The Minor League is a competitive house league comprised of 3rd and 4th grade boys who want to learn how to play baseball. Here the players are introduced to pitching, playing the catcher position, base stealing, tagging up, etc. The goal of the league is to teach the players teamwork, the responsibilities of being a team member, respect and sportsmanship as well as to develop their baseball skills, all in a positive environment. Good sportsmanship and skills development are emphasized over winning.
Each player in the league must be evaluated. Evaluations are held in February. The teams are formed through a player draft based, in part on evaluation data. Requests to pair players are not accepted; this is done in an attempt to create a competitive balance across the league. Teams will be selected around mid-March, and players should be notified by their managers of their team affiliation later that month. House league players may also participate in the N60 “part time” travel program as a supplement to their house league experience. N60 teams practice and play exclusively on Fridays and Sundays, when the house teams are inactive. Please see the N60 page for more information.
House league practices will start in early April. Teams play a 12-game regular season, scheduled to start on Opening Day which is the beginning of May. Weather permitting, the regular season will conclude in mid-June. The regular season is followed by a playoff tournament to determine league champion. The playoffs usually last about a week and a half.
Teams from nearby communities may be included in the league. While we do our best to stick to this tentative schedule, changes may occur because of weather, field conditions, and other events outside of league control.
The Minor League also includes a post-season "tournament team" in which players must tryout to be selected. The post season team(s) play in tournaments during the month of July.