EBL News

Spring 2021 Baseball and Softball Registration is Open!

Mar 4, 2021 5:09 PM
Rob McDermott

Through March 12th

Spring baseball and softball is available for all boys and girls ages 4 through 12 (date of birth as of 4/30/21). Each year approximately 200 children participate in our Spring season from our T-Ball Division up through our Majors Division. The Majors and Minors seasons will run from mid-April through mid-June and the Rookies and T-Ball seasons will run from late April/mid-May through the end of June. Seasons will consist of games on weekends as well as various weeknight games/practices. EBL will follow 2021 CT Youth Sports COVID Guidelines and dates could change depending on guidance.

Please note the following steps which will assist in the registration process - 

For First Time Registrants:

  • Go to the Registration Banner at the Top of the Homepage
  • Click Log-in (upper right) and then create an account for yourself. 
  • Fill in the required info for your account. 
  • Then, add children to your account filling out their required info (grade, DOB, doctor’s info….). 
  • Then go to Registration (click the Registration logo on the main page) and register your child(ren) for the 2021 Spring Season.

Returning Registrants - Please confirm yours and your child(ren)' information (grade, DOB, doctor’s info….). 

Parents who wish to volunteer (Coach/Manage) can also do so during the registration process by clicking on the appropriate links. Background checks are mandatory and will be performed on all volunteer coaches and managers as well as all volunteers will be required to complete an abuse prevention training course.

Our baseball division breakouts are as follows:

Majors – Cost - $230.00. Combined with Redding Baseball, the majors players will play all of their games on the larger 50/70 field (50 feet from pitcher’s mound to home plate and 70 feet between each base) with 50/70 field rules such as leading and pickoffs. This division is for all eligible 7th graders, 6th, and 5th graders – although younger/less experienced 5th graders may choose to play in the Minors division instead by noting that in the Special Request section of Registration. 

Minors - Cost - $230.00. Combined with Redding Baseball, the minors players will play on the traditional 46/60 field – features full kid pitch, stealing, etc. This division is for 5th (those choosing to not play in Majors), 4th, and 3rd graders.

*** If you are a Redding resident/player, please register with Redding Baseball and the BGCRE website ***

Rookies - Cost - $215.00. Also played on the traditional 46/60 field – features combination of coach pitch/machine pitch. Games are played with outs and players bat in a continuous lineup. There will be one practice/game during the week and one game on Saturday afternoons with strong focus on baseball fundamentals. This division is for 2nd, and 1st graders.

T-Ball - Cost - $125.00. Played on a smaller sized field with smaller team sizes (usually 6 – 8 per team).  Batters hit off of a tee while learning the fundamentals of the game including batting, fielding, & throwing. There will be one practice/game during the week and one game on Saturday afternoons with strong focus will be on baseball fundamentals.   This division is for those children in Kindergarten, Pre-K, and any child who turns 4 by April 30, 2021.

You will be required to submit payment for your registration to be complete. 

Our softball division breakouts are as follows:

T-Ball (Pre-K - 1st Grade) - $130 – Easton players only. Played on a smaller field with batters hitting the ball off a tee. The girls will learn the fundamentals of the game including hitting, fielding, and throwing. Most importantly, they will have fun.

Double A (2nd - 3rd Grade) - $130 – Combined with Redding Softball. Practices/Games will be in both towns. The field has 60 foot base paths and a 35 foot pitching distance. This division is mostly “coach pitch” and/or “machine pitch”, with some “player pitch” as the season progresses. The girls will continue to learn the fundamentals, along with outs and batting order.

Triple A (4th - 5th Grade) - $230 - Combined with Redding Softball. Practices/Games will be in both towns. The field has 60 foot base paths and a 35 foot pitching distance. This division is mostly “player pitch”, with “coach rescue” if/when needed. The girls will continue to learn the game of softball, along with the introduction of stealing, etc.

Majors / Juniors (6th - 8th Grade) - $230 - Combined with Redding Softball. Practices/Games will be in both towns. The field has 60 foot base paths and a 40 foot pitching distance. This division is entirely “player pitch”. The girls will learn more advanced rules and strategies of the game.

Fees include uniform cost. You will be required to submit payment for your registration to be complete.

Please note the following key info (specifically for 1st, 3rd, 5th graders) regarding registration and our baseball division breakout for the 2021 Spring Season: The registration website will automatically assign your child a division based on their Date of Birth. Thus, younger (born after April 30th) 5th, 3rd and 1st graders may automatically get assigned to Minors/Rookies/T-Ball at registration – we will manually fix this post-registration based on grade level. 

Play-ups are at the sole discretion of the Easton Baseball League Executive Board and President. Play-ups will be granted strictly based on safety concerns. Also note, for a player to be eligible to participate in Summer baseball, they must be registered and participate in the 2021 EBL spring season.

Key Spring Dates -

Registration Deadline: March 12th

Majors/Minors Player Evaluations: Sometime in March

Teams announced: Mid to Late-March

First Majors/Minors Games: Week of April 19th

If there are any questions with the player or volunteer registration process, please contact an EBL board member.

Looking forward to another fun and safe season - Opening Day will be here soon!

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