Southeastern Cal Ripken: Welcome

Spring 2015 Online Registration is now open.


Dear Southeastern Families,


                   We hope this note finds you well and with the hint of winter in the air, we wanted to bring a few things to your attention. First, fall baseball was a success with nearly 400 kids participating in all age groups. The free clinics were a hit as were the tournaments that we hosted. This was the first year of doing both the clinics and tournaments, so we will continue and try to make the fall experience even better. Thanks to all who participated and as always please let us know if you have any recommendations.


                     At the Cal Ripken International Board of Directors meeting two weeks ago, there were no significant rule changes but a couple of minor ones. However, one in particular could affect Southeastern in a positive way and grow our league. Cal Ripken passed a rule that if a child goes to school and the school's address is located within the boundaries of a league, that child may participate in that league. With several public and private schools within the Southeastern boundaries, we feel this rule change will be a positive outcome for SE. If you know of any child that this change in rules directly affects, please let them know they can play at Southeastern in 2015. As it reads from Cal Ripken:


If the physical location of the school where a player attends classes during the traditional academic year is within the boundaries of an established league, the player is permitted to participate in the established league. (Note: This excludes home schools, cyber schools, sports-related schools, sports academies, or after school where a student participates outside of the primary school in which the player is enrolled.) Once a player selects to participate in a league where the player is eligible, the player must finish the current season in the same league under the school boundary rule.


If you were at the ball field over the last several weeks , you noticed that the city removed all of the trees in the interior of the park. They will also be removing several of the trees on the perimeter of the park as well. This is a proactive measure to get rid of the emerald ash bored that is devastating so many of the trees in Kentucky. Unfortunately, that leaves the park looking very barren and without shade and protection from foul balls. The Board of Directors are being proactive in finding a solution. This will include replanting trees strategically around the park. Additionally, we are looking into shade kites to be placed around the bleachers. Special thanks needs to go to LFUCG Council Member, Kevin Stinnett who is working with Southeastern to secure the financing for this project. Thanks Councilman Stinnett!


Lastly, a few dates for you to remember going into 2015. Signups will begin over the next couple of weeks for 2015. Tryouts for Major, Minor and Rookie will be February 21st and 22nd. The season will start the Week of April 6th and end around June 14th. Mark your calendars now for the 2015 Southeastern Capital Campaign Banquet to be held at Malone's Banquets on February 28th. Tickets will go on sale in December. This is an event you will NOT want to miss. The Board of Directors are working on preparing for the 2015 season, including developing a new and more informative website. If you have any suggestions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to a board member. Have a great winter and Happy Holidays. We will look forward to seeing you at Southeastern this spring.