What is the dfifference between Little League and Cal Ripken
Although BOTH are viable organizations to play youth baseball, we see the biggest difference is in the major division where we play MLB rules and play on a larger diamond with bigger basepaths and a longer pitching mound distance. 46/60 (LL) vs 50/70 (Cal Ripken) This difference alone has been the reasoning to get the kids better prepared to play baseball at the next level: Babe Ruth, Pony, HS, Legion, College, ETC. With the longer pitching distances we see a safety benefit as well.
Do you play All Stars and other Post Season Games?
Yes, We participate in post season play.
During the 2016 Inaugural season:
-MCR hosted Cal Ripken 2016 12 Year Old 50/70 East Area District Tournament 17 games with teams traveling from the Hudson and Concord areas to as far away as the Seacoast
-Produced 4 All Star Teams - 12’s, 11’s, 10’s and 9’s to represent the Queen City
-Sent 4 All-Star teams to attend addition invitational tournaments throughout the state in July and Aug.
What are the boundaries and who is eligible to participate at MCR?
Manchester Cal Ripken - Manchester’s Largest Recreational Youth Baseball League
Eligibility: Boys and Girls - Ages 4-12 Boundaries: Manchester; Hooksett; Bedford; Goffstown, Candia
With 4 Levels of play: T-Ball, Rookie, Minor and Major Divisions - -All Skill Levels
Major Division (11-12 Yr. Olds) play on a Larger Diamond with 50’ Pitcher’s Mound/70’ Base Paths
What Programs does MCR offer?
MCR Offers Low Cost Programs for 2017 Season
-Winter Training 10 Week Program Starting Jan 7th 1.5 Hr. Sessions ($65 ~ that’s $6.50 Per Session!!)
-Spring Baseball Season $80.00 Tuition + calendar Sales (or $110 for tuition & fund raiser buyout)
-Summer Program July & August Season (Cost is $30 for 5 weeks, 1 game and 1 practice)
-Fall Ball Season Sept. and October - Inclusion in Southern NH Interleague (Costing to Be Determined)