Woburn Little League Jimmy Fund Baseball Program 2018
SUMMER BASEBALL - Ages 8-12
Payment is due at the time of registration - If payment is not made registration will be deleted automatically
The Jimmy Fund program enables Little League players to continue playing baseball during the summertime and provides these youngsters with an opportunity to grow as individuals by developing baseball skills and building self-confidence. Jimmy Fund Baseball is open to all Woburn LL players who wish to play. Simply register and pay on the Woburn LL website and then teams are formed based on registration numbers that exist for each age group. As always, our program would not be possible without volunteers needed to coach these players.
If you are interested in coaching, please email email@example.com
Little League and The Jimmy Fund are two institutions dedicated to providing children with the opportunity to become healthy adults. In this joint effort, participating Little League teams and players raise funds for the Dana-Farber Institute while continuing to play ball. The program allows players to help other, less fortunate children.
The registration fee to participate is $80.00. With that registration, a $50 donation will be made in the team's name to the Jimmy Fund. In addition, all additional funds raised by the fundraising efforts of the teams and players go directly to the Jimmy Fund. Teams from Reading, North Reading, Stoneham, Wakefield, Wilmington, and Woburn are expected to participate. The Jimmy Fund and Baseball have a long and great history here in Massachusetts of giving back. Please join us in an 8 to 10 game season running Mid July Mid-August. All players receive a Jimmy Fund Hat and shirt and teams qualify for the single-elimination playoffs, which are held right after the season. The team manager will assist and encourage the players with fundraising efforts. In prior years, our Little League District (MA District 13) has raised over $50,000 for the Dana-Farber Institute.
The season will run from Mid-July to Mid-August. The teams will play 8-10 games over the course of four weeks. All teams qualify for the single-elimination playoffs, which are held right after the season.
These are the age ranges and birth dates for the divisions:
8-year-olds September 1st, 2009 to August 31st, 2010
9-year-olds September 1st, 2008 to August 31st, 2009
10-year-old to 12-year-old May 1, 2005, to Dec 31, 2007
There are three divisions:
Thank you, WLL Board of Directors and the Jimmy Fund.
We are looking for volunteers to work the Weafer and Gonsalves Snack Shack during scheduled games. Most of the funds Little League raises during the season comes from the shacks, so having them open is critical in our fundraising efforts. The money we raise during the season helps to keep registration costs below our neighboring communities. The shack window provides a view of the field, so you can catch some of the game as well.
A board member is available to open and close the snack shacks and will train anyone interested in volunteering. The training takes 10-15 mintues.
There are several shifts at the shacks to be filled, so please review the schedule and sign up online by clicking here, or go to Concession Volunteering at our website. We need two people to work per game, and there will be a board member to open and close the shack for you, so you will not be on your own.
Thank you again for helping make Woburn Little League a great program. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to email firstname.lastname@example.org.
On Thursday, May 3, USA Baseball informed youth organizations, including Little League, that effective immediately, the bat identified as the Easton Ghost X YBB18GX10 30/20 2 5/8" (or the "Easton Ghost X 30/20 5/8" at retail) has been decertified by USA Baseball and is no longer an approved bat under the USABat Standard. This applies to the 30-inch drop 10 variation of the Easton Ghost X only. Pursuant to Rule 1.10, this is now an illegal bat. At the time of this decertification notice, all other lengths and drops of the Easton Ghost X bat remain approved for play.
All parents, coaches, and umpires must check their bats and remove these bats from play if they are in possession of these bats.
Any questions regarding returns, refunds, or warranty claims for the Easton Ghost X 30/20 should be directed to Easton at email@example.com.
As of January 1, 2018, the new USA Baseball Bat Standard was implemented. USABat Standard bats must be used in the Little League Major, Minor, AAA Baseball Divisions. AA Baseball (Tee Ball) can apply a USABat sticker to any bat 26" and below. A guidleline document for the AA Baseball sticker program can be accessed here.
Either USABat Standard bats or BBCOR bats must be used at the Junior League Baseball Divisions. At the Senior League Baseball Division, all bats must be meet the BBCOR standard. Little League-approved baseball bats that were approved for use for the 2017 season will no longer be acceptable for use in any Little League game or activity as of January 1, 2018. For more information on the USABat standard and a complete list of bats approved through the USABat Standard, visit usabat.com.
2018 Baseball Bat Chart
Minors, Majors, and AAA Baseball
USA Baseball marking
2 5/8” barrel maximum
USA Baseball marking or BBCOR marking
2 5/8” barrel maximum
Woburn Little League has implemented the following Parent Code of Conduct for the important message it holds about the proper role of parents in supporting their child in sports. Parents should read, understand and sign this form prior to their children participating in our league.
Any parent guilty of improper conduct at any game or practice will be asked to leave the facility and be suspended from the following game. Repeat violations may cause a multiple game suspension, or the season forfeiture of the privilege of attending all games.
The essential elements of character-building and ethics in sports are embodied in the concept of sportsmanship and six core principles:
Good Citizenship The highest potential of sports is achieved when competition reflects these “six pillars of character.”
I therefore agree:
I will not force my child to participate in sports.
I will remember that children participate to have fun and that the game is for youth, not adults.
I will inform the coach of any physical disability or ailment that may affect the safety of my child or the safety of others.
I will learn the rules of the game and policies of the league.
I (and my guests) will be a positive role model for my child and encourage sportsmanship by showing respect and courtesy, and by demonstrating positive support for all players, coaches, officials and spectators at every game, practice or other sporting event.
I (and my guests) will not engage in any kind of unsportsmanlike conduct with any official, coach, player, or parent such as booing and taunting; refusing to shake hands; or using profane language or gestures.
7. I will not encourage any behaviors or practices that would endanger the health and well being of the athletes.
8. I will teach my child to play by the rules and to resolve conflicts without resorting to hostility or violence.
9. I will demand that my child treat other players, coaches, officials and spectators with respect regardless of race, creed, color, sex or ability.
10. 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.
11. I will praise my child for competing fairly and trying hard, and make my child feel like a winner every time.
12. I will never ridicule or yell at my child or other participants for making a mistake or losing a competition.
13. I will emphasize skill development and practices and how they benefit my child over winning. I will also de-emphasize games and competitions in the lower age groups.
14. I will promote the emotional and physical well- being of the athletes ahead of any personal desire I may have for my child to win.
15. 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 and place.
16. I will demand a sports environment for my child that is free from drugs, tobacco, and alcohol and I will refrain from their use at all sports events.
17. I will refrain from coaching my child or other players during games and practices, unless I am one of the official coaches of the team.