The 2014 registration fee is $120.00 per child for all Baseball Players (age 5-12) and USSSA Softball Players regardless of age. The 2014 registration fee for the 3 & 4-Year Old Instructional League is only $100.00. There are NO residential boundary requirements for Mims Park Athletics.
You can either register online (Mims Park Online Registration via Active.com) or come to Mims Park (home park of Mims Park Athletics) located at 5400 Grishilde Dr, Mobile, AL 36693. You can also call (251) 289-9245 during registration sessions.
You can register online 24 hours a day from now through February 15th, 2014. In house registration at Mims Park is held Saturday January 25th and February 1st, 8th, and 15th 2014 from 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM.
The fee covers the player’s shirt, cap/visor, insurance, and a free soft drink after each game.
No. However, if your child is required to tryout he/she must be there for that purpose only.
Baseball players league age 5-12 and Softball players age 8-12.
*If the child is playing baseball/softball for a private or parochial school that is not affiliated with the Alabama High School Athletic Association, he/she may try out with the written permission of the coach. Alabama High School Athletic Association member participants are prohibited from tryouts!
No. Parent or legal guardian must sign the registration waiver form in the presence of a League Official.
No. Teams are formed by either a blind draw or draft process. NO EXCEPTIONS!
Players may play up by one year. However, if you choose to play your child in an advanced league your child MUST attend the tryouts for BOTH the advanced league as well as the age appropriate league. Your child will be placed into the advanced league draft, however if your child is not drafted by the coaches of the advanced league, your child will be placed into the pool of players to be drafted in the age appropriate league.
If the player IS drafted into the Advanced League, the player will ONLY be eligible for selection in that Advanced League’s All-Star team. If NOT selected for the Advanced League All-Stars, the player will NOT be eligible to play back down in the appropriate League All-Stars.
Yes. They must tryout (providing they are not playing school baseball/softball). Exceptions – Injury/Illness. If they do not try out, their name will be placed into the blind draw process and placed on a team at random.
For Mims Park Athletics, your child would have to be five (5) by April 30th of this playing season. If he/she turns five (5) on or after May 1st, they would be considered a four (4) year old, and would be eligible for the 3 & 4-Year Old Instructional League. Note: USSSA Softball league age is determined by their age as of January 1st. The minimum age for USSSA Softball is six (6) years old and is limited to female participants.
The calendar week of Babe Ruth League, Inc. is Monday, through and including Sunday.
Per Babe Ruth Rule 0.06: A Cal Ripken Baseball pitcher, regardless of age may pitch six (6) innings per calendar week. A Babe Ruth 13-15 pitcher, regardless of age, may pitch seven (7) innings per calendar week. Although there are no written restrictions as to the use of pitchers in the Babe Ruth 16-18 Division local league division, Babe Ruth League, Inc. strongly cautions extreme care be used so an individual player is not overextended.
In the Softball 12U and younger, a pitcher, regardless of age, may pitch in no more than 10 innings per calendar week. There are no pitching restrictions for Softball 14U, 16U, and 18U divisions. However, any registered Babe Ruth Softball league, prior to the beginning of the regular season, may adopt pitching limitations for the 16U division.
A Cal Ripken Baseball pitcher must have two (2) calendar days rest between pitching assignments if he pitches in more than two (2) innings in any one game. A Babe Ruth 13-15 pitcher must have two (2) calendar days rest between pitching assignments if he pitches in more than three (3) innings in any one game.
Each game in which a pitcher pitches is considered one (1) assignment. Therefore, a pitcher in the same game may start out as a pitcher, play another position, and return to the mound and this would still be considered as one (1) assignment.
If the manager or coach goes to the catcher or infielder and that player then goes to the mound or the pitcher comes to him at his position before there is an intervening play that will be the same as the manager or coach going to the mound. Any attempt to evade or circumvent this rule by the manager or coach going to the catcher or an infielder and that player going to the mound to confer with the pitcher shall constitute a trip to the mound.
When a coach makes a pitching change from the dugout without going onto the field, is that a trip to the mound? Keep in mind the primary purpose of Official Baseball Rule 8.06 and Babe Ruth Softball Rule 8.12 is to prevent the delay of the game. The game was delayed by changing the pitcher, and is thus considered a trip to the mound whether or not the manager physically visited the mound.
Date: October 26, 2010
The International Board of Directors of Babe Ruth League, Inc. has approved a moratorium on the use of composite bats in the Babe Ruth Baseball 13-15 and 16-18 Divisions, effective immediately. The moratorium shall be in effect until further notice by Babe Ruth Headquarters.The moratorium will follow the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS), based on a recommendation from its Baseball Rules Committee. The NFHS Board enacted a rule to prohibit the use of composite bats until they can produce compliance with the standards through the life of the bat. If a composite bat is legal/approved under the NHFS rule for the 2011 season, it is legal for use in the Babe Ruth Baseball 13-15 and 16-18 Divisions for local league play and tournament competition. Composite bats that are certified by an approved independent testing laboratory as meeting the current Ball Exit Speed Ration (BESR) and the Accelerated Break-In (ABI) procedure will be eligible. For a list of composite bats approved for the 2011 Babe Ruth Baseball 13-15 and 16-18 Divisions, please visit http://www.nfhs.org/content.aspx?id=4155&terms=composite+bats.
At present, the moratorium on composite bats does not apply to the Cal Ripken Major, Minor, Rookie and T-Ball Divisions, nor does it apply to any division of Softball. Our goal is to provide our local leagues clear direction regarding the 2¼” barrel composite bats, and which ones meet the standards for the Cal Ripken Divisions, if any, as soon as possible. We hope to have information in the very near future.
To become a certified Babe Ruth coach, you must complete a coaching certification course that is offered through ASEP. The league may purchase a bulk course, but should contact ASEP directly at 1-800-747-5698.
The course is called The Ripken Way for Baseball/Softball coaches. All you need to do is visit www.baberuthcoaching.com and follow the steps towards completion.
There is a $19.95 fee for registering as a coach. A credit card is needed and the course is in a PDF format. The course will take about 2-3 hours for completion, and following completion you will have a certificate to print out.
For questions and/or concerns please contact ASEP directly at 1-800-747-5698.