Amherst Recreation Department

Baseball, Spring

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Anyone wishing to register for Baseball must call into the Recreation Office, 673-6248. Thank you.

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, 2015.

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

*** Register by March 2 to avoid a $25 late fee. Teams will be formed and uniforms will be ordered  Friday March 20***

NOTE: Players MUST attend the Spring Screening in March. The screening will take place at Souhegan High School on March 15 from 1-3pm. 
(this excludes tball and Babe Ruth)

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
  • Tball Start date is the Week of May 4, 2015

7, 8 & 9 year olds: 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.

Screening Info
Hello parents,

Baseball season is fast approaching! This is a reminder to all players and parents that there will be a mandatory skills screening this Sunday (3/15) from 1-3pm at Souhegan High School. Please have your player wear sneakers and bring a baseball glove. No bats, cleats, or other gear is required. The players will be guided through a series of stations that will include hitting, fielding, and pitching. Once your player is checked in, please head up to the balcony section of the gym.

The schedule will look as follows:

1pm-2pm- All players who are of the baseball age 7, 8 or 9
2pm-3pm- All players who are of the baseball age 10, 11, or 12

If you have a conflict, please notify me as soon as possible at The SHS gym is accessed through the rear glass doors located on the left hand side of the building as you face the front of the building. The high school has asked that we adhere to the rule of no food or drinks other than water in the gym.

Thank you and see you all this Sunday,

Amber Ciarcia