Photo Days for Ashland Youth Baseball & Softball will be May 6, 7 & 8, 2013
at Ashland Middle School Gym.
Please contact your coach for times.
There are opportunities this summer for baseball players of all skill levels between the ages of 6 and 12 to continue playing America’s sport through the summer! These opportunities range from competitive tournaments to instructional sessions. Information regarding these summer baseball opportunities is listed below.
Summer Tournament Baseball
This year Ashland will be entering teams in the following competitive tournaments:
Medway Tondorf Tournament with one team being selected for each of the 9, 10, 11, and 12 year-old divisions
Hopkinton Sizzler Tournament with number of teams and age levels to be determined based on player registrations
Ashland Sparkler Tournament with one team selected for this 8 year-old tournament hosted by AYBS at Gryncel.
Tryouts are REQUIRED for each team entered in each of these tournaments.* (Please see below for more information about the selection process.) Tryouts will take place on Friday, May 17. In the event of rain, tryouts will be held on Sunday, May 19. Registration is REQUIRED to tryout. Please register by May 15 to be eligible to try out for summer tournament teams.
5:00 to 6:30 PM 8 and 9 year-olds
6:30 to 7:45 PM 10 and 11 year-olds
7:45 to 9:00 PM 12 year-olds
Summer Recreational Baseball and Instructional Sessions
Ashland will participate in Framingham’s recreational summer league again this year. The Framingham league is a recreational league for players between the age of 7 and 12 of all skill sets. This league plays its games on weeknights only (i.e., no weekend games for those that like to get away) and is an instructional league. Tryouts are NOT required to play in the Framingham league and all are welcome. Ashland will also sponsor a Saturday Sandlot instructional series for kids of all skill levels from the ages 6 to 10. This program will be held on six Saturdays starting after the July 4th holiday. Saturday Sandlot is open to all tryouts are NOT required.
* Summer Tournament Team Selection Process: Players are selected for summer teams based on in-town performance, coaches' recommendations, and an open tryout. All team coaches are asked to complete a rating of each player. The ratings are then confidentially submitted to the player agent. In addition, each coach nominates players for participation in the summer tournaments and an open tryout is held to supplement the ratings and the coach nominations. Tryouts are typically held in May for any regular season player interested in playing summer tournament baseball. The head coaches then meet to discuss nominated players and observations made during the tryouts. Coaches use this information to assess the skill level of each player eligible for summer tournament competition and then rank the players with an emphasis on regular season performance and coach nominations. The rankings are compiled by AYBS and the summer teams are selected on that basis.
AYBS Spring Registration
AYBS opened the 2013 registration period from October 1st to December 3rd. At this time all registrations other than TBall and Kindergarten Softball will be placed on a waitlist and subject to a late registration fee of $50.
Review Your Account Information
Please review your account information and email addresses during your registration. Correct email addresses ensure your receipt of important information sent by the league.
AYBS needs helps in many areas including board member position as well as individual tasks. If you are interested in even helping with a small job or if you would like to suggest something to help with, please let us know via the CONTACT AYBS tab. Even a few hours a week or month will help.
Please Note - Registration Payment
Your registration cannot be fully processed -- and your son or daughter cannot be placed on a team -- without proper payment. Payment by check will be required within 10 days of registration. After this date, your registration will be withdrawn. Any payments received for programs other than TBall and Kindergarten Softball after December 3rd will be increased by $50.
Full refunds will be provided prior to January 1st. 50% prior to February 1st. No refunds will be provided after February 1st.
Sr. Spring Baseball
Space for the Sr. Spring Baseball program is limited. Registrations for this program will be accepted on a first-come first-served basis.
We look forward to seeing you this season !!!
2013 AYBS Board of Directors
Ashland Youth Baseball & Softball (AYBS) held its annual meeting on Tuesday, October 9th, to review the accomplishments of the 2012 season and to elect the board members for the 2013 season. Before discussing the past season and reviewing our plans for next year, we wanted to take a moment to thank all of our volunteers for their service in 2012. There is no question that without all of you who offered your time this past season – from Board membership to spending a game within the confines of a snack shack – AYBS could not offer the playing opportunities it continues to offer the girls and boys in Ashland. As noted below, those playing opportunities extended this year from spring through the fall, and we hope to continue to expand those opportunities in 2013.
