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About Cal Ripken

Cal Ripken is the 5-12 year old baseball division of the Babe Ruth League.

Indoor clinics for 9-12 year olds begin in late January or early February depending on facility availability.  Check our main website for updates on when these start.

Team practices start in late March (majors and minors) or early April (teeball and rookies).  Games start the the last week in April.  Coaches will contact their team with exact information as soon as the teams are finalized, about a week before team practices start. 

It is divided into

  • Teeball for 5-6 year olds batting off of a tee on a 45 foot fields, with 2 events (practice or games) a week.  Weeknight events  (Monday - Thrusday) start at 6PM.  Weekend events are typically 9:00 or 11:00 AM Saturday.
  • Rookie for 7-8 year olds and features coach pitching on a 50 foot field.  We schedule 3 events (practices or games) a week, usually two weeknights and a weekend.  Times are the same as Teeball.
  • Minors for 9-10 year olds with the kids pitching on a 60 foot field.  Typically have 3-4 events a week.
  • Majors for 11-12 year olds moving up to a 70 foot field. Typically have 3-4 events a week.

The focus is on learning the game by working on fundamentals and playing various positions.

The Majors and Minors have tournament teams that play beyond the normal season against other local tournament teams, potentially culminating in District and State Tournaments.