Dear TYBA Community,
We may have cold temperatures and snow in the forecast, but TYBA is hard at work ironing out the details for our upcoming 2022 season. Before you know it, spring will be upon us and by the end of April we should be outside playing the wonderful game of baseball.
I wanted to take a moment to give everyone a brief overview of what we’ve got instore. We will be partnering with Nor’easters Baseball again for our Spring Training Clinic. Last year’s clinic threw us a few Covid curveballs and didn’t run smoothly at times, but we’ve been working out those bugs and look forward to a fun and productive clinic. The clinic is a great way for all players ages 5-14 to shake off those cobwebs and get back into baseball beast mode. This year we will run a 6-week program that will take us right up to pre-season practices. The clinic will run from early March to mid-April. We will be sending out Clinic registration information first week in February.
As we did last year, TYBA will partner with Dracut Youth Baseball in our Rookie, Minors, and Majors divisions. Both Dracut and Tyngsboro Board of Directors are committed to strengthening the partnership and give kids of all skill levels the opportunity to learn the game of baseball. Our teams from Tyngsboro will have games against Dracut teams and we are committed to work out a schedule that has more games played in Tyngsboro than we did last year. We are not sure what this year will hold for Babe Ruth level baseball. The last few years we have not have enough registrants to field our own team, but we have been able to work out arrangements with Lowell to have Tyngsboro players joins their teams. We will have more information on Babe Ruth once we open registration for the regular season. And don’t forget about our T-Ball program. Nothing is more enjoyable than seeing the little ones out on the field Saturday mornings. Registration for the regular season should be open somewhere around the third week in February. By mid-April we will be picking teams and getting into preseason practices.
Last, we do have several positions currently open on our Board of Directors. We are in desperate need of new members to join the Board. This off-season alone, we had three board members retire (kids graduated from the program – we thank them for their service over the years) and we still had other vacant positions on top of that. Like any youth program, it’s only as successful as the people volunteering behind the scenes. If we don’t have new people step up, volunteer, and get involved, we risk not having the bandwidth to keep it all going. The success of the TYBA program has always relied on parents coming forward to be on the Board, help coach, or participate in any way possible to make sure we provide the best experience possible for all the kids who want to play baseball. If you are interested in joining the Board, please go to our contacts page on the TYBA web site and send anyone from the Board an email. If you are ready to Coach, then please declare that during the regular season registration process.
We hope everyone has a healthy and enjoyable remainder of the winter, and we look forward to playing some baseball real soon.