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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Our Championship Day is scheduled for June 18, 2016. All players will receive their trophy after their game and parents, family and friends are encouraged to come onto the field post-game for pictures. Also, ALL PLAYERS will receive their choice of a hot dog or slice of pizza, as well as a drink, after their […]
All, With a light night scheduled and another lack of cooperation by Mother Nature, ALL scheduled games tonight at West Albany Pocket Park are canceled. Starting tomorrow at 9:00 AM, we have a full day of games. Come on out to cheer on the teams, get some food, and enjoy the day! Have a dry […]
It’s a beautiful night to come down to the park. We have a packed park filled with baseball and softball games tonight! Also, we have Mac and Cheese at the concession stand, courtesy of TJ’s Café!! Come get your fill of dinner, as well as baseball and softball at the ONLY park in the area […]
Reminder that Team Pictures Night is tonight starting at 6:00 PM at Shaker Road Elementary School. Click here for more information. Thanks and see you all tonight! And don’t forget to Say…
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!!
All, Due to rain, wet fields and cold temperatures, we have decided to cancel ALL scheduled games tonight at West Albany Pocket Park. If you had a practice scheduled, any cancellation will come from your coach. Reminder that the Concession Stand will be accepting raffle tickets tomorrow night up until 7:30 PM. Thank you!!
All, Due to wet fields and cold temperatures, we have decided to postpone ALL scheduled games tonight at West Albany Pocket Park. Furthermore, all games scheduled at Colonie Softball have also been postponed. Your coach will reach out to you regarding make-up dates. Thank you!
Opening Day is set for Saturday, April 16th, 2016. 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 10:30 am and the parade will begin promptly at 11:00 am. The parade will lead into […]
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 […]