In an effort to make baseball registration easier for our members, we have developed an on-line registration process. This on-line tool is to be used to register both players and coaches (which includes assistants and parent helpers). The Babe Ruth National program requires ALL leagues to conduct background checks on coaches and parent helpers every two years. The reason for these background checks is as follows:
"The safety, protection and well-being of our young players should always be our top priority. We have a responsibility to recruit the most qualified adults to serve as managers, coaches, and other types of volunteers, to ensure our players are able to enjoy a fun and educational season. In addition, parents trust their children will be safe while participating in our league and our league cannot be successful without the confidence of the parents. We also have a responsibility to protect individuals and our league from possible loss of league assets or financial hardships that result from litigation. Advancements in technology and the accessibility of information have made screening and background checks the norm and a much-needed resource to determine the competency and safety of prospective volunteers. Babe Ruth League is an organization serious about protecting children. Together, we can make Belgrade Babe Ruth League, Inc. one of the safest programs in which our youth can enjoy the game of baseball."
After a coach/parent registers on-line, they will be provided a link to complete a background check (you don't have to complete again if you did so last season). Background check personal information is confidential and will not be shared with the league. Results of the check will be utilized by league officials only.
We no longer have the chocolate registration option. If you are looking for help with registration fees, the following may be able to help out.
|T-Ball & Rookie
|Minors, Majors & Babe Ruth
|$50 per family
Please write a separate check for the volunteer deposit. The check can be turned in at player evaluations (Minors, Majors, Babe Ruth) or parent meeting (T-Ball, Rookie). This check will be returned to you after signing in and working at your field cleanup day. Cash is not accepted for the volunteer deposit as it is difficult to track. If you need another deposit option, please contact us to work something else out (example: Venmo). Players will not be allowed to practice or play in games until the deposit check is turned in.
Check the schedules tab to determine when your assigned field cleanup day is. If you cannot make field cleanup day for any reason, don't worry, there are many other opportunities for you to help out with our league and get your $50 deposit back. The deposit is not intended to be a money maker for the league, but rather to encourage participation from all our members to make our fields and playing experience the best it can be for our players. The checks ARE NOT deposited initially, but rather held until the player or parents fulfill their obligation. Other options for fulfilling this volunteer requirement are:
If by the end of the season families choose not to participate, the checks will be deposited at that time. This gives over 3 months to fulfill this obligation, which is intended to enhance the experience of our baseball players. If there is a particular situation that prevents someone from fulfilling this obligation, we will address such situations as they arise. We do not intend to prevent any players from being able to participate in this great sport. Please contact Randee with any questions you may have (firstname.lastname@example.org).