Welcome to 2019 Mountain View Babe Ruth!
Our Babe Ruth program strives to teach the basic skills of baseball along with mental and physical development and a respect for the rules of the game with an emphasis on basic ideals of sportsmanship and fair play.

Fundamentally, we believe that every youngster with a desire to learn and play baseball should be offered the opportunity.  Babe Ruth provides programs for players ages 12 through 18, supporting the growth and competitive needs of our baseball community along with the convenience of being right here in our own backyard.
 
2019 Early Spring Prep League (March 15 – May 5)
Prior to the 13-15's regular Spring season, MVBR is offering a Prep League for everyone not actively participating on a high school baseball team. The Prep League is open to all who will be 12, 13, 14 and 15-years-old as of May 1, 2019.  There are no tryouts involved in this preseason play.  This is a great opportunity to introduce younger players to playing on a full-sized diamond in order to help their development.  The focus will be instructional with the intent of preparing players for the upcoming MVBR Spring season, as well as for their possible future high school participation. Shoreline Athletic Field will be the location for the Prep League games and practices.  Teams will play games twice a week and practice once a week.

Cost: $375.00 for PREP LEAGUE + SPRING LEAGUE
$350.00 for 2018 Fall Ball participants
 
2019 13-15’s Spring League (May – June)
All players NEW to MVBR must attend one of the tryouts listed below.

Each new player will be drafted onto one of the existing MVBR league teams on Sunday, April 28.

From mid-May through mid-June each team will compete in at least 15 league games (2-3 per week) at the Shoreline Athletic Field, followed by a highly competitive end-of-season playoff tournament that will crown a new 2019 MVBR champion.

Immediately after, the All Star Tournament season begins in late June/early July.  Players are selected by merit to participate on each age group's team with the first tournament being the District 6 Championship where MVBR contends against teams from Bel-Mateo and Palo Alto.  MVBR will host the 13-Year-Olds’ District 6 Tournament at the Shoreline Athletic Field.  Bel-Mateo will welcome the 14's at the Belmont Sports Complex, and Palo Alto will host the 15's at Baylands Park, Palo Alto.  Afterward, the winners of each age group move on to the State Tournament followed by Regional competition and finally the Babe Ruth World Series that concludes in early to mid-August (all dates and venues to be determined).

Any player whose birthday is between May 1, 2003 and April 30, 2006 is eligible for MVBR 13-15's League competition.
 
2019 13-15’s Spring League Tryout Dates for New Players
For the upcoming 13-15’s Spring Season, there will be 3 tryout dates to be held at
the Shoreline Athletic Field (2450 Garcia Avenue, Mountain View):

Saturday, April 20 . . . . 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Sunday, April 21 . . . . . 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Thursday, April 25 . . . .6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Returning 14 and 15-year-old players do not need to tryout.

The regular season 13-15-year-old league draft of teams will take place on Sunday, April 28.  Registration fees include insurance coverage, a team hat and jersey that each player will keep.

Cost: $275.00
$250.00 for 2018 Fall Ball participants
 
2019 16-18 Senior League (Mid-May to Mid-July)
This 16-18 Senior Babe Ruth season is a fast and furious, highly competitive 6-7 weeks. Immediately after the conclusion of the high school season, the plan is to have one MVBR Senior team participate.  However, that number may increase depending upon the number of registrants. There will be 10-15 league games in late May and June against other Senior teams from nearby localities.  Depending on qualification, there will be a weekend State Tournament beginning July 6 (subject to change) and a Regional Tournament on July 18 (subject to change) with venues to be determined.

Any player born prior to May 1, 2003 and on or after January 1, 2000 will be eligible for Babe Ruth 16-18 League competition.  Any player born in 2000, 2001 and 2002 is eligible for the Babe Ruth 16-18 Division.  Players born in January, February, March and April of 2003 must also play in the 16-18 Division.

2019 16-18 Senior League Tryout Date
The MVBR Senior League program had an outstanding response
this past 2018 season with 35-40 players participating.

The Senior League tryout will be held at the Shoreline Athletic Field
Sunday, May 5 . . . . 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM

Cost: $300.00

2019 Fall Ball Season
The MVBR Fall Ball season will be open to all 2019 13 and 14-year-old players plus 12-year-old players who plan to participate in the MVBR 13-15's regular season in Spring 2020.  Fall Ball is an informal instructional league with games that are played from Labor Day weekend through mid-November.  Games are played strictly on the weekends and traditionally include contests against the other Babe Ruth District 6 teams from Palo Alto and Bel-Mateo.  The cost will be minimal, under $200.  More registration information will be forthcoming later in 2019.

Cooper Loeffler 2018 MVBR Callahan Award Winner
Cooper Loeffler was selected as the recipient of the 2018 Mountain View Babe Ruth Baseball Callahan Award. Each year one player receives the award in recognition of their "Sportsmanship and Hustle” and for being “A Player That Each Coach Would Want To Have On Their Team.”

 
Volunteers Are Always Needed . . . and Appreciated!!
This is a volunteer driven organization. We need parents to volunteer for snack shack duties and scorekeeping for each and every game.