Spring Baseball and Softball Registration is Open!
Happy New Year, New Milford baseball and softball families,
Registration for the upcoming 2019 spring baseball and softball season is now open. Early registration helps the league plan and budget for the season. In short, registration helps create the best season possible. NMYBBSB encourages you to register now and thanks you for all of your support and help.
We look forward to making 2019 the best season ever for our baseball and softball players and it all starts now.
New Milford Softball will be offering winter workout programs in the New Year for multiple age groups. These workouts are a great, cost-effective way for our players to work on their skills during the off-season at a local venue (Walnut Hill Church in New Milford). Their gym has been upgraded to include turf across the entire gym, as well as two batting cages. The facility will be perfect for our workouts, and is also very cost effective versus the alternate turf options available.
Our goal at these workouts is for all interested girls in the age groups to improve their fundamentals in all aspects of the game--fielding, hitting, pitching, baserunning. The travel team coach at each level will run their respective program, pulling in a variety of other coaches with years of experience to assist the girls in learning the building-block skills that will make them better players. The 14/16U workouts will be led by Val Salzman, a highly experienced coach with varsity high school, club team and NM softball experience. We will also do quite a bit of conditioning at these workouts.
In January we are starting Minors Winter Workouts for ALL 8-10-year-old baseball players.
The goal is to develop our kids through the winter so they can go further in the spring/summer/fall programs.
This is a HUGE opportunity for individualized coaching.
The Minors Winter Workouts will be directed by myself, Bill Granata, Bob Purpora, Rob Villanova - a former NY Yankee MiLB Player, and other NMYBBSB coaches.
They will be held Saturdays from Jan19-Apr27 at Walnut Hill Church here in NM for two hours. We have committed to morning sessions however there is some wiggle room should we need to adjust. Also if the weather cooperates we will move outdoors in April.
We are ONLY taking the first 40 players who sign up.
The cost is $150 for 15 weeks which is ONLY $5 an hour!
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 than pass or fail and that information will be kept strictly confidential.
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.