Leagues

Our leagues are affiliated with the Cal Ripken Baseball  & Babe Ruth Softball organizations

 

The following information is a summary of recommended age groups based on skill level and goals for each league. Age groups are set forth in official Cal Ripken league rules. Please refer to Notes within each league description for additional information regarding placement of players.
 

Boys T-Ball

Ages: 5-6 (Must be 5 years old prior to May 1st)

Skill Level: Beginner, no skill requirement.

Equipment Needed: Baseball glove (T-ball/Softie ball will be provided and used).

Uniform: Team shirt & baseball cap will be provided. Baseball pant recommended.

Goals: Beginning understanding of baseball fundamentals and play. Bat off a "Tee" (No score will be kept).

Game Days: Mostly on Mondays & Wednesdays starting 6pm

Opening Day/Picture Day: Held on a Saturday.

Practice Days & Times: To be determined by the Coach.

Notes: 5 year olds are required to play in T-Ball. An advanced 6 year old with 1 year of T-ball

can move up early to Rookie with approval of the League President or the Player Agent.

Fee: $70.00/player

 

Boys Rookie

Ages: 7-8

Skill Level: Able to field, hit and throw. Player should have a basic understanding of the game.

Equipment Needed: Baseball glove. Athletic cup for boys. Recommend rubber cleats (regular hard baseballs will be provided and used.

Uniform: Team shirt & baseball cap will be provided. Baseball pant recommended.

Goals: Hit moving ball from a pitching machine at 38 to 40 mph. Field and throw ball to first base to retire runner. Scores will be kept and recorded.

Game Days:  Mostly on Tuesdays & Thursdays starting 6pm.

Opening Day/Picture Day: Held on a Saturday.

Practice Days & Times: To be determined by the Coach.

Notes: 7 year olds are required to play in the Rookie Division.  An advanced 8 year old player with 1 year of Rookie Division experience can attend the Minor tryouts with approval of the League President or Player Agent. Any 8 year old trying out for the Minor Division  must be drafted by the 3rd round of draft or they will return to their last years Rookie team. Any 9 years old players not drafted to a Minor team will also return to their last years Rookie team.

Fee: $70.00/player

 

Boys Minor League

Ages: Age 9-10

Skill Level: (All players will have been drafted.) Hit live pitching. Field balls in various positions. Intermediate knowledge of the game.

Equipment Needed: Baseball glove. Athletic cup for boys. Recommend rubber cleats.

Uniform: Team shirt & baseball cap will be provided. Baseball pant recommended.

Goals: Proper tagging and base-running techniques. Bunting and consistently hitting pitched balls. Progressive improvement in fielding techniques. Scores will be kept and recorded.

Game Days: Mostly on Mondays & Wednesdays starting 6pm.

Opening Day/Picture Day: Held on a Saturday.

Practice Days & Times: To be determined by the Coach.

Notes: Any 9 or 10 year old not already on a Minor team from the prior season is required to try out for the Minor Division. Any 9 year old that is not drafted to a Minor team will return to their Rookie team from the prior year and receive a $30 refunded. All 10 year olds will be drafted to a Minor team.

Fee: $100.00/player

 

Boys Major League

Ages: Age 11-12 (Cannot turn 13 prior to 5/1/2016)

Skill Level: (All players will have been drafted.) Accomplished in fielding, hitting, running and catching. Advanced knowledge of the Cal Ripken baseball game.

Equipment Needed: Baseball glove. Athletic cup for boys. Recommend rubber cleats.

Uniform: Team shirt & baseball cap will be provided. Baseball pant recommended.

Goals: To properly hit all pitching deliveries. Properly tag base and/or runner. Ability to execute "hot-box". Ability to catch and/or field balls while running. Accurately throw balls to all positions. Scores will be kept and recorded.

Game Days:  Mostly on Tuesdays & Thursdays starting 6pm.

