Our goal is to generate teams for Middle-Essex League play at all four age levels, and for Tournament Softball at U12 and U14 levels if there is sufficient interest. Players will be evaluated for either or both types teams at this event, based on their stated preferences.
For 2016, the Middle-Essex League Lightning coaching staffs will be as follows:
18U: Ken Frank (Head Coach), Rob Burnham, Neal Silverman & TBD (Assistant Coaches)
14U: Matt Benway (Head Coach), Bob Meinhold & TBD (Assistant Coaches). This team is planning to play at the 14A level.
12U: All Coaches TBD.
10U: All Coaches TBD.
If you have not already done so, please complete our “Summer 2016 Interest Form”. This survey functions as our pre-registration for these evaluations.
Please contact the Summer Director, Neal Silverman (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you are unable to make these evaluations or have any questions.
To register a player or to volunteer as a coach or other league role, click on the logo above or the Register Online tab. Registration will be open until August 31st. Players from surrounding communities are welcome to register for the fall season.
AB Youth Softball provides girls in Kindergarten through 10th grade the ability to learn the sport and improve their skills in a friendly team environment. Practices/games for the fall season will begin in early September and continue through October. Teams in all divisions typically have one weeknight practice and games on Saturday afternoons.
Fall Divisions Offered
U8 - Grades 1 & 2, Coach Pitch
U10 - Grades 3 & 4, Coach and Player Pitch
U12 - Grades 5 & 6, Player Fast Pitch
U15 - Grades 7, 8 & 9 with age eligible 10th graders, Player Fast Pitch
Please note that our league is currently in need of volunteers for roles other than coaching. See the volunteer registration form for details. None of the roles require a significant time commitment, nor any special skills or knowledge of softball. Please consider donating some time to our league. Your contributions are appreciated.
Special note for high school and jr. high school athletes: Players who intend to try out for any school team are still encouraged to register and play AB Youth Softball. Players who decide to play for a school team only, will be granted a refund. ABYSB must be notified of this decision before the start of the league's season, September 10th.