Ridge Baseball Club provides youth baseball opportunities through Cal Ripken Baseball and Babe Ruth Baseball to boys and girls in Basking Ridge, Bernards Township and surrounding communities in New Jersey.

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Recreation League Information

 

Registration for the 2021 RBC Spring Recreational Baseball Season is now open!

Ridge Baseball Club is planning a full baseball season this spring.  Please read below for more information and

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER YOUR PLAYER NOW! 

 

 

COVID-19 ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • RBC has implemented a comprehensive RBC COVID-19 Operations Plan which must be adhered to by all players, coaches and spectators. 
  • All coaches and players must complete the RBC COVID Screening Form prior to attending all games and practices.
  • COVID liability waivers will be required to be completed for all players as part of registration.
  • All persons attending games are expected to comply with social distancing and mask guidelines as regulated by State of NJ or other government entities.

PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING REGISTRATION TIMELINE AND IMPORTANT DATES

  • March 31, 2021 – Deadline to register. Register early - a $50 late fee will be added to all registrations received after 2/15/2021.
  • April 5, 2021 – Opening Week/start of season (tentative)
  • April 10 – 18, 2021 – Spring Break for Bernards Township Schools (No baseball activity)
  • Mid-June 2021 - Championship weekend and end of season.
  • Refund Policy:
    • Before 3/1/2021, refund is registration fee less $25.00 administration fee
    • On or after 3/1/2021, refund is registration fee less $100.00 administration fee

 

ADDITIONAL LEAGUE NOTES

  • NEW FOR 2021 – An additional $100/family work bond will be added to registration when payment is finalized. The work bond is fully refundable upon satisfaction of work bond requirements. This was previously collected separate from registration, but is now being included in your registration fees.  See Work Bond FAQ for details.
  • Detailed information on the Recreational Program, including days each age group will play and the structure of the different leagues can be found below. League makeup will be based on final registration numbers.
  • Given the uncertainty of availability of indoor facilities over the winter months, this year there will not be formal player evaluations in advance of league drafts and/or team selection. 
  • Weekend games will start in the morning and played throughout the day, with the younger age groups scheduled in the earlier slots.
  • Please indicate in your registration if you are willing to be a Head Coach, Assistant Coach or Team Parent.  Our league requires volunteers to succeed, and coaches and team parents satisfy their family's work bond.

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Below is a summary of how RBC typically structures its Recreational Baseball Leagues and a brief description of the philosophy of each league.  The final determination of the make-up of any particular league (including what age groups play in it) is based on player registration and final consideration is provided once the registration period closes.  This may also include the elimination of a league resulting in combining multiple age groups and creating fewer divisions to enhance player development and team camaraderie.

 

AMERICAN LEAGUE (Age 12 and 11) The American League is the most competitive division of RBC recreational baseball.  All 12 year old players are automatically included in the AL division.  11 year old players and if the need arises, some 10 year old players may be invited for consideration to participate in the highly competitive American League (AL).  The AL will be played on fields with 50' pitching distances and 70' base paths and involves 'true baseball' leading and stealing.  The teams typically play Monday, Wednesday and Friday. 

NATIONAL LEAGUE (Age 11 and 10) This is a competitive league for players with a strong focus on teaching and reinforcing baseball rules and skills on 'Little League' size fields.  All 11 and 10 year olds not playing in the AL, and maybe some 9 year olds, will or may be invited for consideration to participate in the National League (NL)  by attending the NL Evaluations.  The teams typically play Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday afternoon/evening. 
 
COLLEGIATE LEAGUE (Age 9 and 8) The Collegiate league is a semi-competitive league typically consisting of players age 9 which introduces baseball strategy and skills in a fun team oriented environment.  The teams typically play Monday, Wednesday and Saturday afternoon.  This is the first league in RBC where the coaches are not on the field and the game of baseball is played entirely by the children.  While there are no Collegiate League evaluations, the teams are formed via a draft (using prior year coaches assessments) which may include highly skilled 8 year old players  The teams in the Collegiate League also participate in playoffs and Championship weekend, including the All-Star game and Skills Competition.  

 

MINOR LEAGUE (Coach Pitch, Age 8 and 7) Players that will be 7 or 8 years old on or before April 30, 2021 will generally play in the Minor League.  The Minor League is divided into the Atlantic and Pacific Divisions which breakdown players by age.  The Minor League is a developmental non-competitive league for boys and girls and at the younger level begins the season as “Coach" or "Machine" Pitch.  The Minor League will introduce players to kid pitch.  The league typically plays one night during the week on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday and one game on Saturday.  Coaches concentrate on teaching basic baseball rules and skills and a softer baseball is used for safety.


ROOKIE LEAGUE (Coach Pitch, Age 6) The those players that will be 6 years old on or before April 30, 2021 will generally play in the Rookie League.  The Rookie League is an instructional, non-competitive league for boys and girls and is either “Coach" or "Machine" Pitch.  The league typically plays one night during the week on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday, and one game on Saturday.  Coaches concentrate on teaching basic baseball rules and skills and a softer baseball is used for safety.

TEE BALL Open to players who will be 5 BEFORE April, 30 2021, this is an instructional, non-competitive league for boys and girls.  Coaches concentrate on teaching basic baseball rules and skills.   Tee Ball is typically played one night during the week on Mon or Friday and one game on Saturday.  A soft baseball is used for safety.

Refund Policy
Up to February 28th Refund is registration fee less $25.00 admin fee.
After March 1st refund is registration fee less $100.00 admin fee.

 

 

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 If you have any questions, please email us at