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Important Update for Fall Ball and Covid-19

Good Afternoon AYB community,

Coming out of this first Fall Ball weekend, one thing that we need to correct is the cooperation with Covid guidelines by all in attendance. Following our games Sunday, the rec department received multiple complaints stemming from the lack of compliance with Covid guidelines during Sunday’s games. Coaches have been told to address and correct this immediately so the fall baseball season is not negatively impacted, in any way. As discussed at the beginning of the season, please note the following mandatory guidelines that we all must follow for the remaining fall season games:

-All parents and fans in attendance must wear a mask throughout the entire game
-All spectator seating must take place beyond first or third base, or behind the outfield fence (see attached diagrams).
-Avoid areas surrounded by cones or tape, as well.

-Games cannot exceed 50 spectators (not including players and coaches)
-Bleacher seating is for players only.
-Players are to remain 6 feet apart while off of the field.
-Player seating can be on the bench and bleachers to ensure that proper spacing is available.
-All players must have masks and wear them at all times when not on the playing field.
-Players need to remain 6 feet apart at all times, unless not possible due to onfield circumstances.
-Going forward, baserunners, in addition to batters, will need to wear masks while on the field. No player needs to wear masks while on defense.
-Coaches and umpires are being asked to monitor and enforce the above guidelines. If they notice that any of the above are not being followed, they will politely ask those not in compliance to adhere to the guidelines.

Following this request, if any individual chooses not to follow the Covid guidelines, the game will then be put on hold until the spectator leaves the field. This is not something that anyone wants to see happen.

I realize that these guidelines may not be convenient or comfortable, However, in order for the season to continue as we all want it to, we need everyone’s help. Any self-enforcement that each of you is able to provide would be greatly appreciated.

We have five weeks left in the fall season. Let’s all work together to make it a great one!

Please let us know if you have questions or would like to discuss further.

Thank you all for you help, as we all want to be safe while playing the sport we love!

AYB Board of Directors

Attleboro Area Fall Baseball League 2020

September through October — Sunday Double Headers

Playoffs and Championship games Columbus Day Weekend

Open to players age 7 through 12 (The players age is considered the age they will be in their respective upcoming2021 spring season).

Mission statement: The Fall Ball League formed with the purpose of being a semi-competitive league. Attleboro Youth Baseball competes with teams from Norton Youth Baseball and Plainville Youth Baseball. The goal is to further develop skills and techniques that will help the players as they advance into older age brackets the following year.

For 2020 the Fall League will have the following Divisions:

Divisions:

• 7/8’s Instructional: Consist of teams made up of 7 and 8year olds.  Will not play Sunday Double Headers (coach pitch)

• Minor Division: consist of teams made up of 9 & 10 year olds. Will play on 40/60 field

• Major Division: consist of teams made up of 11 & 12 year olds.  Will play on 50/70 field

General Information:

• Sharing of catchers gear should be avoided at all costs, if gear needs to be shared it will be the coaches responsibility to sanitize the gear

• Players should have hand sanitizer in their bags to use

• It’s encouraged that players wear batting gloves in the dugouts

• All players must have neck gaiters (provided with registration) or face coverings to play, no exceptions

• Everyone must maintain 6’ distancing in the dugout with face coverings on, players should be with their gear in the dugout (designated areas)

• You must be turning 7 by April 30, 2021 and not be turning 13 before April 30, 2021 to qualify.

• Small diamond baseball (doubleheaders) will mostly be played at 9:00 and 11:00 am on Sundays.  There will also be occasional games on Friday nights under the lights in Plainville. Schedule may vary slightly with number of teams. Games will be played at Poncin-Hewitt with the possibility of some travel games to nearby towns(depending on the registration #’s)

• Anticipate approximately two practices per week

• Registration fee: $100.00 for Little Diamond & 50/70. If you have a credit from the spring feel free to use it towards your fall registration

• Deadline for registration: August 30, 2020

• If you have any questions please contact Chris Kasanowsky, email: ckasanowsky@comcast.net

• Volunteers needed! We are always in need of help on game days. Please consider helping out. Help out as much or as little as you can- every bit counts. Please complete volunteer section on registration form.

*Rainouts will be scheduled for the next possible Saturday. Every effort will be made to play all games, weather and field conditions permitting.

