League Descriptions

Summer Travel Baseball and Softball


The Summer Travel program is a more competitive level of play for players ages 8-15 for baseball and 8-18 for softball. Teams play against towns around the South Shore from late June through early August. There are typically 2 games per week although that can vary among specific leagues. Games are typically scheduled for Monday-Friday. Most age groups also play in a weekend tournament. Practices are at least once a week and are scheduled at the discretion of the coaching staff. 

Summer Travel team construction is much different than during our spring season.  In the spring every player is guaranteed a spot on a team. We also strive to balance the teams for a more competitive season by conducting a draft in Minors, Majors, and Juniors. For softball the teams are balanced in all three spring softball divisions. SLL will work follow a given Summer League's age and eligibility rules when entering a team. SLL's goal is to find a Summer Travel team for every interested player. However, given registration numbers, it is not always possible.

The Summer Travel teams require a higher degree of commitment and teams place a greater emphasis on winning (relative to spring). To that end, playing time can be uneven. By signing up for Summer Travel, you agree to that understanding.


Overall, when both practices and games are included, summer travel baseball is a relatively intensive program. Recognizing that this is the vacation season, we do make modest allowances for family vacations without jeopardizing a player’s roster spot.  However, the commitment to the team is a significant one. Longer vacations should be reserved for later in August when the season has ended. Parents and players are asked to be realistic about the significance of this commitment. This is especially important for Little League International baseball tournaments that have strict roster requirements. 


Any questions regarding the commitment level can be directed to president@scituatelittleleague.org


Summer Travel Baseball Information


Little League International Tournaments

Little League International Tournament Eligibility 


After the spring regular season Little League International conducts 6 baseball tournaments. 


  • 8- to 10-Year-Old Division Tournament (SLL 10 year old players are typically selected)
  • 9- to 11-Year-Old Division Tournament (SLL 11 year old players are typically selected)
  • Little League Baseball Tournament (SLL 12 year old players are typically selected)
  • Intermediate (50-70) Division (SLL 13 year old players are typically selected) 
  • Junior League Tournament (typically 13 and 14 year old players are typically selected)
  • Senior League Tournaments (typically 15 year old players are typically selected)


District 8 could start as early as June 20th depending on the number of teams participating at each level of play.  Games will be scheduled for July 5th, 6th, and 7th.


Eight year old baseball players


Scituate Little League eight year old players participate in the Friendship League. Depending on the level of interest one team or two equal teams will be formed. 


The Friendship League is a long established Eastern Massachusetts summer travel baseball league specially designed for eight year old baseball players to help them develop their baseball skills and to introduce young players, their managers, coaches and families to Summer Travel Baseball in a competitive, but friendly, environment. Over 60 teams (between the East Conference based out of Braintree and West Conference based out of Foxboro) participated in the League. 


Team rosters must consist of 12-15 players. Teams play 8 regular season games against surrounding towns starting June 21st or June 22nd.  Scituate will have 4 home games and 4 away games.  Scituate is in the East Conference and plays against teams from the South Shore.  


  • Divisions will be organized on a M/W or Tu/Th schedule. A weekend game my be necessary to avoid scheduling games on or around July 4th.
  • Semi-finals are the typically the last full week of July and the championship is the week after.
  • Make-up games may need to be held on a weekend.
  • Practices will be once or twice a week. If games are M/W then practice will be T/Th and vice versa.


All teams qualify for the playoffs. The format will be single elimination: (subject to change based upon the number of teams and divisions.) Playoff games may be played on a weekend based on the number of teams. 


Nine to twelve year old baseball players


There are three summer baseball leagues on the South Shore, Suburban Youth Baseball League, District 8 Summer Baseball League, and South River Baseball League. Depending on the level of interest one or two teams will be formed per age group. If there are enough players who register in a particular age group to form a third team SLL will evaluate combining two age groups to form a team third team for a particular age group. 


Leagues typically schedule 10 regular season games and conduct a playoff. Leagues make every attempt to avoid games on Saturday and Sunday, however make ups due to weather may require some games to be played on the weekend. 


Suburban Youth Baseball League 


Consists of teams from the South Shore and is the highest level of competition during the summer baseball season. There are 4 age groups (9, 10, 11, and 12) and two leagues (A & B). The A league uses Cal Ripken age and Little League age depending on a towns affiliation. The B league will go by Little League age. Both program affiliations may play against each other during the regular season. The two programs will each have their own playoff tournament.


Important Dates

June 24--’A’ 10 and 9 and ‘B’ League 12-11-10-9 season starts
July 11--’A’ League 12 and 11 will start season.
July 27 thru August 2--’A’ League10-9 and ‘B’ League 12-11-10-9 playoffs
July 29 thru August 2--’A’ League 12-11 Playoffs



District 8 Summer Baseball League


The District 8 summer baseball league is administered by volunteer representatives from our Little League District. Only Little League chartered towns (14) in District 8 can play in the summer league. There are four age groups, 9, 10, 11, and 12. Teams play 10 regular season games plus playoffs.  


Important dates

Games are scheduled around the Little League tournament schedule for 10, 11, and 12.  

