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Last Updated: January 22, 2015 

 

Sign Up Now for Spring Baseball!

This year, we are offering T-Ball for our 4, 5 and 6 year olds! Walk-in registration for the 2015 season: 

  • Jan. 23 -- Due to the expected weather conditions Saturday, League representatives will be at the clubhouse Friday, Jan. 23, from 6 pm to 9 pm for player registrations. Saturday registration from 9 am to 12 pm, also at the clubhouse, is still open.

     

    Please remember to bring a copy of the child's birth certificate and a copy of your Driver's License if you are planning to volunteer. All forms can be found here and filled out before coming in. There also will be forms at the clubhouse.
  • Jan. 24 -- THIS IS YOUR LAST SCHEDULED DATE!* 

Don't hesitate to contact us with any questions.

Got your 2015 Middlesex Little League gear yet? Take a look!

Online Registration

You can also register online here (the online form handles payments; you will need to print, sign and hand in other forms). All of the forms you need can be found now in one packet right here.

This packet includes: 

  • Player Registration 
  • Medical Release 
  • Parental Code of Conduct 
  • Model Release (for pictures)
  • Sibling Information 
  • Uniform Size 
  • Volunteer Application (new) 
  • Volunteer Application (returning)

Rules

The next meeting to determine rules is tentatively scheduled for Jan. 29.

Et Cetera:

Minutes from the most recent meetings are can be found here. (They are also part of the navigation on the left.)

 

2014 Champions

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!

 

In Perspective ...

From NJ.com: An umpire brings the funk with his strike 3 calls. Gives Frank Drebin a run for his money. Would this umpire survive the Middlesex crowds? 

 

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.”

 -- "The Race to Nowhere in Youth Sports"

 

Wall Street Journal sports columnist and Fox Sports personality Jason Gay on sports parenting and money:

"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.

-- The Sports Parent Backlash

As the season goes on, a reminder everyone should read: What Makes A Nightmare Sports Parent -- And What Makes A Great One 

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Upcoming Events

Saturday,  Jan 31
Player Evaluations MHS
Friday,  Feb 20
Welcome to Little League Night 7:00pm
Saturday,  Apr 4
OPENING DAY! Steve Fellin Field

For a complete calendar listing, click here!