- PLEASE HELP US OUT. PLACE ALL TRASH IN CANS AROUND THE COMPLEX.
- WORK PARTIES EVERY SATURDAY AND SUNDAY FROM 7A-12PM
- 100% VOLUNTEER POWERED ORGANIZATION!
- TOURNAMENT MANAGERS SUBMIT YOUR UNIFORM INFO ASAP.
- DISTRICT TOURNAMENT TEAM TRYOUT INFO BELOW.
2018 SEASON BASEBALL & SOFTBALL PLAYER REGISTRATION
ONLINE REGISTRATION FOR THE 2018 SEASON IS NOW OPEN! PLEASE READ ALL THE INFORMATION BELOW AND USE THE CORRECT FORM TO SIGN UP YOUR CHILD.
SIGN UPS FOR THE 2018 SEASON WILL BE ACCEPTED BETWEEN 12/28/17 - 2/28/18.
ALL REGISTRATION CLOSES ON 2/28/18. NO LATE SIGN UPS WILL BE ACCEPTED.
Baseball Players born between 5/1/02 - 4/30/11 click here to register.
Baseball/T-Ball Players born between 5/1/11 - 4/30/14 click here to register.
Softball & Little Fillies born between 1/1/99 - 12/31/13 click here to register.
Online Payments Accepted: Major Credit Cards & PayPal
In-Person Sign Ups will take place on Sat 1/20/18 and Sat 2/10/18 at the 21st Ward Complex. Times TBA. In-person you can pay with personal check, money order, or credit cards. Sorry, no cash.
We follow Cal Ripken & Babe Ruth Guidelines for age eligiblity. Baseball players should use their age on 4/30/18 to determine age eligibility. Softball players should use their age on 1/1/18 to determine eligibility.
2018 REGISTRATION FEES
The 21st Ward offers multi-player discounts for players in the same family household for ages 7 & up.
1st Player $130 + $20 Raffle Fee = $150 Total Fee
2nd Player $110 + $20 Raffle Fee = $130 Total Fee
3rd Player $90 + $20 Raffle Fee = $110 Total Fee
4th+ Player $70 + $20 Raffle Fee = $90 Total Fee
Fees for T-Ball & Little Fillies
$50 PER PLAYER + $20 Raffle Fee = $70 Total Fee
*no multi-player discounts at these levels.
The raffle fee is a $20 per player fee in which each player pre-pays at sign up for $20 worth of raffle tickets. Raffle tickets will be distributed by your child's coach on Opening Day. You then can sell the 10 tickets for $2.00 each and keep the money. You turn in the ticket stubs and a drawing will take place on Father's Day Weekend.
Have a questions or new to this process? Check out our Registration Most Common FAQs
If you have issues with the online registration contact email@example.com
WINTER WORKOUT SCHEDULE CHANGES FOR WEEK OF 2/19
Due to facility availability please note the following changes for this coming week:
- Monday 2/19 (Ages 7 - 11) is Canceled
- Tues 2/20 (Age 11 Only) has been changed to Thurs 2/22 (Age 11 Only). 6:00 p.m. at Cook-Wissahickon School. NO WORKOUT TUES, IT IS NOW ON THURSDAY
Scroll down below Registration info for the most up to date schedule.
FEBRUARY BASEBALL MEETING
Due to the Eagles parade and Valentines Day our Feb meeting is pushed to Weds 2/21.
7:30 p.m. Advisory Board
8:30 p.m. General Body
FILLIES SOFTBALL SNACK STAND UP FOR BID
The 21st Ward Fillies Softball will be putting its snack stand out for bid for the 2018 Season at the Hagy's Mill Complex. The season runs April - July. The winning bid will have exclusive rights to the snack stand for the entire season including tournaments and high school baseball games at Hagy's. If interested, please submit your bid by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include your name and phone number along with your bid. Thank you!
WINTER WORKOUT SCHEDULE - UPDATED 2/17/18
See revised schedule below.
Monday 2/19 workout is canceled.
Tues 2/20 workout move to Thurs 2/22.
- Must have on-file (or obtain) your clearances for child abuse & criminal background
- Clearances can be submitted directly to the league online by clicking here
- Cal Ripken & Babe Ruth Certification (Optional but recommended for In-House; Required for Tournament Managers)
- Member in good standing
- Must volunteer at league work parties to help with field maintenance and also ensure team parents and coaching staff are contributing required volunteer time throughout the season
ALL SKILLS CAMP AT THOMAS JEFFERSON/PHILADELPHIA UNIVERSITY
An All Skills Baseball Camp will take place on January 13, 2018, presented by Horvath Baseball. Open to Ages 8-12, the camp will cover all aspects of baseball fundamentals and is a great opportunity to start your off season preparation. The camp will run from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. at the Gallagher Athletic Center at Thomas Jefferson (Philadelphia University) on Henry Ave. The cost is $80.00. For more information and to register for the camp, visit https://horvathbaseball.com/winter-camps
DECEMBER BASEBALL MEETING
Weds 12/13/17 at the 21st Ward Complex
7:30 p.m. Advisory Board
8:30 p.m. General Body
We hope to see you there!
