Cal Ripken: WYBSL is a member of The Eastern Massachusetts Cal Ripken Baseball Division of Babe Ruth Baseball, and began participating in their annual all-star tournament in 2008. The tournament program brings together teams that compete in district tournaments that could lead to opportunities to compete in state, regional and World Series tournaments in July and August.
It is important to note that participation on the tournament teams will be based on tryouts. The plan is to select one Cal Ripken tournament team per age group; U8, U9, U10, U11, and U12. To be eligible for the Cal Ripken team, a player must participate in a minimum of 50% of spring recreation league games. The commitment level for a player selected to a team is very high. Tryout dates will be finalized soon based upon availability of coach and evaluators.
Registration is required and there is no cost to tryout.
2022 Cal Ripken District 2 tournaments are approx. June 15-25, 2022 for U9-U12 and June 24-July 2 for U8.
The District host sites are yet to be determined, District 2 towns are located along the 495 belt. They include the following towns: Chelmsford, Dracut, Georgetown, Lowell (Highland, Centralville, Pawtucketville, and Shedd Park programs), Merrimac, Methuen, Newburyport, North Andover, Tewksbury, Tyngsboro and Westford.
If a team wins their district tournament, they advance to the state tournament (early July).
The following host sites for states are below:
U10: Maplewood/Fall River
Age Determinations for each age group are listed below. Please note no player may play-up or play-down.
U8: May 1, 2013-August 31, 2014
U9: May 1, 2012-April 30, 2013
U10: May 1, 2011-April 30, 2012
U11: May 1, 2010-April 30, 2011
U12: May 1, 2009-April 30, 2010
We are fortunate to have many good young baseball players in Westford who are eager to improve their skills and play against top notch competition. WYBSL is excited to offer these travel baseball opportunities to the families in our community and continue to be committed to giving our players every opportunity to improve their skills while enjoying the game of baseball.
For questions, please contact your coach or division director
U11/12 Andrew Jones
U9/10 Matt Riegert
U8 Dave Goldstein