North End Athletic Association (NEAA) has announced their registration for baseball ages 4-21 (your age is determined by how old you will be on April 30, 2019) and girls softball ages 7-12 is now open.
There are a number of programs NEAA offers under the baseball umbrella. They are primarily based on age, but if NEAA determines during the season that a player is ready to play against better competition, they can move the player to a higher league.
Programs start with the 4-year-old baseball clinic. This takes place every Sunday from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. starting May 5 and ending June 23. In this clinic, your child will learn basic baseball skills like catching and throwing while developing a love for the game.
The next step is T-ball for the 5-year-olds. T-ball takes place Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. running for Saturday May 4 until Saturday June 22n.
Once your child turns age 6-7, they play in the NEAA minor league. Minors is a coach pitched league. These teams play Monday-Thursday starting at 5:30 p.m. and typically ending around 7 p.m.. Teams usually play twice a week.
From there, your 8-9 year old child joins NEAA’s Junior League. Juniors is a player/coach pitched league that follows the same dates and times as minor league.
After Juniors, you join the Majors Program. Majors is for 10-12 year olds and also typically plays Monday – Thursday starting at 5:30 p.m.
Once you reach age 13, you are eligible to play for the NEAA Dodgers program. The Dodgers have multiple teams for players age 13-21. We play a highly competitive level of baseball and our program is designed to get your child ready to play high school and / or college baseball.
In addition to all the baseball, we have started offering girls softball for players age 7-12. The softball program is run by Coach Chuck Bilikas and typically takes place Monday – Thursdays starting at 5:30 p.m.
As some of you know, ground breaking for our new fields is April 1. That means the 2019 season will NOT take place at Langone Park or Puopolo Park. The city is currently working to find us a home for our 2019 season. We have options, so we are trying to figure out what makes most sense for our players, coaches and parents. Our 2020 season and beyond will take place on brand new fields.
We have some fantastic volunteer coaches who give the kids all they have and our focus is primarily on developing a love for the game in your children. We charge a small fee of $50 which gets you a jersey, hat and more baseball than you know what to do with.
Sign ups are open and online at neaabaseball.org. Please check to ensure you get an email back confirming we have received your registration.
Baseball registration fee checks can be made out to the NEAA and mailed to:
c/o John Romano
30 North Bennet Street
Boston, Mass. 02113