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What is Shetland Baseball?

Shetland baseball is for first time baseball players ages approximately 5-6.  The goal of this division is to teach very basic baseball concepts, while ensuring all children have a fun and worthwhile experience.  Scores are NOT kept in any way and strict baseball rules are not adhered to.  Some basic concepts: 

  • Coaches pitch to all batters
  • If the batter has not hit a ball within the first six pitches, they hit off of the tee
  • Every batter bats in every inning, after which the inning is over
  • Batters and runners are allowed to advance one base at a time
  • All players play in the field, every inning

Shetland VP

For any questions about Shetland Baseball, please reach out to our Divisional VP.

Eric Baillargeon
[email protected]

Register for Shetland

2020 Spring/Summer Baseball

MBA offers a recreational baseball program for kids 5-15 years of age. Our program is based on the help of dozens of volunteers and is a nonprofit organization.  Our fields have been noted as some of the best in the region.  

-Registration opens January 1, 2020 and concludes around mid-March (or until we have no more openings).  
-Players are drafted in mid-March and practices begin soon after.
-There are roughly 2-3 practices per week (coaches discretion on dates/times) until the season starts.  Once games begin (approximately 15-18 games), practices will slow down slightly.
-The season typically ends around early July.

Players are eligible to enter into ONLY the division that aligns with their birthdate.  There are no exceptions.  A players age on August 31st, 2019 determines their division.  

Shetland:  5-6 years old (as of 8/31/2019) / typically pre-K and Kindergarten
Pinto:  7-8 years old (as of 8/31/2019) / typically 1st and 2nd grade
Mustang:  9-10 years old (as of 8/31/2019) / typically 3rd and 4th grade
Bronco:  11-12 years old (as of 8/31/2019) / typically 5th and 6th grade
Pony:  13-14 years old (as of 8/31/2019) / typically 7th and 8th grade
**note that birthday is used in all cases, not grade level

-As part of your fee, players will receive jersey pants, belt, jersey, and hat.
-Players will need to provide their own cleats, bat (USA bat only), batting gloves, helmet, glove.


Registration closes on 05/02/2020 at 12:00 PM
Season Dates: 03/20/2020 to 07/31/2020

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