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Aberdeen
The Ripken Experience
Aberdeen, MD

Tournament Rules

All teams who register for a Ripken Baseball Tournament should read through the information sheets below in order to gain full understanding of all rules and procedures prior to the start of the tournament. Please call 1-888-RIPKEN1 (747-5361) with any questions.

ANNOUNCEMENT: In light of an announcement from USSSA and Ripken Baseball's commitment to player safety, multiple models of DeMarini 2017 CF Zen (-8) and (-10) bats have been deemed ILLEGAL for use at The Ripken Experience until further notice. For a complete list of specified bats, please click here.



PDF 2017 Tournament Policies-Information-Rules Aberdeen

PDF HeadsUp Concussion Fact Sheet for Parents

PDF 2017 8u Specific Tournament Rules

PDF 2017 Spring & Summer Age Determination Chart

PDF 2017 Fall Age Determination Chart

PDF Post Game Report & Info

PDF Pre-Game Warm Up Info

 


Manager's Checklist

 

Included is a Manager's Checklist outlining the documents and procedures required prior to the start of the tournament.

PDF 2017 Manager's Checklist for 2-3 Day Tournaments


Tournament Schedule Request Form

If you have a need-based request for a particular tournament, you must submit this form two weeks prior to your event. Submission directions are at the bottom of the form.

PDF Tournament Schedule Request Form


items to submit prior to event

  • Team Roster (submit online)
  • Insurance Certificate listing the following entities as additionally insured:
    • Ripken Baseball Camps & Clinics LLC
    • Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation, Inc.
    • Ripken Baseball Academy LLC
    • Ripken Baseball, Inc.
    • CRJ, Inc.
    • Double Play Dining LLC
    • Tufton Professional Baseball LLC
    • City of Aberdeen
    • 873 Long Drive, Aberdeen, MD 21001
 
  • If your team is still in need of Team Insurance, please check out our preferred provider, Chappell Insurance. Visit Chappell Insurance for more information.

These documents may be uploaded to your online account.  


Items to Bring

  • Parental Waiver Form (download form and TURN IN AT FIRST GAME)
  • Birth Certificates - Teams must have a copy of each individual player's birth certificate on hand at all times during the event and they must be made accessible to a Ripken Offical upon request for review or challege - teams are not required to turn them in or upload them prior to start.
 

USA Baseball Pitch smart




The Ripken Experience powered by Under Armour is proud to announce our compliance with USA Baseball's Pitch Smart program.  It is the goal of USA Baseball and Ripken Baseball to provide safe pitching practices that will reduce the risk of arm injuries in young baseball players.

To Learn More Visit: PitchSmart.org
 

 


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