UpdatedWednesday December 16, 2020 byClovis West Cal Ripken.

Is My Player Ready for Clovis West Cal Ripken?

The following is to help parents figure out if their player is ready for the Clovis West Cal Ripken Rookies program.  To help you let’s look at the beginning levels of baseball.

Instructional League, ages 5 to 6:  Clovis West Cal Ripken has added a new division for Instuctional Division for 5-6 year olds who have little experiance or have never played baseball.  Our instructional league is geared at the younger player who wants to learn the great game of baseball.  In this division players hit off coach pitching and the focus is on building fundamentals. 

CLOVIS WEST CAL RIPKEN ROOKIES / Coach and Player Pitch, ages 7 to 8:  The next step up we originally set up for 7 and 8 year olds.  Although no prior playing experience is required, we recommend they have some prior playing experience, either T-Ball, Instructional League or both. The first thing to consider is how well your son can play catch. 

There are no walks (base on balls).  If a batter receives four called balls, the coach comes out to pitch to the player to finish the at bat.  During player pitch base runners can steal, with the exception of stealing home.  Once practices begin, about mid-February, teams usually practice two times per week.  Once the season begins, players have a weeknight game on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday and a Saturday game.  In addition to games, teams typically practice one additional weeknight. 

Where are Games and Practices?
Currently games at held at Liberty Elementary (Click here to view map)
Practices will depend on the team and division. Practices can be at Fort Washington, Liberty, Lincoln, Pinedale, Valley Oak or another location. Your coach will inform you of times and location once the season gets underway.