There will be no large tryout due to Covid 19 for Minors/Majors players. New players will be assigned to a team practice where they will be evaluated by a coach. We will assign new players to teams as they are evaluated. Central will continue to be flexible and work with parents to find the best level and situation for each player.
We’re asking every player at every level to bring their own glove, helmet and bat to each session. We understand that purchasing equipment for growing kids can be expensive. The league has a limited number of brand new basic helmets that we are selling at a reduced fee ($10). The league also has a limited number of league bats and helmets that we are tagging and sanitizing which will be available to loan out for the entire season. Please respond to this email if you are interested in either of those options. Also, please don’t worry if you don’t have a helmet or bat for your first session, there will be plenty of drills to be done other than hitting. If you are interested in purchasing/borrowing, or have questions about equipment please fill out our Equipment Survey
Preseason Practice Schedule April 10-May 1
We're asking coaches to follow the weekly game schedule meaning majors will practice either Tuesday or Friday while minors teams will practice on Monday, Wednesday, or Thursday. In addition to the weekday practice, each team has the option to hold additional practices on Saturdays and/or Sundays. Actual practice times will be set by the coaches
Game Rule Modifications
Game Schedule May 1-June 13
Farm will be run a bit differently this spring. Here are the general session guidelines. Things may change as we find out what works best, but the general plan will be the following.
Farm Schedule April 24-June 12
Example Farm Session
1. Will my child need his/her own helmet, bat and glove?
Eventually, our goal is to have each player have their own helmet, bat and glove. We have a good number of league bats and helmets that can be loaned out for the entire season. We also have $10 basic helmets available for purchase through the league. If interested, please fill out the Equipment Survey.
2. Should my player be in Farm A or Farm B?
Farm A(5-6 years old) and Farm B (6-8 years old) sessions are run almost identically. The age ranges are suggestions and a lot will depend on your player's experience level. After getting the feel for the sessions, please see a coach if you'd like to switch levels for your player. Please note, Farm B is close to capacity there is a possibility we won't be able to grant all requests.
3. What should I bring to the our first session?
4. What do I do when I arrive at the field?
Please look for the parent volunteer with the clipboard who will be checking everyone in. We will have cones set up for people to stand in line. If you have belongings, we'll be asking everyone to place/hang them at one of the fence posts around the field.
5. What do I do at the end of practice?
Following city guidelines, there is a 30 minute buffer between practices. We are asking families are to leave the field within 10 minutes from the end of practice to allow room for the next groups coming in. The city is also asking that families not gather after practices at the playgrounds.
6. Is there an app that can help us?
Yes! Central uses the sports engine app. After installing, search for "central baseball farm" and add your team Farm A or Farm B. If practices get cancelled due to weather this will be the easiest way to notify you. If you are able to RSVP for the sessions, it will help the coaches better prepare the session for the numbers expected.
Please Note: Due to the ongoing pandemic, there will be changes to many aspects of the baseball experience from limited spectating, mandatory mask wearing, and no dugouts to keep social distance to possible games rules modifications. While our goal is to run a normal as possible season, we appreciate your patience and understanding in regards to these changes.
You can find our preliminary field rules in the document below. We are continuing to work with the city and our members to refine these rules.
Central Cambridge Youth Baseball is happy to announce registration is open for the 2021 Spring Season! Currently, city guidance is targeting April 10th for the start of practices and scrimmages and May 1st for the start of competitive games. CCYB will continue to follow city guidance and work diligently to provide a safe and fun baseball season for our players and families.
There will be four divisions this spring:
Central plays mainly on Lindstrom and Magazine Beach Fields