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You can register online by clicking the link for the appropriate age level below these FAQs


FAQ's about Baseball Registration

How do I register for Babe Ruth Baseball?

You can register on-line at www.FauquierBabeRuth.com under the REGISTER ONLINE link on the left side of the website. You may pay the registration fees online by credit card electronic check

What are the age divisions and how much does registration cost?
 
The program is for players ages 4 through 18 and they are placed in a League dependent on their age as of April 30.

For players ages 4-6 by April 30, T-Ball is a program to teach the fundamentals of hitting and fielding. All batters will hit the ball from a batting tee which is adjusted to a height that allows the batter to swing level. All rostered players present for the game bat in order, whether playing defensively or not. Each player plays a minimum of two innings defensively An adult coach is stationed beyond the infielders in order to provide instruction to all defensive players. The primary goal is to begin to instruct young players in the fundamentals of baseball in a supportive team environment. T-Ball Teams typically practice 1 day a week and play 1 game on Saturdays. For more information on the T-ball league contact 
 

For players ages 7-8 by April 30, Rookies is a program that uses a pitching machine. By controlling the pitches with a pitching machine, there is more action at the plate and in the field. Fear of being hit by a pitched ball is diminished. It makes the game safer and improves the playing confidence and ability of all participants. It removes the boredom - which is often the result of either overpowering or inadequate pitching - by throwing only strikes. Fewer errors and greater throwing accuracy are the result of increase in activity. The rookie league is an excellent way to continue teaching the fundamentals of the game and building player confidence. Strikeouts are counted, and an inning consists of 5 runs or 3 outs. Score is kept for instructional purposes but wins and loses are not tabulated.

Rookie Teams typically practice 1 day a week and play 1 game on Saturdays.

For more information concerning the Rookie League, contact Commissioner 
 

For players ages 9-10 by April 30, Minors is program where players continue building and refining their fundamental skills while they begin to understand game strategy. It is at the minor league level that players first experience live pitching for the first time. Score is kept and wins/losses are tabulated.

Spring: Minor Teams typically practice 2-3 day(s) a week until games start. After games start, Minors practice on Saturday and play 2 games during the week.

Fall: Minor Teams typically practice 1-2 day(s) a week until games start. After games start, Minors practice 1 day during the week and play 1 game on Saturday.


For more information concerning Minors or Majors, contact Commissioner  .


For players ages 11-12 by April 30, Majors is a continuation of the Minor League but tends to be more competitive with an emphasis on teaching strategy. The game is played on a 70-foot diamond with a pitching distance of 46 feet. In order to encourage the league to train more pitchers, there are rules that set the maximum number of innings a pitcher may pitch in a calendar week. Special base running rules are also in effect.

Spring: MajorTeams typically practice 2-3 day(s) a week until games start. After games start, Majors practice on Saturday and play 2 games during the week.

Fall: Major Teams typically practice 1-2 day(s) a week until games start. After games start, Majors practice 1 day during the week and play 1 game on Saturday.


For more information concerning Minors or Majors, contact Commissioner
 

For players ages 13-15 by April 30, Juniors is big diamond baseball.

Spring: Junior Teams typically practice 2-3 day(s) a week until games start. After games start, Junior practice on 1 day during the week and play double headers on Saturdays.

Fall: Junior Teams typically practice 1-2 day(s) a week until games start. After games start, Junior practice 1 day during the week and play 1 game on Saturday.


For more information concerning  the Junior League, contact Commissioner 
 

Senior League play is for players 16-18 by April 30.

Spring: Senior Teams typically practice 2-3 day(s) a week until games start. After games start, Senior practice on Saturday and play 2 games during the week.

Fall:
Senior Teams typically practice 1-2 day(s) a week until games start. After games start, Senior practice 1 day during the week and play 1 game on Saturday.

For more information concerning the Senior League, contact Commissioner 
 


How can a player "Play-up" to the next age level if they are under the required age?
Although the leagues are split by age in order to provide proper training and safety levels, we know that age is not a perfect water mark for measuring a player's abilities. If you wish to "Play-up", you must first register the player for the league which is appropriate for their age level and request an evaluation by the commissioner of the next level up in the comments section of the registration form. At the commissioner's discression, he/she may have an evaluation day where players are invited to "try-out" for that league. This does not guarantee that the player will be moved up. If the player is moved up and there is a difference in the registration fees, you must pay the difference at that time.
 

What equipment does a player need?
Fauquier Babe Ruth supplies team hats and shirts, batting helmets, balls, and catchers gear.

Players need to supply their own glove and may wish to bring their own bats.

T-Ball and Rookie Leagues wear jeans or baseball pants, depending on what the team members want to do.

Pants, belts, socks, and cletes are the players responsibility. Shoes with spikes are required to be soft rubber.

What are the teams and when do they play?
Fauquier Babe Ruth must complete the Registration process in order to determine how many teams there will be in each league. Schedules cannot be created prior to creating the teams. After the registration process is completed, teams will be formed and you will be notified by the coach when practices will be. Game Schedules will be posted to the FauquierBabeRuth.com web site.

If you have any questions not covered, please call a Commissioner or email the Registrar at

Please fill-out the registration form completely.

You will need Medical and Insurance information on the second page.