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WPI:

 

http://athletics.wpi.edu/sports/bsb/2017-18/releases/20171113toom8y

 

Worcester State:

http://static.psbin.com/2/1/pnvw7lj50kru7f/CATCHERS_CLINIC_APPLICATION_FORM.pdf

 


by Master Admin posted 12/13/2017
Christmas Camp Opportunities

Back again, our 3-day baseball skills clinics will be offered from Tuesday 12/26/17 to Thursday 12/28/17 for two age groups.  Ages 7 to 9 will meet each day from 8:30-10:00 am, and ages 10 to 12 will meet each day from 10:00-11:30 am.  The baseball skills clinics will be led by Mr. Todd Smith, long-time instructor, coach, and Holden Baseball member.  Cost per player is $95.00 for each 3-day clinic.  The clinics will be capped at approximately 20 students per age group, and are expected to sell out quickly.  

New for 2017, a 3-day baseball hitting clinic will also be offered from 12/26/17 to 12/28/17, from 6:00PM to 7:30PM nightly.  This program will be geared towards Little League and Babe Ruth players (age 10 to 15), and will utilize a series of drills to help hitters swing faster and hit farther.  Led by Jack Rafferty of LAU (“Launch Angle University” Wheelhouse, college player-turned-coach and instructor.  Registration in this clinic is also just $95 per player for the three nights. More info on this camp in the attachment.

https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.leagueathletics.com/Images/Club/19616/Holden Baseball Christmas Break Clinic Flyer.pdf

Enroll for either here: https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/asp/main_enroll.asp?fl=true&tabID=101

 

Also, two different 3-day softball skills clinics  are being offered- details can be found on the CRA website.


 

 

by Master Admin posted 12/03/2017
NEW BAT RULES FOR 2018

Little League International has adopted new rules regarding legal bats for the 2018 season.

 

Please consult them before purchasing new bats for the spring season.

 

http://www.littleleague.org/media/llnewsarchive/2015/May-August/Little-League-USA-Baseball-Bat-Standard-2018.htm


by Master Admin posted 11/11/2017
Congrats to Fall Ball and Cornhole Winners

 

1st place majors - Shrewsbury - Dave Walker
2nd place majors - Holden - Jason Derr
 
1st place minors - Rutland - Jeremy Lucas
2nd place minors - Rutland - Jon DiVito
 
1st place cornhole - Bryan Moore + Chris Stelmach
2nd place cornhole - Corey Leblanc + Tom Kamataris



by Master Admin posted 11/01/2017
TRYOUTS AND LEAGUE PLACEMENTS

Tryouts will be rescheduled for February or March of 2018. 

Please note the following changes regarding league placements which will be in effect for the 2018 season:

Holden Baseball is pleased to announce new changes to our player placement guidelines, beginning with the Spring 2018 baseball season. These changes reflect our consideration of several important factors in the player placement process, including:

  • The modifications to player age rules made by Little League Baseball, Inc.
  • Constructive feedback from Holden families who have players in the league
  • Current player school grade considerations 
  • Effective player development that allows for enjoyment of the game at each level
  • Player tryout scores at Holden Baseball tryouts
  • Coach evaluation scores of all players from the prior baseball season

It is important to understand the age cutoff guidelines set by Little League Baseball: all players from T-Ball through Little League Majors now follow an August 31st age cutoff to determine their "Little League Age". For example, a player registered for Spring baseball who is currently 8 years old, but will turn 9 on August 3rd of 2018, would be considered "LL-9". A player who is currently 8 years old, but will turn 9 on September 20th of 2018, would be considered "LL-8".

 

Changes to placement levels:

  • AA Level consists of LL-8 and LL-9 players. All players who are LL-9 will automatically be assigned to the AA level (or higher). In addition, all players who are in 3rd grade in school will automatically be assigned to the AA level (or higher).
  • AAA Level consists of LL-8, LL-9, and LL-10 players. Players who are LL-8 or LL-9 may be selected for this level based on coach feedback from the previous season, and player tryout scores. All players who are LL-10 will automatically be assigned to the AAA level (or higher). In addition, all players who are in 4th grade in school will automatically be assigned to the AAA level (or higher).    
  • LL-Minors Level consists of LL-9, LL-10, and LL-11 players. Players who are LL-9 or LL-10 may be selected for this level based on coach feedback from the previous season, and player tryout scores. All players who are LL-11 will automatically be assigned to the LL-Minors level (or higher). In addition, all players who are in 5th grade in school will automatically be assigned to the LL-Minors level (or higher).   
  • LL-Majors Level consists of LL-10, LL-11, and LL-12 players. Players who are LL-10 or LL-11 may be selected for this level based on coach feedback from the previous season, and player tryout scores. All players who are LL-12 will automatically be assigned to the LL-Majors level. In addition, all players who are in 6th grade in school will automatically be assigned to the LL-Majors level.

 

 


by Master Admin posted 10/10/2017
NEW LL BAT RESTRICTIONS

Please see attached flyer regarding Little League bat restrictions for 2018:

 

https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.leagueathletics.com/Images/Club/19616/USA BAT STANDARD.pdf


by Master Admin posted 09/15/2017
LITTLE LEAGUE BAT CHANGES

***ATTENTION***

 

Little League has issued new guidlelines around the bats that will be legal for the 2018 season. If purchasing new bats please confirm that they meet the new standards.

 

More information on the rule change can be found here:

 

http://www.littleleague.org/learn/equipment/baseballbatinfo.htm

 


by Master Admin posted 09/06/2017
League Questions

Curious about how the league operates?

Levels of play?

Length of season?

 

For answers to these and more questions see the FAQ and Information for Parents links on the left side menu.


by posted 02/17/2016

LEAGUE VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Holden Baseball has many opportunities for new volunteers. Please stop in at a Board Meeting on the First Tuesday of each month (September through June) at 7:00 PM at either the CRA Hit Center or Alden Labs.

 

Contact holdenbaseball@gmail.com for more details

This month's board meeting will be held Tuesday, October 3rd at 7:00 PM at Alden Labs.

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