Babe Ruth League Online Player Registration is now available!
Check out page 16 for information on how your league can win a Hall of Fame baseball signed by Cal Ripken Jr.
2010 Rule Books with all of the current
Babe Ruth League rules & regulations.
Discount Coupons Promotional Catalog
for selected packed with hundreds of BRL-
merchandise at approved patches, hats, uniforms, Introduction to the New BRL Data Center—
Sports Authority. gear, emblems and much more. your online resource for E-Rosters for
regular season, tournament and Fall Ball.
Insurance Brochure outlining coverage
Official Babe Ruth League options for your league.
Anaconda Sports® Catalog
to order equipment, baseballs,
softballs, coaches’ shirts, team
uniforms and much more.
New Electro Introduction to the Updated BRL
ID Cards on Website—24-hour access to Babe
page 13! Ruth League News, Information,
Identification Cards Resources, Merchandise...and
for Baseball and Softball. much, much more! 1
Visit the new Babe Ruth League Resources Page
Order your BRL Contact your Regional Take a look at our new Data Center and our fast,
Shoulder Emblems and and State Commissioners easy-to-use Online Roster Tool where you can
2 Other Merchandise! with just a click! submit Local League and Tournament Rosters!
New England Region Ohio Valley Region
Norm Messier, Regional Commissioner Mark Watkins, Regional Commissioner Looking for help now?
(802) 626-8535 (812) 499-7317
Visit our online
Middle Atlantic Region Midwest Plains Region asked questions
Ray Lotierzo, Regional Commissioner Norm Travis, Regional Commissioner and answers, printable
(856) 482-1328 (719) 346-8803
firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com directions with live links to
additional help and much more.
Our new ticket system allows you to
Southeast Region Pacific Northwest Region submit questions directly to
Henry Sermons, Regional Commissioner Gord Welbourne, Regional Commissioner Headquarters and then track the
(252) 447-5660 (604) 597-1659
firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com progress of your answers. We also
offer remote service capability
where our support staff will walk
Southwest Region Pacific Southwest Region you through the steps right on your
Joe Featherston, Regional Commissioner Leonard Hammer, Regional Commissioner
(479) 273-3069 (559) 834-2419
personal or work computer!
firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com Or call us for help over the
phone at 1-800-880-3142. 3
Babe Ruth League Coaching Education Center: Powered by Ripken Baseball
Babe Ruth League Coaching Education softball coaches: Coaching Advanced Make the Choice to Be the
Baseball: The Ripken Way for Babe Ruth
and Certification Program Baseball Coaches and Coaching Advanced Best Coach You Can Be
At the beginning of the 2008 season, Babe Softball: The Ripken Way for Babe Ruth All Babe Ruth courses are self-instructional,
Ruth League and Ripken Baseball estab- Softball Coaches. Priced at only $24.95 each, self-paced, and offered online for conven-
lished a leadership role in youth baseball these courses offer compelling attributes to ience. The courses offer coaches lifetime
and softball by requiring all of our rostered meet the needs of our coaches, including: certification in Babe Ruth League and
coaches to gain certification, and we couldn’t • More advanced training on the technical Ripken Baseball. To learn more about the
be more pleased with the results. More than and tactical skills of baseball and softball. courses, visit the coaching education center
80,000 coaches have been through the Web site at www.BabeRuthCoaching.org.
program, helping to ensure our kids receive • An additional Babe Ruth League certifica-
the best sports experience possible. tion option.
For more information, visit:
• An ideal continuing education course for
New Choice for Training coaches who have taken the Coaching www.BabeRuthCoaching.org
Building on this momentum, Babe Ruth Youth Baseball: The Ripken Way for Babe
League and Ripken Baseball, in conjunction Ruth Baseball Coaches or Coaching Youth
Softball: The Ripken Way for Babe Ruth Level I courses for Baseball
with coaching education partner American
Sport Education Program (ASEP), introduce Softball Coaches course and are looking to and Softball also available
two upcoming courses for baseball and further enhance their coaching skills. for $19.95 each.
