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RIDGEFIELD LITTLE LEAGUE/RIDGEFIELD BASEBALL CLUB PROGRAM OVERVIEW

Ridgefield Baseball Club's Select Baseball Program is operated under the Ridgefield Little League & Little League International baseball model.  This means that all players will be from Ridgefield Little League’s baseball area boundaries.

The ultimate goal of this program is to win Little League District, State, and Regional Tournaments and ultimately Little League Baseball World Series (for 12-year old’s), and other national championships at the other divisions. Yes, this is a big goal and the reason we have. We have a model in Little League (LL) where thousands of Little League organizations already execute this program format and we are emulating their successes.

 In practical terms, here is how the program is run.  Every player within our league signs up for regular season baseball and they pay the regular season baseball registration fee for their age & division.

The divisions are set as the regular season league. Under Little League organizational rules, no player is eligible for the Little League tournament play unless they play a preset minimum number of games with traditional regular season little league teams. Regular league baseball will continue in the same fashion as it always has. 

Just as in Little League, the way this program systemically develops leaders by design and not by chance, the principle of this design is similar to the adage that a rising tide lifts all ships. By keeping club players integrated into the regular season little league season, every team will benefit and improve at a faster rate.

 In addition, RLL has some great reasons for using this format to support club divisions.

·         The first is that this format minimizes player talent drain from the regular season little league. Regular season Little League consists of a wide level of player capabilities. This format provides an avenue for introductory to advanced level play at each level.

·         The second advantage is that pitcher development is expanded across the Little League and Club leagues. LL enforces a strict pitch count limitation to ensure the safe development of pitchers’ arms and this format results in more pitchers being developed. 

·         The Third and one of the biggest challenges facing non-Little League baseball organizations is the coaching drain that results from totally separate LL and club leagues. Since play between LL and club teams is integrated, the same coaches support both LL and club. By having this LL and club integration, when one succeeds, all succeed.

The RBC Program is in addition and a separate program to regular season league play and will be Additional Registration Fees. But will be structured so fees are manageable and this level of play is affordable by all families looking to play at an additional level and gain further skills. Is your child ready for the next level of play within Ridgefield Little League & Ridgefield Baseball Club? For more information please email [email protected] or [email protected]

RBC Program Registration

Ridgefield Baseball Club (RBC) Training Academy

Fall/Winter – RBC Player Development Academy
Clinics & Development Opportunities open to all RLL Players 9/21 through 1/8/2023.

There are 3 Options for enrollment:
Complete Season - 9/21/2022 to 1/8/2023
First Half Season - 9/21 to 11/13/2022
Second Half Season - 11/14 to 1/8/2023

3 Types of Development Sessions at RORC and Field House
  • Pitchers/Catchers
  • Infield/Outfield
  • Hitting

-     Sessions are 1.5 to 2 hours in length

-     Each player is allowed to come to 1 hitting clinic and 1 defensive clinic per week
  • This equates to 52 hours of sessions = < $6/hr of Instruction & Practice

-     Coaches
  • Mike Bomar
  • Mark Lowe
  • Zack Parnell
  • Evan Siegel
  • Mike Taylor

RBC 10-11U Nov-Jan 23 Player Dev Academy 2nd Half

Season Dates: 11/14/2022 to 01/08/2023
Show Details
$160.00

RBC 12-14U Nov-Jan 23 Player Dev Academy 2nd Half

Season Dates: 11/14/2022 to 01/08/2023
Show Details
$160.00

Ridgefield Baseball Club (RBC) Information

RBC Mission: To develop honorable young men and great baseball players leading to successful 10U to 18U campaigns for Ridgefield teams and Ridgefield High School.

RBC Values & Expected Behaviors

Team First – Baseball is a team sport. We are a team. We win and lose together, gracefully. We aspire to be a high-performing team that trusts each other, holds each other accountable, and is equally committed to our mission.

Excellence – Get better every day. Practice diligently to master your craft. Take ownership. Focus 100% of your effort on what’s under your control. You can’t control the location of a pitch, or an umpire’s call – what can you control?

