|Player Age||Division||Description||Spring 2024 Fees|
|4-5||T-Ball||Introduces players to the game of baseball. Players will learn, develop, and practice fundamental baseball skills in a positive environment that reinforces sportsmanship and teaches the value of teamwork. Includes the basics of hitting from a tee, running the bases, throwing, fielding, and learning fielding positions.||$120|
|6||Coach Pitch||Builds and refines fundamentals of baseball while building confidence. Players begin to understand game strategy.||$120|
|7-8||Machine Pitch (Rookie)||Builds and refines fundamentals of baseball while building confidence. Players begin to understand game strategy. Louisville Slugger Black Flame pitching machine is used in this division.||$125|
|9-10||Minors||Players will see live pitching. Players will expand from baseball basics to a more competitive and skilled league, emphasizing proper hitting techniques, base running, pitching, and fielding situations. Played on a 60-foot diamond with a 46-foot pitching distance.||$140|
|11-12||Majors||Most experienced level of Cal Ripken Baseball. Played under official baseball rules but implements local league rules necessary for the development and welfare of all players. Played on a 70-foot diamond with a 50-foot pitching distance.||$140|
|13-15||Senior||Played on a 90-foot diamond with a 60-foot 6-inch pitching distance. This divisions season runs later than the rest of the league to give players the opportunity to participate on their high school team.||$140|
League age is determined by the player's age on May 1 of 2024.
The registration fee covers the team uniform, insurance, field usage and equipment. The registration fee for the 10U and older divisions also covers umpire fees.
CCYL utilizes parks and school fields throughout Charles County.
Practice and game locations vary depending on the division and number of teams each season. We receive field allocations from the Charles County Recreation and Parks Department. We cannot make practice and game schedules until we receive our allocations, which is usually 2 weeks prior.
All players are required to provide a fielding glove. All other equipment is optional, but we recommend cleats and protective equipment, such as a cup. Depending on the division, CCYL will provide each team with an equipment bag containing a tee, bat, catcher’s gear, and batting helmets. These items will be shared by the entire team.
Please refer to the Babe Ruth League guidelines before purchasing a bat for your player.
In the T-Ball and Coach Pitch divisions, teams are formed based on geography, however, we try our best to accommodate requests. The Minor, Major and Senior divisions are formed using a draft process. Special requests can only be accommodated on a case by case basis.
Teams are formed following the close of registration and completion of the draft process. After all players have been placed on a team, you will be contacted by the team manager.
Players in the Minor, Major, and Senior divisions are evaluated to create teams of equal skills and abilities. Team managers and assistant coaches will rate players on fielding, throwing, hitting, and pitching and catching.
Evaluations take place following the close of registration.
CCYL uses a draft process in the spring season for the Minor, Major and Senior divisions to make teams as equal as possible. Players who are returning to the same division will be placed on their team from last spring. Players who are new to a division will attend player evaluations and be entered into the draft.
If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to your division's commissioner.
T-Ball and Coach Pitch Baseball
Rookie and Major Baseball