Welcome to Bellingham Youth Baseball!
We are excited to begin our new season for youth baseball in Bellingham! We field teams from ages 4 through 18, plus we have a summer camp and spring training for our younger players. We also have a Challenger division for special needs players ages 4 - high school/22 and have a ton of events throughout the season for community fun. Our Board of Directors and coaches are volunteers who love to help our players be the best they can be and have fun doing it.
Our ProgramOur registration is now 100% online here, but if you have any questions, please reach out to Board President Kerry Farrell at firstname.lastname@example.org. You need to create an account on this website in order to register (one account per family - you can add multiple children to one account). After you create your account, you will be able to register for a program based on the ages of your players.
If you are interested in playing baseball for the first time and you are not from Bellingham, please reach out to Kerry Farrell at email@example.com. If you are a first time player, please upload a copy of your player's birth certificate.
Some of our Fun Stuff...We are very proud of our Concession Stand - lots of treats, hearty meals, our awesome slushes, plus Linda's Famous Specials are always a great reason to stop by while you're watching a game. We are able to provide items at very low cost because of all the help we receive from our volunteers and players. When you register online, you will notice we ask all players to help out at the Concession Stand for two hours one time throughout the season. The player cannot do it; the player must be represented by a parent or an adult over 18. Concession stand duty will be assigned in February/March and you will receive ample notice. If the timing does not work for you, you will be able to reschedule with our Concession Director.We also ask our players to participate in the Calendar Fundraiser that is held in June. At their Meet the Coach or Evaluations, players will receive an envelope of calendars to sell for cash prizes. We ask each player sell at least five; they can sell more if they want. If someone you sell a calendar to wins, so do you! It's a great fundraiser and gives us the income we need to take care of our fields, uniforms, insurance, and so many things that come with running a program that fields over 500 players every year. The calendars are due by the first week in May and the daily cash prizes begin June 1st.Every year we have fun events down at the field, including the Homerun Derby, Family Field Day, plus tournaments and more. We are always looking for volunteers, so please let us know what you would like to help with! We have Spring, Summer and Fall programs at BYBI, plus Batter Up Summer Camp for players aged 7-14.
No worries about remembering which league to sign up for - the registration process will only make available to you what league your child is eligible for.
Challenger League - For players ages 4 - high school/22 with special needs. Games and skills every Saturday, April through June. Tournament with other town leagues in June. *Players from other towns are eligible to participate.*
Lil Sluggers League - For players age 4 (born Sept. 1, 2012 – Aug. 31, 2013) Games every Saturday from April to June
T-Ball League- For players age 5 (born Sept. 1, 2011 – Aug. 31, 2012) plus brand-new to BYBI 6-year-olds. Games played each Saturday in April, then two times a week in May and June. One practice a week
Instructional League- For players ages 6 & 7 by 12/31/16. Games played each Saturday in April, then two times a week in May and June. One practice a week. Players will be pitched to by coaches
Junior League- For players ages 8 & 9 by 12/31/16. Initially coach and then player pitched. All 8's and majority of 9 year olds.Two or three games a week during season, then playoffs.Minimum of one, maximum of two practices a week.
International League- For players ages 9, 10, 11, 12. Some 9's to round out International League teams. Players not selected for Majors teams. Some rule exceptions to aid competition.Two or three games a week until playoffs, minimum of one, maximum of three practices a week.
Majors League- For players ages 10, 11 & 12.Traditional Little League format and rules. Two or three games per week, minimum of one, maximum of three practices per week.
Seniors American League- For ages 13 & 14. Traditional Babe Ruth league format. JV 14 year olds play up. Two or three games per week, minimum of one, maximum of three practices per week.
Seniors National League
- For ages 15, 16, 17 & 18. 18's cannot play high school sport. No high school varsity baseball players. Two or three games per week, minimum of one, maximum of three practices per week.
Other Special Activities for our Players
*You can sign up for these programs during the registration process.
Spring Training for ages 4, kindergarten, 1st and 2nd gradesThese are fun and a great way to get back into the baseball mode! Players will come at age-specific times for one hour (will not conflict with Swish Kids). These will be on Saturday mornings January 14, 21, 28 and February 4 (snow date Feb 11), 2017. Only $45, this is HIGHLY recommended to have your player participate before they start the spring season!
Batter Up Summer Baseball Camp
Run by BHS teacher, BHS JV coach and longtime BYBI coach Scott McDonald, these baseball camp slots go fast, so make your plans TODAY!
The program is designed to help players of all abilities learn new and exciting drills to help their baseball skills. Focus on each area of the game with a qualified staff and a team-building program. Monday through Friday program, 9am - 2pm, with team t-shirt and Friday cookout! 2017 dates are:
June 26 - June 30, ages 9-11
July 10 - July 14, ages 12-14
July 17 - July 21, ages 7 - 8
Summer Competitive Program
Our Summer program includes tryouts for competitive summer leagues for ages 8-18. Tryouts will be in May 2017, with more information to follow.
The Fall Ball program is being restructured to include tournament-type games for both skills and competitiveness. The program will be updated as plans are finalized.