Steward – Be responsible for your words and actions. Be responsible for building your skills on and off the field. Be responsible to be on-time – 5 minutes early is 10 minutes late. Be a steward of the equipment your family has purchased, the fields and facilities we are blessed to play on, and your teammates – cheer them on. Serve your team, competitors, and umpires. Steward your body and health. Bring honor to and steward your family’s reputation with your behavior on and off the field.

Hustle – Go above and beyond. Don’t let anyone have a reason to call you a slacker. When it’s time to start practice, game (and later in life, a job), be 100% ready to start on-time, and contact your leader if you can’t keep that commitment. On the baseball field, we sprint, everywhere. We will not walk. One thing we can control is our hustle.


Program Schedules

 Fall/Winter – RBC Player Development Academy

Clinics & Development Opportunities open to all RLL Players: September 21 through December 31 2022.

3 Types of Development Sessions held at the RORC and RHS Fieldhouse
Pitchers/Catchers
Infield/Outfield
Hitting

Fees: $300 Per Player for the 2022 Fall/Winter Player Development Academy

Two Age Groups:
·         12 to 14-year-olds
·         11 and Under

Program Training Sessions will be 1.5 to 2 hours in length.

Each player is allowed to come to 1 hitting clinic and 1 defensive clinic per week
·         This equates to 52 hours of sessions = < $6/hr of Instruction & Practice

CoachesLearn about our coaches in the Coach Section (below)
Mike Bomar
Mark Lowe
Zack Parnell
Evan Siegel
Mike Taylor

Additional Fall/Winter Activities and Programs

HitTrax Tournaments
Several HitTrax (RBC) 2-hour Tournaments will be offered through the fall/winter, at an additional cost of $20/player.

Coaching Clinics
Several Coaching Clinics for all RLL coaches will be offered through the Fall/Winter, at a cost of $20/coach.
Coaches will include RBC Coaching Staff and Nick Allen, RHS Baseball Coach.


Spring/Summer – RBC Teams by Division

Overview
-          Tryout in January 2023 (future tryouts to be held in August-September)
-          RBC Team = RLL Team
-          School-in-Session:           2-3 nights/week
-          Summer Break:                 3-5 nights/week
-          10-12 Little League Games against other little leagues
-          30-40 Tournament Games

Tournament Dates (estimated)

Save the Dates (~Indicates 2022 date because 2023 date is not yet published)

-          3/11-15                World Baseball Classic, Phoenix, AZ (Optional Event)
-          ~4/9-10                PDX April Slugfest, Portland
-          ~4/30 – 5/1          WCP Border Wars*, Portland
-          ~5/28-30              WCP Bend Memorial Day Bash*
-          ~6/18-19              WCP Father’s Day Tournament*
-          ~7/1-25                Little League District/State Tournament(s)
-          7/8-11                  MLB All-Star Game & Home Run Derby, Host: Seattle Mariners
-          ~7/14-17              WCP NW Club Championships*
-          ~7/15-22              Little League State Tournament

*Dates not yet published on https://premiersportstournaments.leagueapps.com/tournaments
**Dates not yet published on https://www.washingtonbaseballtournaments.com/baseball-tournaments/2021-youth-tournaments/
***Dates not yet published on https://www.pcybl.com/

Age Divisions

At a minimum, 11U and 12U*.
*
To be determined in January 2023*

*Other divisions are possible (10U, 13U, 14U) Based on player turnout

Budget Player & Dues
Player dues are expected to be ~$700/player* for the spring/summer.
Each team will have the opportunity to organize fundraising activities to recoup costs for families.
*Amount of teams and the budget will be modified based on player turnout.

RBC/RLL Operating Policies

1. Teams & Selection
a. Tryouts will be held in August-September. For 2023 Season, tryouts will be held in January 2023.
b. All players on an RBC Team will be on the same RLL team with the same coaches.

