Welcome to the Official Website of Medford Youth Baseball! (Medford, Massachusetts)
The Members of the Medford Youth Baseball Board of Directors are dedicated to serving Medford's youth. This site contains all of the important information regarding Medford Youth Baseball as well as important updates regarding the current season.
We need your help to provide the best experience for your kids and ours!
Medford Youth Baseball is a 100% volunteer run organization. Every season we need new volunteers on and off the baseball field. We need new coaches, team parents, organizers, field help, snack shack volunteers and administrative contributors to ensure the best experience possible for our players. Register at the link below and let us know how you would like to help!
Medford Youth Baseball provides year round baseball development clinics and competitive teams for players 4-18 years of age (age as of April 30 of the current season), including:
Indoor Winter Clinics: Included with our Spring Season registration fee, these clinics are run by Medford Youth Baseball coaches to help players sharpen up their skills ahead of our team tryouts. Winter Clinics are typically held at Medford Highschool from mid-January through March. Schedules vary by age group.
Spring In-town Season: This is our primary offering with practices starting as soon as the weather and field conditions allow in April. Our game schedule runs from late April through the end of the school year, including playoffs, depending on age. Typical practice and game days are described in the Baseball Divisions below.
Spring Travel Teams: Depending on player and coach availability, some of our older age groups offer Spring Travel teams that play concurrently with our Spring Season, typically on Friday nights. Divisions include 9U, 10U, 11U on the small diamond and 12U on the 50/70 diamond.
District All-Star Teams: Each age group 8U and above is eligible to assemble a District All-Star team to compete in the Cal Ripken District Tournament with a chance to advance to the Cal Ripen World Series. Players for each team are selected by vote of the league head coaches.
In-Town All-Stars: We celebrate the end of our season with an All-Star Day Finally, including: All-Star Games from each division AA and above, a Home Run Derby, and other festive offerings for the players and families.
Summer Ball: Depending on player and coach availability, we occasionally offer a group clinic style session over the summer with sandlot scrimmage games.
In-town Fall Ball: From September through October or early November, weather permitting, we offer group clinic style Fall Baseball sessions with sandlot scrimmage games that meet once-per week on the weekends.
Fall Travel Teams: Depending on player and coach availability, some of our older age groups offer Fall Travel teams that compete against neighboring towns from September through October.
(by age as of 4/30 of the current season)
T-Ball: Players age 4-6 will learn the fundamentals of hitting, throwing, fielding, batting in order as a team, and running the bases. This age group will focus on skill development and progression in a multi-station clinic format with some non-competitive scrimmages within the practice sessions. Our youngest budding athletes will learn the fundamentals of the batting stance, grip and swing while hitting from a height adjustable tee; properly holding and throwing the baseball to a target; receiving the ball with the glove; batting in order as a team and running the bases. T-Ball will play on Saturday and/or Sunday AM at Drane Field. All players will receive a team shirt and baseball hat. They will need to bring their own baseball helmet and fielding glove (cleats and a T-Ball bat are recommended).
Rookie: Formerly known as Farm division, players age 6-7 will continue to develop the fundamental skills introduced in Tee-Ball during practice sessions, and will play separately scheduled non-competitive scrimmage games with live pitching thrown by coaches. The games will include a brief practice/warmup session followed by 2-3 innings of coach-pitch baseball where all players bat once each. Rookie division will play on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.
Minor-AA: Players age 7-8 will be introduced to the pitching and catching positions, and batters will face live pitching in games. This is the first level with competitive games, league standings, playoffs, In-town All-Stars, and a travelling District All-Star team with the chance to advance to the Cal Ripken World Series! Players are ready for AA if they can reliably defend themselves in the field with their baseball glove, use proper throwing and fielding mechanics, and have a fundamentally sound batting routine. Players must attend a preseason tryout session, which is used to draft competitively balanced teams. Games will be played on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays at Drane Field. Additional practice days may vary by team.
Minor-AAA: Players age 9-10 will build and refine their individual skills and begin to focus more on game strategy and teamwork. Like the Minor-AA league, the AAA season also includes playoffs, In-Town All-Star Game, Home Run Derby, and multiple District All-Star teams for 9U and 10U ages. Games will be played on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays at Columbus, Memorial, or Gillis Field.
Major 60: Players age 11-12 compete in the most experienced level of Cal Ripken Baseball. The season includes playoffs, In-Town All-Star Game, Home Run Derby, and multiple District All-Star teams for 11U and 12U ages. Games will be played on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays at Columbus or Gillis Field
Babe Ruth: Players age 13-18 play for the first time in a standard 90' diamond under the Official Baseball Rules used in MLB. Teams are eligible to enter tournament competition and move along the tournament trail, culminating in a World Series.