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Registration is open on our new website!

February 25, 2018

Registration is Open! Click here to register.


Exclusive shopping event at Dick's in Medford March 17-18!

February 15, 2018

Charlestown Little League has been offered an exclusive discount at Dick's sporting goods! It is valid only on Saturday March 17 and Sunday March 18, only at the Medford store, and with this coupon, gives you 20% off your entire purchase! Happy shopping!

 


Summer job opportunity for teens

The city is providing a free umpire training clinic for teens 15-18 yrs old. After completion of the class, which starts in April, they are guaranteed a summer umpire job in the city. They can work with you even if you are playing spring/summer ball. Click on link below for info.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1dTwrahgtIh-ARmikBFaF7CZtmLr9QlCd/view

 

 

 


Spring Training is here!

January 30, 2018

Here is the schedule for Spring Training; all sessions will be held in the gym at the Community Center on Medford St. Registration for the 2018 regular season will begin at the end of February on line (preferred) and in person at the Community Center during Spring Training sessions beginning Feb 26. We will post more info when registration is open!

Monday Feb 5                 6-7pm T-ball (new to baseball and cannot hit a pitched ball, ages 4-7 yrs)

                                           7-8 pm Major league (ages 9-12 yrs old, born between 5/1/05-8/31/08)

Monday Feb 12               6-7 pm Rookie ball/Coach Pitch (have completed a year of t-ball and/or can hit a pitched ball, ages 5-7 yrs)

                                           7-8 pm AAA/Minor league Player pitch (ages 8-9 yrs old)

Monday Feb 26               6-7pm T-ball

                                           7-8 pm Majors

Monday Mar 5                6-7pm Rookie ball

                                           7-8 pm AAA

Monday Mar 12              6-7pm T-ball

                                           7-8 pm Majors

Monday Mar 19              6-7 pm Rookie ball

                                           7-8 pm AAA

Monday Mar 26              6-7pm T-ball

                                           7-8pm Majors

Monday April 2               6-7pm Rookie ball

                                           7-8pm AAA

Monday April 9               6-7 pm T-ball

                                           7-8 pm Majors

We also need coaches! Please contact us in person at the Spring Training sessions or contact us by email at charlestownmalittleleague@gmail.com to volunteer for coaching, especially for t-ball and Rookie ball/Coach Pitch.

Team rosters will be formed in mid-April, and Opening Day is scheduled for Saturday April 28- mark your calendars! “Like” us on Facebook or check our web page to stay up to date:

 

http://www.leaguelineup.com/welcome.asp?url=charlestown-l-l


January 27, 2018

Great news! We have coaches and the Community Center available for another winter clinic on Monday Jan 29! Same schedule as before- Little kids (t-ball and coach pitch) 6-7pm, AAA and Majors 6-8pm. Registration will be open in late Feb. Contact us if you can volunteer to coach t-ball and Rookie ball (or other levels too).


January 21, 2018

Final Winter clinic tomorrow at community center! Spring training will begin at the end of February. 

6-7pm for 5-7yr olds

6-8pm for 8-12 yr olds. 

 

Bring your glove!


January 8, 2018

Winter clinic tonight at community center! 

6-7pm for 5-7yr olds

6-8pm for 8-12 yr olds. 

Bring your glove!


December 4, 2017

Great first winter clinic! About a dozen rookie ball kids and another dozen older kids came to practice. Next clinic: Monday December 18 at the Community Center:

6-7pm for Rookie ball (5-7yrs)

6-8pm for AAA and Majors (8-12yrs). Don't forget to bring your glove!


Winter Clinics Start This Monday!

December 2, 2017

We are having our first winter clinics of the year starting on Monday December 4 from 6-8pm at the community center in Medford st. Pitching, catching, fielding, and hitting will be covered over the course of these clinics. 

We will have these clinics on December 4 and 18 and January 8 and 22. Depending on attendance and the ages of the players, we may make the first hour for the younger kids (Rookie ball and AAA) and the second hour for older kids (Majors), but for this first date on Dec 4, all can attend from 6-8pm and stay as long as you want or come later than 6pm if another sport conflicts with the 6pm start. This will be a relaxed and fun way to keep up our baseball skills and interest over the winter.


WINTER CLINIC SURVEY

November 15, 2017

PLEASE TAKE THE BELOW SURVEY SO WE CAN GAUGE INTEREST IN HAVING WINTER BASEBALL CLINICS BEGINNING NEXT MONTH!  

THANKS FOR YOUR HELP!

