2018 Prep League FAQs
When does registration start?
Registration is now open and will remain open until the end of February. Click here to register now.
What is the cost?
The cost before January 15 is $400 per player. We do offer need-based financial scholarships.
What is the league format?
Shortly after the field re-opens in early March (pending weather), registered players will be invited to attend 4 – 6 skills clinics. These clinics will be run by paid coaches (high school level coaching). During the clinics, the prep league volunteer coaches will evaluate the skills levels in order to “draft” each of the players onto one of four teams.
When do practices start?
Practices will begin in late March or early April. All teams will practice one weeknight per week. See our calendar page for the practice and game schedule. It will be clearer once your child is assigned to a team.
When do games start?
Opening Day for the Prep League is March 24. Each team will play two games per week (Thursday OR Friday AND Saturday).
My child didn't play PABR 15U last year, how will he/she be assigned to a team?
If there are no delays due to weather, we will hold a draft on March 18. Your child will be drafted onto one of the four teams.
My son was on a 15U team last year, how will he be assigned to a team?
Returning 15U players are assigned to Prep Teams as follows:
Sundance, Alhouse -----> Wells Fargo
Menlo Chevron, Palo Alto Oaks -----> PAPOA
Goetz Bros, Ada’s Café -----> ABD Insurance
Old Pro, Guy Plumbing -----> Cal Preserving
What about the 15U season?
Palo Alto Babe Ruth also has a 13-15 year-old season that runs from mid-May through July 1. This 8-team league is comprised of players whose baseball age in 2018 is 13, 14, or 15. The 13-15 season starts AFTER high school and also AFTER the prep season. Many of the players who play during the prep season will have the opportunity to ALSO play on a 13-15 team. You will learn more about the 13-15 season as the prep season gets underway.
Can we pay for registration in some form other than PayPal?
Yes. Mail a check made out to "Palo Alto Babe Ruth" to P.O. Box 1363, Palo Alto, CA 94302. Please include the registrant's (player's) name in the memo line.