Arlington Senior Babe Ruth: Welcome

Welcome to Arlington Senior Babe Ruth (ASBR) baseball, a league for players between the ages 13-18. This website was established to keep our players, coaches, volunteers, parents, family and friends of ASBR players up to date with the latest league information.


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Access to Team Wall - Schedules and Rosters

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Coaches, parents and players can get direct access to your Team Wall by going to https://arlington-senior-babe-ruth.sportssignup.com and signing into your account. You'll find your team roster, schedules and other team information there!

 

 



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Monday, April 7
Senior League Registration Open

Dear 16-18 Year-Old Senior Babe Ruth Baseball Player:

The 2014 Babe Ruth baseball season will be here soon. Registration for the 2014 spring Arlington Senior Babe Ruth (ASBR) 16-18 season is open. All 16-18 year-olds with a love for the game of baseball are encouraged to sign up now. Doing so will assist in program planning for the number of teams, purchasing uniforms and equipment in a timely manner, and filling volunteer positions.

Arlington Senior Babe Ruth (ASBR) prides itself on offering a baseball experience where players of various skill levels are able to play with friends on local fields. Last year, we had a large expansion in the program and added a very competitive select team schedule for high school players. We anticipate an even larger enrollment of players this year, both recreational and high school team level, and thus we plan on splitting the league into a recreational division for those who just want the fun of playing ball and, expanding on last year's Sunday select team play, a competitive division for HS players who want their games to be highly competitive to help them sharpen skills. The format will be somewhat like the 14-15 Alliance/American leagues but the HS level players will have opportunities to play a local travel schedule against very competitive select teams from other Northern Virginia Babe Ruth leagues. All players will be eligible for consideration for the league's all-star team which plays in the highly competitive District 13 tournament. Players must regularly play on an ASBR league team to be eligible for all-star team consideration.

All players are asked to please sign up now so we can determine the mix of teams.

Officially register at the following link:

http://www.sportssignup.com/Arlington-Senior-Babe-Ruth-Online-Registration.start

Players must have a birthdate on or between January 1, 1995 and April 30, 1998.

Recreational League Play

The recreational league is open to HS baseball team and non-HS baseball team players who want a less competitive level of play or want to try out new positions. It provides an opportunity to continue playing with and against long-time friends. In 2013, there was increased participation by HS players and HS team players were assigned across teams to balance all the teams in the regular league. We anticipate a further increase in HS player participation in 2014. To improve the experience for all players, we plan on two divisions, a Recreational and a National, much like at the 14-15 year-old Alliance/American split.

The Recreational league would provide the opportunity for other players to continue playing in friendly and less competitive games.

League Schedule:

 

  • The Recreational league will start around May 7 with 2 games a week Mon-Sat. 14 games will be scheduled, into late June, with rain out, make-up games scheduled toward the end of the season.
  • No recreational league end of season tourney is planned - players this age are generally too conflicted with work, summer camps, family vacations, and travel.
  • Recreational league players are eligible to be "called up" to National league teams and/or Sunday select teams as substitutes or as a regular player if appropriate.

 

National League Play

The National league is designed for players on HS baseball teams. The National league teams would be formed with HS level players and scheduled mostly against other very competitive teams. We anticipate two Arlington teams and one or two from McLean for regular league play providing for 2 or 3 competitive regular season games per week. We will also schedule "Elite League" Sunday games against select teams from Springfield, Vienna, Greater Fairfax, Loudoun, etc. Elite League and District tourney games are close to and often above the level of HS varsity play.

 

  • The National League will start about May 18 and extends until late June when District all-star play begins. Varsity players can join teams at the end of their HS tournaments. There will be no league end-of-season tourney due to the compressed time frame for the league to be ready for all-star play.
  • District tourney play begins in late June and can extend through July. We are excited to have Dan Pototsky coaching the all-star team at this level for the 2014 summer season.

