Cal Ripken Summer Baseball

Registration Now Open

Updated Tuesday May 21, 2019 by Ithaca Babe Ruth League.

Here are details about our 2019 Cal Ripken summer teams, providing options for players of all skill levels. You can register by clicking on the green Log In button in the upper right corner of this page.

 

MAJORS

11U Tournament Trail Team 

  • A competitive team for players aged 11 as of April 30, 2019
  • Will represent Ithaca on the Cal Ripken Tournament Trail, which begins at the district level, with the champions subsequently advancing to state, regional, and World Series tournaments
  • Players must be able to commit to the District 6 tournament (June 21-23) and the Western NY State tournament (July 4-7)
  • Will also play a competitive game schedule that may include a weekend travel tournament
  • Travel may be 1-4 hours away from Ithaca, and possibly further if the team makes it beyond the state tournament
  • Tryouts now complete; team selection underway

12U Travel Team 

  • A competitive team for players aged 11 and 12 as of April 30, 2019
  • Will play in three competitive weekend tournaments, as well as some individual games and doubleheaders
  • Travel will generally be within 1-2 hours of Ithaca
  • Practices will begin shortly after tryouts and team selection are complete
  • Players must attend at least one of the two tryouts (see below), or contact Shawn Kenaley (shawn.kenaley@flcc.edu) if unavailable
  • Tryouts: Friday, May 24th at 6:00pm at Cass Park F8; Sunday, May 26th at 5:30pm at Valentino Field

12U Select Team 

  • A team for players aged 11 and 12 as of April 30, 2019, with a greater focus on fun and skill development over competition
  • Offers a more flexible time commitment than the Tournament Trail and Travel teams
  • Will play 10-15 local games, as well as one tournament, all of which will be within an hour of Ithaca
  • Will also participate in five 90-minute professional coaching sessions to help further the players' skill development
  • Practices will begin after the spring Cal Ripken season ends
  • No tryout required; everyone who registers will play

 

MINORS

10U Tournament Trail Team 

  • A competitive team for players aged 9 and 10 as of April 30, 2019 (even if they played in the Majors division)
  • Will represent Ithaca on the Cal Ripken Tournament Trail, which begins at the district level, with the champions subsequently advancing to state, regional, and World Series tournaments
  • Players must be able to commit to the District 6 tournament in late June and the Western NY State tournament in early July
  • Will also play a competitive game schedule during the summer
  • Travel may be 1-4 hours away from Ithaca, and possibly further if the team makes it beyond the state tournament
  • If interested in joining the 10U Tournament Trail Team, contact calripken@ithacabaseball.com

10U Select Team 

  • A team for players aged 9 and 10 as of April 30, 2019, with a greater focus on local games and skill development
  • Offers a more flexible time commitment than the Tournament Trail team
  • Will play 10-15 local games, as well as one tournament, all of which will be within an hour of Ithaca
  • Practices will begin after the spring Cal Ripken season ends
  • No tryout required; everyone who registers will play