Melrose Youth Softball is a recreational softball program that runs in the Spring and Summer. MYS is dedicated to teaching girls the sport of softball as well as teamwork, cooperation, sportsmanship and self-respect.

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Welcome to Spring 2014!

Melrose Youth Softball

Hi Everyone,

                Great news – this week represents the beginning of the 2014 spring season. Today (April 28th), is our league’s opening day! On the Lebanon field at 6pm the mighty Turtles will be taking on the undefeated Frogs in what promises to be the start of a classic rivalry. Likewise, at The Commons Store Side field, in the Major League (grades 5 and 6) the fierce Coyotes will be attempting to put away their first win against the mighty Panthers, a team loaded with power and speed. Please feel free to stop by and cheer on your favorite team!

                All this week every one of our teams will be getting started with their first games. Most will play a game during the week and one on Saturday. Most teams will have had a chance to get a practice or two under their belts by now, but a couple will be getting to see each other for the first time. Uniforms should be distributed by now, with the exception of the pants. I hear that some teams have distributed them while others are still getting the sizes right. Please remember to write your daughter’s name in the visor.

                IMPORTANT ANOUNCEMENT – Picture Day 2014 has been scheduled for May 10th! That’s less than two weeks from now, so I wanted to make sure everyone knows about it. As usual, it will be held at the Lebanon Field. Even if your daughter isn’t so excited about the pictures or you don’t plan on ordering any yourself, please encourage her to come so that the whole team can be together for the photos. We will have on-line photo registration as soon as we get a link from the photo company. We will get more info you regarding what time specifically your team should come to the field when it is determined.

                Also, I wanted to let you know that if the city closes the fields due to rain or (perish the thought) snow, we will also mark the fields as “closed” which will automatically send an email or text message to everyone who has games or practices that day. However, if the city does not close the fields we leave it up to the participating coaches to determine the playability of the facilities.

                If you want to see specific information about your daughter’s team on the website, click on “Teams” and then “Choose a team” and follow the links to find your daughter’s division and team. There you will find contact information for the coaches, the team members, the schedule and even your team’s standings in relation to other teams in the division.

                For planning purposes, I wanted to let you know that the season will go through all of May and in to the second week of June. During the second weekend of June will be the playoffs for the Seniors and Majors. After the second weekend of June we start to lose a lot of players to family vacations and end-of-the-year celebrations, so we have to cram a lot of activity in to a short season.

                Thank you to all of the coaches who have been working with the girls over the past two weeks to get ready for the beginning of the season and thank you to all of the parents who have shuttled their girls to the practices thus far. We’re just getting started so expect the excitement to ramp up as the players start to win some games, learn some skills and have some fun!

Play ball!

-Rob Solomon

PS: I am dying to get some pictures of the players on the website. Right now, the photos are all of the teams my daughter has played on and the team photos from 2013. If you come across any photos that you wouldn’t mind sharing with everyone, please send them to me and I will post them on the website. Thanks!

by posted 04/28/2014
How are the clinics organized?

Clara Martin shows off her throwing skills
At the winter skills clinics experienced coaches will help the players with all aspects of their softball skills. At the younger level (1st and 2nd grade) the league's previous president, Michelle Carson will have the help of some of the high school softball team players to teach the youngest girls the basics of how to field and how to hit. At the Rams clinic the girls will be split in to age-appropriate groups so the Rams' coaches will be able to teach specific skills to the players. They spend 10 or 15 minutes on each drill for about 2 hours. Because there is so little "standing around" time, it keeps the girls busy and focused on what they are learning. It is really very effective and is a very enjoyable way to spend a Saturday afternoon. 
by posted 02/10/2014
Field Status
Lebanon Field - Melrose TBD (11/27) 
The Common - Firehouse - Melrose TBD (11/27) 
The Common - Store Side - Melrose TBD (11/27) 
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