Welcome to 2018 Mountain View Babe Ruth Baseball
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 19, supporting the growth and competitive needs of our baseball community along with the convenience of being right here in our own backyard.

 

 
View or Download the 2018 Welcome Letter and Registration Form



2018 13-15 Spring League – May to June
All players new to MVBR must attend one of the tryouts listed below.  Each player will be drafted onto one of the existing MVBR league teams on April 28.  From mid-May through mid-June each team will compete in at least 15 league games (2-3 per week at either the Shoreline Athletic Field or a field TBD), followed by a highly competitive end-of-season playoff tournament that will crown a new 2018 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 has traditionally hosted the 13-Year-Olds’ District 6 Tournament at McKelvey Park, however, it will now be held 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, PA.  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, 2002 and April 30, 2005 is eligible for MVBR 13-15's League competition.

2018 13-15 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 21 . . . . 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Sunday, April 22 . . . . . 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Thursday, April 26 . . . .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 Saturday, April 28. Registration fees include insurance coverage, a team hat and jersey that each player will keep.

Cost: $275.00

Early Spring Prep League (March – May)
Prior to the 13-15's regular Spring season, MVBR will be offering a Prep League for everyone not actively participating on a high school baseball team. The Prep League is open to all 13, 14 and 15-year-olds as of May 1, 2018.  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. The 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: PREP LEAGUE + SPRING LEAGUE = $375.00

16-19 Senior League – Mid-May to Mid-July
This 16-19 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 7 (subject to change) and a Regional Tournament on July 14 (subject to change) with venues to be determined.

Any player whose birthday is between May 1, 1999 and April 30, 2002 is eligible for MVBR Senior 16-19's League competition.  If the player turns 19-years-old between May 1 - December 31, 2018, he/she is still eligible to play.

2018 16-19 Senior League Tryout Dates
 The MVBR Senior League program had an outstanding response this past 2017 season with as many as 40 different players participating.

Senior League tryouts will be held at the Shoreline Athletic Field.

Sunday, May 6 . . . . 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM 

Cost: $350.00

Fall Ball - Labor Day Weekend through mid-November
The MVBR Fall Ball season will be open to all 2018 13 and 14-year-old players plus 12-year-old players who will be participating in the MVBR 13-15's regular season in Spring 2019.  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, well under $200.  More registration information will be forthcoming later in 2018.

 

 
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.