Please see the 2023 Playoff Schedule below:
Dear VYB Families,
Our Babe Ruth Division for 13 to 15 year-olds IS NOW FULL . We do have the Babe Ruth Wait List open if you want to signup there at visaliacalripken.com - in case any players have to drop for whatever reason. The cost is $125 and the season will start on Saturday, May 20th, and last for 6-7 weeks with double headers on Saturdays. Any questions can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org .
(The age cut-of is May 1, 2023, so a player cannot turn age 16 prior to May 1st.)
The following additional information can be found on the homepage of the VYB website:
Visalia Youth Baseball, Inc.
Babe Ruth Division Information
What is Visalia Youth Baseball?
Visalia Youth Baseball (VYB) is an affiliate of the Babe Ruth League that includes the Cal Ripken division for players ages 4-12 and the Babe Ruth division for players ages 13-15.
Babe Ruth Division:
This division was created for ballplayers ages 13-15 who wish to continue their baseball playing experience beyond the age of 12.
Registration opens each year on November 15. During the open registration times (normally November 1st of each year through mid-April of the following year - FOR BABE RUTH) click on the Registration Now Open banner on the home page to register.
The season will begin in mid-May and end at the end of June.
Games will be played at Visalia Unified School District baseball fields.
Who Will be Coaching the Teams?
VYB is a 100% volunteer organization. All managers and coaches give their time to the league to coach the kids. Managers and coaches must pass a background check, complete a Babe Ruth coaching certification course, and complete an abuse training course. All managers and coaches must be approved by the VYB Board.
VYB will attempt to assign players to a team based off of the high school they currently attend or the school they will attend in the future. This is not a guarantee. Depending on the number of players and the age of the players that have registered, it may be necessary to assign them to another team. Our goal is to have balanced rosters based off of age.
When Will We Hear From Our Coach?
Rosters will be completed at the end of April. You will hear from your coach in late April or early May.
Babe Ruth Division Approved Bats:
1. USA Baseball Marking.
All bats must have a 2-5/8" barrel. Note: Solid one-piece wood bats are permitted for use in all divisions and must conform to Rule 1.10. No laminated or experimental bats shall be used in a game.