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Updated Monday January 2, 2017 by Novato Babe Ruth.

2017 Spring Ball Information

The Babe Ruth Baseball League is for players who are 13-15 years of age, and who reside within Marin County. According to National Babe Ruth rules, any player born prior to May 1, 2004, and on or after May 1, 2001, will be eligible for Babe Ruth League competition. Players on their High School Baseball team (Frosh, JV, or Varsity) may join their team when their High School Baseball season ends. Freshmen players will not miss any Regular Season Babe Ruth games. See our FAQ page for more information.

Registration Dates: January 3, 2017 – March 6, 2017 (or until we reach team capacity)

Dates of Play: May 13, 2017 – June 30, 2017

Early-bird Fee: $310.00 before 1/31/17

Regular Fee: $335.00, 2/1/17 - 3/6/17

Key Dates:

  • January 3rd - Spring Registration opens
  • January 31 - Early Bird Registtation ends
  • March 6 - Spring Registration closes (unless capacity is reached before this date)
  • March 9 - New Family Orientation Meeting (time & location are TBD)
  • March 11 - Tryouts; baseball equipment donation drive begins
  • March 12 - New player draft
  • Week of March 12th - Pre-season practices and games begin
  • May 13 - Regular Season begins
  • June 30 (tentative) - Regular Season ends

*IMPORTANT*: Players who played for NBR in Spring or Fall 2016 are not required to provide a birth certificate for Spring 2017 registration. For all other players who are new to NBR, a copy of the payer's birth certificate can be uploaded when prompted during the registration process, or a hard copy can be mailed to NBR, P.O. Box 2854, Novato, CA 94948-2854. A copy of the player's birth certificate must be received before tryouts on Saturday, March 11th.

Spring Ball General Information

Registration for Spring Ball usually opens the first business day in January. Exact registration dates for the Spring Ball season will be posted on our website and our Facebook page, and will be communicated via email.

Fall Ball General Information

Registration for Fall Ball usually opens in early August. Exact registration dates for the Fall Ball season will be posted on our website and our Facebook page, and will be communicated via email.


Every player who is NEW to Novato Babe Ruth must provide a birth certificate as proof of age. If you're not able to upload a copy during the registration process, a hard copy should be sent to NBR, P.O. Box 2854, Novato, CA 94948-2854. If you have any questions about the registration process, please contact our Registrar, Leslee Loeber, at

Fall Ball 2017

Novato Babe Ruth League Fall Ball Season registration begins Friday, August 4th and closes Wednesday, September 6th at midnight. Any player born prior to May 1, 2005 and on or after May 1, 2002 will be eligible for Babe Ruth 13-15 Fall Ball. The league offers a great opportunity for young baseball players to transition from Little League to Babe Ruth baseball.

Players can register online at beginning August 4th or mail in a registration form to: Novato Babe Ruth, P.O. Box 2854, Novato, CA 94948-2854. Printable registration forms can be found on our website under the registration tab (online registration is preferred). Registration will close the 6th of September or until we reach capacity.

Novato Babe Ruth is open to all Marin County residents. All players are required to attend tryouts, whether you're a new or returning player. Submission of birth certificates are ONLY required for NEW players. Returning players DO NOT need to resubmit a copy.

Tryouts will be held Saturday, 9/9/17 and teams will be drafted Sunday, 9/10/17. Fall Ball tryouts will be held at Sinaloa Baseball Field with the following staggered times:
Players with last names A-K: Check-in at 9:30 AM, tryouts 10:00–11:30am
Players with last names L-Z: Check-in at 11:30 AM, tryouts Noon–1:30pm

Please contact Leslee Loeber at with any questions.