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Welcome to ABYB!

Registration is now open for the Fall 2020 season.

ABYB is offering baseball programs for players 5 through 16 years of age, with an emphasis on fundamentals, learning, teamwork and sportsmanship. Practices will likely begin the last week of August, and league play begins in early September and ends in late October.

Registration can be found here.

 

Youth baseball is currently designated as a moderate risk activity per Phase 3 Step 1 of the reopening of Massachusetts. We are able to have practices and games, following the Commonwealth's guidance around social-distancing, mask-wearing, and other best practices in place for the past few months. For further detail, please visit the Commonwealth's reopening guidelines, as well as ABYB's baseball guidelines

 

 

 

Umpires:

If you have questions about future umpiring opportunities, please email the umpire coordinator at .  For general umpiring information, please visit the Umpires Corner page .


For general information about our various divisions of play during Spring and Fall and what you can expect, visit our Divisions page.

 

If you have any questions about this site or ABYB in general, please visit our FAQ or contact , who can direct your inquiry to the appropriate board member.

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Field Status
04/27/2020
Field Status: (as of 4/27/2020)   Veterans 1/2: CLOSED   MacPherson:...
ABYB Rules and Guidelines
03/19/2018
*UPDATED March 19, 2018* The ABYB Board established...
ABYB: Parking Information
09/14/2015
ABYB Families, ABYB and other local sports organizations received...
Update on bat rule for Babe Ruth baseball
09/11/2015
ABYB Babe Ruth teams participate in the Minuteman Baseball League. ...
ABYB Divisions
12/14/2010
New to ABYB? Moving up to a new division this season? Read descriptions...
ABYB Vision and Mission Statement
12/10/2010
Below are the ABYB Vision and Mission statement, as unanimously...
 
Field Status

Field Status: (as of 4/27/2020)

 

Veterans 1/2: CLOSED

 

MacPherson: CLOSED

 

High School 1: CLOSED

 

High School 2: CLOSED

 

Flerra: CLOSED

 

Liberty: CLOSED

 

McCarthy-Towne: CLOSED

 

Douglas: CLOSED

 

 

Field conditions

If any areas are soggy, please stay away from those areas.  In the event of rain, please refrain from using the fields.  As always, be sure to replace tarps if you remove them when using the fields.  Infield, mound and home plate areas should be raked after use.  Remember to always rake basepaths in the direction of the runners, not towards the grass edges of the field.  Home plate and the mound should be raked either in a circular fashion or from the edges towards the center of the circle, not towards the edges.

If you have any questions about field maintenance or our field use policy in inclement weather, please see the Field Maintenance page of our web site.

 


by posted 04/27/2020
ABYB Rules and Guidelines

*UPDATED March 19, 2018*

The ABYB Board established a Rules committee to review rules and guidelines that ABYB uses that modify Little League rules.

Attached is the most recent rules document, effective from the Spring 2018 season onwards.  ABYB Rules and Guidelines

 


by posted 03/19/2018
ABYB: Parking Information

ABYB Families,

ABYB and other local sports organizations received this quoted information from Acton-Boxborough Community Education.  Please read and follow the guidelines included.
 

"The Acton Police Department will be stepping up its monitoring of all school areas and will be ticketing any cars found to be parked illegally.

Cars may not be parked:

1. anywhere there is a NO PARKING sign (not just during school hours but this is anytime of the day)

2. anywhere the curb is painted yellow, as this denotes a no parking zone.

3. on any sidewalk

Only cars with handicapped accessible placards may park in handicapped parking spaces.  Nor can you park BETWEEN two handicapped spots.

If you have any questions, I recommend you contact the Acton Police Department."

At some fields, parking areas are obvious, however please note:

McCarthy-Towne field is a specific point of concern.  We have been informed that the entry road to the Parker Damon building can be considered a fire lane (I had been warned personally by the APD when I coached Minor C), and parking along the curb on this road can therefore be considered a violation.  Additionally, parking half on the sidewalk is illegal.  Please park in lined spaces in the parking lot.

Douglas School field is on Elm Street, and posted signs indicate no parking is allowed on Elm Street.  APD enforces this in routine patrols for both the t-ball field and the basketball courts.  Park in lined spaces in the Douglas school lot or park at the Elm Street tennis courts.

