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.
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
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
Coaches – Learn about our coaches in the Coach Section (below)
Additional Fall/Winter Activities and Programs
Several HitTrax (RBC) 2-hour Tournaments will be offered through the fall/winter, at an additional cost of $20/player.
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
- 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/
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.