In-House Fall Ball Program UpdatesUpdated Saturday November 11, 2017 by Roland Park Baseball Leagues.
All in-house Fall Ball activities will take place at St. Mary's Seminary located at the corner of Roland Avenue and Northern Parkway.
After consultation with the RPBL Commissioner, Andrew Wolfe, and the folks from Impact, Impact and RPBL are going to offer all Fall Ball participants the opportunity to participate in two similar clinic sessions this coming Spring 2018.
We will not have Fall Ball tomorrow at St. Mary's due to field usage agreements and the very cold weather.
We thank you for coming out this fall, and we look forward to seeing everyone in the Spring.
Parking: NO Parking is allowed on the grounds of the Seminary. Cars will be towed. You will see a few vehicles on the grounds. These are used by the instructors to transport equipment and supplies to and from the field.
Participants should park along Roland Avenue. Please remember to respect the bike lanes.
PLEASE DO NOT ARRIVE MORE THAN 10 MINUTES EARLY for your session. We realize that everyone is excited and ready to play, but we will have approximately 200 participants in this year's program. Early arrivals only contribute to congestion and make it harder for us to keep things organized and moving. We have plans in place to quickly check-in all registered participants, so there is no need to arrive early.
EQUIPMENT & SUPPLIES: All players should bring their own baseball glove/mitt. Please also bring athletic shoes. Cleats are not required, and metal cleats are not allowed. Long pants are strongly encouraged, and are required for Weeks 4 and 8. Long pants do not have to be baseball pants.
For players in the 7-15 sessions, protective cups are strongly encouraged as well.
Players are welcome to bring and use their own bats, batting gloves, and helmets. Please put your name on any of these items. Magic marker on tape works great. Items tend to get lost, and without a name we have little to no hope of finding the rightful owner.
WE STRONGLY ENCOURAGE ALL PLAYERS TO BRING SOME WATER OR SPORTS DRINK. Please label all water bottles like other gear or equipment.
Instructors: RPBL has retained Impact Sports for the fourth year to lead our instructional efforts. They are a youth sports instructional company whose values and expertise mirror those held by RPBL.
Sportsmanship & Approach: RPBL's motto is "Little League, Big Fun." Since our inception in 1952, RPBL has maintained a specific approach to our programs. As programs have become more competitive, children have become one sport athletes, and children play on more than one team, we have found that our values and approach are more important than ever. We will have fun first and foremost while looking to help our players become better baseball players while also developing strong values. Sportsmanship is exptected of all players and parents.
This program is instructional, and it is not a normal spring league with teams. We found that too many young players were playing too many games, and not receiving enough practice or instruction.
Everyone is here to learn, and we have found over the years that we can have a lot of fun while being very effective at teaching baseball. Please note that this program especially is designed for the non-travel player. We have had travel players participate, and we welcome and work with all players regardless of skill level to develop their talent as much as possible.
Communication, Questions, and Concerns: Regular email updates will come from the Fall Commissioner, Matt Fischer. Please do not hesitate to contact him with questions or concerns you may have. He will answer emails as quickly as possible, but please be patient. There are approximately 200 participants, and all RPBL personnel are unpaid volunteers.