Little League accepting coach-pitch registrations
CAMBRIDGE — Cambridge Little League is accepting late registrations for its coach pitch baseball division, which runs from 6-8 years old.
This division is instructional and players are introduced to pitched balls, from a pitching machine. The league currently has three teams in this division, but each has a very small roster.
“We’d like to see six more players total in that division,” said league president Brandon Hesson. “I tell people all the time that coach pitch is the most fun. There’s plenty of opportunity to learn the game, meet some new friends, play around, but also learn the kinds of fundamentals that they can use in older divisions.”
To register your child, contact Hesson at 443-521-9904, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cambridge Little League also will hold its first field day at 8 a.m. Saturday, March 4. It hopes to remove the outfield fence from its softball field and prepare it for a new fence, which will be installed next week. So far this winter, the league has also been able to repair all eight dugout roofs and plans to paint each dugout before Opening Day on April 1.
On Saturday, volunteer support will be put towards removing the fence on the softball field, but if enough help shows up, volunteers can also help by sweeping and cleaning dugouts, raking leaves and other general clean-up around the batting cages. The league’s complex is located behind Open Bible Church and Academy at 1619 Race Street, in Cambridge.
Cambridge Little League is completely self-funded through charitable donations, registrations and concession stand revenue, so volunteer support is an important part of providing baseball and softball to about 200 children in Cambridge.
“Monetary donations are crucial for us, but volunteer support is just as important,” Hesson said. “We don’t have the funds to pay for elaborate field preparation, so it all gets done the old fashioned way – by the community coming out and supporting opportunities for our youth.”
Volunteer opportunities are not limited to families affiliated with the league. Anyone in the community can volunteer by coaching, umpiring, helping with field maintenance, administrative support or umpiring.
“If you have an interest in helping Cambridge youth, we can find a job for you,” Hesson said. “Our goal is to provide the opportunity of baseball, softball and volunteerism to every child in our community, and that’s going to require a lot more help. It’ll be fun, and rewarding.”