2215 Bloomingdale Avenue
Valrico, Florida 33596
Teaching character and respect to our children through sports one pitch at a time!
2013 SEASON DATES TO REMEMBER
Bloomingdale Members Vote to Switch to
Cal Ripken/Babe Ruth
Bloomingdale Members overwhelmingly voted, 106-0, to switch our league affiliation from Little League to Cal Ripken/Babe Ruth. To most, the changes will not be noticed; baseball and softball will go on as usual. Organizationally, Little League has become an administrative nightmare tying our hands as a larger park. We need the flexibility to compete in the marketplace and serve our community, not little league bureaucracy. We are not alone, New Tampa, a park of over 900 kids, switched a few months ago, as well as East Bay, a similar size park, and North Brandon have voted to make the switch as well. Our boundaries will be expanded which will also allow us to grow, especially in our Softball program.
We do not do this lightly or with malice. We have done our research and listened to others who have made similar decisions. At the end of the day we all feel this will keep our park healthy and thriving for years to come.
There are many rumors about our new affiliation. Please do not believe anything you hear. This is about recreational baseball and kids of this park and nothing else. If you have any questions please contact me or any other board member.
Please check out the website, www.ripkenbaseball.com for more information about the Cal Ripken/Babe Ruth Organization.
This change will take effect January 1, 2014. We will be changing our name to Bloomingdale Youth Sports Association (BYSA) DBA Bloomingdale Babe Ruth /Cal Ripken.
Welcome to Bloomingdale Little League
All volunteers must be background checked. This includes managers, coaches, team moms/dads and any adult in direct contact with players on the field, in the dugout, etc. All volunteers will be required to have their ID badge with them at all times when working with the players. Anyone without an ID badge won't be allowed on the field or in the dugout.
Bloomingdale Little League is now Bloomingdale
Babe Ruth / Cal Ripken
Spring 2014 Registration Baseball and Softball
Bloomingdale Civic Center 2215 Bloomingdale Ave.
Bambino-Buddy Ball (formerly CHALLENGER) may register at all registration dates free of charge.
Returning players from the Spring season must register during early registration to guarantee your spot.
Returning player registration has ended. Please see new player registration times and dates below.
All new players must register in January during regular registration.
Saturday, Jan 11th & Jan 18th 10:00 am—2:00 pm
Thursday, Jan 16th 6:00 pm—9:00 pm
$150.00 Baseball & Softball
$25.00 Sibling Discount
Players must live within the league’s boundaries
(Red area is Baseball and Softball Green area with yellow markers are softball only)
What to Bring
Player’s original birth certificate
3 documents showing proof of residence for the player’s parent/guardian (Examples: Driver’s license, voter’s registration, car registration, mobile phone, internet/cable bill, bank records, school records, mortgage/rent records, finance records and/or one utility from the following: electric bill, water bill, or phone bill.