Welcome to Poughkeepsie
Babe Ruth - Cal Ripken Baseball
Our league consists of Cal Ripken Divisions: TBall ages 4-5, Rookie ages 6-8, Minors 9-10, Majors 11-12 and Babe Ruth Divisions: Babe Ruth 13-15, Senior Babe Ruth 16-18. For more information see About Our League.
2015 Rookie Division
The board met in November to discuss how to keep the Rookie division growing, learning and having fun. It has been decided that the Rookie division will be for ages 6-8 as it was in the past prior to the split into Rookie A (coach pitch) and AA (player pitch) divisions. See our About Our League page for more details.
Pitchers, Parents and Coaches - think safety first!
With town, travel and school ball make sure you are playing it safe. Here are some guidelines to consider.
How to Keep Kids Interested in Sports
Are your kids losing interest in sports? Check out this article on the Sports Signup blog.
What kind of sports parent are you?
Are you a nightmare sports parent or a great one? Check out this article written by Steve Henson to find out.
Interested in Umpiring? Contact Joe Goldsmith: 845-463-5827
There will be a meeting for new umpires on March 2 - 7pm at Joe's house. You must be at least 13 years old. Contact Joe Goldsmith 463-5827 for more info.
Do you want to volunteer?
You can help improve our league!
- Concession stand volunteers: Thank you to all who volunteered during the spring and fall seasons!
- Throughout the season there will be opportunities to help with the fields. Please consider spending a few hours helping to make our fields better.
We need volunteers for a successful season.
League Capital Improvements
Our league is a non-profit 501c(3) organization run entirely by volunteers. Funds remaining after covering general league expenses are used to improve the league. Here are some of the planned improvements:
- Tilcon Field - brand new field to be completed for Opening Day 2014.
- Crown Heights Clubhouse (formerly known as South Road Civic Center) - major renovations.
- New Dugouts at Crown Heights field.
- New storage shed.
- New fencing at New Hamburg, Crown Heights and Hillis fields.
- New 'Train the Trainer' program.
- New catchers equipment.
- New items at Red Oaks Concessions.
|Mar 2||7:00 pm - 9:00 pm||New Umpire Meeting : Contact Joe Goldsmith at 463-5827 for more info|
|Mar 8||1:00 pm - 3:00 pm||Evaluations for Players new to the league in Minors/Majors (9-12yos), and Playing Up Eval|
|Mar 15||Lightning Tryouts (8U-14U) : March 4 - March 15. See link for details.|
|Apr 11||9:00 am - 11:00 am||Pitch, Hit and Run|
|Apr 17||Picture Night|
|Apr 18||OPENING DAY|
See Calendar for details
2015 Spring Registration
Spring Registration is now open. Last day to register without a late fee is February 22.
POSTPONED: Join us on March 1st for a snowtubing fundraiser at Hunter Mountain. New date coming soon.
Winter Workouts and Spring Travel Baseball
- Affordable cost.
- Open to all players ages 8-15 as of 4/30/2015.
- Play with the league you know and trust.
- Play with your friends and classmates.
- Play in your home fields.
- Play Poughkeepsie Lightning!!
- The workouts are open to everyone in the age group once we meet the current team size criteria of 12 -14 players.
- There will be a total of 12 workouts (8 inside and 4 outside (weather permitting)
- Winter workouts with the all star manager* chosen for your age group. Winter workouts will have extra hands with older players helping to instruct the players and assist the manager and coaches.
- Teams will play on Sunday in a travel league based on the team's overall skill.
- All Star manager will have final say on the players on the team.
- Interested? Want to know more? On Sunday, October 19th during our annual meeting which begins at 7pm, we will answer any questions that anyone may have.
- Total Cost for the total program is $225 per player. A financial commitment of 50 (fifty) dollars is due by November 3rd if you are interested.
Congrats to the 8U All Star Team - District Champ and ENY State Champions !
Congrats to the 10U All Star Team - District Champ and ENY State Runner Up !
Congrats to ALL of our other All Star Teams for making it to States (9U, 11U, 13U and 15U all District Runner Up and 12U District 3rd Place).