News

This web site is dedicated to our families and the young men playing baseball at Huntsville East Babe Ruth, a division of Huntsville Babe Ruth Baseball. Home games are played at Optimist Park and John Hunt Park. Players age 12 to 18 are eligible to participate. We welcome everyone to come out and support our players!  

 


September 5, 2018

Fall Baseball - Coaches Meeting on September 6th

The mandatory coaches meeting will be held Thursday, September 6, 6:30-7:30 pm at the Optimist Recreation Center. 

All coaches must attend the meeting.  And managers or coaches of the club teams must turn in all registration material and one check for the entire team fee for the fall season.  (Team fee is $1300, payable to "HBRL".) 

For more information, contact:

R. H. Coates (Optimist) at rhcoates@comcast.net

 


August 27, 2018

Fall Baseball - Registration on August 25th & September 4th (UPDATED)

Walk-in registration for the Fall 2018 Babe Ruth season for boys ages 12-18 will be held on Saturdays, August 25 from 12 noon to 3 pm at Sandhurst Park, and Tuesday, September 4 from 6 to 8 pm at Sandhurst Park.

This registration is for all of Huntsville Babe Ruth - both Sandhurst (South) and Optimist (East) are conducting registration together at Sandhurst. 

Individual (recreational) players or travel ball (competitive) teams may register. The cost is $100 per player for individuals registering for recreational play.  Travel ball or competitive organized teams may register for $1300 per team.  No registrations will be accepted after the coaches meeting.

Other options for registering ...

The registration forms are under the Forms tab above (click on "Handouts").  Parents & coaches may also register by filling out one of the registration forms and mail the registration form, concussion form, and birth certificate to league officials. Or print and fill out the registration form and concussion form, scan both, and e-mail it to league officials (and arrange to hand in the birth cert. & fee).

We will also need coaches.  The league does not exist without parent volunteers!  If you have questions, please ask. 

 

Key dates:

August 25 & September 4 - Walk-in Registration

September 6 - Coaches Meeting at Optimist Rec Center

 

For more information, contact:

R. H. Coates (Optimist) at rhcoates@comcast.net

Bill McArdle (Sandhurst) at brsouthhsv@comcast.net

 


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All players, family members, and fans are encouraged to open an account on this website with MyLeagueLineup and set up e-mail notifications and text alerts.   Get started!  It only takes a minute and there are three great reasons to have an account:

1) Receive up-to-the-minute news.  Get info on game rain-outs and field condition changes immediately via text alerts.

2) Don't miss important dates ... ever.  One you are on the e-mail broadcast list, important news such as registration dates will come to you each season without you having to watch for updates on websites or newsletters, or hope that someone remembers to let you know.  You can stop notifications any time you want. 

3) You manage your information.  You can update information at your convenience - turn notifications on or off for both e-mail and text alerts, and update your e-mail and cell phone when they change.

Instructions:  Tap on LOGIN near the top right hand corner of the Babe Ruth web site (above) and go to MYLEAGUELINEUP.  Then select Create a New Account, if you are a new user, or Login to your existing account. 

Get the app!  And after you create an account you can download the free LeagueLineup app for your Apple or Android smart phone to have instant access.

 


February 25, 2015

 Helmets: "Nine Innings of Brain Safety for Baseball"

Please take a few moments to look over the brief 2-page information brochure for concussion safety, provided by the CDC on the NFHS website.  Link: http://www.nfhs.org/media/727150/347-baseball-9_innings_web.pdf

 


February 27, 2015

 Huntsville Babe Ruth Concussion Policy
Any athlete who exhibits signs, symptoms, or behaviors consistent with a concussion shall be removed from the contest and shall not return to play until a medical release is issued by a medical doctor. Any health care professional or certified coach may identify concussive signs, symptoms, or behaviors of an athlete during any type of activity.  Once concussive signs are identified, only a medical doctor can clear the athlete to return to play.

Each athlete and a parent must complete and submit a signed form to any HBRL official. The form is available in the Handouts page of this web site and is now part (page 2) of the registration forms. 

(Updated 2/27/15)  Please go to the CDC's web site to learn more.  There are several free online courses under the CDC's "Heads Up" program - the courses aid in identifying symptoms of a concussion and the procedures to follow when these symptoms are recognized.  The course is available at:  http://www.cdc.gov/headsup/  

Training for coaches is available at:  http://www.cdc.gov/headsup/youthsports/coach.html 

 

In Case of Severe Weather

Games shall be suspended whenever lightning is seen or thunder is heard (no matter how far away it may seem) or whenever weather conditions make it unsafe to play. Play may be suspended by the Umpire, any Huntsville Babe Ruth Official, or Huntsville Recreation Services Representative. If none are present then the managers/coaches can suspend play. Whenever play is suspended EVERYONE shall leave the field & take shelter in substantial buildings or in cars with the windows rolled up. Avoid small rain shelters, dugouts, bleachers, trees, metal fences, gates, power poles, etc. Play shall not resume until 30 minutes from the last lightning or thunder. The maximum time for suspended play is 45 minutes, after which the game is called off for the day.
 
Let's all make sure that safety is paramount!

Also, please find additional information at:   http://www.baberuthleague.org/media/78661/Lightning%20Policy.pdf and www.lightningsafety.noaa.gov .

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