your child played Tee-ball this past Summer, they are eligible to register for Fall U7 Baseball.

The fall baseball season takes place throughout September and October with a focus on developing skills and fundamentals with games against other WYBSL teams. Fall baseball is less competitive than the spring baseball program and offers more opportunities for those that want to try pitching/catching while playing by the rules for the upcoming spring season. The commitment is one practice per week, one game on Saturdays (no games Columbus Day weekend) and there are no playoffs.

Base Cost: $80.00

Opened: 08/01/2022
Closes: 09/01/2022

Open to: Boys & Girls
born between: 05/01/2015 and 04/30/2017

Fall U7 Baseball (Played Summer 2022 Tee Ball) - SWING Player

If your child played Tee-ball this past Summer, they are eligible to register for Fall U7 Baseball as a SWING players with a date of birth between 5/1/17 - 8/31/17.

Base Cost: $80.00

Opened: 08/01/2022
Closes: 09/01/2022

Open to: Boys & Girls
born between: 05/01/2017 and 08/31/2017

Fall U8 Baseball (Played Spring 2022 U7)

If your child played U7 this past Spring, they are eligible to register for Fall U8 Baseball. 

The fall baseball season takes place throughout September and October with a focus on developing skills and fundamentals with games against other WYBSL teams. Fall baseball is less competitive than the spring baseball program and offers more opportunities for those that want to try pitching/catching while playing by the rules for the upcoming spring season. The commitment is one practice per week, one game on Saturdays (no games Columbus Day weekend) and there are no playoffs.

Base Cost: $80.00

Opened: 08/01/2022
Closes: 09/01/2022

Open to: Boys & Girls
born between: 05/01/2014 and 04/30/2015

Fall U8 Baseball (Played Spring 2022 U7) - SWING player

If your child played U7 this past Spring, they are eligible to register for Fall U8 Baseball as a SWING players with a date of birth between 5/1/15 - 8/31/15. 

Base Cost: $80.00

Opened: 08/01/2022
Closes: 09/01/2022

Open to: Boys & Girls
born between: 05/01/2015 and 08/31/2015

Fall U9/U10 Baseball (Played Spring 2022 U8 & U9)

Fall U9/U10 Baseball  is open to boys and girls who played U8 or U9 this past Spring or Summer.

The fall baseball season takes place throughout September and October with a focus on developing skills and fundamentals with games against other WYBSL teams. Fall baseball is less competitive than the spring baseball program and offers more opportunities for those that want to try pitching/catching while playing by the rules for the upcoming spring season. The commitment is one practice per week, one game on Saturdays (no games Columbus Day weekend) and there are no playoffs.

Base Cost: $80.00

Opened: 08/01/2022
Closes: 09/01/2022

Open to: Boys & Girls
born between: 05/01/2012 and 04/30/2014

Fall U9/U10 Baseball (Played Spring 2022 U8 & U9) - SWING player

Fall U9/U10 Baseball is open to boys and girls who played U8 or U9 this past Spring or Summer and is open to SWING players with a date of birth between 5/1/2014 - 8/31/2014

Base Cost: $80.00

Opened: 08/01/2022
Closes: 09/01/2022

Open to: Boys & Girls
born between: 05/01/2014 and 08/31/2014

Fall U11/U12 Baseball (Played Spring 2022 U10 & U11)

FALL U11/U12 Baseball is open to boys and girls who played U10 or U11 in the Spring or Summer.

The fall baseball season takes place throughout September and October with a focus on developing skills and fundamentals with games against other WYBSL teams. Fall baseball is less competitive than the spring baseball program and offers more opportunities for those that want to try pitching/catching while playing by the rules for the upcoming spring season. The commitment is one practice per week, one game on Saturdays (no games Columbus Day weekend) and there are no playoffs.

Base Cost: $80.00

Opened: 08/01/2022
Closes: 09/01/2022

Open to: Boys & Girls
born between: 05/01/2010 and 04/30/2012

Fall U11/U12 Baseball (Played Spring 2022 U10 & U11) - SWING player

FALL U11/U12 Baseball is open to SWING Players,  boys (and girls), born between  05/01/2012   -   08/31/2012

 

Base Cost: $80.00

Opened: 08/01/2022
Closes: 09/01/2022

Open to: Boys & Girls
born between: 05/01/2012 and 08/31/2012

Heroes League Player - Fall 2022

This Division is a program for children with disabilities of all ages. These children will participate in a program designed for them and is focused on having fun while they develop self-esteem, socializing skills and teamwork. This is a non profit league and will give children the chance to play ball at zero cost to the families. We are actively seeking new athletes. Come join the fun. We welcome athletes from all cities and towns.

