Charlestown Little League Still Open for Registration as Season Approaches

Charlestown Little League (CLL) is getting ready for their 2021 season.

After an abridged 2020 summer season for just 8-12 year olds, CLL is planning on a normal season with all divisions represented. Social distancing, mask wearing, and sanitation methods will be in place.

•Tee ball will be for kids at least 4 years old, and will introduce them to the basics of baseball with fun drills each Saturday morning.

•Rookie ball is for kids up through 1st grade who can hit a ball that is pitched to them by a coach. They will practice once on a weeknight and have a game against one of the other Rookie ball teams each Saturday.

•The next level is AAA Minor league, which is for 2nd and 3rd graders, and it introduces them to player pitching. They will practice once or twice during the week and have one game during the week and also a game on Saturday mornings.

•The Majors level is for 4th through 6th graders, and will also have practices and games during the week and a game on Saturday morning. The season will begin with practices in mid-late April (weather and field conditions permitting), and end in late June. A registration link and a preliminary schedule are available on their website: https://tshq.bluesombrero.com/charlestownllma

So far, there are almost 200 kids registered for Little League. The league is looking for more kids to fill out the AAA level, so spread the word. Scholarships are always available for those in need. Also, DICK’S Sporting Goods has generously donated 10 kits of gear for kids in need. Each kit contains a baseball glove, batting helmet, baseball, batting gloves, and a drawstring knapsack. To apply for a kit, send an email to:

[email protected]

If anyone can volunteer to help coach, assistant coaches (full or part time) are needed at all levels. Anyone who doesn’t have a lot of baseball experience can still help at the Tee ball and Rookie ball levels as there is a printed coaching syllabus for each of the younger levels, and the head coach will guide as to what is needed. Register to volunteer on the CLL website.

Due to the pandemic, an Opening Day parade and celebration is not currently planned. Other special events like Picture Day, the Home Run Derby, or the District tournament may still be held.

More information will be advertised as events are scheduled.

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