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Pepperell Youth Baseball League, Inc.

Constitution and Bylaws


Table of Contents













Statement of Affiliation



Sites of Principal Operations






Membership and Dues



League Organization and Team Composition



Officers and Their Elections



Board of Directors



Duties of Officers and Directors



Meetings and Quorum



Standing Committees






Conflict of Interest



Dismissal from the League



Records, History, Documentation & Confidentiality






Hardship Cases






Code of Conduct






Electronic Voting



Parliamentary Authority




Order of Business














Board of Directors




Calendar of Events




Code of Conduct




Coaches Application
















Pepperell Youth Baseball League, Inc.





1.      The name of this organization shall be called “Pepperell Youth Baseball League, Inc.”, referred to as “the League”.  The League is a non-profit 501(c) organization operating in the town of Pepperell, located within the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. 


ARTICLE II:  Objective


1.      The purpose that the League is organized is to develop and operate a baseball program for youth in the town of Pepperell.  In conformity with and pursuant to the principles, rules and regulations of Cal Ripken Baseball, a Division of Babe Ruth League, Inc., the objective of this league is through the medium of supervised and competitive baseball programs, to instill a sense of community, integrity and athleticism so that our youth may be stronger, healthier and better prepared to grow as student athletes.


ARTICLE III: Statement of Affiliation


1.      The League shall be affiliated with Cal Ripken Baseball for ages 4–12, Babe Ruth Baseball for ages 13–18 and thereby become subject to the powers and jurisdiction of these organizations. The Minors and Majors’ Divisions for baseball will be affiliated with the Macintosh League and are subject to the powers and jurisdiction of its board.  This includes coaches, players, parents and spectators abiding by each organization’s own Constitution, By Laws and League Rules and subject to those penalties for violations contained in said documents. Documentation for all affiliated leagues will be available for review at player registrations. It is the responsibility of coaches, players, parents and spectators to educate themselves on the organization’s rules and responsibilities. The League will support and enforce any disciplinary actions set forth by any affiliated organization based on the decision of the designated Director for each organization. Additionally, the League will abide by and enforce all applicable playing rules set forth by an affiliated organization with regards to player eligibility, game play, equipment (including the use of approved bats, metal spikes, and heart protectors), length of game, mercy rules and pitching limitations.


ARTICLE IV:  Sites of Principal Operations


1.      The principal operations of the League shall be in and about the town of Pepperell, and the state of Massachusetts, but may extend into such areas as provided for by the State, Regional, and National Headquarter rules and regulations.


ARTICLE V:  Powers


1.      The League shall have the following powers in addition to the powers expressly or implicitly conferred on it by law.

a.       To make and enforce rules and regulations to govern itself on a local basis, but consistent with and not contrary to any rules and regulations promulgated Cal Ripken Baseball, a Division of Babe Ruth League, Inc. , or by the Regional, or State echelons of said League, to which the League is subject.

b.      The League shall have the power to solicit contributions and enter into contracts and own property. 


ARTICLE VI:  Membership and Dues


1.      Membership is made up of the parents whose children are registered players of the local league. The League officers will conduct registration. Any person chosen by the board as a Coach will also be considered a member.

2.      Membership and registration fees shall be assessed for any youth who participates in the League. The registration fee will cover the League’s financial expense of uniforms, umpires, equipment, insurance and league membership to Cal Ripken Baseball, a Division of Babe Ruth League, Inc.

3.      The League may assess a different registration fee for each playing level depending on its specific requirements while keeping the cost affordable to the general community.

4.      All membership and registration fees are payable at the time of registration unless designated otherwise by the Board.

5.      A 100% refund will be issued if a player voluntarily withdraws prior to the draft or is injured prior to the beginning of regular season play. A prorated refund will be issued if a player becomes injured after regular season play begins.


ARTICLE VII:  League Organization and Team Composition


1.      The League shall consist of the following divisions:



*League Age

Senior Babe Ruth

Ages 15-18

Junior Babe Ruth

Ages 13-15

Cal Ripken Major League

Ages 10-12

Cal Ripken Minor League

Ages 9-10

Cal Ripken Rookie League

Ages 6-9

Cal Ripken T-Ball League

Ages 4-6

*Note1:  Baseball League age is determined on April 30th year of play.



