Bay State Baseball is designed for cities and towns to enter all-star teams at
each division level.
Applicants for BSBTOC shall either be part of, or have approval from, the
existing city/town youth baseball structure to be considered for entry. Bay
State Baseball will not consider teams that consist of collections of players
from different towns.
Applicant teams must have a home field available within the city/town
borders they represent.
Recognized youth baseball leagues with team(s) entered in BSBTOC may not
have more than two teams in any given division in one specific round over
the course of a season of play in BSBTOC.
Age Groups and Divisions
The league will be comprised of four divisions based on age. All divisions play
on a traditional 60’ diamond apart from the A Division which plays on 70’
base paths. Divisions are made up of the best players from a league as
To be considered a Bay State Age "8," a player's date of birth must fall
between 5/1/14 and 8/31/15.
To be considered a Bay State Age "9," a player's date of birth must fall
between 5/1/13 and 8/31/14.
To be considered a Bay State age "10," a player's date of birth must fall
between 5/1/12 and 8/31/13.
To be considered a Bay State age "11," a player's date of birth must fall
between 5/1/11 and 8/31/12.
To be considered a Bay State age "12," a player's date of birth must fall
between 5/1/10 and 8/31/11.
Under normal circumstances, there are two qualifying rounds of games for
Bay State Baseball will allow multiple towns to combine their local spring
programs to form one Bay State Baseball entry under the following
Towns must be contiguous.
There must be a 'lead' town with a specific contact person(s) that
spearheads all paperwork, requests and information, and identifies
fields for baseball use.
Towns must join forces at any/all levels of Bay State Baseball play for
that season, not entering separate teams at other levels.
Example of what is not allowed: Town 1 and Town 2 fulfill all
conditions and decide to enter combined teams in the A
Division and the B Division but enter separate Town 1 and Town
2 teams in the C Division and the D Division.
Example of what is allowed: Town 1 and Town 2 fulfill all
conditions and decide to enter combined teams in the A
Division and the B Division and enter no teams in the C Division
or D Division.
Teams must submit a written letter of agreement signed by the local league
presidents of all towns involved in the proposed combined team(s).
Town combinations are good for that season only; neither Bay State Baseball
nor the towns involved are required to repeat the combinations in
All town entries are subject to review by the Board of Directors and must be
submitted to the Board by June 15 of that season.
The official Bay State roster form available on the website MUST be
completed before a team can play its first game. Each team MUST submit a
player roster containing the following:
The names of up to 20 players who will be eligible to play for the team
at the discretion of the coaching staff.
A listing of contact information for players (name, address, phone
number, birth date) and coaches (name, address, phone numbers,
A roster cannot contain more than 20 players in total. The roster may be
amended between rounds by adding or deleting players, as long as the
roster size or composition rules (see “Multiple Roster Assignments”) are not
violated. Roster changes may ONLY be made by informing the Division
Commissioner of the desire to do so, and in turn the Commissioner will make
the change(s) to the listed roster. Rosters may not be changed following the
final round of play (before the T of C) in any division.
Each player participating in a game MUST be listed on the current player
Team managers are required to construct rosters and player status for the
season at their discretion, but must be ready to bear full responsibility for
such actions and consequences. Bay State Baseball will not support
managers engaged in internal disputes who do not embrace Bay State
philosophies for roster composition.
Multiple Roster Assignments for the Same Player
A player is eligible to be on any roster for which they are age-eligible but can
only be listed on ONE team at any given level of play.
A player may NOT be listed on two different rosters at the same level of play
(A, B, C, or D Division). If the player is listed on a team that has completed
play for the season, he/she is allowed to then be part of the roster of another
team from the same spring league at the same level assuming the window
for roster changes is open.
Each player must have played on a team or reside in the geographical area
representing his/her local spring league season. Residency in and border
limits of each geographical area will be reviewed and approved by the Board
of Directors. Exceptions to this rule have been granted by the Board of
Directors via the appeal process; exceptions are only granted by the Board of
Roster Violations and Exceptions
Any team not submitting a roster as specified in these rules, or violating
roster regulations will, at the discretion of the Board of Directors, forfeit
games until that team complies with the rules. Penalties for violations will be
determined by the Board of Directors and may include forfeiture fees and/or
program participation review, depending upon the severity of the violation.
All decisions made by the Board of Directors will be final.
Exceptions to roster rules may be made at the discretion of the Division
Commissioner upon request of the team manager, subject to approval by the