Last Updated: January 18, 2017
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2017 REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN – CELEBRATING OUR 60th SEASON!!!
**IMPORTANT INFORMATION BELOW – PLEASE TAKE A FEW MINUTES TO READ ALL OF THIS INFORMATION CAREFULLY**
All Players Born Between May 1, 2001 and April 30, 2010 should register using the BASEBALL FORM
All Players Born Between May 1, 2010 and April 30, 2013 should register using the FARM LEAGUE FORM
SOFTBALL & LITTLE FILLIES REGISTRATION
All Softball and Little Fillies Players born between Jan 1, 1998 – Dec 31, 2012 should register using the SOFTBALL FORM
2017 REGISTRATION FEES (SCROLL DOWN FOR FUNDRAISING INFO)
We are proud to offer multi-player discounts to families with multiple players in the same household for both baseball and softball. This is a tiered system, meaning each additional player is charged the next lowest pricing tier. For example, based on the fee schedule below a family of 4 players pays $130 for the first player, $110 for 2nd player, $90 for the 3rd player, and $70 for the 4th player.) This is not cumulative system in that each player is $70 because you have a total 4 players. That is incorrect. If you have questions, contact our registrar. The multi-player pricing tiers do no apply to T-Ball, Coach Pitch, and Little Fillies.
BASEBALL & SOFTBALL
$130 First Player
$110 2nd Player Same Family
$90 3rd Player Same Family
$70 4th Player+ Same Family
T-BALL, COACH PITCH, & LITTLE FILLIES
$50 Fee is PER PLAYER (Multi-Player Discounts do not apply to these levels)
NEW FOR 2017 - MANDATORY FUNDRAISING
At registration, each player is required to purchase $20 in raffle tickets at time of sign up. When you register online, it is included in the process. When you receive your tickets, you may sell the tickets and keep the $20. Your ticket stubs can be returned to the snack stand or to a Board Member beginning on Opening Day. The raffle will take place on Father’s Day Weekend.
Why Fundraising? We are a 100% volunteer organization. Fundraising helps keep our registration fees some of the lowest in our area, providing affordable recreation opportunities to the 700+ children of Northwest Philadelphia that we serve. While we remain committed to that mission, equipment, insurance, and operational costs continue to rise each year. We rely heavily on our local sponsors and league-wide fundraising to help keep our programs affordable and also to support key initiatives such as the purchase and maintenance of our field equipment, complex enhancements, and playing equipment. We appreciate your support in our fundraising efforts.
Our first in-person registration will take place on Sunday Jan 22, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. in the 21st Ward Field House. Additional In-Person dates will be announced over the coming days.
In-Person we will accept only Checks and Money Orders. Cash WILL NOT be accepted. We expect to be able to accept credit cards in-person in our February sessions. If you wish to pay with a credit card now, please sign up online. We also accept Pay Pal online.
Questions or issues registering your child? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
The 21st Ward Jr. League follows the league age requirements in accordance with Babe Ruth Baseball & Softball. If you are not sure what your child’s league age is please refer to these charts.
Please register your child in accordance with these age guidelines. Many parents, notably at the 6 year old level, are eager to have their children “play up.” Out of respect for our registration process, we ask that you sign up your child within his/her appropriate age group. These instances are handled on a case by case basis by our Elected Board when/if applicable. We want every child to be successful and to develop. It is not anyone’s goal to hold anyone back, however we must operate the league in accordance with Cal Ripken and Babe Ruth guidelines. Most importantly, it aids the registration process (and all the administrative functions that come with it). It is common that some 6 year olds are moved up to the I-Ball level based on safety concerns, player’s skills, or league need. If your child is asked to move up and you agree, you will be responsible for the difference in registration fee at that time.
2017 SEASON KEY DATES
January 13, 2017 Registration Kick Off
March 1, 2017 Registration Closes
March 4, 2017 Coaches are Selected
March 11, 2017 Baseball Player Draft (AAA – Pony); No draft for I-Ball, T-Ball, or Coach Pitch
April 1, 2017 Opening Day
April 15 – 22, 2017 Cal Ripken & Babe Ruth District Team Tryouts^
June 14, 2017 In-House Playoffs Conclude* (AAA – Pony); I-Ball, T-Ball, and Coach Pitch may continue through June 30, 2016
June 15- 18, 2017 21st Ward Father’s Day Tournament
June 22 - July 7 Cal Ripken District Tournaments^^
June 22 – July 9 Babe Ruth District Tournaments^^
*Weather and Schedule Permitting
^Actual dates TBA
^^Start Dates vary by age group. Locations TBA
INTERESTED IN COACHING?
Are you interested in managing a team please fill out a Manager Application Form.
In-House League Requirements (Managers & Assistant Coaches)
· You must have your clearances
Cal Ripken & Babe Ruth District Team Requirements (Managers & Assistant Coaches)
· You must have your clearances
· You must have your Cal Ripken Coach’s Certification
Managers will be selected on March 4, 2017 and if you do not have your clearances submitted by then, you will not be eligible for selection. We recommend submitting your clearances when you fill out this application form.
