Norwalk Revolution Travel Baseball


 

 

NORWALK BABE RUTH TRAVEL
The Revolution Baseball program is Norwalk based and is part of Norwalk Babe Ruth.

 

LOCAL COMMITMENT
The commitment of Norwalk Babe Ruth Travel Baseball is to offer an advanced baseball program to our local players. The Revolution program is for the top performing players in Norwalk.  

 

REQUIREMENTS
Players must have a high baseball IQ and the necessary skills to compete at the advanced levels. Players must be 100% committed to Norwalk Babe Ruth and the Revolution Travel program. No other baseball league affiliations or dual programs will be allowed during the season.

 

FIELDS
Revolution plays the large majority of their games on the turf fields at Nathan Hale Middle School and Brien McMahon High School. The grass fields at City Hall and Roton Middle School are also available.

 

COMPETITION
Revolution teams play a mix of Babe Ruth and AAU baseball. Babe Ruth Travel is a new approach to pairing tournament ready teams for the best available competition. East Shore Travel offers multiple levels of competition. Revolution teams play in the Elite levels. 

 

TOURNAMENTS
Babe Ruth tournaments: Districts, States, Regionals & World Series. AAU tournaments: in 2019 Revolution teams will play at Diamond Nation, Perfect Game and regional tournaments.

 

ROSTERS
Team rosters will be a minimum of 12 and a maximum of 15. There may be expanded rosters for non-tournament games.

 

COST
Fees for the Revolution program have typically been $1500. We’ve done extensive research into programs here in Conn, NY and MA and are certain our fee structure is budget friendly and lower than any other competing program. Also, you can use the fee as an itemized deduction for tax purposes since Norwalk Babe Ruth Baseball is a non-profit organization.

 

COACHES
Revolution teams are coached by professional coaches. These coaches have been provided by All-American Baseball Training.

 

AGES
Revolution teams are no longer age restricted. For the fall of 2018 and the Spring/Summer of 2019 the Revolution teams are: 13U, 15U & 18U. These teams allow players to be evaluated and placed on the team best suited for their development. If a 12/13 is good enough they will be placed on the 15U team. If there is a 15 good enough, they will be placed on the 18U. Babe Ruth rules allow swing players for 12 and 15. When playing AAU or in tournaments without age restrictions, we can bring players up to play with the level most suited to them.

 

TRYOUTS
Open, free tryouts for Norwalk players. Players will be evaluated and selected for the team best suited for their abilities. Evaluations ae conducted by professional coaches.

 

OFF SEASON PROGRAM
While not mandatory, this is a vital time for the Revolution coaches to work with all ages of Revolution player. In fall and winter we will also be adding college coaching for hitting & pitching instruction to augment our own professional coaching.

 


FAQ’s

 

Can my 12 year old tryout? Yes they can. However that player must exhibit the ability to perform at the level of baseball required. Babe Ruth allows “swing 12’s” to play. East Shore allows 12’s to play up as do most 13U tournaments.

 

My son plays for “X Travel Team”. Can he play Revolution? No. We do not allow double rostering.

 

How do you determine positions? All players will be developed to have a primary and secondary position. Some may be a pitch only depending on team needs.

 

How do you determine playing time? Coaches evaluate players during practices and game performances to determine playing time. Indifference to team rules will potentially limit playing time.

 

Do we have to participate in the off season program? It’s not mandatory. But know that this is the time when the Revolution coaches will be working closely with the players and evaluating their capability.

 

If my son is a pitcher only, is there a lower fee? No, the cost of the program is not based on playing time. It’s based on total team cost – coaches, practices, games, tournaments, uniforms, insurances, equipment, umpires, league fees and other normal team costs.

 

I need financial assistance, is this possible? Yes. We will provide easy pay options if needed. But all fees must be paid in full before the start of the season.

 

Why do you have professional coaches, we have capable volunteer coaches available? While that may be true, having impartial professional coaches is the best way to develop players and to avoid issues surrounding nepotism and other potential conflicts.

 

It looks like Revolution is an extension of Cal Ripken. Do Little League players stand a chance? Yes they do. Revolution teams are open to all players regardless of youth league affiliation.

 

Any additional questions can be sent to us at: norwalkbaberuth@gmail.com