Updated Wednesday March 26, 2014 by Babe Ruth Import.

The Middlebury Baseball Board of Directors (BOD) would like to welcome you to Middlebury’s Spring 2014 Cal Ripken Baseball Program for Instructional 1.   Middlebury Baseball is a registered Cal Ripken League in CT’s Northwest District.  Cal Ripken is a division of Babe Ruth Baseball. 

We have been busy preparing for the Spring Season!  We pledge to provide an enriching venue for our players to experience the fun of baseball.   We strive to build teamwork, friendship, self-esteem, character, courage and loyalty in our players!  Our top priority is and will always be our players!

We are very grateful to the many parents that offered to volunteer as coaches and for other positions during online registrations.  The online registration application is provided by Babe Ruth Baseball and is used by baseball leagues nationwide.  It is a very efficient way to gather player and volunteer information and has been used for many years.  The BOD has reviewed volunteers identified for coaching positions.  As soon as our screening process is complete, approved coaches will be notified and assigned to teams.

Our Instructional 1 Coordinators this season will be Mark Fromowitz and Pat Mulhall.  Mark was the Instructional 1 Coordinator and coach in the fall.  Mark introduced the fall players to hitting off the tee (tee-ball) then advanced to hitting a thrown pitch in the field and in the batting cages.  Pat was a coach in the Minors Program (9 year olds and 10 year olds) last season and has coached in the Instructional 1 and 2 Programs as well.  Mark and Pat have received great feedback from the parents.  Going forward, Pat and/or Mark will send out all Instructional 1 communications.  We are sure with Mark and Pat’s leading the way the Instructional 1 season will be filled with fun for our newest players!

Instructional 1 will have practices on TUESDAY and THURSDAY nights 6:00-7:00PM at Shepardson Field.

Instructional 1 will start on THURSDAY APRIL 24th.  Players will meet their coaches and pick-up their uniforms.

The Instructional 1 Season Format will start with practices covering baseball fundamentals.  Then, we will advance to in-house games. 

Please note these important dates for the Spring 2014 Middlebury Baseball Season:

 Postponed* – Spring Training Day, Coaches Clinic

*Due to weather and resulting field conditions, we need to postpone Spring Training Day and Coaches Clinic at this time.  We will assess field conditions and reschedule.  Stay tuned!

Saturday April 26 - Opening Day at Quassy Field at Noon

Saturday May 3 - Team Photo Day at Quassy Field (Time tbd)

Saturday May 3 - New Britain Rock Cats Hit, Run, and Throw Competition at Quassy Field 11:30AM

Saturday May 3 - Middlebury Baseball's Family Night at New Britain Rock Cats Stadium, New Britain, CT Game Time 6:30PM

Tuesday June 17 - End of Season Instructional 1 Event at Quassy Field 6:00PM