Opening Day/Picture Day: Held on a Saturday.

Practice Days & Times: To be determined by the Coach.

Notes: Any 11 or 12 year old not on a Major team the prior season is required to try out for the Major Division. Any 11 year old not drafted will return to their Minor team from the prior year.
Fee: $100.00/player

 

Girls Coach Pitch

Ages: 4-5-6 (Must be 4 years old prior to January 1st)

Skill Level: Beginner, no skill requirement.

Equipment Needed: Softball glove (size 11½ to 12½ Recommended).  11” softie softball will be provided and used.

Uniform: Team shirt will be provided. Softball/Baseball pant recommended.

Goals: Beginning understanding of softball fundamentals and play. Coach pitch or Bat off a "Tee" (No score will be kept).

Game Days: Weekday evenings starting 6pm

Opening Day/Picture Day: Held on a Saturday.

Practice Days & Times: To be determined by the Coach.

 Notes: 4 & 5 year olds are required to play in Coach Pitch. An advanced 6 year old with 1 year of Coach Pitch experience can move up early to Girls Minors with approval of the League President or the Player Agent. All softball players will be required to wear a batting helmet with an approved face mask. The EYBS league provides these but parents purchasing batting helmets for their daughters must comply with this rule. No exceptions. Any questions or concerns please contact the Softball Player Agent or League President.
Fee: $70.00/player

 

Girls Minor Softball

Ages: 7-8-9

Skill Level: Able to field, hit and throw. Players should have a basic understanding of the game.

Equipment Needed: Softball glove (size 11½ to 12½). Recommended rubber cleats (11” regular fastpitch softball will be provided and used).

Uniform: Team shirt will be provided. Softball/Baseball pant recommended.

Goals: Hit moving ball off pitching machine. Field and throw ball to first base to retire runner. Progressive improvement in fielding techniques throughout the season. Scores will be kept and recorded.

Game Days: Mostly on Mondays & Wednesdays starting 6pm.

Opening Day/Picture Day: Held on a Saturday.

Practice Days & Times: To be determined by the Coach.

Notes: 7 & 8 year olds are required to play in the Minor Division. An advanced 9 year old player with 1 year of  Minor Division experience can attend the Major tryouts with approval of the League President or Player Agent. Any 9 year old player not drafted to a Major team will return to their last year Minor team and receive a $30 refunded. All softball players will be required to wear a batting helmet with approved face mask. The EYBS league provides these but parents purchasing batting helmets for their daughters must comply with this rule. No exceptions. Any questions or concerns please contact the Softball Player Agent or League President

Fee: $70.00/player

 

Girls Major Softball

Ages: 10-11-12 (Cannot turn 13 prior to January 1st)

Skill Level: All players will have been drafted onto a team. Accomplished in fielding, hitting, running and catching. Intermediate to advanced understanding of Fast Pitch game.

Equipment Needed: Softball glove (11 ½” – 12 ½”). Recommend rubber cleats. 12” regular fastpitch softball will be provided and used.

Uniform: Team shirt will be provided. Softball/Baseball pant recommended.

Goals: Improvement in fielding techniques, base running, and consistently hitting pitched balls. Proper tagging and base running techniques will be encouraged during the season, as will bunting and hitting. Understanding of more than one position will be emphasized.

Game Days:  Mostly on Tuesdays & Thursdays starting 6pm.

Opening Day/Picture Day: Held on a Saturday.

Practice Days & Times: To be determined by the Coach.

Notes: Any 10, 11 or 12 year old girl not on a Major team the prior season is required to try out for the Major Division. Any 10 year old player not drafted to a Major team will return to their last year Minor team and receive a $30 refunded. All softball players will be required to wear a batting helmet with approved face mask. The EYBS league provides these but parents purchasing batting helmets for their daughters must comply with this rule. No exceptions. Any questions or concerns please contact the Softball Player Agent.

Fee: $100.00/player

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