Registration for Spring 2014 is now OPEN. Click here to register now.
Early Registration: thru 2/18/14 $80 (T-Ball, Minor C) / $100 (Minor B + up)
Regular Registration: 2/19/14 thru 3/6/14 $90 / $110
Late Registration: 3/7/14 and later $105 / $125 (you may be wait-listed)
For general information about our various divisions of play during Spring and Fall and what you can expect, visit our Divisions page. For information about Summer programs, see the Summer Baseball page.
If you have any questions about this site or ABYB in general, please visit our FAQ or contact
, who can direct your inquiry to the appropriate board member.
ABYB Brings 2004, 2007, 2013 World Series Trophies to Town!
ABYB Brings 2004, 2007, 2013 World Series Championship Trophies to Town!
Acton-Boxborough Youth Baseball will be hosting all three trophies on Saturday, March 15th from 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM at AtBats, 233 Summer Road in Boxborough. All attendees will be able to have their picture taken with the trophy, with a suggested donation to the Red Sox Foundation of $5.
Jim’s Organic Coffee, My Grandma’s of New England Coffee Cake and Dancing Deer Cookies will also be available for $1, again with all proceeds benefiting charity.
Bring your own camera, and we strongly suggest car pooling to make parking easier.
ABYB registration information will also be available for children still interested in playing this Spring.
All fields are closed for the season, expected to open in early April (pending any nasty weather where conditions or the Town/DPW/Schools close the fields.)
The following fields are available to ABYB this fall:
High School 1 (Community Ed): 90-foot lighted diamond
High School 2 (Community Ed): 90-foot diamond
Jones (Acton Rec): 90-foot diamond
Veterans 1 (Acton Rec): 60-foot lighted diamond
Veterans 2 (Acton Rec): 60-foot lighted diamond
MacPherson (Acton Rec): 60-foot diamond
Flerra (Boxborough DPW): 60-foot diamond
Liberty (Boxborough DPW): 60-foot diamond
McCarthy-Towne (Community Ed): 55-foot stone-dust field
Douglas (Community Ed): 50-foot stone-dust field
Holiday Inn 1 (ABYB): 50-foot all-grass field
Holiday Inn 2 (ABYB): 55-foot all-grass field
Field Prep for Spring 2014
Prior to play in Spring 2014, ABYB needs to prepare the fields:
Veterans, HS1, MacPherson, Flerra, Jones, and Liberty need field prep done and bases installed.
Batting cages at Veterans and Flerra need to be re-installed.
Douglas, McCarthy-Towne and Holiday Inn need to be cleaned up.
HS2 needs serious work.
If you have some free time and want a task or two to help out on the fields your child/team will be using, contact Matt at 617-877-3961 or
and we'll give you some tasks! There are always small things to do that make a noticeable difference.
During the season, if there are no updates posted for the current day, assume fields are open.
Teams who want to reserve field space outside of regularly scheduled practices are welcomed to do so - contact
with: field, date, start time, and end time.
Typical fields by division:
Babe Ruth: High School 1, Jones, High School 2
Majors: Veterans 1, Veterans 2
Minor A: MacPherson, Flerra
Minor B: Liberty, with some time at MacPherson and Flerra as needed
Minor C: McCarthy-Towne, Holiday Inn 2 (farthest from parking lot)
T-Ball: Douglas, Holiday Inn 1 (nearest to parking lot)
On days when fields are not explicitly closed by Acton Recreation, Boxborough DPW, and A-B Community Education, ABYB must follow the Field Use policy (brief summary: do not play on water-saturated fields. If you clean mud off of infields, do it by removing water/mud from clay surface: do not push water/mud into the grass to try to get rid of it as this pushes clay into the edges and forms dangerous and difficult/expensive-to-fix lips).
ABYB and other local sports organizations received this quoted information from Acton-Boxborough Community Education. Please read and follow the guidelines included.
"The Acton Police Department will be stepping up its monitoring of all school areas and will be ticketing any cars found to be parked illegally.