 

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ZXXCHQL


2017 Little League Banquet!

Thursday October 26, 6-8pm at the Knights of Columbus hall on Medford St. Rookie, AAA, and Major league players and family are invited to attend this awards dinner. Pizza, soft drinks and desserts will be served. 


KIDS EVENT AT FENWAY TOMORROW 10am-12:30pm

July 31, 2017

I received the below info on a free event tomorrow at Fenway about health, strength and conditioning- hope you can make it! - Cathy

 

                  10:00 am      Kids arrive at Fenway (GATE D).
                  10:30 am      Event Starts (PROGRAM BELOW)
 
                  10:50 am      Kids transition to stations
 
                  11:00 am      Stations Begin
                 
        Stations:

  • Nutrition Session – Nancy Clark, Henry Schein Cares Foundation (LOCATED IN STANDS)
  • Athletic Trainers- Fitness (push-ups/sit-ups/proper stretching)
  • Strength and Conditioning Coordinator- Activity (running/agility ladder)
  • Hoot’s Chalk Talk –  THF addresses the dangers of performance enhancing drugs and share Taylor Hooton’s story (LOCATED IN STANDS)

 
12:00 pm    Kids are gathered back where they started, in the stands
 
                  12:00 pm      Players Arrive
                  Players will speak to the kids about what they did to stay active as a kid, as well as the hard work they had to put into getting where they are today. They will then take questions from the kids. (Rick or Sam to moderate)
 
12:25 – 12:30 pm        Group Photo with Players and participants
 
                  12:30 pm      Event Concludes
                  Kids are escorted out of the stadium.
 
                 
 Contact:
Sheri Rosenberg 
Manager, Alumni & Player Relations 

LITTLE LEAGUE STATE TOURNAMENT

July 26, 2017

The MA Little League State tournament begins tomorrow in North Reading. The final four teams are Melrose, Holden, Milton, and Gloucester. The link to the schedule is below. 

http://tournaments.active.com/tournament/consumer/print.do?tournamentId=108145


UPDATED CITYWIDE LEAGUE SCHEDULE

July 26, 2017

Here is the updated Boston Citywide baseball league schedule, which makes up for some rainouts and cancellations due to District play. Good luck to the Townies!

All games at 5:45pm at Moakley field:

TOMORROW JULY 27 VS SOUTH BOSTON

FRIDAY JULY 28 VS CEDAR GROVE

MONDAY JULY 31 VS MISSION HILL

TUESDAY AUG 1 VS ADSL

THURSDAY AUG 3 VS MISSION HILL

FRIDAY AUG 4 VS SAVIN HILL

MONDAY AUG 7 VS SOUTH BOSTON

TUESDAY AUG 8 VS SAVIN HILL

FRIDAY AUG 11 VS ALLSTON/BRIGHTON

PLAYOFFS AUG 14-16


July 25, 2017

BOSTON CITYWIDE BASEBALL IS CANCELLED TONIGHT!


MAYORS CUP FINAL RESULTS

July 23, 2017

11 YEAR OLD DIVISION:

The Townies had a tough loss against Roslindale yesterday, losing 6-3. Roslindale faces the South End today in the semifinals, with Parkway facing Boston Parkway in the other semifinal. Many thanks to G.R. Nelson and his coaching staff for leading this team.

12 YEAR OLD DIVISION:

The Townies got edged out by Savin Hill yesterday, losing 7-6. Savin Hill faces Allston-Brighton today in the semifinals, while Roslindale faces the South End in the other semifinal. Many thanks to coaches Leo Boucher and Cheese Chisholm for leading this squad. 


July 22, 2017

Congratulations to Melrose Little League for winning the Sectionals! Best of luck in the State tournament!


LITTLE LEAGUE SECTIONALS UPDATE

July 21, 2017

The sectional tournament at Ryan field is wrapping up tomorrow at 7pm with the championship game pitting Melrose vs Wellesley. Come watch some terrific baseball- it should be a nice night for baseball!

 

Here are links to the brackets for all four MA sectional tournaments. The winners of each section go to the MA state Little League tournament which will be held July 27-30 in North Reading.

 

Section 1 (Western MA):

http://tournaments.active.com/tournament/consumer/fullSize.do?tournamentId=107603&from=news

 

Section 2 (Central MA):

http://tournaments.active.com/tournament/consumer/print.do?tournamentId=107438

 

Section 3 (includes Charlestown):

http://tournaments.active.com/tournament/consumer/print.do?tournamentId=107674

 

Section 4 (North):

http://tournaments.active.com/tournament/consumer/print.do?tournamentId=107506

 


11 and 12 year old MAYORS CUP PLAYOFFS and BOSTON CITY LEAGUE SCHEDULE!

