Baseball at Greenbush Field 5:45-7:15pm Starting Sept 11 through Oct 26th $50 a player
Monday: Rising 9 year old (birthday 9/1/14-8/31/15)
Tuesday: Rising 6 & Rising 7 year old (birthday 9/1/18-8/31/17)
Wednesday: Rising 8 year old (birthday 9/1/15-8/31/16)
Thursday: Rising 10-12 year old (birthday 9/1/11-8/31/14)
Softball at Cudworth Fields Sunday morning Starting Sept 10 through Oct 29th. $50 a player.
Clinics are organized by 2023-2024 school year grade. These are the same groups they will play with during the Spring of 2024.
Clinics will be 75 minutes
10:00-11:15- Either K-1st or 2nd-3rd and 4th-5th grade
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 softball divisions. SLL's goal is to find a Summer Travel team for every interested player. However, given the 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.
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Summer Travel Baseball Information
After the spring regular season Little League International conducts 6 baseball tournaments.
- 8- to 10-Year-Old Division Tournament (10 year old players can be selected)
- 9- to 11-Year-Old Division Tournament (11 year old players can be selected)
- Little League Baseball Tournament (12 year old players can be selected)
- Intermediate (50-70) Division
- Junior League Tournament (typically 13 and 14 year old players are selected)
- Senior League Tournaments (typically 15 and 16 year old players are selected)
In 2023 Scituate Little League will participate in 8-10, 9-11, and Little League tournaments.
The objective of the 8-10-Year-Old Division and 9-11-Year-Old Division Tournament is to provide eight-, nine-, and ten-year-old players, and nine-, ten-, and eleven-year-old players, the opportunity to participate in a baseball tournament at the District, Sectional, and State levels at the conclusion of the regular season.
The Little League (Major) Division is an international tournament for eligible 10-12 year old players. Teams who win their State level compete in Regional tournaments. The culmination of the tournament is a trip to Williamsport, PA for the Little League World Series.
The District 8 tournament for each Division may start around June 21, 2023.
The tentative dates for the District 8 championships are July 7 for 8-10 and 9-11 with July 13 for Little League.
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.
- No games will be scheduled on July 3rd or 4th. That week's games are on July 5 and July 6
- Semi-finals are the week of July 24th the championship is the week of July 31st
- 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. Typically the A team within an age group will elect to play in Suburban or District 8. If the A team within an age group elects to play in Suburban the B team within an age group can choose between District 8 and South River. If an A team plays in District 8 the B team can elect to play in District 8 B division or South River.
All three leagues 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.
June 26--’A’ 11, 10 and 9 and ‘B’ League 12-11-10-9 season starts
July 11--’A’ League 12 season starts
July 29 thru August 3--’A’ League 10-9 and ‘B’ League 12-11-10-9 playoffs
August 5 thru August 10--’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.
Games are scheduled around the Little League tournament schedule
Tentative start date is the week of June 26th
Playoffs week of July 31st
South River consists of five divisions for 9 year old players to 12 year old players. Some divisions allow ages to be combined to form a team. For example, the 11 year old division will allow some 12 year old players to play on the team.
The season will begin after July 4th and run through the month of July. Each Team will make the playoffs which will begin Monday July 31 with Final games scheduled for the weekend of August 5-6.
SLL has one team entered in the Sandwich Summer Blast tournament during the following dates.
- 9A July 6th to July 9th
- 10A July 13th to July 16th
- 11A July 20th to July 23rd
- 12A July 27th to July 30th
- 11B Aug 3rd to Aug 6th
- 12B Aug 3rd to Aug 6th
Sandwich Summer Blast Tournaments are open to town teams from programs with Little League or Cal Ripken affiliations only.
If there are multiple teams for 9u and 10u SLL will work with the coaching staff of each team to try to find another weekend tournament for each team.
13 to 15 year old baseball players
There are two summer baseball leagues for 13, 14, and 15 year old players.
