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Great Community Baseball Ages 13-16


Babe Ruth, is the oldest and most successful 13 -16 year old baseball program in the country After a 40 year hiatus, we are bringing Babe Ruth Baseball back to Brookline Massachusetts as an important alternative to existing offerings at this age.

The program will include instruction on par with the nations leading club teams. We will hold on-boarding clinics designed to help new or returning players hone their skills. Great baseball for every player, regardless of skill level, will be our priority.

Our Babe Ruth affiliation means Brookline will have the opportunity to compete against traditional rivals Parkway and Newton for the Babe Ruth state title and a chance to go to the Babe Ruth World Series. And with so many strong Babe Ruth programs in our area, each of our spring teams will have the chance to compete against neighboring towns as well.

Brookline Babe Ruth Frequently Asked Questions

What is your philosophy? We believe the trend towards early sports specialization is undermining recreational sports programs and robbing communities of important connection points for teens. We believe baseball in particular, with its universal fit and appeal, can play an important role in bringing kids of varying background and abilities together to teach kids about teamwork, sportsmanship, tolerance, inclusion, humility and being a constructive part of a diverse community. We believe that this inclusive experience is as valuable for players of great ability as for players limited ability. We believe from our research that the most successful community baseball programs are those that invest in training and development for kids of all skill levels in order to offer a great baseball experience.

What are the big differences between the Brookline Babe Ruth League and BYB Seniors? Brookline Babe Ruth enjoys all the benefits associated with our affiliation with the world’s most successful Big Diamond Youth Baseball Program. We can participate in the Babe Ruth Mass State Championship and World series tournaments. Also, as a member of an Eastern Mass community of over 80 Babe Ruth Programs, our spring teams can play games against spring teams from the many strong Babe Ruth Programs in our area including Parkway, Newton, Dedham and Watertown. That means we can play quality baseball regardless of our enrollment levels.

What are the unique aspects of your program? First, our instruction. We believe we have created a one of a kind community baseball program that combines the best aspects of a community baseball program with a level of instruction on par with elite travel teams. Second, we are told our emphasis on community service is quite unique. Third, our culture. We are a community oriented program focussed on integrating players of all abilities into single cohesive league in which the strongest players, acting as leaders and mentors. are encouraged to build up their teammate’s confidence.

What is the community service component of your program? Is it mandatory? We believe that the attention we lavish on our kids and their activities carries the risk that kids see the world as being all about them. We want the kids in Brookline Babe Ruth to to understand that opportunity they have to play baseball, the volunteers, the coaches, the fields they play on, are benefits of being part of a community. We want to encourage them to give back to their community in some small way over the course of the season, by completing a small volunteer project with their teammates (e.g., park cleanup, elder center volunteer work, story reading, etc.). Service may also include fundraising for our scholarship program. The program isn’t mandatory, but kids will be recognized for their efforts with plaques, unique logo wear. Deserving kids who exemplify BBR values will also be eligible for our scholarship program. 

Player Code of Conduct

Brookline Babe Ruth Player Code of Conduct

By participating in Brookline Babe Ruth, you agree to follow the Code of Conduct below.

  • I will treat all players, coaches, umpires, parents, and spectators with dignity and respect, as I would like to be treated, using appropriate language. For example, swearing is not appropriate language.
  •  I will arrive on time for practices, meetings, and games
  • I will seek to become the best athlete I can be by; trying my hardest on the field, and concentrating on the play of the game. 
  • I will win and lose graciously, demonstrating good sportsmanship throughout games and practices.
  • I will be honest and take responsibility for my actions and results.
  •  I will play for the team, not myself.
  • I will encourage and assist my teammates, giving encouragement and support in success and struggle.
  •  I will adhere to the rules of the sport and the policies of the Brookline Babe Ruth Association


Brookline Babe Ruth Coaches Code of Conduct

By participating in Brookline Babe Ruth, you agree to follow the Code of Conduct below.

  •  I will be a positive role model for the athletes I coach and demonstrate fair play and sportsmanship to all my players. 
  • As a positive role model, I will not use foul language
  • I will be fair, considerate and honest with athletes
  • I will respect and support contest officials.
  • I will adhere to all innings pitched rules
  • In the absence of rules I will act in the best interest of player health.
  • I will ensure that all equipment is safe and ready for play.

Parent Code of Conduct

Brookline Babe Ruth Parent Code of Conduct

By participating in Brookline Babe Ruth, you agree to follow the Code of Conduct below.

  • I will be a positive role model for my child
  • I will encourage sportsmanship by showing respect
  • I will demonstrate positive support for players, coaches, officials and spectators at every game or practice.
  • I will respect the officials and their authority during games and will never question, discuss, or confront coaches or referees at the game field. I will take time to speak with coaches at an agreed upon time and place.
  • I will refrain from coaching my child or other players during games and practices, unless I am one of the official coaches of the team.
  • I will ask the coach how my athlete can improve if I have a problem with my athlete’s playing time.