News and Announcements

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Click here to register and learn more about our 2021 15U League.

This season runs from early June through mid July. This is a more competitive league than Prep League, but many of the players who participate in the Prep League will have the opportunity to play on a 15U team.

Our 15U tryouts will be held on Sat, May 1 from 5-7pm and Sun, May 9 from 5-7pm, both at Baylands Athletic Center in Palo Alto. Players in our Prep League do not need to attend the 15U tryout since the Prep League serves as their tryout.

Following the tryout, a draft will be held on May 11 where selected players will get drafted onto a 15U Team for the duration of their Babe Ruth careers. If your child doesn’t get drafted onto a 15U Team, you’ll receive a 100% refund, which means there’s really zero downside to registering. Our 15U Season is fairly compact, allowing players to enjoy Babe Ruth with minimal travel ball conflicts and fully participate after their high school seasons have finished.

At the end of our 15U Season, the top four teams earn the opportunity to compete in our coveted City Championship Tournament. Registration is $475 and closes April 30.

Join the fun: We’re a volunteer, community-based league, so we welcome all families to apply for Manager/Coaching spots or Board Member roles. Just let us know during registration!

For more information, contact Chris Lillios (clillios@compuserve.com).

Learn more about our year-round offerings by selecting the About menu above.

Prep League Registration Closed

Posted by Palo Alto Babe Ruth Baseball at Dec 8, 2020 11:05PM PST
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Click here to register and learn more about our 2021 Prep League.

There are no tryouts or cuts, so every player who registers is guaranteed a spot to play in this season which runs from March to May. Our Prep Season is a developmental league designed to help younger players develop their skills on the full-sized diamond and prepare players for our 15U Season.

It includes two weeks of preseason clinic-style practices, a player draft, and an eight week season featuring one practice and two games per week for each team culminating in a fun City Championship Tournament. The league features minimum playing time rules to allow all players a chance to play in each game.

The Prep League is open to all 7th and 8th graders, as well as any high school student not on a high school baseball roster. Full refunds are issued if a player makes his/her high school team and is unable to play Prep, so there is no risk in registering. Registration is $475 and closes March 8.

Join the fun: We’re a volunteer, community-based league, so we welcome all families to apply for Manager/Coaching spots or Board Member roles. Just let us know during registration!

For more information, contact Chris Lillios (clillios@compuserve.com).

Learn more about our year-round offerings by selecting the About menu above.

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PABR will be running two 3-week sessions of Fall Academy Camp clinics for players 12-16 years old starting September 14 and running to the end of October. The clinic groups will be structured in the same way as the summer sessions; stable groups of no more than 12 players with coaches dedicated to just that group, following social distancing best practices. Each group will have two clinics per week. The cost per each 3-week session will be $175.

Click Register Now! to register for Session 2 (Oct 12 – Oct 31). If for any reason you are unable to attend, you can receive a 100% refund of your fees by contacting Chris Lillios at clillios@compuserve.com.

As always, please do not hesitate to reach out to the board via email at ron.fried@sri.com if you have any questions.

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(June 26 Update): Enrollment for the season portion (games plus tournament) of the PABR Summer 15U/18U League is now closed. However, if you are interested in being placed on a wait list, complete this registration now or email baberuthpabr@gmail.com to indicate your interest. If you are not taken off the wait list, you will receive a 100% refund of your fees.

Open to players 12-18 years old, the PABR Summer 15U/18U League season, regulations permitting, will consist of a 5-week 12-game season plus a one-week tournament (July 6 – Aug 12). If the games/tournament season is canceled or you are not drafted onto a team, you will receive a 100% refund of your fees.

(June 15 Update): The camps portion of our season is now Full, but you can still register for the games portion of our season which we are planning to begin on Mon, July 6, if regulations allow.

Click here to register and learn more about our Summer 15U/18U Seasons.

After 3 months of sheltering in place, Santa Clara County has reopened youth camps!!! We have booked Baylands and are ready to start playing baseball the week of June 15th.

Our plan is to have players participate in a clinic-style baseball camp for 3 weeks prior to our season. These will be workouts to get back in shape and practice hitting. For these clinic-style baseball camps, we will do early evening workouts on weeknights with groups of 12 players. We will send a survey that will allow for players to request groupings with friends and peers. Throughout the process, we will follow social distancing best-practices.

We are hoping that each player gets about 6 workouts over the course of 3 weeks, after which we will draft to fill rosters to play a full season that includes a City Tournament. We plan to play our season from the week of July 6th to August 10th.

To register now, click Register Now! If for any reason we are unable to play our season after the 3 weeks, you will receive a refund of $300 back from your registration (if you participated in our camps), or a 100% refund if you had only signed up for the games portion. If you had previously registered and are no longer interested, please contact Chris Lillios at clillios@compuserve.com for a 100% refund.

As always, please do not hesitate to reach out to your 15U team manager or the board via email at ron.fried@sri.com if you have any questions.

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Dear Palo Alto Babe Ruth Families,

We wanted to provide this update to all future and returning PABR families.

We are seeing positive trends and are hopeful for youth sports to resume in the near future. The good news is that we are flexible and committed to providing baseball for this community. We are an inclusive league that has zero travel or financial barriers. Our coaches, fields, equipment and umpires are all ready to go as soon as it’s safe to get back out!

We’d like to share our current thinking for a 2020 Babe Ruth season. We are targeting a 2-week workout for players to knock off the rust, hold a draft, then play a 5-week season followed by a 1-week City Tournament. We believe that starting this in early June and concluding at the end of July is possible. In addition to our 15U League, we are exploring a potential 18U Sr. League for players who were unable to have a high school season and for 15’s who want to play in both leagues.

When we resume, we will remain committed to safety and will follow social distancing best-practices. While we do not have all the answers at this moment, we are hopeful to have better clarity around a firm timeline and format within the next 2 weeks. If the season does get cancelled, the League policy is to provide you with a 100% refund.

As always, please do not hesitate to reach out to your 15U team manager or the board via email at ron.fried@sri.com if you have any questions.

Sincerely,
PABR Board of Directors