Hitting Instruction with Grant Lavigne @ Bise Field
Haven't had a chance to get up to Bedford to see Grant Lavigne? Well, you're in luck because we're bringing him to Merrimack! For the next four weeks, Grant will be holding hitting instruction sessions at Bise Field. A maximum of two players will be in each session and each session is grouped by age (Rookie, Minors, and Majors/Babe Ruth). The cost is $25.
Registration for fall baseball is now open! We've added a rookie prep league for kids that are looking to play but don't meet the age requirements for Minors. Head over to http://bit.ly/36S2k2x to sign up. Please be sure to fully read our COVID-19 rules on the registration form(s).
The MYB will be hosting tryouts for the U10 and U11 tournament team this Friday evening from 6-8 PM at Bise Field. Eligible players must have been born on, or before, 4/30/2010 (turns 11 on, or before, 4/30/2020). If you have any questions about the age of your player, please use the chart found below:
Additionally, the U12 travel team will be holding tryouts on 7/30 starting at 5:30 PM at 40 Continental Blvd (Continental/Amtech) field. Please note, this is a competitive team and not every player who tries out is guaranteed a position/spot on the team. Additionally, for players who selected, there will be a separate registration fee for this team.
Good news! The 2020 Merrimack Baseball Camp will be held Tuesday August 18th - Thursday August 20th at Veterans Memorial Park. Campers must be entering grades 3-8 in the fall of 2020. Visit https://bit.ly/30M2yY3 more information.
Parents, please remember every player needs to have a completed waiver submitted to their team manager before they can step on the field for a practice or game. If you have yet to fill one out, please download the file https://bit.ly/2ZsrHGA, fill it out, and give it to your team manager.
Also, for any player needing a bat or helmet, please let your team manager know. MYB has gear available that can be kept with the player for the season.
Heads up! Grant Lavigne, of the Colorado Rockies organization, is now offering hitting instruction in Bedford NH. The very same information he receives from hitting instructors with the Rockies is shared with his students! Click here for more info.
We are excited to announce we will be providing summer baseball for Minors, Majors, and Babe Ruth leagues! Registration is open now through June 24th with the hope that games will start the week of July 6th. We will begin providing group practices during the week in accordance with the rules provided by the state, town, and/or MYA. Please be sure to fully read our COVID-19 rules on the registration form(s).
Remember, we are living in unprecedented times. We will make the best of these summer leagues, but we have to take the necessary measures to stay in compliance with state, town, and/or MYA rules related to the COVID-10 pandemic. Also, based on the guidance documents provided by the State, as well as Cal Ripken, we believe offering a season, at this time, to players ages eight and above allows for the highest level of compliance. While we understand this does limit our youngest players' ability to play at this time, we will continue to evaluate recommendations and guidance from the state, town, MYA, and/or Cal Ripken, and will look to return to offering a full season, to all players, as soon as is safely permissible.
Due to the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, Merrimack Youth Baseball has made the difficult decision to cancel the Spring 2020 baseball season. We had hoped to salvage some of the season by moving games into June and July, but it is still not clear if the state will allow organized sports this summer. We will continue to work with the state, NH Cal Ripken, and the MYA to determine when we can safely get back out on the field. More details about our ability to offer any future programs during 2020 and beyond will be communicated via email.
We will begin processing refunds over the next two weeks. Roster selections for the minors, majors, and Babe Ruth teams will carry over to the Spring 2021 season unless your player is changing leagues.
if you have any questions or concerns.
The MYB is committed to ensuring we are able to offer a baseball season, to the extent one is permitted or possible by national, state, and town officials. Given the lack of discussion surrounding youth sports during today's "Stay at Home 2.0" order by Gov. Sununu, we are hoping to use this survey to gather information from our families so that we can better meet the needs of our players should we be able to offer youth sports after May 31st. Please visit https://bit.ly/2WhpxYH to start the survey.
Consistent with the Governor's recommendations, we will continue to abstain from any and all baseball activities until at least May 4th. We are still actively working and planning, with the hope that the season will start shortly thereafter. The board will continue to update all MYB families as soon as more information is available.
The Minors/Majors evaluation day will not be rescheduled, but we are going to hold league drafts this week to ensure we stay on track for the start of the season. Team announcements will be sent out shortly thereafter.
At this time, the MYA and Merrimack Youth Baseball have not cancelled or delayed any scheduled events, including tomorrow's player evaluation, consistent with guidance provided by the Merrimack School District. However, we will follow all guidelines and recommendations put forth by the school district and MYA. Any updates will be communicated via email, our website, and Facebook.
Parents, if you wish to keep your player(s) from attending tomorrow's evaluation day, please know they will still be placed on a team.
This information applies only to Minors and Majors players. T-Ball, Rookie, and Babe Ruth players do not need to attend the evaluation.
We have changed the structure for this Saturday's (March 14th) evaluation day to avoid conflicts with other weekend sports. The evaluation remains scheduled for 8AM to 10AM at the NH Sportsplex, however, Minors and Majors players are welcome to arrive starting at 8AM. We will not have separate sessions for Minors and Majors as previously communicated.
We ask that you make every effort to have your player(s) registered this week and attend the evaluation. If this is not possible, please ensure your player(s) are registered for a league no later than March 15th. The league drafts begin on March 16th and it is important we have a complete player list at that time. Any player registered after March 15th will be put on a waitlist until the draft is complete.
Lastly, Jason Lancaster, and several of the travel coaches, will be available at the evaluation to answer questions about the summer travel program. If you are unable to attend, additional information regarding the summer travel program will be communicated via email in the coming weeks.
The spring Minors and Majors leagues will be changing to a keeper system where players stay with their team as long as they are in the league. If a player makes the jump from Rookie to Minors, or Minors to Majors, they will enter the respective draft and be selected to a team.
Players joining Minors or Majors leagues for the first time should attend the player evaluation on March 14th at the NH Sportsplex in Bedford, NH at 8 AM (see our Events page for more info).
Any player returning to the same league as played last season does not need to attend the evaluation. To arrange a re-draft, please contact the league VP, Erik Gagnon
, no later than March 14th at 8 AM.
Why are we making this change?
The spring baseball season goes by in a flash. We're hoping using a keeper system will provide a way for players and coaches to get a head start on developing relationships, expectations, and team dynamics.
Comments or concerns?
We want to know how you feel about this change. Please reach out to
if you have any feedback.
Hit one out of the park with the Merrimack Youth Baseball sponsorship program!
Generous support from local businesses like yours helps us provide the best possible baseball experience for our young players. We'll promote your business/organization by proudly displaying your information at our Bise Field concession stand, on a billboard at one of the Merrimack baseball fields, or on our web site. Download our sponsorship form now to get started!
If you would like more information, please reach out to Jessica Paquin at 603-318-1433 or