Overview Dover-Sherborn offers 6 levels of competition ranging from first grade to ninth grade. All players interested in participating will be placed on a team. Grades 2 through 6 will participate in a pre-season evaluation. The evaluations are an opportunity to assess each player’s ability in an effort to balance teams. All teams will be balanced to ensure fairness and equality among the teams within a division.
Spring 1st Grade Baseball is open to Dover and Sherborn residents in grade 1 only. This league is a coach-pitch program that transitions players from Tball to Baseball.
For grades 2 through 9, t
eams participate in a division based upon the player’s grade. Divisions are grades 2 (A), 3 (AA), 4 (AAA), grades 5 & 6 (Majors), and grades 7-9 (Babe Ruth). Your player is eligible to play in a spring league based upon the current school grade; please be sure your family information is correct.
Registration Deadline Registration opens January 1, 2021 and runs through March 14th, 2021.
This year, there will be no evaluations. Instead, coaches will do their best to create balanced teams based upon their recollections from seasons past.
As in prior years, evaluations would need to occur indoors (given weather and field conditions), which will not be possible during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Practices might begin in early April, depending upon field conditions.
The season will begin on Monday, April 26th (tentative date; an earlier date may be set if field conditions are favorable).
The season ends with championship games on Sunday, June 13th (tentative date)
Schedule (tentative, designed to avoid conflicts with soccer and lacrosse) Grade 1 practice and play games on Saturdays 12:30-2:00 Grade 2 practice Saturdays 2:00-3:30 and play games on Fridays 6:00-8:00 Grade 3 practice Saturdays 11:00-12:30 and play games on Mondays and Wednesdays 6:00-8:00
Grade 4 practice Saturdays 9:30-11:00 and play games on Mondays and Wednesdays 6:00-8:00
Grades 5/6 practice Sundays 3:00-4:30 or 4:30-6:00 and play games on Tuesdays and Thursdays 6:00-8:00
Grades 7-9 practice Sundays 3:00-4:30 or 4:30-6:00 and play games on either Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays 5:30-8:00, or Tuesdays, Thursdays (also 5:30-8:00), and Saturday afternoons.
Players are generally expected to arrive 15 to 30 minutes prior to the start of the game