 

The 2014 season promises to be better than ever. Along with all our coaches and volunteers, I look forward to your participation. If you have any questions, please call Ron Fecso, 16-18 League Commissioner, at (703) 489-4234 or email him at rfecso@msn.com. Thank you for your interest.

Mike Krulfeld, President

Arlington Senior Babe Ruth



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Thursday, March 6
ASBR/Express Letter to 12 Year Old Players

Dear Parents of Arlington 12-Year Old Baseball Players:

As you and your ballplayer prepare for the upcoming Spring/Summer baseball season, we know that the Fall feels like a long way away, but we want to reach out to you now to describe what comes next for ballplayers in Arlington so that they are prepared for the transition from the 60-foot diamond to the 90-foot diamond.

As you know, this Spring/Summer season is the final season that your ballplayer is eligible to play in Arlington Cal Ripken Babe Ruth, Arlington Little League, and Arlington Travel Baseball.

The opportunities for 13-year-olds to continue playing baseball in Arlington are playing Arlington Senior Babe Ruth (ASBR) and ASBR’s travel option, a partnership with the Express Baseball Club, supported by the Virginia Baseball Club (VBC).

 We have made several significant changes to both programs for the coming year which we believe will strengthen the baseball experience that we are able to provide Arlington players at the 13U level. These include:

 

  • The selection of Dan Pototsky as the fall 2014 Express 13 year-old coach;
  • The selection of Mark Murray as the ASBR 13 year-old all-star manager (summer 2015);
  • The addition of one travel tournament to the spring 2015 Express schedule;
  • And a commitment to increased scheduling integration to allow for more competitive Express game play and intensive practice instruction.
Arlington Senior Babe Ruth
 
Arlington Senior Babe Ruth offers Fall ball, a Spring regular season, and Summer All-Stars as follows:
 
Fall Ball: This game-only league runs from early September to early November. As the first exposure to the 90-foot diamond for many rising 13 year-olds, this league pairs 13s and 14s and offers two games a week in Arlington. Participation in the Fall ball program does not affect eligibility for the Spring regular season or the Summer All-Star season. However, it provides an excellent opportunity to gain experience on the larger diamond and to play with one’s friends.
 
Spring Prep League: This league incorporates all 13s and features local practices and games. Teams are formed in mid-March and two practices are held weekly until mid-April when games begin. The game season extends through the middle of June and culminates with an end-of-season tournament. Players in this league are able to explore various positions and can form strong bonds with teammates as they play with their friends on local high school fields and Barcroft Park, home of the George Washington University Colonials. Players also can be nominated to one of two Memorial Day weekend tournament teams for additional experience in a tournament setting.
 
Summer All-Stars: ASBR sponsors two 13 year-old All-Star teams that accommodate all interested players. Both teams begin practices June 21 and have a full practice and tournament schedule through July 24. The top team (district) will play in four to five tournaments and will have daily practices, providing high-level instruction six days a week, excellent preparation for high school baseball. Players must commit to the schedule in its entirety to be on the district team, whose play culminates with official Babe Ruth tournament action where the winning team advances to states and beyond – a common occurrence for our summer All-Star teams. In fact, in the past three years, we have had three district champions, one state champion and seven state-qualifying teams. Mark Murray, assistant varsity coach at John Champe High School in Loudon and former all-district pitcher at Yorktown High School, will coach the 13 year-old all-star team. The other summer All-Star team also has a complete tournament schedule but allows those players who may miss time due to vacation or camp to participate in 4-5 day a week summer baseball action. Players must play in the spring Prep League in order to be eligible to participate on either summer All-Star team.
 
Express Baseball Club
 
The Express Baseball Club was started in the fall of 2007, working in concert with ASBR, to help prepare players for high school baseball and beyond. The idea was to offer players who wanted to play at a higher level the opportunity to tryout to do so in Arlington and the city of Falls Church.
 