NEW BAT RULES IN 2018
With holiday shopping season fast approaching, we want the 21st Ward community to be up to speed on the new bat regulations that will be going into effect Jan 1, 2018. Cal Ripken & Babe Ruth Baseball will be adopting the new USA Bat standards. The new bats are designed to behave more like traditional wood bats. As discussed at the 11/15 General Body Meeting, as a Cal Ripken & Babe Ruth chartered league, it is our intent to adopt these new standards for our in-house program for the 2018 season for the AAA - Pony levels. If you want to see a list of the individual bats, sorted by bat manufacturer that are approved, visit www.usabat.com The key thing you are looking for is the USA bat stamp on the bat. Below are the new specifications for 2018.
FILLIES SOFTBALL 2018 TOURNAMENT TEAMS - MYRTLE BEACH/RIPKEN EXPERIENCE
12U - Alison Armstrong
14U - Molly Devenney
Congratulations girls and Good Luck! Parents there will be a mandatory meeting or night at Hagys Complex date will be confirmed shortly.
FALL BASEBALL WORKOUTS FOR PLAYERS AGES 8 -11
The 21st Ward Jr. League will be hosting open baseball workouts every Sunday through the end of October (as weather permits) for 21st Ward players Ages 8 - 11 at 9:00 a.m. on the B Field. Additional dates may be added. Chuck Malloy and other members of our tournament coaching staffs will lead the players through developmental drills focused on fundamentals in fielding, throwing, hitting, and pitching. There is no cost and no advanced registration is required. Just have your child arrive in proper baseball attire and dressed for the weather. Workouts will run for about 90-120 mins. We hope to see you there!
BASEBALL & SOFTBALL PLAYOFFS
Baseball and softball playoffs are underway. You can click below to see each bracket, game results, and schedules. Good Luck to all teams! Champions & Runner-ups will be posted below as levels complete.
AAA Playoff Bracket - CHAMPION: White Sox RUNNER-UP: Rockies
MINORS Playoff Bracket - CHAMPION: Pirates RUNNER-UP: Astros
MAJORS Playoff Bracket - CHAMPION: Astros RUNNER-UP: Cardinals
PONY (Babe Ruth 13-15) Playoff Bracket - CHAMPION: White Sox RUNNER-UP: Pirates
SENIOR CHAMPION: Pink SENIOR RUNNER-UP: Purple
JUNIOR CHAMPION: Pink SENIOR RUNNER-UP: Orange
CONGRATULATIONS ROXBOROUGH REBELS & FILLIES SOFTBALL DISTRICT TOURNAMENT TEAMS AS WELL AS OUR OUTLAWS TEAMS!
Congratulations to all the players selected to represent the 21st Ward and Roxborough on our district teams. This season we are also pleased to announce that we were able to have multiple teams at both the 9U and 10U levels. Good Luck to all our tournament teams this summer!
12U FILLIES SOFTBALL DISTRICT TEAM
8U CAL RIPKEN DISTRICT TEAM
9U CAL RIPKEN DISTRICT TEAM
10U CAL RIPKEN DISTRICT TEAM
11U CAL RIPKEN DISTRICT TEAM/2018 COOPERSTOWN TEAM
James Martin III
Congratulations & Good Luck next year in Dreams Park in Cooperstown! Coaches will be in touch.
12U CAL RIPKEN DISTRICT TEAM/2017 COOPERSTOWN TEAM
13U BABE RUTH DISTRICT TEAM
14U BABE RUTH DISTRICT TEAM
15U BABE RUTH DISTRICT TEAM
James Jones Jr.
Cameron J. Mole
Shawn "Tiger" McDaniel
DISTRICT TOURNAMENT & TRYOUT INFORMATION
5/20/17: All tryouts for baseball and softball have now been completed. Thank you to all players who tried out. Rosters will be posted above once the Manager of each team submits them.
If your child is interested in trying out for a district tournament team, try out dates are posted below. For any age groups that don't have dates set yet, we will post them as soon as each District Team Manager confirms their tryout dates and locations. We encourage as many players at each age group to tryout as possible. Please continue to check below and on our Facebook page for the tryout dates/times for each age group. We will also send an email to each age group as tryout dates are finalized. Softball tournament information will also be posted soon.
Each player must attend 2 out of 3 tryouts to be eligible for selection.