Playoffs week of July 31st


South River Baseball League

Last year Divisions were broken down as Follows.
Evan Tanguay - 8 year old and 9 year old
Minor Division - 9-10 Year old players
Richard Gallagher - 11 year old - 12 year old
Major Division - 12 year old 46/60 fields
Shaun Gallagher (50/70)
11-12 B

Important Dates

The season will begin July 8th and end on August 4. Each team makes the playoffs, which will be the week of August 5-11. 


Weekend tournament

SLL has one team entered in the Sandwich Summer Blast tournament during the following dates.

  • 9A June 27- 30 
  • 10A July 11- 14 
  • 11A July 18- 21
  • 12A July 25- 28
  • 11B August 1- 4


Sandwich Summer Blast Tournaments are open to town teams from programs with Little League or Cal Ripken affiliations only. 


SLL will work with the coaching staff of each summer team not entered into the Sandwich Summer Blast to try to find another weekend tournament.


13 to 15 year old baseball players

There are two summer baseball leagues for 13, 14, and 15 year old players.  If there are enough players who register in a particular age group to form a team SLL will evaluate combining two age groups to form a team for a particular age group. 

Metro South Baseball

Consists of divisions for 13, 14, and 15 year old teams. Each team plays 12 regular season games. Each team makes the playoffs. The 13 and 14 year old divisions have an A and B league.

Important Dates

Summer A Division tentatively scheduled to start on Week of July 7th, 2024

Summer B Division tentatively scheduled to start on Week of June 23rd, 2024



South River Baseball League


Typically, South River consists of the following two divisions, but it will ultimately depend on interest and enrollment. Teams play on 60/90 diamonds.

Junior Division - 13
Senior Division - 14-15


Important Dates

The season will begin July 8th and end on August 4. Each team makes the playoffs, which will be the week of August 5-11. 


Summer Travel Softball Information


Scituate participates in the South Shore Softball League for 10-18U, as well as in the South Shore Coastal Girls Softball League for 8-10 year olds (rising 3rd and 4th graders). For SSSL, teams play 10 regular season games (2 games a week) and must qualify for the playoffs.  

The SSSL consists of 4 age groups, (as determined by USA Softball age determination. Age is however old your daughter was on August 31, 2023):

  • 10u – Players that are Softball ages 8-9-10 (mostly girls currently in 3rd-5th grades)
  • 12u – Players that are Softball ages 11 & 12 (mostly girls currently in 6th-7th grades)
  • 14u – Players that are Softball ages 13 & 14 (mostly girls currently in 8th-9th grades)
  • 18u – Players that are Softball ages 15-16-17-18** (10th grade+)

** College players are NOT eligible

NOTE Re: 10u: Depending on numbers, we will have three teams: A/B comprised primarily of current 4th/5th graders, will play in 100% kid-pitch divisions. Current 3rd graders can enroll a team in the C division, which is a hybrid of kid and coach-pitch. This level is suggested for kids who are comfortable with the basic rules of softball and are looking to play in a more competitive league (e.g., umpires, called strikeouts, etc.). For current 2nd/3rd graders who are looking for a less competitive summer experience, we will continue to play in the same league we play in during the Spring. Games are typically 1x/ week and have more relaxed rules.

The number and composition of teams that Scituate enters at each age and skill level will depend on registration numbers.

Evaluations will be held Saturday, May 18th at SHS. 

Evaluations will be conducted by coaches outside of that specific division (eg A d3 coach will conduct the 10U evaluations, a D2 coach will conduct the 18U evaluations, etc). In addition to in person evaluations, Spring coaches will be providing mid-season evaluations.

  • 9:00am - 10:30am: 10u
  • 10:30am - 12noon: 12u
  • 3:00pm - 4:30pm: 14u
  • 4:30pm - 6:00pm: 18U

Important Dates 

  • SSSL Teams will play 10 games, 2 per week. The exception being when July 3rd and/or July 4th falls on a Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday. 
  • SSSL Playoffs will be held at the conclusion of the regular season, usually the last week of July/early August.
  • 10u & 14u Divisions will play on Tuesday & Thursday Nights.
  • 12u & 18u Divisions will play on Mondays & Wednesday Nights.
  • Game times are 6:00pm, unless mutually agreed upon by both teams to start earlier or play under lights.

Weekend Tournament

SLL 10u, 12u, and 14u softball teams enter the Marshfield Beach Blast tournament the weekend of July 14-16. 


D1  Summer softball 

D1 players (current 2nd and 3rd grade) who are not part of the 10u team are eligible to play in the D1 Summer Softball League. Games are once a week, and typically play Cohasset, Hingham, and Norwell. It is a continuation of the spring league structure. 


Summer Town Baseball and Softball


The Summer Town program allows players to continue to develop skills and play games versus their peers in a relaxed atmosphere. The program is entirely volunteer run and we will need multiple volunteers per age group to maximize skill development and oversee the games.


Last summer SLL had separate summer programs for 5u, 6u, 7u, and 8u during the week for 90 minutes. Each age typically had one event per week.  The 9u-12u players combined to have a practice/game once a week.


With the creation of K-1st grade softball this season we are hoping to separate the K and 1st graders in the summer.  This will allow 1st graders to learn what playing in D1 (2nd-3rd grade Spring program) is like and play games.  For girls finishing K they will continue to develop skills and play games.  One event per week is the plan for these age groups. 

If you are interested in volunteering to coach Summer Town Baseball please email president@scituatelittleleague.org.