Frequently Asked Questions Regarding the Babe Ruth League Ripken Baseball Coaching Education Program
What is the Babe Ruth League Coaching What is the format of the course? his or her own professional development and not
Education Program requirement? The courses are PDF-based courses, meaning to satisfy a requirement, the coach would simply
The requirement is that all baseball and softball course takers do not receive any ancillary course select “Other” from the drop-down menu during
coaches affiliated with either organization must materials (no book, CD, or video) in the mail. the registration process.
become certified. All course content is delivered electronically
through the course. Will coaches receive a certificate
What are the online courses of course completion?
being offered through ASEP? How long is the certification valid? Coaches will have the ability to print a certificate
Coaching Youth Baseball: By taking the ASEP course, coaches are certified of completion and wallet card directly from the
The Ripken Way for Babe Ruth Baseball Coaches for life. site. However, we will not be mailing certificates.
Coaching Youth Softball:
The Ripken Way for Babe Ruth Softball Coaches How long does the course take to complete? Will there be a National Coaches Registry
Coaches should expect to spend two to three for the site?
How much does the course cost?
hours going through the online course. Careful Yes, there will be an National Coaches Registry,
The courses are $24.95 each for Level II and
reading of the PDF book and other materials but it will not be open to the public. Only admin-
$19.95 each for Level I.
found within the course will require additional istrators will have access to the registry to run
How do I purchase the course? time (well spent!). reports for their individual leagues.
Visit... www.BabeRuthCoaching.org, click
on “For coaches” link under “Quick Clicks” sec- Can someone not affiliated with Babe Ruth What are the technical requirements
tion of the home page, and follow the prompts. League or Ripken Baseball take the course? for viewing the course?
You will need a Visa or Mastercard credit or debit Yes, but we would recommend the coach consult Go to...
card to make the purchase through the website. his or her organization to ensure that the Babe www.BabeRuthCoaching.org/techSupport.cfm
Ruth/Ripken version will satisfy the coaching for a detailed listing of technical requirements.
education requirements of the non-affiliated
6 organization. If a person is taking the course for
Babe Ruth League Insurance Plans
he approved insurance plans of Babe Ruth League, 5. Maintenance & • Equipment
Inc. have been specifically designed for our baseball Housekeeping – First/Third base coaches:
and softball program. Administered though K&K • Non-playing areas HELMETS; standing
Insurance Group and placed with A-rated carriers, the – Parking in box
approved plans offer premier group accident insurance, – Concourses/walkways: – Players: helmets in good
commercial general liability insurance, and D&O condition; obstructions; condition; protective
(directors and officers) liability insurance. These – Bleachers: permanent cups;
coverages are second to none and are available to -v- temporary; perimeter catchers equipment –
chartered member leagues at extremely attractive rates. fencing (sides and back); condition
single board bleachers; – Batboys: helmets;
Risk Management 2. Concessions ANSI code violations face masks?
• Inside: hot surfaces; electri- (4" openings) – Field: tractors, mowers,
Made Easy cal hazards (overloads, – Restrooms (permanent): rollers, etc. – stored,
Here are important tips to water); greasy/sticky clean; dry floors; proper locked, and/or out
consider for on-site risk floors; sharp objects; sanitation; regular of sight
management and loss con- machinery (moving parts); maintenance
trol of Babe Ruth Baseball extension cords – Restrooms (temporary
• Outside: condiment areas • Area facing bleachers:
and Softball Complexes. “porta-pots”): anchored
STAY ALERT - WATCH
(spills - mustard, catsup, (tipping, horseplay, wind-
relish, onions); slippery FOR BATTED OR
The Five Most blown); serviced regularly
surfaces; electrical hazards THROWN BALLS
– Tents: temporary;
Common (standing water/rain) • Walkways:
anchored (sand bags,
Risk Areas: NO RUNNING
stakes); stakes covered
3. Security • Parking lots:
1. Parking • Playing areas
• Regular season: on call; 911 BABE RUTH LEAGUE INC.
