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CLACKAMAS JUNIOR BASEBALL
The following players are invited back to the Federal Tryouts March 9th
Junior 12:15pm - 1:15pm
Senior 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Transitional Tryouts (All 2nd Graders)
Sunday, March 2nd 11:00am - 1:00pm
Clackamas High School
Come dressed for baseball & ready to play!
- CLACKAMAS JBO IS PROUD TO BE THE FEEDER PROGRAM TO AWARD WINNING CLACKAMAS HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL TEAMS
- REGISTER NOW!! Register by February 16th
- Sunday, January 12th-General Meeting For Parents
- Wednesday, January 15th-Walk In Registration (for those who did not sign up online) 5:30 - 8 HVE
- FEBRUARY 23RD GENERAL TRY OUTS FOR ALL PLAYERS 3RD-8TH GRADE IN ATTENDANCE
- March 2nd-Transisitional Assessments (2nd Graders Only)
- March 9th-FEDERAL TRY OUTS WILL BE BY INVITATION ONLY
IMPORTANT NEW GUIDELINES FOR BATS FOR 2013!!!!!
JBO in 2012 established new guidelines for bats. We followed the national trend in protecting players from being injured by a batted ball hit with a highly reposive bat. Many parents are asking what to look for in the new bats. The bottom line is to look for a bat with either a certification of "BPF 1.15", or "BBCOR". The certifications will vary based on the size of bat you are looking for. Any Bat with a certification of "BESR" will no longer be allowed. Please see the chart under "handouts" to the left.
Beginning January 1, 2013, all baseball bats in JBO, Inc. will be either "BPF 1.15" or "BBCOR" certified. Umpires are required to perform a pre-game inspection of all equipment, especially bats, to ensure proper certification.
Use of an illegal/altered bat shall be considered unsportsmanlike conduct and the player and Head Coach shall be ejected from the game. Both the ejected player & coach may be subject to further disciplinary action by the District and JBO, Inc. Board of Directors
Level and Age Group of Play
Level and Age Group
The following are general age groups for Clackamas Junior Baseball. The goal with Junior Baseball is to match the player to the appropriate skill level. The following are general age groups associated with each level.
T-Ball: Kindergarten and 1st Grade
(date of birth must be BEFORE September 1, 2008 to play)-Jerseys Supplied but Grey Baseball Pants are at additional purchase
Transitional: 2nd Grade-Jerseys Supplied but Grey Baseball Pants are at additional purchase
Midget Level: 3rd and 4th Grade
Junior Level: 5th and 6th Grade
Senior Level: 7th and 8th Grade
Within the Midget, Junior and Senior Age Groups, there are three levels of play which are outlined as follows:
Federal – The most advanced players skill wise generally play at this level.
American – Advanced
National – Developing Skills
Junior baseball provides the opportunity for any child to play with youth of comparable skill and age levels. This differs from other organizations that have wide ranges of age and skill levels playing together on the same teams, limiting player development and the playing time of some players. Our most skilled players team with like skilled players. Our moderate to lesser skilled levels compete with similar players from other areas.
Our field size is adjusted for each of three age levels. This allows players to play on a field that matches their strength. Less often does a single player dominate a game. At the same time the quality of play is better at the lesser skill levels.
Real Baseball Rules
Players learn skills and tactics consistent with high school rules. Base runners lead off, pitchers throw from the stretch, and at most levels a "dropped third strike" is live. This helps players develop more quickly and gain a more advanced understanding of the game. At the same time, our lesser skill and age levels play with a per inning run limit to keep the score and game in perspective.
Our season is more focused on summer play than other organizations. We generally begin in mid to late May and continue through July. Teams that wish to play more enter tournaments, available at all levels, on weekends.
Midgets through Seniors, at all skill levels, compete for births in County and State competition against other teams in their skill and age levels.
Clackamas Junior Baseball has won many County and State Championships! The majority of players on the 2008 and 2010 Clackamas High School 6A Baseball State Championship Teams played youth baseball for Clackamas Junior Baseball!
Clackamas Junior Baseball works closely with Clackamas High School Varsity Coach, 2008 6A High School Baseball Coach of the Year, John Arntson, in developing a baseball program that teaches proper baseball fundamentals for any level of play.
CLACKAMAS JUNIOR BASEBALL