2.      Movement of individual players within the Rookie, Minor, and Major leagues shall be allowed to compete in an age grouping one year higher or lower than their age. This participation is allowed only with the consent of the Board of Directors, League Directors involved and the individual’s parent/guardian.


ARTICLE VIII:  Officers and Their Elections


1.      The League shall meet annually, prior to the end of October, for the purpose of the election of the Board. The annual meeting shall require a 7 day notice in a publication of general circulation or on the league web site.

2.      The officers of the League shall consist of the President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer and Player Agent.  These officers will make the Executive Board. 

3.      The Executive Board is responsible for overseeing the conduct of the Board.

4.      If necessary, the Executive Board may recommend removal or suspension of a Board Member, coach or assistant coach.

5.      Candidates will be nominated from the Board, voted on and accepted by the Board in the Annual October Meeting.

6.      For the purpose of the election of the Board, the League shall be defined as current board members, managers and rostered coaches, each to have one vote per office.

7.      Voting shall be simple up/down with the Vice President and Secretary charged with counting of the vote or ballots if needed.

8.      The Board shall be changed at the conclusion of the vote or ballot count.

9.      All Board members shall assume their positions for a term of one year.

10.  If a Board member fails to attend three consecutive meetings without adequate excuse or fails to perform the duties of his/her office, the Board shall declare that office vacant.

11.  The Board may appoint or nominate any individual to a vacated or unfilled position and will be voted upon.

12.  Candidates for President must have a minimum of one (1) year on the Executive Board.

13.  Candidates for the remaining Executive Board positions must have a minimum of one (1) year position on the Board of Directors Board.


ARTICLE IX: Board of Directors


1.      The government of the League shall be under the supervision of the President of the Board of Directors and Cal Ripken Baseball, a Division of Babe Ruth League, Inc. 

2.      The League shall be governed by a Board of Directors (known as “the Board”). The Board shall consist of the President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary, Equipment Director, Uniform Director, Sponsorship Manager, Snack Shack Coordinator, Fundraising Coordinator, Registrar, Player Agent, Webmaster, Fields Director, Umpire-in-Chief, MAC League Coordinator and League Directors.

3.      The Board shall be responsible for the operation of the League.

4.      The Board shall have the authority to control the collection and expenditures of money, adopt rules and regulations for its own conduct, and for conducting the affairs of the League not in conflict with the Constitution.

5.      No officer, group of officers, or any member shall have the authority to make any purchase on behalf of the League without the approval of the Board of Directors.

6.      The Directors of each division must select and approve all coaches of teams representing the League.

7.      The Board shall select Team Managers/Coaches by March 30th of the current year.  Unfilled positions after March 30th shall be filled by the Board by vote.

8.      The Board shall annually establish the league membership and registration fees for each playing level.  This decision will be based on current costs of required league insurance, uniforms, umpire fees, field usage and maintenance costs and necessary capital improvements.

9.      The Board must approve the use of League equipment and uniforms for all Leagues’ participation.


Article X:  Duties of Officers and Directors



●     Chair all meetings of the Board, Executive Board and the League

●     Direct and guide the League

●     Carry out the will of the Board

●     Represent and speak on behalf of the League

●     Supervise/assist the division commissioners in the performance of their duties

●     Perform CORI checks

●     Be responsible for annual renewal of Charter

●     Assure that the Directors and Coaches are familiar with Code of Conduct, Sportsmanship standards and act accordingly

●     The League President must assure that players display sportsmanship during instructional, intramural, and especially while representing the community

●     Make every effort to assure that the Directors and Coaches are fully versed in safety standards

●     Carry out other such duties as requested by the Board


Vice President

●     Assist the President in the performance of his/her duties

●     Act for the President in his/her absence

●     Carry out other such duties as requested by the Board



●     Receive all monies

●     Keep an exact count of all receipts and expenditures of money and all money on hand

●     Maintain an accurate and current Treasurer’s report

●     Provide detailed line item support for costs upon request

●     Pay all bills in a timely manner

●     File all taxes

●     File Corporation documents with the Secretary of State’s Office, including but not limited to annual state documents

