Tryout and Other Information on 2020 SeasonUpdated Monday January 13, 2020 by TLBR Board.
Registration for the 2020 Tallahassee-Leon Babe Ruth Baseball season will end on Sunday, January 12. Each player will be assigned to a tryout group based on the school the players attends or is zoned for. The next step in the process is for each of the public school tryout groups to conduct evaluations to determine its 2020 team. These evaluations are expected to be completed by Thursday, January 16th. The tryout schedule will be settled soon. Some players not selected will be assigned to an open team tryout group, which will be held after the assignments are made on the public school tryouts.
Tryouts Dates, Times, Locations:
Trojans: Tryouts will be held at Lincoln High School on January 13 at 5:30pm. All players must be registered in SportsSIgnUpPlay prior to tryouts.
Timberwolves: Tryouts have been changed from January 14 to Wednesday January 15 at 5:00pm. Still at Chiles High School. All players must be registered in SportsSIgnUpPlay prior to tryouts.
Lions: Tryouts will be held at Leon High School on January 14 at a time to be announced. All players must be registered in SportsSIgnUpPlay prior to tryouts.
Open Teams: Tryouts are scheduled for Thursday, January 16th at 6:00pm. The location will be at Fred George Park. Plan to arrive early to check in and warm up. An email will be sent following the tryouts for the Timberwolves, Lions, and Trojans to those who are invited to the open tryouts.
The schedule for all other team evaluations will be set individually by each team. Each player and coach must be registered in SI Play. Contact the Board for more information.
Babe Ruth International and local policies restrict the size of each roster to fifteen (15) players. Not all registrants will make the league. The Board is currently working with other local recreational leagues to ensure that late registration opportunities following the open team tryouts will be available for those who are not on a Babe Ruth roster for 2020. We will provide more information when available.
Each of the team managers primarily look for players who have the knowledge, skills, abilities, commitment and character to be a part of Tallahassee's premier baseball league. Because safety is paramount, each player must demonstrate the ability to protect themselves at all times.
It remains Tallahassee-Leon Babe Ruth Baseball’s objective to provide a competitive baseball experience. In doing so, a commitment to the teams as well as the league itself is expected. Many of the players will have other baseball opportunities and the league recognizes this by not scheduling games on Friday and Saturday if possible. There are many players who want to play in this league, so we respectfully request that if a player cannot commit to the full season including the post season you advise the league as soon as possible.
The season begins in late February to early March with Spring Training. This is a mandatory program for 13-year olds and optional for all others. Boys who are playing for a middle school team will be excused. The regular season will begin immediately following the high school junior varsity season, likely in the last week of April. All teams will play two (or occasionally 3) games a week (home and home) for a 14-16-game regular season and also participate in an end of season tournament. Pending weather delays, the tournament should conclude in mid-June.
See the Important Dates link on this website for more information.
Tallahassee-Leon Babe Ruth Baseball is committed to making this experience special but we cannot do it without you. There are board positions and project leaders needed. If you want to commit your time and talents we can find a place for you. Please contact TLBR at email@example.com for more information.