Sachem Youth Baseball/Softball Association, Inc., (SYBS) provides baseball and softball activities for children of the ages of 6 to 18. To be eligible, children must live in the town of Winchester. For baseball, players must be age 6-15 as of April 30 of the playing year and they are assigned to leagues for their designated age groups. For softball, ages are roughly equivalent but assignment to leagues is based on school grade. Exceptions to these age and grade assignments are not made for playing ability or other factors.
Activities are available mainly during two seasons, the spring season and the summer season. The spring season, which is primarily instructional, is open to all children who are registered on time and consists of practices and games from late April to late June in leagues organized by age group and sometimes by playing ability. The youngest children are also grouped according to school attended whenever possible. The summer season is more limited as to age groups and to players who are quite serious about pursuing the sport. Summer baseball and softball are generally more competitive and more demanding on families during a period when they might be engaging in other activities. To assure that the quality of both seasons, anyone wishing to be eligible to play during the summer must also play in the spring.
Our organization is made up of a Board of Directors who plan and execute the program of SYBS. As a not-for-profit organization, we rely on volunteers to perform the many functions needed to give our kids a worthwhile experience. For some positions, such as coaches, we offer training to assure that our volunteers have the background and understanding of what it takes to do their job well.
We are affiliated with Babe Ruth League, an international organization that offers the opportunity for tournament play, a comprehensive insurance package and considerable flexibility in how we manage our spring and summer seasons. Babe Ruth covers both baseball and softball, with baseball being subdivided further based on playing age. The 12 and under division is known as the Cal Ripken Division. Descended from the previous Bambino Division, it was renamed for the 1999 season in honor of the future hall-of-fame infielder of the Baltimore Orioles.
Sybs.org is to facilitate our ability to serve the community. If you join our website, you can receive periodic email news updates so you will be in touch with what and when things are happening. Members can also log in to find out what family members are registered to play, what teams they are on, what the schedule is and more.
You may contact us via the Internet, mail or telephone.