Throughout the year you will find baseball and softball being played in Wayland. Our goal is to provide baseball and softball programs year round that includes a wide variety of activities involving various levels of competition that will insure that every child has a rewarding experience, while enhancing their baseball and softball skills.
Wayland Little League strives to provide a positive competitive environment with emphasis on teaching the fundamentals of the game. Sportsmanship, teamwork, safety and lots of fun are the main aims of all of our programs and are stressed throughout each practice session, game and other events.
Our popular baseball programs provides the boys and girls of Wayland various learning opportunities, competitions, leagues and other events. Our programs are open to all Wayland resident boys and girls in grades Kindergarten through 9th grade and all levels are open to new and experienced players alike.
Baseball Leagues and programs run year round, so there is always something going on at Wayland baseball for those players who want keep playing and practicing their skills.
Players can sign up for a number of events including:
- Spring Leagues
- Summer Leagues
- Fall Ball Leagues
- Winter Baseball Clinics.
The baseball program a progressive one and is designed to introduce our youngest players in Kindergarten to the sport of baseball. As players progress through the program, the program introduces new new aspects of the game and elements which look to build on previous experience and introduce challenges.
The 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
- Babe Ruth League - Grades 7-9
The Kindergarten through 2nd Grade program has been designed and run specifically for Wayland Baseball by the professionals at Frozen Ropes. The focus is on introducing the fundamentals of the game and introducing fun game play using their newly found skills. Game play is introduced and sessions are run by parent coaches in conjunction with Frozen Ropes staff.
As players progress into 3 and 4th grade, town inter-team league play is introduced with the Walyand minor league program. The minor league adds a new dimension of game and team play, with regularly scheduled games throughout the spring season. Players in the minor league have the opportunity to play in a "American league vs National League" All Star game. This is popular event, and is a fun night for all players, friends and family to enjoy
Players in the 5th and 6th grade play in the major league, which continues to build on previous experience and continue teach baseball in a competitive game environment with a focus on developing our kids into good all round athletes and sportsman.
Players in the major league have the opportunity to play in a "American league vs National League" All Star game. In addition major league players have the opportunity to participate in a home run derby "slug-fest" prior to the all star game. This is an ever popular event, and we welcome all players, friends and family to come and enjoy the events.
The major league introduces inter town play to add an extra dimension of competition. Wayland major league teams play games on Friday nights against the Weston Little League teams. The Wayland major league champions will play the Weston Major league champions for a cross-town title.
Our older "senior" players join a Wayland team that plays in the Babe Ruth Minuteman league. The Minuteman Babe Ruth leagues is a league made up of players from Grades, 7th, 8th and 9th graders providing more competitive experience for players and involves inter-town play.
Towns competing in this league are:
Maynard / Stow,