2019 Tryouts - Saturday 3/23 @ Play Ball - AA - 10AM - AAA - 11AM - Majors 12pm
SYB evaluations are today at Play Ball, 16 Industrial Way in Salem.
AA - 10AM
AAA - 11AM
Majors - 12PM
Please plan to arrive at least 15 minutes early to get checked in and get your child's evaluation number.
When your child is done with the evaluation stations you are free to leave and ask that you do not hang around due to the large crowd expected.
Salem Youth Baseball Board of Directors
We are happy to announce our 2019 Managers and Assistant Coaches. Each team is allowed to fill the coaching staff with 2 additional coaches based on the draft which will be held the evening of 3/26. If you are interested in helping as additional coach, please reach out to your child's manager following the draft next week. We will need any coaches to help out with evaluations tomorrow.
WE ARE IN NEED OF A MANAGER OR CO- MANAGERS FOR 1 MAJORS TEAM. If you are interested please reach out to John Lozowski and Sean Conway.
First we want to thank so many of you for dropping in to the SYB Open House last evening and we are happy to announce our winners of the raffles:
Throwing out the First Pitch at SYB Night at the Fisher Cats: Brody McGeoch
$50 Gift Card to Dick's Sporting Goods: Amelia Rhodes (Gift Certificate will be available for pickup at Saturday's tryout)
We have one raffle remaining for a 4 pack of Fisher Cats tickets. Every child who comes to tryouts can enter their name for these tickets. Just put your name on a raffle ticket and drop it in the helmet. Everyone who came to the Open House is already entered, but can add an additional raffle ticket on Saturday!
EVERY PLAYER MAKES A TEAM!! - Tryouts are to ensure our teams are competitively even.
Held a Play Ball in Salem, 16 Industrial Way.
AA - 10
AA - 11
Majors - 12
Please check in to receive an evaluation number. If you have NOT provided your volunteer check of $75, you MUST bring this to tryouts.
Coaches will evaluate players on hitting, throwing and fielding. Players will be asked to hit several balls off of a tee, then a series of pitched baseballs, next will be fielding stations for grounders, pop flys and throwing. Once your child has moved thru all stations you are free to leave.
If you have a friend who has not registered please ensure they do it before our tryout.
Another busy week as we move closer to Opening Day in Salem!
Tryouts are this Saturday at Play Ball, 16 Industrial Way in Salem. AA players at 10AM, AAA Players at 11AM and Majors Players at 12PM.
We will be holding a Pre Registration For Tryouts and Open House on 3/21. Stop in to ask questions, pre register for tryouts, provide your Volunteer Hour Check requirement, get a low number in the tryout line, and win some Fisher Cats tickets! This is not a mandatory meeting.
There is NO WINTER WORKOUTS FOR AA/AAA on 3/20 or 3/27.
Our new logo has been designed and can be seen below. We will open a store for members to purchase gear this week!!
Dick's Sporting Goods 20% Discount weekend for SYB is this weekend!!
We have finalized Game Days for our 2019 season! May 4th is Opening Day and the Final schedule will be determined once all teams are in place later this month. You can see the game days below;
Manager selection will be on March 21st. If you are interested in Managing a team in 2019 please email Sean Conway –
. **You must submit an application and have a background check completed to be considered for any coaching position.**
Please spread the word to friends to sign up for the 2019 season as we need as many registered as possible ahead of our tryouts on March 23rd.
Outdoor Winter Workouts continue this Sunday 3/24. Workout will be held at Nicholson Stadium, 49 Pleasant View St, Methuen. AA/AAA -3pm-4pm –Majors/BR – 4pm-5pm
We've secured indoor space for team practices following our 2019 Draft which will be held on 3/26.
Sean Conway - President, Salem Youth Baseball
2019 Game Days
Opening Day – May 4th 2019
Bambino – Saturday 9:30-10:30 at Michele 3
T-Ball – Wednesday 5:30PM and Saturday 9:30 AM (All at Michele3)
AA – Games Wed 5:45 at Barron & North Salem Schools – Fri 5:30PM & Sat at Michele Park (1pm)
AAA – Games Tue/Thu(5:45PM) & Saturday (11am) (All Games at Michele Park)
Majors – Games Mon/Wed(5:45), 1 game Fri (7:30pm) & 1 game Sat (9am) (All Games at Michele Park)
Babe Ruth – Games Mon(5:45)/Fri(7:30)/Sat Evenings (All games at Michele3)
Challenger – Saturday at 9AM(Bergeron)
Playoffs tentatively scheduled to begin on 6/10/19
Salem Youth Baseball has scheduled an open house for Thursday, March 21, from 6:00 to 8 p.m., at the Woodbury Middle School Cafeteria (206 Main Street). Salem Youth Baseball Board Members and Coaches will be on hand to;
Register your child for the 2019 Salem Youth Baseball Season in person
Pre-Register for this Saturday’s tryouts (This will speed up sign ins for the evaluations Saturday AM)
To Pre-Register, Please bring mandatory $75 check for Volunteer Hours/Tag Day. Once your Tag Day & Volunteer Hour commitment has been met the check will be returned to you.
Receive a low Evaluation Number for tryout which will get you right in and out on Saturday!
Any evaluation questions can be answered
Tryouts are for our AA/AAA and Majors players
2019 Fundraising/Sponsorship Opportunities
2019 Season Questions
Questions about the upcoming season can be answered.
Great Opportunity to learn about becoming involved with the Challenger Division either as a player or a volunteer.
Want to Join the SYB Board of Directors…let us know!
Managing or coaching a team….want to help?
