Updated Wednesday March 26, 2014 by Babe Ruth Import.

This email summarizes the Instructional 2 Spring 2014 Middlebury Baseball program and is being sent out to ALL player's parents. ALL parents will receive an email about each program: Instructional 1, Instructional 2, Minors, and Majors.  This ensures that our parents have information on all our baseball programs.


The Middlebury Baseball Board of Directors (BOD) would like to welcome you to Middlebury’s Spring 2014 Cal Ripken Baseball Program for Instructional 2.   Middlebury Baseball is a registered Cal Ripken League in CT’s Northwest District.  Cal Ripken is part 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 2 Coordinator this season will be Phil Pane.  Phil was the Instructional 1 Coordinator last spring and coached in the Instructional 2 Program last fall.  Going forward, Phil will send out all Instructional 2 communications.  Phil has a firm knowledge of baseball and uses his teaching skills and experience to transform a group of players into a team.  Dan Mardorf will act as Phil’s mentor to ensure a smooth transition and continue building on prior successes.  Dan Mardorf ran the Instructional 2 Program last spring and last fall and received many rave reviews from parents. 


Instructional 2 will have practices & games on MONDAY and WEDNESDAY nights 6:00-7:15PM (Fields TBD).

Instructional 2 will start on WEDNESDAY APRIL 23rd (Field TBD).  Players will meet their coaches and pick-up their uniforms.

The Instructional 2 Season Format will start with a minimum of three weeks of practices covering baseball fundamentals.  Then, we will advance to in-house games and games versus neighboring towns. 

Please note these important dates for the Middlebury Baseball Spring 2014 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. We will evaluate the field conditions and reschedule. 

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 – Family Night at New Britain Rock Cats Stadium, New Britain, CT Game Time 6:30PM

Sunday June 1 - U9 Summer Travel Team Tryouts at Quassy Field 11:00am

Tryouts are open to 8 year old Instructional 2 players and 9 year old Minors players.  Team will play in the Route 84 Summer Baseball League.  Team will play 15-18 games from June 20 – July 31.

Monday June 16 –End of Season Instructional 2 Event at Quassy Field 7:00PM