The 65th season of Parkway Little League will open on Saturday, April 8
As the calendar turns to February, it's time to start thinking about spring training, warmer days and the 2017 baseball season.
Registration is open, the parade and opening day are set for April 8, but there remain two critical priorities at this time of year:
1. Finding Volunteers
2. Finding Sponsors
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Register online for Parkway Little League's 2017 season
Walk-in registration at Roche Rink on Feb. 25, fees increase March 1
Registration for Parkway Little League's 2017 season is NOW OPEN.
PLEASE NOTE: A walk-in registration will be held at the Roche Rink (1275 VFW Parkway) on Saturday, Feb. 25 from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Register now and save through February
A $20 surcharge will be applied to all registrations starting March 1.
Players who previously registered during the Fall enrollment period (Aug/Sept 2016) do not need to register again.
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Umpire Training Classes begin Feb 28th:
PLL is seeking umpire candidates for our annual Umpire Training Classes to be held on Tuesday evenings, from 6 to 8pm, beginning February 28th. at the Roche Community Center at 1716 Centre St, West Roxbury.
We are reaching out to recent graduates of PLL (ages 13 thru 21).
Candidates should expect to attend 6 weeks of continuous training where they will learn the rules and regulations of Little League Baseball as well as the subtleties of positioning and calling games. An exam will be held at the conclusion of the training.
Qualified umpires will be assigned to actual Parkway Little League games during the Spring season.
There is no charge for the training program.
Individuals who are interested should email us at ParkwayLittleLeagueBoston@gmail.com, or simply come to the first class on the 28th.
Sponsorship opportunities available: Now is the time!
A Parkway Little League sponsorship offers an economical way to advertise and promote your business and brand. With over 60 teams expected in 2017, we need dedicated sponsors more than ever. Inquire with Mike Barone or Rick Treseler for opportunities to join this community effort:
Parkway Little League teams with Dirt Dawg Sports for winter clinics
Parkway Little League and Dirt Dawg Sports in Canton are hosting our popular, all-purpose winter baseball clinics. These clinics are open to all Parkway Little League players league ages 5-12. The program will run for nine consecutive weeks on Saturdays from 4-5:30 pm beginning on Jan. 14.
Professionally managed instruction from top level coaches and former pros. Players rotate through strength and conditioning drills, speed and agility training, hitting, throwing, and fielding drills. A great way to get ready for the 2017 season!
Just $130 for all nine sessions (advance registration required) or walk-in for only $20 per session (subject to availability).
Register by calling Dirt Dawg Sports at 781-562-0758. Dirt Dawg Sports is located at 40 Industrial Drive, Canton.
New Parkway home run champs
Prior to the 2016 season, the Parkway Little League home run record was 21. Amazingly, two players from the Major League champion Phillies surpassed that mark last spring.
Congratulations to John O’Leary, who is the new record-holder with 29 home runs, and to James Birch, who hit 22.
The Phillies finished a perfect 25-0.
Birch (left) and O'Leary