Middletown CT Youth Baseball Softball Little League Ahern Whalen

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Spring Baseball

The spring season is open to all players league age 13 through 18
who do not play for one of their high school’s teams.
Teams will not get formed until after the high school teams have made their cuts.  This year, we are hoping to schedule some indoor practices in March and early April.  Once the city opens up the fields, we’ll move outside.
Games will start in mid-April.  Most games will be played against other Babe Ruth teams within our district (Cheshire, Meriden, Hamden, North Haven, Newington, to name a few).  However, we may also play some games against teams a little further away, but those games would only be played on the weekends.
The goal will be to play 16 games by the end of May.  Playoffs will be the first and second weekend of June.
Aside from the playoffs, the district plans to organize a Memorial Day weekend tournament, which will also include an MLB style All-Star game – 2 to 3 players from each league team will form two All-Star teams and play in a North vs. South format.
According to CT. High School Rules [CIAC]
A player that is playing high school baseball, at any level, cannot be involved with any other baseball league. 
Middle school players CAN play for other baseball programs, so they are eligible to play for Ahern Whalen during the spring season.

Summer Baseball
The summer season is open to all players league age 13 through 18.
We will have two divisions:  13-15 and 16-18
Teams will be formed in early June.
Practices and games will start immediately after the spring season is over.
Games will start in mid-June.  Our pool of opponents will be similar to those we played in the spring.
The goal will be to play 16 games by the end of July.
For the 13-15 year old division, we will once again host the annual Ahern Whalen invitational tournament.  This is an All-Star type event where each town enters a single team.  This is a recreation league tournaments – teams with players who play primarily or exclusively Legion or AAU will not be invited.  The tournament will take place over two weekends in early August.
For the 16-18 year old division, the plans for this division are still fluid and evolving (we have not fielded a team in this age group for a couple of years).  Our hope and expectation is that there will be a post-season tournament and/or playoffs, but those plans are still gelling.
Fall Baseball
The Ahern Whalen fall season is open to all players who have recently aged out of Little League and to players league age 13 through 18.  There will be three divisions this fall:
  • Transitional division: for kids who have just aged out of Little League or are inexperienced on the 90’ diamond.  This division will have an emphasis on player development.
  • Junior Division for league ages 13-14
  • Senior Division for league ages 15-18
(Players age is determined by their age as of April 30)
Teams will be formed and practices will begin in mid August.  Games will start the last weekend of August and the season will consist of approximately 16 games for each team with playoffs late October and the championship game will be held on November 1st.  The calendar of events will be as follows. 

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