LBA: Links


Here are some baseball related links, ordered by coaching, umpiring, other Cal Ripken leagues, miscellaneous, professional teams, and other local area non-Cal Ripken leagues.




COACHES



Babe Ruth League Coaching Certification
This is the location of the online BRL coaching certification process. Follow the link and click on the Coaches tab. You need to create an account, and order your course.


Official Baseball Rules
Official Baseball Rules, published by Major League Baseball.


Babe Ruth League
Official site for Babe Ruth League baseball, the national overseeing organization for the LBA rec leagues.


Ripken Baseball
Official website of Ripken Baseball.


The Coaching Corner
Our sports instruction areas contain information and resources on the basics of the sport, skills & drills, team strategies and bulletin boards as well as tips from experts and other youth team coaches.


Barton's Youth Baseball
As part of our continuing effort toward rekindling interest in youth baseball (the competition seemingly growing on a daily basis), we've put together this site where coaches, players and parents can get information, tips and drills about playing this great game of baseball.




UMPIRES



Babe Ruth League National Umpires Association
Follow this link to see the page highlighting the benefits of the BRL NUA.


Babe Ruth League NUA Certification
Follow this link to the BRL Data Center, where you can take an online certification course to become a certified BRL NUA umpire. You will need to create a login, and purchase the online course ($40 as of 2013). Contact the LBA about the possibility of reimbursement of this fee.


National Umpires Association
Not to be confused with BRL NUA, this is another amateur umpire assocation, based in Georgia.




CAL RIPKEN LEAGUES



Chelmsford Youth Baseball


ConVal Cal Ripken


Dover Baseball


Epping Youth Athletic Association


Exeter Baseball


Hollis/Brookline Cal Ripken


Hudson Youth Baseball


Keene Cal Ripken


Kingston Youth Baseball (Quintown)


Londonderry Youth Baseball


Merrimack Youth Baseball


Milford Youth Baseball


Nashua South Cal Ripken


Nashua West Cal Ripken


Roger Allen Baseball


Swanzey Cal Ripken


Tyngsboro Cal Ripken


Youngsville Athletic Assocation




MISCELLANEOUS LINKS



Tri-County Athletics
This is the website for the governing body of NH Middle Schools in our area. Information about Litchfield Middle School athletics can be found here (although it is not well updated). You can also try Litchfield Middle School for information.


NHIAA
This is the website for the New Hampshire Interscholastic Athletic Association, the governing body of NH high school athletics. Information about Campbell High School athletics can be found here. You can also try Campbell High School for information.


Cooperstown Dreams Park
This site gives you a real good feel of how baseball is supposed to be played. A great organization that caters to youth baseball teams from all over the world. They hold 12 weeks of tournament play a year, each week has 64 12/U teams participating, with the top teams each week returning for a Championship tourney the last week of the event. The first week of tournament play is reserved for 10/U teams only. There is also a Youth Baseball Hall Of Fame on the premises, once you have participated in this tournament, you are automatically inducted into this elite HOF group, it also includes a very nice HOF class ring. This is an awesome event that should not be missed if your involved with a competetive youth baseball team.


The Amateur Baseball Umpire Home Page
A "labor of love" web site containing a wealth of history, commentary, and umpiring advice from experienced amateur umpire and high school teacher Brent McLaren.


NH Cal Ripken Website
Main website for the Cal Ripken NH District. You may need to add an exception to enable the security certificate for the site.


Litchfield Cal Ripken League
Website that Babe Ruth has for LBA use. We don't use it, as we have our own hosted site.


Science of Baseball
The central drama in the game of baseball is the confrontation between the pitcher and the batter. In this intense struggle, the pitcher usually wins. A batting average of .333, indicating one hit out of every three times at the plate, is achieved only by the star hitters of the game.




PROFESSIONAL TEAMS



Boston Red Sox


Lowell Spinners


NH Fishercats


Portland Sea Dogs




OTHER



Amherst Little League


Bedford Little League


Derry Little League


Goffstown Junior Baseball


Hampstead Association of Softball & Baseball


Kearsage / Hopkinton Youth Sports Association


Windham Little League


Salem Youth Baseball


Pelham Little League/Babe Ruth