It's with a heavy heart that I am reaching out today, as yesterday our basebeall family tragically lost not only one of its board members and coaches but a great friend, Erik Neenan. We are asking not only as a baseball family but a community in Lynnfield to show Katie, Emma, Jack and Devon our love and support as they will need a strong village to help them through this difficult time. A "Go Fund Me" page has been established for the Neenan Family. Please click HEREto learn more. Any support would be appreciated.
If anyone new Erik he loved being part of youth athletics and helping in any way he could. Not only in supporting is own children but any kid or team that needed it. He will be missed. Our sincere condolenses go out to the Neenan Family.
Lynnfield Baseball uses a modified version of Little League International's age based rule for division of play for the spring season. The age based division of play will incorporate the Little League International age chart. (See Little League International Age Chart in the Document Section on the website or on the Main Page)
League Age for the upcoming season:
Junior Big Diamond (1 Team)
Please note: Although you may see an overlap of ages in different divisions, your child will be placed in the appropriate division decided by the Board and Managers based on the child's ability to play within that division.
In order to create parity in the team selection process, all players League Age 8 thru 12 (excluding those who played in the Major Division the prior year as they will automatically be placed in Majors again) must attend a tryout. Failure to attend a tryout will result in the player being placed in lowest Division based on their league age in which they are eligible.
Big Diamond Division will hold their player selection process. All 14 -16 Year old players will be placed in Big Diamond Division. League age 13's are eligible if they choose not to play 50/70 baseball.
Junior Big Diamond Division will hold their player selection process. All 13 & 14 Year old players will tryout for 1 team to play in a crosstown league. Players not selected will be placed in the Big Diamond Division.
50/70 Division (intermediate Baseball) will hold their player selection process. All 13 Year old players will be placed on a team to play in cross town division. Some 12 year old interested in playing 50/70 can be rostered on these teams as well as their major division team.
Major League Division will hold their player selection process. At this draft, all League Age 12 year olds will automatically make the Major League as this is a rule from Little League International, which Lynnfield Baseball operates under for its spring season. The managers will then fill out their rosters with any league age 11 or 10 year olds that they select. Once the Major draft is completed......
.....The Triple A Division will hold their player selection process. Any league age 11 & 10 year old that did not get selected for the Majors will automatically be selected to a team in the Triple A division through a player selection process. Any 9 year old that is capable of playing in Triple A will be selected to round out the rosters spots. (Let's say Triple A needs 72 players in order to have 6 teams of 12 per team. Let's also assume there are only 65 who are league age 11 & 10. This means the Triple A Division needs 7 more players to get to 72. Provided that the Board and managers feel as though seven 9-year old players are capable of playing in Triple A, then those seven kids would be selected to a Triple A teams to fill out the roster spots). Once this draft is completed......
......The Double A Division will hold their player selection process. Any league age 9 year old that did not make the Triple A Division, will automatically be placed in the Double A Division. Any league age 8 and 7 year old that that is capable of playing in the Double A will be selected to round out the rosters spots as described in the Triple A section. League Age 7 can play in this division as long as they have played one year of Single A. Once this draft is completed.....
.....The Single A Division will hold their player selection process. Any league age 8 year old that did not make the Double A Division will automatically be placed in the Single A Division along with all league age 7 year olds. League Age 6 can play in this division as long as they have played one year of Tee Ball
.....Tee Ball Division will hold their player selection process. All league age 4 - 6 year old players will be placed into the Tee Ball Division.
If you have any questions on this process please email email@example.com.
To use the sport of baseball to help all the young players develop positive character traits and values that will aid success in the rest of their lives. Through proper guidance and exemplary leadership, the Lynnfield Baseball League program assists youth in developing the qualities of citizenship, discipline, teamwork and physical well-being. By espousing the virtues of character, courage and loyalty, the Lynnfield Baseball program is designed to develop superior citizens rather than superior athletes.
Pledge beyond our mission
Lynnfield Baseball League aspires to be an outstanding educational-athletic organization that provides a high-quality experience, in which every athlete:
• Is coached using the 3 principles of a Double-Goal Coached model:
1. Redefining ‘winner’
2. Filling emotional tanks
3. Honoring the game
(These principles are explained in the "Hey Coach" section, click the tab).
• Has fun playing the game.
• Feels like an important part of the team regardless of performance.
• Learns "life lessons" that have value beyond the playing field.
• Learns the skills, tactics and strategies of the game and improves as a player.
Lynnfield Baseball League recognizes coaches most directly make this possible, so they will be provided with the tools to succeed as Double-Goaled Coaches. We are committed to creating a culture in which coaches, parents, fans, umpires and athletes work together to achieve this goal.
"Associate with those who help you believe in yourself. "
~ Brooks Robinson