●     Undertake any such other duties as requested by the Board



●     Handle all correspondence for the League

●     Maintain a current list of Board members, managers, coaches and umpires

●     Publish all meetings as required

●     Keep a record (minutes) of all Board and League meetings

●     Send minutes out to be approved at the next Board meeting via email

●     Undertake any such other duties as requested by the Board


Equipment Director

●     Prepare specs for bats, balls, and other equipment for league, playoff and tournament play and make recommendations to the Board. All equipment must conform to the Cal Ripken Baseball, a Division of Babe Ruth League, Inc. guidelines

●     Handle the disbursement of equipment

●     Handle the return of equipment

●     Maintain accurate records of all equipment

●     Forward all invoices to Treasurer for payment

●     Submit a log to the Board for all equipment replacement purchases

●     Undertake any other such duties as requested by the Board


Uniform Director

●     Prepare specs for uniforms and facilitate all uniforms and hats

●     Forward all invoices to Treasurer for payment

●     Undertake any other such duties as requested by the Board


Sponsorship Manager

●     Responsible for all league sponsorships as directed by the Board

●     Activities may include, but not be limited to, preparing and sending out sponsorship letters and obtaining signs 

●     Forward all invoices and monies to Treasurer

●     Undertake any such other duties as requested by the Board


Snack Shack Coordinator

●     Responsible for all snack shack duties as directed by the Board

●     Duties may include, but not be limited to, purchasing inventory, ensuring snack shack is open when field one or two are in use for home games

●     Obtain Board of Health permit yearly

●     Forward all invoices and monies to Treasurer

●     Undertake any such other duties as requested by the Board


Fundraising Coordinator

●     Responsible for all fundraising duties as directed by the Board

●     Duties may include, but not be limited to, arranging and organizing fundraisers for the League

●     Forward all invoices and monies to Treasurer

●     Undertake any such other duties as requested by the Board



●     Manages on-line registrations

●     Facilitates and promotes registration process

●     Undertake any other such duties as requested by the Board


Player Agent

●     Direct and organize player assessment days

●     Oversees proper placement of players into leagues and onto teams

●     Brings disputes over player placement to the attention of the Board for resolution

●     Handles parental concerns regarding player placement

●     Facilitate and collect satisfaction feedback survey results from parents and/or legal guardians of players following each season and presents these findings to the Board

●     Undertake any other such duties as requested by the Board



●     Update website as needed

●     Undertake any such other duties as requested by the Board


Fields Director

●     Order all necessary supplies for field maintenance

●     Forward all invoices to Treasurer for payment

●     Undertake any such other duties as requested by the Board



●     Chair rules committee

●     Bring all recommendations for rule changes to the Board for vote

●     Provide interpretation of rules as requested

●     Schedule all umpires for league, playoff and tournament play

●     Keep an accurate account of all games worked by umpires and forward to Treasurer for payment

●     Undertake any such other duties as requested by the Board


League Directors


League Directors include:  Majors Director, Rookie Director, Minors Director, T-Ball Director.  League Directors cooperate with the Board of Directors to see that the objectives of the division are fulfilled and implement the provisions and best intentions of the constitution and bylaws of the League.


●     Ensure that all players, Managers and Coaches exhibit GOOD SPORTSMANSHIP on and off the playing field, and participate in accordance with League rules

●     Elect officers at the annual meeting

●     Recommend managers/coaches for each team to The Board

●     Ensure safe, fair play inside their respective league

●     Identify and recommend coaching assignments to be approved by the Board

●     Organize and facilitate pre-season coach’s meeting supplying all coaches with necessary materials and instructions

●     If necessary, meet with individual coaches, groups of coaches, and other persons to recommend and discuss solutions to team or coaching problems

●     If necessary recommend removal or suspension of a coach or assistant coach to the Executive Board

●     Periodically monitor coaches are adhering to expectations set forth under Team Manager/Coach


Team Manager/Coach

To be considered for selection to manager/coach a team, the coaching candidate is required to complete in full a coaching application and CORI, and submit to the League during the designated registration times. Coaching applications will be reviewed and the League Directors will select the appropriate number of head coaches for each playing level in addition to designating assistant coaches to each head coach. CORI checks are required of all coaches and volunteers.


