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Summer Baseball

We offer a wide variety of summer baseball programs

  • District All Stars (10, 11, 12-year olds) – Invitation to tryout required
  • Bay State Baseball Travel Teams (9, 10, 11, 12-year olds) – Invitation to tryout required
  • Lynn Tournament Team (9-year olds) – Tryout Required
  • Jimmy Fund Travel Teams (8, 9 & 10-year olds, 11 & 12-year olds)
  • Summer Sand Lot (in town league 7 & 8-year olds)
  • Other Tournaments

Other Tournaments

The league may receive invitations to play in other tournaments throughout the year. Many times, these invitations are last minute, and teams need to be formed and uniforms need to be ordered quickly. The League President will ask a coach or two to form their own team, collect payment from parents, order uniforms and be in charge of communications for the tournament. These teams will not have tryouts and are solely the responsibility of the manager to put together.

Summer Sand Lot Program

  • This is for younger players who want to continue with a beginner-level of baseball (Rookie, Single A, etc.).
  • The program will run two days a week for five weeks.
  • The goal for our registration is to get enough kids to have four to eight teams and play one game during the week and one game on the weekend.
  • Players seven to nine years old (as designated by the Little League age chart) who want to play some fun, in-town baseball and are looking to improve their baseball skills in a coach-pitch league should sign up for Summer Sand Lot.

Jimmy Fund Program

Before signing up for Jimmy Fund, please consider whether your son or daughter is prepared for a higher level of competition and kid pitch. If not, Summer Sandlot may be the better option.

Jimmy Fund is a fun and competitive travel league that involves travel to neighboring towns such as North Reading, Wakefield, and Woburn. This program is open to all 8-12-year olds. There are no tryouts for these teams. Jimmy Fund coaches and directors will make teams as balanced as possible. There are three levels of Jimmy Fund play:

  • 8/9 -- eight and nine-year olds: like Reading Little League’s Double A Level
  • 9/10 -- nine and ten-year olds: like Reading Little League’s Triple A level
  • 11/12 -- eleven and twelve-year olds: like Reading Little League’s Majors level

For the following opportunities, coaches from the spring leagues will nominate players who they believe are qualified to play at each level. From these nominations, age-level tryouts will take place in early June and the teams will be announced roughly one to two weeks afterward.

9-year-old Lynn/Wyoma Tournament Team

  • Registration will open after the team is announced.
  • Invitation to tryout is required.
  • This team consists of highly skilled nine-year old players.
  • A tryout for this team will take place in early June.
  • All games are played in Lynn against other North Shore towns.
    If you try out and make this team you will need to be prepared to practice or play a game three to four times a week starting late June through early August.
  • This team requires a big commitment from the players, coaches, and families.

Bay State Travel Teams (9, 10, 11, 12-year olds)

  • Registration will open after the teams are announced.
  • Invitation to tryout is required.
  • Bay State baseball is a highly competitive level of travel baseball which will go from late June or early July through early to mid-August and requires a major commitment from players and parents.
  • The expectation is that there will be three to four days a week of either practices or games.
  • Teams will generally be made up of the players from the District team (below) and ten to eleven other players.
  • There will be one Bay State team at the nine-year-old level, and two teams at the ten, eleven, and twelve-year-old levels.
  • A signed commitment letter from each player is needed.

District Team (10, 11, 12-year olds)

  • Registration will open after the teams are announced.
  • Invitation to tryout is required.
  • This is the highest level of competition that Reading Little League offers.
  • The 12-year-old team will enter the Little League World Series tournament. 
  • This is a very big commitment of time and effort as the competition is fierce and the expectation will be that the team will have a practice or game every day of the week.
  • 100% participation in practices and games is expected, thus vacations are highly discouraged until possibly mid-to-late August, depending on the team's fortunes.
  • A signed commitment letter from each player is needed.
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