Little League baseball and softball

Waldoboro registration, tryout schedule listed

In 2014, new Medomak Valley Little League will include Waldoboro, Friendship, Warren, Union, Washington
By Staff | Feb 27, 2013

Waldoboro — Registration forms for the 2013 Waldoboro Little League season are being accepted for all players Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Waldoboro Recreation Department (in the town office) until Saturday, March 30.

Players also may register at the Waldoboro VFW on Mill Street or Friendship Village School on Wednesday, March 13 from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

Little League baseball/softball requires at least one parent or legal guardian to present a state certified copy of the child’s birth certificate and three proofs of residence (except returning players). Registration is required even if the child played previously. The registration fee is $25. Additional family members receive a $5 discount. Scholarships are available on request for those in need.

Players must live within the league boundaries of Waldoboro and Friendship (there are some exceptions) and fall between the following designated eligibility birth dates in order to enroll: T-ball (coed) and baseball, May 1, 2000 and April 30, 2008; and softball, Jan. 1, 2000 and Dec. 31, 2006. Divisions of play include: T-ball (ages 5-6, coed), Minor League (coach and player pitch) softball and baseball (ages 7-11) and Major League softball and baseball (ages 9-12).

To be selected to a Major League team, first-year players (ages 9-12) must attend the tryout/evaluation session. Players that played on the Wildcats, Panthers, Tigers, Fillies or Diamondbacks in 2012 need to register, but do not need to try out. Players league age 11 who played for Bears must attend a try out.

This year’s evaluations/tryout will be on Saturday, March 30 in the Medomak Valley High School gymnasium: Boys baseball (3 to 5 p.m.) and girls softball (5 to 7 p.m.)

League changes

During the offseason, Little League volunteers in Waldoboro, Friendship, Warren, Union and Washington met to develop plans for the establishment of Medomak Valley Little League in 2014. This year, these towns will operate as if in one league and will play a similar schedule. This includes both the Major and Minor league divisions. This change will allow towns to keep their current teams while playing in a schedule with other children within Maine School Administrative District 40 area. The change also will affect how all-star (tournament) teams are selected.

Warren, Union and Washington teams traditionally have been members of the Knox Suburban Little League.

For more information on registration, tryouts or upcoming league changes, contact league president Bill Post by phone at 832-0892 or email waldoborolittleleague@gmail.com or go online to eteamz.com/MedomakValleyLL/.

Questions also can be directed to Kyle Santheson, recreation department director, at 832-5369.

Courier Publications sports staff can be reached by phone at 207-594-4401 or by email at sports@courierpublicationsllc.com.

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