We need volunteers!! We have a number of sub-committees including Opening Day, Field Maintenance, Building Maintenance, and Tournaments that need help. If you are interested in volunteering please contact a Board Member or email email@example.com
Help Support the Outlaws Journey to Cooperstown!
Beef & Beer
Saturday January 21, 2017
7:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
IHM Father Sullivan Hall
Tickets $25 per person
Food, Beer, DJ
Raffle Baskets & 50/50's
Join in night out with friends and family and support a great group of boys!!
Contact an Outlaws Family, John Hack, or Joe Gratzinger to purchase tickets
Congratulations to the newly elected Executive Board of the 21st Ward Jr. League
Lou Fresta - Commissioner
Nick Rosley - Deputy Commissioner
Joe Monahan - Treasurer
Brian Sannicandro - Secretary
8U's Magical Ride Comes to an End in Cal Ripken SEPA State Quarterfinals
This past weekend, the 8U Roxborough Rebels advanced out of pool B in the Cal Ripken Southeastern PA State Tournament with a 3-1 record. On Monday, they took on 4-0 Warrington, who advanced out of pool A. It was the competitive game you would've expected throughout, but Warrington pulled away late for a 9-5 win to advance to the semi-finals. The Rebels were eliminated from contention with the loss. The 8U Rebels had quite the run this summer, amassing a record of 20-5. They were winners of the 21st Ward Break Out of School Tournament and the Cinnaminson Summer Slam, and they took home the Cal Ripken District 2 title to qualify for the State Tournament. They also finished as the runner up in the Maple Shade Tournament. Great job 8U Rebels! Congratulations on an amazing tournament season - the future is indeed bright!
9U Rebels Win YES! Baseball is Life Tournament
Congratulations to the 9U Rebels. In Berlin, NJ this weekend, they were crowned the 9U Champions of the Baseball is Life Tournament, put on by Youth Elite Sports. The Rebels dominated from start to finish with amazing pitching, stellar defense, and red hot bats, outscoring their opponents by a combined score of 47-3. Congratulations 9U Players & Coaches on a great weekend of baseball!
2016 Babe Ruth State Tournament Updates
Congratulations to our 14U and 13U Rebels, both of whom competed in the PA Babe Ruth State Tournament this week. Both teams competed hard, and in just our 2nd year affiliated with Babe Ruth baseball, both showed that the 21st Ward/Roxborough will be a force to be reckoned with in the years to come.
14U: In Altoona, the 14U Rebels run reached the State semi-finals, where they dropped a hard fought contest to West End, 8-6. Representing District 3, the Rebels went undefeated in pool play and secured the #1 seed coming out of the National Pool by defeating Perry County 8-0, Brandywine 13-3, and host Altoona 8-5. Congrats to the 14U players and coaches on a great performance and on how you carried yourselves and represented Roxborough out in Altoona!
13U: In Belleville, the 13U Rebels, representing District 3, battled perennial power West End for 9 innings in one of the best games you could see, before finally falling 6-5 to be eliminated from pool play. Over the weekend, the Rebels dropped a close 3-2 decision to Franklin Township and beat Wayne County 8-6, setting up their elimination showdown with West End yesterday. Congrats 13u players and coaches for how well you represented our league in Belleville and for how hard you battled!
Congratulations Roxborough Rebels 14U
PA Babe Ruth District 3 Champions
Photo: Bill Martelon
The Roxborough Rebels 14u team defeated Newtown 14-3 to secure the Babe Ruth District 3 Championship and berth to the State Tournament in Altoona, PA starting on July 8th. Great job 14U and good luck in States!
Congratulations Roxborough Rebels 13U
PA Babe Ruth District 3 Champions
Photo: Joe Monahan
The Roxborough Rebels 13u team will be competing in the PA Babe Ruth State Tournament just outside of State College, PA starting on July 8th representing District 3. Good Luck in States 13U!!
Congratulations Roxborough Rebels 12U
PA Cal Ripken District 2 Champions
Photo: Rick Cawley
On Sunday 6/26, the Roxborough Rebels 12U team defeated Harleysville 6-4 at the 21st Ward Complex to clinch a back to back District Championship (2015 - 11U Champions). Congratulations to all the 12U players and coaches!
Good Luck in the SE PA state tournament next week in Harleysville!
Congratulations Roxborough Rebels 8U
PA Cal Ripken District 2 Champions
Photo: Katie Rizzo
Under the lights and rain showers in Norristown, the Roxborough Rebels 8U team broke a 1-1 tie with Towamencin in the 4th inning enroute to an 11-1 win to secure the PA Cal Ripken District 2 Championship. The 8U squad won their 3rd straight tournament championship, previously winning the 21st Ward Break Out of School Tournament & the Cinnaminson Summer Slam. Congratulations to all the players and coaches.
Good Luck in the SE PA state tournament 8U!
Congratulations to our 2016 League Champions!
AAA - White Sox (Rockies runner up)
Minors - Pirates (White Sox runner up)
Majors - Rockies (Yankees runner up)
Pony - Astros (Yankees runner up)
Good Luck to our Roxborough Rebels District Teams. Cal Ripken & Babe Ruth District Play begins this week!
