PRESIDENT & FUNDRAISING DIRECTOR
Vice President, Program Development & Varsity Head Coach
T-Ball & Coach Pitch Director
MACHINE PITCH & MINOR LEAGUE DIRECTOR
Majors & Babe Ruth Director
Travel Team Director
We are excited to announce that registration is now open for 2024 travel team try-outs. Registration will close on Dec 7th.
December 3rd & December 10th
Age Group Times -
U9 - 10:00am - 11:00am
U10 -11:00am - 12:00pm
U11 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
U12 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm
U13 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
U14 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm
See chart below for determining in which level your child is eligible to play.
Please read letter linked below for important details regarding tryouts.
NRBC Travel Parents,
After further discussion with our development committee, we have decided to revise the Ripken Rule for those kids who wish to play up in the same grade they have played in the past.
The old rule stated those players would need to be evaluated and scored in the top half of the age group to be considered for a team, but now we are changing that to they just need to make a team to play at that age group. The Ripken Rule would still be in effect for those players that are wanting to play up an age group, and are not in that age groups grade.
Please note. All Players who sign up to play up with a grade or play up based on age still need to participate in both age level evaluations.
This will allow us to properly place these players based on evaluations with each age group. If your player is requesting to play up, we need an email stating that prior to the first day of tryouts this Sunday Dec 3rd. Please send these emails to TJ Huber firstname.lastname@example.org so we can get your players properly registered for both.
An example of both scenarios would be:
Player A’s DOB is 7/1/13 and this player would be trying out for the U10 level based on their DOB but yet this player has played in the past with same kids with in their school grade who are trying out at U11. This player would not be required to place in the top half of that age group (U11) to make a team, and would only then need to make a team. If that player did not make a team at that age group, we would then use the evaluation scores to place them on the correct team for the U10’s.
Player B’s DOB is 7/1/14 and this player would be trying out for the U9 level based on their DOB and this player is not playing up to play with their current school grade. This player would be required to place in the top half of that age group U10 to make a team. If that player did place in the top half at that age group, we would then use the evaluation scores to place them on the correct team for the U9’s.
In making this change, we are hoping this elevates the concerns of some parents after discussions with them over the past couple of days, and know we are always listening to feedback to make it a better baseball experience for all involved in our travel program.
Any questions at all please let us know.
TJ Huber, NRBC Travel Director
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The weather in Wisconsin can be challenging and unpredictable in the springtime! The New Richmond Baseball Club may decide to cancel a practice or game due to weather conditions. As a youth program, we will will always put the safety of the kids first!
Any cancellations will be posted on the NRBC Facebook page. If you do not have FB, you can still access that information on the Facebook widget on the NRBC home page on our website. This is the fastest and easiest way to reach the large amount of families in our program.
Please note that we only post cancellations. NRBC does not post for practices or games to continue as planned. If you do not see a post for a cancellation for your specific league or a post that says ALL of baseball is cancelled, please assume that your team will still practice or play their game as scheduled. PLEASE ALSO NOTE: There are times where we may cancel baseball practice/games for some leagues, but not all. We consider the age level when making cancellation decisions for each league when there is light weather. This consideration is more common for the youngest baseball leagues (T-ball or Coach Pitch) as compared to the older leagues or even the In-House versus Travel Leagues.
If there is inclement weather, the NRBC board of directors monitors the weather considering current conditions and predicted radar over time (rain, thunder storms/lightning, tornado watch, etc.). We strive to make decisions and notify families as early as possible. However, there are times when we do hold off as late as possible if there is a chance the weather conditions would improve and the kids could still play ball. We appreciate your understanding as we do the best we can to ensure safety of the kids.
For the 2024 MBL/MBT seasons, MBL/MBT will allow the use of both USA, USSSA , and BBCOR approved stamped bats in our leagues as well as in tournament play. The decision is in part to simplify the rules and regulations in both league and tournament play in Minnesota and western Wisconsin. The following bat regulations will be in place:
Bats - The following pertains to the legality of bats in the MBL/MBT for the upcoming 2023 season.
9-11 year olds - Maximum diameter at the thickest part: 2 1/4", 2 1/2”, 2 5/8” or 2 ¾” with UNLIMITED weight differential and a USSSA or USA mark and meet Bat Performance Standards.
12-13 year olds - Maximum diameter at the thickest part: 2 1/4" or less with UNLIMITED weight differential and a USSSA or USA mark and meet Bat Performance Standards.
12-13 year olds - Maximum diameter at the thickest part: 2 1/2", 2 5/8”, or 2 ¾” barrel with Maximum minus 10 weight differential (Drop -10) and a USSSA mark and meet Bat Performance Standards. USA mark bats can have a Maximum minus 11 weight differential (Drop -11)
14 year olds - Maximum diameter at the thickest part: 2 3/4" or less barrel with a maximum minus 5 weight differential (Drop -5) with USSSA or USA mark and meet Bat Performance Standards OR a Maximum Minus -3 weight differential (Drop -3) on a BBCOR Certified bat. (This includes 14/15A Division)
15 year olds - Maximum diameter at the thickest part: 2 5/8" or less with a Maximum minus 3 weight differential (Drop -3) and be BBCOR approved.
WOOD BATS ALLOWED AT ALL AGES
If you have any questions please reach out to TJ Huber.
1. All T-Ball will be played on MONDAY nights.
2. All Coach Pitch will be played on TUESDAY nights.
3. Volunteer requirements have been changed for this upcoming season, so please be sure that you read through the requirements listed on our website carefully. Highlights listed below.
To complete registration through our secure site, please have your Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or checking account information available.
If you have an outstanding balance with the NRBC due to prior year registration balance or unpaid volunteer obligations you will be contacted and your registration will be held until those charges are paid in full. Contact NRBC treasurer Nick Raiolo if you have payment concerns or questions.
Registration is not complete until your account is paid in full. Any outstanding invoices from previous seasons must be paid in full.