AYBS Mission Statement
Ashland Youth Baseball & Softball (AYBS) is a non-profit, volunteer-run organization dedicated to providing the Youth and Ashland with opportunities to play tee-ball, baseball and softball in a safe supporting environment. We believe that these sports, when properly coached and supervised, teach valuable lessons in self-confidence, teamwork, fair play and competition. They also encourage fitness and the development of physical skills and coordination. Most of all, they can be enjoyable for both the participating youth and their families.
While all of our volunteers deserve recognition, we believe it is important to single out one particular group – the coaches – because we view that group as critical to the program’s success, and we recognize the commitment coaching a baseball or softball team requires of those dedicated individuals. The board believes it is worth briefly recounting the work our coaches do each season because much of it occurs behind the scenes, and we want to be sure all of our members understand the work that goes in to coaching a baseball or softball team. As you can imagine, the commitment to coaching a team involves much more than running practices and managing the team during the course of a game. It also involves coming down to the fields early in the spring to help get them ready, attending training sessions, coordinating schedules, communicating with parents, planning meaningful practi ces, spending late night hours working on line ups, arranging for rides, preparing the field before a game, and countless other day-to-day tasks that may often go unnoticed. We want our coaches to know that all of that work does not go unnoticed, and that the AYBS Board recognizes the following: WE COULD NOT DO IT WITHOUT YOU, AND FOR THAT, WE THANK YOU.
In addition to our coaches, AYBS would also like to thank three board members retiring from the board in 2012. Brian Whiteley was President of AYBS for 4 years and directed the organization with a teaming and structural attitude to build and grow a successful organization and insure that we protect our members by doing the right thing. Gerry Leon re-built our Softball Program from the ground up organizing multiple groups as well as being involved in outside organizations which effected AYBS and commanded the respect of many to drive our softball program to the success we enjoy today. Wayne Bates was the key in running, organizing and guiding our Summer Baseball Program. You could find Wayne on the field nightly insuring that the games, people and flow continued uninterrupted to achieve a very successful program. Thank You to our retiring board members for their dedication and effort. AYBS and it s members (especially the kids!!) have benefited greatly from your volunteerism.
2013 AYBS Board Members
President – Nick Moscaritolo
VP Player Agent – John Hornung
Secretary – Jennifer Simpson
Treasurer – Shawn Boardman
Director at Large – Andrew Maxwell
VP Baseball – Gregg Tumeinski
VP Softball – Ken Watt
VP Tee-Ball – Waymond Eng
VP Sr. Baseball – Adam Blecher
Registrar – Yogesh Sharma
2013 AYBS Initiatives
1. Improving baseball and softball skills. Baseball and Softball are skill sports that requires training and repetition. The Board in 2013 is dedicated to improving skills at all levels through increased training opportunities, increased practicing opportunities, and additional training for coaches.
2. Improving communication with our membership. While we believe we have made strides in communicating with our membership, the Board intends to improve significantly on that this year on a number of fronts, from the opening of registration to the selection of tournament teams. We want feedback, comments, suggestions and help driving change and improvement to our wonderful organization.
3. Increased member participation. As noted above, we cannot run a successful program without dedicated volunteers. We have many members who volunteer countless hours, but we need more and are therefore asking you, our members, to help us meet this goal by coming forward to volunteer your time in whatever capacity fits your skills, from fundraising to coaching to safety to field maintenance. Please let us know of your talents and interests and we will put them to work. We are also identifying smaller tasks within our board members responsibility that might excite future volunteers to step forward.
We are looking forward to seeing you on the fields in 2013!
AYBS Board of Directors
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AYBS Around Town
High School Baseball Field is planned to open Summer/Fall 2013
High School Softball Field is planned to open Spring 2013
Go to http://www.ashlandmassfields.com for more info.
AYBS in the News
Capital Improvement Projects
The AYBS board has approved expenditures for several major capital projects including
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