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Wood or aluminum bats can be used in any division.

For GYBL CAL RIPKEN the bat may not exceed 33 inches in length or 2 1/4 inches in diameter.
There is no restriction on the length to weight ratio.    


General Guidelines for Bat Length and Weight

Consider the height of the batter, when choosing the correct size bat..
In general, tall batters should use longer bats.

        Bat Length

Age (yrs.)

Bat Length (in.)

or

Height

Bat Length (in.)

5 - 7

24 - 26

 

5'0" -  5'6"

32

8 - 9

26 -  28

 

5'6" -  6'

33

10 - 11

28 -  30

 

6' +

34

11 - 12

30 -  32

 

 

 

13 - 14

31 -  32

 

 

 

15 - 16

32 -  33

 

 

 

17+

34

 

 

 

  

        Bat Weight

Worth Sports conducted a study with the University of Arizona, and determined
the best bat weights for hitters, based on their height. The table below summarizes their findings.

Note: Add one ounce for fastpitch softball bats.

 

High School & College Baseball

Youth League Baseball
(11-12 yrs)

Youth League Baseball
(8-10 yrs)

Player Height (in.)

Best Bat Wt (oz.)

Player Weight (lbs.)

Best Bat Wt (oz.)

Player Height (in.)

Best Bat Wt (oz.)

66

27

70

Y18

48

16

68

27.5

80

19

50

16.5

70

28

90

19.5

52

17

72

29

100

20

54

17.5

74

30

110

20.5

56

18

76

30.5

120

21

58

18.5

Formula: Height/3 + 5

130

21.5

60

19

 

 

140

22

Formula: Height/4 + 4

 

 

150

23

 

 

 

Formula: Weight/18 + 14

 

             

 Q:  What is the Volunteer Application Form?

 

All Coaches, Assistant Coaches and other GYBL Volunteers must complete a Volunteer Application Form. 

The Child Protection Acts of 2002 mandates that "all volunteer organizations that primarily provide activities or programs to children eighteen (18) years of age or less, and which accepts volunteers, are required to conduct CORI checks of its volunteers.  The law requires that the CORI check be conducted prior to accepting any person as a volunteer."

Matt Aumais, GYBL President, will do the background checks, and keep all information strictly confidential.  He will use both the CORI (Criminal Offender Record Information) database, which is maintained by the CHSB (Criminal History Systems Board) and includes any criminal arraignment activity of persons within Massachusetts, as well as other specialized checks of records.

Matt is a Trooper with the Massacusetts State Police and works with this database on a daily basis.   If there are any questions, please contact Matt at .

 

Babe Ruth Coordinator
 
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
 
·      Tryout coordination with Baseball Operations
·      Team creation
·      Coach Selection
·      CORI form submission to CORI Advisor
·      Interface with League
·      Scheduling umpires
·      Scheduling fields
 
Cal Ripken Majors Coordinator (60/70)
 
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
 
·      Tryout coordination with Baseball Operations
·      Coach Selection
·      Team draft
·      CORI form submission to CORI Advisor
·      Representative at Mac League
·      Forwards season schedule, complete with assigned umpires, to coaches
·      Field coordinator for division practices and games
·      Determines number of home games for each coach. Has Treasurer issue checks to cover the cost of umpires
·      Lets equipment manager know number of teams for uniform/equipment ordering
·      Chooses tournament coach for CR State Tournaments and other tournaments
·      Handles parent/player complaints. Unresolved complaints are forwarded to the BOD.
 
 
Cal Ripken Minors Coordinator
 
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
 
·      Tryout coordination with Baseball Operations
·      Coach Selection
·      Team draft
·      CORI form submission to CORI Advisor
·      Forwards season schedule, complete with assigned umpires, to coaches
·      Field coordinator for division practices and games
·      Determines number of home games for each coach. Has Treasurer issue checks to cover the cost of umpires
·      Lets equipment manager know number of teams for uniform/equipment ordering
·      Chooses tournament coach for CR State Tournament and other tournaments
·      Chooses All Star coach to play against Ayer/Shirley at end of year
·      Handles parent/player complaints. Unresolved complaints are forwarded to the BOD.
 
Coach Pitch Coordinator
 
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
 
·      Coach selection
·      Team creation
·      CORI form submission to CORI Advisor
·      Field coordinator for practices and games
·      Lets equipment manager know number of teams for uniform/equipment ordering
·      Chooses tournament coach (Stacey Bradley 8U Tournament)
·      Handles parent/player complaints. Unresolved complaints are forwarded to the BOD.
 
 
T-Ball Coordinator
 
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
 
·      Coach selection
·      Team creation
·      CORI form submission to CORI Advisor
·      Field coordinator for practices and games
·      Lets equipment manager know number of teams for uniform/equipment ordering
·      Handles parent/player complaints. Unresolved complaints are forwarded to the BOD.
 
 
Umpire Coordinator
 
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
 
·      Coordinates with CR/ D1 Division Coordinators for game schedule
·      Schedule patched umpires for all CR Major games
·      Schedule non-patch umpires for all CR Minor and D1 games
·      Forwards a list of scheduled umpires to CR/ D1 Coordinators
·      Provides CR/ D1 Coordinators with master list of all umpires and contact phone numbers/ emails
·      Distributes umpire equipment to each field (chest protector, face mask, shin guards, clickers). Places order with Equipment Coordinator for any needs.
·      Schedule umpires for playoff games
 
Patched umpires paid $50/game, Non-patched umpires paid $35/game
 
Equipment Coordinator
 
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
 
·      Coordinating with each division coordinator to determine number of teams, team names, and number of players
·      Orders uniforms for all divisions
·      Takes inventory of team bags for appropriate equipment
·      Orders equipment as necessary
·      Orders field equipment as necessary (i.e. bases, line chalk, umpire equipment, etc.)
·      Responsible for ordering baseballs for all teams (1 dozen practice/ 1 dozen game balls)
·      Distributes team bags and uniforms at spring meeting for all divisions
·      Orders tournament uniforms (hats and socks – shirt, pants and belts are returned at the end of the tournament season)
·      Collects team bags in the fall. Stores at Cow Pond in storage container.
 
 
Field Maintenance Coordinator
 
Responsibilities include but not limited to:
 
·      Works with Parks Dept to determine level of service to be provided by Town of Groton
·      Coordinates with private landscape company to upgrade fields
·      Monitors private landscape company’s work
·      Responsible for coordinating Field Day in spring and fall
·      Responsible for Town Field, Cutler Field, Stonebridge Field and Cow Pond Fields
·      Responsible for equipping each field with rakes, shovels, lining chalk, lining machine, extra infield mix for spot repairs
 
Snack Shack Coordinator
 
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
 
·      Organizes spring cleaning of snack shack – coordinated with Field Day
·      Inventorying and stocking snack shack on an as needed basis throughout spring ball
·      Determines and posts price list
·      Cleans and closes snack shack at end of year
 
 
Webmaster
 
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
 
·      Maintains the organizations website
·      Post pertinent information on the website
·      Distributes necessary newletters via email blasts



Why a Late Fee
While we regret having to charge a late fee,  after regular registration closes we perform a number of administrative task such as completing insurance binders, ordering uniforms and equipment, and assigning players to teams.  As late registrants are added to the program, our volunteers perform additional administrative tasks including re-arranging teams, shifting players between leagues, changing league insurance information and re-ordering equipment, uniform and baseball supplies to accommodate the additional players.  The late fee assists us in offsetting these additional costs.