Intermediate - age 12-13
Updated Thursday January 25, 2018 by Northampton Baseball & Softball.
Intermediate (70' field) - open to 12 and 13-year-old boys & girls
Typically appropriate for children in: 6th - 7th - 8th grade
Prerequisite: players have 1-2 years of Majors experience
Intermediate baseball is available for youths aged 12 and 13. Players transition from the 60-foot diamond to the 70-foot diamond in a competitive environment.
Games are usually played against teams from other communities, such as Easthampton, Southampton, Belchertown, Amherst, Agawam and Longmeadow, and includes travel to these communities.
Home games are usually played at Florence Fields.
The Intermediate Division will provide a bridge in players' progression toward the full-sized diamond. This division will help to better prepare player's skills, mental and physical development to become better engaged in the game of baseball.
The Intermediate Division provides a game that more closely resembles “real” baseball, including rules regarding leading off bases, stealing and others that are in line with the sport on higher levels. For those players who are ready, it will allow players to be challenged and to play with and against like-minded players of similar ability in Northampton and our surrounding 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.
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.
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