●     Attend all managers meetings

●     Conduct oneself in accordance with the League’s Code of Conduct

●     Conduct sufficient practice sessions to afford their players a reasonable opportunity to benefit from the baseball program and to attend games and practices

●     Communicate game times and locations to all players guardians

●     Attend all scheduled coaches meetings planned for the season

●     Ensure that all players participate in accordance with League rules

●     Treat fellow Coaches, Assistant Coaches, Board members and all members of the League with respect and professionalism, always maintain open communication free of intimidation, discrimination and ridicule

●     Never use one’s position to intimidate, bully or manipulate players, coaches, umpires, parents or members of the Board

●     Return all team equipment, at the end of each season, to the Equipment Manager on the day designated for that purpose. Include an inventory of all equipment noting any that needs to be repaired or replaced

●     Properly maintain the field prior to each game and practice. Home team is responsible for raking and lining the field before EVERY game. At a minimum, the home plate and pitcher’s mound must be raked before every practice

●     Participate in yearly spring clean up to prepare the field for play

●     Participate in tournaments hosted by the League


ARTICLE XI: Meetings and Quorum


1.      Annual Meeting – The League shall meet annually, prior to the end of October, for the purpose of the election of the Board.  The annual meeting shall require a seven (7) day notice in a publication of general circulation or on the league’s web site.  The main purpose of this meeting will be to elect officers and the Board for the coming fiscal year that begins on October 1st.


2.      Monthly Meetings - shall be held pursuant to the time and place specified by the League President.  During the spring and fall seasons, monthly meetings are held to maintain a vested interest in the League’s operations and events.


3.      Special Meetings - may be called by the President at any time he/she deems necessary or by two members of the Executive Board for any purpose.  A quorum needs to be present before voting on any issue.


4.      Quorums - A quorum of the Board shall consist of 51% or more of the seated Board of Directors for that year.


5.      Action without Board Meeting - The Board may act without a meeting if the Executive Board members can be contacted via email, and is in agreement on proposed item.  Please see Article XXI for Electronic Voting.


6.      Board decisions shall be decided by a majority vote of Board members present at called meetings.


7.      Unless designated otherwise by the League President, all League’s Board of Directors’ Meetings will be held at the Community Center, Pepperell, Massachusetts.


8.      The President does not have a vote on any issue before the board except in instances resulting in a tie.  The President shall then have the authority to vote to break the tie. 


9.      Board meetings shall be held as determined by the President.


ARTICLE XII:  Standing Committees



a.       Consists of the Umpire in Chief, League Directors, President and Vice President.

b.      The League adheres to the rules that govern Cal Ripken Baseball, a Division of Babe Ruth League, Inc. Baseball, and those dictated by as an active member of the Macintosh League.

c.       Purpose is to resolve any questions relating to rules or other on field (game) activity that cannot be resolved by the Commission of the division involved.

d.      Any games protested shall be decided by Cal Ripken Baseball, a Division of Babe Ruth’s guidelines and rules.

e.       Meeting to be held as soon as possible after a request from the Division Commissioner but must be within five days.

f.        Decision of Rules Committee is final.

g.       A quorum shall consist of three (3) members.

h.      A decision is by majority vote.


2.      Temporary Disciplinary Committee

a.       Three (3) representatives from the Board temporary appointed by the President with the approval of the Board to investigate a specific disciplinary matter on behalf of the Board concerning a coach, assistant coach, parent, player, Board member, Officer of the Board, Director or any other member(s) of the League.

b.      The Committee will thoroughly review, devoid of bias, the specific disciplinary matter and recommend any action or non-action to the Executive Board at a Regular or Special Meeting against any member(s) of the League including, but not limited to, Removal.


ARTICLE XIII: Amendments


1.      The constitution and by-laws may only be amended at a duly called board meeting, with a minimum of seven days notification in a publication of general circulation.


2.      A quorum with two-thirds majority vote of the board membership present is required to amend the constitution and by-laws.


ARTICLE XIV: Conflict of Interest


1.      Any possible conflict of interest on the part of any member of the Board, shall be disclosed, in writing, to the Board and made a matter of record through an annual procedure and also when the interest involves a specific issue before the Board.


2.      Arbitration functions will be handled by the Board members as follows:


3.      The President, the Director of the League involved and the Rules Chairperson of the league involved.


4.      No member of the Arbitration Board shall sit in judgment if their team or any member of their team is involved. The remaining members plus a member of the League appointed by the President shall sit in judgment.


