Amherst Recreation Department

Baseball, Spring

Please call for late registration for T-ball 673-6248 (Through April 11, 2014)

Batter up! Baseball is open for kids 5-15 years old.
Practices will be held Monday - Friday between 5:30 and 7:30pm  
Games will be held on Saturdays between 8am and 8pm.

Shirts and hats are provided for all levels. Socks are also provided when uniform pants are required. Grey uniform pants (where required) are participants' responsibility. Please check out the baseball bats approved by Babe Ruth/Cal Ripken League on this website under "Dept Info".

Baseball age is based on participant’s age on April 30, 2014.

NOTE: We are hoping to start baseball practices the week of April 12th, depending on weather and field conditions.

*** Register by Friday February 28 to avoid a $25 late fee. Teams will be formed and uniforms will be ordered  Friday March 21***


NOTE: Players MUST attend the Screening Sunday, March 9, 1-3 for 7-8 year olds and 9 year olds new to baseball and 3-5 for 9-12 year olds, Souhegan High School. Any player 8 and up may screen up to the next level. Players will only be moved up if space is available in their desired league.

5 & 6 year olds: T-Ball
  • T-Ball introduces the player to organized baseball. (T-ball (Softball) is also available to girls under "Softball, Spring" this year)
  • Players will begin to learn the fundamentals of the game.
  • Emphasis is on skill development where batters hit from a ”T”.
  • No uniform pants required.
  • Please call for late registration for T-ball 673-6248 (Through April 11, 2014)
7, 8 & 9 year olds: Instuctional and Rookie
  • All 7 and 8 year olds will participate in a skills screening. Numbers will dictate if we will be able to separate into two levels.
  • Instructional: The Instructional level will be coach-pitch.
  • Rookie: This level will begin to develop player pitching. Any 9 year old new to baseball or needing development will play at this level, based on the 9-12 year old skills screening.
  • Fundamentals of baseball are reintroduced and reinforced for players.
  • Grey uniform pants are required.
9 - 12 year olds: Minor/Major League
  • Players will play regulation Cal Ripken baseball.
  • Team placement will be based on skill development based on screening. All players will screen.
  • 9 year olds new to baseball or needing development will play at the Rookie level.
  • Minors play on a 60' diamond, Majors play on a 70' diamond
  • Grey uniform pants are required.
13-15 year olds: Babe Ruth
  • Games and practices will take place on a 90 foot diamond with home games played at the Souhegan High School.
  • Grey uniform pants are required.
  • The New Hampshire Babe Ruth league consists of 8 to 9 teams from Merrimack, Milford, Hollis/Brookline and Amherst. This is a Middle School friendly league! The league recognizes that Middle School practices and games are the priority. The New Hampshire Babe Ruth practices will be held after Middle School practice times. Babe Ruth games will generally be played on Wednesdays and Saturdays to not conflict with Middle School games normally played on Tuesdays and Thursdays. If there is ever a conflict in schedule, the Middle School will take priority.
  • The Amherst Recreation Department encourages all players trying out for the Middle School team to also sign up for Babe Ruth before the March 10 cutoff. If the player makes the Middle School team, no conflict and more games to play. If the player does not make the team, then there is still a team to play on. Players that want to pitch will get the opportunity with Babe Ruth. The schedule extends beyond the Middle School schedule with playoffs and a great weekend tournament in Merrimack.
  • NOTE: The 7th & 8th grade player who is trying out for his/her school team is encouraged to sign up and come to the screenings. Those players who subsequently make the Middle School Basketball team and decide not to play for this baseball program will get a full refund of their registration fee if they notify us of their decision prior to the start of regular season practices.