Our Fall 2021 season will run Mid-September through Mid-October (Date TBA).   There is no fee to participate in our league. Every player will receive a jersey and cap. 

Teams - After the registration period ends, each player is assigned to a team. Each team has a coach, and each player is assigned a buddy for the game who provides encouragement and assists with hitting the ball and rounding the bases. 

Participants - This  league is dedicated to providing a safe and enjoyable baseball experience for children with disabilities. We welcome all girls and boys of any age. We use foam or plastic bats and foam balls.

Field and Directions - All games are played at the Graniteville fields located at 15 River st in Westford, MA.  Field information TBA.

COVID Modifications - Small team sizes so players are able to social distance, players are given their own bats or can use their own, each team uses their own balls for defense which are sanitized between half-innings, players sanitize their hands and bats each half-inning, players can use a youth buddy or family member buddy, everyone is wearing masks or a face shield, no high five tunnels.

 

 

Base Cost: $0.00

Opened: 08/11/2022
Closes: 09/01/2022

Open to:
born between: 12/31/1918 and 09/01/2018

Heroes League Volunteer - Fall 2022

Volunteers
It takes a village of volunteers to run the Heroes Program and keep our Heroes players safe.   Below are the positions we need to fill for this season.
 
 
  • Youth Buddies:  Assist and support all of the Heroes players - this includes assisting with fielding and running the bases with your Hero if needed.  Providing moral support and being enthusiastic is a must.  Attending most if not all of the games is a plus.  Ages 13 and older
  • Pitchers:   Be able to deliver a wide variety of pitches (by variety, we mean just overhand and underhand).    It's okay if your pitching range is a little short,  we will allow you to pitch any distance from home plate needed.   Pitchers will be using 11" extra soft softie balls.  High school or older
  • Catchers:  No catchers gear needed here.   Retrieve the passed balls and get them back to the pitcher or throw them around the infield if there is a hit (everyone gets to field!).  Ages 13 and older
  • Announcer:  Are you a TikTok star?  Do you love public speaking and theater?  Do you think Bob Uecker was the best baseball announcer ever?   Then this could be your big break!   We need an energized and fun baseball sportscaster to narrate the game as seen through a Hero's eyes.   That ball wasn't a hit to the infield, it was a grand slam and boy did that Hero speed around the bases like greased lightning!   Any and all plays will need to be turned into an exciting narrative to make our Heroes feel extra special!   Ages 13 and older.
  • Float: The “Float” is the GOAT! You are the most versatile of the volunteers and what you do depends on the needs of the day.    
All volunteers will be required to wear masks while attending the Heroes games.
For more information,  please contact:  Christie Bliss, blisscoy@gmail.com

Opened: 08/11/2022
Closes: 09/11/2022

Open to:
born between: 01/01/1918 and 09/01/2009

Jr. Ghosts & Minuteman Tryouts for 2023

Westford Junior Ghosts: U9, U10, U11, U12, U13, U14 (summer), U15 (summer), U16 (summer)

Minuteman U13-16 (spring)

All who wish to tryout MUST register online before the tryouts.  There is no fee to tryout.  Only those who make the teams and accept a roster spot will then be required to pay.

You may tryout for multiple teams as long as you are age eligible.

We will hold ONE tryout for each age group...coaches for individual teams may choose to hold a second tryout if further evaluation is needed.

All player evaluations will be done by unbiased, independent evaluators chosen by the WYBSL board.

Tryout times are as follows:
 
U9 Tryouts

Monday August 22
530-7p G5/G6
Eligible players for U9 cannot turn 10 before May 1, 2023
 

U10 Tryouts
Tuesday August 23
530-7p G5/G6
Eligible players for U10 cannot turn 11 before May 1, 2023

U11 Tryouts
Wednesday August 24
530-7p G5/G6
Eligible players for U11 cannot turn 12 before May 1, 2023
 

U12 Tryouts
Thursday August 25
530-7p G5/G6
Eligible players for U12 cannot turn 13 before May 1, 2023


U13/14/15/16 Ghost & Minuteman Tryouts

Monday August 29

5-7pm  Forge Field
Eligible players for U13 cannot turn 14 before May 1, 2023
Eligible players for U14 cannot turn 15 before May 1, 2023
Eligible players for U15 cannot turn 16 before May 1, 2023
Eligible players for U16 cannot turn 17 before May 1, 2023

Eligible players for Spring Minuteman (ages 13-16) cannot turn 17 before May 1, 2023

 A little more info on both programs...

The Junior Ghosts is a competitive program which places teams in the New Balance Select Baseball League

Westford enters Junior Ghost teams in the NB Select League based on the amount of talent and availability of players at each age level.

