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UPDATE FROM LC COUNTY

Lewis and Clark County has APPROVED our operations plan so we can begin practices on Monday May 18th!!  Special thanks to the HBRBA Board of Directors for putting this together so quickly, this puts us one step closer to playing baseball!


HBRBA PRACTICE BEGINS!

Practices will begin Monday May 18th.  ALL PLAYERS MUST TURN IN A SIGNED WAIVER BEFORE THEY WILL BE ALLOWED TO PRACTICE!  A link to the waiver is provided below if your coach didn't provide one for you already.   Also a link to our Covid-19 response plan is being provided for your review.  The practice schedule is provided as well.  

HBRBA 2020 PRACTICE SCHEDULE

HBRBA COVID-19 WAIVER


REGISTER FOR HBRBA ROOKIE SEASON

REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED FOR AGE GROUPS 9-15.  ROOKIE REGISTRATION (AGES 4-8)  WILL REMAIN OPEN THROUGH MID JUNE

Registration is still open for the upcoming 2020 HBRBA Baseball Season.  If you have a son or daughter who is interested in playing or learning to play the game of baseball then you may now register them for our summer league.  Our summer rookie season will be for players ages 4-8 and is for players of all baseball abilities.  This is an instructional league meant to help develop the skills of all our Helena and surrounding area youths.  Our season runs July through mid August, so sign up early to ensure your child's spot for the upcoming 2020 season.  Please click the link below to be directed to our signup page, once there create a login or use your preexisting login to get started!!  HBRBA is looking forward to another amazing baseball season!!

2020 HBRBA REGISTRATION


BRYANT ELEMENTARY GLOVE DONATION

The Helena Babe Ruth and American Legion programs recently donated over a dozen baseball gloves to Bryant Elementary for use during recess and the upcoming season.  Several students from Mr. Quinn's class received a glove and were able to learn about baseball opportunities in Helena.  Cy Miller and Ethan Keintz, from the Helena Senators, talked about their passion for the game and worked with students on a few drills.  We can't wait to see these future stars on the diamond.


2020 LEAGUE RULES

2020 HBRBA League Rules have been released.  HBRBA follows all the current Cal Ripken and Babe Ruth Baseball League Rules.  Please take a moment to review and utilize throughout the baseball season.  These rules can also be found in our Document Center.

2020 HBRBA LEAGUE RULES


NEW BACKSTOPS

The backstops on fields 7 and 8 received facelifts recently.  The old overhang backstops have been removed and replaced with new 24ft backstops.  The backstops consist of 6ft of chain link fencing on the ground and 18ft of netting on top of the chain link fence.  Special thanks to Missouri River Contractors for the use of their Scissor Lift and the crew of Fencecafters for completing the removal and installation.


REGISTER NOW TO BE A HBRBA COACH

If you are interested in being a head coach or assistant coach for the upcoming 2020 HBRBA youth baseball season please click the link below.  Registration is now open to anyone wishing to coach in our Babe Ruth, Cal Ripken, and Rookie League seasons. 

You may also apply to be a Helena Allstars Head Coach or assistant coach below as well.  Submit your application soon as head coaches are generally selected before league games begin. 

2020 HBRBA COACHING REGISTRATION 


BAT RULES FOR 2020

Please read the following information regarding the bat rules for Babe Ruth and Cal Ripken baseball for the 2020 season. All bats must comply to the 2020 USA Bat Standard to be allowed for use in the HBRBA  2020 season and beyond.

 

2020 USA Bat Standard


COACHES CERTIFICATION

All Head Coaches and all Assistant Coaches including Rookie League Head Coaches and all Rookie League Assistant Coaches, are required to complete the Babe Ruth Coaching Certification.  The "Coaching Youth Baseball" option costs $19.95.

IMPORTANT: When finished please send your Babe Ruth Coaching Youth Baseball Certification (pdf.) to: nickmiller@missouririvercontractors.com

 


BOARD MEETING

The next board meeting will be Thursday, May 28th, 2020 at 8:15pm upstairs in the clubhouse at Bob Ryan Fields. Public input is welcome and encouraged.

 


FATHER'S DAY INVITATIONAL POSTPONED NEW TOURNEY ANNOUNCED

Registration is now open for HBRBA's all-star and travel baseball team invitational.  Please see the information below for information about the invitational tournament and click on the corresponding link to register your team! 

2020 HELENA SLUGFEST INVITATIONAL

JULY 31ST-AUGUST 2ND, 2020

BOB RYAN FIELDS, HELENA, MT 

REGISTERATION FOR 2020 HELENA SLUGFEST INVITATIONAL                                                                                                                                


NEW SCOREBOARD FOR FIELD 1

Thank you Cochrane Insurance for your sponsorship of our brand new scoreboard for field 1.  Your commitment to youth sports in our community is greatly appreciated!


2020 HBRBA ROOKIE PROGRAM

Information pertaining to our rookie baseball program that is structured for players aged 4-8 will be released by mid June.  Rookie Season will now run mid July through August.  More details will be released on the website and Facebook page as they become available.


HBRBA CONCUSSION PROTOCOL

The HBRBA is committed to ensuring the safety of all our youth playing baseball, so moving forward we will be following the standard concussion protocols being implicated throughout all of youth sports.  Coaches will go through required training in recognizing the signs of a concussion and how to follow all the appropriate procedures should one of our players show any signs. Coaches will not be allowed to coach until they have completed the required training. 

We are also providing to parents additional concussion information should your son or daughter start showing any signs of injury at home.  Sometimes after a hard collusion the symptoms of a concussion do not start to show up until the player is already at home.  So we are providing to all our parents a link to a website to help assist them should they feel their son or daughter is starting to show any signs of a concussion at home. Please click the link below for more info about concussions and concussion training.

CONCUSSION INFORMATION AND TRAINING


UMPIRES NEEDED FOR UPCOMING 2020 SEASON

Want to become an umpire for the upcoming 2020 HBRBA  baseball season and earn a little extra money on the side?  If interested please click on the link below, fill out the application, and return it to the acting UIC Chris Romero.  Once application is completed please call 406-417-0575 for further instructions.  All persons interested should apply as HBRBA will provide the training needed to become an umpire.  Ages 12 and up are eligible. 

 2020 Umpire Application


SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE

If you or someone you might know needs financial assistance for the upcoming season please clink on the link below.  You will be provided the additional information that will be required and the application to fill out to receive financial assistance.  HBRBA does not want to turn anyone away from this great game for financial difficulties and is proud to offer this continued scholarship program to provide the youths of our area the opportunity to play baseball!

2020 HBRBA Scholarship Program


FALL BASEBALL 2019

Thanks to all the players, coaches, and parents who participated in this fall's 2019 instructional baseball league.  While the weather was challenging at times HBRBA hopes everyone learned something new and had alot of fun.  See you in the spring!!


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