On behalf of Babe Ruth League, Inc., we want to thank you for the extra effort you put forth in helping make 2019 a successful and enjoyable season for our participants.
The International Board of Directors has approved the following rule changes/clarifications beginning with the 2020 season. These changes will be reflected in the 2020 Babe Ruth League, Inc. Rules and Regulations for the baseball and softball divisions.
Rules changes/clarifications for the 2020 Season.
- Rule 11.04 Documents – Paragraph 1(g) – Certification of completion for Coaching Education and Abuse Prevention Training for all rostered coaches as required in Rule 0.04 #4. (Cal Ripken Baseball, Babe Ruth Baseball, Babe Ruth Softball)
- Rule 0.05 Team Composition – Note Eliminated: If a team registers with Babe Ruth League, Inc. a minimum of four teams is required to register a 13 Prep League. 13-year-old players listed on 13-15 team roster may also participate in the 13 Prep League as the local league option. (Babe Ruth Baseball)
- Rule 0.05 Team Composition – Note Eliminated: - If a team registers with Babe Ruth League, Inc. a minimum of four teams is required to register a 16 Prep League. 16-year-old players listed on 16-18 team roster may also participate in the Prep League as the local league option. (Babe Ruth Baseball)
- Clarification – Wireless communication devices are not allowed; however, electronic scoring devices are permitted. No device on the field or in the dugout may be used as a means of communication. (Cal Ripken Baseball, Babe Ruth Baseball, Babe Ruth Softball)
We value the opinion of our membership and base our future actions and any rule/policy changes on a group consensus. Our goal has always been, and will continue to be, to keep as many players as possible in the great games of baseball and softball, and to make it a fun and memorable experience for all.
In closing, we again thank you for the time you invest for the benefit of our young athletes. Babe Ruth League, Inc. has always been a volunteer-driven organization. The phenomenal success we enjoy is a direct reflection of your ever-increasing dedication and enthusiasm.
Steven M. Tellefsen
President/CEO, Babe Ruth League, Inc.