Frequently Asked Questions:
We do our best to provide you with all the information you need to get the best experience out of being a part of our organization. Below are some frequently asked questions we thought we might cover for you!
Where will my child play at?
All league games will be played at Panther Creek field 5 and 6. All practices will be held at Panther Creek field 5 and 6 or where ever coach of team chooses to have practice.
Which league will my child be in?
THERE WILL BE 3 DIVISIONS:
1. 13-14 MIDDLE SCHOOL PREP- FOR 8TH GRADE BELOW AND NON HIGH SCHOOL PLAYERS AGES 14 AND BELOW.
2. 14-18 HIGH SCHOOL PREP- FOR NON HIGH SCHOOL PLAYERS AGES 14 TO 18 YEAR OLDS.
3. 13-16 HIGH SCHOOL COMPETITIVE - FOR HIGH SCHOOL PLAYERS THAT DO PLAY HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL.
THE PLAYERS WILL PLAY FOR THE SCHOOL THEY ATTEND. EXAMPLE APOLLO, OHS, DAVIESS AND CATHOLIC AND SO ON.
Do I have to buy any equipment?
All you need is baseball cleats!
Does the league carry insurance?
The league carries accidental and liability insurance as required by Babe Ruth League Baseball. See a director for more information pertaining to this.
Does my child have to attend tryouts?
Yes all players must try out. High School players will play for their respective school they attend but they still must try out to be placed in the competitive league. While tryout participation is strongly suggested, we have several players who play on the local high school teams and tryouts have to be held when some families are on vacation. Therefore, if you can't attend tryouts, call one of the officers and explain why. If the player does not attend tryouts his name will be put into a players pool unless the player is excused.
How much will my child get to play?
Owensboro Daviess County Babe Ruth League has no mandatory playing time. In any division it is highly recommended to play each player as much as possible. The two leagues divisions that have been set up should give each player quality playing time.
Can I request or refuse a certain league or coach?
If you or your child had a bad experience with a certain manager or coach you may request that he not be on that individuals team by writing your request in on your registration form and that coach will be notified. But this in no way ensures that he or she will not be on that team. We cannot and will not change any coach's pick during the draft procedure.
Will there be a post- season tournament?
Yes. Each division will have it's own single elimination tournament pending time left in the season due to rain -outs.
How is All Star Teams Selected?
All managers vote on a written ballot. No matter how good the rules, selection of All Star teams is highly subjective, and is sometimes the source of hard feelings. To accurately pick the best 15 players in a league of 300 is impossible. One must only look to the major leagues and the controversy there each year to see how difficult the process is. If your child feels he should have been selected and was not, please explain to him the difficulty of the job of selecting a team, and that perhaps next season his turn will come. This past season there were 6 different all-stars on the 14 year- old team than were on the previous years 13-year-old team, so if you don't make it, don't get your chin down, because next year might be your year.
Can my child play both high school sports and Babe Ruth?
Yes, the players generally do play both high school and Babe Ruth League.The high school season is over with by the time we start the 13-15 competitive league season. The 13-15 prep league does start a week earlier but we try our best not to conflict with the game dates for the high school freshman/jv or varsity teams.
Do parents have to work concessions?
Yes, the home team supplies one worker for concessions and the visiting team supplies an adult for the grill. All volunteers must be 16 years old for concession and the grill must be a parent.
When does the season begin and end?
The season usually starts in mid may for the prep league and the competitive league starts after the freshman/Jv season is over. The season ends before July 3rd of the given year. All Stars usually starts around the second week of July and they compete in district, State, National regionals and world Series competitions from teams across the nation.
Does The league have a 16-18 year old Division?
THIS MAY VARY FROM YEAR TO YEAR.