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TEE BALL

Available to Grades K & Pre-K.  Children must be at least League Age 4 and attending kindergarten in the fall to be eligible.   Please see league age link above for clarification.

Tee Ball is an introduction to the game of baseball. Boys and girls are taught how to throw, catch and hit off a Tee. The basic rules of the game, fielding positions, and answers to questions like “which way do you run after you hit the ball?” are reinforced with fun practice drills and short 3-4 inning games. By the end of the season, games will become more structured and coach pitch will be introduced.

Email T-Ball League Head with questions

 

PONY BASEBALL LEAGUE

Pony Baseball is available to 1st Graders who have played at least one year of Tee Ball.
Pony League is a developmental league for boys and girls, and your child’s first introduction to “real” baseball (with coaches pitching to their own teams). Players can strike out after 6 swinging strikes. There are regular practices 1-2 times per week with two games per week.
Parents may elect to have their 2nd graders that are league age 8 play a second year of Pony League if they feel their child is not ready to move on or play Farm League.

Email  Pony Baseball League Head with questions

 

FARM BASEBALL LEAGUE

Farm League is mainly for 2nd graders that are league age 8 and have played a year of Pony League.  In addition 3rd graders who are not ready for the level of play and higher level of competitive in Minor League will play in Farm League (see Player Evaluations).  Farm League is the first level of competitive baseball for boys and girls in which kids begin to pitch in games. For the first time the opposing pitcher is trying to strike out the batter. There are still no walks. After 4 balls to any batter the coach for the hitting team pitches to that batter. There are regular practices 1-2 times per week with two games per week.

Email Farm Baseball League Head with questions

MINOR BASEBALL LEAGUE

Minors is mainly for 3rd & 4th Graders that have played a year of Farm League and are ready for the increased level of play and competition.  In addition 5th graders who are not ready to compete at the level required of Major League will play in Minor League (see Player Evaluations).

ALL PLAYERS REGISTERING FOR THIS LEAGUE MUST ATTEND PLAYER EVALUATIONS IN MARCH. YOU WILL BE CONTACTED BY A LEAGUE OFFICIAL WITH SPECIFIC DATES & TIMES FOR YOUR CHILD.

This is a competitive league in which kids are encouraged to try playing all positions. Coaches rotate the players’ fielding positions inning to inning and rules regarding pitch count are enforced. Batters can earn walks and strong pitching can dominate even the best hitters early in the season.

Email Minor Baseball League Head with questions

MAJOR BASEBALL LEAGUE

Majors Baseball is for grades 5, 6, & for those 7th graders who are considered league age 12 and have played a year of Minor League.

ALL PLAYERS REGISTERING FOR THIS LEAGUE MUST ATTEND PLAYER EVALUATIONS IN MARCH. YOU WILL BE CONTACTED BY A LEAGUE OFFICIAL WITH SPECIFIC DATES & TIMES FOR YOUR CHILD.  (see Player Evaluations)

ALL PLAYERS RETURNING TO MAJORS BASEBALL ARE REQUIRED TO ATTEND EVALUATIONS.  All players that are league age 12 will be placed on a major league team. This is the most competitive level of baseball on a little league sized field.

 Email Major Baseball League with questions

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FARM SOFTBALL LEAGUE
Farm Softball is a developmental division for 1st and 2nd grade girls.  The objective is to teach the basic skills of hitting and fielding, work on the fundamentals of the game and having fun. This is a non-competitive league.  Scores and records are not kept. Coaches will pitch during games and all girls will bat and field in each inning.  Emphasis is on instruction with practices one night a week and games one or two times a week.

Email Farm Softball League Head with questions


MINOR SOFTBALL LEAGUE

Minor League Softball is for girls ranging from age 8 and no greater than league age 11.  Minor League Softball teams will be primarily made up of third, fourth, and fifth grade girls.  The determination of who is in Minor League is based on how many returning players we have in Majors and the evaluation in March.

ALL PLAYERS REGISTERING FOR MINOR OR MAJOR SOFTBALL MUST ATTEND PLAYER EVALUATIONS IN MARCH.  YOU WILL BE CONTACTED BY A LEAGUE OFFICIAL WITH SPECIFIC DATES & TIMES FOR YOUR CHILD.

The objective of Minor Softball is to have fun, teach the girls the fundamentals of the game and properly prepare them for Major Softball.  Minor Softball is the first introduction to girl’s pitching in games. Emphasis is on instruction with one game typically scheduled during the week and one game on Saturday.  There is a league wide skills development practice held on Sunday afternoon.  The league will do some travelling to neighboring towns for games.  Minors Softball participates in the District #6 (Greater Portland) all-star tourney with players and coaches selected after the regular season has ended. 

Email Minor Softball League Head with questions

MAJOR SOFTBALL LEAGUE

Major League Softball is for girls ranging from age 9 to 12.  The determination of who is in Major League is based on how many returning players we have in Majors and the evaluation in March.  All players that are league age 12 will be placed on a major league team.  Most players new to softball will start in the Minor Softball League.

ALL PLAYERS REGISTERING FOR MINOR OR MAJOR SOFTBALL MUST ATTEND PLAYER EVALUATIONS IN MARCH.  YOU WILL BE CONTACTED BY A LEAGUE OFFICIAL WITH SPECIFIC DATES & TIMES FOR YOUR CHILD.

Major Softball builds on the skills learned in Minor Softball. Typically, there are 2 interleague games per week with one on Saturday morning.   There are 1 to 2 practices per week with a league wide skills development practice held on Sunday afternoon.  We try to raise the level of the game and competition through skill development and teaching game strategies, such as bunting, stealing, signals, etc. As with all bat, ball, & glove games, there is much emphasis on pitching and catching skills. We play with a continuous line-up, so that all players are in the batting order at all times. After the regular season games which will include inter-league play against neighboring towns, the league selects players and coaches for the District# 6 (Greater Portland) all-star tourney which leads to the Little League World Series.

Email Major Softball League Head with questions

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SENIOR LEAGUE

Senior League has been replaced by a new local Babe Ruth organization. Information regarding this change is available through the link below. If you have additional questions, please contact [email protected].

Cumberland/NY Babe Ruth Program

  • The Cumberland/NY Babe Ruth program operates under the Windham Babe Ruth Charter.
  • Babe Ruth is a competitive program and will require increased commitment from players.
  • The Windham Babe Ruth Charter is currently comprised of the following towns (Windham - Yarmouth - Cumberland/NY - Gray/New Gloucester).
  • We will play games inside the charter as well as games outside the charter (Falmouth / Cape / South Portland / Scarborough).
  • League age calculations follow Little League International. A league age 12-year old player currently in the 7th grade may opt to play up on a Babe Ruth 13-year old team. Also, a 13-year old player currently in the 8th grade, may opt to play up on a Babe Ruth 14-15-year old team.
  • We anticipate (depends on registration numbers) fielding four Cumberland/NY only teams during the regular season: two 13-year old and two 14-15-year old teams.
  • The regular season is currently expected to run from the first part of June to through the middle of July.
  • There will also be an opportunity to be considered for post season All Star competition – All Stars will begin in the middle of July.
  • The Charter anticipates fielding an All Star team at each age level
    - 13yr, 14yr, and a 15yr old League Age team
  • The All Star teams will be a combination of two towns (Yarmouth / Cumberland and Gray / New Gloucester) players from all four towns within our charter and will compete against other Babe Ruth charters in the state of Maine.
  • Registration and an organizational meeting will be held in late April.
  • Coaches will be required to be certified by Babe Ruth.

Any questions please contact: [email protected]

Please also see the Babe Ruth website at www.BabeRuthleague.org