Spring 2017 Programs for Ages 13-19

Link to MVSBL (league that ages 13-19 play in): http://www.leaguelineup.com/welcome.asp?url=mvsbl

Based on League Age (See Chart on Registration Page)

Spring 90' baseball for all players age 13 to 19 is played on the full-sized big diamond with 90' bases, 60'6" pitching distance, using "real" baseball rules like leading off, balks, and headfirst slides. See the home page for equipment requirements.

  • All children in their age group play in the same division. For example, all 13 year old 7th graders are in Juniors together.
  • The season starts in April and ends in early June. There are usually 3 events (game or practices) per week, on weekdays and weekends, including Sundays.
  • Evaluations are be indoors in mid-March: register now so you don't miss any announcements

 Age Brackets are as follows:

Juniors is for age 13, and 12s in the 7th grade. Games are played both in town and with teams from Lawrence, Andover, and Haverhill.

NOTE: Any 12 year old who opts to play Juniors is no longer eligible to play in 60' league or district tournaments once they play their first Juniors game.

Seniors is for ages 14-15, and 13s in the 8th grade. Games are played both in town and with teams from Lawrence and Andover. Note: games are scheduled to avoid any conflicts with any NAHS freshman and JV baseball games.

Note: Any 13 year old 7th grader wishing to be considered for Seniors must have played on the 90' diamond before, and must attend Seniors evaluations. The decision to allow a 13 year old 7th grader to play Seniors is subject to the discretion of the Board of Directors.

Big League: The program is for 16 to 19 year olds, but if you are in the 10th grade you can play too. 9th graders who are on school teams may request to play here as well. Big League plays on Sunday afternoons in North Andover and other local towns such as Andover, Billerica, Chelmsford, Dracut, Lawrence, Methuen, Reading, Tewksbury, and Woburn. There are either two 7 inning games or a 9 inning game. There might be a Saturday afternoon makeup game if there is rain. Practice time is once or twice a week. Big League uses a continuous batting order and free defensive substitution to maximize everyone's playing time. Yes, you can play if you play high school ball or other sports. The games do not conflict with any NAHS baseball games, and players in most other spring sports can have full participation. The program is a great way to get extra playing time, playing time at a different position if you play high school ball, or just to play baseball if you play another sport.

NOTE TO HIGH SCHOOL PLAYERS: Yes, you can play both HS ball and NABCLL. The NAHS coach, Todd Dulin, encourages players to play both if they wish. Of course the high school team will be your priority, but NABCLL works closely with NAHS to avoid schedule conflicts and overuse, especially of pitchers. There have been many players who did both without any issues, so we encourage you to register early - if you make a HS team and choose to drop out of NABCLL, please let us know as soon as you can.

Questions ? Contact the Commision of 13-19 programs, Jeff Buxton (umparama@gmail.com).