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RYBL 2021 Season Update

RYBL Families,

For the 2021 Baseball season, the RYBL has adopted new age division changes. These changes were voted in to the RYBL Constitution at a special December meeting in preperation for the upcoming 2021 season. Please see the changes below. 

Section 2 - Developmental Leagues 

1. It is basic that every candidate be given the opportunity to play Youth Baseball.  

2. The 10U and 8U programs are an attempt to protect younger players while endeavoring to nurture and promote these players to the higher caliber of the12U League.  Additionally, the RYBL will provide a T-Ball league. 

3. It is the intention of RYBL to attempt to build a “farm system” or “feeder system” for advancing players to the 12U League level of play. Managers and coaches should endeavor to develop 10U, 8U, and T-ball players for advancement to 12U. 

4. The age groupings for RYBL shall be:  

a. 12U: 11-12 years old. *

b. 10U:  9-10 years old. **

c. 8U:  6-8 years old.*** 

d. T-Ball: 4 – 6 years old.****

5. *12U teams shall have the opportunity to select one “advanced” nine-year-old player, given the “advanced” nine-year-old player has played one year of 10U.  Additionally, 12U teams are allowed to have two “advanced” ten-year-old players.  The number of “advanced” nine and ten-year-old players in 12U can be adjusted by board vote to maintain full teams in 12U.

a. 9 and 10-year-old players must attend an additional, separate tryout for “advanced players” wanting to be drafted to 12U.

b. Players not drafted will automatically stay on their 10U team.

c. 11-year-old players automatically will be put in the draft for 12U unless the eleven-year-old player, by parental request with board approval, elect to play 10U.

d. All twelve-year-old players will play 12U – no exceptions.

5. **10U teams shall have the opportunity to select two “advanced” eight-year-old players.  The number of “advanced” eight-year-old players can be adjusted by a board vote to maintain team counts in 10U.

a. Eight-year-old players that do NOT get drafted into 10U automatically stay on their 8U team.

b. All nine-year-old players, not already on a 10U team, will automatically enter the draft for 10U.

c. The league with board approval may allow additional 8-year-old players to be drafted if required to balance team rosters.

6. ***8U teams shall select one six-year-old player for their respective rosters during the draft.  The league with board approval may allow additional 6-year-old players to be drafted if required to balance team rosters.

7. ****8U teams have the option to select an “advanced” 5 year old in draft with approval of the board of directors.

a. The parent or guardian of the “advanced” 5 year old shall petition the board by the January board meeting.

b. The “advanced” 5-year-old must attend tryouts for the upcoming season.

c. The board holds the final say as to whether or not an “advanced” 5-year-old is eligible for the 8U draft.

Should you have any questions or concerns please contact a RYBL board member or coach.  Let's remember this is a total volunteer led organization doing its best to provide a fun and competitive environment for your children to play and learn the sport of baseball. We hope that you are just as excited for the 2021 season as we are! Registration is OPEN --- LET'S PLAY BALL!

Thank you,

RYBL Board

A Great Place to Play

Welcome to the Russiaville Youth Baseball League(RYBL) – great park, great fans, great kids! The Russiaville Youth Baseball League played its first season on the current site (Lions Club Grounds) in 1966. Games are played at one of the best facilities in and around Howard County in Russiaville Indiana. RYBLs Cal Ripken League is a main highlight of the community with its pre-season trademark being an incredible Opening Day parade that takes over (Indiana) 26 with floats, sponsors, Western’s band and 400-plus, small-fry base thieves. Toss in a few roses, and you’d have Pasadena in April. All those associated with RYBL – players, coaches, parents, umpires, sponsors and volunteers – play important roles in making this Cal Ripken league one of the premier leagues in central Indiana.


Accomplishments 2018

8U All Stars Town & Country State Champions

8U Rookie League City Tournament Champions - Reser Herefords

12U Major League City Tournament Final 4 - Martin Brothers

12U Regular Season and League Tourney Champions - Martin Brothers

12U Regular Season and League Tourney Runner Ups - Burger King

10U Regular Season and League Tourney Champions - Mike's Italian Grill

10U Regular Season and League Tourney Runner Ups - Eriks Chevrolet

8U Rookie League City Tournament Final 4 - Stephens Machine and Mike's Italian Grill

8U Regular Season and League Tourney Champions - Reser Herefords

8U Regular Season and League Tourney Runner Ups - Mike's Italian Grill

T-Ball 9 Teams with over 100 participants - The future looks bright!

Volunteers Needed

Fall close up field day is coming in late October.  We are looking for volunteers to assist with maintaining the buildings and grounds on a regular basis for the 2020 season.  Contact Tom Mashino at president@rybl.org to express your willingness to help the league in this way.

Code of Conduct

RYBL baseball should be a fun and rewarding time for the players, parents, coaches, umpires, and fans. Through baseball, the Russiaville Youth Baseball League seeks to enhance the physical, mental, and emotional well-being of every child that takes part. It is the League’s express goal that every player will be a better citizen, and have a greater chance for success in future endeavors, as a result of their experiences. As such, the Russiaville Youth Baseball League expects the highest degree of sportsmanship from its members. In keeping with this philosophy, the following Code of Conduct has been adopted to better promote fairness, teamwork, trust, good citizenship, sportsmanship, responsibility, and respect among the members of the Russiaville Youth Baseball League.

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Sponsors making a difference

RYBL is a non-profit 501c3 organization and we depend on business leaders and community partners for supplemental financial support in order to offer the children of RYBL the finest youth sports experience in central Indiana. If you have an interest in helping our league, we want to partner with you. If your business is ready to join our team, then let us tell you how to make that happen. Contact our sponsorship coordinator today at president@rybl.org. 

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2021 Babe Ruth Spring League Information

Registration is OPEN for the 2021 Babe Ruth season. This spring, there will again be a Russiaville Babe Ruth division for 13-15 year old Western students.  Click the Registration Ribbon on the rybl.org home page and select "Babe Ruth 2021" upon signing up/signing in.  The registration fee will be $135.  We will accept registrations until April 15.  After that, players may be allowed to join, only if additional players are needed.

Our teams will enter in the Howard County Babe Ruth league as Russiaville teams.  There are two sub-seasons for the season, Spring Season (doubleheaders on Sundays from late April up to Memorial Day Weekend) and Summer Season (games mostly on weekdays after Memorial Day through the end of June).  At the conclusion of the Summer Season, All Star players are selected from all the teams in the Howard County Babe Ruth League to form a Howard County All Star team for each age.  Regular season games are played at various facilities in the area.   Babe Ruth teams that we may compete against are Taylor, Greentown, Peru, Maconaquah, Kokomo, and others.  Players will be assigned to a team when the spring season is near.  Coaches will evaluate players at practices, rather than tryouts, this winter/spring to select teams with balance.  The league accepts players who play on other teams, such as Western school teams or other travel teams.

At this time, it is anticipated that the season will return to the normal timing of late April – June with approximately 24 games, plus all stars in July.  Last season, we modified the season to a mid-June to mid-July format with 16 games and eliminated all stars.  As future circumstances warrant, the season schedule is subject to change.  Rest assured, all efforts will be made to have a full and meaningful season of baseball in 2021.

If you have questions, please contact us by texting or calling Scott Sipes at 765-404-3495 or e-mail baberuth@rybl.org. Practices have begun for the 2021 season, so complete the registration soon so we can contact you with practice dates, times, and locations.

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