Five Town Little League [Change Organization]
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League Levels

TEEBALL:

• Boys and Girls, ages 5-7.

This division is an instructional league where everyone will have equal playing time. Scores and Outs are not tracked. Emphasis is on game basics, encouragement of positive self-esteem, good sportsmanship, and fun.  Teeball is designed to introduce the game to first-time players while they learn basic fundamentals such as throwing, catching, hitting, fielding position and basic rules.

• We have 8 teams and play 4 games every Tuesday and Thursday.  Three games per night will take place at OLD Rockport Elementary School Field (corner of Rts. 1 & 90).  The fourth game will take place at one of three other Five Town locations, with each of our teams taking turns playing at those locations;  the Lincolnville Town fields, behind Lincolnville Central School and the softball field behind Hope Elementary School.

• Each player receives hat and team shirt for games

• Each player needs to have their own baseball glove.

• OPENING DAY CEREMONIES: Saturday, May 4 at Marge Jones Recreation Center Field, in Rockport

• FIRST GAME: Tuesday, May 7  FINAL GAME/ICE CREAM SOCIAL: Thursday, June 20

 

MINORS SOFTBALL (coach pitch)

• No Tryouts.  For Girls ages 7-10.

This division is also an instructional league designed for girls just starting and looking for a gradual transition into competitive Softball. Girls will have equal playing time. Coaches pitch to players and work on development of fundamentals and game techniques. Players will build their playing skills such as correct pitching mechanics, proper field positioning, and learn official Softball rules.

• Each player receives hat and team shirt for games.

• All practices and games take place at the Camden-Rockport Middle School fields.

• Games and practices schedules to be announced.

• MONDAYS AND WEDNESDAYS

• Away games will be scheduled in a manner to be determined.

• OPENING DAY CEREMONIES: Saturday, May 4, at Marge Jones Recreation Center Field, in Rockport.

 

"DOUBLE A" MINORS BASEBALL:  (Coach Pitch // formerly "Lower Minors")

• No tryouts.  For players ages 7-9.

This developmental league is designed as an introduction to baseball for young players transitioning from tee-ball (or no baseball exposure).  Emphasis on baseball fundamentals, sportsmanship, and fun.  Players will play all positions and have an at-bat every inning.

• All Games are held at True Park, in Hope – Mondays and Wednesdays, at 6:00 p.m., and Saturdays at 10:00 a.m. and/or 1:00 p.m.

• Pre-Season Clinics will take place over the last three weeks in April at Lincolnville Central School gym (and outside, weather-permitting) 

• Team Assignments will be made at the final two clinics

• Each player receives hat and team shirt.

• OPENING DAY CEREMONIES: Saturday, May 4, at Marge Jones Recreation Center Field, in Rockport

• FIRST GAME (tent.):  Saturday, May 18  END OF SEASON FAMILY FIELD DAY: Saturday, June 15

 

"TRIPLE A" MINORS BASEBALL: (Kids Pitch // formerly "Upper Minors")

No tryout necessary.  For players aged 8-11.  This developmental league is a perfect for players ready for competitive play but who could benefit from focused instruction. Players will learn the fundamentals of each position and be given opportunities to play at every position.

• All Home games take place at True Park, in Hope.  Saturday away games may be scheduled against teams from neighboring little leagues, i.e. (Rockland, Thomaston, Warren, and Washington)

• Tuesday and Thursdays, at 6:00 p.m., and Saturdays at 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Tues. and Thurs. games are 4 innings. Saturday games are 6 innings.

• Pre-Season Minors Clinics will take place over the last three weeks in April and first two weeks of May at Lincolnville Central School gym (and outside at True Park, in Hope, weather-permitting) (Dates tba)

• Team Assignments will be made in late April

• Each player receives hat and team shirt.

• OPENING DAY CEREMONIES: Saturday, May , at Marge Jones Recreation Center Field, in Rockport.

• FIRST GAME: Saturday, May 18   END OF SEASON FAMILY FIELD DAY: Saturday, June 15

 

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL (Kids Pitch)

• For players ages 9 - 12 (must be 9 years-old by 8/31/2018)(see age calculator)

This is the highest level of Little League. While still developmental, the game is played in a very competitive way, with some control of playing time. League standings will be kept and every team will have the opportunity to participate in a double-elimination playoff tournament. Emphasis on Sportsmanship, respecting the game of baseball, building on skills, start the development of strong mental approach to the game with more complicated signs, set plays, base coverage, fielding. Players need to TRY-OUT for this level, once drafted to a team that player remains on that team until their Little League age expires. Players at this level are also eligible for All-Star teams that play after the regular season in the summer.

• PRE-SEASON CLINICS:  SUNDAYS March 10, 17,  & 24 at Camden Hills Regional High School gym  from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.  An optional pitchers/catchers event is from 3:30 to 4:00 p.m.  A one-time fee covers all three clinics . 

• TRYOUTS: Saturday, March 30 , at Camden-Rockport Middle School gym. 9-12 year olds:  Check in at 8:30 a.m.  Please wear sneakers and bring baseball glove to tryouts.

• TEAM ASSIGNMENTS will be announced shortly after tryouts.  Team managers will schedule pre-season practices during the week after tryouts.

• OPENING DAY CEREMONIES: Saturday, May 4 , at Marge Jones Recreation Center Field, in Rockport

• CHAMPIONSHIP GAME/CLOSING CEREMONIES: Saturday, June 15

 

MAJOR LEAGUE SOFTBALL  (Kids Pitch)

• For players ages 9 - 12 (must be 9 years-old by 12/31/2017)

This is the highest level of Little League. While still developmental, the game is played in a very competitive way, with some control of playing time. League standings will be kept and every team will have the opportunity to participate in a double-elimination playoff tournament. Emphasis on Sportsmanship, respecting the game of baseball, building on skills, start the development of strong mental approach to the game with more complicated signs, set plays, base coverage, fielding. Players need to try-out for this level, once drafted to a team that player remains on that team until their Little League age expires. Players at this level are also eligible for All-Star teams that play after the regular season in the summer.

• PRESEASON CLINICS:     Dates:  Monday, March 25; Tuesday, March 26; Friday, March 29; Monday, April 1; Tuesday, April 2 at Camden-Rockport Elementary School gym.  9-12 year olds from 5:15 to 6:45 p.m.   A one-time fee covers the cost of all three clinics. 

• TRYOUTS:  Thursday, April 4, 5:15 to 6:15 p.m., at Camden-Rockport Elementary School gym. 9-12 year olds: Check in at 5:00 p.m.  Please wear sneakers and bring softball glove to tryouts.

• TEAM ASSIGNMENTS will be announced shortly after tryouts.  Team managers will schedule pre-season practices during the week after tryouts.

• OPENING DAY CEREMONIES: Saturday, May 5, at Marge Jones Recreation Center Field, in Rockport

• FIRST GAME: Monday, April 29    CHAMPIONSHIP GAME/CLOSING CEREMONIES: Saturday, June 15


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