2019 Volunteer Policy Questions
Equipment Swap/Donation – Bring used lightly used equipment you would like to donate or swap. Items to consider;
USA Baseball Approved Bats
Fielding gloves and batting gloves
Reusable Baseball pants, helmets and cleats
Non-USA Approved Baseball bats that are composite may be wanted by Team New England players.
Win a raffle!!
All players who attend on Thursday and pre-register for tryouts can enter their name for a chance to throw out the first pitch at the SYB Night at the Fisher Cats.
All players who attend on Thursday and pre-register for tryouts can enter their name for a chance to win a $50 Gift Card to Dicks Sporting Goods!
All players who attend tryouts this weekend can enter their name to win a 4 pack of Fisher Cats tickets
Thank you and we look forward to seeing some of you on Thursday night and at evaluations on Saturday!
We are happy to announce our 2019 AA Pitching clinics. These clinics will be run by our Majors Director John Lozowski, with help from our TBall Coordinator Lee Stevens. These clinics will run Monday evening at the Barron School Gym from 6:30PM-8PM.
All AA players who have a strong intererst in Pitching are invited to attend. These clinics will come with no additional cost to our reigstered players. We ask that you please register your player so we can plan accordingly.
Salem Youth Baseball’s 2019 Spring Season online registration is now open!!!
Our program will stress fundamental baseball in a positive atmosphere where the main goals are learning the game, having fun and strengthening the values of good citizenship and good sportsmanship. Players Ages 3 to 15 and our Challenger Division will have the opportunity to enjoy America’s favorite pastime.
Registration Fee Reduced to $150 for 2019 - $100 for T-Ball - $50 for Bambino Baseball
Winter Workouts Have Started!
Majors and Babe Ruth Players - Fridays @ 6:30 at the 4 Court Gym at Salem High School
AA & AAA players - Wednesdays at 6:30 at the 4 Court Gym at Salem High School.
T-Ball winter workouts will begin 3/18 at 5:30 and be 1 hour on Monday nights at the Barron School Gym!
AA Pitching Clinics to begin on 3/18 at 6:30 and be 1 hour on Monday nights at the Barron School Gym!
PLAYER MUST BE REGISTERED TO TAKE PART IN WINTER WORKOUTS.
TRYOUTS ARE SCHEDULED FOR SATURDAY MARCH 23rd at Play Ball in Salem;
AA @ 10AM - AAA @ 11AM - Majors @ 12PM
2019 League Ages
Bambino Program (Date of Birth 9/1/14-4/30/16)
T-Ball (Date of Birth 9/1/2012-8/31/2014)
AA (Date of Birth 9/1/2010-8/31/2012)
AAA (Date of Birth 9/1/2008-8/31/2010)
Majors (Date of Birth 9/1/2006-8/31/2008)
Challenger (Adaptive baseball for children of all abilities – ages 4-22 and enrolled in school)
Babe Ruth Baseball (Date of Birth 9/1/2003-8/31/2006)
Salem Youth Baseball relies on volunteers to keep this program running. To ensure that everyone contributes to the volunteer hours necessary to run the league the following volunteer program is being implemented starting this year with the 2019 Spring Season. Each family will be responsible for completing a Tag Day assignment and also fulfilling 4 hours of volunteer service per registered player or can pay a $75 per player Buyout fee. This fee will cover both Tag Day requirements and Volunteer hours. The deposit will be refunded at the completion of the season and/or on verification that all volunteer hours and Tag Day assignment have been 100% complete.
Please reach out to SYB President Sean Conway with questions(email@example.com)
*As with all of Salem Youth Baseball's programs, we never want cost to be what limits a child's participation. Please let us know if you you need assistance.
Salem Youth Baseball is happy to announce the 2019 Board of Directors.
President – Sean Conway
Vice President Baseball/Challenger – Tom Plante
Vice President Treasury & Administration – Bruce Gray
Secretary - Ashlee Stevens
Player Agent – Ted Shpak
Executive Advisor – Eric DeMinico
Board of Directors
Blockhouse Director – Stephanie McMenemy
Fundraising Director – Tina Doherty
Field Maintenance Director – Dave McMenemy
Information Officer –Doug Atkins
Equipment Director -
Safety Director – Kevin O’Loughlin
Umpire in Chief – Ed Kuegel
Babe Ruth Director – Doug Atkins
Majors Director - Vacant
AAA Director – Ken Gabriel
AA Director – Steve Quinn
Tee Ball Director - Dan Chase
Tournament Director - Vacant
Fall Ball Director – Matt Morin
Coaching Coordinator – Ted Shpak
There are several vacancies on the Board that we would love to fill with new volunteers.....We need your help! If you are interested in joining the 2019 Board please contact Sean Conway for details. (Conweigh77@yahoo.com)
The Exchange Section of the web site is now open. This service can be used to post information about used baseball equipment that is in working condition and you would like to sell. This area will also be used as an on-line lost and found where the posting can take place.
To access the exchange, click on the "Exchange" tab on the left on the home page of SYB. You can also see current items in the Exchange listed on the right side of the SYB home page.
Please note that the Exchange is a service for the membership of SYB and should only be used for listing your own used equipment. It is not to be used for non-baseball advertising by the SYB membership or by any outside companies with out the permission of the SYB Board of Directors.
Inappropriate listings and messages will be immediately removed.
Maintaining your contact information w/ Salem Youth Baseball
By keeping your account information up-to-date, you will receive e-mails from the league for all upcoming events and cancellations, information and news from your team manager, and reminders for all upcoming practices and games. To update your own records, simply click the "Edit My Account" tab on the left side of the home page and follow the instructions.
NOTE: You may also elect to opt-out of all e-mail messages after you've logged into your account.