Clinton Youth Softball

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For more information about the league please visit the Clinton Youth Softball Website:

http://www.leaguelineup.com/welcome.asp?url=clintonyouthsoftball

League Mission:

The Clinton Youth Softball League strives to provide a positive, competitive youth softball experience for each player, parents and coach. We are dedicated to the advancement and long-term player development of each participant by building character. Our goal is to use softball as a tool to teach young athletes in a way that improves their self-confidence, self-esteem, and overall creates more productive community athletes. Our program features skill building, membership into the Wachusett Softball Association with games against teams from the surround towns, various team building events, and the opportunity to play and learn more about the sport of softball.

Whether you are an experienced player or new to the sport, our league welcomes all levels of talent!

This league is managed by the Clinton Parks and Recreation Department and is part of the Wachusett Softball Association.

How to Register:

To register for the Clinton Youth Softball League either download and return our paper registration below or register online.

Clinton Youth Softball 2017 Registration Form

Register online by clicking on the link below and logging in or creating a user name (link is on the left hand side of the RecDesk Page)

Online Registration

Payment:

Make Checks Payable: Town of Clinton and return to Clinton Parks and Recreation Department, 560 High Street, Clinton, MA 01510

Credit Cards: Visa, MasterCard, Discover

Registration Fees and Play Levels:

  • Instructional: Pre-K (4 years old)Kindergarten, 1st grade  –$65.00
  • Minor Division/U10: 2nd, 3rd and 4th graders– $75.00
  • Junior Division/U12: 5th, 6th, 7th graders– $85.00
  • Senior League/U14: 7th, 8th, and 9th graders–$85.00
  • Sibling Discount:
    • $10.00 discount off the registration price for each additional family member entering the league. Pay full price for the first child and take the discount off of the second registration.

Deadlines:

  1. Early Bird registration from January 3rd -February 17th, 2017
  2. February 18th-February 24th prices increase by $15.00
  3. After February 25th a $25.00 late fee will be added to all registrations

The Wachusett Softball Association

The Clinton Youth Softball League is part of  the Wachusett Softball Association. The Wachusett Softball Association is a youth recreational softball league made up of teams from Boylston, Holden, Princeton, Rutland, Sterling, West Boylston, and Clinton.

For up-to-date league information, team standings, and directions to the fields click on the link below.

Wachusett Softball Association Website

Additional League Information

Uniform:

All those participating in the league will receive a team jersey and a visor.  Minor, Junior and Senior level players will also receive matching socks.  It is the responsibility of each player to purchase a pair of softball pants. These pants should be black.

Practices and Games:

Practices will begin at the end of March/beginning of April with the season kicking off at the end of April. The season will conclude around the second week in June (unless we have multiple rainouts throughout the season).

Practices days and times will be determined by individual coaches, but in the beginning of the season teams can expect 2-3 practices per week and as the season progresses this will reduce.

Parent Code of Conduct:

  1. I will respect the rules and the policies of the league and remember the game is for the youth.
  2. I (and my guests) will be positive role model(s) for my child and will encourage sportsmanship by showing respect and courtesy and by demonstrating positive support for all involved.
  3. I (and my guests) will not engage in any kind of unsportsmanlike conduct with any officials, coaches, players or parents such as booing, taunting, , profane language or gestures.
  4. I will teach my child that doing one’s best is more important than winning, so that my child will never feel defeated by the outcome of a game or his/her performance
  5. I will never ridicule or yell at my child or other participant for making a mistake or losing a competition
  6. I will respect the officials and their authority during games and will never question, discuss or confront coaches at the game field, and will take time to speak with coaches at an agreed upon time & place.
  7. I will inform the coach of any physical disability or ailment that may affect the safety of my child or others
  8. I agree that if I fail to abide by the aforementioned rules and guidelines, I will be subjects to disciplinary action to include: verbal warning by official, head coach, and/or the league organizer, written warning, parental game suspension with written documentation of incident kept on file by league, parental season suspension.

Code of Participation:

Coaches will strive to give equal playing time to all participants. Each division has regulations in place for how much playing time players will receive and the positions that they will be placed in.  However, player commitment is very important to the league and those players that are practicing regularly and participating in team/league events may be rewarded through a starting position, and playing extra innings if a spot arises.

Team Assignment:

Teams will be selected at the beginning of March and coaching assignments will be announced at that time as well. Teams will be selected in a draft fashion at a meeting with just coaches. Head coaches will have their child assigned to their team. Assistant coaches will be assigned after the draft and will be based around the team their child is assigned to.

In an effort to accommodate busy family schedules, all siblings will be placed on the same team within the same division unless otherwise noted. If siblings have different last names or addresses, please make a note of this. Children of coaches will be on the same team as their parent. All other players will be placed on a team so that talent is spread out equally among the division.