2. Concessions – Bases: properly anchored
• Tournament season: IS NOT RESPONSIBLE
3. Security – Area around bases: level;
on site FOR DAMAGE TO
4. First Aid rocks/stones; sharp objects
– off duty vs. on duty VEHICLES BY BATTED
5. Maintenance & – Fencing: perimeter foul
– armed vs. unarmed OR THROWN BALLS –
Housekeeping lines and outfield -
– volunteer vs. contracted - PARK RESPONSIBLY
covered with “French
employee drain" piping (bright
1. Parking yellow/orange); backstop Risk Management
• Surface: condition (con- 4. First Aid
crete, asphalt, stone, dirt, • Regular season: on site
netting/fencing - holes is everyone’s job!
– Dugouts: screened;
grass); even/uneven; pot- – Fully stocked kit players/coaches protected
holes; standing water; – List of emergency phone – On deck area: protected
It's EASY, SIMPLE,
large rocks; slippery sur- contacts (EMT, Fire, and requires
faces Police, Weather, Disaster
• Lighting: quality; dark Services)
out of line of play COMMON SENSE.
– Light poles: inspected;
spots; shadows; perimeter • Tournament season: condition (wood -
wooded areas on site stressed/rotten; metal -
– EMT w/transport vehicle; stressed/rusted)
abe Ruth League, Inc. realizes that it takes considerable S’mores®, Twizzlers®, Kit Kat®, Hershey’s®, Hershey’s® with
funds to operate a successful local league program. Listed Almonds, and Caramello®. A designated Hershey® Distributor
on our website are power-hitting fundraising programs. or Headquarters Service Representative is available to each
league to discuss the options available for generating revenue
• Hershey® Fundraising Program
through Hershey’s® Fundraising. Hershey® also offers
Hershey is the “Official Candy of Babe Ruth League, Inc.”
additional incentives for the local teams and players that
Research shows that candy is one of the most successful
participate in your league program.
fundraisers. Each league is able to purchase Hershey’s® Fund
Raising assortment carriers featuring America’s favorite brands • For further fundraising programs, contact
including Reese’s® Peanut Butter Cups, Reese’s Fast Break®, Babe Ruth League Headquarters. 7
Your 24-hour access to Babe Ruth League News, Information,
Resources, Merchandise...and much, much more!
Need to check on the latest rule changes? Want to
purchase Babe Ruth League approved patches or
trophies? Need to contact your State Commissioner?
Click on the League Resources tab to quickly find
what you need.
Need a power-hitting fundraising program?
Click on Fundraising Opportunities
for “can’t miss” fundraisers.
Click on the World Series
tab for information and
locations of all Babe Ruth
Click on Latest Rule Changes
for up-to-date information on
Babe Ruth League rule changes
and related information.
Know of a deserving Babe Ruth
League player looking for
scholarship information? Click on
Babe Ruth League
National Umpires Association
Check out Babe Ruth TV on the
Babe Ruth League Home Page
for informative segments
like how to repair a mound . . .
Interested in becoming an umpire?
Looking for the latest Rule Changes?
Just log onto the official Babe Ruth League website,
and select from the stack of blue buttons on the left
of the Home Page. You’ll be directed to the pages
with the information you are seeking.
abe Ruth League, Inc. established the Baseball and Softball National Umpires
Associations to assist the local leagues affiliated with the program to educate
men and women on the rules and mechanics of the game and improve the
quality of umpiring in their games. It has always been the intent of Babe Ruth
League, Inc. to improve the quality of umpiring in youth leagues through innova-
tive teaching, educational programs, and superior educational resources.
Babe Ruth Headquarters continually educates all National Umpire’s Association
members through instructional clinics, videos, and the periodic newsletter,
UMPIREGRAM, which includes informative articles and offers valuable tips and
advice for the amateur umpire.
Every league president should appoint an Umpire-in-Chief to coordinate and
supervise the league’s umpires. By having your umpires join the National Umpires
Association, you are assured they will have a thorough knowledge of the rules of
Babe Ruth League, Inc. and how to apply them on the field.
Contact Headquarters for Your National Umpires Association
Renewal Brochure: 1-800-880-3142
Faster ... Leaner ... Greener!
Log on to www.baberuthleague.org, click on the Data Center button on the left and take a look!