2. Player Information & Video
a. Team and player information will be held including:
i. Depth Chart
ii. Statistics & Qualitative Coach Assessments
b. Player Video will be shot and used for coaching sessions either in Google Driver or coaching app OnForm. Players, parents and coaches will have access.

 
3. Coaches
a. RBC will post jobs, interview, and place coaches at all levels, regardless of compensation status.
b. All coaches will be secured through RLL process in which insurance covers all coaching activities.
c. RLL/RBC insurance covers the coaches’ activities.
d. Coach resumes will be on display in the Vision Summary and RBC Website. Coaches will be evaluated annually by players, families, and other RBC constituents.

4. Individual Lessons
a. Individual lessons can be purchased at $60/hour through the RBC website with any RBC Coach, using RLL facilities and equipment. Coaches and players are covered for this activity under RLL insurance.
b. RBC will remit payment to the coach as applicable. Mike Bomar and Zack Parnell have committed to donate private lesson fees to RBC.
c. Once paid, families are to schedule the time directly with the coach conducting the lesson.

RLL/RBC Facilities

Ridgefield Outdoor Recreation Complex (RORC)
Click Here for additional Information

Abrams Park
Click Here for additional Information

RHS Fieldhouse
Click Here for additional Information

RHS High School Gym & Weight Room
More information coming soon.

Coach Bios

Mike Bomar
Player – Pitcher
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LHP, MLB Minor League
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LHP, University of Washington
Coaching
-2016-Present – Ridgefield Little League Coach, Tee-Ball through Major Baseball
-2004-2012 – Prairie High School, Varsity Pitching Coach, District Champions
-2002 – Minor League Baseball, Eugene Emeralds – San Diego Padres Baseball Club
-1998-2001 – University of Washington, Starting Pitcher, Winning Pitcher – PAC10 Championship 1998
Current Career Role
-Director of Economic Development, Port of Vancouver
-LinkedIn Profile
Education
-B.S Political Science and Communications, UW
-M.S. MPA – Applied Policy Concentration, WSU
-Institute for Organizational Management, Leadership Clark County, International Association of Maritime Port Executives


Mark Lowe

Player – Pitcher
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RHP, Major League Baseball
Coaching
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Current Career Role
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Education
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Zack Parnell
Player – Infielder
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SS, Hawaii Pacific University, 2007-2008
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SS, Tacoma Community College, 2005-2006
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SS, Vancouver Cardinals, 2002-2004
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SS, Ridgefield High School Varsity, 2001-2004, .562 High School Varsity Batting Average
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1st Team All-State Baseball, 2003 and 2004
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Baseball State Championship 2A Ridgefield High School 2002, 2nd Place 2003
Coaching
-Head Coach, RLL & RBC, RLL All-Star Manager, 2022
-Assistant Coach, Woodland Lumberjacks, 2021
-Head Coach, La Center and Kalama Little League, 2014-2020
-Assistant Coach, Ridgefield High School Varsity 2010-2011
Current Career Role
-CEO, Industrial Training International
-LinkedIn Profile
Education
-B.S. International Business & Marketing, HPU
-MBA, Thunderbird School of Global Management

Evan Siegel
Player – Pitcher
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RHP, Corbin University
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RHP, Clark College
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RHP, Fort Vancouver High School
Coaching
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Current Career Role
-Owner, 360 Baseball Academy
Education
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Mike Taylor
Player – Pitcher & First Baseman
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1B & Pitcher, Pittsburg Diamonds Independent Baseball Club, 2011-2015, 2015 MVP Runner-Up
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1B & Pitcher, Menlo College, 2010, D3 All-American
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Top Ten Hitter in CA JUCO as Freshman (.400 BA)
Coaching
-Coach 2010-2022 - 12 years coaching experience (high school, Travel Ball)
-2-time CA CIF section champions
-Led team to a #2 ranking in the country
-3 players in MiLB – 10 players to College
 
Current Career Role
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Contact

Ridgefield Little League
P.O. Box 804 
Ridgefield, Washington 98642

Phone: 360-325-7159
Email: [email protected]

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