This year, Middlesex Little League is partnering with Bound Brook for the coming Fall Ball season. During this team, our field will be closed for some much-needed repairs.
We will play an 8 game season starting Friday, Sept. 5. All games will be played Friday nights and various times on Saturday at the Bound Brook Little League complex on Tea Street in Bound Brook. (Check for directions here.)
Any kids that will be 7 years old and no older than 12 on April 30, 2015, will be eligible to play. That means any 6-year-old that is planning on playing this spring can get a head start!
The cost of registration will be $50.00 a child and $35.00 for any siblings. We will be holding registrations at the Middlesex LL clubhouse:
Friday, Aug. 8 from 6 pm – 9 pm
Saturday, Aug. 9 from 9 am – noon
Friday, Aug. 15 from 6 pm – 9 pm
Saturday, Aug. 16 from 9 am – noon
Please come out and register to make this a successful campaign and give the kids a chance to play some extra baseball this year. Any questions? Contact Adam Benward.
Congratulations to the Reds and the Rangers for winning the 2014 Middlesex Little League Championships. And to the U9 team for their District victory!
Thank you and congratulations to all of the kids, coaches, team moms, league assistants, parents and volunteers for another great season of Middlesex Little League baseball!
Changing the Game Project on the misguided fears -- and what that yields -- parents carry about youth sports:
We are so scared that if we do not have our child specialize, if we do not get the extra coaching, or give up our entire family life for youth sports, our child will get left behind. Even though nearly every single parent I speak to tells me that in their gut they have this feeling that running their child ragged is not helpful, they do not see an alternative. Another kid will take his place. He won’t get to play for the best coach. “I know he wants to go on the family camping trip,” they say, “but he will just have to miss it again, or the other kids will get ahead of him.”
"When parental sports spending goes up, it increases the likelihood either that the child will feel pressure or that the parent will exert it," Dr. Travis Dorsch, a Utah State University professor and former professional football player, told Helliker.
In the light of day it seems so obvious: Parents who spend a lot tend to expect a return on investment, and children feel the weight of that expectation, leading to a frayed relationship with the sport. It's a natural human reaction, with abundant parallels in everyday life. I would love it if my son appreciated the music of Otis Redding. However, if I woke him up every morning and played five hours of Otis Redding, I am pretty sure he would wind up loathing him.