Due to the timing of spring break, imminent deadlines, and unpredictable field conditions moving forward, we will be holding some travel softball and district baseball team tryouts as outlined below. We will be utilizing facilities and dates already secured by winter workout groups and paid for. Accordingly, players who did not participate in these workouts may be charged a nominal fee. This would also apply to players trying out for teams needing additional facility time.
8U-12U Softball Tryout #1 to be held at Walnut Hill Church, 19 Dorwin Hill Rd, New Milford, on March 25th as follows:
12U: Coach Joe Vaughey- 9-10:30 am
10U: Coach Rob Williams-10:45-12pm
8U: Coach Michelle McNamara- 10:45-12pm.
Tryout #2 TBD. Information forthcoming.
9U Coach Bill Granata- Walnut Hill Church, 19 Dorwin Hill Rd, New Milford. Sunday March 26th from 2:30-4:30 and Monday March 27th from 5:30-7:30.
8 year old players are welcome to tryout for 9U district team.
11U Coach Steve Pilla-CSA, 32 Still River Rd, New Milford, April 1st, 3:30-5:00pm.
Information on additional dates for these teams and 10 U district team is forthcoming.
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.
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.