AGES: Based upon Babe Ruth Age/Cal Ripken Categories age on April 30, 2017.
2016 - 8 Year Olds (9 Year Olds in 2017)
2016 - 9 Year Olds (10 Year Olds in 2017)
2016 - 10 Year Olds (11 Year Olds in 2017)
2016 - 11 Year Olds (12 Year Olds in 2017)
TEAMS: The make-up and number of teams will be formed based upon numbers registered and the evaluations of Ripken staff.
Unlike some other programs, we are permitted to tier by ability.
WEDNESDAY AUGUST 24 (6:15 PM 7:15 PM)
Location: TRICO Sports Center -- Anderson Rd and Bonaventure SE
Parking Lot south of Arena
THURSDAY AUGUST 26 (6:15 PM 7:15 PM)
Location: Optimist Athletic Park -- 26th Ave SW, near 51st St.
Parking Lot north of Arena
Alternatively, you may mail your registration form and cheque to:
Alberta Babe Ruth - Secretary/Treasurer
424 Diamond Bay SE Calgary, Alberta T2J 7B5
(403) 589-5987 firstname.lastname@example.org
(Registrations are not official until payment has been received).
"ALL" athletes must fill in the required Registration Form, and the Consent to Treat form.
Sept 10 &11: Opening Weekend Camp Format / Player Identification and Evaluation
Sept 17 & 18: Competition Weekend 1 @ Optimist
Sept 24 & 25: Competition Weekend 2 @ Optimist
Oct 1 & 2: Competition Weekend 3 @ Optimist
Oct 8 & 9: Competition Weekend 4 @ Optimist
EVERY TUESDAY and THURSDAY Optional, additional Indoor Training
The availability of specific facilities may result in modifications.
If outdoor times are rained out, we will move to alternative indoor program.
FEE: TWO HUNDRED TEN DOLLARS ($210.00) per athlete.
Make cheques payable to ALBERTA BABE RUTH BASEBALL
DIAMONDS: We will play at Optimist Ball Park. Indoor sessions at Coyote Den
The 8-9 Year Old Division will play on a 60 ft diamond/ 40 ft pitch lane,
and the 10-11 Year Old Division will play on a 70 ft diamond / 50 ft pitch lane.
ADDITIONAL TRAINING: As part of our program, all players are invited to train with our professional staff
every Tuesday and Thursday at Coyote Den. Training slots will be 6-7pm and 7-8 pm on each Tuesday and Thursday of Instructional Fall Ball.
POSITIONS: To help assign teams fairly, please identify your main positions and if you are a PITCHER and/or CATCHER on the bottom of the Registration Form.
COACHES: It is obvious that coaches are required. This is the perfect opportunity for younger coaches to get experience and for other coaches to pass on their experience. We will make every reasonable effort to involve all persons who want to COACH. Instructional components will be led by Ripken staff coaches. PLEASE INDICATE ON YOUR ATHLETE'S REGISTRATION FORM THAT YOU WANT TO BE INVOLVED.
UMPIRES: As a general rule, we are able to secure umpires for all games. However, EVERYONE should recognize that umpires might need to be supplied from time to time by teams (i.e. parents).
UNIFORMS: Alberta Babe Ruth Baseball / Cal Ripken will provide numbered tee-shirts and program hats.
Note: Athletes are to have their own batting helmet, and provide their own baseball pants etc.
RULES: Rules will emphasize our OBJECTIVE that this be a learning experience, in addition to the OBVIOUS INTENT that the players simply enjoy playing baseball.
Players will play full MLB style baseball rules, except dropped third strike.
Equal play and opportunity (safety and development come first) will be cornerstones. Some other rules will include; maximum 3 runs per inning except in the last inning, maximum two (2) innings per day for each pitcher, and "no contact" safety standards. Games will have time limits.
PERFORMANCE OPTION: Some athletes may be selected in various age groups to compete in tournament experiences outside of Calgary.
This is pending player and event availability.
COORDINATOR: Steve Lloyd