The All Star Harvest Baseball League was started by three baseball dads looking for a fun, instructional, and competitive way for our kids to continue to play ball after the traditional season was over. We have seen first hand how kids and Managers that participate in fall ball have a huge advantage over kids and Managers that don't. What they have learned all summer is reinforced all fall, and the confidence they gain is amazing. Next years prospects become this years players, so we go into the spring with an advantage over teams that don't play in the fall. There are no records, so it is the perfect time for kids to play up, or try a new position. I'm always supprised by the new pitchers that come out of nowhere to have a great fall. Our participation and dedication to fall ball has translated into better players and better records in the spring, and we want to share that with you!
Our format is simple; a Manager finds 12-16 kids, or the kids find a Manager, and they join our league. We don't care if you are a regional, town, church, or just friend team, you can play. For 2015 we have 3 divisions: 10U, 12U, 14U. You provide the uniforms, equipment, and home field, and we provide insurance, certified umpires, game balls, score books and coordination with all of the other teams to create the schedules. If you can't find a home field, you can play away, and almost all teams use the uniforms and equipment from their spring teams. One of our goals is to have every kid that wants to play get on a team, so if you don't know a Manager in your area that is forming a team, let us know in July, and we will try to place them on the closest team. I've had players from 7 different towns on my teams, and after the first practice we are a team. The kids make new friends and learn new ways to play. One of my favorite spring rituals was to go to the bench of the opposing team and high five some of their players that have been my players. Ya, we love baseball. There are only 2 forms that players and their parents must fill out and have on file in the League office; the registration, and waiver. All Managers, Coaches, and volunteers must fill out and return CORI forms with a photo copy of your drivers license.
We have added a free agent player page, so as I get the requests from parents, I'll post the players and parents email addresses. As managers grab players off the list, please let me know so I can remove them. There are 2015 free agents on the free agent page now.
We will have our first meeting of the year in August , so don't wait too long, start getting your team together now.
For 2015 the fee is $90 per player. To allow managers to bring on part time players that play other sports in the fall, we have decided that once a team has at least 12 full time players, teams will be allowed to add up to 4 part time players at $45 per player. All Managers must complete a final roster noting full and part time players and send it in by August 1st. All fees, forms, and rosters must be received by the league by August 1st. (The 2015 meeting will be after August 1st, so that is not a drop dead date this year)
Because of all that goes on in the fall, I try to have 14 full time players so that I am sure to have at least 11 players at all games.
Once the registration forms, waiver forms, Cori forms, and fees have been collected, and filled out in full
, they can be sent to:
All Star Harvest League
170 Monson Turnpike Rd.
Ware, MA 01082
We have 2 meetings each year, one to collect forms and fees, and one to make the schedule. If you complete everything and send it in, you will not have to attend the first meeting. The schedule meeting is very important to attend, because YOU make your schedule. We give you your match-ups, then the Managers get together and decide when they will play each other, and by the end of the meeting, we all have schedules that more closely match our individual team, field, and player restrictions.
We will have a single elimination tournament at the end of the season.
If your player wants to be placed into our placement data base, send your email, your name, the players name, and the players age and town to email@example.com
and I will try to match you with the nearest Manager.
John Morrin click here
Matt Bleakley click here
SOFTBALL!! I have been asked to see if there is any interest in including girls fast pitch softball in our league. If you know anyone who may be interested, please have them contact John Morrin. I believe it would be for 5th-6th grade, and 7th-8th grade. 4 teams in each would make it worthwhile.
ALL STAR HARVEST LEAGUE 2014 UMPIRES
These are a couple of important things that all assignors, managers, and umpires will need to know in the event of a rain out situation. Some important rules and regulations are also addressed.
1. The home team is responsible for canceling games in the event the field is not playable .We would appreciate if someone would make a trip to the field for an assessment before canceling.
2. In the event that the game is unplayable, all divisions should immediately contact John Morrin. Please call with the correct game number which is listed on the game schedule page. John Morrin 413-949-0716 mobile
3. Umpires Will BE CONTACTED. Umpires will not be paid for games not played. Be sure to check your messages if the weather is questionable.
4. All divisions will follow Tri Town Baseball rules for their respective divisions. If you need a full listing go to www.tritwonbaseball.com and these rules may be printed from that website. Any rules that deviate from those rules will be listed on this home page.
5. One warning per pitcher for balking in 10u and 12u divisions. Umpires should take a moment to explain what caused the warning to both player and coach.
6. Umpires are required to arrive 10-15 minutes before the scheduled game time. In the event an umpire has a conflict, it is their responsibility to contact that division assignor and find a replacement.
7. All rain-outs must be made up even if the game is played out at the other team’s field. Follow the schedule to determine who would be the home team in the event this occurs.
8. All divisions will follow a continuous batting order.
9. All games are to be played out and the MERCY does NOT apply in any division. Sportsmanship should be demonstrated by all coaches, players and fans on and off the fields.
10. NO COLLISION RULE applies in all divisions.
11. 10 under division shall play 6 innings. Pitchers are limited to 3 innings per game and 6 per week.
12. 12 under division shall play 7 innings. Pitchers are limited to 4 innings per game and 8 per week.
13. 14 and under division shall play 7 innings. Pitchers are limited to 5 innings per game and 10 per week.
14. Steel cleats are allowed in the 14U division.
15. Umpires should report any incidents with coaches, players or fans directly to the assignors for that division. Assignors should contact Matt Bleakley with any of these issues.
16. Players may be called up from a younger team in the league, and play up to a team in an older division without being listed on the older teams roster. Under no circumstances will players play laterally, or down on other teams. To be eligible to play up in the tournament, a player must have played in 50% of the older teams games during the regular season.
17. Bat Sizes:
10U maximum -12
12U maximum -10
14U maximum -5
Maximum drop is for the protection of our players, so no exceptions will be made.
18. The time limit for games is 2 hours on school nights, 2 hours 30 minutes on weekends.