It is a great source of pride for both ASBR and the Express that along with Arlington Little League and Cal Ripken Babe Ruth, we have helped many players to have successful high school careers and beyond, with players playing collegiate baseball over the past two years at schools including Georgia Tech, George Washington, VMI, Kenyon College, Randolph-Macon, and Christopher Newport. The class of 2013 was the first group of players to enter the Express program as 13 year-olds and go all the way through the program. In last spring’s National District Championship game matching W-L against Yorktown there were 29 players (13 for W-L, 16 for Yorktown) who played in the Express program.
 
Dan Pototsky runs the Express program and will coach the 2014-15 Fall and Spring Express 13U team. Coach Pototsky was a former All-Met player at W-L and went on to set records at the University of Kentucky. He was the head varsity baseball coach at W-L from 1988 to 1995 where he led the Generals to several district championships. Coach Pototsky is a Physical Education teacher at Ashlawn Elementary.
 
Fall Program: Teams will practice one to two times a week and play doubleheaders on Sundays with 4 games scheduled during the week over the course of the Fall for 22 scheduled games. Players are welcome to play but not required to play in Senior Babe Ruth during the Fall season. The Fall game season runs from early September through early November. Some evening practices may be scheduled at the VBC Merrifield Facility as well, and this facility may also be used to substitute for regular outdoor practices should there be inclement weather and space available. These practices will be designed primarily for hitting, pitching, and catching. Tryouts for the fall 2014 Express team will be held in March.
 
Winter Program: Coaches will meet with players once a week for one hour for 14 weeks in the winter at the VBC Merrifield Facility (the exact schedule for dates/times at VBC will be posted during the Fall).
 
Spring Program: Teams will practice once a week and play doubleheaders on Sundays for 16-18 scheduled games. The Spring season will run from mid-March through the weekend before Memorial Day. We are strongly considering having the teams participate in a late March travel kick-off tournament in addition to regular game play. Players are also expected to play Senior Babe Ruth in addition to the Express in the Spring so that they are eligible to try out for their Babe Ruth All-Star teams in the Summer, which generally begin play on Memorial Day weekend.
 
Summer: The Express program is not active in the Summer to allow for Babe Ruth All-Star teams to compete in tournament play. The program picks back up again in the Fall.
 
We will be in touch soon regarding more details about the Fall season.
 
However, if your ballplayer is interested in being considered for the Fall 2014 13 year-old Express program, the Express will hold tryouts on the following date. If your ballplayer is interested in trying out for the team, please contact Dan Pototsky at the email below to RSVP.
 
March 24th 6:30-9:30 pm at Barcroft Park
 
The Express team(s) for Fall 2014 will be selected by April 4th
 
Please don’t hesitate to contact us at the email addresses below should you have any questions about what comes next for your ballplayer on the baseball diamond.
 
Sincerely,
Mike Krulfeld Arlington Senior Babe Ruth President
Coachk22207@yahoo.com
 
Dan Pototsky
Express Baseball Club General Manager
Danp22042@yahoo.com
  


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Tuesday, February 22
Latest Babe Ruth Bat Rule Changes

Please click here for the latest Babe Ruth bat rule changes.  For a list of the approved composite bats for 2011, please click here.

 



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Donate to Arlington Senior Babe Ruth!!

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If you would like to make a donation via PayPal to Arlington Senior Babe Ruth to help defray league costs and keep our baseball program one of the most affordable in the area, please click on the donate button. Many thanks!


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ASBR Divisions

During the Spring, ASBR offers the following divisions:

• Prep League (Age 13)

• Alliance League (Ages 14-15)

• American League (Ages 14-15)

• Senior League (Ages 16-18)





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Contact Us

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Send us an email at asbrwebmaster@yahoo.com with any questions, comments or concerns you may have.

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Please call the Arlington County Weather line: 703.228.4715. to check on the status of the outdoor practices scheduled in Arlington. Updates are also available on the county's website at
http://www.co.arlington.va.us/newsreleases/cancellations.htm

This Website does not monitor weather updates, please use the County contacts.


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