Due to concerns surrounding the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and in accordance with guidance from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, National Cal Ripken, Town of Chelmsford and State authorities the CYB Board of Directors is suspending all youth baseball activities through April 7th.
The Covid-19 Pandemic is a serious threat. We must work together to flatten the curve.
AFTER CONSULTING WITH TOWN OFFICIALS THE CYB BOARD HAS CLOSED OUR HOME FIELDS ON CHELMSFORD STREET. THIS INCLUDES THE BULLPEN AREA AND ALL 3 BATTING CAGES. PLEASE DO NOT ATTEMPT TO USE THE FACILITY.
All EBL and Youth Major A practices are cancelled
All coaches meetings are cancelled.
Umpire Clinics will be rescheduled .
Equipment handouts are postponed.
We appreciate your patience as we collectively deal with this very dynamic and unprecedented situation.
CYB Board of Directors
UMPIRE TRAINING 2020
2020 UMPIRE TRAINING CLINICS
You must be league age 13 minimum to umpire. All new and returning umpires are required to attend two training sessions for the 2020 baseball season. Training sesssions will cover the rule book in 2 parts. In addition you will receive proper field postion training. You must attend 1 night of each session. There will be a seperate night to learn how to schedule and receive uniforms/equipment.
Sunday March 22, 2020 6-8 PM or Monday March 23, 2020 6-8 PM
Sunday March 29, 2020 6-8 PM or Monday March 30, 2020 6-8 PM
If you are a new umpire you must pre-register. Please send your name, best contact number and your (not your parents) email address. You must have your own email address to schedule games in the league system. Returning umpires will sign in at the first session.
To pre-register or if you have questions please contact
If you recieve this email and no longer want to be on the umpire list let Mike Donoghue know
There are more than 200 volunteers who manage, coach and make up the League’s Executive Board. Many of these volunteers were Youth Baseball players themselves who are happily “giving something back.” Who benefits? – The community and the more than 700 Chelmsford children who’ve shown that they, too, love to “play ball!”
Chelmsford Youth Baseball Funding:
CYB receives no town funding. The League maintains many of the baseball fields in town, relying on registration, donations & fundraising to cover equipment, field maintenance and other operating expenses. The league conducts registrations in the fall/winter in order to generate the necessary funds to repair fields, purchase player equipment and make capital improvements. All of these things must take place before the start of the season.
ANNOUNCES REGISTRATION FOR LEARN TO PLAY & INSTRUCTIONAL DIVISIONS
Are you interested in having your son or daughter play baseball this spring? There is still time to sign up for either the Learn to Play or Instructional leagues. Both programs will teach your child the basic skills to play baseball, and also offer “schedule certainty” for your busy lives!
Learn to Play: This division is designed for 4 year old children interested in learning to play baseball.
Players will meet once a week on Sunday for 90 minutes.
The focus will be on learning baseball fundamentals such as throwing, catching, fielding and hitting.
The season will run 8 weeks starting at the end of April at Roberts Field and ends with a “field day” in June at the Route 110 Fields.
Instructional Divison: Formerly called our “tee ball division”, Instructional league is for players who are 5 years of age. This league is geared toward building an understanding of the fundamentals of baseball including proper batting, throwing, and fielding techniques. We use a clinic based training structure which offers multiple exposures to techniques while keeping the players engaged.
Players will meet twice a week – one weekday and once on Saturdays
Schedule certainty – each team will meet on the same weekday, and during one of three time slots on Saturday. We will also make a best effort to minimize conflicts with other sport schedules.
We use our best efforts to accommodate requests for players who need to play with other children for transportation purposes.