Majors - age 10-11-12

Updated Thursday January 25, 2018 by Northampton Baseball & Softball.

Majors Division (60' field) - (open to 10, 11 and 12-year-old boys & girls)

Typically appropriate for children in: 5th - 6th - 7th grade

Prerequisite: players have 1-2 years of Minors experience


This division represents the highest level of play on the 60' diamond

While the competitive feel increases at this level, coaches continue to focus on refining and improving skills, team building and teaching the game. Playing time may not necessarily be equal among players at the Majors level. 

All 10-year-old players new to Majors Division must exhibit the appropriate skills necessary for this level of play.

Season begins each March with spring training with games beginning in mid/late April for about seven weeks, followed by playoffs ending in mid/late June. There are typically 2 to 3 games scheduled per week. 

This division will compete against other teams from Easthampton, Southampton, Amherst and Belchertown. This expanded interleague play provides for a more competitive, diverse and enjoyable environment for all involved. As such, travel is required for away games to these communities.

Requests for a child to be placed with a specific coach or another player cannot be honored. 

​However, siblings in the same division will be placed together. 

Spring Training:
Will be used to determine the player's readiness for this division - players MUST attend


NBSL provides as part of player tuition: practice shirt, belt, socks, hat and seasonal uniform top

Parents are required to purchase baseball pants that meet league standards: plain white baseball pants that bear no lines/piping

NBSL will make available for purchase and through its website/store baseball pants that meet this criteria.

Parents may choose to purchase separate of the league but those pants must meet the criteria set forth by the league.

Equipment Needed:

Helmets - Parents purchase helmets for their player due to health & sanitation purposes - teams will have two sharted helmets per team

Bats - League will supply two team bats per team, parent are welcome to purchase bats for their player


NOTE: DIVISIONAL PLACEMENT IS EVALUATION BASED - NBSL makes all divisional placement decisions