Friday, August 31, 2018

Charlottesville Babe Ruth League - Update and Important Dates

Dear Baseball Families,

Thank you for being part of our 13-16 year-old Charlottesville Babe Ruth League this fall! 

We will have a mix of skill clinics and game situations next week from 6PM - 8PM at Darrell Gardner Field at Lane Park on September 4th, 5th, and 6th.  Registered players should attend at least one of these 3 nights, and are encouraged to attend all three.  These sessions will allow for coaches to help evaluate players while also conducting some instruction and having fun all at the same time.  This exercise will help us build balanced teams for even competition through the fall season.   We will form league teams and families will be contacted on Sept 7th.  First team practices begin Sept 8th.  Regular season games will be on Wednesdays and Saturdays beginning September 12th and ending November 3rd.  Complete Season practice and game schedules will be released weekend of Sept 8th.  The season will wrap up on Nov 10th with a tournament.

Our league is now officially full with 48 players, and we are currently taking players on a waitlist.  Our four league head coaches this fall are Josh Bradley, Eric Gomez, Eric Lane, and Eric Tucker.  All of our guys are ready to hit the field and help your child reach the next level. 

Our Commissioner for this division is Chris Guyton (  We hope you can resolve any issues you may have through good communication with your coaches and other families, but if issues arise, Chris should be your first point of contact. 

For those of you who like to get your hands dirty, we are having a field clean-up and improvement day on Saturday, September 8th from 9am to 2pm (at Lane Park).  We have many weeds to remove, dirt to move, and other work to do.   This work session is a great way to meet other families and coaches, and give a little back to the community.  All you need is yourself, and maybe some work gloves.  If you have shovels and other tools, please bring them along.

Thank you again for playing with us this fall and we look forward to a great fall season!
Alice Riccabona
On behalf of the Northside Baseball League and
Charlottesville Babe Ruth League