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Cal Ripken Basbell

 

Bolton Youth Baseball has been a chartered member of Cal Ripken Baseball, since the season of 2016. Our Cal Ripken Charter divisions are our Minor League Division, our Major 60 and our Major 70 League Division.  These divisions serve kids 8-12 years old and provide a competitive playing environment. Games are played against the nearby towns of Harvard, Bolton, Shirley, Ayer, Littleton, Groton, Pepperell, Dunstable, and Ashby/Townsend.

 

Minors Baseball:  

Recommended for ballplayers ages 8-10. Players build and refine their fundamental skills while beginning to understand game strategy and teamwork. In most regions, participants first experience post-season tournament competition in this level, leading to the 10 Year-Old World Series. Teams will play in town as well as an away game in a nearby town each week Games are typically 4-6 innings and played two times per week with practices additional.  Additional practices and/or make-up games are occasionally scheduled, but make-up games are not required. Hardballs are used.

Note: A higher level of commitment is expected at the Rookie level.

 

Ages: typically 9 and 10 (as of yearly League Age of 4/30). 
Tryout - Yes



Major League 60 Baseball

Major League baseball is for higher skill level players and is more competitive than Minor League with standings and playoffs.  Features a 46' pitching distance and 60' base paths. Special base running rules are also in effect. This division includes a tournament trail from District competition through the World Series. 

Games are six innings and played two to three times per week with practices also. Additional practices and/or make-up games should be expected. Hardballs are used.

 
Ages: typically 9 to 12 years old 
Tryout - Yes
 
Major League 70 Baseball

Major League baseball is for highest skill level players and is more competitive than Majors 60 with standings and playoffs.  Featuring a 50' pitching distance and 70' base paths, this division is offered as an option to the major division format, and includes a tournament trail from District competition through the World Series in Aberdeen, Maryland at the Ripken Baseball Complex featuring 8 International Champions. 

Games are six innings and played two to three times per week with practices also. Additional practices and/or make-up games should be expected. Hardballs are used.

 
Ages: typically 11 to 12 years old 
Tryout - Yes
Bolton Little League Baseball
Bolton Little League Baseball

Minors Baseball:

Minors' baseball is an entry level to organized competitive baseball. Kids pitch in this league with continuous batting orders and required substitutions. Games are played against the neighboring towns of Lancaster, Harvard, and Berlin (some out-of-town games). Games are typically six innings and played two times per week with Saturday practices. Additional practices and/or make-up games are occasionally scheduled, make-up games are not required. Hardballs are used.

 Note: A high level of commitment is expected at the Minor League level.
 
Ages: typically 9 to 12 years old (as of yearly League Age of 4/30). However, 8-year old players may be included in this league to fill a limited number of roster spots. 
Tryout - Yes
 
Majors Baseball:
Majors' baseball is for high skill level players and is more competitive than the Minor League. There are limited substitution requirements. Each player must be in the field a minimum of six defensive outs per game and have at least one turn at bat. Games are played against the neighboring towns of Lancaster, Harvard, and Berlin (some out-of-town games). Games are six innings and played two times per week with Saturday practices. Additional practices and/or make-up games should be expected. Hardballs are used.
 
Note: A high level of commitment is expected at the Majors League level.
 
Ages: typically 11 to 12 years old (as of yearly League Age of 4/30). However, 10-year old players may be included in this league to fill a limited number of roster spots.   
Tryout - Yes

Minors Baseball:

Minors' baseball is an entry level to organized competitive baseball. Kids pitch in this league with continuous batting orders and required substitutions. Games are played against the neighboring towns of Lancaster, Harvard, and Berlin (some out-of-town games). Games are typically six innings and played two times per week with Saturday practices. Additional practices and/or make-up games are occasionally scheduled, make-up games are not required. Hardballs are used.

 Note: A high level of commitment is expected at the Minor League level.
 
Ages: typically 9 to 12 years old (as of yearly League Age of 4/30). However, 8-year old players may be included in this league to fill a limited number of roster spots. 
Tryout - Yes
 
Majors Baseball:
Majors' baseball is for high skill level players and is more competitive than the Minor League. There are limited substitution requirements. Each player must be in the field a minimum of six defensive outs per game and have at least one turn at bat. Games are played against the neighboring towns of Lancaster, Harvard, and Berlin (some out-of-town games). Games are six innings and played two times per week with Saturday practices. Additional practices and/or make-up games should be expected. Hardballs are used.
 
Note: A high level of commitment is expected at the Majors League level.
 
Ages: typically 11 to 12 years old (as of yearly League Age of 4/30). However, 10-year old players may be included in this league to fill a limited number of roster spots.   
Tryout - Yes

Minors Baseball:

Minors' baseball is an entry level to organized competitive baseball. Kids pitch in this league with continuous batting orders and required substitutions. Games are played against the neighboring towns of Lancaster, Harvard, and Berlin (some out-of-town games). Games are typically six innings and played two times per week with Saturday practices. Additional practices and/or make-up games are occasionally scheduled, make-up games are not required. Hardballs are used.

 Note: A high level of commitment is expected at the Minor League level.
 
Ages: typically 9 to 12 years old (as of yearly League Age of 4/30). However, 8-year old players may be included in this league to fill a limited number of roster spots. 
Tryout - Yes
 
Majors Baseball:
Majors' baseball is for high skill level players and is more competitive than the Minor League. There are limited substitution requirements. Each player must be in the field a minimum of six defensive outs per game and have at least one turn at bat. Games are played against the neighboring towns of Lancaster, Harvard, and Berlin (some out-of-town games). Games are six innings and played two times per week with Saturday practices. Additional practices and/or make-up games should be expected. Hardballs are used.
 
Note: A high level of commitment is expected at the Majors League level.
 
Ages: typically 11 to 12 years old (as of yearly League Age of 4/30). However, 10-year old players may be included in this league to fill a limited number of roster spots.   
Tryout - Yes