*Please note that all ages listed are for baseball age the following spring 2021 season

AYB BOARD MEMBERS:

League President:
Michael Stevens

Secretary: 
Nancy Martin

Treasurer 
Steve Lahiff


VP Babe Ruth

Chris Jones

VP Little League
Sean O’Hara

VP Jr. Little League

Brad Rabbitt

Babe Ruth Director

Tom Ouellette

Majors Director 11-12
Dwaine Greene

Minors Director 9-10
Andy Friess

Fall League Director
Open

Equipment Manager

Gary Wellington

Rookies Director 7-8
Chad Couture

T-Ball Director (4-5)

Jon Cambridge

Instructional Level (6)

Open

Umpire Chief

Matt Mooney

Hockomock Rep
Mauritha Sidebottom

Volunteer Coordinator

Tony Delisle

Sponsorship
Chris Fahey

Barn Stormer Director
Open

Fundraising
Barry Verinos

Challenger Director
Scott Scales

Tournament Director
open

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DIVISION DESCRIPTIONS:

Please read thoroughly and register your player accordingly

T-Ball 4-5-6

The 4, 5, 6 year old Tee Ball program provides an instructional environment where players will learn the skills of the game, while having fun and staying active. Parents and legal guardians of Tee Ball players are crucial to the extension of the program, and their satisfaction is equally important to its success. The Tee Ball program sets the foundation for continued participation in higher levels of Attleboro Youth Baseball.

The 8-week schedule allows the players exposure to the game without an overwhelming time commitment. Tee Ball players will use baseball tees, bats and baseballs designated specifically for use in this instructional division. Within the games coaches may choose to pitch to players. During the 8-weeks coaches will hold optional weekday practices with a single game played on weekends.

The focus shall be on developing additional skills to assist players with their transition to full coach/player pitch at the next level, while still providing full participation and ensuring the players have fun.

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Rookies 7-8

The Rookies 7 & 8 year olds division is a developmental division with the emphasis on skill development. In this division players will be introduced to the rules of baseball including balls and strikes called. Coaches will pitch the first time through the batting order. This year players will use a real baseball. Players will also begin to pitch. Participants will learn all positions play a minimum of 4 defensive innings and a continuous batting order is kept. Learning the game and SAFETY is the highest concern.

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Minors 9-10

The Minor 9 & 10 year old division is the second step of competitive baseball. Using 9 players on the field. Players will rotate positions learning to play competitive baseball rules. Standings are kept with double elimination playoffs to end the season. All players will be in a continuous batting order. All players will participate defensively in at least
four innings and there will be rotation between infield and outfield positions. Four runs maximum per inning except last inning.

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Majors 11-12

The Majors 11 & 12 year old division is the last competitive division for kids 11 and 12 years old on the small diamond. The focus will remain on skill development while also being competitive with standings being kept and double elimination playoffs to conclude the season. All players will be in a continuous batting order. All players will participate defensively in at least four innings and there will be rotation between infield and outfield positions. Four runs maximum per inning except last inning.

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Babe Ruth 13-15

Babe Ruth Division is for ballplayers ages 13-15 who wish to continue their baseball playing experience beyond the age of 12. Babe Ruth Division games are played on standard 90′ diamonds under Official Baseball Rules used by Major League Baseball. Typical season consists of 10 or more regular season games followed by double elimination playoffs. Most games are played Monday – Friday with some weekend games. Most teams hold 2 – 4 practices before the first scheduled game is played. Once the season starts there could be additional practices scheduled from time to time depending on field availability. Players will need to supply their own baseball glove, baseball pants, and cleats. Each Babe Ruth Division baseball team has use of an equipment bag that includes a batting helmet and a bat. However, most players supply their own batting helmet and bat.

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Challenger

The Challenger Division is an adaptive baseball program for individuals with physical and intellectual challenges from the ages of 5-18 or up to 22 if still enrolled in school. The program is flexible and adaptive to the players and usually the games last a few innings with all players playing defensively and bat every inning. Players are assigned buddies who assist Challenger athletes in the areas of batting, base running and defense, but only if needed.

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RULES & REGULATIONS:

Bat Rules

Approved Bats – Cal Ripken Baseball and Babe Ruth Baseball

    • Cal Ripken Division – All non-wood bats must have the USABat Marking. The Barrel Maximum is 2 5/8″. No BBCOR Bats are permitted in the Cal Ripken Division. For the T-Ball Division, bats must be marked with the USABat T-Ball Stamp.
    • Babe Ruth Baseball 13-15 Division – All non-wood bats must have the USABat Marking or marked BBCOR .50. Bat Barrel – 2 5/8
  • Babe Ruth Baseball 16-18 Division – All non-wood bats MUST be a BBCOR .50 and no greater than a -3. Barrel – 2 5/8

Downloadable Rule Books:

Select the rule book for your age group.

T-Ball Rules  •  Rookies  •  Minors 

Majors  •  Babe Ruth 

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