South Eugene Babe Ruth and Willamette Valley Babe Ruth are now planning for the 2022 season for all levels, t-ball through preps, ages 4-14! Registration and player assessments will occur late January/early February. Stay tuned and request getting on our email list for updates.
Greetings South Eugene Babe Ruth families,
As 2020 comes to a close, we are looking ahead and looking forward to 2021. We are working hard to prepare for youth baseball to return in the spring. This email is to let you know that Willamette Valley Babe Ruth is optimistic and planning on a baseball season in 2021.
So, what is baseball going to look like in the spring? Baseball is considered a minimal/medium contact sport by the Oregon Health Authority, and the league will move forward with forming teams. South Eugene Babe Ruth will follow all applicable state and federal guidance, including health and safety rules set by the Oregon Health Authority. We expect social distancing and masks will be required for all players, coaches, and umpires. We do not know yet what rules will be in place for family/spectator attendance at games or practices as changes continue and vaccines are administered, but we expect that it will still be limited.
Unfortunately, we are not going to hold our winter baseball clinics beforehand as we have the last few years. Please get out there and throw the ball around when the weather permits!
We sincerely hope to see you all and your kids continue to grow and develop their skills in our competitive Babe Ruth league and create fond memories that last a lifetime.
Thank you for all that you do to support youth baseball!
South Eugene Babe Ruth Board
Kyle Roadman - Area Director and Treasurer
Rico Lea - South Eugene Area President
Todd Bush - South Eugene Vice President
Maureen Sherman - Secretary
Doug Palmer - Board Member
David Pebworth - Board Member
Bryan Dearinger - Board Member
Cynthia Morris - outgoing Treasurer
Ages 7, 8 & 9 $200
Ages 10. 11 & 12 $210
Ages 13, 14 & 15 $220
South Eugene Babe Ruth
Pre-Season Arm Conditioning Guidelines
• Properly stretch and get loose prior to throwing. Here is a good pre-throwing routine.
• Run two poles before and after throwing.
• Begin throwing at approximately ½ the designated distance and gradually move back with each throw.
• These are guidelines. Make wise and prudent adjustments based on the player’s age and size.
• If the player has any pain, stop, assess, and respond as appropriate. Here are a few questions to ask or ascertain. If it is one of the first 2, increase rest and reduce reps. Proper arm conditioning is intended to prevent the third scenario, which merits a visit to a healthcare professional if it lasts more than a few days.
1. Is it pain or are you experiencing arm fatigue?
2. Is it pain or are you sore from the recent throwing sessions?
3. Is it a sharp pain in the wrist, elbow, or shoulder?
Take a look at these recent SEBR Volunteer-Driven accomplishments
Permanent outfield fencing at Oak Hill - Upgraded bullpens at Oak Hill - Installed turf, upgraded framing, and new netting for the Oak Hill batting cage - Establishing a promising relationship with Willamette Leadership Academy - Built a secondary field at Willamette Leadership Academy - Installed covered, lighted batting cages at Willamette Leadership Academy - Established and orchestrated the much admired SEBR Winter Baseball Clinic.
If you are interested in coaching, volunteering on the board, or volunteering in any other way, please contact any of the South Eugene Board members. We would love any help in any capacity that you are able!
Thank You to Our Generous Sponsors!
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