The mission of the Wayland Little League is to provide baseball and softball programs that serve players of all abilities. Wayland Little League strives to provide a positive, competitive environment with emphasis on teaching the fundamentals and the rule
At this level, it our goal to provide each player with a fun and positive experience on the baseball field. For many players this may be their first time on an organized team or playing baseball altogether, and we will strive to make this first experience a memorable one! We want to teach the players how to play the game the correct way, help foster a passion for the game so that they want to play for a long time, and certainly promote new friendships by showing them how we cheer on our teammates while demonstrating great sportsmanship to our opponents.
How will we do this? The Instructional Program, lead by Frozen Ropes and with the assistance of parents like you, does put an emphasis on... instruction. Sound boring? It won't be! In a very fun and fast-paced way, we will look to get players a lot of reps in all of the necessary skills, such as hitting, throwing and catching! While playing "real games" will be part of a player's development during the program, it will be secondary to developing the skills and the confidence needed to achieve game success.
In order to achieve these goals and to make the experience a positive one, we need your help and assistance! Please contact our Instructional League commissioners with any questions, or if you are able to assist during the Tuesday/Thursday spring sessions.
We measure the success of the Instructional Program not by how far your player can throw or hit the ball-- but by whether he or she wants to play the following year!
The spring season for 2016 is scheduled to begin on April 25th.
The AAA Instructional Program has many of the same elements and goals that you will find in the Instructional K-1 level but at a more advanced level and in preparation of next year's Minor's Program.
In addition to receiving instruction in all aspects of the game from Frozen Ropes instructors and volunteers like you, there will be a greater emphasis on situational play, developing a deeper understanding of the game, and improving skills and building confidence each week.
AAA players will form teams and play weekly league games beginning on April 25th 2016 (allowing for weather / access to fields)
The program is open to all players in second grade.
The Minor league program provides players with competitive games with umpires, playoffs and a championship game. Development of players is ongoing with training supplemented with formal skill development clinics leveraging the lesson plans and programs of Frozen Ropes. Drills will be lead by parent coaches with assistance from Frozen Ropes lesson plans, coaches and volunteers.
The program is open to all players in third and second grade.
Players in grades 3 and 4 will be evaluated in March to offer options for players based upon their personal development and skill level to determine placement within the appropriate league and for team draft purposes.
Minor League players will form teams and play bi-weekly league games beginning on April 25th 2016 (allowing for weather / access to fields)
A Minor League All Star Game will be played in June.
The teams are made up of players voted onto the team by their fellow team players. The All Star game is made up of American League Team All Stars vs National League Team All Stars.
The Major league program provides players with competitive games with umpires, playoffs and a championship game. Development of players is ongoing with training supplemented with formal skill development clinics leveraging the lesson plans and programs of Frozen Ropes. Drills will be lead by parent coaches with assistance from Frozen Ropes coaches when required and volunteers.
Players in grades 5 & 6 will play in the major league.
Evaluations will be held in March for players in grades 5 and 6. Players development and skill level will be evaluated to determine team placement within the league and for team draft purposes.
Following the evaluations, major League players will form teams to practice and play competitive bi-weekly league games beginning on April 25th 2016 (allowing for weather / access to fields)
A Major League All Star Game will be played in June. The teams are made up of players voted onto the team by their fellow team players. The All Star game is made up of American League Team All Stars vs National League Team All Stars. Prior to the All Star game, a home run derby will be held for players elected to participate in this fun competition.
We are pleased to announce the return of inter-league play with the town of Weston. To add an extra dimension of competition Wayland major league teams will play games on Friday nights against the Weston Little League teams. Two games will be played at Bouchard Park in Weston and two games at Cochituate Field in Wayland each Friday during the spring 2016 season.
The Wayland major league champions will play the Weston Major league champions for a cross-town title.
Note – LL age 12 year old 7th graders are eligible to play Major League if they opt NOT to participate in Patriot or Babe Ruth.
The Minuteman Babe Ruth leagues is a league made up of players from Grades, 7th, 8th and 9th graders providing more competitive experience for players.
The Minuteman Baseball League is a Spring, Summer and Fall Baseball League for players of ages 13-18 in the towns of Acton-Boxborough, Ayer, Bolton, Concord, Carlisle, Chelmsford, Dunstable, Groton Littleton, Maynard, Marlborough, Shirley, Stow, Sudbury, Lincoln, Wayland, Westborough, Westford and Weston. The league is primarily a recreational league, although scores, standings and playoffs are held for the Spring and Summer Leagues.