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2018 ARBL Registration OpenUpdated Saturday April 21, 2018 by Boys Baseball of Aurora BBA.
Registration for the 2018 ARBL Season is now open! BBA is proud that this program continue to grow as it enters its 5th Season!
Not only are we looking for participants, but we are also looking for BUDDIES! Buddies help practice with the athletes before the game, assist them with hitting, fielding and running as required during the game, and most importantly act as their friend on the field / cheerleader.
This is a program for youth with cognitive and physical challenges, helping them to enjoy participation in an athletic environment structured to their abilities. More than the skills of baseball learned through the experience, the value of ARBL is found in the proven therapeutic and socialization benefits of participating in sports, the strengthening of participants’ self-esteem, and the disciplines of teamwork, sportsmanship and fair play, which are hallmarks of Boys Baseball of Aurora. Adaptive Recreational Baseball will provide a structured, athletic activity for all youth in Aurora and the surrounding communities. Playing with the same equipment on the same fields, ARBL participants have the opportunity to experience the joys of pulling together as a team, being cheered, and earning awards for their achievements.
Any child who will attain the age of five (5) before May 1, 2019, and who will not attain the age of fifteen (15) before May 1, 2019, shall be eligible to compete in Boys Baseball of Aurora Instructional, Rookie, Minor, Major or APL League. Kids from the entire Aurora area, as well as all surrounding communities, may register for participation.
All returning players who are staying on the same team are required to register. Kids who are moving from the Rookie League to the Minor League (9 year olds), from the Minor League to the Major League (11 year olds), from the Major League to APL (13 year olds) must register AND attend a player evaluation.
All new players in Boys Baseball of Aurora AND those players moving from one level to another must attend the player evaluation which will be held on March 17, 2019, at West Aurora High School in a fieldhouse (Red). The Evaluation Schedule will be posted on the website in the future but will be roughly as follows:
9 Year Olds - 9:00 am
10 Year Olds - 10:00 am
11 Year Olds - 12:00 pm
12 Year Olds - 1:15 pm
13 & 14 Year Olds Last Names Starting A-L - 2:30 pm
13 & 14 Year Olds Last Names Starting M-Z - 3:45 pm
Players should bring gloves, wear gym shoes and be prepared to participate in fielding, throwing, hitting and running situations. APL players will be allowed to pitch and catch as well, so bring additional equipment as required.
Boys Baseball of Aurora holds a Minor, Major and APL League draft where eligible boys are selected by teams in each League. All boys are selected. Players will receive a sponsor T-shirt/jersey, baseball pants, cap, and socks from Boys Baseball of Aurora. Parents need to supply spikes (rubber for Minor and Major; metal for Pony) and ball glove.