Spring Baseball and Softball
The spring program teaches and reinforces the mechanical and strategic elements of the sport through practices, clinics and games. At the youngest ages, we emphasize the fundamental skills of throwing, fielding and batting. Older children, who have learned - although not necessarily mastered - the fundamentals, are exposed increasingly to game situations to apply what they have learned.
Overall, the spring program is considered recreation (as opposed to competitive). We accept all registrants (age 6-15 for baseball and 6-15 for softball) who apply in a timely manner and provide coaching, uniforms and place to play.
However, being recreational does not mean that we do not take our baseball and softball seriously. We try to focus on the fun of performing as well as we can at the sport, both as individuals and as a team.
Most leagues start right after the April school vacation and run until about mid-June, usually before school lets out. One exception is that Babe Ruth starts at about the beginning of April vacation.
To learn more about the specifics of each league that we offer in the spring, click on one of the following:
Play starts the first week after April vacation. and will end with a round robin tournament for 10U ,12U, and 14U. All times and days of games are subject to change based on field availability.
SYBS will provide shirts and visors to all participants. Black softball pants and red socks are recommended to complete the uniform (not provided by SYBS).
Helmets are required for all batters and face masks are required for 1B, 3B and pitchers. SYBS will provide helmets and face masks for 6U and 8U programs only. Participants in the 10U, 12U and 14U programs are responsible for providing their own helmets and face masks.
|Clinic + Game: Introductory league focusing on teaching and reinforcing fundamental skills (i.e., throwing, catching, hitting, fielding and base running). Games will be tee and coach pitch. Teams will be school based as best possible.||Saturday Clinic 2:30pm at Nutile Field (combined 6U & 8U). Weekday scrimmage/game at Nutile/Ginn Field (day and time TBD).|
|Clinic + Game*: Instructional league building on the fundamentals learned in 6U. Games will be coach pitch. Teams will be school based as best possible.||Saturday Clinic 2:30pm at Nutile Field (combined 6U & 8U). Weekday game at Ginn Field vs Winchester teams (day and time TBD).|
*New in 2019, an additional weekday game is available to interested 8U participants to play against a local town (day and time TBD).
|Game + Practice: This league will be part of a new league for the Winchester Youth Softball program that includes teams from Arlington, Belmont, Watertown, Brighton and Waltham. This league will continue to build on skills but games will be player pitch with coach pitch after 4 balls (i.e., no walks). Winchester teams will be comprised of Winchester players selected by the coaches.||Game days are currently scheduled for Monday and Friday (times and locations TBD). With multiple teams from Winchester, the expectation is that the majority of games will be in Winchester. Practices will be scheduled by the coach.|
|Game + Practice: This league will be a part of the league which includes teams from surrounding towns. Players pitch and stealing is allowed, along with other league-specific rules.||Game days are currently scheduled for Monday and Wednesday (times and locations TBD). With multiple teams from Winchester, the expectation is that the majority of games will be in Winchester. Practices will be scheduled by the coach.|
|Game + Practice: This league will be a part of the league which includes teams from surrounding towns. Players pitch and stealing is allowed, along with other league-specific rules. Players are required to provide their own helmet and face mask.||Game days, times and locations are TBA. With multiple teams from Winchester in this league, the majority of games will be in Winchester. Practices will be scheduled by the coach.|
|* as of Dec of 2018|
Interested? Register to play!
You might also like to read about our summer program.