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Boyertown Midget Baseball League

Boyertown Midget Baseball League

League Overview

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The Boyertown Midget Baseball League (BMBL) was formed in 1951 to provide and manage a cost effective, safe and enjoyable youth baseball program for boys and girls in the Boyertown School District. Our program teaches baseball fundamentals, respect, sportsmanship, discipline, teamwork, leadership, and a competitive spirit, all of which will assist our youth in becoming responsible and productive adults.

We offer two seasons of baseball in BMBL. Our spring program enjoys the highest level of participation. Spring season practices begin in late March and games conclude in early June for the youngest age groups and late July for the oldest age groups. We also offer a fall program, where practices begin in late August and games conclude in late October. These two seasons have separate registrations and, in most cases, teams are re-formed for each new season.

Our league is divided into two divisions - a Junior Division for participants aged 5-12 years old and a Senior Division for participants aged 13-18 years old. Both divisions provide age-based competition groups that have a range of competition levels from recreational teams with no tryout required to advanced play teams with a participation tryout.

Junior Division overview
Senior Division overview

Junior Division

Junior division recreational teams play against other in-town BMBL junior division teams. Junior division advanced play teams participate in local tournaments within a 30-60 minute drive from Boyertown, with the possibility of one or two out-of-the-area tournaments several hours away. The number of advanced play teams per age group is dependent on the number of qualifying participants.

The following graphic lists the age groupings within the Junior Division. Tee Ball is only offered in the Spring season. Spring Season advanced play B teams may be combined or eliminated if there is insufficient participation. Some advanced play age groups may not be offered in the Fall season.

Jr Division structure


BMBL follows the age cutoffs defined by Cal Ripken Baseball for both rec teams and advanced play teams in the Junior Division.

Spring Season - The player's age on April 30th of the current year determines their age group
Fall Season - The player's age on April 30th of the next year determines their age group

Examples:

Will turns 9 on March 3 of the current calendar year. Will is eligible to play on a Minors rec team and a 9U advanced play team in the Spring and a Minors rec team or a 10U advanced play team in the Fall season.

Jake turns 11 on May 2 of the current calendar year. Jake is eligible to play on a Minors rec team and a 10U advanced play team in the Spring season and a Majors rec team or an 11U advanced play team in the Fall season.

Senior Division

Senior Division Spring Season participants have two options - Junior Legion and Babe Ruth. The Junior Legion program is a tryout-based program for 13-16 year-olds and is active in the Spring Season. Junior Legion teams play in a local league and may participate in Junior Legion tournaments. Boyertown also has a Senior Legion team, but it is not affiliated with BMBL. Our league offers three Junior Legion teams. 13- and 14-year olds may participate in the Junior Legion Prep team, which is called the Bear Paws. 15- and 16-year olds may participate on one of our two Junior Legion teams - the Grizzlies and the Bear Cubs. Based on the tryout, some 13- and 14-year-olds may be offered an opportunity to play on Grizzlies or Bear Cubs. The Grizzlies draw from players who live within the geographic area associated with Boyertown Middle School East. The Bear Cubs draw from players who live within the geographic area associated with Boyertown Middle School West.

The Babe Ruth program is offered in the Spring Season for 13-18 year-olds and does not require a tryout to participate. These Babe Ruth teams participate in a local league. Our Babe Ruth program also includes a tryout-based option, called the Kodiaks, where teams may participate in local tournaments in addition to a local league. The number of tryout-based Babe Ruth teams per age group is dependent on the number of qualifying participants. Babe Ruth is divided into two age groups. Junior Babe Ruth is for participants that are 13-15 years old. Senior Babe Ruth is for participants that are 16-18 years old. Senior Babe Ruth teams are called Bruins.

BMBL offers Fall Season tryout and non-tryout teams for 13-18 year-olds. Tryout-based teams play in local tournaments on weekends throughout the fall. Non-tryout teams participate in a local Fall Ball league. The number of Fall Season teams and the age group combinations are dependent on participation levels.

The following graphic describes the age groupings for Legion-affiliated and Babe Ruth or Fall Season teams in the Senior Division.

Sr Division structure

BMBL follows different age cutoffs for the Senior Division, depending on if the player is on a Junior Legion-affiliated team or not. Junior Legion-affiliated teams follow the age cutoffs defined by Legion baseball. Babe Ruth teams follow the age cutoffs defined by Babe Ruth League.

Spring Season, Junior Legion-affiliated - The player's age on December 31st of the current year determines their age group
Spring Season, Babe Ruth - The player's age on April 30th of the current year determines their age group
Fall Season, Junior Legion prospects - The player's age on December 31st of the next year determines their age group
Fall Season, Babe Ruth - The player's age on April 30th of the next year determines their age group

Notes:

  • In the Spring season, players in the 13 and 14 year old age groups can try out for one of our Junior Legion teams (Bear Cubs or Grizzlies) and based on the tryout will either be assigned to one of the Junior Legion teams, the Junior Legion Prep team (Bear Paws), or a Babe Ruth team.
  • The Senior Legion program is not affiliated with BMBL. For more information on Senior Legion, see their website
Examples:

Will turns 14 on March 3 of the current calendar year. Will is eligible to play on a Junior Legion team, the Junior Legion Prep team, or a 14U Babe Ruth/Kodiak team in the Spring season and the Junior Legion prospects team or a 15U Babe Ruth team in the Fall season.

Jake turns 16 on May 2 of the current calendar year. Jake is eligible to play on a Junior Legion team or a 15U Babe Ruth/Kodiak team in the Spring season and a 16U Babe Ruth team in the Fall season.

Contact

Boyertown Midget Baseball League
PO Box 34 
Boyertown, Pennsylvania 19512

Email: [email protected]

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