Mandatory evaluations for Little League BASEBALL and SOFTBALL will be Saturday, March 8. All evaluations will be held in the Staples field house. To speed up the process, we politely request you show up at some point within the following time frames, in keeping with your child's desired league and the first letter of your last name:
Majors (Gr 6-7) – Evaluations from 8 to 11 am
A-H from 8 to 9 am
I-P from 9 to 10 am
Q-Z from 10 to 11 am
Minors (Gr 5) – Evaluations from 11 am to 1 pm
A-L from 11 am to 12 noon
M-Z from 12 noon to 1 pm
AA (Gr 3) – Evaluations from 1 to 4 pm
A-H from 1 to 2 pm
I-P from 2 to 3 pm
Q-Z from 3 to 4 pm
AAA (Gr 4) – Evaluations from 4 to 7 pm
A-H from 4 to 5 pm
I-P from 5 to 6 pm
Q-Z from 6 to 7 pm
If you have a conflict you must email in advance to: .
Note: No evaluations are held for grades PK/K - 2. Teams are normally selected by early April, and games begin the Saturday after April break.
If the number of teams for 2014 is similar to last year, it is anticipated games will be played on the following days/times:
Majors: Tuesdays @5:30pm and Saturdays 9-11:10am Minors: Wednesdays @5:30pm and Saturdays from 11:30am-1:40pm AAA: Mondays @5:30pm and Saturdays from 2-4pm AA: Thursdays @5:30pm and Saturdays from 4:15-6:15pm Grade 2: Saturdays from 9-10:30am
Grade 1: Saturdays from 11am-12:30pm Kindergarten/Pre-K: Saturdays from 1-2:15pm
Practices are determined by the team coaches, and not set until after teams are drafted. For PK/K - Grade 2 participants: coaches normally choose to hold their practices on Sundays.
“Community Conversation about Youth Sports” on Oct. 20, 2011, at Bedford Middle School by Dr. Richard Ginsburg. The presentation was helpful ensuring a positive sports experience for your child.
Summary from the speaker:
Take Home Points for Parents 1. Use a 5:1 ratio of accurate praise to constructive feedback 2. Avoid post-game criticisms of your chold for first 24 hours 3. First post-game question is “How was it?” NOT “Did you win or did you score?” 4. Numbers 2 & 3 are very hard to do. 5. Kids are NOT mini-adults 6. Talent develops well into late-teens 7. Make sure it is your child who most wants to play 8. Recognize when it is time to step back 9. Be aware of changing pressures on coaches 10. Fun and joy are best predictors for long-term success & benefits
For further details regarding Dr. Ginsburg, please visit his website, whosegameisitanyway.com. Copies of Whose Game Is It, Anyway? will be available for sale on the website and are also available at the Westport Library.
Whose Game Is It, Anyway?
Richard D. Ginsburg, Ph.D.
MGH PACES Institute
Harvard Medical School
Welcome to our Westport Little League Baseball website!
Welcome to our Westport Little League Baseball website. You will find information on baseball for ages 5-12 here. WLL is a subdivision of Westport Baseball & Softball which also oversees Softball and Advanced Baseball (ages 13-19). Please see the links above for information on these programs. Feel free to send us suggestions on the site and our programs on the "Feedback" page.