Baseball Tournament Managers
8U - Fran Filiwecz
9U - Joe Rauscher
9U B - Jeff Reed
10U - Brian Sannicandro
10U B - Andy Brock
11U/2018 Cooperstown Team - Anthony Fresta
12U/2017 Cooperstown Team - Nick Rosley
13U - Brian Morris
14U - Joe Monahan
15U - Lou Fresta/Brian Gaughan
Softball Tournament Managers
12U - Tom Liciardello/Keith McFarlane/Katie Rizzo
What are the Tournament Teams and How Does it Work?
For those not familiar with the Cal Ripken & Babe Ruth tournament process, our tournament teams will participate in a more competitive level of tournament play that Cal Ripken & Babe Ruth offers at each respective age group, first starting within our district tournament. The district tournaments consist of Cal Ripken/Babe Ruth affiliated teams local to our area (start dates & locations vary by age but typically begin in late June). The district winner will advance to State Tournament (start date & locations vary by age group but usually early/mid July) and then potentially Regionals (start date & locations vary by age group, but usually late July). For ages 10U and up, there is a path to the Cal Ripken or Babe Ruth World Series which is in early August (locations vary by age group). In addition to the Cal Ripken/Babe Ruth sanctioned tournaments, these teams participate in other local tournaments throughout the summer. Teams will practice regularly and play scrimmages against other local teams. Our baseball tournament season kicks off on Father’s Day weekend, when we host the 21st Ward Father’s Day Tournament. This tournament is a league fundraiser where 25-30 outside teams come to our complex to participate with our Rebels/Outlaws teams. The 12U softball tournament season typically kicks off with various games and/or or tournaments locally before the state tournament in July. Last year, all of our teams had great success throughout the summer and we hope your child will try out.
What is the Financial Commitment?
The league will support our tournament programs. In addition, a nominal "per player" financial commitment and mandatory fundraising will also be required to cover uniforms and other related fees. More info will be provided by each Manager.
YOUTH BASEBALL CELEBRATION WITH THE PHILLIES
Join the Tigers AA & 21st Ward Jr. League on Saturday June 3, 2017
Phillies vs. SF Giants - 4:05 p.m. Tailgate begins 10:00 a.m. in Lot K
All kids in uniform can walk the perimeter of the field prior to the game
$25.00 per ticket, includes admission to game & pregame tailgate
Contact Brian Decker by April 30, 2017 for tickets. Click here for more information
*On-site Parking fees not included. You must provide your own transportation.
WELCOME OUR NEWEST SPONSOR
The 21st Ward Jr. League is proud to welcome our newest "Clear the Bases Triple" Sponsor DICK'S Sporting Goods. To celebrate this new sponsorship, DICK's is pleased to offer the 21st Ward baseball & softball community with several great offers for the Spring & Fall 2017 seasons! Click the banner below to access our 21st Ward exclusive coupons.
**3/11/17 Update: All player drafts have been completed for AAA thru Pony Baseball and for Junior & Senior Softball. Pee Wee Softball has not drafted yet
If your child was drafted into AAA and you have not been contacted yet, we are in the process of securing our final 2 Managers for that level. As soon as your child's team has a Manager you will be contacted. If you are interested in being a Manager, contact Nick Rosley, email@example.com
If your child is placed in I-Ball, Coach Pitch/T-Ball then you will be contacted sometime later this week.
All Little Fillies softball players will be contacted by the week of 3/20.
2017 Player Drafts - Elected Board & Managers Only Attend
Baseball: Saturday 3/11
Pony 7:00 a.m.
Majors 8:30 a.m.
Minors 10:00 a.m.
AAA 11:30 a.m.
Softball: Tues 3/7 and Thurs 3/9
Senior Softball - Complete Tues 3/7
Junior Softball - Complete Tues 3/7
Pee Wee Softball - Thurs 3/9
2017 Manager List
Nick Rosley - PIRATES
Brian Morris - WHITE SOX
Anthony Fresta - ROYALS
Joe Monahan - ASTROS
John Michini - ROCKIES
Fred Koniecki - CARDINALS
Mr. O/Rob Remus - YANKEES
Chuck Clark - ASTROS
Bryce Istvan - CARDINALS
Tim Murphy - YANKEES
John DiBenidetto - WHITE SOX
Andy Brock - ROYALS
John Hack - ROCKIES
Bill McGaughey - ASTROS
Joe Rauscher - YANKEES
Brian Sannicandro - PIRATES
Fran Filewicz - ROCKIES
Brian Decker - YANKEES
Joe Murphy - WHITE SOX
Jim Moran - PIRATES
Michele Pownall - ORIOLES
Joe DiGiovanni Jr. - TIGERS
Dave Brown - INDIANS
Joe Opiela - ATHLETICS
Ron Yeager - BRAVES
T-BALL & COACH PITCH
All to TBA soon
PEE WEE SOFTBALL
Welcome Communication Sent on 3/6
All Parents of registered players should have received a 2017 Season Welcome email on 3/6. If you did not receive, check your SPAM Folder and be sure to allow emails from firstname.lastname@example.org. Please do not attempt to reply to that address, as it cannot receive emails.
