Welcome to the home of Bolton Youth Baseball and Softball Programs.
Our program is designed to give all children ages 5-12 the opportunity to have fun learning and playing the great American pastime of baseball and softball.i
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
Bolton Youth Baseball - Evaluations at a new time and location!
2019 Bolton Youth Baseball Evaluations.
It seems that the Groundhogs were not too happy with us usurping their special day, so we had to move the whole show to a new date and location.
WHERE: Emerson School Gym
WHEN : February 3, 2019
TIME : See chart below.
TIME LEVEL Born Between
8am | Rookie | May 2010 - April 2012
9am | Minors | May 2008 - April 2010
10am | Majors | May 2006 - April 2008
Players are expected to be present, signed in, warmed up, and ready to work at their assigned time. These evaluations are for Baseball only. Softball will not do pre-season evaluations, watch your email for Softball announcements.
All baseball players above T-Ball are invited to come work out in their appropriate age groups.
For our younger players, evaluations will be used to determine the proper instruction level for player development and for player safety as they transition to hardballs, live pitching, and kid pitch. It is the opinion of the board that introducing players to a tryout style environment at an earlier age helps them to get used to the evaluation process so that when it does become a competitive tool, they are comfortable with the situation.
For the older players, the league age rules mostly defines eligible players, but these evaluations allow us to better balance the skills needed for competitive teams at the Minors level and allow the rosters of Major 60 vs. 70 teams to reflect the abilities of the players to transition to the different length basepaths. These evaluations also allow for identifying 'pull-up' players if rosters need to be filled at upper levels.
Players will be evaluated on throwing, fielding, hitting off a batting tee, overall control of the ball in all aspects of play, and the overall constitution of the player when it comes to being aware, ready, and following coaching direction.
Players should be dressed to work out, wearing a ball cap, have a fielding glove, water bottle, and optionally a bat. At check-in, players will be issued a number which should be pinned to the back of their shirt by a parent. Players may warm up by playing catch with other players, but be ready and attentive to instructions.
Players are requested to attend their age appropriate time slot regardless of previous experience. Players that evaluate at the top of their age range will have first consideration to moving up a level if a roster spot exists, or if additional players are needed for a specific game due to absence. This process will allow for a better evaluation of player skill in comparison to their peers to create balanced and competitive teams for the 2019 season.
A player that appears after their scheduled time, or not at all, may not be permitted to work out and will be rostered based on past coaches evaluation.
Any players interested in baseball in 2019 should be signed up and plan to attend the evaluations if at all possible. While late registrants will be placed on a team, it may not be the ideal placement for the player. League rules and scheduling requires that we submit our teams soon after the evaluations and can not be altered significantly after that date.
Bolton Tournament Teams will be determined based largely on the performance of the players during the season. Those players who show good solid baseball skills and attitude through the season will receive top consideration for slots on the post season tournament teams. More information regarding Tournament Play will come during the season and there may be an invitational tryout for the Tournament Teams near the end of the regular season.
Bolton Youth Baseball and Softball (BYBS) Board of Directors.
Baseball Clinic – Saturday March 17th, 2018 Saturday, March 3rd, 2018
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!
The link will bring you to a video regarding the upcoming bat standard changes beginign 1/1/2018 (USA Baseball Update). If your child's bat does not comply with the new bat standrads from USA Baseball, your child will NOT be allowed to use the bat in practices or games.