Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Amherst Baseball Registration

Amherst Baseball online registration is open. Here is some information:

How do I register?

Online registration for the 2017 season begins on January 15 at www.amherstbaseball.org. If you wish to register in person, we will have a table at Winterfest on February 11 and we will make registration available during indoor Spring Training on March 11 at the Amherst College cage. You can also request a registration form by sending an email to amherstbaseball@gmail.com.

Do you offer financial aid?

Yes! Scholarships are available to qualified families. Please email amherstbaseball@gmail.com if you wish to be considered for a need-based scholarship.

Who can register?

We have Spring leagues for children who are 5 years old up through and including the age of 16.  We have Summer leagues for ages 14 through 19, and Fall leagues for ages 9-13. All leagues are co-ed. You are eligible to play if you live or go to school in Amherst, Hadley, Pelham, Shutesbury or Leverett, and for Babe Ruth, Belchertown. You can also play with waiver from the district president. Email amherstbaseball@gmail.com for more information on waivers.

Do you offer any clinics?

Amherst College hosts its annual Winter Instructional Clinic on January 16 and 18, 2017 for ages 9-16. Players will participate in small groups and will be given individual attention and instruction by college coaches and players. You can register at  http://athletics.amherst.edu/sports/bsb/2016-17/releases/20161218m7n7or . We also offer coaching clinics.

When does the season start?

Our season starts with Indoor Spring Training will be held on Saturday March 11 and Sunday March 19 at the Amherst College cage. Please save the dates and we will provide more information on the website regarding the exact times for each age group. We practice for much of April outside, and games generally begin around May 1.

When does the season end?

The season ends around the same time that school ends in mid-June. Post-season tournaments for 9-10 and 11-12 year olds run from mid-June to mid- to late-July.

Do you have equipment available for purchase?

Families are invited to bring any unwanted baseball equipment to Spring Training on March 11. We will sort and offer this equipment on a first come-first serve basis at the March 19 Spring Training.

My child is playing for his school team. Can he also play Amherst Baseball?

Yes! We work closely with the schools to ensure that kids can play both school and town baseball by avoiding conflicts with practices and games.