Registration for the 2017 boys Spring travel season is now open for ages 9U - 14U. Click on the link below to register ASAP. You must be registered for the 2017 Spring season in order to register for Spring travel.
Registration is still open for the regular Spring season as well.
Please remember that boys on the 2017 Cooperstown team do not need to register.
Every year the RBA Majors conducts player evaluations (tryouts) to help determine who will make up the players who will be drafted into the Majors. The number of players selected is dependent on the number of Little League Age 11s and 12s that are returning to play in the Majors. The goal will be to have 6 teams in the Majors and Minors divisions with the goal of not having more than 12 players on a team. Based on previous years’ registrations, we feel this provides the appropriate level of competition in both the Majors and Minors divisions.
The Majors evaluations consist of hitting, running, throwing and fielding drills. Three independent evaluators (no children in the program or specific interest) view the players performing these drills. The evaluators are charged with selecting the best 40-50 players who can potentially play in the Majors.
There are occasions when a player who cannot attend the evaluations is included in the draft pool. This may occur because a player is out of town, competing in another sport, is ill or injured. There are also occasions when a player is not selected by the independent evaluators and is placed in the pool. This may occur because a player is ill or injured or simply had an extremely poor tryout. In these cases, only players who are clearly Major League caliber, based on prior performance, will be included in the pool. This evaluation is made by experienced coaches who know the players.
Once the draft pool is determined, the 6 coaches draft the players using: 1) rating information provided by prior season coaches; 2) their observations during the evaluations; 3) their observations during prior baseball seasons; 4) information they have received from others. All 12 year-olds not already in the Majors wanting to play in the Majors must attend the evaluations. Only if that player makes the draft pool, will he be drafted by a Majors team.
The Majors is a competitive league and the coaches want to field the best team that they can. The objective of the evaluations and the draft is to have the best 10, 11 and 12 year-olds playing in the Majors. The system is not perfect, but over the years it has proven to be the fairest way to make our evaluations.
The evaluations are closed to parents because of the distractions of parents coming and going; and because we believe there would be added pressure on the players and the process in general. Two representatives from each team, the league president and the evaluators are the only adults in attendance. Playing in the Majors may not be best for your child. There are several benefits of playing in the Minors, including: 1. more playing time (the Majors requires only three innings of play per player while the average player in the Minors will play four innings. Every player also bats in the lineup.); 2. More potential to play infield positions, and; 3. better opportunity to hit the ball and be a contributor to the team.
The Majors draft is not the cut line for years to come. Many players improve their play by playing in the Minors, playing during the summer, playing Sunday baseball and attending external clinics. There are numerous cases of boys who love the sport, skipping Majors for a year or two or altogether, and continuing to play in High School.
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If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. If you cannot attend the evaluation, please notify John Dugan at 201-481-0678 or Shawn Kirk at 201-819-3870.
The RBSA is happy to report that registration for the 2017 Spring recreation season is now OPEN!!!
To register, please click on the link below.
Please note the following RBSA Modell's 15% savings coupon which is valid from February, 24th. 2017 through April 21st, 2017.
The next RBSA Board meeting date is TBD (Finch Park-Senior Center)...any/all new volunteers are always welcomed to join us!
Please note that that Ramey High School (RHS) Softball team will be conducting a FREE clinic on Wednesday, March 1st, 2017 from 7:00pm to 9:00 pm at the Ramsey High School Gym.
Coach Caserta and staff will be running the two (2) hour clinic along with RHS Players. This FREE clinic will focus on hitting & fielding, as well as pitching and catching for all girls in grades 3rd through 6th.
We hope that many girls are able to take advantage of this truly unique opportunity!
RAMSEY HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL
“A Winning Tradition”
The Ramsey High School Baseball Program and its Coaches would like to invite you to a 1-hour Pitchers Clinic. While all are welcome, this clinic is targeted for the Babe Ruth level player and the Babe Ruth level coaches. This Pitchers Clinic will cover basic pitching fundamentals that our High School Coaches look for as players continue to develop and improve their skills.
In addition to the fundamentals of pitching, an introduction to holding runners on and pickoff moves will be discussed and demonstrated. There will be time for questions and discussion at the conclusion of the clinic.
When: Saturday, March 25th
Time: 3:00 pm
Where: RHS Varsity Baseball Field. (Located behind the Valley National Bank on Franklin Tpke)
If interested please RSVP at: firstname.lastname@example.org
The RBSA would like to sincerely THANK all of our sponsors for their dedicated and generous support (please see current list under our Sponsors tab (on left))!
It is with great sadness that the RBSA relays the passing of Lou Dovidio after a long, brave fight against cancer. Lou's son, Brian, is a sophomore at Ramsey High School and played all the way from Clinic through Babe Ruth. He, Lou and Lou's wife Carole were (and are) both 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.
It comes with great sorrow to report that the RBSA lost one of our own, Thomas Ryan who was killed by a train 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 organized a GoFundme fundraiser to help secure Jack’s future.
Please remember Tommy and his family in your thoughts and kindly consider donating to this fund via the following link:
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 email@example.com 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.
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.