About

NCLCL

NORTH CAMBRIDGE LITTLE BASEBALL LEAGUE

Mission

To facilitate learning opportunities that teach teamwork, develop self-confidence, increase discipline and promote hard work while enjoying the game of baseball.

Program

The North Division is one of four Divisions that comprise the Cambridge Little Baseball League. The North Division consists of a four team Major League (ages 10-12), a five team Minor League (ages 7 -12), and a Farm League Program (ages 5-10), which provides basic instruction to younger players or those who have limited baseball skills. The North Division is 65 years young and is one of the oldest youth baseball programs in Massachusetts.

Program Details

Farm League

Farm League plays T-ball & meets every Saturday morning from 9-11 AM at Comeau Field starting in late April and running for 8 or 9 weeks (skipping Memorial Day weekend). Registration is done at the field. The fee for Farm League is $30.00. Scholarships available. Players receive a T-shirt and hat and end of year party with trophies.

Regular Season

Major and Minor League teams play a 14 game schedule over 8 weeks beginning in late April. Prior to the start of the season, a team usually holds at least two practices a week and at least one practice a week after the season begins. A Major and Minor game consist of six innings. Each Major League player must play a minimum of three innings per game. The North Division utilizes a pitch count for pitches. The Minor League uses a batting order, which includes all players with a two-inning minimum in the field for all players. The Registration fee is $80  for the first player and  $40 each for additional players. After the end of Major and Minor regular season, there is playoff tournament which ends prior to June 30th.

The first place teams from our Major and Minor League plays in a single elimination tournament known as the  “Mayor’s Cup Tournament”  which involves the regular season champions from the other three divisions. The Mayor’s Cup Tournament is usually held during the last weekend in June.

​Early in the regular season we hold a “picture day” to take individual and team pictures. Typically, “picture day” is held in mid- May at the Samp Field or an inside location in case of rain. In addition, we sponsor a “can day” the same day as “picture day” to raise money for the League. We ask all players and parents to participate.

Summer League Season

The North Division participates in the Bay State Baseball League which is a summer baseball program involving over 25 cities and towns in eastern Massachusetts. The summer league program begins in early July and ends in mid-August and our teams play between 6-15 games depending upon the number of rounds we participate in and the success of the teams. Two games are played during the week plus one or two games during the weekend. Games are played at our home field or at an opponent’s home field. Since there is travel involved, parents are expected to provide transportation for away games. The summer league teams which participate involve our 11 and 12 year old Major League players (A and B teams) and our 9 and 10 year old Major and Minor League players (C/D team).
In addition, we established in 2015 an intra-league, which plays 2 games during the week involving players from the 4 divisions of the Cambridge Little Baseball League.

City All-Star Series

During the second or third weekend in September, the North Division along with the other three Divisions participates in a single elimination Major and Minor League All-Star Tournament.

Annual Banquet and Awards Ceremony

In the fall, the North Division hosts a Banquet/Awards Day for our players, parents, family members, coaches, and sponsors at Comeau Field. At our Banquet, we present numerous awards for exemplary sportsmanship, individual and team accomplishments, and volunteer and sponsor commitment. In addition, after the awards ceremony we ask players to partake in a charity softball games to support ALS research in memory of one of our parents who passed away from this disease.

Divisions

Majors

Consists of 4 teams, ages 10-12.

Minors

Consists of 5 teams, ages 7-12.

Farm

For players new to the game, introduced to T-ball, ages 5-8