Conval Cal Ripken Baseball: Welcome
Welcome to the Conval Cal Ripken website. CVCR recreation youth baseball is available to boys and girls, ages 5 through 12, in the towns of Antrim, Bennington, Dublin, Francestown, Greenfield, Hancock, Peterborough, Sharon, and Temple.
You'll find divisions, teams, schedules and other important information regarding CVCR on this site. For team or town specific questions, please contact your coach or town rep. Contact information for all town reps can be found here.
Thank you to all the volunteers, coaches, and umpires who devote their time to youth baseball in the Conval district. We couldn't do this without you!
ConVal Cal Ripken Board
Friday, June 16
Sunday, June 25
The Nationals defeated the Pirates 12-1 to capture the Conval Cal Ripken 2017 Majors Championship.
Friday, May 5
Due to the weather predicted for tomorrow May 6th, the event will be postponed until Sunday May 7th @ 4:00PM. The event will still take place in Hancock at Moosebrook Park.
ConVal Cal Ripken
Sunday, April 23
Majors Joint Workout:
3pm-5pm(but may run longer) @ Moosebrook Park in Hancock
Since mother nature has not cooporated with the start of our season, limiting (or eliminating) practice time, and with the number of players not available because of vacation week, the league has decided to have a joint workout instead of the annual round robin tounament. All available players from the 3 Majors teams should attend.
Minors Round Robin Schedule 4/30
Each team plays two games – 4 inning game, or 90 minutes, whichever comes first.
Kids can throw only 2 innings total for the day. Home team (first team listed) provides game balls.
If weather is bad all the coaches can talk and decide how to proceed.
Bishop Field Moosebrook Park in Hancock
11am Rattlers vs Thunder North vs Iron Pigs
1pm Rockhounds vs Rattlers Thunder vs North
3pm Iron Pigs vs Rockhounds
Sunday, March 26
The 2017 registration deadline has been extended to April 7th for the following towns: Peterborough, Dublin, Greenfield, Hancock and Temple.
We will be beginning the process of determining the number of teams needed at the next league meeting on April 5th in order to get the scheduling started. For this we need a count of kids that will be participating. If you are planning on signing up, but don’t think the form will get in before Monday April 3rd, please email Bill Theriault (firstname.lastname@example.org) to let us know you are signing up and the form will be on its way.
The age of a player is determined by that players age as of May 1st, 2017.
Majors (ages 11-12)
Minors (ages 9-10)
Rookies (ages 7-8)
T-Ball ( ages 5-6)
The length of the season for all divisions will depend on the number of teams that we have, in the past, the regular season has ended early to mid June. We will get that information out as soon as we have the schedules complete.
We are always in need of coaches and assistants, please email Bill Theriault (email@example.com) if you are interested in helping in any way.
Since the notice did not go out through the schools, please forward this to anyone you think would be interested in playing this year that hasn’t played in the past.
Town Registration forms can be found at the handouts link below.
Handout: 2017 Registration Forms
Sunday, March 26
This year ConVal Cal Ripken will be hosting a local MLB Pitch, Hit and Run event on May 6th 2017 at Moosebrook Park in Hancock.
Players will compete in various skills competitions with the chance of moving on through four levels of competition including Locals, Sectionals, Team Championships and the National Finals during MLB All-Star Week!
There is no cost to enter this competition, but kids are encouraged to bring a can of soup for the End 68 Hours of Hunger program.
To register for this event or to learn more about the Pitch, Hit and Run program please visit the event registration page here.
Sunday, March 26
It's that time of year to start gearing up for a new baseball season. Here at Conval Cal Ripken, we are offering an informative umpire clinic to be held in the spring of 2017 in Peterborough (location TBA).
The spring umpire clinic will be held April 8, 2017 with a rain date of April 15, 2017 and will be conducted by Gary Noyes, Umpire Development Chairman of the New Hampshire Baseball Umpires Association. The umpire clinic emphasizes and offers training on both plate and base mechanics. The clinic is open to those interested in umpiring Majors and Minors in the Conval Cal Ripken League. The cost of the clinic is $5. This will be reimbursed after umpiring 1 game for the league.
Please encourage other umpires, coaches, managers, Students and friends to attend. Should you have any questions, or need information regarding the clinic, please contact Rich Scheinblum at 603-831-0885 or firstname.lastname@example.org. It is important to contact me by April 5th as I need a count for materials.
Sunday, March 26
Majors (ages 11-12):
There will be a round robin tournament on Saturday April 29th (details to come).
The regular season will begin on Monday May 1st, games wil be played on Monday and Thursday nights, 5:30pm - 7:30pm.
Minors (ages 9-10):
There will be a round robin tournament on Sunday April 30th (details to come).
The regular season will begin on Tuesday May 2nd, games will be played on Tuesday and Friday nights, 5:30pm - 7:30pm.
Rookies (ages 7-8):
The rookie season is scheduled to begin Saturday May 13th. The rookies will continue with the program that was started last year.
For the first half of the year, regular game days will be on Wednesday nights 5:30pm - 7:30pm. On Saturday mornings (time yet to be determined), all the teams will come together and practice together. At this time, their will be multiple stations with drills focused to develop certain skills. The idea is to have as many stations as possible with coaches and helpers manning the stations and drills, we don’t want lines of players just waiting around to do the drills, we want them active and engaged as much as possible. We will also be reaching out to middle school and high school players to help out.
The second half of the year we will have game days on Wednesdays 5:30pm - 7:30pm, and then alternate on every other Saturday mornings (times yet to be determined) between games and clinics.
T-Ball ( ages 5-6):
The T-Ball season is scheduled to begin Saturday May 13th. T-Ball will continue with the program that was started last year.
Both Wednesdays and Saturdays will be clinic style instruction, with multiple stations focused on developing skills but at the same time, making it fun. At this age especially, we are trying to keep the kids as active and engaged as possible.
We will run drills for the majority of each session, and then divide the players into teams towards the end of the session for a mini game. The first few sessions may consist entirely of drills. The length of the season for all divisions will depend on the number of teams that we have. In the past, the regular season has ended early to mid June. We will get that information out as soon as we have the schedules complete.
Monday, April 7
Looking to learn new drills, tips and techniques?
Visit the "Baseball By The Yard" website!