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Frequently Asked Questions

UpdatedWednesday January 20, 2016 byFred Aebli.

Question:
What is Cal Ripken Baseball? (NPCRB)

Answer:
Cal Ripken Baseball is the name for the 4-12 year old divisions of Babe Ruth Baseball.

 

Question:
How far does North Pocono Cal Ripken “Travel”?

Answer:
Only the 9 -12 year old divisions travel.  The teams we play are Forest City, Throop, Valley View, Minooka and our own teams.  There are generally 8 away games a season and all games at Forest City, and Waymart are on the weekends.  You will never be out past 9:00 pm on a school night.

 

Question:
What is NPCRB’s Philosophy?

Answer:
NPCRB was founded on the idea that all children want to: 

A. HAVE FUN!!!!

B. Enjoy baseball as a summer activity, not a spring activity that ends when the school year ends.

C. Learn the fundamentals of the game.

D. Practice all season.

E. Learn all positions.

F. Have a practice that is productive, not just standing around while the “stars” hit.

 

Question:
What are the North Pocono Cal Ripken practices like?

Answer:
NPCRB practices are season long clinics with coaches trained in teaching aspects of the game correctly. They last about 1 and a half hours and the kids will work the entire time they are there.  ALL kids will practice from April until July.  There is no reason to pay over $100 for clinics that last a week, join NPCRB and get the clinic for your registration fee every practice.

 

Question:
What is the fee and what do I get for the fee?

Answer:
Your registration fee is $75.  For the fee you get Insurance, Minor League Teams’ Hat, Socks, Belt (minor and major divisions only) and uniform top.   The only thing you have to buy are white baseball pants and a practice shirt that all kids must wear for practice.  The practice shirts are all the same for all kids in NPCRB and they wear them so the kids know that practice is equally as important (actually more) than the game.  

 

Question:
Where are the home games and practices?

Answer:
The fields we use are NPI Softball Field, Golden Park, Henry Drinker, Roaring Brook and the County Field in Covington.

 

If you have other questions, please contact Kelly Hensel - kavon@mail.org  570-730-1512