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Village of Ridgewood Has a “Don’t Eat the dirt ” Moment at Schedler

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Ridgewood NJ, Village Manager boastfully posted on social media, “Early 7 am joint Fields meeting with Parks & Recreation, the Ridgewood Public Schools Athletic Department and our youth sports organizations. Talking field restoration, 2024 capital projects and gearing up for the spring season – serving our nearly 3,000 youth athletes!” CORRECTION: Village Fields serve all Ridgewood residents (25k+) and non-residents alike.

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Potential Dangers of Playing on Turf Fields, Especially for Young People

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Ridgewood NJ, former Major League Baseball star Tug McGraw when he was asked whether he preferred grass or Astroturf: “I dunno. I never smoked any Astroturf.”

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Not Enough Ball Fields in Ridgewood They Say

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Ridgewood NJ, we have been told over and over that there are not enough playing fields in the Village for the RBSA , but a recent ride around the village would suggest otherwise . We realize it is an isolated moment in time ,but if we are short on fields why does Glen School now have one ball field when it used to have two? By the way the grass looks nice.

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Support Ridgewood Raiders 12U Maroon Baseball’s Trip to Cooperstown at our Texas Holdem Poker Tournament!

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Ridgewood NJ, come out and support Ridgewood Raiders 12U Maroon Baseball’s Trip to Cooperstown at our Texas Holdem Poker Tournament! Thursday 6/8 at 7pm (doors open at 6). Register here: https://www.mikespokertables.com/event-info/ridgewood-12u-maroon-cooperstown

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Ridgewood Baseball Softball Association Needs Junior Umpires

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Ridgewood NJ, interested in giving back to the Ridgewood Community, passing on your baseball/softball knowledge and skills, getting to know and inspire some of the younger baseball and softball players, all
while having fun and earning money? ($25 a game) RBSA is recruiting 7th -12th graders for their Jr Umpires Program.

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Ridgewood Baseball and Softball Opening Day !

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Ridgewood NJ, Ridgewood Baseball and Softball opening day . Ridgewood Baseball and Softball’s 70th annual Opening Day Parade and Family Fun Day to kick off the start of the Ridgewood baseball and softball seasons at Vets Field on Saturday, April 22, 2023, from 9 AM to 1 PM.

More than 1200 athletes marched in the parade through town and join their families at VETS field for the Opening Day Family Fun Day Celebration. There are food trucks, inflatables, music, vendors, a Varsity
Baseball game, and several rec baseball and softball games. It is a great community event to kick off the start of the season .

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THE RIDGEWOOD VILLAGE COUNCIL PUBLIC WORKSHOP AGENDA MARCH 22, 2023 7:30 P.M.

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THE RIDGEWOOD VILLAGE COUNCIL

PUBLIC WORKSHOP AGENDA

MARCH 22, 2023

7:30 P.M.

  1. 7:30 pm – Call to Order – Mayor
  2. Statement of Compliance with Open Public Meeting Act

            Mayor: “Adequate notice of this meeting has been provided by a posting on the bulletin            board in Village Hall, by mail to the Ridgewood NewsThe Record, and by submission   to all persons entitled to same as provided by law of a schedule including the date and             time of this meeting.”

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Interested in Sponsoring a Ridgewood Youth baseball or Softball team ?

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Ridgewood NJ, “the support of our sponsors has always been and will continue to be a critical part of our success, so we hope you will please consider one of our 2023 sponsorship programs. “

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Ridgewood Baseball Softball Association Announces Winners of Pitch ,Hit and Run Competition

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Ridgewood NJ, the Ridgewood Baseball Softball Association held it’s local pitch ,hit and run competition on May 15th . At Veterans Memorial Field, at The Varsity Baseball Field for boys and girls between the ages of 7 and 14 years old.

Ridgewood’s local winners were from left to right SkyAnne Whelan Softball 11/12, Kelsey Miller Softball 9/10 ,Phebe Cohen Softball 7/8 , Andrew Pfiel Baseball 9/10 Dylan DeSisto Basball 7/8  and not pictured Kenneth Orr Baseball 13/14

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Outdoor Interstate Youth Sports Competitions are Back

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Ridgewood NJ,, Governor Phil Murphy today signed Executive Order 232, which will rescind the current prohibition on outdoor interstate youth competitions, effective 6:00 a.m. on Friday, March 19.

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RBSA is offering a Fall Recreational Baseball and Softball Season

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Ridgewood NJ, RBSA is offering a Fall Recreational Baseball and Softball Season. In this unprecedented year, and with the loss of the spring recreational season, we wanted to offer the kids one last chance to take the field in 2020. Given the short notice and unknown demand, Fall Baseball will be limited to Ridgewood students currently enrolled in first through sixth grade and Fall Softball will be limited to first through eighth grade. Leagues, teams and schedules will be shared as soon as we have a better understanding of the player count. The intention of Fall Ball is a balance between instruction and competition beginning the week of September 14, running through the end of October pending weather and field availability.
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Play Ball : RBSA Early Bird Registration

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Registration & Program Fees

Registration & Program Fees

The RBSA is a volunteer organization.  We rely on parents and guardians to volunteer their time to help make this organization possible.  While you are going through the registration process, please be sure to register to volunteer as a coach, an assistant coach, fundraiser, parade assistant or any other position that you feel you can help.  Coaching in the lower grades requires only a few hours of your time a week and is critical to ensure that our players have the instruction and assistance needed to make this an enjoyable experience.

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No, There is Not Going to Be a full-size baseball field at Schedler

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Ridgewood NJ, the Ridgewood blog has picked up chatter that the 2014 plan for a 90-foot baseball field was still on at Schedler.

According to Mayor Ramon Hach the plan for 90-foot baseball diamond was discarded in 2016. The Village Council decided to move forward with a new design that was proposed by the Schedler Ad hoc Committee in 2017. The new design includes a protective berm, a playground, a walking path, 44 parking spaces, restrooms and a 75×50 yard multi-purpose which will take up about 1/4 the space of a full-size baseball field. The presentation can be accessed with this

link: https://www.ridgewoodnj.net/images/Active_65868522_8_Schedler_Committee_Presentation.PPTX