5.      The Arbitration Board shall settle all disputes concerned with protests and supervision of players, umpires, managers and/or any other members of a team.


6.      Any dispute involving a Macintosh League team is also subject the ruling of the Macintosh League Board.


ARTICLE XV: Dismissal from the League


1.      Any member of the Board may be removed by a quorum and two thirds vote of the body membership present upon notification.


2.      A meeting will be scheduled on a date agreeable to both parties, not to exceed five days from the date of notification. At said meeting, the individual will be presented the opportunity to show just cause why he/she should not be removed from his/her position.


ARTICLE XVI: Records, History, Documentation & Confidentiality


1.      The League shall accurately maintain books, records, history and associated documentation pertaining to all League activities. This includes but is not limited to: minutes from Board Meetings, registration documentation, accounting financial statements and any other documentation deemed as binding, contractual or serving an official purpose.


2.      All League documents and documents containing confidential information provided by members are kept in confidential and not released to any other organization that is not a League Affiliate. Such documents may be used for the purpose of geographic and age verification for within Cal Ripken Baseball, a Division of Babe Ruth League, Inc.


ARTICLE XVII: Hardship Cases


1.      In keeping with the League’s mission statement and purpose, the league desires that no child be prevented from participation in a baseball program based solely on the inability to pay membership or player registration fees due to financial hardship. Upon request of a Board member, parent or legal guardian of an eligible youth, the Executive Board will review on a personal and confidential basis, a waiver of membership and/or registration fees based on the hardship.  On an annual basis, the Board of Directors can establish a limit as to the number of hardship cases.

ARTICLE XVIII: Sportsmanship


1.      The philosophy of the League places emphasis on clean play and sportsmanlike conduct. Sportsmanship is the heart of these attributes. The definition of “sportsmanship” includes fairness, courteous resolutions, and graceful acceptance of results. It is the League President’s responsibility to assure that the coaches are familiar with this standard and act accordingly. The League President must assure his/hers own actions reflect these attributes in order to pass them along to the children. The League President and coaches must assure that players display sportsmanship during instructional, intramural, and especially while representing the community. The League President shall make every effort to assure that the coaches are fully versed in safety standards. All play, practice, or games shall be done in a safe manner. Unsafe play, either on the field or on the sidelines, will not be tolerated. All unsafe practices shall immediately be brought to the coaches and League President’s attention. Any PYBL Board Member or coach has the authority to put an immediate stop to unsafe activities and if individuals refuse to cooperate they may be asked to leave the area. Any unsafe activity should be brought to the attention of the Board of Directors.


Article IXX: Code of Conduct


1.      Any Board member, League manager or coach may seek to suspend or dismiss a player or his/her parent(s) and/or guardian(s) for disruptive behavior or repeated unexcused absences from games or practices. Incidents mentioned in the prior sentence must be documented by date and event and submitted to the League President and Vice President for review prior to any action being taken. Please see the Code of Conduct in Appendix III.


Article XX: Chartering and All-Stars


1.     For purposes of having joint All-star teams both Pepperell Youth Baseball and Townsend Ashby Youth Baseball/Softball will complete a joint charter through Babe Ruth at the levels of both Minors, Majors 60 and Majors 70s. For purposes of regular season play all players will be assigned to teams based on geographical location. If a player wants to request to play in Townsend/Ashby they need to put in a formal request to the president of the league that they are geographically located in. If the president is in agreement with the waiver he/she will bring it to the board for discussion and vote. If approved the president will then reach out to the president or representative from the league the player is requesting to transfer to. The Baseball board located in the geographical location of where the player resides has the final approval/denial of any transfer or waiver. Waivers/transfers are rarely given and the player should be encouraged to play in geographical location that they reside. The joint charter must be voted on annually by baseball board.


2.      The League Directors will select All-Star managers.  Preference will be given to the 1st place manager but that manager(s) is not automatically selected.


3.      The manager will choose the assistant coaches from the managers and coaches within his/her league.


4.      The coaches of the league will select the first 10 players of the team.  The All-Star Manager can then select 2-5 players to complete the team.


5.      Each player will be charged a sum determined annually based on uniform costs, tournament fees and umpire fees.  The money may come from the players or from a company donation.  The All-Star Manager is responsible for collection and must submit said money to the Treasurer prior to the start of the All-Star tournament.