If you did not receive the email, a copy is available by clicking the link below:
ALL MANAGERS & ASSISTANT COACHES MUST HAVE CLEARANCES!
CLEARANCES AVAILABLE ON OUR WEBSITE AND LINK TO CAL RIPKEN CERTIFICATIONS
ALL IN HOUSE MANAGERS MUST HAVE CLEARANCES
CAL RIPKEN CERTIFICATION IS REQUIRED FOR DISTRICT AND COOPERSTOWN MANAGERS
CONTACT NICK ROSLEY WITH ANY QUESTIONS. 215-817-6061 NICK.ROSLEY@HOTMAIL.COM
NOW ACCEPTING 2016 UMPIRE APPLICATIONS:
CONTACT JOE GRATZINGER AT 267-230-4603 GRATZ0222@COMCAST.NET
MUST HAVE CLEARANCES
21ST WARD IS GOING BACK TO SCHEDULING BACK TO BACK GAMES
SPOTS ARE FILLING UP FAST!
ATTENTION MANAGERS & COACHES FOR 2016:
IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN COACHING A TOURNAMENT TEAM FOR CAL RIPKEN/BABE RUTH BASEBALL DISTRICTS/STATES/REGIONALS,YOU MUST PASS 1 CERTIFICATION COURSE ON CAL RIPKEN/BABE RUTH BASEBALL WEBSITE. THIS IS MANDATORY. ONCE COMPLETED, EMAIL YOUR CERTIFICATES TO AN ELECTED BOARD MEMBER.
ALL MANAGERS & COACHES MUST HAVE THIS CERTIFICATION. EVEN IF YOU PLAN ON PUTTING YOUR NAME IN FOR A TOURNAMENT TEAM OR POSSIBLY COACHING WITH A MANAGER, YOU MUST BE CERTIFIED.
IT IS STRONGLY SUGGESTED TO TAKE THESE COURSES EVEN IF YOU ARE ONLY COACHING IN-HOUSE. YOU WILL LEARN A WHOLE LOT. YOU WILL HAVE ACCESS TO THE COURSE AND MATERIALS AT ALL TIMES VIA CAL RIPKEN/BABE RUTH WEBSITE.
HERE IS THE WEBSITE:
HERE IS THE COST: (PAID BY MANAGERS/COACHES)
REMEMBER, YOU ONLY NEED 1 CERTIFICATION. YOU CAN TAKE THE COURSE AS MANY TIMES AS YOU WANT TO PASS AND ONLY PAY ONCE. CONSIDER TAKING THE 2 BASEBALL COURSES. IT WILL OPEN YOUR EYES IMMEDIATELY. OUR KIDS WILL BENEFIT FROM THIS RIGHT AWAY.
HERE IS WHAT THE DOCUMENT LOOKS LIKE AFTER COMPLETION OF THE COURSE. YOU WILL NEED TO CARRY A WALLET SIZE WITH YOU COACHING AND SEND A COPY OF YOUR CERTIFICATE AVAILABLE ONLINE AT BABE RUTH SITE TO NICK.ROSLEY@HOTMAIL.COM. CERTIFICATE ONLY, NOT TRANSCRIPT.
THANK YOU, 21ST WARD JL BASEBALL
COACHES: HERE IS A LINK FOR GREAT INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEOS:
NO SMOKING/NO CONSUMPTION OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES!
to respect my teammates, my opponents, the coaches, and umpires
and to improve myself in spirit, mind, and body.
I will positively support all managers, coaches, and players.
I will respect the decisions of the umpires.
I will praise a good effort despite the outcome of the game.
ABOUT THE 21st WARD JUNIOR LEAGUE
that serves the children of Northwest Philadelphia (the 21st Ward).
We have no paid employees, and can provide sports activities to resident children only through volunteer efforts and participation. Fees are designed to cover the cost of the baseball and softball programs that we offer. The parents or guardians of each child participating in the League's programs are asked to provide 2 hours of time per season in field maintenance and trash pickup to enable us to keep costs low and to maintain our quality facilities that are enjoyed by all.
Contacting The Junior League
TO CONTACT THE JUNIOR LEAGUE:
1)TO KEEP YOUR QUESTION/COMMENTS PRIVATE.SEND US AN E-MAIL:email@example.com
2) To send email to a League Officer or Board Member, go to the League Contacts and select mail for that official, if available. If email is not available,please choose another Officer/Board Member and your email will be forwarded.
3) BY PHONE,or to check for rainouts: 215-487-1559
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