As of the Phase 3 of ReOpening RI, all Rhode Island AAU baseball leagues were cleared to practice, play games, enter tournaments, and participate in all baseball related activities – within state and federal guidelines for Covid-19 safety. According to their official website, www.neaaubaseball.org, “Due to the lack of Connecticut teams that participate in the NEAAU Travel League and the inability to provide them a CT only league, it was decided to include CT teams with the RI teams. Should either the RI or CT governor enact a restriction on interstate participation we will consider possible adjustments to the RI/CT format.” So, teams from Connecticut now play league games vs Rhode Island based teams in this newly formed RI/CT Summer League.
AAU teams from 9u to 15/16U levels will play league games (started in early July) until about Labor Day. These teams play primarily on weekends with some weekday games mixed in. The weekend games are mostly doubleheader games stacked back to back with the home and visitor designation alternating for each game. You can check out the schedule of games by going to this link – RI/CT Baseball League.
AAU Baseball continues to be an amazing resource for baseball development here in Rhode Island. Players develop under the instruction of experienced coaches, many of whom played high school, college, amateur, some even professional baseball. Leagues work almost year round with player development through camps, indoor facility training, video analysis, and on field practices. Many of these Rhode Island AAU baseball players will go on to play in their local middle school, high school, and on the collegiate levels.
And they have some of the coolest baseball team names and logos. RI Reds. Ocean State Outlaws. Providence Prospects. RI Riverdogs. Ocean State Makos. Scorpions, Stone Crabs, Rays, Moe Joe, Bandits. So many awesome teams, dedicated families, experienced coaches to name all in one blog.
To find out when your RI/CT AAU Baseball team is playing next, go to RI/CT Summer League and look up your level of play (9U, 13U, etc.) and click on the division tabs to find your team. Or, log onto social media and find your teams Facebook or Instagram or Twitter page (or maybe SnapChat, I don’t have that) and watch highlights and game recaps. Good luck to all the players, coaches, and families participating in the RI/CT AAU Summer Baseball League this summer.
The RIBBE is The Rhode Island Baseball Experience. It is promoting the game of baseball here in the great state of Rhode Island for the entire baseball world to see. The RIBBE is positive stories, photos, videos, and responsible social media posts. The RIBBE is an information resource for families looking for an AAU team or a summer camp or a great place to buy a first baseman’s mitt. The RIBBE is a network of coaches, tournament directors, parents, leagues, and baseball junkies whose passion of the game of baseball is unquestioned. I believe that providing expert analysis, information and directions to ballfields, and coaching advice from some of the top RI baseball minds will help promote the game of baseball here in RI to a whole new level.