Website Manager

Boyertown Midget Baseball League

Boyertown Midget Baseball League

Senior Division Overview

Participants between the ages of 13 through 18 play in the BMBL Senior Division. The Senior Division offers programs in both the Spring and Fall Season. All teams playing at this level compete on a major league-sized field, with 90 ft basepaths and 60 ft 6 in from the pitching rubber to home plate.

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.

Junior Legion Prep - Bear Paws

Bear Paws logo

The Boyertown Junior Legion Prep Team is called the Bear Paws. Participants must tryout for this team and must be 13 or 14 years old on December 31 of the calendar year that they are on Bear Paws. The Junior Legion Prep level is the first time most players are playing on the major league-sized field, and so the program is focused on reinforcing the fundamentals of the game in a competitive but fun atmosphere.

The Bear Paws play their home games at Mackey field at Boyertown Park and participate in the Montgomery-Berks-Chester (MBC) Junior Legion Prep league. The team will also try to enter one or two tournaments, in addition to post-season play at the league and state level (if advancing). The MBC league is a wood bat league. Tryouts occur in early April with weekend practices but no games during the school season. Games start after the school season ends (around Memorial Day), concluding with state playoffs the last week of July/first week of August.

Bear Paws was formed in 2003 and was state runner-up in 2018.

Coach - Pat Maloney 215-778-3308

Junior Legion - Grizzlies

Grizzlies logo

The Boyertown Junior Legion Team for players from the eastern side of Boyertown School District is called the Grizzlies. Eligible players live within the geographic area associated with Boyertown Middle School East. Participants must tryout for this team and must be 13 through 16 years old on December 31 of the calendar year that they are on Grizzlies.

The Grizzlies play their home games at Boyertown Middle School East and participate in the Twin County Junior Legion league. The team will also try to enter one or two tournaments, in addition to post-season play at the league, regional, and state level (if advancing). The Twin County league is a wood bat league. Tryouts occur in late March with weekend non-league games during the school season in April and May. Twin County league games begin after Memorial Day, and the season concludes with the state playoffs the last week of July/first week of August.

Grizzlies won a state championship in 1993 and 2019.

Coach - Jeff Miller

Junior Legion - Bear Cubs

Bear Cubs logo


The Boyertown Junior Legion Team for players from the western side of Boyertown School District is called the Bear Cubs. Eligible players live within the geographic area associated with Boyertown Middle School West. Participants must tryout for this team and must be 13 through 16 years old on December 31 of the calendar year that they are on Bear Cubs.

The Bear Cubs play their home games at Mecherly field just west of Boyertown on Route 73 and participate in the Berks County Junior Legion league. The team will also try to enter one or two tournaments, in addition to post-season play at the league, regional, and state level (if advancing). The Berks County league is a wood bat league. Tryouts occur in late March with weekend non-league games during the school season in April and May. Berks County league games begin after Memorial Day, and the season concludes with the state playoffs the last week of July/first week of August.

Bear Cubs was formed in 1977 and has 14 state titles in 1977, 1980, 1981, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1990, 1992, 2000, 2001, 2003, and 2016.

Coach - Neil Fox  484-880-5433

Babe Ruth - Kodiaks

Kodiak logo


The tryout-based team for Babe Ruth is called the Kodiaks. BMBL will form one Kodiak team for the Senior Babe Ruth level (16- to 18-year-olds) and one or more Kodiak teams for the Junior Babe Ruth level (13- to 15-year-olds). The number of Junior Babe Ruth Kodiak teams and the age groupings per team is dependent on the numbers. The participant's age group is determined by their age on April 30 of the calendar year that they are on Kodiaks.

The Senior Babe Ruth Kodiaks play their home games at Boyertown High School and participate in the Chesmont Babe Ruth league. The team will also enter one or two college showcases and tournaments, in addition to post-season play at the league, district, state, regional and national level (if advancing). Tryouts occur in early April and games start in late May, concluding with state playoffs in mid July or early August if advancing to the World Series.

The Junior Babe Ruth Kodiaks play their home games at Mackey field at Boyertown Park or Boyertown Middle School West and participate in the Tri-County Babe Ruth league. The Kodiak team or teams may also play in local tournaments, in addition to post-season play at the league, district, state, regional and national level (if advancing). Tryouts occur in early April and games start in late May, concluding with state playoffs in mid July or early August if advancing to the World Series.

Contact

Boyertown Midget Baseball League
PO Box 34 
Boyertown, Pennsylvania 19512

Email: [email protected]

Copyright © 2019 Boyertown Midget Baseball League  |  Privacy Statement |  Terms Of Use |  License Agreement |  Children's Privacy Policy  Log In