Ridge Baseball Club (RBC)
2023 Recreation League Information
REGISTRATION FOR SPRING 2023 RECREATIONAL BASEBALL IS NOW OPEN.
PLEASE REGISTER NOW. REGISTRATION FOR ALL LEAGUES EXCEPT T-BALL WILL CLOSE ON MARCH 1st. ALL REGISTRATIONS RECEIVED AFTER FEBRUARY 28th FOR LEAGUES OTHER THAN T-BALL WILL BE PLACED ON A WAITLIST.
T-BALL REGISTRATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED THROUGH MARCH 15th.
For more information, please read below.
- March 25th - Practices begin
- April 1st - Opening Day
- April 7th - 9th - Easter weekend - no baseball
- April 15th - 21st - Bernards Twp Schools Spring Break - no baseball
- June 9th - 10th - Championship weekend/End of Season
- Anticipated League Schedules:
- American League plays Monday, Wednesday and Friday evenings
- National League plays Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday evenings
- Collegiate League plays Monday and Wednesday evenings and Saturday afternoon
- Minor/Rookie League plays Tuesday and Thursday evenings and Saturday morning
- T-Ball plays Monday evenings and Saturday mornings
Note that all ages discussed below reflect the player's age on April 30, 2023. Please use our Age Chart to determine your player's baseball age.
Below is a summary of how RBC typically structures its Recreational Baseball Leagues and a brief description of the philosophy of each league. The final determination of the make-up of any particular league (including what age groups play in it) is based on player registration and final consideration is provided once the registration period closes. This may also include the elimination of a league resulting in combining multiple age groups and creating fewer divisions to enhance player development and team camaraderie.
AMERICAN LEAGUE (Age 12 and 11) The American League is the most competitive division of RBC recreational baseball. All 12 year old players are automatically included in the AL division. 11 year old players and if the need arises, some 10 year old players may be invited for consideration to participate in the highly competitive American League (AL). The AL will be played on fields with 50' pitching distances and 70' base paths and involves 'true baseball' leading and stealing. The teams typically play Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
NATIONAL LEAGUE (Age 11 and 10) This is a competitive league for players with a strong focus on teaching and reinforcing baseball rules and skills on 'Little League' size fields. All 11 and 10 year olds not playing in the AL, and maybe some 9 year olds, will or may be invited for consideration to participate in the National League (NL) by attending the NL Evaluations. The teams typically play Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday afternoon/evening.
COLLEGIATE LEAGUE (Age 9 and most 8s) The Collegiate league is a semi-competitive league typically consisting of players age 8 and 9 which introduces baseball strategy and skills in a fun team oriented environment. The teams typically play Monday, Wednesday and Saturday afternoon. This is the first league in RBC where the coaches are not on the field and the game of baseball is played entirely by the children. While there are no Collegiate League evaluations, the teams are formed via a draft (using prior year coaches assessments) which will include most 8 year old players. The teams in the Collegiate League also participate in playoffs and Championship weekend, including the All-Star game and Skills Competition.
MINOR LEAGUE (Coach Pitch, Some 8s and 7) Players that will be 7 (and possibly some 8 year olds) will generally play in the Minor League. The Minor League is a developmental non-competitive league for boys and girls and at the younger level begins the season as “Coach" Pitch. The Minor League will introduce players to kid pitch. The league typically plays one or two nights during the week on Tuesday and Thursday and one game on Saturday. Coaches concentrate on teaching basic baseball rules and skills and a softer baseball may be used for safety.
ROOKIE LEAGUE (Coach Pitch, Age 6) Players that will be 6 years old will generally play in the Rookie League. The Rookie League is an instructional, non-competitive league for boys and girls and is “Coach" Pitch. The league typically plays one or two nights during the week on Tuesday and Thursday, and one game on Saturday. Coaches concentrate on teaching basic baseball rules and skills and a softer baseball is used for safety. Depending on the number of players registered, the Rookie League may be combined with the Minor League.
TEE BALL Open to players who will be 5 BEFORE April, 30 2023, this is an instructional, non-competitive league for boys and girls. Coaches concentrate on teaching basic baseball rules and skills. Tee Ball is typically played one night during the week on Monday and one game on Saturday morning. A soft baseball is used for safety.
Up to February 15th Refund is registration fee less $25.00 admin fee.
After February 15th refund is registration fee less $100.00 admin fee.
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