What is Cal Ripken Baseball? It is basically a “brand” of baseball similar to the “Little League” brand of baseball we’ve played for years. Cal Ripken baseball is growing more & more every year with many leagues doing what SCYB did in 2012, converting from “Little League” to Cal Ripken Baseball. Many leagues are realizing that there is a need for the game to evolve with the kids as they develop as players and Cal Ripken Baseball offers just that. The kids play by slightly different rules, mostly at the 9-12 years of age levels. The rules they play by prove to be very helpful as they transition out of youth baseball at age 12 and onto Babe Ruth baseball and/or modified school baseball at age 13. We have found that kids of ALL playing ablities enjoy playing the Cal Ripken brand of baseball!
In a nutshell, the Cal Ripken style of play allows the kids to experience a more “real baseball” style of play where leading, stealing and bunting are introduced at an earlier age. In the Majors division (10-12 years of age), the kids play on a slightly larger field than a Little League field, which has been proven in many other Cal Ripken programs in the area to be extremely beneficial in the transition to the Babe Ruth level and modified baseball in 7th & 8th grades. We have been told by many Babe Ruth and Modified coaches that they see a significant difference in the “readiness” of the players to play Babe Ruth & Modified baseball that transition out of a Cal Ripken program because they have already learned the Babe Ruth/Modified playing rules. The only adjustment is the larger field they play on at those levels.
South Colonie Youth Baseball offers “Cal Ripken” baseball to boys & girls ages 4-12 years of age. Our boundaries are open to any child (ages 4-12) living within the South Colonie School District. SCYB is the only Cal Ripken program offered in the South Colonie School District.
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Registration for our Fall season is now OPEN! From a competitive standpoint, Fall Ball is in between our recreation games and travel league games. Some stricter rules are enforced, but the emphasis on competition does not reach that of travel games and more closely resembles our recreation games. Our Fall Softball teams will again play […]
SCYB&GS Families, As a sponsor of our league, Dick’s Sporting Goods wants to recognize your commitment a dedication to youth sports by extending an exclusive invitation to a special League Appreciation Weekend at Crossgates Mall or Latham Farms Dick’s Sporting Goods stores the weekend of March 23 – 25th. On this weekend you will receive […]
CLINICS = Open to any registered player in noted divisions. Players may attend outside their division if would like, the time slots just give an idea of the level of instruction. OPEN GYM = Open to any registered player. Combined boys and girls time slot where we will do various exercise drills, universal fielding drills and play some sort of […]
Well, we were all hoping to be done with this white stuff, but with the school cancellations we also lose our gym space and will have to postpone tonight’s travel tryouts. Revised dates are shown below. For baseball, this is obviously much less notice than we wanted to provide, so please let us know if […]
South Colonie Youth Baseball and Girls Softball board voted unanimously to continue our Dollars for Scholars donation, but with the money earned from the AWESOME coach’s game last year, we bumped the donation UP to $1500 (previously $500)! This established two $750 scholarships that will benefit college-bound seniors at Colonie Central High School. Graduating seniors […]
In addition to our recreation programs, SCYB&GS also has a great travel program for our older players. Any player with any interest in our travel programs will need to attend their appropriate tryout. Tryouts are open to ALL players that meet the age requirements and are registered for recreation ball. Registration is available at http://www.southcolonieball.org/registration/. Player […]
Opening Day is set for Saturday, April 21, 2018. Kicking off the day will be the annual players parade down Sand Creek and into the park. We will gather at the Hebrew Academy at 54 Sand Creek Rd at 9:30 am and the parade will begin promptly at 10:00 am. (*Current Plan) The parade will […]
We didn’t forget about concession where we got a few more surprises for 2018! New register with iPad based inventory/ sales, credit card ability and the board favorite… a real Slush Puppie machine!
Big project turfing the batting cages! … Removed weeds/ topsoil, re-graded, new compacted subgrade and added full length donated turf! Finished with some fence work and gate re-alignment. Much more user friendly cages ready to go for the 2018 season!
Tired of bottles and cans collecting in your house? Hate putting them one at a time through a machine? Wish you had an easy way to help others? We are excited to announce the arrival of a continuous bottle drive to benefit all the ball players at South Colonie! In an effort to keep costs […]
Our Opening Day is scheduled for April 21, 2018! The day’s activities will kick off with our annual parade and a few other fun surprises. Save the date!
All, The Raffle tickets were drawn last night at the park. The prize winners are: Grand Prize $1,000 Cash – Courtney Ruede 2nd Prize Hoverboard – Lorie Myers 3rd Prize iPad Mini – Kim Liszewski CONGRATULATIONS to all of our Raffle winners!!!
All, Once again, due to rain, ALL scheduled games tonight at West Albany Pocket Park are canceled. Your coach will reach out to you with any possible make-up dates. Hopefully Mother Nature starts cooperating with us all soon! Thanks!!
Come out on Friday 6/12 to the pocket park to see the South Colonie 9u travel team take on Clifton Park. The two teams pair off at 8:15 pm under the lights on the Cal Ripken field directly following a SC intermediates rec game. The concession stand will be rocking and the weather looks to […]
Opening Day 2015 turned out to be a special one for South Colonie Youth Baseball / Girls Softball. The sun was out, the fields were ready, and it was finally time to play ball. Our annual parade kicked off the festivities as the boys and girls marched down Sand Creek Road toward the park. It […]
Thank you to all the board members, volunteers, donators and kids who came together to make the South Colonie Youth Baseball and Girls Softball fundraiser a huge success. Good things happen when the community works as one towards a common goal.
South Colonie Youth Baseball is proud to announce that we will be fielding 2 Spring travel baseball teams in 2015. We were hoping to field an 8u / 9u /10u, but based on interest and other factors, we were only able to field an 8u and a 9u. Congratulations to the following children selected to […]
South Colonie Youth Baseball and Girls Softball will be collecting for our annual bottle drive on Sunday March 29th from 9 am to 12 noon. Please leave your empty bottles out by 9 am and we’ll come by to pick them up. Or, you can stop down at our pocket park off Exchange Street, between […]
There will be open tryouts for spring travel baseball this Friday at Shaker Road El from 5:30-8PM. The tryouts are for 8,9 and 10 year old players. we are using the tryouts to see how many kids are interested in playing. Please plan on attending to tryout and learn more about the teams. If you want your player […]
Our indoor practice schedule for the Spring 2015 season is available in our calendar section here. Please familiarize yourself with our calendar application. We will use this to schedule important dates for Baseball and Softball as we move forward. All indoor practices will be held at the Shaker Elementary gym. The dates run from the […]