July 20, 2017

MAYOR'S CUP PLAYOFFS:

11 year old division:

Quarterfinals vs Roslindale Saturday July 22 1:30pm- Bunker field at Guy Cammarata complex in West Roxbury.

12 year old division:

Quarterfinals vs Savin Hill Saturday July 22 11:15am- Praught field at Guy Cammarata complex in West Roxbury.

BOSTON CITYWIDE BASEBALL LEAGUE SCHEDULE:

ALL GAMES ARE AT 5:45PM AT MOAKLEY PARK IN SOUTH BOSTON

JULY 18 vs Mission Hill: rained out

July 19 vs All Dorchester Sports League (ADSL): W 22-7

July 25 vs Savin Hill

July 27 vs South Boston

July 31 vs Mission Hill

Aug 1 vs ADSL

Aug 7 vs South Boston

Aug 8 vs Savin Hill

Aug 14-16 playoffs and championship game

 


MAYOR'S CUP UPDATE AND MORE BASEBALL!

July 16, 2017

9 year old division:

The Townies had a tough game against the South End, losing 7-2 in the semifinals. Parkway won the other semifinal game vs Regan, 9-7, and then beat the South End 4-2 to take the championship. Congrats to the 9 year olds for hanging in there against a very good team. They never gave up and had a great attitude- we are very proud of them! Many thanks to Coaches Greg Poole and Sean Neilon, with assistance from parents Mike Doe and Max Gomez. 

11 year old division:

The Townies won big 8-1 over South Boston today. The seedings for the playoffs are not listed yet, but it appears that they made the Playoffs.

Check here for the updated playoff schedule for both the 11 and 12 year olds- games will be on Saturday July 22. 

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1jeIdVfvEbZwTp4v8b18j3D7IfHK2pvgeU_wl8tg2JWs/edit#gid=1179828588

 

MORE BASEBALL:

We are the host town for the Little League Sectionals tournament. which begins this Wednesday July 19 at Ryan field with a doubleheader beginning at 6pm.  For those who don't know, the Little League District tournament that we just held leads to the Sectionals, which leads to the States, then the New England Regionals, and then the Little League World Series in Williamsport, PA. Our Section 3 tournament will include Allston-Brighton as the winners of our District 9, as well as the winners of District 10 (Wellesley), District 11 (Walpole), and District 12 (Melrose). There will be doubleheaders each night at 6pm and 8pm on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, and then the top two seeded teams play for the Section championship on Saturday (time TBA). Come to the field to watch some top notch baseball! Maybe one of these teams will be on TV in August in the Little League World Series!


TOURNAMENT UPDATES!

July 15, 2017

DISTRICT 9 TOURNAMENT:

Our 12 year old Townies came up short today in the District finals vs Allston-Brighton, losing 8-4. They have lots to be proud of, rallying in the bottom of the 6th inning and never giving up. We are all very proud of how they carried themselves on and off the field. Many thanks go to Coaches Leo Boucher and John "Cheese" Chisholm as well as to Chris Tucker and Zeus Gambaro for guiding our team to 2nd place. 

MAYOR'S CUP:

9 YEAR OLD DIVISION- The Townies won big over Allston-Brighton today, 13-4, in the quarterfinals. They face the South End in the semifinals tomorrow at 10:45am at Moakley field 1 in South Boston. If they win, the finals would be after the completion of the other semifinal game between Parkway and Regan, which starts at 1pm. (So approximately 3:30pm start for the finals.)

10 YEAR OLD DIVISION- The Townies won this morning 3-0 over Hill House. They went on to the quarterfinals later this afternoon vs East Boston and lost 2-0. They performed well and just came up short. Many thanks to Coach Andy Groh and his staff for leading this team. 

11 YEAR OLD DIVISION- The Townies took a tough 6-5 loss to Parkway this morning. They face South Boston tomorrow morning at 10:15 am at Jason Roberts field in West Roxbury. 

12 YEAR OLD DIVISION- The Townies opened their tournament today with a big 11-6 win over East Boston. They get another win with a forfeit of tomorrow's game vs the North End, so they head to the playoffs next weekend. The schedule is not set yet- we will update you as soon as we get the schedule. 


DISTRICT TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE CHANGE!!!

July 13, 2017

The District tournament game on Saturday is now scheduled for 5pm. Come cheer the team on!!


ANOTHER SCHEDULE CHANGE FOR 12 YEAR OLD MAYOR'S CUP!!

July 13, 2017

The 12 year olds had yet another schedule change:

Saturday July 15th 8am vs East Boston at the Bunker field at Guy Cammarata Complex. 

