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"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."
Note: Solid one piece wood bats are permitted for use in all divisions and must conform to Rule 1.10. No laminated or experimental bats shall be used in a game.
Tampering or altering bats may violate certain federal and state laws and voids the USA Baseball certification, as well as all manufacturer warranties. Rolling is considered tampering and would void the bat’s certification and make it illegal for play.
NON-COMPLIANT BATS FOR BABE RUTH BASEBALL
UPDATED: 9:00PM CST MARCH 2, 2020
The NCAA recently conducted additional testing of the previously-certified 33 in./30 oz. Louisville Slugger 2020 Meta (-3) BBCOR baseball bat. The conclusion of this additional testing resulted in the NCAA and the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) removing this specific model from their approved-for-play bat list. At this time, no other sizes of this bat model, or any previous model years of the bat model, have been decertified.
Exposed individual has remained asymptomatic since the recent COVID exposure.
Provides documentation of negative results from a test taken on or after the 14th day following the last vaccine dose.
Fairfax County Department of Health COVID Policy
Fairfax County School COVID Policy
Virginia Department of Health COVID Policy
CDC COVID Guidelines
Springfield Babe Ruth League follows the lightning and severe weather policy established by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS).
1.Staff and umpires will monitor local weather conditions before and during games.
2. When thunder is heard or lightning is seen, or information is received indicating lightning strikes within 10 miles of the playing field, play will be suspended and players will be sent to shelter in their vehicles. Play will be suspended for a minimum of 30 minutes. Any subsequent thunder or lightning resets the 30-minute wait period.
3. Any observation of thunder or lightning will take precedence over information from a mobile app.
For current information regarding heat index & heat risks, see https://www.weather.gov/safety/heat-index
Springfield Babe Ruth knows that for many reasons players like to play with friends and coaches they have played with before and coaches like working with players they have coached before. For these reasons it is now possible for players to stay on teams they have played on the previous season. This has been a very successful policy in our senior league for many years and we have now extendeded it to the 13-15 age division. This policy also extends to teams coming out of Little League that would like to stay together as they transition to Springfield Babe Ruth. We are still preserving our younger leagues (Prep, International and Major Leagues), but it is now possible for teams to form up as Prep teams and stay together until they reach our Senior league. If you have questions about this new policy, please inquire about it when you register this year.
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.
Concussion Information: A concussion is a brain injury that can be caused by a blow or jolt to the head and can change the way the brain normally works. Any concussion is serious whether mild or severe. They can also be caused by a blow to the body that causes the head to move rapidly back and forth and causes the brain to strike the surrounding skull. Concussions most often do NOT result in loss of consciousness - only 10% involve loss of consciousness.
To review the information and training materials on concussions, please see the Centers For Disease Control website at: http://www.cdc.gov/headsup/youthsports/training/index.html