PurposeBedford Babe Ruth Baseball/Softball, Inc. (BBRBS) is for the recreation of boys and girls from the ages of 6 to 18 and shall be geared strictly for the recreation of these boys and girls. At no point shall winning become more important than the pl
 
 
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2022 Summer Baseball/Softball Goals and Purpose

The goal of summer baseball and softball is to develop the values of teamwork, sportsmanship, and fair play for players from ages 9-21 in a highly competitive and demanding schedule of games.  Baseball teams frequently play 3 or 4 games per week and softball teams normally play 2 games per week against teams from other towns in the greater Boston area.  Additional practices are held at the discretion of the manager.

BBRBS strives to place teams in leagues where players will be challenged, enabling them to develop their playing skills to their full potential.  All players are required to try out for the teams, the rosters are limited, and playing time is not guaranteed or equal, but is dependent on many things including attendance at practice.  Summer baseball and softball requires a serious commitment by players and parents.


 

Overview
The 2022 summer schedule will run dependent on the specific league a team is in and whether the team qualifies for post-season tournament play.  Overall, when both practices and games are included, the summer is a relatively intensive program. Recognizing that this is the vacation season, we do make modest allowances for family vacations without jeopardizing a youngster's roster spot. However, the commitment to the leagues is a significant one, and we request that longer vacations be reserved for later in August when the season has ended. Parents and players are asked to be realistic about the significance of this commitment. Summer ball isn't for everyone.

 

This summer we are not offering an in-town option for those who do not want to play travel baseball or softball.

 

Player Selection
Players are selected for summer teams based on the following:

  • Overall Spring season performance as observed by coaches

  • Season evaluation and/or statistics submitted by the spring coaches

  • Observations at the all-star game

  • Summer tryout held in middle of spring season

  • Commitments to other teams or activities

  • Vacations

We try to accommodate as many children who want to play as possible. But we cannot guarantee a spot for every child in the travel leagues. All players are welcome to participate in our clinics.



 

2022 Eligibility

 

Travel Baseball 

 

For Players Ages 16+

  1. Senior Babe Ruth

    1. Any player born prior to May 1, 2006 and on or after January 1, 2003 will be eligible for Babe Ruth 16-18 League competition.

    2. Any player eligible to participate in high school athletics will be eligible to participate in the Babe Ruth League 16-18 Division

    3. (National Federation Rule).

    4. Any player born in 2003, 2004 and 2005 is eligible for Babe Ruth Baseball 16-18 Division.

    5. Players born in January, February, March, and April of 2006 must play in the 16-18 Division.

 

For Players Age 13-15

  1. Babe Ruth Baseball

    1. Any player born prior to May 1, 2009 and on or after May 1, 2006 will be eligible for Babe Ruth 13-15 League competition.


 

For Players Ages 12 and Under

Bay State Baseball

Divisions are based on age. Teams are made up of the best players from our league in the following age groups

  1. Bay State A (ages 11/12) - plays on a 70’ diamond

  2. Bay State B (ages 10/11) - plays on a 60’ diamond

  3. Bay State C (ages 9/10) - plays on a 60’ diamond

  4. Bay State D (age 9) - plays on a 60’ diamond

 

Age Considerations

Age 9: a player’s date of birth must fall between 5/1/12 - 4/30/13

Age 10: a player's date of birth must fall between 5/1/11 - 4/30/12.

Age 11: a player’s date of birth must fall between 5/1/10 - 4/30/11.

Age 12: a player’s date of birth must fall between 5/1/09 - 4/30/10.



 

Travel Softball

 

Middle Essex Softball

Middle Essex Softball

 

A league of Middlesex and Essex county teams, run by USA softball.

Softball 18U: 18 years old or under as of 1/1/21

Softball 16U: 16 years old or under as of 1/1/21

Softball 14 U: 14 years old or under as of 1/1/21

Softball 12U: 12 years old or or under as of 1/1/21

Softball 10U: 10 years old or or under as of 1/1/21


 

Fees

Registration fees for the 2022 summer season will vary, depending on what program you sign up for. All registrations cover a uniform (hat & shirt),  town field fee, and insurance. Once the travel teams are finalized, the registration fee will need to be paid.

 

Costs for Summer Leagues

  • Summer Baseball Programs - $190

  • Middle Essex Softball - $16