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To provide a safe and fun environment for the youth of Poughkeepsie, Wappingers and Hyde Park. Helping to teach life lessons through baseball is a helpful way to communicate with the youth of our league.
Our league is comprised of players ages 4-18 who live predominantly in the Town of Poughkeepsie. We typically have about 400 players in the divisions listed below. New York State is organized into 4 Districts - South District, Central District, North District and the West District. We are part of the South District which includes leagues from Beacon, Beekman, East Fishkill, Kent, Marlboro, New Paltz and Orange County. This map can be used to determine if you live in within our league boundaries. If you are not sure which league you should be playing in email email@example.com
Since the 4-12 age division (Ripken) and the 13-15 division (Babe Ruth) are very different due to the ages, skill levels and parental involvement, we are fortunate to have dedicated leaders in each division at a District level. For Senior League (ages 16-18) only there is a separate league which we charter teams in - the Mid-Hudson Senior Babe Ruth League. All our other teams are chartered as part of our own league (Poughkeepsie Mid-Hudson Babe Ruth). For 13-15 Babe Ruth, depending on how many teams we have, we may play totally in-house. If we do not play in-house, we will also play teams from Beacon and Beekman.
The spring season usually starts with Opening Day on the 3rd Saturday of April, and continues through June 30. The Senior (18U) division doesn't start until games until mid to late May. Practices for all division, except Tball, normally start a few weeks prior to the first game. For most of the divisions, shortly after June 15th, All Star tournament teams are formed to play against other leagues in our District. Depending on how successful each team is, they could continue to play through July into August. Our fall season starts in mid-August for players 8-15 years of age. New teams are formed, with greater emphasis on instruction and learning. Games are played until the end of October.
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