Registration for Summer Ball is open!
Please visit our website to register. www.westwoodlittleleague.com
Summer Ball is open to players ages 8-12. 8 year-olds play in the Friendship League, and 9-12 will play in the Suburban Youth League. Games are generally played M-F evenings with the exception of a few Tournaments on weekends. To be eligible for Summer Ball, players must currently be registered as a player in Spring Ball, without exception.
We will be facing teams from towns such as Medfield, Norwood, Walpole, Canton, and other surrounding towns. This is a great opportunity to play more baseball, as well as giving your child the opportunity to play other towns at a competitive level. Players will be split between an A and B teams based on ability.
Please keep in mind, Summer Ball is a commitment. The season starts right after the spring and runs through July. As stated, this is much more competitive than Westwood Little League Spring ball. The spirit of player development remains however coaches are challenged to compete. Players will gravitate to positions and unlike Spring Ball, playing time may not be equal amongst all players. Players may be challenged to learn new positions.
The 12As, 11As, and 10As will be participating in the Little League District Tournament in late June/July. The 12As could play 9 or more games and the 10As & 11As could play 6 or more games. Attendance for the District Tournament is mandatory.
At the A level, the expectation is that players will generally make all games during the season…. At the B Level, the understanding is that players should not be missing more than a few games throughout the season. If you have a family vacation planned please share those dates with the coaches ahead of the evaluation process. We make these suggestions because selection for these teams is competitive. Once on a team, it is imperative that you aim for full participation and communicate unexpected conflicts.
We will do our best to accommodate all players that register, but the reality is, we may not have enough players to form a B team at some levels, or we may have too many B players and would have to implement a system of alternates that could play from game to game when numbers are low. In years past, we have entered “C” Teams in the Upper Charles League in Natick. Unfortunately, that league is now defunct. We have exhausted all other options. If your player is not placed on a team, your registration fee will be fully refunded.