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Welcome to the 2020 South Fort Myers Youth Baseball Spring Season

Player Registration Dates: Register in person at Rutenberg Park or by Mail. Download the 2020 registration form here:
2020 spring registration draft 1.pdf
December 21st 10:00 am-2:00 pm  
January 4th 10:00 am-2:00 pm
January  7th 6:00 pm-8:00 pm
January  11th 10:00 am-2:00 pm  
January 18th 10:00 am-2:00 pm  
January  21st 6:00 pm-8:00 pm
January  25th 10:00 am-2:00 pm (Last Registration)
* Spots are limited for each division* 

Tryouts:
January 18th 
10:00 am-11:00 am Tryouts for 10 year olds only 
11:00 am-2:00 pm Tryouts for 11-12 year olds Field 1
11:00 am-2:00 pm Tryouts for 8-9 year olds Field 3
January  25th 9am-10am Last Tryouts for 10 year olds only
9am-10am Last Tryouts for 10 year olds only
10am-Noon Last Tryouts for 11-12 year olds Field 1
10am-Noon Last Tryouts for 8-9 year olds Field 3
February 6th 
6:00 pm-8:00 pm Tryouts for 13-16 year olds (Seniors)
February 8th
10:00 am Last Seniors Tryouts 

 

Volunteers:
Dec 21st 10am-2pm (Volunteers needs to help spread mulch, repair dugouts and netting)
Jan 25th 8am-9am (Umpire Clinic for all Volunteer Coaches and Parents Grapefruit - Majors)

 

Coaches: Coaches and Managers are still needed for each division. Please inquire at registration
January 11th 9:00 am-11:00 am (Mandatory Coaches Clinic by Canterbury Coaches) 
January 25th 8:00 am-9:00 am (Umpire Clinic for all Volunteer Coaches and Parents Grapefruit - Majors)
January 29th 6:00 pm Majors Draft (Managers Only)
February 1st 9:00 am Minors Draft (Managers Only) 
February  4th 6:00 pm Grapefruit A Team Formation
February  4th 6:00 pm Grapefruit B Team Formation
February  4th 7:30 pm T-Ball and Grapefruit Coaches Clinic
February  4th 8:00 pm T-Ball Team Formation
February  8th 6:00 pm Seniors Draft (Managers Only) 

 

Players and Parents:
Once teams are formed players will be notified within a few days and practices will start the following week. 
The Season will start the First week of February and run through May.

 

Opening Day: 
February 15th 
10am-Noon Minnesota Twins Player Clinic (Players 7-12 can participate) 
Noon-7pm Opening Day Games (Majors and Minors) 
4pm Opening Ceremony Honoring the 2019 Champions
 
*If any Saturday events are rained out they will be rescheduled for the next day at the same times (Sunday) 




Cal Ripken Baseball Division - Ages 4-12
Babe Ruth Baseball Division- Ages 13-16

Keeping baseball FUN-especially in the early stages of youth baseball-is a primary concern of South Fort Myers Youth Baseball, which is comprised of the following divisions:

Seniors Division:  Babe Ruth Baseball League was created for ballplayers ages 13-16 who wished to continue their baseball playing experience beyond the age of 12. This is where players get their baseball cleats muddy for the first time on standard 90' diamonds under Official Baseball Rules used by Major League Baseball. In this division, teams are eligible to enter tournament competition and move along the tournament trail, culminating in a World Series. Three World Series are held in this division: one for 13 Year-Old players, one for 13 and 14 Year-Old Players, and the renowned 13-15 World Series

Major Division 50/70: The most experienced level of Cal Ripken Baseball, recommended for 10 and 12 year old players. Cal Ripken Baseball is played under the Official Baseball Rules, but implements some special rules as necessary for the development and welfare of this young age group. Under the Major Division games consist of six innings. In order to encourage the league to train more pitchers, there are rules that set the maximum number of innings a pitcher may pitch in a calendar week.

Minor: Youth league age 8 - 11. Kid-pitch competitive play. At this level children will start learning the finer details of the game. This includes; stealing bases, following signals, strategies in the field and more. This is for intermediate players who can play up to the expected skill criteria. Tryouts are required to show readiness to play at this level. Younger players may move up if they can demonstrate the ability to do so. Please notify the Players Agent if your child intends to play up. The Player agent and League President make the final decision.

Grapefruit A: Designed primarily for ballplayers ages 7-8, this division makes use of a pitching machine to allow for more hittable balls at the plate and more action in the field. Fear of actually being hit by a pitched ball is diminished. It makes the game safer and improves the playing confidence and ability of all participants. Teams will play 3 out innings and will field 10 players each inning. Players can request specific teams in order to play with friends. 

Grapefruit B: Youth league age 6 - 8. Coach assisted, machine-pitch baseball. Children learn how to hit off of a live machine pitch.  After 5 pitches are thrown without a hit, the player is allowed to hit off the tee. The Batting team will bat through their lineup each inning.  Children continue to be coached in the field during play and develop playing skills. Three innings are played or a 1:15 min limit - whichever comes first. Score is not kept. Coaches continue to emphasize teamwork and good sportsmanship. Players can request specific teams in order to play with friends. 

T-Ball: Ball Players ages 4-6 learn hitting and fielding fundamentals in a supportive team environment. Young athletes hit the ball from a batting tee which is height-adjusted for a level swing, batting in order through the line-up for the entire game. The primary goal is to begin to instruct young players in the fundamentals of baseball in a supportive team environment. Players can request specific teams in order to play with friends. 


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All player ages are determined by the birth chart shown above. May 1 in any year shall be the deciding date.

Download the registration forms here: 2020 spring registration

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Rutenburg Park

6000 South Point Blvd Fort Myers Florida United States 33919

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