Boys and girls ages 4-6 learn hitting and fielding fundamentals in a supportive team environment. Young athletes hit the ball from a batting tee which is height-adjusted for a level swing, batting in order through the line-up for the entire game. The primary goal is to begin to instruct young players in the fundamentals of baseball and softball in a supportive team environment.
Designed primarily for boys and girls ages 7-8, this division features coaches pitching to the players to allow for more hittable balls at the plate and more action in the field. Fear of actually being hit by a pitched ball is diminished. It makes the game safer and improves the playing confidence and ability of all participants.
Recommended for ballplayers ages 9-10. Players build and refine their fundamental skills while beginning to understand game strategy and teamwork. Players field all the positions, including pitcher and catcher, and features a continuous batting order, which means every player has the opportunity to hit. Games consist of 6 innings, and include an umpire officiating the game. Any player 8 years or older and has played at least one year of T-Ball and Rookie ball is eligible to try out for a Minors team.
The most experienced level of Cal Ripken Baseball, recommended for 11 and 12 year old players who have played minors before. Cal Ripken Baseball is played under the Official Baseball Rules, but implements some special rules as necessary for the development and welfare of this young age group. Games consist of six innings.
For players primarily between 13 and 15 who wish to continue their baseball playing experience beyond the Majors. Teams play on standard 90' diamonds under Official Baseball Rules used by Major League Baseball. Players on school teams are eligible to play Babe Ruth, as the season commences following the conclusion of the middle and high school seasons. 16-year-olds are eligible by waiver from Babe Ruth League, Inc.