Fairhaven Acushnet Youth Baseball is a non-profit organization chartered through Cal Ripken Baseball and Babe Ruth Baseball with the purpose of promoting high a level of instructional, recreational, and competitive baseball for the youth of Acushnet and Fairhaven. Our goal is to provide the children of Acushnet and Fairhaven with a solid baseball foundation, focusing on teamwork, dedication, good sportsmanship, and competitive play.
Fairhaven Acushnet Youth Baseball had 500+ kids registered to play for the 2020 baseball season. As an organization, we offered baseball from T-Ball, Instructional, Minor, Major, and two levels of Babe Ruth competition. All games are played at Pope Park (Acushnet, MA) and Shaw Road Baseball Complex (Fairhaven, MA).
2021 Fairhaven Acushnet Youth Baseball Season
FAYB will follow all state and local Covid health protocols as required.
Hello Fairhaven Acushnet Youth Baseball families! Now that the holiday season has come and gone, it is now time to turn our attention to the upcoming 2021 Spring Baseball Season! Registration for the 2021 Spring Baseball Season for our Tee Ball, Instructional, Minors, Majors, and Gateway Divisions is now open through February 27th. (Registration is open to all students that live or attend school in Fairhaven or Acushnet.)
Registration Link: fayb.sportngin.com/register/form/038769239
Rates this year are as follows:
(Determined by player's age on April 30th)
Tee Ball (ages 4, 5, & 6): $115
Instructional (ages 5, 6, & 7): $115
Minors (ages 7-10*): $145
Majors (ages 10*-12): $155
Gateway (ages 13-16): $160
*All 10-year old's are required to try out for Majors. Only 10-year-olds that do not make the Majors can play in Minors.
Tryouts for players entering our Majors division for the first time and all new and returning players in our Minors Division will be TBA until we can establish the spring Covid restrictions. One option is restrictions allowed inside at the Rec center; the other is waiting a few weeks and holding tryouts outside with good weather. You will be contacted with your child(s) specific tryout date and time approximately 1 week prior via email.
Our Majors division will change this coming season to a 50-foot mound and 70-foot base paths. The difference is that the mound is further back, and the base paths are longer. The game will now include taking leads and stealing as well as other big field differences.
FAYB Babe Ruth plays in the Gateway League here in Southeastern Massachusetts. As an organization, we hope to field four to five teams competing from New Bedford to Cape Cod. This year we hope to have three weeks of preparation before playing games in early May.
Instructional and Tee Ball players will be contacted in late March/early April. Also, our Opening Day Parade and Ceremony is tentatively scheduled for Saturday, May 1st.
We are looking forward to another great season! If you have any questions, please refer to our FAQ section available on our league website listed below, and keep up to date on Facebook and the league website. Thank you for registering!
Frequently Asked Questions
Fairhaven Acushnet Youth Baseball
SPRING 2021 FAIRHAVEN ACUSHNET YOUTH BASEBALL REGISTRATION DIRECTIONS
FAYB offers many recreational baseball levels to Fairhaven and Acushnet participants or participants who attend school in either town. FAYB is a chartered member of both Cal Ripken Baseball and Babe Ruth Baseball. Offerings run from ages 4 thru 18.
Initially, when you register your player on Sports Engine, you will have to create an account for yourself. If you registered last year through Sports Engine, you would already have much of your information present. You will then be able to register your player. It will require you to fill out the required fields. The next time you register your player, their information will already be in the registration program. Siblings have a $10 discount. The registration process will automatically deduct $10 for each of your players.
Registration Link: FAYB.org
A rule of thumb is to register your player to play with his friends from school.
Our T- Ball Program is offered at either the Fairhaven or Acushnet sites as separate programs for parents' convenience. When registering, you will be prompted to choose a location. T-ball is for ages 4, 5, and 6-year-olds. (Cost is $115)
Our Instructional Program is also offered at either the Fairhaven or Acushnet sites as separate parents' convenience programs. However, as the season progresses, there will be games between the two programs as an exhibition. When registering, you will be prompted to choose a site. Instructional baseball is coach pitch ages 5, 6, and 7-year-olds. (Cost is $115)
Minor League Baseball in FAYB is an instructional program where players are now pitching in games for the first time. It is instructional and designed to provide a fun, team-oriented baseball experience. The age range is from 7 to 10 years of age. All 10-year-olds are required to tryout for the Majors before returning to the minors. (Cost is $145)
Major League Baseball (50/70) in FAYB is designed for ages 10 thru 12. It is a competitive and instructional program played on a field with 50-foot mounds and 70-foot base paths. This change is new to FAYB this year and will allow leading and other big field nuances to be taught. Once a player is selected to a team, they remain there until they are aged out of Cal Ripken Baseball. (Cost is $155)
Babe Ruth Baseball is for ages 13 to 16. Generally, we run two levels of Babe Ruth Baseball. Older players at the high school level are placed on a varsity level program that typically plays weekends to not conflict with high school baseball. Pre-high school-aged players are placed on competitive teams that play during the week and Saturday. Generally, we have between 3 and 5 teams that compete in the Gateway Babe Ruth League. Home games are played at either Champions Field at Pope Park or Charpentier Field on Shaw Road in Fairhaven. Away games can range from New Bedford, Rochester, Wareham, Mattapoisett, Marion, Bourne, Sandwich, Martha's Vineyard, and other Cape destinations. (Cost is $160)
We will offer both Junior Legion and Senior Babe Ruth opportunities at a later registration based on a tryout and high school coaches' recommendation for players 14 to 18. Both Senior Babe Ruth and Junior Legion seasons will take place after the high school season's conclusion. We will offer one Senior Babe Ruth team for ages 16/17/18, which will play in the competitive Cape Cod Senior Babe Ruth League. We will offer one team through the Acushnet American Legion Post 265 as a JuniorLegion team ages 14 to 17.