NEW WEB SITE!
Springfield Babe Ruth is pleased to announce the development of a new website. You can access it by clicking here. We are no longer updating the current website but for some time it will remain functional. While the new site is still under construction, there are already new improved webpages at the new site. Feel free to browse the new Springfield Babe Ruth website.
WALK-IN REGISTRATION JAN. 6 & 13, 10AM-2PM AT WASHINGTON IRVING MIDDLE SCHOOL
Welcome to Springfield Babe Ruth 2017 Season
Springfield Babe Ruth League is a baseball league serving the teenagers of Springfield Virginia.
Springfield Babe Ruth is forming travel teams at all age levels.
WE WELCOME BACK HARD TIMES CAFE OF SPRINGFIELD AS A SPONSOR!
Sponsor Request = Springfield Babe Ruth League
Recreational baseball for Springfield teens
Is there anything more exciting than going to a baseball game and watching a Derek Jeter or Steven Strasberg hit or pitch? One thing comes to mind: watching your own child play ball. Each of us has kids or has neighbors and friends with kids, and many of them love baseball. They can play it, first at the Little League level and then as they start to grow into teenagers, at the Babe Ruth league level.
For 13 to 18 year old kids who want to spend a spring or a fall in the 90 foot diamond, major league baseball regulation size, the Springfield Babe Ruth league gives them that opportunity to compete and thrive in a good learning environment. Each year, Springfield Babe Ruth fields more than a dozen teams and plays in competition for a local title. The best players get to be on an All Star team and face some even more rigorous competition.
The program is entirely voluntary. There's no office, no paid staff. The parents and other volunteers that run the program need the support of a community that recognizes that having active kids in an organized baseball program is a good thing. And we need your support as sponsors.
Would you please consider sponsoring a team or becoming a general sponsor of the Springfield Babe Ruth league as a community service. We need the money to support the program, to buy baseballs, to keep up the fields, and to provide the umpires that run the games.
In return, you get the connection to more than 100 families in this community where your business is located who recognize that you are supporting their kids and they are likely to come right back and think of you first when they are thinking about taking their business somewhere.
Regardless of the line of work you are in, this is a good civic involvement (and it's a tax deductible donation). What do you get? There are a number of levels to participate: You can have your name on the jersey of each player on a team, you'll be in our program and family mailings for one year, with your promotional messages (or discount offers for participating families), and this year, we're examining ways to get some banners up at our home field batting cage at Hooes Road Field.
Please e-mail our Sponsor Director, Myron Struck at Struckvail@aol.com for more information and forms.
Parents of players in Springfield Babe Ruth,
When you registered your player in the league we collected a fee of $50. I am now providing information on how you can get this fee back.
Please consult the web page at the following site and sign up for a job. Most jobs take about 3 hours. By doing so you will get back the $50 fee and also perform a service that will enhance the baseball experience for all the players in the league.
SBRL Wants You to Volunteer!
If you have signed up to manage, coach or umpire in our league, please complete below form, attach a copy of your Driver's License and mail to Karen Markey, 8848 Silverline Dr, Fairfax Station, VA 22039. Thank you.
SBRL is a quality program run by volunteers. Without you, the league will not run. The cost of providing Babe Ruth baseball to each player, is much more than the registration fee. Whether you have a little time or a lot, you can help. We are in need of volunteers to help at several positions to make it possible for yor children to play baseball. Please offer your help at registration or call 703-451-8325.
"It is the Policy of Babe Ruth League, Inc. to assure the safety of all participants. Accordingly, Babe Ruth League, Inc. reserves the right to ban any equipment, including bats, at any time, including during the season, based upon a change of existing policy and/or upon new information made available to Babe Ruth League, Inc"
Implementation of USABat Standard Begins on January 1, 2018
USA Baseball, the national governing body for the sport of baseball in the U.S., in conjunction with participating national member organizations (NMOs) announced the decision to adopt a new method for measuring bat performance in the testing of youth bats. Informed by the research of leading scientists on the USA Baseball Bat Study Committee, and supported by its NMOs, -- including the American Amateur Baseball Congress (AABC), Amateur Athletic Union (AAU), Babe Ruth Baseball/Cal Ripken Baseball, Dixie Youth Baseball, Little League Baseball and PONY Baseball -- USA Baseball has concluded that recent advancements in science, engineering, technology, and the materials available to fabricate non-wood bats, now allow the manufacturers to construct youth bats that can perform at a wood-like level through the entire range of lengths and weights of youth bats.
The new USA Baseball bat standard (USABat), which will apply to bats that are classified below the NCAA and NFHS level of play, will be implemented on January 1, 2018, allowing the bat manufacturers sufficient time to bring these bats to the marketplace.
The Cal Ripken Division of Babe Ruth League, Inc. have approved the use of the 2 5/8 inch barrel bats for local league play and tournament play beginning in January 2018 and coinciding with the new USA Bat standard.
Similar to the NCAA and NFHS BBCOR standard, which helped to eliminate discrepancies with different length bats and thus provide a more direct measure of bat performance, the new USA Baseball bat standard will allow youth baseball organizations in the United States to reach their goal of establishing a wood-like standard, a standard that will provide for the long-term integrity of the game.
It is important to note there will be no immediate change to youth baseball organizations’ bat rules. All bats, currently accepted for the respective leagues, remain permissible through December 31, 2017. Each participating national member organization will incorporate the new standard into their rules for the 2018 season and will begin, with this announcement, to inform their membership of the USABat standard.
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TEAM ASSIGNMENTS AND TRYOUTS
Guidelines for tryouts and team assignments:
Please address questions about tryouts to the Player Agent or Vice President.
PHYSICAL EXAMINATIONS: The SBRL Board of Directors strongly recommends physical examinations prior to tryouts. The parents or guardians of the participants are responsible to ensure that their sons or daughters are physically able to participate in the program. If a player has a special physical condition that may affect participation (e.g., diabetes, allergies, and unusual vision problems), please indicate that on the player information sheet when you register, and at tryouts.
Hooes Road Park Improvements
Springfield Babe Ruth is proud to announce the latest efforts to improve the baseball field at Hooes Road Park. Springfield Babe Ruth has been working with the Fairfax County Recreation Department to improve the field, a project that dates back to 2003, before the current field existed.
Springfield Babe Ruth installed roofs over the two dugouts that will provide welcome relief from the hot sun during late spring and summer games.
Springfield Babe Ruth provided $15,000 in addition to a grant received from the Fairfax County Recreation Department to build back-to-back batting cages on the third base side of the field. The batting cages will allow both teams to take batting practice simultaneously.
For earlier pictures of the field and to learn more about the baseball field at Hooes Road park, click here Hooes Road Park Field .
Springfield is committed to making the Hooes Road Park baseball field one of the finest in the Fairfax County Recreation Department. Coming soon will be a scoreboard beyond the centerfield fence.
Improving the baseball field requires help from Springfield Babe Ruth members. We will be looking for volunteers to help with several projects at the field that are listed here. Please consider volunteering for these projects. They will benefit your player as well as all players in the league.