Sunday- NO GAME. We won by forfeit (North End). 


NEW SCHEDULE FOR 11 AND 12 YEAR OLD MAYOR'S CUP GAMES!

July 13, 2017

The 11 and 12 year Mayor's Cup schedule has been changed:

11 year olds: 

Saturday July 15th 12:30pm vs Parkway 1 at Jason Roberts field

Sunday July 16th 10:15 am vs South Boston at Jason Roberts field

Jason Roberts Field Address: 175 West Boundary Road, West Roxbury 02132

BE SURE TO BRING YOUR OWN WATER! THIS FIELD IS NOT ON THE GROUNDS OF THE GUY CAMMARATA COMPLEX!

 

12 year olds: 

Saturday July 15th 10:15 am vs East Boston at Praught field at the Guy Cammarata complex, 315 Baker St, West Roxbury

Sunday July 16th 10:15 pm vs North End at Bunker field at the Guy Cammarata complex. 


DISTRICT TOURNAMENT POSTPONED!!

July 12, 2017

The District tournament has been postponed due to weather. The games are rescheduled for this Saturday 4pm and (if needed) this Sunday at 4pm, both at Ryan field. Come cheer for the Townies!


DISTRICT TOURNAMENT UPDATE!

July 12, 2017

The 12 year old Townies won again last night: 5-1 over South Boston. They now battle Allston-Brighton tonight for the championship! 7pm at Ryan field- be there to cheer them on!!!


DISTRICT TOURNAMENT UPDATE

July 11, 2017 – 09:15 AM

The 12 year old team beat Mission Hill last night 10-5!! They take on South Boston tonight at Ryan field at 7:00pm. The winner plays Allston-Brighton tomorrow 7pm for the championship. Come cheer for the Townies!!


NEW TIME AND OPPONENT FOR 10 YR OLD MAYOR'S CUP GAME!

July 10, 2017

The 10 year old Mayor's Cup playoff schedule for Saturday July 15th has changed. The new time, location and opponent are:

Saturday July 15th 10:45am Moakley field 3 vs Hill House.


DISTRICT TOURNAMENT AND MAYOR'S CUP UPDATES!

July 10, 2017

The 12 year old District tournament team won 3-1 yesterday vs Savin Hill! They now take on Mission Hill at 8pm tonight at Ryan field, after the 6pm South Boston vs Allston-Brighton game. Come cheer the team on!!

In the Mayor's Cup:

9 year old division: They had a tough 15-2 loss vs South Boston on Saturday and a rain out on Sunday. Their next game is on Saturday July 15 at 8:30am vs Allston-Brighton at Moakley field 1 in South Boston.

10 year old division: They had a big 15-4 victory over Hill House on Saturday and a rain out on Sunday. Their next game is on Saturday July 15 at 1:00pm vs South End at Moakley field 2 in South Boston.

11 year old division: Their first game is on Saturday July 15 at 5pm vs Parkway 3 on the Bunker field at the Guy Cammarata Complex, 315 Baker St in West Roxbury. Their second game is Sunday July 16 at 10:15am vs South Boston, also on the Bunker field.

12 year old division: Their first game is on Saturday July 15 at 10:15am vs East Boston on Praught field at the Guy Cammarata Complex in West Roxbury. Their second game is on Sunday July 16 at 2:45pm vs the North End, also on Praught field. 

Come cheer all of the Townie teams on!! Bring a lawn chair. 

Directions to the Guy Cammarata Complex:

http://www.leaguelineup.com/location.asp?url=parkway


RAINED OUT

July 7, 2017

RAINED OUT TONIGHT AND TOMORROW!

The tournament will resume on Sunday:

5pm Allston-Brighton vs Mission Hill

7pm Charlestown vs Savin Hill


Fenway Challenge


U10 District tournament begins tomorrow!

Congratulations to the U10 District tournament team:

Stephen Chiappa
Caiden Collier 
Michael Doe 
Travis Gillen 
Max Gomez 
Augie Groh 
Jack Harris 
Harry Jackson
Justin Lynch 
Max Mendoza 
Joe Neilon 
William Nelson 
Brady Poole 
Alphy Vazquez
 
Their first game is tomorrow, Wednesday June 28 at 6pm at our home field, vs Allston-Brighton. A second game between Savin Hill and Southie follows our game. Our Townies play again at either 6pm or 8pm Thursday June 29. Come cheer them on!  The U12 team starts their tournament next week- more info to follow....
 
