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
The instructional programs and clinics for all leagues are developed by Frozen Ropes with emphasis on skill development necessary to enhance baseball knowledge and skills.
Program will incorporate combination of fast paced drills using various stations. Drills will be lead by Frozen Ropes instructors with assistance from parent coaches and volunteers. Instructional programs will be supplemented with controlled scrimmages to develop game situations and learning.
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, puts 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! Practices / games are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays 6pm - 7:30pm, if you are able to assist during the spring sessions. please contact our Instructional League commissioner
with any questions.
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!
AAA League Baseball. Grades 2
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. The program is open to all players in second grade.
In addition to receiving instruction in all aspects of the game from both professional and volunteer coaches 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.
To maximize the learning process and to ensure that maximum benefit is achieved by the players, this program features a mix of of T-ball and coach pitch. 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 season is nine weeks long and begins in April
Practices / games are held on Tuesday and Thursday 6pm - 7:30pmÃƒ¢€‹
For more information or if you have any questions regarding this program contact
Minor League Baseball. Grades 3 & 4
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 team coaches with assistance from assistant parent coaches and volunteers.
All Grade 3 players will play in the minor league.
Players 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.
Note: Grade 4 players may play in the minor league or the major league depending on evalutions
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.
Major League Baseball. Grades 5 & 6
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 Frozen Ropes instructors with assistance from parent coaches and volunteers.
Competitive games are played with umpires, playoffs and championship
All Grade 5 players will play in the minor league.
Players will be placed onto teams as part of a draft process that is held shortly before the season begins.
Following a successful 2016 major inter-town division competition we are looking to continue this exciting competition with the Weston Little League teams. Subject to confirmation, this inter-town league adds an extra dimension of competition for Wayland major league teams with games being played on Friday nights against the Weston.
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.
Games will be played on Monday, Wednesday and Friday nights.
Practices will be scheduled as deemed necessary during the pre-season and regular spring season.
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.
Babe Ruth League Baseball. Grades 7 - 9
The Babe Ruth Baseball program, is a competitive baseball league that teaches skills, mental and physical development, with the aims of teaching respect for the rules of the game, and basic ideals of sportsmanship and fair play.
In all aspects the Babe Ruth League is committed to providing all participants the very best educational, sports experience possible.
It is a fundamental belief that every child with a desire to play baseball be afforded that opportunity.
The Babe Ruth League, Inc. programs above all, are of, by and for youth. Its mission is to make better citizens through proper supervision of regulation competitive baseball and softball in addition to promoting mental and physical development. Ã¢€‹
The Babe Ruth league program provides players with more competitive experience for players.
This is a combined league of 7th 8th and 9th graders
Wayland Little League will partner with neighboring towns to participate in a local Babe Ruth league for grades 7-9.
Players will be placed on a Wayland team based upon skill, experience and age.
Older more developed players will supplement their middle school and high school programs on their team against similar players from neighboring towns.
Games for this group will be scheduled to accommodate Middle School and High School schedules.
Younger players in need of continued development and new to the big league diamond will participate in team against players of similar skill and experience from neighboring towns. Activities for this group will include more practice and games during the week.
Note – LL age 12 years old 7th graders are eligible to play Major League if they opt NOT to participate in Patriot or Babe Ruth.
Wayland Little League Scholarship Program
Wayland Little League (WLL) is committed to promoting baseball and softball in our local community and believes all children in our community should have the opportunity to participate in our programs. Wayland Little League will not deny any child a chance to play baseball or softball due to financial hardship. Full or partial scholarships are available.
If you wish apply for a Wayland Little League scholarship please click hereto complete a scholarship request.
All scholarship applications requests are confidential.