Ridge Baseball Club provides youth baseball opportunities through Cal Ripken Baseball and Babe Ruth Baseball to boys and girls in Basking Ridge, Bernards Township and surrounding communities in New Jersey.

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Welcome to the Ridge Baseball Club website.  Ridge Baseball Club is a 501(c)(3) qualified not-for-profit organization whose goal is to help young people in Basking Ridge, New Jersey and surrounding communities learn to play and enjoy the game of baseball.  To accomplish this goal, we offer various baseball programs to youth from ages 5 – 18, and to players of all skill levels, from beginner to experienced travel-ball player.  We firmly believe that acquiring the skills of baseball, learning how to be a good teammate and experiencing the highs and lows of victory and defeat will help the boys and girls in our community grow as human beings and mature into better adults. For more information on the programs we offer, please check out the Our Programs tab of our website.

RBC would not be the success that it is without the tireless efforts of many volunteers who donate countless hours of their time to the children in our community and our organization.  Whether it is as an RBC Board Member, a Manager, a Coach or other team volunteer, I am very proud that we have so many fantastic people in our organization willing to give their time to our children.  I would like to encourage anyone and everyone to volunteer and get involved.  The volunteer experience is rewarding, and you will make a difference!

In addition to the numerous volunteers who have so generously donated their time to RBC, we have also been extremely fortunate to be the beneficiary of significant financial contributions from individuals, as well as corporate donors and sponsors.  Please visit our Sponsors page for a list of our current sponsors and support our sponsors when you shop for goods or services in our community.  If you or someone you know would like to make a donation to RBC or become an RBC sponsor, please visit the Donate to RBC page or our Become a Sponsor page for more information.   Your continued generosity is vital for the maintenance of our fields and facilities and to the operation of our programs. 

Our 2020 season certainly was not the type of season any of us expected when the year began.  Although the pandemic forced us to shut down our operations for the Spring and Summer seasons, we were very fortunate to have a thriving Fall season.  As we look forward to 2021, we are working hard so that all of the players in our program can have a fun and safe season.  

When thinking about the upcoming 2021 season, and with reflection on everything our kids have been through over the course of the pandemic-stricken year that has been 2020, I’ve given even more consideration to the following question: What should RBC as an organization and we, as parents and adults, be striving for in our young ball players?  To me, without a doubt, the answer to that question is ensuring that our players are having fun, being safe and that each player is doing the best he or she can.  While our kids will win some games and lose others, they will make some great plays and some errors, and they will get some clutch hits but also strikeout, we shouldn’t lose sight of this ultimate goal.  So, no matter the outcome of the game, before you congratulate your child for a great hit or critique your child for an error, please remember to tell your child you love them and you love watching them play baseball!  That’s what they will remember and that’s all they need to hear to fall in love with the game and keep playing for years to come.

Thank you very much for your continued support of Ridge Baseball Club.  I look forward to seeing you back on the diamond in 2021. 

 

Kevin Larner
President, Ridge Baseball Club