Holiday Inn parking is in the Holiday Inn lot in lined spaces.  Even if you can find the entrance to the dirt access road used by the mowing crew, no parking on the field is allowed during ABYB events.

Hart Field and MacPherson Field visitors should park in the lined spaces in the Conant school lot.  The dirt roads leading to the fields are for emergency vehicles.

Veterans Field visitors may find the parking lot crowded when two games are on simultaneously.  Overflow parking along Route 27 is questionable: at times cars have been ticketed and we do not have clear resolution from APD.  It is safer to park across the intersection in the CVS plaza and use the crosswalks to return to the field.

High School 1 & 2 visitors must park in legal spaces.  After school hours, marked faculty spaces are available to all parkers, but illegal spaces, yellow curb parking, and handicap parking are still enforced.


Hopefully the information above is clear.  Feel free to email me with any questions and I will try to seek clarification from the Acton or Boxborough Police Departments if necessary.

Thanks for your compliance!

ABYB Fields Coordinator

by posted 09/14/2015
Update on bat rule for Babe Ruth baseball

ABYB Babe Ruth teams participate in the Minuteman Baseball League.  The following bat rules (taken from the www.mmbrl.com web site) are adhered to:

5.4  The MIAA rules on the use of non-wood bats shall apply to all Minuteman Baseball League players (Patriot, Minuteman, Summer, etc.). All bats not made of a single piece of wood  shall meet the Batted Ball Coefficient of Restitution (BBCOR) performance standard (reference NFHS Rules 1-3-2 through 1-3-5), and such bats shall be labeled with a silkscreen or other permanent certification mark. Each manager will be responsible for enforcement of this rule among his/her players. The penalty for illegal bat use will be as follows:

5.4.1     If the illegal bat is identified and replaced before an at-bat has concluded, there is no penalty.

5.4.2     If the illegal bat is identified after an at-bat has concluded but before a pitch has been thrown to the following batter, the batter using the illegal bat shall be declared out, and all baserunners shall be returned to the bases they occupied prior to the final pitch.

5.4.3     If the illegal bat is identified after the at-bat has concluded and after a pitch has been thrown to the following batter, the result of the at-bat stands.

 

ABYB Note: As of Fall 2014, in ABYB's internal fall Babe Ruth league, 13-yr-old players are allowed to use bats with at most a -7 length to weight difference (“Drop 7”).  In the spring and summer, Minuteman rules allow only a Drop 3 bat, regardless of age.


by posted 09/11/2015
ABYB Divisions
New to ABYB? Moving up to a new division this season? Read descriptions of each of the divisions: T-ball, Minor C, Minor B, Minor A, Majors, and Babe Ruth here!

by posted 12/14/2010
ABYB Vision and Mission Statement

Below are the ABYB Vision and Mission statement, as unanimously approved at the November 2010 ABYB Board meeting.
 
Vision Statement
To be recognized and respected as the leading youth sports organization in Acton and Boxborough.
 
Mission Statement

  • ABYB is a parent and volunteer organization committed to building an appreciation for the game of baseball through quality coaching and parental support & involvement.
  • ABYB will strive to offer high quality baseball throughout the entire ABYB program.
    • It is the objective of the ABYB program to create an environment that is safe, provides an opportunity for all players from T-Ball through the Majors and Babe Ruth divisions to develop skills and game knowledge, allows all players to experience the success they are capable of achieving, and teaches the life-long lessons of sportsmanship, teamwork, fair play, and respect for others.
    • ABYB’s spring T-Ball through Babe Ruth programs provides an opportunity for players to develop skills in a competitive environment whereas the fall programs focus on development in a less competitive environment.
    • ABYB offers summer all-star programs.  These programs provide an opportunity to experience the best coaching available and maximize player potential, in a competitive, inter-town environment.
    • ABYB offers summer intermediate programs for players who wish to play baseball in a less competitive inter-town environment.
  • It is the responsibility of all ABYB League officials, including the Board of Directors, coaches, umpires and parent volunteers, to understand and fulfill these objectives.

 
If you have any questions or comments regarding the Vision and/or Mission statement please don’t hesitate to inquire.  Further, if you are interested in serving on the ABYB Board please let us know. 

 


by posted 12/10/2010

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