You can log in using your user name and password from last season. If you forgot your password,
just click “FORGOT PASSWORD” and an email will be sent minutes later with a reminder.
Introducing the NEW Babe Ruth League Easy-to-Use Data Center!
Going Green Communication is the best vehicle for success. Working as
a team with your District and State Commissioners, as well
Babe Ruth League, Inc. recognizes the strategic role that
as your Headquarters Service Rep, will ensure that your
changing with the times plays in the success of our busi-
participants have a fun, safe and memorable experience.
ness and in the success of administering a local league. The
Their contact information is listed in the Data Center for
Babe Ruth League Data Center is a new feature that was
easy reference and convenience.
added to the Babe Ruth website in 2009. As part of our
“Go Green” initiative to phase out the use of paper forms,
leagues are now able to charter and insure their programs Electronic ID Cards
online via the Babe Ruth Data Center. The Data Center Once your online rosters are complete, you can select a
tool is offered free of charge to all chartered Babe Ruth player, a team or your entire league and submit the list to
leagues and contains many excellent tools that go beyond Babe Ruth Headquarters electronically. Pay using PAYPAL
basic registration to help provide our kids with the best with a credit card or check. Headquarters will process and
playing experience possible. Now that your league is char- print the cards to mail back to you via regular mail, next
tered for the coming season, here are some of the new day, two-day mail or ground service.
items you will be able to use and see in the Data Center.
Once your league is approved by Babe Ruth Headquarters,
you will be able to print your league’s Charter Certificate.
You will be able to print and email as many copies of the
certificate as needed.
If your league purchased the Babe Ruth insurance plans
provided by K&K Insurance, you will be able to print out
copies of your insurance certificate to place in your
tournament teams’ credential books and to send to local Ordering Shoulder Emblems or Rulebooks
government and/or vendors that require a copy. No more
Need to purchase additional supplies? Need shoulder
waiting for certificates to be sent via the mail from the
emblems or rulebooks right away? With the Data Center,
you now have a 24/7 quick link to make those needed
purchases over the internet. And your league account can
Letters of League Eligibility be invoiced if necessary.
Each chartered Babe Ruth league shall be eligible for repre-
sentation in tournament play provided the league has
complied with all requirements as listed in the Rules and
Regulations on or before the required dates. Letters of
Eligibility are forwarded to each registered league and/or
division(s) by the State Commissioner. As part of the Babe
Ruth Data Center, once your league meets the rule require-
ments, your State Commissioner will now be able to make
your Letter of Eligibility available online so you are able to
print out the copies needed.
We truly believe that the Babe Ruth program has the high-
Babe Ruth Store via the Data Center
est quality volunteer network among all youth sports pro- When you charter with Babe Ruth League, Inc., an account
grams. And our Babe Ruth League Service Representatives will be opened at the Babe Ruth Store for your league.
are more than just a voice on the other line. They are Via the Data Center, you can easily contact Anaconda
knowledgeable about the program and each has a strong Sports for shoulder emblems, uniforms, hats or any other
desire to help the volunteers and leagues function efficiently. specialty items. You may also contact Rick Wohlrab at
1-800-880-3142 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Babe Ruth League Help Desk Submit a Ticket
In Babe Ruth League Inc.’s effort to continue to better Not sure you found the answer and would like to hear
accommodate our volunteers, we have set up an online from someone at Headquarters? Now you can complete a
Help Desk. This Help Desk offers many tools that will assist ticket where you can track the status of your message via
volunteers and provides a variety of solutions to frequently the Help Desk. Headquarters staff is standing by to help
asked questions concerning: Website Administration, you answer simple rule questions, inquiry requests, how to
Registration, Rosters, Insurance and ID Cards. The Help do rosters online, ID Cards and so much more.
Desk was created to make our volunteers’ jobs easier and
allot them more time on the diamond with their players.
Our Help Desk is broken down into 3 main components.
