Cal Ripken Baseball and Softball Player Eligibility
UpdatedFriday May 17, 2019 byBill Huffman.
The eligibility requirements for participation in Kingswood Cal Ripken baseball and softball are as follows:
- Player must reside within the Kingswood Cal Ripken League Boundary as defined by New Hampshire Babe Ruth. Our league boundary includes: Wolfeboro, Ossipee, Tuftonboro, New Durham, Brookfield, and Effingham. This includes parts of towns with different names and/or zip codes (e.g., West Ossipee, Melvin Village).
- Player must not have a locked/suspended account in our registration system due to unpaid balance or any other reason (e.g., safety, conduct, legal).
- Registrations not prepaid by credit card must be paid prior to a team’s first game for player to be eligible to play.
- KCRBL will work with families to unlock accounts on a case-by-case basis.
- Player must meet age eligibility (aka League Age).
- League Age is defined different for baseball and softball.
- Baseball League Age is the age of a given player on May 1 of the year of the baseball season.
- For example, for the 2018 season, Player A was born on May 3, 2005, and Player B was born on April 29, 2005. Player A (age 12) is eligible for baseball Majors, but Player B (age 13) is no longer eligible for Cal Ripken
- Softball League Age is the age of a given player by year
- For example, for the 2018 season, Player A was born in 2006 and Player B was born in 2005. Player A is eligible to play 12U. Player B is no longer eligible to play softball in KCRBL.
- Requests to have a player stay at a previous level or move up to the next level despite not being in that level’s age range are taken and assessed on a case-by-case basis.
- Players age and under, and age 13 and over (per League Age) are ineligible.
- Baseball tournament team eligibility
- Player must meet age requirements
- No player over age 12 on 12u, over age 10 on 10u, over age 8 on 8u.
- Player must be rostered on league team.
- Player must participate in 50 percent of league games (i.e., Team X plays 10 games, player must play in at least 5 of them). (Cal Ripken 2018 rule)