This is a “try out” program.  This is also a travel league and typically costs around $750-$850 per season, including winter workouts.

Minuteman baseball is a big diamond travel baseball program encompassing several surrounding or nearby towns.  There are 4 divisions in Minuteman, based on skill, to which Westford can enter a team (D1 through D4).

Minuteman is for players aged 13-16 next spring.

Minuteman typically costs around $250, this does not include an optional winter workout at Gametime in Lowell.

For more information on the Junior Ghosts or Minuteman programs or tryouts, please contact Terry Eliasen at treliasen@cbs.com.

Base Cost: $0.00

Opened: 06/20/2022
Closes: 08/30/2022

Open to:
born between: 05/01/2006 and 08/30/2014

Jr. Ghosts Softball Tryouts for 2023

Junior Ghosts Softball is a competitive travel softball program that provides Westford girls with a combination of summer league and tournament play. For 2023, our teams will play in the Middle Essex summer league and participate in 2-3 weekend "Class C" softball tournaments. This is a “try out” based program, which means that not everyone will make the team. Participation in this program will require some local travel (likely all within Mass). The cost per player is expected to be in the $650-750 range per year (which includes winter workouts). To the extent possible, we will seek fundraising opportunities to help reduce our costs. 

We will be holding a FREE tryout for the following age groups on Sunday, August 28th from 3:00 - 5:00 PM at Graniteville field G7

10U - Eligible players must be 10 years old or younger on January 1, 2023 (born in 2012 or later)  

12U - Eligible players must be 12 years old or younger on January 1, 2023 (born in 2010 or later)  

14U - Eligible players must be 14 years old or younger on January 1, 2023 (born in 2008 or later)

 
All girls are welcome to try out for any team based on eligibility. However, please register only once per player. All player evaluations from the tryouts will be done by unbiased, independent evaluators.
 

For more information on the Junior Ghosts Softball program or tryouts, please contact Jeff Snow at jsnow1222@gmail.com .

Base Cost: $0.00

Opened: 07/30/2022
Closes: 08/27/2022

Open to:
born between: 01/01/2008 and 12/31/2013

Fall 10U Softball 2022

The WYBSL 10U Fall softball program combines fun playing against local town teams.     There will be some travel to away games in surrounding towns.   The season will begin early September and run through the end of October (weather permitting).  Practices will be one day a week. 

We understand Fall softball isn't we the dominant sport of the season.    For players who want do play both sports, we will be scheduling games around Soccer.   Games will take place on Saturdays, and some night games on either Mondays or Thursday nights.  

Players from surrounding towns are welcome to join WYBSL Fall Ball on the condition that their own town does not have a Fall Program. If a town does not have a Fall Ball team, per our agreement with these towns and local leagues,  players must return to play for their hometown in the Spring.  Out-of-Town players will be placed on the same Fall team with girls from their hometown.  

Cost:  $115.00 for travel ball with jersey and socks included

 

Base Cost: $115.00

Opened: 08/01/2022
Closes: 09/01/2022

Open to:
born between: 09/01/2012 and 08/31/2014

Fall 12U Softball 2022

The WYBSL 12U Fall softball program combines fun playing against local town teams.   There will be some travel to away games in surrounding towns.   The season will begin early September and run through the end of October (weather permitting).  Practices will be one day a week.

We understand Fall softball isn't we the dominant sport of the season.    For players who want do play both sports, we will be scheduling games around Soccer.   Games will take place on Saturdays, and some night games on either Mondays or Thursday nights.  

Players from surrounding towns are welcome to join WYBSL Fall Ball on the condition that their own town does not have a Fall Program. If a town does not have a Fall Ball team, per our agreement with these towns and local leagues,  players must return to play for their hometown in the Spring.  Out-of-Town players will be placed on the same Fall team with girls from their hometown.  

Cost depending on program we run:  $115.00 for travel ball with jersey and socks included

 

Base Cost: $115.00

Opened: 08/01/2022
Closes: 09/01/2022

Open to:
born between: 09/01/2010 and 08/31/2012

Fall 14U Softball 2022

The 14U WYBSL Fall softball program combines fun with competition.   The format for this program will be determined at the end of August, but will involve travel.   Games will be played on Saturdays.

Players from surrounding towns are welcome to join WYBSL Fall Ball on the condition that their own town does not have a Fall Program. If a town does not have a Fall Ball team, per our agreement with these towns and local leagues,  players must return to play for their hometown in the Spring.  Out-of-Town players will be placed on the same Fall team with girls from their hometown.  

COST:  $115.00 for travel ball with jersey and socks included.

 

Base Cost: $115.00

Opened: 08/01/2022
Closes: 09/01/2022

Open to:
born between: 01/01/2008 and 08/31/2010