2017 Fundraisers, Important Dates and League Schedules:

*Maroon Monsters game for 5/26 Postponed to Sunday May 28th at 4pm at CMS*

*Red Rockets Practice Canceled for May 26th*

 

Individual Team Schedules:

  • Calendar Raffle– purchase your calendar from any softball player to be win some great prizes during the month of May, including multiple cash prizes! Calendars will go on-sale in April 2017
  • April 22nd, 2017 Clinton Opening Day- please see the schedule of event below:
    • 9:15am meet at Central Park in uniform
    • 9:30am parade starts (parade will be led by a Fire Truck to Ash Street Field)
    • Assembly at Ash Street Fields. Players to remain with their teams and line-up around Ash Street Field One
    • Singing of the National Anthem
    • Introduction and overview of the Season Activities
    • Calendar Raffle Presentation
    • Closing remarks
    • Games for the day (all games played at Middle School Athletic Complex)
  • Wednesday May 10th, 2017 Picture Day at Saint John’s Gym-
    • 5:15pm Instruction Division- Red Rockets sponsored by Hometown Bank
    • 5:30pm Minor Division- Teal Wildthings sponsored by Aim Dental
    • 5:45pm Minor Division- Maroon Monsters sponsored by UMASS Memorial Clinton Hospital
    • 6:00pm Junior Division- Navy Ninjas sponsored by William R. Southworth, D.M.D., Orthodontist
    • 6:15pm Junior Division- Purple Raiders sponsored by Simple Man Saloon & Grill
  • May 20th, 2017 League Car Wash– wash away the spring mud at this Clinton Youth Softball Fundraiser. Each team will have a designated time to help out for this event. 9:00am-12:00pm at the Clinton Parks and Recreation Department Building 560 High Street.
    • 9am-10:30am
      • Red Rockets
      • Maroon Monsters
    • 10:30am-12:00pm
      • Teal Wildthings
      • Navy Ninjas
      • Purple Raiders
  • Memorial Day Parade Monday May 29th– Local groups have the ability to march in the parade.  If you would like to march on behalf of the Clinton Youth Softball league please arrive to Central Park between 9:15am/9:30am, please wear your uniform shirt of CYSL apparel. We will be marching as a group.
  • Calendar Raffle ends May 31st. Please be sure to turn in any raffle sales to either your couch or directly to the Clinton Parks Recreation Department. Remember each player is encouraged to sell 5 calendars. I have more copies here if needed. More copies can be found at Parks and Recreation building.
  • June 2nd, 3rd, 4th Minor League Tournament in Sterling- Both Minor League teams will be participating in an end of season tournament hosted by the WSA in Sterling. Coaches will have schedules available soon, but be prepared to play all three days.  There will also be a parent volunteer sign-up email coming out to help with tournament related tasks like running concession, field prep, etc.  All players will receive a WSA shirt for participating in the tournament! This is a fun weekend, so be sure to come out and support the minor league teams!
  • End of Season Celebration June 9th- We will be holding the end of season ceremony at 5:30pm at CMS.  Families are welcome!  We have secured Snowie the Bus for the event (this is a snow cone bus that allows you to pick your snow cone flavors out of 10 different options and it is free to all players and families) We will also have lawn games fro the kids to play and couches will give a quick recap of the season. The event will last about an hour. Hope to see everyone there!
  • June 12th Start of Junior and Senior Division Tournament- Both Junior Division teams will be participating in the post season playoffs. For these playoffs the higher seeded team will host the game and act as the home team. Please view the schedule below to see the 2017 playoff schedule.
    • Monday June 12th 6:00pm – Juniors Round 1 – (there will be 3 games on this date)Team 8 vs. Team 9 (Game 1)

      Team 7 vs. Team 10 (Game 2)

      Team 6 vs. Team 11 (Game 3)

      (this bracket has teams 1, 4, 5, 2, 3 receiving a bi into the 2nd round)

      Wednesday June 14th 6:00pm – Juniors Round 2: (there will be 4 games played on this date)

      Team 1 vs Winner Game 1 (game 4)

      Team 4 vs team 5 (game 5)

      Team 2 vs Winner game 2 (game 6)

      Team 3 vs winner game 3 (game 7)

      ** If West Boylston juniors is a home team based on the standings, we need to move one game to Thursday in West Boylston for home field.  At this point in the standings, it looks like this will be the case.  WB field is not available Wednesday. Clinton is unable to play June 15th due to Middle School Graduation.

      Monday June 19th 6:00pm – Juniors Round 3: (2 games played for semi-finals)

      Winner game 6 vs winner game 7 (game 8)

      Winner game 4 vs winner game 5 (game 9)

      Wednesday June 21st 6:00pm – Juniors Championship game – (1 game played for championship)

      Winner game 8 vs. winner game 9

2017 Sponsorship’s:

Equipment Sponsorship’s:

clinton-savings-bank Clinton Savings Bank
Whitney_Brothers_Truck Whitney Bros. Oil, Corp.
cpd Clinton Police Relief Association

Team Sponsorship’s:

tooth William R. Southworth, D.M.D.
teeth Aim Dental
umass Umass Memorial Hospital, Inc.
simpleman Simple Man Saloon & Grill
bank Hometown Bank
nypro NYPRO