Matawan Aberdeen Babe Ruth League

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LAST CHANCE for In Person Registration - Wednesday February 21st 7pm-9pm at Toomer

 LAST CHANCE - We are having one final in person registration Wednesday night February 21st from 7pm to 9pm at Toomer Field Clubhouse.  Stop by and register!

You can also register online and via mail. To register online, click on the Spring 2018 Registration link to get started with your online registration today.  Payments are accepted via Credit Card, PayPal, or can be mailed to the league's PO Box.  You can also download a PDF of our registration form in the League Documents section of the website and mail to the PO Box referenced on the form.

As a reminder, all first time players in the league are required to provide a copy of the child's birth certificate for our files.  If you register online, please send a copy of the birth certificate to:  MABRL PO Box 244, Matawan NJ 07747.


12U Matawan Huskies Comedy Night Fundraiser - Friday March 16th

Help our 12U Huskies in their journey to Cooperstown this summer.  Come see our own John Kurschner as he hosts a night that will be filled with laughs at the Cliffwood Community Center on Friday March 16th at 7pm.   Check out the flyer and contact huskiesfund18@gmail.com or a 12U Huskies parent for more details.


Minor League Evaluations - Sportika - February 24th @ 5pm

Evaluations for our Minor League players will be held at Sportika this year on Saturday February 24th from 5:00pm to 6:30pm.  Many of you are already participating in our Winter Training sessions and will already be there.

For those families, not participating in the training, please arrive no later than 4:50 so you can be signed in.  The league will run each player through a variety of drills to determine skill level in fielding, throwing and batting.  This is done to ensure we have a good, competitive league with balanced teams skill wise.  If you're unable to attend, don't worry as it will not have a negative impact on your child.

Sportika's address is 323 Fairfield Road, Freehold NJ 07728.  The facility is towards the back of the complex on the left side.


CK's Bat Demo Day for MABRL - February 17th 2:30-4:30

CK's Baseball will be hosting a Bat Demo Day this Saturday, February 17th from 2:30 - 4:30pm.  With the new bat regulations taking effect this Spring, any player that wants to use their own bats in MABRL games, will need a bat that complies with the USA Bat Standards.

CK's will be allowing kids to test out several of the new bats before making a purchase.  They have pricing that's competitive with the major baseball retailers.  As an incentive to MABRL families, they will offer CK's Gift Cards based on the amount you spend that can be applied to future purchases at CK's.  Purchases need to be made between February 17th and February 24th to qualify.

Please see the attached flyer for details and make sure you bring a copy to CK's when you make your purchase.


MABRL Discount to New York Yankees Camp @ SJV June 25 thru June 29

MABRL and the New York Yankees are providing a special discount to MABRL families that are interested in attending the Yankee Baseball Summer Camp being held at St John Vianney from June 25th to June 29th.  This camp is open to players ages 5 to 13 at any skill level.  You get 4 days of baseball instruction, a visit to Yankee Stadium with a meet & greet of a former player (unfortunately the Yankees are on a road trip this week), an autograph from a current or former player and a full Yankees Camp uniform.

More information as well as registration can be found at https://www.mlb.com/yankees/fans/baseball-camps.

MABRL families will receive a 5% discount on and the league will get 5% that we'll be reinvesting back into the league facilities and/or equipment.  The discount code is MABRL18.  This offer expires May 15 2018.

Please review the attached flyer for further details and for the Yankees Camp customer support information.

MABRL is proud to partner with the Yankees and provide this to our families.


New Bats Required for 2018 Season

USA Baseball, in conjunction with all major Youth Baseball Organizations, including Babe Ruth, Cal Ripken and Little League, have enacted new bat standards for 2018 season.  Any bat used this season must have the USABat logo so the league and our umpires know that it complies with the new standards.

Here's a link to the announcement on the Babe Ruth website as well as further explanation by age group.

Our league sponsor, Dick's Sporting Goods, also has great information, as well as a video, on their website.  


MABRL Text Alert System

MABRL will be using a text alert system this season to inform families of urgent news such as rainouts or schedule changes.  You can sign up for a league wide text alert, as well as text alerts specific to your child's league.  Click on the "Signup for Alerts" link on the league homepage and follow the instructions to set up your phone and select the text group you want to receive.


MABRL Apparel NEW League Store!

Who needs Matawan Aberdeen Babe Ruth League shirts, sweatshirts, or another apparel?  One of MABRL's league sponsors, and local businesses, Panther Press, has set up a team store where you can order MABRL branded clothing.

Please check out www.mabrlstore.com and place your orders.  Panther Press will let you know when your order is complete and can be picked up.

Help support a local business and proudly show your Husky pride!


Volunteers Needed

The Matawan Aberdeen Babe Ruth league has always and will continue to led by our dedicated volunteers who act as managers, coaches and board members and allow this league to run and teach out children the "American Pastime".

We are currently looking for volunteers to coach at all levels of the league, but in particular, in the Tee Ball and Pitching Machine age groups.

We are also looking for prospective Board Members to keep the league running efficiently and plan for the future to ensure the league remains financially sound, while continuing to make the necessary investments to make improvements at Toomer field and around the league.

Continuing on progress made in 2017, we are looking for a group of parents to join our Diamond Club which will help us run our snackstand during the upcoming season, as well as work with the board on other fundraising opportunities for the league.  We are looking for 5-6 volunteers this season and will waive one registration fee as a thank you for your efforts.

If you are interested in any of these, please contact us at mabrl.baseball@gmail.com  or contact our league President, Mike Caldon directly.

  • 2017 11U District 11 Champs
  • 2017 American League Champions
  • 2017 National League Champions
  • 2017 Senior League Champions
  • 2017 Huskies Cooperstown Team
  • 2017 Terriers Cooperstown Team
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