The Ridgefield Girls Softball program, using regulation competitive softball rules, teaches skills, mental and physical development, a respect for the rules of the game, and basic ideals of sportsmanship and fair play, as well as, developing st
Ridgefield Girls Softball (RGS) operates under the national Babe Ruth Softball charter. RGS, using regulation competitive softball rules, teaches skills, mental and physical development, a respect for the rules of the game, and basic ideals of sportsmanship and fair play, as well as, developing strong friendships among our players.
In all aspects, Babe Ruth League, Inc. is committed to providing our children the very best educational, sports experience possible. It is our fundamental belief that every child with a desire to play softball be afforded the opportunity to do so.
Ridgefield Girls Softball has a Rec/House division playing in the 6U, 8U, 10U, 12U, and 14U age levels. The Rebels Travel division competes in the 10U, 12U, 14U, 16U, and 18U age levels. All play during the months of April through July, as well as, fall ball in September and October.
On the heels of hugely successful Spring/Summer programs, RGS is pleased to reintroduce the Fall Softball program for girls. Our fall program is specifically designed for any girl who wants to gain more experience and have fun, in a season that's no longer an "off season" for enthusiastic softball players. We will focus primarily on player development, skills and instruction. Fall ball is open to every girl 7-14, regardless of experience. There will be four levels of play at the 8u, 10u, 12u, and 14u levels, with at least one team per division. (The 14u girls will play a more competitive schedule.) The fall season will run from mid-September through late October/early November. Experienced coaches will lead the teams and provide the appropriate level of instruction and competition for our teams.
Practices will be held once or twice per week, depending on the level. Games will be played only on weekends in Ridgefield and in surrounding Fairfield County towns. Any tournament travel will be less than one hour from Ridgefield and will only be on weekends. RGS understands that the girls may have other sport commitments (i.e. soccer, field hockey, etc.), and girls are encouraged to participate as their schedule permits. For those players who are rising up to the next age level and are considering playing rec softball in 2015; RGS recommends that they register for the same age level that they played in the spring of 2014. For those players considering travel softball and are rising up in 2015, they should register for their 2015 age level.
**Please forward this and all other league announcements to the parents of any girl in town who may be interested in playing. We are clearly seeing a resurgence of the great game of softball in our community. You can help us spread the word about Ridgefield Girls Softball, so that we can grow the program and serve even more players and would-be players in our area.
8u Division: This division is open to players who are at least 7 years of age but who will be no older than 8 years on 12/31/14, regardless of playing experience. Our 8u team should expect to play approximately 6-8 games. The cost will be $185.00.
10u Division: This division is open to players who are at least 9 years of age but who will be no older than 11 years on 12/31/14 for rec players and 10 years for travel players. Our 10u team should expect to play approximately 15 games, including 1 tournament. The tournament will be selected commensurate with the age and experience of the team. The cost will be $255.00.
12u Division: This division is open to players who are at least 11 but who will be no older than 13 on 12/31/14 for rec players and 12 years for travel players. Our 12U team should be playing approximately 20 games, which will include 1-2 tournaments. The cost will be $295.00.
14u/16u Division: This division is open to all players at least 13 years of age but who will be no older than 16 on 12/31/14. Our 14u/16u team is expected to play 25 games and will participate in 3-4 tournaments. The cost will be $385.00.
Tryouts for the 2015 Ridgefield Rebels Travel teams will be held on Saturday August 23, 2014 and Saturday September 13, 2014 at Shadow Lake Field (200 Shadow Lake Road, Ridgefield). Evaluation times per division:
If your daughter is unable to attend either of the above dates, please let Cary Nadel (Director Of Rebels Travel Softball) know (
) and we can arrange an individual evaluation.
Ridgefield Ct: In case you haven't heard, Ridgefield Girls Softball (RGS) is a new organization formed by the combination of the former Ridgefield Little League Softball and the Ridgefield Rebels Travel Softball. The new organization is proud to be the only league offering softball for girls ages 5-15 in Ridgefield CT. The League is run by a 10 member board comprised of parent volunteers from both predecessor organizations. Please help us spread the word. Many volunteer positions still available.
Ridgefield Girls Softball-we're coming out swinging!!