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Easton Bat 30/20 Illegal
05/03/2018
The 30-Inch Easton Ghost X (-10) 2 5/8” (YBB18GX10 & LL18GHX)...
All-Star Tryouts May 6th - Registration Open!
04/24/2018
SCR Families, All-Star Tryouts Registration is now open! ...
All Star Warm Ups and Age Guidelines
04/02/2018
SCR Families, Some questions have been coming our way regarding...
All-Stars Season Approaching!
03/17/2018
Hello SCR Families!  Our board wanted to start sharing information...
Great opening day coverage
03/07/2018
AZFamily Channel 5 News visits SCR Opening Weekend! Thank...
Mike Matheny Letter - Parents Please Read
03/24/2015
Parents / Managers / Asst Coaches, Please take 5 minutes and read...
 
Easton Bat 30/20 Illegal

The 30-Inch Easton Ghost X (-10) 2 5/8” (YBB18GX10 & LL18GHX) has been decertified as a USA Bat and is no longer legal in Scottsdale Cal Ripken. http://usabat.com/decertified-bats/


by posted 05/03/2018
All-Star Tryouts May 6th - Registration Open!

SCR Families,

All-Star Tryouts Registration is now open!  As previously announced, our annual tryouts for summer tournament teams will be Sunday, May 6th, beginning at 2pm, TPP.  Actual tryout times by age group and division will be announced following your formal registration.  In order to be eligible for drafting to a team, your child must take part in this tryout.


Follow the link provided here to the registration page.  Machine pitch and above are eligible.


All additional information is contained in the registration process and confirmation e-mail upon completed registration.  Also, see the Summer Tournament Info section at the top of the SCR website for more information.

Best of luck to all of our kids taking part in tryouts!


Mike Colao
SCR All-Stars Commissioner


by posted 04/24/2018
All Star Warm Ups and Age Guidelines

SCR Families,


Some questions have been coming our way regarding who is eligible for all-stars and for which divisions.  Also, we have received some questions regarding the warm up and tryouts.  Please see below:

 

1) Q: What are the age guidelines for playing in all-star tournaments?

A: Age guidelines follow the ages of the spring 2018 season.  Generally speaking, all-stars are for AAA machine pitch age players through 12U majors.  If a player is currently "playing up" in a division, they may try out in that division or try out in the division of their true age.  Please see our Age Chart section of the SCR webpage for more information on key birth dates.

 

2) Q: I cannot attend one or both of the warm up sessions.  Are they mandatory to be selected to a team?

A: The warm up sessions on 4/15 and 4/22 are optional and designed to help your player in knowing what to expect at the actual tryout on 5/6.  The only mandatory date for a possible selection to a team is 5/6.  Unfortunately, 5/6 is a mandatory date to be considered for team selection.

 

3) Q: What can my child expect in the form of drills or activities at the warm-up and tryout events?

A: Players will be moved through various drills in groups of 12 to 18 kids from their specific age group.  They will warm up with throwing and catching, fielding of flyballs and making a throw to second base cutoff, fielding ground balls at short stop and throwing to first base, playing first base and hitting (AAA from machine, 8U and older will be live pitching).  8U and older will also have the opportunity to pitch and showcase the position of catcher.

 

Looking forward to seeing our players on the 15th and 22nd.  Feel free to continue reaching out with questions!

 

Michael Colao
SCR All-Stars Commissioner
SCR Treasurer

 

 


by posted 04/02/2018
All-Stars Season Approaching!

SCR All-Stars Players 2017 Yuma AAA Tournament

Hello SCR Families!  Our board wanted to start sharing information around the 2018 spring/summer all-star selection process and key dates that are fast approaching!  Our AAA machine pitch through 12U majors participate in annual state and potentially regional (playing against CA, NV and AZ teams) tournaments in June and July.

As these tournaments represent the top talent from the many leagues in and out of our state, there is a tryout process to make the team for your child’s age group.  The SCR board will hold tryouts for all teams on Sunday, May 6th, beginning at 3pm (tentatively scheduled for Thompson Peak Park).  To help our kids prepare and to know what to expect at the tryouts, we will hold two warm up/practice sessions in advance of the tryouts.  Those events will be scheduled for the afternoons of  April 15th and April 22nd, also at TPP.  Attending the warm ups and try-out sessions are free and a registration process on our league website will be established.

As the cost of participating in tournaments and purchasing full uniforms (jersey, practice jersey, pants, socks and helmet) is a significant cost to our league, there is a registration fee should your child be selected to an all-star team.  Registration dues will be $150, which is only paid if your child is selected.

Playing in all-stars is a tremendous honor in representing our most gifted players.  However, it is also a significant time commitment on our players and their families.  Practices will begin the week of May 15th, usually occurring 3 times a week until completion of tournaments (middle of July).  Please consider this time commitment before opting to participate in the May 6th tryout.

Be on the lookout for a separate e-mail and news story on our SCR website with key tournament dates as well as the announcement for warm up and tryout registration portals opening.  As always feel free to reach out with any questions!

 

Michael Colao

SCR All-Stars Commissioner
SCR Treasurer


by posted 03/17/2018
Great opening day coverage

AZFamily Channel 5 News visits SCR Opening Weekend!

Thank you to Jessica Parsons for coming out and doing a great news clip on our league!

http://www.azfamily.com/story/37583605/cal-ripken-baseball-fundraiser-and-opening-day-in-scottsdale


by posted 03/07/2018
Mike Matheny Letter - Parents Please Read

Parents / Managers / Asst Coaches,

Please take 5 minutes and read Mike Matheny's letter regarding baseball--it's offers incredible insight regarding youth baseball and is applicable to our league.  At the root of his letter he asks if we, as parents, are setting a good example for our kids -- and the answer might shock you.

Web Link: http://www.mac-n-seitz.com/teams/mike-matheny-letter.html

PDF: Mike Matheny Letter

Thank You!

SCR Baseball


by posted 03/24/2015
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