While summer, thankfully, still has a ways to go, it is time to register your son or daughter for Fall Ball with NMYBBSB.
The more relaxed Fall Ball season is perfect for both experienced players wanting to keep their skills sharp and for newer players looking to try America's favorite past time--even for the first time. This is a great time to play ball. Don't miss out on one of the most enjoyable seasons in New Milford youth sports. Don't wait. The league is forming teams now.
NMYBBSB is also looking for coaches. All training can be completed online and the league is seeking coaches dedicated to making sure players have fun, increase their love of the game and improve their skills.
The following teams need coaches for the upcoming 2019 season:
Baseball: 13U, 14U, 15U and 16U
Softball: 12U, 14U and 16U
If you would like to be considered for a coaching position for a 2019 NMYBBSB travel team, please apply via the link below.
NMYBBSB is committed to offering a high-quality experience for its athletes and this includes competitive travel teams. Coaches play a significant role in making sure NMYBBSB's travel program is the absolute best it can be. Thank you for your desire to help NMYBBSB and its athletes.
NMYBBSB's travel baseball program enjoyed success across multiple age groups this summer. Congratulations to all of the players, coaches and families. Thank you for your hard work and for representing NMYBBSB so well. Some highlights include:
The 11U Cyclones won the Southbury Memorial Day tournament, their district tournament. They also finished 1st in the GHVBL regular season standings and wrapped up their season as the GHVBL 2018 Summer playoff champions.
The 12U Bulldogs finished 1st in their district tournament.
The 13U Regulators won their district tournament and advanced all the way to the CT Babe Ruth State Championship game.
The 15U Riverhawks took top honors in the Xtreme Memorial Day tournament, their district tournament, and battled on to the CT Babe Ruth State Championship game.
At all age groups, the teams competed at a high level and showed sportsmanship that the entire New Milford community can be proud of. Great job by all!
NMYBBSB's softball program has enjoyed success across multiple age groups this summer. Congratulations to all of the players, coaches and families. Thank you for your hard work and for representing NMYBBSB so well.
In only their first summer as a team, the 8U Chaos won the Babe Ruth CT State Championship and took 3rd at the New England Regional championship.
The 10U Chaos earned a 3rd place finish at the Babe Ruth CT state championship and went on to win 1st at the New England Regional Championship. After the big regional win, they continued their winning ways by taking top honors at Rhode Island's CLCF Bombers Summer Slam Tournament of Champions.
These girls are not new to winning big games as nine out of 13 current team members also captured the New England Regional Championship in 2016 as 8U players.
The 12U Chaos are Babe Ruth CT State Champions for 2018, which makes for an impressive three years in a row. They followed this with a 2nd place finish at the New England Regionals. They were also the Fairfield County Champions for 2018.
The 14U Chaos took 1st at the Babe Ruth CT State Championship and also took 1st at the USSSA Bring On The Heat Championship. They took 2nd at the USSSA CT State championship and the Fairfield County championship, and they finished 3rd at the New England Regional championship.
It's important to know that new baseball bat rules were implemented January 1, 2018. These rule changes impact NMYBBSB's T-ball to Babe Ruth divisions. They do not, however, impact softball.
All bats used in the above mentioned divisions must have the USABat logo. Previously legal bats will not be premitted.
From USA Baseball:
USA Baseball, the national governing body for the sport of baseball in the U.S., in conjunction with participating national member organizations (NMOs) announced the decision to adopt a new method for measuring bat performance in the testing of youth bats. Informed by the research of leading scientists on the USA Baseball Bat Study Committee, and supported by its NMOs, -- including the American Amateur Baseball Congress (AABC), Amateur Athletic Union (AAU), Babe Ruth Baseball/Cal Ripken Baseball, Dixie Youth Baseball, Little League Baseball and PONY Baseball -- USA Baseball has concluded that recent advancements in science, engineering, technology, and the materials available to fabricate non-wood bats, now allow the manufacturers to construct youth bats that can perform at a wood-like level through the entire range of lengths and weights of youth bats.
The new USA Baseball bat standard (USABat), which will apply to bats that are classified below the NCAA and NFHS level of play, will be implemented on January 1, 2018, allowing the bat manufacturers sufficient time to bring these bats to the marketplace.
The Cal Ripken Division of Babe Ruth League, Inc. have approved the use of the 2 5/8 inch barrel bats for local league play and tournament play beginning in January 2018 and coinciding with the new USA Bat standard.
Similar to the NCAA and NFHS BBCOR standard, which helped to eliminate discrepancies with different length bats and thus provide a more direct measure of bat performance, the new USA Baseball bat standard will allow youth baseball organizations in the United States to reach their goal of establishing a wood-like standard, a standard that will provide for the long-term integrity of the game.
All coaches must be certified by Babe Ruth. If you have already taken the course, you do not have to take it again. The certification program is available online at www.baberuthcoaching.org.
Due to league guidelines, anyone that has not completed the course will not be allowed on the field.
Babe Ruth League, Inc. programs, nationwide, are required to annually conduct a background check on all managers, coaches, board of directors' members, as well as any other persons and volunteers, who provide regular service to the league and/or have repetitive access to, or contact with, players or teams. The purpose of these background checks is, first and foremost, to protect the players.
One of our goals is to provide a safe and pleasant experience for all our players and guests. Below is an outline of our premise policies. We appreciate your help and compliance with these rules.
Dogs—There are no dogs permitted on the property at any time. Anyone with a dog inside the property will be asked to leave immediately.
Bicycles—There are no bicycles permitted on the property.
Smoking—The fields are designated as non-smoking. There is no smoking permitted on the property.
Alcohol—Alcoholic beverages of any kind are not permitted on the property.
Trash—Please remember to pick up all your trash and throw it out in the garbage pails located around the fields. Also, remind your kids/players that they are responsible for leaving the dugout areas clean for the next teams.
Parking—All parking is at your own risk. Also, please DO NOT park in front of any gated areas. Emergency vehicles need to have immediate access to the space at all time. Keep in mind that cars parked on the street may be ticketed or towed by the Police.
New Milford Farms Field Parking—There is no parking between Fields B and C. There are a lot of families and children that take advantage of the Snack Bar and our tented eating area. For their safety, this area is now closed. Please do not open the gate to park here. Parking should be in the parking lot across the street from the fields.
New Milford Volunteer Field Parking—Parking for Volunteer Field is at the Bulls Field football parking lot. Please do not park on Boardman Road. The parking lot behind home plate is designated for the New Milford head coach, his named assistant and two umpires. Please refrain from pulling into the coach’s lot to drop off players for practice.
Thank you for volunteering to coach. All coaches and board members are required by Babe Ruth to undergo a background check. If you are new to coaching, or if you haven't completed this check within the last 3 years, please click the picture below to find the application and fill it out as soon as possible. The cost to complete the background check is $10. The league does not receive any information from your background check other then pass or fail and that information will be kept strictly confidential.