Want to review a file in PDF or another format so you can
review it online or print it? The “Downloads” portion of
Knowledge Base the Help Desk offers more than nine step-by-step down-
See answers to frequently asked questions … from manag- loads to aid volunteers. It’s the perfect library of “How-To”
ing your online rosters and printing insurance forms to topics. So now you can get out from behind the desk and
being able to manage websites and order Electronic ID back on the fields where you belong.
Cards. Quick links offer you fast answers to help guide you
through what you are working on.
Save time and money …
Babe Ruth League Electronic I.D. Cards
are available to all local leagues that
have created their rosters online.
Call Headquarters for details
at 1-800-880-3142. 13
Save Time & Money with the Cap Emblem Option
ajor League and Minor League replica caps and visors are
M now available with the NEW CAP EMBLEM permanently
attached. The Cap Emblem Option satisfies the Babe Ruth
official shoulder emblem requirement for local league and tourna-
ment play. Replica caps are available ONLY from Outdoor Cap—
official MLB/MiLB cap manufacturer. Customized caps and visors
in wool, mesh or twill with the Cap Emblem permanently attached
are available ONLY from Pacific Headwear. (Caps are available
You may choose to
purchase Cap Emblems
or Shoulder Emblems.
THE NEW CAP
It’s the practical and
inexpensive way to satisfy
the official shoulder
emblem requirement for
local league and tournament
play. Have cap emblems for
baseball, ripken and softball
on your team’s favorite THE SHOULDER EMBLEM OPTION:
hat or visor. Shoulder emblems can be ordered from HQ’s for baseball/softball uniforms. See above
for the proper placement on jersey, vest style jerseys and softball coaches’ shirts.
How to Assemble Your
Step 1 Step 5 Step 9
Start by using a Insert your Certificate of Coverage for Place copies
1/2-inch ring binder accident and liability. (Refer to Babe of your team
that you can find in Ruth League Rule 0.01 #6.) photo in your
an office supply store. book. Please
Quick FAQ: For Insurance Claims call:
also have it
prepared to be sent electronically to
make it easier for the host league to
Step 2 assemble tournament program books.
Place clear sheet
Step 6 Quick FAQ: Make sure that only the
roster players and coaches are part of the
Insert your Babe Ruth
documents inside photo, and that the team and coaches
League I.D. Cards.
the binder. When are in uniform.
using Babe Ruth I.D. Cards use Quick FAQ: Babe Ruth
“business card” sheet protectors to I.D. Cards are signed by
hold the cards inside the binder. the league president and
Quick FAQ: Babe Ruth League I.D. Cards
sent to Headquarters to be
recorded and laminated. Save your
are good for the player’s entire career in Place Certificates of Certification for
coaches—as well as yourself—the responsi-
the program. Lost a card? Replacements each manager and coach that has
bility of carrying legal birth documents.
are done free of charge. successfully completed the Coaches
Step 3 Step 7 Visit www.baberuthcoaching.com for
information on how you can enroll in
(Using Babe Ruth ID Cards? Then, you
Insert your this superb training program.
can skip Step 7.) Insert original Birth
Documents or certified copies of Birth
Documents. Remember notarized copies
Quick FAQ: Your League’s Eligibility Form
is provided by your State Commissioner
of a Birth document are not accepted!
Quick FAQ: Certified copies are provided
once your league president has submitted Check List
sealed by a government agency. Copying a
all required documents to rule 11.04 a-g.
birth document and having a notary public • Did I order Official Patches or the
sign and seal are not accepted. Cap Emblem option for my players
Step 4 • Do I want to order District, State or
Insert copy of the
Step 8 Regional Champion and Runner-Up
If you did not use • Does my team have the schedule
the Data Center to for games as well as the contact
Forms. You can
submit the roster numbers for the host league and
electronically to Tournament Director?
from the Babe • Did I send all my required
must send a hard
Ruth League website! paperwork to Headquarters?
copy to Headquarters
prior to the start of play. Quick FAQ: Be sure to have a Consent • Do my Coaches have copies
for Treatment form for each player in of the rule book?
Quick FAQ: If a manager, coach or player
needs to be replaced on the roster, the • Do my Team Managers and
league president must fill out an Coaches have rule books?
ADD/DROP form. 15
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