FABA is Now a Cal Ripken/Babe Ruth Organization!
Great Opportunities Are Opened Up for Our Member Families!Updated Wednesday March 9, 2016 by FABA.
FABA parents and players,
We have some exciting news to share! FABA is now an official Cal Ripken/Babe Ruth organization! Our charter for the Fleetwood School District was approved this March. The FABA board has been working on this for several months now, and our affiliation with Cal Ripken/Babe Ruth opens up many very good opportunities for FABA families. Here are just a few:
Cal Ripken Tournaments
The Cal Ripken organization holds some of the finest youth baseball tournaments in the world, and we now have the opportunity to represent Fleetwood area baseball at these tournaments at all age levels.
Cal Ripken Baseball Camps: The right skills. The right drills. The right way. The Ripken Way!
Cal Ripken and his organization provide baseball camp experiences that players remember for the rest of their lives. FABA can now organize attendance at these camps for parents and players.
Cal Ripken World Series: The Road to Aberdeen
FABA can now put together tournament teams that can follow the Cal Ripken "Tournament Trail" that leads to the Cal Ripken World Series in Aberdeen, Maryland.
A Wealth of Training Materials for our Coaches
Cal Ripken and his organization offer outstanding training materials and videos that our coaches can use to make sure FABA players get the best instruction available, the Ripken Way!
The Babe Ruth World Series
The Babe Ruth organization offers some of the best, most competitive baseball for players age 13 to 18. In addition to playing Babe Ruth teams in our area, our Babe Ruth division now has the opportunity to follow the Babe Ruth "Tourament Trail" for both 13-15 year olds as well as 16-18 year old players leading up to the Babe Ruth World Series!
There are other benefits for FABA as well such as excellent insurance through the Babe Ruth/Cal Ripken organization as well as the freedom to run our league the way that works best for the Fleetwood Area. Cal Ripken field sizes for age divisions also match what we at FABA do for our 11-12 year old players, moving them to a 70' field rather than keeping them on the same size field our Tee Ball players use. Playing on a 70' field helps our players with the transition to the regulation 90' fields in Babe Ruth, middle school and high school ball, and helps our players be ready for middle school tryouts.
We hope you are as excited as we are about this important step forward for FABA and for baseball in the Fleetwood Area.
Your FABA board