General Info

League Information and FAQs

UpdatedFriday February 16, 2018 bySue Malomo.

Divisions

Minors

Double AA (Ages 7-10)

This division is intended for both players new to Falmouth Youth Baseball as well as returning FYB players who are still working to develop their baseball skills. Emphasis is placed on developing basic baseball skills (batting, hitting, catching) and a fundamental understanding of baseball rules and situational settings.

  • AA league utilizes player pitching and catching.
  • Utilize 46 /60 field size (46 foot pitchers mound / 60 foot base paths)
  • Full uniforms included as part of registration fees (hat, pants, jersey)
  • All games utilize paid umpires.

Games: Season consists of a 12 game season beginning in early May with one game occurring during the week plus one game on Saturday morning.

Practices: Two practices per week. One practice consists of a “clinic” wherein all AA teams participate in a joint practice consisting of hitting and fielding drills. The second practice consists of an individual “team” practice scheduled per Coach’s discretion.

Playoffs: At the commencement of the regular season a championship playoff will take place. Teams are seeded according to the results of the regular season. The playoff format will add additional 1 – 2 games for each team at the conclusion of the regular season.

Triple AAA (Ages 9 -11)

This division is for players who have developed fundamental baseball skills and are ready for introduction to more advanced baseball skills and increased level of play. Emphasis is placed on improving their physical skills (batting, hitting, and catching) as well as further developing their baseball knowledge (rules and situational settings).

  • AAA league utilizes player pitching and catching.
  • Utilize 46 /60 field size (46 foot pitchers mound / 60 foot base paths)
  • Full uniforms included as part of registration fees (hat, pants, jersey)
  • All games utilize paid umpires.

Games: Season consists of a 12 game season beginning in early May with one game occurring during the week plus one game on Saturday morning.

Practices: Two practices per week. Both practices consist of an individual “team” practice scheduled during the week at the Coach’s discretion.

Playoffs: At the commencement of the regular season a championship playoff will take place. Teams are seeded according to the results of the regular season. The playoff format will add additional 1 – 2 games for each team at the conclusion of the regular season.

Majors (Ages 10 - 12)

This division is for players who have demonstrated advanced baseball skills and knowledge of the game.

  • Utilize 46 /60 field size (46 foot pitchers mound / 60 foot base paths)
  • Full uniforms included with registration (hat, pants, jersey)
  • All games have two paid umpires.

Games: Season is from late April until mid/late June. Teams play 2-3 games per week (including weeknights and Friday or Saturday evening).

Practices: Teams have up to two practices per week.

Playoffs: Teams are seeded according to the regular season standings. A double-elimination playoff bracket results in a championship game. At the end of the playoffs, all teams participate in a skills competition which includes events such as the Home Run Derby, Golden Arm (Throw from center field to home plate through target), Road Runner (Fastest time around the bases), and Around the Horn.

Player Evaluations

Falmouth Youth baseball strives to create balanced team rosters as a means to provide players with an enjoyable playing environment. For the Spring season, separate evaluations are held based on the player's age (10, 11, 12 and 7, 8, 9). There are no evaluations for the Fall Ball season. Player evaluations are utilized to determine each player’s individual ability on the following skills: throwing, hitting, and fielding. At the completion of evaluations, players are placed on teams by a committee made up of FYB Board Members. Rosters are posted on the FYB website and players will be notified by their coach.

Seasons of Play

Spring League:

Consists of teams from Majors and Minors (AA and AAA)

All Stars (July)

(Ages 8-12) Players wishing to extend their baseball playing season can try out for All Stars. All Star teams are picked based on playing ability and are grouped by age (ex: 8yo All Star team, 9yo All Star team, 10yo All Star team, etc.). All star games consist of tournament play hosted by towns outside of Falmouth. Teams participate in at least three separate tournaments. Additional team practices may also be required. All Stars require an additional level of commitment by players and parents as tournament play generally requires a full weekend commitment. Additional registration fees are required to participate in All Stars for uniforms and tournament entry fees.

Fall Ball

Consists of Majors and Minors divisions. This season is very relaxed and consists of 2 games per week (no practices). Games are held mid-September through October.