Cars may not be parked:
1. anywhere there is a NO PARKING sign (not just during school hours but this is anytime of the day)
2. anywhere the curb is painted yellow, as this denotes a no parking zone.
3. on any sidewalk
Only cars with handicapped accessible placards may park in handicapped parking spaces. Nor can you park BETWEEN two handicapped spots.
If you have any questions, I recommend you contact the Acton Police Department."
At some fields, parking areas are obvious, however please note:
McCarthy-Towne field is a specific point of concern. We have been informed that the entry road to the Parker Damon building can be considered a fire lane (I had been warned personally by the APD when I coached Minor C), and parking along the curb on this road can therefore be considered a violation. Additionally, parking half on the sidewalk is illegal. Please park in lined spaces in the parking lot.
Douglas School field is on Elm Street, and posted signs indicate no parking is allowed on Elm Street. APD enforces this in routine patrols for both the t-ball field and the basketball courts. Park in lined spaces in the Douglas school lot or park at the Elm Street tennis courts.
Holiday Inn parking is in the Holiday Inn lot in lined spaces. Even if you can find the entrance to the dirt access road used by the mowing crew, no parking on the field is allowed during ABYB events.
Hart Field and MacPherson Field visitors should park in the lined spaces in the Conant school lot. The dirt roads leading to the fields are for emergency vehicles.
Veterans Field visitors may find the parking lot crowded when two games are on simultaneously. Overflow parking along Route 27 is questionable: at times cars have been ticketed and we do not have clear resolution from APD. It is safer to park across the intersection in the CVS plaza and use the crosswalks to return to the field.
High School 1 & 2 visitors must park in legal spaces. After school hours, marked faculty spaces are available to all parkers, but illegal spaces, yellow curb parking, and handicap parking are still enforced.
Hopefully the information above is clear. Feel free to email me with any questions and I will try to seek clarification from the Acton or Boxborough Police Departments if necessary.
This list is updated often as the bat manufacturer secures approval for a bat. A player may use a wooden bat of any specifications. Each manager will be responsible for enforcement of this rule among his/her players (see Rule 5.3 in the Minuteman Baseball League Rule book for illegal bat penalties).
At the November 2010 ABYB Board meeting the Board voted unanimously to approve the proposed ABYB Vision and Mission developed by a subgroup of the Board. The following vision and mission statements were approved:
Vision Statement To be recognized and respected as the leading youth sports organization in Acton and Boxborough.
ABYB is a parent and volunteer organization committed to building an appreciation for the game of baseball through quality coaching and parental support & involvement.
ABYB will strive to offer high quality baseball throughout the entire ABYB program.
It is the objective of the ABYB program to create an environment that is safe, provides an opportunity for all players from T-Ball through the Majors and Babe Ruth divisions to develop skills and game knowledge, allows all players to experience the success they are capable of achieving, and teaches the life-long lessons of sportsmanship, teamwork, fair play, and respect for others.
ABYB’s spring T-Ball through Babe Ruth programs provides an opportunity for players to develop skills in a competitive environment whereas the fall programs focus on development in a less competitive environment.
ABYB offers summer all-star programs. These programs provide an opportunity to experience the best coaching available and maximize player potential, in a competitive, inter-town environment.
ABYB offers summer intermediate programs for players who wish to play baseball in a less competitive inter-town environment.
It is the responsibility of all ABYB League officials, including the Board of Directors, coaches, umpires and parent volunteers, to understand and fulfill these objectives.
“These are truly exciting times for ABYB. These guiding principles will help make ABYB the leading youth sports organization in Acton and Boxborough”, said Sanjay Khosla, President of ABYB. “Over the next several months the Board will be taking initial steps towards further developing existing programs and establishing new ones to achieve our vision. We look forward to the support and involvement of ABYB players, parents and coaches,” said Khosla.
If you have any questions or comments regarding the new Vision and/or Mission statement please don’t hesitate to inquire. Further, if you are interested in serving on the ABYB Board please let us know. Several positions are available.
Dave Schubert, ABYB VP On behalf of the ABYB Board