League Information

100 Percent Volunteer Run Organization

Updated Sunday July 28, 2019 by South Lakeland Baseball.

Registration for Smart Start, Coach Pitch/T-ball, Rookie, Billy Ripken, Cal Ripken, and Prep Division is now open for the Fall 2019.

Fall 2019 Dates

Early Registration discount in July.

Regular Online registration is now open through August 31st.  

In person registration dates are:

August  17th and 24th - 9 am to 1 pm (North Quad Fields 5-8)

People can also register online in advance and pay in person with cash or check on one of these two dates.  Registration fees can also be paid during the player evaluations.  

 

Player Evaluations - (no evaluations for Smart Start or Coach Pitch/T-Ball Divisions)

September 3rd - Ripken Divisions (A-L) - 6 pm (check-in starts at 5:30 pm)

September 4th - Ripken Divisions (M-Z) - 6 pm (check-in starts at 5:30 pm)

September 6th - Rookie Division - 6 pm (check-in starts at 5:30 pm)

September 7th - Prep Division - 10:00 am (check-in starts at 9:30 am)

September 7th - Make-up Evaluations (Ripken and Rookie) - 10 am prep field

Practices start:

week of September 9th - Rookie, Billy Ripken, Cal Ripken, Prep Divisions

week of September 16th - Coach Pitch/T-ball and Smart Start Divisions 

Fall Opening Day Exhibition Games: October 5th, 2019

Regular Season games: October 7th, 2019 through November 21st, 2019

Post Season Tournament: No post season in the fall

 

Playing Schedule: Check your team's website for schedules.  You will be able to download the schedule to your smartphone, tablet, or PC into your personal calendar from the team website by clicking on the ical link. 

Registration fee include league uniform shirt and hat.

Why should you join SLBRL?

1) SLBRL managers & coaches are required to be Certified in youth sports coaching additionally all volunteers must submit to a background check.

2) We have more fields than any other single facility in Polk County with nine (9) dedicated full size fields (60', 70', & 90'). You future MLB'er can play from T-ball to High School Prep all at one facility. And more fields means fewer double headers and fewer Saturday games.

3) Quality uniform shirts and stitched league hats provided to every player and coach in the spring and fall. We designate MLB team names and colors in the spring season. We designate college team names and colors during the fall season. Coach pitch/T-ball and Smart start use Tampa Bay Rays official uniforms in the spring season.  

4) We have the nicest facilities around with plenty of parking, protective shade cloth ceilings over the bleachers to provide shade and foul ball protection and exclusive use to a league managed batting cage facility.

5) We offer a consistently competitive and successful post season All Star program following each Spring season.

6) No weeknight double headers**.  Most games start at 6:30.  **some smart start and coach pitch games are played earlier 

7) Most games are schedule during the week on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday (Due to such a large demand and turnout, we do have some early and late games are scheduled on Friday to accommodate all teams. We also have a few Saturday games in our younger divisions to accommodate a full schedule)