Program Description: South Park's Babe Ruth Baseball program is designed for players ages 13 - 16 who wish to increase their skill and experience level for purposes of middle school or high school baseball or simply continue their baseball playing experience beyond age 12. This program is a great alternative to true "travel ball" in that all games are held locally, thus minimizing time and expense. Games are played on a regulation size baseball field and consist of 7 innings. There is continued focus on teaching and enhancing baseball fundamentals, with additional emphasis on pitching, catching skills, base stealing, situational hitting & bunting and other more advanced aspects of the game. A season consists of 12 regular season games as well as an end-of-season tournament that decides the Charlotte area champion. SOUTH PARK BABE RUTH BASEBALL IS NOT HELD DURING THE FALL SEASON.
Age Requirement: Age is determined as of April 30, 2016. Players registering for Babe Ruth 14U Baseball should have a birth date between 5/1/01 - 4/30/03 and those registering for Babe Ruth 16U Baseball should have a birth date between 5/1/99 - 4/30/01.
Team Selection: It is anticipated that South Park will have one Babe Ruth team in each age group, thus eliminating the need for splitting players into separate teams.
Season: Practices will begin in late April (subsequent to the completion of middle school baseball). Games generally begin the first or second week of May and continue through mid June, with the end-of-season tournament being held the final two weeks of June.
Location: Practices and home games will be held at the middle school field at Carmel Middle School. Away games are held at other local athletic associations that participate in the Babe Ruth program.