Travel Baseball Leagues in Longmeadow

Travel Baseball

This league is for 7-12 year olds. The teams play at the highest level of competition and will represent Longmeadow in the John L. Sullivan League.

All 7-9 year olds and some 10 year olds play on a travel team using a 60-foot diamond. The remaining 10 year olds and all 11–12 year olds play on travel teams using a 75-foot diamond. In addition to playing on an intermediate diamond, the 11–12 year olds league uses the Official Rules of Baseball; pitchers hold runners on base, runners take leads and steal.

The Travel baseball program will field teams that compete in skill appropriate divisions with 2–3 games per week plus practices. Each team will be limited to 12–14 players. Travel is modest as teams participating are local towns and half of the games should be in Longmeadow. Carpooling for travel games is available. The schedule — approximately 20 games — leads to a league tournament for each team. Depending on player availability, teams may participate in regional post-season tournaments.

The philosophy of the league is to try to balance the teams so that each player can be a contributing member to the team.  Games may be scheduled for any day of the week. Parents are strongly encouraged to participate and develop their instructional and coaching skills as a head or assistant coach. Players participating on baseball teams in other towns are not eligible to play in these leagues.

Coordinator: Mike DelGallo 860-989-6060

Jr. American Legion

This league is a highly competitive, varsity level program for 14-16 year olds in high school. Players will be selected through tryouts. Notification of the tryout schedule will be made through local newspapers and posted at Longmeadow High School. Should there be enough players a second 14-16 team will be attempted as well. The Legion season runs from mid-June (after High School playoffs) until mid-July. It is about one month long with 18-20 games, including one possible out of town tournament. Each player will be issued a uniform. Players must make a commitment to be available for the one month season.

Coordinator: Paul Philbin 413-896-0801

American Legion

This league is a highly competitive, varsity level program for 17-19 year olds in high school or college. Players will be selected through tryouts. Notification of the tryout schedule will be made through local newspapers and posted at Longmeadow High School. Should there be enough players a second team will be attempted as well. The Legion season runs from mid-June (after High School playoffs) until mid-July. It is about one month long with 18-20 games, including one possible out of town tournament. Each player will be issued a uniform. Players must make a commitment to be available for the one month season.

Coordinator: Jim Sotiropoulos 413-567-9840