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.
The 13's and 15’s will play on Monday, Wednesday and Fridays. The 14's will be scheduled on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday-nights.
Games start the week of June 26th. Playoffs are in early August.
Typically, South River consists of the following two divisions, but it will ultimately depend on interest and enrollment
- Senior Division - 14-15 year old players
- Junior Division - 13 Year old Players
The season will begin after July 4th and run through the month of July. Each Team will make the playoffs which will begin Monday July 31 with Final games scheduled for the weekend of August 5-6.
Summer Travel Softball Information
Scituate participates in the South Shore Softball League. 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 ASA Softball age determination):
- 10u – Players that are Softball ages 8-9-10
- 12u – Players that are Softball ages 11 & 12
- 14u – Players that are Softball ages 13 & 14
- 18u – Players that are Softball ages 15-16-17-18**
** College players are NOT eligible
10u will have a 10A team (kid-pitch team) as well as a 10B team (modified coach pitch)
An A and B division may be formed within each age group by South Shore Softball League. Whether Scituate enters and A and B team will depend on registration numbers and the teams ability to compete at a certain level.
For younger players (rising 3rd and 4th graders) that do not wish to compete on a 10U team, we will be offering a Summer D1 program. Summer D1 teams play once or twice a week. It is modified coach pitch, with no umpires, and no playoffs. It is a less competitive alternative to the SSSL league.
- 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.
- 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.
SLL 10u, 12u, and 14u softball teams enter the Marshfield Beach Blast tournament the weekend of July 14-16.
D1 Summer softball
D1 players (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 or twice a week versus surrounding towns. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
The spring season for both baseball and softball will in April and run through mid/late June. Specific start dates and end dates will differ based on division.
NOTE: Ages below refer to "Little League Age", which is defined as the age a player will turn on or before August 31st. E.g., a child who is 6 but turns 7 on August 15th is a "Little League 7YO" and eligible for Jr. Farm. Little League International provides an Age Calculator you may use to determine your child's little league age.
Tee Ball is often a family's introduction to baseball/softball. The program combines practices and games to introduce 5-year old children to the fundamentals of baseball/softball. SLL uses an adjusted version of the Little League Tee Ball curriculum to ensure all players will be taught basic skills (throwing, hitting off a tee, base running, and fielding) and have fun. Practice is once a week for 60 minutes on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday, with Friday used for make-up. The practice night will be consistent throughout the Spring at either Jenkins Elementary, Inly School, or the Scituate High School grass practice field. Games are 60 minutes on Saturday morning at Purple Dinosaur, Cudworth, St. Mary's, or Recreation Field.
Rookie Ball (new in 2023)
Baseball Rookie Ball picks up where tee ball leaves off by introducing coach pitch. The program combines practices and games to introduce 6-year old children to the fundamentals of baseball. SLL uses an adjusted version of the Little League Tee Ball and Coach Pitch curriculum to ensure all players will be taught basic skills (throwing, hitting, base running, and fielding) and have fun. Practice is once a week for 75 minutes on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday, with Friday used for make-up. The practice night will be consistent throughout the Spring at either Jenkins Elementary, Inly School, or the Scituate High School grass practice field. Games are 75 minutes on Saturday morning at Purple Dinosaur, Cudworth, St. Mary's, or Recreation Field.
The Junior Farm division is a coach-pitch format for 7-year-olds, designed to develop more fundamentals and understanding of baseball, and to continue to foster a love and enjoyment of the game. Players will be introduced to playing catcher, making three outs in an inning, and understanding situational fielding and base running. There will typically be practice and games on Mondays and Wednesdays with some Fridays. A mix of practice and games will occur during the Spring with more emphasis on practice earlier in the Spring and more games later in the Spring. Practice and games will last 90 minutes and are held at Cudworth and Purple Dinosaur.
