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Spectator Mask Guidelines


Hello Baseball/Softball families,

With the latest updates from the state regarding outdoor mask requirements, we have received additional questions regarding spectators at our LL baseball/softball events.

Per the Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs, spectators at Youth Sports events fall under the same mask requirements as the game participants under the Youth Sports guideline (coaches and players). Therefore, until the state releases new mask guidelines for Youth Sports, all spectators at Holden events are required to wear masks. As stated the other day, we are required to abide by all Youth Sports guidelines from the EEA in order to have a Little League season. If spectators fail to comply, we could be forced to halt our season. The recent changes to outdoor mask mandates for the general public do not override the Youth Sports mandate.

As with the players/coaches, if the EEA releases new Youth Sports mask guidelines in the near future that apply to spectators at our Little League events, we will notify all families of the new requirements.


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As everyone is aware, the state has issued changes to mask requirements for individuals who are outdoors and socially distanced. However, the state issues guidelines for Youth Sports independently of the general outdoor guidelines.

All Youth Sports guidance comes from the Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs, based on directives from the MA Department of Health and the Governor's office.  In order to participate in league play, Holden LL abides by all Youth Sports guidance issued by the state.

At this time, the mask mandates from the EEA for baseball/softball have not changed from those issued in 2020. Therefore, Holden LL is required to abide by the mandates in place, and all players and coaches are still required to wear masks at all times during participation in these sports.

If the state issues new guidelines for Youth Sports, then we will adjust our requirements to adhere to those new guidelines.


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by posted 05/01/2021
Senior Ruth (16-19) Registration is OPEN

Holden Senior Ruth registration is now open for the 2021 summer season. Players who are from the 5 Wachusett towns and any town in the area that does not currently have a Senior Ruth program.


Holden Senior Ruth plays in the highly competitive Paul N Johnson Senior Ruth League of Central Massachusetts against teams from Burncoat, Millbury, Grafton, Tatnuck, Southside, Double Play, Shrewsbury, Douglas, St. Paul’s, Schwartz, and Oxford. Our team has 16 roster positions available and contains players from ages 15-19 (anyone born in 2002 through 2006).


Holden Senior Ruth holds a minimum of 3 open tryouts (starting on 5/1/21) and practices twice a week during the preseason. During the season, we may practice once a week and play up to four games (Sun - Tues - Thur - Sat) from June 19 until August 8. We have an open weekend of no games from July 2 - July 5 and the PNJ league will be hosting the summer regional all-star tournament in July where 36 players from the league will be selected to compete against teams from across New England.


All potential players are required to comply with league COVID-19 safety protocols and will be required to sign a waiver and provide an original birth certificate prior to the start of the regular season.


The cost is $210 for the season and includes uniform jersey, hat, belt, and socks but personalized jerseys and pants are available for purchase through our supplier.


Please review the tentative season schedule posted on the Holden Baseball website under the Senior Ruth tab because if players/families cannot commit to a minimum of 50% of the scheduled games, you may not be eligible to be selected or for all-stars or post season play.


Please contact Sean Flynn ( ) with any questions.

by posted 04/27/2021
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For answers to these and more questions see the FAQ and Information for Parents links on the left side menu.

by posted 02/17/2016
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