Wayland Little League Baseball
Wayland Little League baseball is open to all Wayland resident boys and girls in grades K - 9.
The baseball program is split into age appropriate groups consisting of:
- Instructional - Grades K-1
- AAA - Instructional - Grade 2
- Minor League - Grades 3-4
- Major League - Grade 4-6
- Patriot League - Grade 7
- Minuteman Babe Ruth League - Grades 7-9
Baseball Leagues and programs are run year round - so there is always something going on at Wayland Little League for players who want keep involved. We offer the following programs
- Spring Leagues
- Summer Leagues
- Fall Ball Leagues
- Winter Baseball Clinics.
Scroll down for more information on each league and program.
To sign up for any of the leagues or programs check out the "Register" option on the menu bar
Instructional Grades K - 1
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, does put 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! Please contact our Instructional League commissioners with any questions, or if you are able to assist during the Tuesday/Thursday spring sessions.
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 - Instructional - Grade 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 regardless
In addition to receiving instruction in all aspects of the game from Frozen Ropes instructors and volunteers 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.
Major League - 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
We are excited to announce inter-league play with the town of Weston. To add an extra dimension of competition Wayland major league teams will play games on Friday nights against the Weston Little League teams. Two games will be played at Bouchard Park in Weston and two games at Cochituate Field in Wayland each Friday during the spring 2015 season.
The Wayland major league champions will play the Weston Major league champions for a cross-town title.
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. Prior to the All Star game, a home run derby will be held for players elected to participate in this fun competition.
Note – LL age 12 year old 7th graders are eligible to play Major League if they opt NOT to participate in Patriot or Minuteman.
Minuteman League - Grades 7 - 9
The Minuteman 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 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 Minuteman 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.
The 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.
The Minuteman leagues is a league made up of players from Grades, 7th, 8th and 9thgraders providing more competitive experience for players. Teams from the towns of Maynard, Stow and Bolton compete in the Minuteman Babe Ruth, Towns competing in this league are: Maynard / Stow, Sudbury,Weston, Wayland, Westford, Concord/Carlisle, Acton/Boxboro Bolton, Ayer/Shirley, Groton, Chelmsford, Littleton.