Roslyn Boys and Girls Club Athletic Activities:
The Roslyn Boys and Girls Club Sport Programs are designed to serve the youth of Abington Township and the surrounding communities. Their purpose is to enhance character and leadership development, athletics, fitness and recreation.
Baseball Commisioner: Bob Lang (click name to send email or call 215-659-1193)
About the program:
TEE BALL (Boys and Girls, 5 & 6 years of age)
The Tee ball league objective is to introduce children to the sport of baseball. Basic fundamental skills such as throwing, catching, base running and hitting from a “Tee” are taught through practice and non competitive games. Coaches are encouraged to rotate players through each position on the field. Games are highlighted by the last batter in the inning “hitting a homerun” as the defense attempts to tag the runner out. The season begins in March with one indoor practice. Outdoor practices and games begin in April. The season concludes in mid June.
COACH PITCH (Boys and Girls, 6 and 7 years of age)
The Coach Pitch Program is an extension of the Tee ball Program. Instead of hitting from a tee, the coaches pitch to the batter. The same basic fundamental skills are emphasized as in the Tee ball program, with the additional concepts of swing strikes, force out, tag plays and 3 outs constituting 1/2 an inning. This program is for 7 year old players and the more skilled 6 year olds. Seven year old girls have the option of playing coach pitch softball. Games are non competitive. The season begins in March with one indoor practice. Outdoor practices and games begin in April. The season concludes in mid June.
INTRAMURAL BASEBALL (Boys, ages 8 and 9 years of age)
The objective of the Intramural Baseball Program is to further develop basic skills of the players. Umpiring, balls and strikes, pitching and team positional play are introduced. The regular season consists of practices, non competitive games, and the opportunity to use the batting cages of Roslyn Park. The season concludes with a double elimination playoff tournament and All Star game. All players participate in the All Star Game. The season begins in March with weekly indoor practices. Outdoor practices and games begin in April. The season concludes in mid to late June. More experienced eight year old players may be asked to participate in tournament play in July.
TRAVEL PROGRAM (Boys, ages 9 through 16 years)
The travel baseball program is designed for those players who have exhibited the skills and desire to play at a higher competitive level. Roslyn Baseball teams participate in the Devlin Legion and the MONTCO League. Travel Programs begin at nine years of age. Nine year old players who do not participate in the travel program play in the Intramural Program. Open tryouts are held for the travel programs every Spring with the most qualified 12 to 15 players making the travel roster. Players in this program will be required to travel to game sites outside the immediate Roslyn area. The Roslyn Boys and Girls Club will sponsor a team based on the number of registrations and the ability to field a competitive team within an age group.
INTER-COMMUNITY BASEBALL (Boys, ages 10 to 15 years)
The Inter-community Baseball program is designed for those players who do not participate in the travel program. The objective of the Inter-community Baseball Program is to further refine skill levels developed in the prior level leagues. This level remains instructional but is competitive. Post season playoffs are held with all teams participating.
JUNIOR AMERICAN LEGION (Boys, ages 13 to 15 years)
The most competitive level of play offered by the baseball program. The eighteen most deserving players from our franchised territory will be selected to participate in the Junior American Legion program.
SENIOR AMERICAN LEGION BASEBALL (Boys, ages 16 to 19 years)
This is an opportunity for the best local talent to play in the top amateur league in the area. Tryouts are advertised and held in the winter and spring. The eighteen most deserving players from our franchised territory will be selected to participate in the Senior American Legion program.
Post season tournament play is an extension of the travel program. Tournaments typically take placed in the July-August frame. Occasionally, teams will participate in pre-season tournaments. The cost of tournament play is an additional expense borne by the players. All players who are on the regular season roster of a travel program team, are eligible, but not required, to participate in tournament play. Coaches, with the prior approval of the Baseball Commissioner and Travel Team Directors, may add an additional players to the tournament roster as long as it does not violate tournament rules. Coaches may not, at their own discretion, remove players from a tournament roster who were members of the regular season roster. Players, always have the option of relinquishing their tournament roster spot.