6.      Any player that moves up and plays in an older league may not be selected for the All-Star team that is in his/her age bracket.


7.      A player may only play at one all-star level per year.


8.     A coach may only coach at one all-star level per year


ARTICLE XXI: Electronic Voting

1.      Members of the Board of Directors may from time to time require the Board to render a vote on league matters between formal face to face meetings.  Any member may make a motion by email for policy, program content and budget matters, etc., provided the motion is emailed to the entire Board.   

2.      Every Board member is required to respond (RSVP) to the entire distribution list saying they've received the motion.  This ensures that the Board is conducting business per the Bylaws, as if a face to face meeting has been announced and every board member has had a chance to decide to "attend".   

3.      The motioning member will allow seven (7) days for RSVP's and votes to accumulate.  This is to allow for Board members who don't access their email daily.  If a Board member is unavailable or inaccessible for extended periods, the matter must be referred to a face to face Board meeting, unless the Board member has notified the Board that they will accept email decisions made by the Board while the Board member is unavailable or inaccessible. 

4.      Email discussion of the motion must include the entire board.   

5.      The first Board member to vote in favor of the motion with no changes will be considered a second to the motion.   

6.      If any Board member indicates, in their RSVP or during email discussion of the issue, that they consider the matter requires face to face discussion at a scheduled Board meeting, email voting will be suspended. 

7.      At the end of the 7th day (or sooner if all members have RSVP'd and voted), the motioning member will tally all RSVP’s, members' names and votes; yes, no, and abstentions, and provide the results to the Board by email.  The motion, or motion as amended by email discussion, will pass if the majority (or 2/3's depending on the type of motion and bylaw requirements) of the entire board has voted yes, and a majority of the Board members have RSVP'd. 

8.      If a majority of all Board members have not RSVP'd, the vote will not count and the matter will be deferred to the next face to face Board meeting.

9.      The secretary will record the results of the "Motion by Email" in the minutes of the NEXT scheduled face to face Board meeting.


ARTICLE XXII: Parliamentary Authority

1.      “Roberts Rules of Order” shall be the parliamentary authority on all matters not covered by the Constitution and By-Laws of the League.

ARTICLE XXIII: Order of Business

1.      Call to Order – by the presiding Officer

2.      Roll Call – by the Secretary

3.      Minutes of the previous meeting will be distributed via email by the Secretary prior to the following scheduled monthly meeting.  The minutes will be voted for approval at the next scheduled board meeting

4.      Treasurer’s Report

5.      Reports of Committees

6.      Unfinished Business

7.      New Business

8.      Adjournment





Board of Directors


Brian Gallagher                    President                               [email protected]

Gary Gouldrup                      Vice President                      [email protected]


Michelle Gallagher               Treasurer                               [email protected]

Jennifer Lane                        Secretary                               [email protected]


Michelle Gallagher               Registrar                                [email protected]

Gary Gouldrup                      Equipment Manager            [email protected]

Matthew Werner                   Uniform Director                   [email protected]

Courtney Morse                    Sponsorship Manager         [email protected]

Jennifer Lane                        Snack Shack Coordinator   [email protected]

Ann Livezey                          Fundraising Coordinator     [email protected]

Matthew Werner                   Player Agent                        [email protected]


Scott Mills                              Webmaster                            [email protected]

Matthew Nesbit                     Fields Director                      [email protected]

Jason Twomey                     Umpire-in-Chief                    [email protected]

Matthew Werner                   MAC League Coordinator   [email protected]


Jason Vettese                       Babe Ruth Director              [email protected]

Jacob Morse                         Major League Director         [email protected]

Jon Healy                              Minor League Director         [email protected]


Kevin Lapointe                     Rookie League Director      [email protected]

Matthew Werner                   T-Ball Director                      [email protected]  



APPENDIX II  - Calendar of Events – All Dates are Subject to Change

10/03/16                     Annual BOD Election

10/23/16                     1st Try-Outs

04/01/17                     Uniforms and Equipment Ordered

01/10/17                     1ST Spring Registration

02/01/17                     Request Varnum Brook Gym time for try-outs (if necessary)

04/01/17                     Spring Registration Deadline

01/01/17                     Distribute Sponsorship request forms

02/01/17                     Submit field use forms (include insurance binder)

