Key Dates - Spring 2018

Updated Monday December 18, 2017 by Stephen Marrero.

Manatee Cal Ripken & Babe Ruth Baseball at Heritage Harbour

Key Dates for the 2018 Spring Season*


December 17th - Registration opens online ( and via mail in (printable form available in the Document Center)

January 12th-14th - Walk-up Registration at Heritage Harbour Concession Stand (700 River Heritage Blvd, Bradenton, 34212)

  • Friday, January 12th - 6-8PM
  • Saturday, January 13th - 10AM-2PM
  • Sunday, January 14th - 1-3PM

January 13th - Field maintenance day starting at 8:00AM

January 15th -Late registration starts online ( until teams are filled or as indicated by league.  Late fee may apply.

January 20th -  Evaluations for Rookies, Minors, Majors, & Babe Ruth Divisions.  Parents meetings for ALL age levels.  Arrive 15 minutes early of evaluation time for parents meeting. 

  • 10:15-10:30 – Parents meeting for T-ball, Coach Pitch, Minors, and Babe Ruth
  • 10:30-12:00 – Minors evaluations – Field 2, Babe Ruth evaluations – field 4
  • 12:15-12:30 – Parents meeting for Rookies, & Majors
  • 12:30-2:00 - Rookies, Majors evaluations (Rookies on fields 1 & 2, Majors on field 3)

January 21st - Coaches meeting & clinic – Heritage Harbour Fields – Time TBD -  ALL coaches to attend.

Week of January 22nd – Teams formed and families notified

January 27th – Practices start – Times TBD based on team

Weekend of February 10th & 11th – Field Maintenance Day (time TBD)

Week of February 12th– Game week!

February 17th – Opening Day!

March 3rd or 10th– Hold for Picture Day!

May 7th – Playoffs begin for Rookies, Minors, Majors, & Babe Ruth

May 12th – Championship Saturday! (Regular season finale for T-ball/Coach Pitch; Championships for Rookies, Minors, Majors & Babe Ruth; All Star Games for Rookies, Minors, Majors, & Babe Ruth)

May 14th - Competitive All Stars begin practice.  See attached for dates of State, Regional and World Series tournaments.


If you chose to "play up" into the Rookies division or higher, please note you MUST attend tryouts to be evaluated. You must provide a written request to the league.  "Play up" requests are not valid until approved by the league president, commissioners, and coaches.

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2018 State, Regional, WS Tournaments.pdf