Five Firemen’s Field
P.O. Box 54
Ridgefield, NJ 07657
Dear Parents and Guardians:
January 2015
The RBAO Council would like to wish you a very Happy and Healthy New Year.
It’s Registration Time Again for the upcoming 2015 softball and baseball season.
Enclosed is the registration form and season calendar. Registration can be completed by mail,
dropped off at the Recreation Office, in person at Slocum Skewes Gym or the RBAO
Clubhouse at scheduled times (see schedule on registration form). Your registration must
include a check or money order payable to “RBAO” (cash accepted only if you register in
person), a copy of your child’s birth certificate, parent’s driver’s license, and proof of residency
(i.e. copy of the most recent utility bill). New participants must register in person at the RBAO
Clubhouse or Slocum Skewes Gym and must show an original birth certificate.
Registration must be received by January 31st! Registration packets received after January
31st will be assessed a $35.00 late fee and your child may be placed on a waiting list if there
are no openings. Please understand that we are not trying to penalize anyone. It is important
to have the actual number of players in order to set up teams, obtain sponsors and order
uniforms and equipment. Refunds are granted if requested prior to the first practice or if
openings are unavailable.
Evaluation and Placement Requirement:
Softball: Any child that did not play on a softball team last season must attend the
evaluation to be considered for softball play. A child must be at least 8
years old by 12/31/14 and be in at least 3rd Grade to play softball.
Baseball: Any child that was not on a major league baseball team last season must
attend the evaluation to be considered for minor league or major
league play. A child must be at least age 7 (by 12/31/15) to be eligible for
minor league play and at least age 9 (by 12/31/15) to be eligible for major
league play. However, meeting the age requirement does not guarantee
that a child will be placed on a major league team or a minor league
team. Placement will depend on the evaluation.
As you can well imagine, there is much work that goes into organizing, planning and running the
baseball and softball programs. RBAO members are volunteers. We have been working very
hard to make this upcoming season a smooth and successful one. WE ASK FOR YOUR HELP!
Your children need managers, coaches, and people to work the snack stand. We rely on the
proceeds from our snack stand to help keep registration fees low. Accordingly, we will require
one parent for each child to work two games in the snack stand during the season. If
you want to help and be part of your child’s experience, please come join us. We would
welcome any additional help you can provide. Please let us know.
Jon Haase, President
Jon Haase, President
Sal Cumella, Vice President
Scot Baric
Jamie Casciano
Rudy Guinta
Ron Martucci
Rich Guidi, Treasurer
Steve Payerle, Secretary
Max Mattera
Ray Salazar
Stu Slovak
2015 Season Calendar
Registration: Deadline is January 31st, 2015
Otherwise there will be a $35.00 late fee and your child may be placed on a waiting list if there
are no openings. If you fail to register on time your child may also lose the opportunity to play
on a major or minor league team.
Evaluations*: Sunday, Feb. 8th, 2015 - Ridgefield Memorial High School
All Softball - 12:00 PM
8 & 9 year olds - 1:00 PM
10 & 11 year olds - 1:30 PM
12-year olds - 2:00 PM
Wednesday, February 11th, 2015 is for make-ups only, 7:00 PM (High School Gym)
*See Cover Letter for information on the Evaluation and Placement Requirement.
The first practice will start approximately the second week in March, depending on the
manager’s schedule. We cannot accommodate a child’s schedule for practice or game times.
Opening Day: Saturday, April 11th, 2015 (Rain Date: Sunday, April 12th at 1:30 PM)
Parade will leave Community Center at 11:00 AM; Ceremony will follow at Five Firemen’s Field.
Team and Individual Pictures will be on April 25, 2015 (location to be announced).
All Stars:
If your child is selected for an all-star baseball or softball team, they must be available for the
last half of June and the entire month of July. This will depend upon how far the team
advances in the tournament. If you would like your child eligible for the All Star Team, please
schedule your vacations accordingly.
Deadline to Return Uniforms or Pants: Thursday, June 18th, 2015
From 7:00 to 8:00 PM at the RBAO clubhouse. After this date all deposits will be forfeited.
2015 Baseball and Softball Registration Form
Tee Ball
Coach Pitch
Minor League Baseball
Major League Baseball
Girls Junior Softball
Girls Senior Softball
Junior Little League Baseball
Senior Little League Baseball
5 by 12/31/2015)
7 by 12/31/2015)
8 by 12/31/2015)
9 by 12/31/2015)
8 by 12/31/2014)
13 by 12/31/2014)
13 by 4/30/2014)
15 by 4/30/2014)
*See Cover Letter for information on the Evaluation and Placement Requirement.
Please note that the registration fee for every third child (youngest child) will be waived.
All checks should be made payable to the RBAO.
Registration forms can be mailed to P.O. Box 54, Ridgefield, NJ 07657, or dropped off at the Recreation
Office located by the Pool Complex. In-person registration will take place at the RBAO Clubhouse at Fire
Firemen’s Field or at Slocum Skewes Gym during basketball games on the following dates:
January 17, 2015
January 21, 2015
January 24, 2015
10:00 am – Noon
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
10:00 am – Noon
January 31, 2015
10:00 am Noon
Slocum Skewes Gym
RBAO Clubhouse
Slocum Skewes Gym and
RBAO Clubhouse
Slocum Skewes Gym and
RBAO Clubhouse
Please note: All registrations must include a copy of the child’s birth certificate and proof of residency (i.e. a
recent utility bill). Please mail or drop off only copies and not any original documents. However, new
participants must register in person and show an original birth certificate.
Any applicant not registered by January 31st, 2015, will be assessed a $35.00 late fee in addition to the
registration fee. The applicant may be placed on a waiting list; if openings do not become available the fees
will be refunded.
Applicant’s Name
Primary Phone Number
Date of Birth
Mother’s Name
Cell Phone Number
Father’s Name
Email Address
Other Phone #
Waiver Clause:
I/We the parents/guardians of the above participant hereby give my/our consent to his/her participation in any and all activities
during the current season. I/We assume all risks and hazards incidental to such participation, including, but not limited to,
transportation for activities, equipment used, assignment of my/our child to a team, coaching of my child, field conditions and
play position. I/We do hereby waive, release, absolve, indemnify, and agree to hold harmless the RBAO and all their affiliated
leagues and programs, the organizers, sponsors, supervisors, participants, managers, coaches, umpires, and persons
transporting my/our child except to the extent and in the amount covered by accident or liability insurance, if applicable. The
board of directors holds the right to refuse or suspend any child or young adult based on discipline problems or because of abuse
of the program’s equipment, and/or failure to return same. Uniforms and equipment must be returned when requested and in
normal condition. Failure to do so will result in assessment or forfeit participation. The above fee is non-refundable once
practices have commenced.
As parent/guardian, I agree to assist the RBAO when called upon and by volunteering my time at least twice during the season.
Father’s/Guardian’s Signature
Mother’s/Guardian’s Signature
Please check your availability. Remember that this is a volunteer organization. The RBAO and your child need your help!
Volunteer's Name: _______________________ (Must Complete & Submit Volunteer Application with Registration)