Umpire training classes begin March 1st.
Umpire training classes for Parkway Little League’s upcoming Spring season will be held on Thursday evenings beginning March 1st, from 6 to 8pm at the Roche Community Center, 1716 Centre St, West Roxbury.
Recent graduates of PLL ages 13 thru 21 who are interested in the program should email us at ParkwayLittleLeagueBoston@gmail.com.
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 and will receive pay.
There is no charge for the training program.
Online registration for 2018 Spring Season is now open!
Divisions based on League Age Determination Chart in effect for 2018 (same as 2017):
- Major Division - Ages 9-12 (by Fall tryout only)
- Division AAA - Ages 10-11, & non-Major 12-year-olds
- Division AA - Ages 8 & 9
- Division A (coach-pitch) - Age 7, and returning 6-year-olds
- T-Ball Division - Ages 4-5, and first-time 6-year-olds
For prospective players, please review the League Boundary Map to determine if your player lives or attends school within our boundary.
New bat standard in place for 2018
Please note that as of January 1, 2018, the new USA Baseball Bat Standard has been implemented in Little League. Bats that were approved for use for the 2017 season are no longer be acceptable for use in any Little League game or activity this season. Little League International has assembled an online resource page dedicated to baseball bat information, that includes the latest bat information, current Little League Baseball rules and regulations governing bats and definition of terms. The key is that all bats must have a USA Baseball sticker to be approved.
Register for winter clinics
In a continued effort to improve the quality of play in Parkway Little League, Dirt Dawg Sports (40 Industrial Drive, Canton, MA) will host a series of nine Winter Baseball Clinics for Parkway Little Leaguers. All Parkway Little League players are encouraged to participate in these professionally managed clinics that will focus on the fundamentals in all areas of the game. The clinics will be nine consecutive Saturdays, from Jan. 6, 2018 through March 3.
This year, there will be two sessions, one for ages 5-8 (3-4:30 p.m.) and one for ages 9-12 (4:30-6 p.m.). The cost is just $130 for all nine sessions (advance registration required) or walk-in for only $20 per session (based on availability). To learn more and register online...
• For more information or any questions please call Dirt Dawgs at 781-562-0758.
Parkway Little League loses great friend & volunteer
Steve Mullen, longtime Parkway Little League coach and volunteer, passed away on Oct. 4 at the age of 49. The epitome of a family man, Steve loved baseball and guided his three sons (Cormac, Nolan and Declan) through the Parkway program. He will be greatly missed and all of our thoughts at Parkway Little League are with Steve's family at this difficult time.
Contributions in Steve’s memory may be made to the American Lung Association, 1661 Worcester Rd. #301, Framingham, MA 01701, www.lung.org.
A photo finish...
Great opportunities are available for Parkway families to commemorate the 2017 Little League season with photos!
Great action shots!
Throughout the 2017 season, professional photographer/editor Lloyd Young (father of current Cardinals player Ben Young and former White Sox Luke Young) took photos of the Majors action and now these photos are posted for purchase, with 10 percent of the proceeds returning as a contribution to Parkway Little League! Browse and purchase the photos with the link below (be sure to use password parkway17& for access).
Brayden Gero story goes viral
An amazing story of sportsmanship played out at Parkway Little League's Praught Field last season, and it went viral. Brayden Gero, a 12-year old Little Leaguer with Down Syndrome, lived out his dream, recording the final out and a save in his last Little League game. Now the video has been viewed almost a half million times and the story has been featured by major media outlets. Congratulations to everyone who made this incredible moment possible, including the A's coaches (led by manager Tim Quinn), the Phillies coaches (led by manager Ross Birch) and batter Chris Thompson.
• Major League Baseball feature
• NECN feature
• WCVB Channel 5 feature
• WHDH Channel 7 feature