Youth Sports

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  6. Volleyball
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Baseball 


Youth Baseball Recreation Leagues are offered for boys ages 4-11. The youngest starts with blast-ball with the focus to introduce players to baseball fundamentals. Youth Baseball Competitive Division are offered for teams ages 7-12. This division is for teams interested in playing other Cal Ripken teams around Northwest Arkansas. 

*Registration links available when registration is open

Contact


Baseball Program Coordinator

John Robertson

(479)750-8185

Email

Registration Details

You can register in person at 600 Ash Street Springdale, 72764 or online. Spring registration for youth baseball is open in January. Fall registration is open in July.

All Players will receive a team shirt and hat. All Rec Leagues are $50 per player.

Competitive Division is $400-600

Discounts & Scholarships

Springdale Recreation Center members receive a $25 discount. Scholarships may be available through Pagnozzi Charities but require 50% of registration to be paid 2 weeks prior to the end of registration. Contact Pagnozzi Charities for details.

Pagnozzi Charities Application Here

Late Fee

 Late registration fee of $25 

**Please put in the comment section if you want to return to your same coach from Fall or Spring season.

Eligible Ages


SportRequirement
Major/70 CompetitiveTeam of 11 and 12 year olds from NWA
Major/ 60 CompetitiveTeam of 9 and 10 year olds from NWA
Pitch Machine CompetitiveTeam of 7 and 8 year olds from NWA
11U 60'sFor participants that turn 10 before or 11 after May 1, 2018
9U 60'sFor participants that have played 2 years of Rookies and/or turn 9 before or 10 after May 1, 2018
Pitch Machine UpperFor participants that have played 1 year of Rookies and/or turn 8 before or 9 after May 1, 2018
Pitch Machine Lower For participants that have played 2 years of T-ball and/or turn 7 before or 8 after May 1, 2018.
T-BallPrevious blastball players and 5 year olds. For any player who will participate as a 5 or 6 year old during the Spring 2018 season.
BlastballMust be 4 years old

Rec Leagues:

Blastball

For 4 year olds

The Fall 2017 Blastball League is for any players who are 4 years old. The focus in this division is to introduce players to the basic fundamentals of baseball such as hitting, fielding, throwing, and running.

T-ball

For Previous Blastball players and 5 year olds

The Fall 2017 T-Ball League is for any player who will participate as a 5 or 6 year old during the Spring 2018 season. The focus in this division is to further enhance the skills needed as players advance as well as teach new concepts regarding the fundamental rules of baseball.

Pitch Machine Lower

For Participants that have played 2 years of T-ball and/or turn 7 before or 8 after May 1, 2018

The Fall 2017 Pitch Machine Lower Division is for any player who will be participating as a 7 year old during the 2018 Spring season. The focus in this division is to develop and enhance the skills needed as kids transition from T-ball to Pitch Machine leagues. Games will be played on 60-foot bases with the pitching machine set at a distance of 43 feet.

Pitch Machine Upper

For Participants that have played 1 year of Rookies and/or turn 8 before or 9 after May 1, 2018.

The Fall 2017 Pitch Machine Upper Division is for any player who will be participating as an 8 year old during the 2018 Spring season. The focus in this division is to further develop player skill by providing a higher level of competition. Games will be played on 60-foot bases with the pitching machine set at a distance of 43 feet.

9U 60's

For Participants that have played 2 years of Rookies and/or turn 9 before or 10 after May 1, 2018.

The Fall 2017 Kid Pitch Lower Division is for any player who will be participating as a 9 year old during the 2018 Spring Season. The focus in this division is to develop and enhance the physical skills needed as kids make the transition from pitching machine to kid pitch leagues. Games will be played on 60 foot bases with a pitching distance of 43 feet.

11U 60's

For Participants that turn 10 before or 11 after May 1, 2018

The Fall 2017 Kid Pitch Upper Division is for any player who will be participating as a 10, 11, or 12 year old during the 2018 Spring Season. The focus in this league will be on competition with no guarantees of playing time. Games will be played on 60-foot bases with a pitching distance of 43 feet.

Competitive Division

Major/70 Competitive

The Fall 2017 Major/70 Competitive Division is for teams interested in playing other Cal Ripken 11 and 12 year old teams from around Northwest Arkansas. Head coaches must register their entire team, which must consist of 10-15 players. Cal Ripken rules will be used in Competitive Leagues.

Games will be played on 70 foot bases with a pitching distance of 46 feet.

Shirts and hats will not be provided for Competitive Division Teams.

Team Registration Fee: $600.00

Major/60 Competitive

The Fall 2017 Minor/60 Competitive Division is for teams interested in playing other Cal Ripken 9 and 10 year old teams from around Northwest Arkansas. In order to qualify for the Competitive Division head coaches must register their entire team, which must consist of 10-15 players. Cal Ripken rules will be used in Competitive Leagues. Games will be played on 60 foot bases with a pitching distance of 43 feet. Shirts and hats will not be provided for Competitive Division Teams.

Team Registration Fee: $600.00

Pitch Machine Competitive

The Fall 2017 Pitch Machine Competitive Division is for teams that are interested in playing other Cal Ripken 7 and 8 year old teams from around Northwest Arkansas. Head coaches must register their entire team, which must consist of 10-15 players. Cal Ripken rules will be used in Competitive Divisions. Shirts and hats will not be provided for Competitive Division Teams.

Team Registration Fee: $400.00

Important Dates

  •  August 8th to 13th - Cal Ripken and Babe Ruth World Series
    LeagueRegistration OpensRegistration ClosesCoaches MeetingPractice BeginsGames BeginSeason EndsPost Season
    Fall Rec Leagues7/1/177/31/17/8/14/179/5/1710/28/17TBA

Refund Policy

Full Refunds will be given for any reason prior to children being assigned to a team for any league.  

Refund Process

  • After participants have been assigned to a team, a 75% refund will be issued for any reason.  
  • After practices have started, a 50% refund will be issued for any reason.  
  • After games have started, refunds will not be issued.  If the Department cancels the program, full refunds will be issued.

Medical Condition

 A documented medical condition or documented life-event change may constitute for a full refund.  Requests for refunds with these circumstances must be reviewed by the Athletic Director for approval.

Rules and Forms


Rookie-Upper Rules

Rookie-Lower Rules

Major/60 Rules

Minor/60 Rules

T-Ball Rules