The Farm division is a player pitch format for 8-year-olds designed to instill more appreciation for the rules of the game and challenge their ability to understand different situations when fielding and running the bases. Strikes and balls are called during games. Players will be instructed on learning the strike zone as a pitcher and batter. There will typically be practice and games on Tuesday and Thursday with some Fridays and Saturdays. Farm players are eligible to play in the summer travel Friendship League. Practice and games will last between 90 minutes to 1 3/4 hours and are held at Cudworth, Purple Dinosaur, and St. Mary's.
The Minors division is the player-pitch baseball, generally for 9- and 10-year-olds, although some 8s and 11s may be allowed depending on ability or physical considerations. Players will be chosen by draft based on evaluations of past coaches and/or a formal tryout/skills session. Format generally consists of 1-2 games per week on weeknights or Saturdays, as well as practices scheduled by each team's individual coaching staff. Practices and games are played at Greenbush, Roach, St. Mary's and Recreation fields. Games are typically 2 hours long.
The Majors division is the prime of Little League baseball, generally for 11- and 12-year-olds, although some 10s may be allowed depending on ability (unfortunately, anyone who turns 13 years old on or before August 31st is ineligible per Little League International rules). Players will be chosen by draft based on evaluations of past coaches and/or a formal tryout/skills session. Format generally consists of 1-2 games per week on weeknights or Saturdays, as well as practices scheduled by each team's individual coaching staff. Practices and games are played at Greenbush or Roach fields. Games are typically 2 hours long.
The Juniors/Seniors division is a combined format accommodating ages 13-15 interested in continuing to develop their skills and love of the game. Teams will be chosen by draft, and games will be played on a full-size 60/90 diamond at the Community Baseball Field at the High School. Games may be any day of the week except Sundays (other than the occasional make up game if absolutely necessary), and practices will be at the discretion of each team's coaching staff. Games are typically 2 to 2 1/4 hours long.
Scituate Softball Spring Season consists of four divisions, Rookie, Division 1, Division 2, and Division 3. Each division will play in a travel league that includes teams from Hingham, Cohasset, Norwell, and Hull. Practices/Games are held at Central North and the High School Softball Field. Girls who register for D1, D2, or D3 will be placed on a team with the goal of forming evenly skilled teams.
Rookie (new in 2023)
Softball Rookie Ball picks up where tee ball leaves off by introducing coach pitch. The program combines practices and games to introduce girls in K and 1st Grade to the fundamentals of softball. SLL uses an adjusted version of the Little League Tee Ball and Coach Pitch curriculum to ensure all players will be taught basic skills (throwing, hitting, base running, and fielding) and have fun. Practice is once a week for 75 minutes on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday, with Friday used for make-up. The practice night will be consistent throughout the Spring at either Jenkins Elementary, Inly School, or the Scituate High School grass practice field. Games are 75 minutes on Saturday in the morning or afternoon at Purple Dinosaur, Cudworth, or Central North. We will do our best to work around morning soccer for 1st grade and early afternoon for Kindergarten.
The purpose of Division 1 is to build upon the fundamentals learned in Tee Ball and Jr. Farm and introduce softball specific rules and skills with an emphasis on fun. Division 1 is for 2nd and 3rd graders. Games are played on Tuesdays and Thursdays in Scituate at Central North or Scituate High School Softball field and surrounding towns and use Coach Pitch. Practice times will be announced once the number of teams is known.
Division 2 emphasizes the balance between skill development, strategy, and fun by building upon the fundamentals learned in Division 1. Division 2 is for 4th and 5th graders. Games are played on Mondays and Wednesdays in Scituate at Central North or Scituate High School Softball field. Practice times will be announced once the number of teams is known.
Division 3 is the highest level of softball. The focus is enacting skills learned in Divisions 1 and 2, introducing advanced skills, and maintaining a fun and instructional atmosphere. Division 3 is for 6th-8th graders. Games are played on Tuesdays and Thursdays in Scituate at Central North or Scituate High School Softball field. Practice times will be announced once the number of teams is known.