What is a typical season like?
SEB starts playing indoors in early February, goes outside at the end of March, and wraps everything up by the end of August depending upon the division and level of play. The busiest months for all ages include April, when you can expect two to three practices per week (5:30pm until 7:30 weeknights and various weekend times) and May and June, when you may have two to three games per week (similar start times).
There is an Opening Day parade and ceremony around the first Saturday in May, and an Award banquet at the end of the season or during the fall. Summer months are mostly for tournament players and players over 16, but the majority of our participants are done by the July 4 holiday (although we do have some summer camp activities planned).
What are the divisions and age groups?
SEB is broken down into five divisions (age groups) for baseball (boys and girls). The only variable is with players aged 7 and 8, and determining whether or not they should remain in Rookie Ball and develop or join the Minor League and face live pitching and game competition. If you are unsure of where to place your 7 or 8 year old, please attend our Minor League registration dates and ask a League official to evaluate and recommend.
What can parents do to help?
There are many ways you can support your child, your child’s team, and the program in general. To begin with, we are always looking for coaches and assistants. Even if you are not a sports enthusiast, we have some coaching clinics, and there is plenty of on-the-job training. As a program and not a ‘league’, our coaches work together to help each other teach both the aspects of the game and the life lessons organized sports provide. Teamwork, coexistence, respect for peers, and how to play the game are taught simultaneously. Contact us or approach us during registration if you would like to volunteer.
Parents are also encouraged to work together and to create ‘buddy’ systems so that every child has an adult present to drive or walk them home, especially after weeknight games. We understand that you may not be able to attend every game or be there for the whole game, but we ask that you alternate with others in child supervision. Our coaches have their hands full during events and need your assistance. They cannot be expected to provide transportation to and from games.
Complete the form and return it to South End Baseball at P. O. Box 181120 Boston, MA 02118 along with the required documents. If you have any questions, please contact us with the info on the right.