It comes with great sorrow to report that the RBSA lost one of our own last week. Thomas Ryan was killed by a train last Thursday in Ramsey. Thomas was an assistant coach on the Jr. Eagles of the Boys Clinic. He was just at the start of his RBSA coaching career; and he left behind his family including his 5 year old son, Jack. Tommy’s friends have started a GoFundme fundraiser to help secure Jack’s future.
Please remember Tommy and his family in your thoughts & prayers particularly over this Father’s Day weekend and kindly consider donating to this fund via the following link:
The RBSA would like to truly thank the following for sponsoring our annual Golf Outing on Friday, May 6th at Mansion Ridge. We sincerely appreciate your generous support towards this successful event!
DB Heating & Cooling: 201-312-2627
http://www.dbheatingandcooling.com/ (Robert Hoerter)
Buick GMC of Mahwah (Sam Booth)http://www.buickgmcofmahwah.com/LeaseSpecials?gclid=CODQ4qLghM0CFcxZhgodzzEGKQ
The Hawksworth Family
Allendale Bar & Grill http://www.allendalebarandgrill.com/
The Auty Family
In Memory of John Bellew (FDNY)
Brand New Matter Inc. (Advise. Invest. Build.) www.BrandNewMatter.com
Complete Game Training http://completegametraining.com/
Sean Foye (Morgan Stanley)
Mahwah Bar & Grill http://www.mahwahbarandgrill.com/
Munzing (Mike Gaffney) http://www.munzing.com/
Sports Time, Inc. http://www.sportstimenj.com/
Uniscape Landscaping, LLC https://www.facebook.com/Uniscape-Landscaping-152034004837720/
The Vozeh Family
Whalen & Ives (HVAC Contractors) http://www.whalenives.com/
Registration for the 2016 Summer Travel Softball program is now live. Click on the link below to register. Spaces are limited, so register today to ensure your child's roster spot!!!
As described below, the summer league travel registration is open, however registration closes on Friday May 6, 2016-anyone registering after 5/6 will unfortunately not be guaranteed a spot on a summer team-please act now!
There are some very important changes to the RBSA Summer Travel Program this season. Please read below for full details.
The fee for the 2016 Summer Travel season is $130.00 (Excluding uniform shirt which must be purchased for travel programs. A form and instructions are available at ramseybaseball.com).
Games include TRAVEL with games against other towns (HOME & AWAY).
The season extends from June through late, July – early, August, dependent on playoff schedules.
The number of teams and players who can participate will be based on the number of players and coaches interested. Fee includes all participation costs (e.g., equipment, umpires and league fees).
Summer Travel is available only for participants of RBSA spring baseball in leagues Tiny Tim-8 through Babe Ruth. who meet league age requirements. NO EXCEPTIONS. Select teams begin at League Age 10 and continue through League Age 14. There are no RBSA select teams before age 10. Your child must be participating in the RBSA Majors to be considered for select Little League teams (ages 10, 11 & 12) and he must commit to playing the entire season through the various levels of the Little League tournaments (District, Sectionals and State). Parents of Select team members are also expected to volunteer to assist with hosting duties during any District tournament games played in Ramsey.
AGE RESTRICTIONS - VERY IMPORTANT!!!
Eligibility for Summer Travel is based on a combination of birthdate, grade and level of play in the RBSA. It is open to all boys who will be 8 by no later than August 31, 2016, regardless of the league they played in during the 2016 recreation season (e.g., a League Age 8 T-Baller can play 8U summer travel) .
For boys who are League Age 8 or 9 (e.g. age 8 or 9 as of 8/31/16), they will be assigned by their age only. NO EXCEPTIONS.
However, please note that all players currently playing in TT-8 ARE eligible to play 8U Summer travel, even if they are League Age 7.
For boys who are League Age 10, 11, 12 or 13 (e.g., 10, 11, 12 or 13 as of 8/31/16), they will have the option of playing by their league age OR playing at their League Age as of 4/30/16). In other words, these boys are "grandfathered" to the "old" birthdate restriction.
The default on registration is the "new" date. If you wish your son to play under the "old" 4/30/16 birthdate, please note that in the "Special Requests" section and the change will be made.
League Age 14 players (all players who are no older than 14 as of 8/31/16) will play 14U.
Please use the below calculator to determine your son's league age.
Please see the links below to order RBSA clothing items.
ALL ORDERS NOW SHIP IN 5-7 DAYS!
It is with great sadness that the RBSA has learned of the passing of Lou Dovidio after a long, brave fight against cancer. Lou's son, Brian, is a freshman at Ramsey High School and played all the way from Clinic through Babe Ruth and he, Lou and Lou's wife Carole were (and are) integral and beloved members of the RBSA family.
To learn more about Lou and his family, please visit; https://www.facebook.com/Lou-Dovidio-Memorial-Page-739824569488091/
To donate to The Brian Dovidio Scholarship Fund, please click the secure link below. Any donation would be greatly appreciated by the Dovidio family.
Please closely review the following document for important information regarding the new birthdate cut off changes. If you have any questions or concerns regarding the age determination, please contact Shawn Kirk at firstname.lastname@example.org or Matt Miller at MGMiller17@verizon.net. If your child is born within the May 1st - August 31st window and wish to change leagues from your registration choice, please contact Matt Miller either via e-mail or at 201-264-0531.
The next RBSA Board meeting will be held TBD at 8:00pm (Finch Park-Senior Center)...all new volunteers are truly welcomed!
Interscholastic and youth sports programs play an important role in promoting the physical, social and emotional development of children. It is therefore essential for parents, coaches and officials to encourage youth athletes to embrace the values of good sportsmanship. Moreover, adults involved in youth sports events should be models of good sportsmanship and should always lead by example by demonstrating fairness, respect and self-control.