Tewksbury Youth Baseball age cutoff date is May 1. Click here for the league's age eligibility chart.
TYB Levels and Descriptions:
The senior league, for ages 13 and above, is the highest level where individual teams are coached by adult volunteers. These games are fast-paced and competitive as the players demonstrate the full effect of their development through our program. Games are officiated by umpires that have been formally trained by local umpiring associations. Cost is $195 and includes $15 town user fee.
The major league is a highly competitive league which closely follows the rules established by Little League Baseball, Inc. Youth at this level can be between ages 10-12 years old. Games are officiated by patch umpires. Cost is $195 and includes $15 town user fee.
AAA (9-12YO) and AA (8-9YO)
The minor league is divided into two levels: AA for 8 and 9-year-olds and AAA for ages 9 to 12. In the AA division, youth begin to pitch with some modifications (for example, coaches will step in to pitch should walking a batter result in a run). All eight year olds are required to play in AA. In AAA, the game becomes more competitive and rules begin to more closely align with those of Little league international. Youths aged 10 and 11 not playing in the majors must play AAA. Games at these levels are officiated by teen umpires trained within our program. Cost is $195 and includes $15 town user fee.
Minor Farm / coach pitch (6-7YO)
The minor farm league is an instructional league where players aged 6-7 have an opportunity to learn more about the game of baseball and build on their skills from T-ball. This level is also commonly referred to as “coach pitch” as youth do not pitch in this league. Competitive play begins at this level. Games are played with modified rules to maximize opportunities for success. Minor Farm starts mid-April and goes through early June, and are typically on Tuesday nights and late Saturday mornings (schedule subject to change), with one additional practice a week. Cost is $175 and includes $15 town user fee.
T-ball is a skills-focused developmental division where players aged five are introduced to the fundamentals of baseball in a fun and low-pressure atmosphere. Each T-ball session will begin with a team practice, then both teams will get together for a scrimmage. T-ball starts mid-April and goes through early June, and are typically on Wednesday nights and Saturday mornings (schedule subject to change), lasting just about an hour. Registration is open for girls and boys age 5 who have played clinic. Cost is $130 and includes $15 town user fee.
Clinic is a skills-focused developmental division where players aged four and five who have not previously played baseball are introduced to the fundamentals of baseball in a fun and low-pressure atmosphere. Each session will begin with warmups, then players will break into groups. Each group will go through various stations - hitting, throwing, base running, and catching. Towards the end of the season there will be scrimmages to introduce the players to the flow of a baseball game. Sessions start mid-April and goes through early June, and are typically on Mondays and some Thursdays (schedule subject to change) lasting just about an hour. All that's needed is a glove - cleats are not mandatory (sneakers are fine) and bats are optional as they will be provided. Cost is $100 and includes $15 town user fee.
More Information Regarding TYB Play:
12-year-olds will be allowed to register for the AAA level. In past seasons, all 12-year-old players were required to play at the Majors level. So a parent may “freeze” a 12-year-old in AAA.
10 and 11-year-olds will be eligible to try out and play in Majors, but can also register to participate in AAA only.
9-year-olds will be eligible to try out for AAA, but cannot try out and play in Majors. 9-year-olds can also register to play in AA only.
8-year-olds only play in AA. Minor Farm (coach pitch) is 6 and 7-year-olds. T-Ball is 5-year-old. Clinic is 4-year-olds and first-year 5-year-olds.
Patched umpires will be used in all Majors and AAA games.