02/27/17                     2nd Try-Outs

04/15/17                     Sponsorship deadline

04/09/17                     Field clean-up Day

04/19/17                     Start of Regular Season

05/06/17                     Mother’s Day Game

05/07/17                     Barbeque/Cornhole tournament

05/14/17                     Pictures

06/01/17                     Special Teams standing evaluation date. (By winning percentage)

1st Tie Breaker ~ Head to Head record; 2nd Tie Breaker ~ No. of losses

06/30/17                     End of Regular Season

08/01/17                     Fall Ball Registration

09/06/17                     Fall Ball

09/08/17                     Annual Election notifications

9/30/17                       Open 2018 Registration



Code of Conduct


The Parent and Spectator shall support the players, coaches, umpires and league officials. Parents and Spectators shall not "coach" or "officiate". Parents and Spectators agree as follows:

The Parent and Spectator shall support the players, coaches, umpires and league officials. Parents and Spectators shall not "coach" or "officiate". Parents and Spectators agree as follows:

●      Parents and Spectators will be positive role models.

●      Parents and Spectators will display and instill in all players, the principals of good sportsmanship and team play.

●      Parents and Spectators will conduct themselves in a manner that best serves the interests of the players.

●      Parents and Spectators will do their best to provide the players a positive experience.

●      Parents will make certain that their children show respect for all other players, coaches, officials and spectators.

●      Parents and Spectators will not ridicule or demean players, coaches or umpires.

●      Parents will inform the coach of any disability or ailment that may affect the safety of their child.

●      Parents and Spectators will treat all players, coaches and umpires fairly and with respect.

●      Parents and Spectators will comply with the decisions of league officials and observe all rules, policy and procedure as established or endorsed by the Pepperell Youth Baseball League.

●      Parents and Spectators will not question an umpire’s call.

●      Parents and Spectators will respect the opponent and avoid any confrontation with opposing players, spectators, or coaches.


Players shall…

●      Display good sportsmanship and team play at all times.

●      Follow the direction of the Coaching Staff.

●      Respect all, coaches, players, league officials, umpires and spectators.

●      Make every attempt to be on time and ready to play for all games and practices.

Players shall not

●      Use abusive or profane language.

●      Taunt or humiliate any other player.

●      Question an umpire’s call.

●      Abuse, mistreat or mishandle any Pepperell Youth Baseball and Softball equipment or property (e.g., throwing batting helmets)

Failure to Comply

Parents or Spectators who fail to comply with the code of conduct will be asked to leave the ball park.  The game will resume, only after they leave.

Anyone threatening or using abusive language towards a Coach, Manager, Player or Volunteer will be suspended from the ball park for the remainder of the season.

I understand the Code of Conduct and accept this as a condition of registration.  I understand the repercussions for failing to comply and accept this on behalf of my player, family, and self.

Signature: ________________________________Date: _________________________




Coaches Application


Name: ______________________________________________     Date of Birth: ______________________


Current Address: ____________________________________        # of years at current address: _______


If less than 5 years, please list previous address: _______________________________________________


Home Phone: ______________________________________         Cell Phone: ________________________


E-mail address:_____________________________________


Please check the age and division you are interested in coaching this season:


•  Tee Ball    •  Rookie       •  Minor         •  Major         •  Babe Ruth


•  Junior Softball                  •  Senior Softball                                                                                                   


Please check position you are interested in:            • Manager                •Assistant Coach                                                   

Were you a head coach in 2016?                                                             Yes:                             No:


If, yes please list division and team name: _____________________________________________________


Were you listed as an assistant coach on the roster last year?      Yes:                             No:


If, yes please list division and team name: _____________________________________________________


Have you had previous coaching experience?                                          Yes:                             No:


If, yes please explain: ________________________________________________________________________


Have you been convicted of a felony within the past 10 years?      Yes:                             No:


If, yes please explain: ________________________________________________________________________


By signing this application you are acknowledging support for PYBL.


I will enforce all rules and regulations of PYBL and follow the League Code of Conduct.


I will also support all fundraisers,


I also understand that there will be a criminal background check performed (CORI). To expedite this process we ask that you provide your birth date on this application. The background check will be performed in an effort to protect the safety of the players participating in PYBL. All information obtained will be kept confidential.


Applicant Signature: _________________________________                    Date: ______________________

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