Welcome to the home of Bolton Youth Baseball and Softball Programs.
Our program is designed to give all children ages 5-15 the opportunity to have fun learning and playing the great American pastime of baseball and softball.
On this website you will find all the information you need to be an active participant in our program, including schedules, game rules, information on special events, teams and BoD contact information. We are a league run entirely by volunteers and largely supported by our generous local sponsors, so please consider registering as a volunteer to help make Bolton Youth Baseball a great program for years to come.
We encourage all kids to get out there and play one of the many Bolton youth sports programs. If you have any additional questions, please start by visiting our PARENT RESOURCE pages or contact a league administrator listed on the CONTACTS
Tryouts will be held at the Florence Sawyer Gym on Saturday 3/21.
Tryouts are required for any player who wishes to play in Bolton Youth Baseball Majors and Minors and is moving up from a lower level. Players who played in Majors last season do not need to attend Majors tryouts. Players who played in Minors last season and will again in 2010 do not need to attend Minors tryouts.
Dick's Sporting Goods Days - 3/20-22
Stock up on your gear for the season and receive 20% off while benefiting Bolton Youth Baseball & Softball. A portion of the proceeds from this sale comes right back to BYBS to fund our programs. Please use the coupon posted on the home page of our website.
We currently need parent volunteers to help out on Saturday 3/21. It's not "heavy-lifting." We just need a few volunteers to staff our table to hand out flyers. Please contact Christene Pavia (
) if you're willing to help out.
Coaches Meeting - 3/21 from 2-4
For all of you who have coached before or are interested in coaching this season, we ask that you attend the coaches meeting. We will be covering lots of good information that will help you through the season. It will be held immediately following tryouts at the Florence Sawyer gym from 2-4 on 3/21.
Big Al's Clinic - 4/12
Parents & coaches, please consider attending the Big Al's Clinic at South High in Worcester on 4/12. We are opening this to all parents as well as coaches. This is a great clinic that will help you teach baseball fundamentals. There are two session for different age groups. Please see the flyer on our home page for more information.
There is no cost to you. But we ask that you register for the clinic on our website so we can get a count of people who are attending. Click here for the registration section of our site.
Opening Day - 5/2
In case you were wondering, yes, we're pushing Opening Day by a week this season. Given the amount of snow out there, it looks like it'll be a while before we get out on the fields. We want to make sure we give them plenty of time to get in shape before opening day. So mark your calendars for 5/2!
BYBS Golf Tournament - 6/1
Get your foursome together! We'll be having a golf tournament on June 1 at Wedgewood Pines Country Club in Stow. See the post on our homepage for more information.
Although the fields are covered in snow the forecast calls for spring (and summer) with actual green grass. To get ready, I will be hosting the annual softball clinic.
About: The softball clinic is open to girls currently enrolled in the 1st through 8th grades. It is designed for players who want to reinforce fundamentals and sharpen their skills for the upcoming recreation season and school tryouts. The clinic will cover base running, throwing & fielding fundamentals as well as hitting mechanics.
The clinic runs 3 weeks with 5 session (outlined below) and takes place at Emerson School Gym (Bolton, MA) where we will work on base running and throwing & fielding fundamentals, and In The Batter’s Box (Hudson, MA) where we will work on hitting mechanics. Players will be divided into two sessions by age to allow for appropriate instruction.
Cost: $75/player which covers all fees
What to Bring: Players will need a glove, bat, water bottle and sneakers to be carried in to the Emerson Gym and In The Batter’s Box so they are not wet. Please do not bring a softball to the Emerson gym.
SESSION 1 for 8U/10U (1st-4th grade). Schedule is as follows:
March 11th @ In The Batter’s Box from 5:00PM-6:00PM.
March 12th @ Emerson Gym from 6:00PM-7:00PM.
March 17th @ In The Batter’s Box from 5:00PM-6:00PM.
Coach: My name is Karl Vinacco and I have helped run Bolton Youth Baseball & Softball for 10 years. During this time I have coached travel AAU baseball and ASA softball as well as spring/summer/fall recreation (baseball/softball) teams in Bolton and many of the surrounding towns and leagues.
Nashoba Regional High School - Rt. 117, Bolton, MA
Two Sessions Available: or sign up for both!
9:00 - 12:00 (registration at 8:30 if not pre-registered) OR
1:00 - 4:00 (registration at 12:30 if not pre-registered)
Kids separated into 3 age groups: 5- 7 yrs. old, 8-10 yrs. old and 11-13 yrs. old
Schedule will cover position instruction/drills, batting instruction/drills. Our goal is to help in the development of young players, increasing their overall knowledge and skills in the game of baseball. Quality instruction will be given on all aspects of the game and emphasis will be on fundamentals and team play. Kids from everywhere are welcome!
All proceeds from this clinic support the Nashoba Regional H. S. Baseball teams
Bolton Youth Baseball has planned a Fundraiser Golf Tournament on June 1st at private golf course, Wedgewood Pines in Stow. Please join us for this event as we will be providing exciting raffle prizes which include an IPAD, IPOD, a Blue Ray Player, as well as many other items. We will also have a 50/50 raffle where you could take home half of the pot collected!
We will provide dinner after the tournament. The Cost is $135 per golfer, $540 per foursome. We also have a sponsorship opportunity for our local businesses at a cost of $100 to sponsor a hole. Your logo sign would be placed on the tee box of a golf hole for all the golfers to see as they tee off.
Wedgewood Pines Country Club is home to one of New England's premier private golf clubs. For the serious golfers, the Boston Business Journal ranked their championship tees as one of the twenty toughest golf courses in Massachusetts. With lush, mature bent-grass tees and fairways, and state of the art G-2 Pentcross bentgrass greens, you will always find the course in tournament condition.
Located right next door to Bolton at 215 Harvard Rd. in Stow, MA
The link will bring you to the current approved list of bats for each age group as well as a FAQ created by Little League officials (Majors Divison Little League Bat Rules). If you are buying a composite barreled bat - unless you see the bat on the approved list for the appropriate age group, your child will NOT be allowed to use the bat in practices or games.
So how do I determine if my Major's division bat is approved?
Information on the composite baseball bats that have received waivers for the Little League (Majors) Baseball Division and below can be found here:Approve Composite Bats(This list is updated regularly, please download for latest version)
A listing of licensed, non-wood/non-composite baseball bats for use in the Little League (Majors) Division and below can be found here: Approved Non-Composite Bats (This list is updated regularly, please download for latest version)
The Senior division follows the bat rules handed down by MIAA Baseball Committee. The link is to the ruling update issued by the MIAA Bat (MIAA Bat Update for 2012) for the 2012 season. If you are buying a composite barreled bat - unless you see the bat on the approved list for the appropriate age group, your child will NOT be allowed to use the bat in practices or games.
So how do I determine if my Senior division bat is approved?
A comprehensive list of approved and non-approved BBCOR non-wood bats from the NCAA Bat Certification facility at the Washington State University Sport Science Laboratory (WSUSSL) is available. The WSUSSL website provides a user-friendly model and bat search engine. The approved and non-approved lists can be searched specifically by bat categories including - manufacturer, model, length, and barrel class and are found at the following links:
So how do I determine if my Junior division bat is approved? The Minuteman League follows the bat rules handed down by MIAA Baseball Committee and these rules apply to all players 14 and older. The Junior league is only comprised of league age 13 players and are NOT subject to the MIAA rules. If your child plays Middle School then his bad for Middle school must adhear to the MIAA Baseball Committee rules.