SBRL Spring 2020 season cancelled
The primary concern of the Springfield Babe Ruth League (SBRL) is to provide a healthy and safe environment for all of our players, coaches, and families. In the current environment, we must all take the threat posed by the COVID-19 pandemic seriously. We urge all of our families to adhere to the latest guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Virginia Department of Health, and Fairfax County.
After careful consideration of the safety and well-being of all participants, the SBRL Board of Directors has made the difficult decision to cancel the entirety of the Spring 2020 baseball season. This applies to both the National (13-15 year old) and Senior (16-18 year old) levels.
We are providing all registered SBRL players and families the following choices regarding fees already paid for the Spring 2020 season.
Please indicate your preference by filling out our online Spring Registration Fee Choice form by May 1, 2020. After that date, all remaining registration fees will be applied to credit for a future season.
For any correspondence regarding Credits or Refunds, please include "CREDIT" or "REFUND" along with the player name in the subject line. Processing a large number of these requests is unprecedented for SBRL and will require significant effort on the part of our volunteers. Please bear with us as we process your requests.
Thank you and we look forward to seeing you all again as soon as conditions allow,
Bill Amatucci (President)
Karen Markey (Vice President of Operations)
Scott Wise (Vice President of Administration)
Link to online SBRL Spring Registration Fee Choice form: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/YJ3X2MV
QR link to SBRL Spring Registration Fee Choice form
Springfield Babe Ruth has been involved from its inception with the creation of the Hooes Road Park Baseball field under a cooperative agreement with Fairfax County Park Authority. Groundbreaking began in 2003 with the clearing of what used to be a soccer practice field.
Hooes Road Park is a one of the larger 90’ fields in Fairfax County measuring 310 to left field, 330 to center and 280 to right. In 2004, field construction began with the grading, layout of the pads for the stands and the backstop.
In 2010 Sringfield Babe Ruth added the roofs over the dugouts and added the dual back to back batting cages.
A couple of, years later, 2012, Springfield Babe Ruth added the pitching mounds along first and third base.
Springfield is committed to making the Hooes Road Park baseball field one of the finest in the Fairfax County Recreation Department. At some point we plan to install a scoreboard beyond the centerfield fence.
The Hooes Road Park Baseball Field is primarily used by the Springfield Babe Ruth 15U teams. It is also used by adult teams.