Ashland Youth Baseball & Softball: Welcome

 Ashland Youth Baseball and Softball 2015 Raffle

$5 Donation per ticket Drawing will be June 13th*

 

1st Prize – Batting Practice Experience at Fenway Park (Event is June 20th)

2nd Prize – Apple Watch Sport

3rd Prize – BEATS Headphones

4th Prize – 1 Hour Golf Lesson at Southborough Golf Center w/Pro Kevin Sullivan

5th Prize - Metrowest Sportscenter Sports Pak

6th Prize - $50 Gift Card to Dick’s Sporting Goods (3 Prizes)  

 

* Winners do not need to be present to win 


   Ashland Summer Baseball 2015

Information for Tri Valley Baseball and Central Mass Senior Babe Ruth is now available in the Handouts tab


The 2015 List of Approved Bats is in the Handouts tab   


2015 AYBS Board of Directors


Ashland Youth Baseball & Softball (AYBS) held its annual meeting on Monday, October 14th, to review the accomplishments of the 2014 season and to elect the board members for the 2015 season. Before discussing the past season and reviewing our plans for next year, we wanted to take a moment to thank all of our volunteers for their service in 2014. There is no question that without all of you who offered your time this past season – from Board membership to spending a game within the confines of a snack shack – AYBS could not offer the playing opportunities it continues to offer the girls and boys in Ashland. As noted below, those playing opportunities extended this year from spring through the fall, and we hope to continue to expand those opportunities in 2015.


AYBS Mission Statement


Ashland Youth Baseball & Softball (AYBS) is a non-profit, volunteer-run organization dedicated to providing the youth of Ashland with opportunities to play tee-ball, baseball and softball in a safe, supportive environment.  AYBS aspires to be an outstanding educational-athletic organization that provides a high-quality experience, in which every athlete:

• Is coached using the principles of the Little League Double-Goal Coach, where winning is an objective but more importantly life skills are taught
• Has fun playing the game 
• Feels like an important part of the team regardless of performance 
• Learns "life lessons" that have value beyond the playing field 
• Learns the skills, tactics and strategies of the game and improves as a player.

We recognize coaches most directly make this possible, so we provide all coaches with the tools to succeed as Little League Double-Goal Coaches. We are committed to creating a culture in which coaches, parents, fans, umpires and athletes work together to achieve our mission.


Our Volunteers


While all of our volunteers deserve recognition, we believe it is important to single out one particular group – the coaches – because we view that group as critical to the program’s success, and we recognize the commitment coaching a baseball or softball team requires of those dedicated individuals. The board believes it is worth briefly recounting the work our coaches do each season because much of it occurs behind the scenes, and we want to be sure all of our members understand the work that goes in to coaching a baseball or softball team. As you can imagine, the commitment to coaching a team involves much more than running practices and managing the team during the course of a game. It also involves coming down to the fields early in the spring to help get them ready, attending training sessions, coordinating schedules, communicating with parents, planning meaningful practi ces, spending late night hours working on line ups, arranging for rides, preparing the field before a game, and countless other day-to-day tasks that may often go unnoticed. We want our coaches to know that all of that work does not go unnoticed, and that the AYBS Board recognizes the following: WE COULD NOT DO IT WITHOUT YOU, AND FOR THAT, WE THANK YOU.?

In addition to our coaches, AYBS would also like to thank three board members retiring from the board in 2012. Brian Whiteley was President of AYBS for 4 years and directed the organization with a teaming and structural attitude to build and grow a successful organization and insure that we protect our members by doing the right thing. Gerry Leon re-built our Softball Program from the ground up organizing multiple groups as well as being involved in outside organizations which effected AYBS and commanded the respect of many to drive our softball program to the success we enjoy today. Wayne Bates was the key in running, organizing and guiding our Summer Baseball Program. You could find Wayne on the field nightly insuring that the games, people and flow continued uninterrupted to achieve a very successful program. Thank You to our retiring board members for their dedication and effort. AYBS and it s members (especially the kids!!) have benefited greatly from your volunteerism.?


2015 AYBS Board Members


President – John Hornung

VP Player Agent – John Reap

Secretary – Open

Treasurer – Shawn Boardman

Director at Large – Andrew Maxwell

VP Baseball – Gregg Tumeinski

VP Softball – Open

VP Tee-Ball – Vince Domestico

VP Sr. Baseball – Brian Thorner

Registrar – Yogesh Sharma




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