Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is the objective of Babe Ruth?
A: Babe Ruth's main goal is to prepare your player for high school baseball – 90-foot bases!

Q: What is the age range for Bel-Mateo Babe Ruth?
A: Bel-Mateo Babe Ruth is open to players who are 13 to 15 years old (as of April 30th).

Q: Who can attend Babe Ruth tryouts?
A: Tryouts are open to any player age 13 to 15 who is not already on a Babe Ruth team.

Q: Will my player make a team?
A: If you try out for Babe Ruth, you will make a team (unless you are a safety concern).

Q: My player is 12 years old, but he will be 13 before April 30th. Is Babe Ruth the right league?
A: If your player will be 13 and wants to prepare for high school, then Babe Ruth Baseball is for him.

Q: How can we get league emails?
A: Now that you have signed up for an account on this website, you will receive all league emails.

Q: What kind of experience do Babe Ruth managers have?
A: Babe Ruth managers have decades of experience playing and coaching baseball at all levels.

Q: Who else is playing Babe Ruth?
A: Bel-Mateo Babe Ruth has many players you already know from Little League, as well as many players from all over the Peninsula with whom you will have the opportunity to play baseball.

Q: What is the usual timeline for the Spring season?
A: Tryouts are in early February, the draft is in mid-February, and practices begin soon afterwards.

Q: How does the Spring pre-season and season game schedule work?
A: For players not playing high school baseball, the games are broken up into two parts: (1) the pre-season games (starting in early April) and the regular season games (beginning in mid-May). During the pre-season, the non-high school players get all of the playing time and instruction, playing a lot of baseball at several positions. High school players join for the regular season after high school baseball is over.

Q: Is there a Fall Ball program?
A: YES! There is a Bel-Mateo Babe Ruth Fall Ball program that is open to all 13 and 14 year old players in Bel-Mateo Babe Ruth, as well as 12 year old players who completed Little League or a similar program. The Fall Ball season generally runs from August through October. Fall Ball registration fees include a $50 discount for Babe Ruth Spring Baseball.


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