 

Coupon Card sale ends Saturday June 24th

June 12, 2017

The coupon card sale is extended one more week!  Finish up your sales, and then return your envelope containing money and all unsold cards to your coach, Cathy Reese, or to the Concession stand workers NO LATER THAN SATURDAY JUNE 24! Make sure the player's name is written on the envelope along with his sweatshirt and sock sizes, and the uniform number if desired. Thank you for your hard work raising funds for our program!


Player Safety

April 24, 2017

After yesterday’s tragic accident at the Ryan field in which a 9 year old boy was struck in the chest with a batted ball during a pick-up game of baseball, some of you may have questions or concerns about your child’s risk and safety as we enter our season. Please know that we at Charlestown Little League take safety very seriously and have measures in place to help protect our players, many of which are our own children too. Batting helmets, restricted flight balls, and Little League approved bats are among the standard measures that are taken. The type of injury that occurred yesterday is very rare; only 4 are reported annually in the US, out of 117,000 total injuries. In order for that type of injury to occur and cause cardiac arrest, the ball needs to be traveling at the right velocity, hit the right spot on the chest at the right moment in time in between heart beats. It is a very rare freak accident, and it is almost impossible to prevent. There are chest gards (Heart-Gard, and other brands) that pitchers and batters can wear under their jersey to help shield the heart from such an impact, but they are not guaranteed to protect the child against this injury. In one study, 37% of cases of this injury were actually wearing a heart shield at the time of the injury. Little League does not mandate that players wear a heart shield, but it is recommended. Athletic cups are mandated protective gear for catchers, and recommended for all male players.  We are all devastated by yesterday’s accident and can’t help but think, “What if it were my son?” Our thoughts and prayers are with him and his family, and we look forward to a safe and enjoyable season of baseball. Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or concerns about playing ball this year. – Cathy Reese, league President


Opening Day 4/29!

Welcome to the warm weather!  We are going to be moving outside this week of 4/24 due to the warming weather and we have the fields prepared! The website has been updated with the schedule for this week.  Click on link and filter on appropriate league and team for schedule.  You can also subscribe to the league calendar so you have access via your phone.  We are still finalizing the remaining schedule for AAA and Majors and will send out another communication later this week.  Please note: We are not planning to have any indoor clinics this week of 4/24.

Coaches should have already reached out to all players for their team assignments.  If you haven't been contacted, please review the website for the rosters or submit an email to charlestownmalittleleague@gmail.com and we will get it squared away.

Players will get their uniforms this week at practice for the upcoming parade.  Parade and opening day is this Saturday, 4/29.  Please arrive at the Harvard Kent playground at 8AM, parade will promptly begin at 8:30AM and march up/down Bunker Hill street to the fields.  Opening ceremonies at 9am and most games will start shortly thereafter, ~10AM.


Charlestown Little League Boundaries

All players that register in Charlestown Little League must live or attend school within the league’s geographic boundary.  Please note that North end residents are within the boundary.  Below is a map of the boundaries for Charlestown Little League.

You can also check your specific home or school address at the below website to find if you are eligible for the Charlestown Little League:

http://www.littleleague.org/LeagueFinder.htm


The 2016 Championship Game between McCarthy Brothers and the Boy's and Girls Club.

The McCarthy Brothers and the Boy's and Girls Club teams battled it out for the 2016 championship just before the All Star break. The game was alot closer than the score would indicate.With both teams running lean squads of 9 players each it was back and forth with some very good pitching and great defense as well as some timely hitting. The final score was 9-3 with McCarthy Brothers coming out the victor. It was a great game to watch. Thanks to all the parents whom showed up to watch the final game. 

 
Photo credits to Calan Cahill 
 
 
 

Congratulations to the CHAD A's - 2016 AAA Champions! Congratulations to the CHAD A's and the Nnety Nine Red Sox for a very competitive Championship Series and to the coaches, players, and parents of the A's, Red Sox, Reds, and Cardinals for a very successful season!!


COACHES, PLAYERS & PARENTS CODE OF CONDUCT
"The essential elements of character-building and ethics in sports are embodied in the concept of sportsmanship and six core principles: trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring, and good citizenship. The highest potential of sports is achieved when competition reflects these "six pillars" of character." The full Code of Conduct form is located under Player Registration menu. Be sure to see your coaches to sign the Code.

Field Status
Ryan Field - A (Major League Field)
Ryan Field - B (Field by Clubhouse)
Ryan Field - C (Field by River)
Ryan Field - D (Senior League Field)
Ryan Field - E (Left/Center Outfield by Clubhouse)
Ryan Field - F (Right/Center Outfield by River)