Baseball

There has been a 15% increase in participants in 2011 compared to the inaugural season. The addition of the senior division, girls’ softball and travel team has contributed to the increase. Our travel teams are more competitive in tournaments as evidenced by the 12 year old tournament team capturing the Cal Ripken District 1 Championship for three consecutive years from 2009 to 2011. In 2010, BCYL became a charter member of Babe Ruth Baseball, allowing our 13 to 15 year old senior division to participate in their district tournament.

 

BCYL has been involved in or hosted a number of tournaments with other leagues. In 2011, the Rookie Division (ages 7-8) took part in the Carl Burdick and the Beth-Woods Tournaments. In conjunction with Los Amigos de Clemente, BCYL hosts a Roberto Clemente tournament annually with teams from the tri-state area. Additionally, we were chosen to host the 2011 Cal Ripken State of CT tournament for the 12 year old division. This was a very successful event as a large number of players from various cities were exposed to Bridgeport and Seaside Park for the first time. Many positive comments concerning Seaside and the league’s hospitality were received from those involved.

In response to comments and requests from the parent survey conducted annually, a 16 to 18 year old travel team was introduced in 2011 with much success. BCYL played against other Senior Babe Ruth League teams from Weston, Monroe, Hartford, Trumbull and Stratford, and reached the semifinals in the inaugural season. A great number of players have expressed interest in playing in the coming year which will allow us to add a second team.

Other activities to help our youngsters have included workouts by personal trainer, Mark Langston, and a swimming program at the Bridgeport YMCA.

All coaches are required to pass the Cal Ripken and/or Babe Ruth Certification, go through background checks and be CPR certified. Players from the Bridgeport Bluefish team as well as the University of Bridgeport coaching staff have provided training to our players and coaches.

Our annual year-end banquet at Quassy Amusement Park has been positively received by both parents and players as we average nearly 800 family members and guests each year. The banquet helps us celebrate the achievements of our youngsters and enjoy the park’s amenities.

The baseball season for the T-Ball Division runs from the end of April through mid-June. Teams play on a weekday as well as every Saturday. Registrations are held at the end of January and beginning of February and spots are given on a first-come, first–serve basis

T-Ball - Open to children between the ages of 5-6.

T-Ball Division

 

 

 

 

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The baseball season for the Rookies Division runs from the end of April through mid-June. Teams play on a weekday as well as every Saturday. Registrations are held at the end of January and beginning of February and spots are given on a first-come, first–serve basis

Rookies - Open to children between the ages of 7-8.

Rookies Teams

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The baseball season for the Minors Division runs from the end of April through mid-June. Teams play on a weekday as well as every Saturday. Registrations are held at the end of January and beginning of February and spots are given on a first-come, first–serve basis

Minors - Open to children between the ages of 9-10.

Minors Teams

 

 

 

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The baseball season for the Minors Division runs from the end of April through mid-June. Teams play on a weekday as well as every Saturday. Registrations are held at the end of January and beginning of February and spots are given on a first-come, first–serve basis

Minors - Open to children between the ages of 9-10.

Majors Teams

 

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The baseball season for the Seniors, Girls’ Softball and the Travel Team starts in mid-June.

Spring Seniors Teams

 

 

Summer Seniors Teams

 

 

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