Frequently Asked QuestionUpdated Thursday February 1, 2018 by Melony Winchester.
Frequenlty Asked Questions:
What equipment does my player need?
Your player will need a glove, a helmet, a bat, an athletic cup and a pair of cleats. (Rubber or molded plastic; no metal cleats). The color of your players pants will be chosen by your coach, and is generally decided once the jersey shirt color is known.
What is the practice schedule?
Practice schedules are determined by each team's coach. Typically, a tBall team will practice 1 - 2 times per week. Older groups will usually practice 2 - 3 times per week until game play begins. Then practices may be pared back.
What is the game schedule?
Game schedules are usually released mid to end of March. Game play generally begins around the 1st week of April and runs until the end of May(ish). There are typically 2 games per week (occaisionally 3). Most often 1 weekday game and 1 saturday game (but not always).
How do I go about getting a sponsorship?
Any individual player can have their season's registration fees refunded to them if they obtain a full level sponsor. A sponsor form can be found in our 'Forms' section.
Did you know?
Sandy Cal Ripken performs background checks on all adult volunteers and umpires within our organization. Your child's safety is our top priority.
What's the best way to get involved?
Sandy Cal Ripken is a volunteer run organization. We meet on the 1st Sunday of each month. The best way to get involved is to volunteer. Coming to meetings is a great way to find out where we can use the most help; but if you can't attend the meetings, reach out to any of our board members to ask how you can help!
What are the new bat regulations?
If you are 14 years old or younger and play Little League®, Babe Ruth & Cal Ripken, PONY, Dixie or AABC, you will need to use a new bat marked with a newUSA Baseball stamp: