Spring Season: 22 games, mostly weekday evening and Saturday games with a Saturday double header and a few weekday night games under the lights. Played on 6 Elk Grove fields (Bartholomew [lighted], Nottoli [lighted], Jones North and South, Brown Diamond (at Elk Grove Park), as well as Zehnder Park. The season will include the annual mid-season Tyler Routt All-Star Tournament where 4 teams will be assembled from 3 or 4 players from each of the various league teams who best exemplify the "gamer" attitude and love of the game. There will also be a playoff of the top teams at the end of the season capped by a league championship final game at BSP. Just after the season ends the league/coaches will select the best 13, 14, and 15 year old players to represent Elk Grove in the District, State and Regional Babe Ruth All-Star Tournaments at each of those age levels. The 2019 All-Stars were exciting with all three age groups advancing to the State Tournament level!
Players: For Spring 2020, we are accepting applicants League ages 13 to 16. Birth date range is 5/1/03 to 4/30/07 (League age 12 year-olds, who are birth date range 5/1/07 to 4/30/08, must obtain permission from their local Cal Ripken League to play up in Elk Grove Babe Ruth). Players new to the league will need to provide a COPY of their birth certificate. If you register online, you can bring a copy to the tryouts in February. League age 16 year-olds with birth dates from 5/1/03 to 4/30/04 are able to play this year in the league, but they cannot pitch.
Tryouts Schedule: The following is the current schedule for Spring 2020 tryouts:
Saturday, 2/1/2020, 10 am start for 13’s 14-16 follow at 1pm:
1st tryout Bartholomew Sports Park, Babe Ruth field.
Saturday, 2/8/2020, 10 am and 1pm:
2nd tryout Bartholomew Sports Park, Babe Ruth field.
Wednesday 2/19/2020 weeknight tryout for those whose missed the Feb 1 and Feb 8 tryouts. 6pm Bartholomew Sports Park, Babe Ruth field.
Divisions/Teams: American and National Divisions but all teams play each other and possibly a couple of teams from outside the league. Teams will have likely 12 to 14 players total depending on the number of sign-ups and teams/coaches. Teams will also have one or two "Supplemental" players, who are freshman or JV high-school players who join the teams about half way through the season once their high-school commitments are complete.
Sign-ups: Available now online at www.eghardball.com . Regular Spring Season fees are $240, Supplemental Players $195. Early Bird Special $215 available for Full Time players registered by 12/31/19!
Coaching and instruction: Elk Grove Babe Ruth provides some of the Babe Ruth Certified Coaches for the Spring League. However, we are always looking for parents or other coaches to add to the Spring League experience. New coaching applications are welcomed and information on the training can be found on the For Coaches page at the EGBR website.
Summary: EGBR is a great opportunity for youth players who want to have fun, develop skills, try new defensive positions or prepare for High School baseball. Players who have already played at this level can continue the team experience and improve their skills. Teaching Love of the Game Since 1962 is not just a slogan it is a mission statement for Elk Grove Babe Ruth.
Questions: Call Joe Matlen (916) 747-5262 or Doug Penney (916) 607-3131
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