This is a call for those interested in participating in the Student Umpiring Program for 2023. Games to be officiated will be at AAA and Farm level on local Medfield fields. All games will pay $35 umpire/game. Some games will be officiated with two student umpires.
A one-day, two-hour Umpiring Clinic in early April will cover common baseball rules, field mechanics and managing the game as an official. The clinic will be outside (date/time/location to be finalized based on the long-range weather outlook; potential dates for the clinic are below).
NOTE: These dates avoid Easter weekend as well the weekends book-ending April vacation. Attendance for this clinic is MANDATORY for all who want to work in 2023. More details and RSVP email to be sent out later.
Thank you to all who took the time to submit a survey response in the Spring and Fall of 2022. MYBS took the time to respond to most of the suggestions you had on how to improve the program. Below you will find a link summarizing the survey responses as well as MYBS' commentary.
As a result of the feedback, we are making adjustments that you suggested which will be incorporating into the 2023 Spring season, so thank you for your feedback!
Example of adjustments include more practices for the older grades, adjusting start times, reducing the number of teams on fields (younger grades).
One example of something we will NOT be adjusting is the multiple requests to move to SportsEngine ... read why this won't be happening in 2023 in the PDF.
If you are interested in being a head or assistant coach, you must also register online
All coaches are required to attend one of the two coaches meetings listed below. Parents who are not going to be coaches are also welcomed to join. We will also be going over survey feedback and opening the floor to questions during this time.
March 21st, 7:00 - 8:30 @ Medfield Public Safety Building (Police/Fire Station)
March 26th, 5:00 - 6:30 @ Medfield Public Safety Building (Police/Fire Station)
MYBS is committed to providing Medfield families the opportunity to play the great games of baseball and softball!
There are typically three seasons that we offer programs Spring, Summer and Fall.
Spring Baseball: Springis our 'recreational' season for all anyone to participate regardless of skill/experience/ability. Grades 1, 2, and 3 have their own in-town divisions where format progresses from coach pitch in 1st, modified coach pitch in 2nd and real games in 3rd grade. All 4th and some 5th graders play in "AAA", prior to the season there will be tryouts for 5th graders to play with the 6th graders in our "majors" division.
Spring Softball: Programs will have combined grades (1st/2nd, 3rd/4th, and 5th/6th). 1st & 2nd grade is a 'Fun-damentals' program where players learn the basics and work towards a simulated game experience. Older grades participate in the Metrowest Softball travel program playing towns like Hollistion, Ashland, etc.
Summer Baseball: Summer is our competitive travel season (w/ try-outs), rising 3rd graders will participate in the Friendship League. Older players will participate in the Suburban Youth Baseball League (SYBL), this program is age based following little league birthdate requirements. There will be a 'sandlot' style program for all rising 2nd graders.
Summer Softball: MYBS will follow a similar format as Spring for grades 3 and up.
Fall Baseball: 1st & 2nd grade is a 'Fun-damentals' introduction program, grades 3 through 7 will participate in a new league (est 2022) that will play a combined travel and in-town program against towns like Norfolk, Needham, Sharon, etc. This is a travel program, but it is not as competitive as Summer baseball and teams will be balanced (no tryouts).
Fall Softball: 1st & 2nd grade is a 'Fun-damentals' introduction program, older grades will participate in a travel program similar to Summer and Spring.
For any questions about the program please contact
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