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Baseball

Baseball

WJAA offers Spring season Little League Baseball up to the Major League level. From youngest to oldest, the levels are: Rookies, Minors, and Majors. 


WJAA baseball participates in an area instructional league along with the towns of Amherst, Merrimack, and Milford. This is a traveling league and involves playing games in Milford, Amherst, Merrimack, and Wilton. Baseball is open to all boys and girls* 7-12 years old. If needed, evaluations will take place in March to determine the skill level of each player so that evenly matched teams can be created.


WJAA tries to field a team, or teams for:
Rookies (6-7 years old)
Minors (8-10 years old)
Majors (10-12 years old)

* WJAA Softball is and option, and available for girls 7 years of age and up.

ROOKIES:

This is the beginning level of baseball. The players are introduced to the game of baseball, learning the different positions and the basic rules of the game. There is emphasis on throwing, catching, fielding and hitting. Coaches pitch to their own players during games.

MINORS:

At this level, the players begin to play more competitively, using umpires and following the rules of Cal Ripken League. Player pitching is introduced and real baseballs are used. This level involves more rules and fundamentals of basic baseball.

MAJORS:

At this level, more experienced players now know the game of baseball. It is competitive with the normal rules, look, and feel of the big game.

ATTIRE AND EQUIPMENT:

Required:

  • Sneakers
  • Baseball glove

Recommended:

  • Cleats
  • Mouth guard
  • Loose fitting clothing
  • Water bottle
  • Personal helmet with face-guard (although helmets will be provided)
  • Baseballs, bats and helmets will be provided

T-Ball

T-Ball

T-Ball provides a fun introduction to the games of baseball and softball. Children will develop the basic fundamentals of throwing, fielding and hitting. Games are shortened in duration (usually 3-4 innings) and involve both hitting off an adjustable tee or coach pitched. Each team will bat through the line-up each inning. Only RIF (reduced injury factor) balls are used.

Children ages 5-6 years old (and some older 4's and younger 7 year olds whom have never played) will participate in one weekly night of practice and a fun game on Saturday mornings. All practices will take place at the FRES T-ball field. Children should bring a glove and wear comfortable clothes. Helmets and bats are provided by WJAA. Each player will be given a team hat and jersey. The season will run April-early June.

 

ATTIRE AND EQUIPMENT:

Required:

  • Sports shoes
  • Baseball glove

Recommended:

  • Cleats
  • Loose fitting clothing
  • Water bottle
  • Personal helmet (although helmets will be provided)
  • Baseballs, bats and helmets will be provided

Softball

Softball

WJAA Spring Softball participates in the Souhegan Valley Softball League. This is a traveling league and involves playing against teams from the following six surrounding towns; Milford, Amherst, Brookline, Hollis and Bedford. Softball is open to all girls 7-11 years old (2nd grade and older). Evaluations will take place in March or April to determine the skill level of each player so that evenly matched teams can be created.

In past years, depending on turnout, WJAA has fielded two Rookie teams and one Minors team. WJAA does not usually field a Majors team, as most girls in this age bracket play on the middle school team. Middle school players who meet the league age requirements may play on the Minors team. Please see below for an explanation of the different levels.

RULES CAN BE FOUND HERE:

2019 Souhegan Valley Girls Softball Local League Rules

ATTIRE AND EQUIPMENT:

Required:

  • Sneakers
  • Softball glove

Recommended:

  • Softball cleats
  • Mouth guard
  • Loose fitting clothing
  • Water bottle
  • Personal helmet with face-guard (although helmets will be provided)
  • Softballs, bats and helmets will be provided
  • Rip-it mask for pitchers

Soccer

Soccer

Takes place in the Fall.

U6: 4-6 Year Old Intro To Soccer

The U6 program consists of two teams and focuses on fun games and limited scrimmages. The group meets one day a week at Carnival Hill. The U6 league runs from early September until late October.

U8, U10 AND U12:

The U8, U10 and U12 leagues consists of multiple teams at each level. Teams in these leagues practice one night during the week and usually  play one game every Saturday with occasional weekday games. All games will be played at Carnival Hill. The season runs approximately 8 weeks from early September until early November. Playoffs for U10 and U12 follow regular season play. The U8 league does not have playoffs.

ATTIRE AND EQUIPMENT:

Required:

  • Shin guards
  • NO Jewelry
  • Mouth guard (U12 only)

Recommended:

  • Cleats
  • Mouth guard
  • Loose fitting clothing
  • Water bottle

Basketball

Basketball

The WJAA Basketball program takes place in the winter months and is open to children in Kindergarten through 7th grade living in the towns of Wilton or Lyndeborough. Children in seventh grade are permitted to play as long as they are NOT playing on a middle school team. This allows seventh graders an opportunity for an additional year of basketball instruction.  Gym rules and regulations can be found here.

INTRODUCTION TO BASKETBALL CLINIC:

The Kindergarten through second grade basketball clinic program focuses on fun skills/drills and limited scrimmages. The clinic meets one day a week at the FRES gymnasium and runs from early January until late February.

 

JUNIOR AND SENIOR LEAGUE:

The Junior and Senior leagues consists of multiple teams at each level. Teams in these leagues practice one night during the week and usually play one game every Saturday.  The season runs approximately 6 weeks from early January until February. Playoffs for the Junior and Senior leagues follow regular season play.

 

ATTIRE AND EQUIPMENT:

Required:

  • Non-scuffing basketball sneakers (must be carried into the gym not worn)
  • NO Jewelry or metal hair clips
  • Mouth guard required for senior division. Optional for the junior division

Recommended:

  • Mouth guard
  • Loose fitting clothing
  • Water bottle
  • Basketballs will be provided


RULES OF PLAY

Field Status

Open Open

Goss Park Field (03:50 PM | 03/29/22)

Open Open

Carnival Hill Fields (03:59 PM | 03/29/22)

Open Open

Carnival Hill - Softball Field (04:00 PM | 03/29/22)

Open Open

Carnival Hill - Alt. Little League Field (04:01 PM | 03/29/22)

Closed Closed

Carnival Hill - Soccer Field (04:01 PM | 03/29/22)

Open Open

FRES T-Ball Field (10:09 PM | 03/29/22)