14U - Fri 6/24 at 6:00 p.m. vs. Liberty Bell/Torresdale (Location: Hagy's Complex)
13U - Advances to State Tournament - Begins July 8, 2016
12U - Weds 6/22 at 7:00 p.m. vs. Central Perkiomen (Location: 21st Ward Complex)
11U - Weds 6/22 at 6:00 p.m. vs. Central Perkiomen (Location: Towamencin)
10U - Weds 6/22 at 6:00 p.m. vs. Central Perkiomen (Location: Souderton)
9U - Thurs 6/23 at 6:00 p.m. vs. Harleysville (Location: Central Perkiomen)
8U - Friday 6/24 at 6:00 p.m. vs. winner Towamencin/Harleysville (Location: Norristown)
21st Ward is proud to be the host of the Cal Ripken District 2 12U 50/70 Tournament. Volunteers are needed all weekend. Please come out and help us make this a great weekend for all of our District 2 teams!! Go Rebels!!!
DISTRICT TOURNAMENT TEAM INFORMATION
Thank you to all the players who participated in tryouts for our 2016 District Tournament Teams. Tryouts for all levels are now complete. Team Rosters will be posted as the Managers submit them. Congratulations to all players who were selected and Best of Luck to all Teams!! Go Rebels!
**Due to low tryout numbers at the 11 yr old age group, there will not be an 11U "B" District Team entered in 46/60 division. Thank you for your participation.**
ROXBOROUGH REBELS 14U DISTRICT TEAM
JAMES JONES JR.
CAMERON J. MOLE
MANAGER: LOU FRESTA
ROXBOROUGH REBELS 13U DISTRICT TEAM
MANAGER: JOE MONAHAN
ROXBOROUGH REBELS 9U DISTRICT TEAM
PATRICK BUCKLEYMANAGER: BRIAN SANNICANDRO
ROXBOROUGH REBELS 10U DISTRICT TEAM
MANAGER: RYAN FLEMING
ROXBOROUGH REBELS 8U DISTRICT TEAM
MANAGER: MATT RIZZO
ROXBOROUGH REBELS 8U RED TEAM
MANAGER: FRAN FILEWICZ
ROXBOROUGH REBELS 11U DISTRICT TEAM & 2017 COOPERSTOWN TEAM
MANAGER: NICK ROSLEY
CONGRATULATIONS BOYS & GOOD LUCK IN COOPERSTOWN NEXT YEAR! COACHES WILL BE IN TOUCH.
8U MATT RIZZO CHUCK MALLOY
8U B FRAN FILEWICZ
9U BRIAN SANNICANDRO
10U RYAN FLEMING
11U NICK ROSLEY
12U BRIAN MORRIS/NICK ROSLEY
13U JOE MONAHAN
14U LOU FRESTA
Managers for AAA & Above:
Please sure you are adhering to pitch count and rest requirements. You should be counting pitches not just for your pitchers, but also for your opponents and validating them with the opposing coach each half inning. Also, YOU MUST adhere to the pitcher to catcher rule. If a pitcher delivers 41 pitches or more in a game, they may not play catcher for the remainder of the day. See the handouts tab to download a copy of the pitch count and rest requirements and associated rules. Thanks for your cooperation.
See Important Announcements Below:
Revised Game Schedule Now Available - Revised Practice Schedule Now Available
Game Schedules are now available in the schedules section on the left side of the website. Click "schedules," then select your level and team from the drop downs. Updated practice schedule field assignments are available in the handouts section of the website for download. If you have questions, contact Joe Monahan.
Submit Your Scores
Pitch Count Rules & Required Rest Limitations
Available in the Handouts tab. Please print a copy for yourself so you can reference if needed. It is imperative for the health of our young arms you understand and adhere to the pitch count rules and required rest. If you have questions, contact Nick Rosley or Joe Monahan.
Help Keep Our Complex Clean and Please Be Courteous
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!
21st Ward Junior League
Providing Baseball & Softball for Children since 1957
Sponsors for the 2015 Junior League Season as of May 18, 2015
GRAND SLAM SPONSOR
Roxborough Memorial Hospital
CLEAR THE BASES TRIPLE SPONSORS
Allstate – Mike McBride
Bryn Mawr Trust
Maria’s Ristorante on Summit
Mr. David Montgomery
State Farm - John Nicolucci
STAND UP DOUBLE SPONSORS
DeBellis & Sons Construction
Michini Heating & Cooling
Roxborough Ridge Runners Car Club
Tony Roni’s Pizza
SINGLES HITTERS SPONSORS
C.J. & Eck’s Bar
George Hummel Air Duct Cleaning
Henry James Saloon
Mister P Pizza and Pasta
Summit Spine & Wellness
Unique Indoor Comfort
Ye Olde Ale House
Mr. Mike Gondos Sr.
LATE INNING CLOSER SPONSORS
Holod’s True Value
Rita’s Water Ice
St. Chris Care at Falls Center
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.