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Ridgewood Baseball Softball Association : 2021 8/9 Division District 4 Champions!

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Ridgewood NJ, the Ridgewood Baseball Softball Association congratulations to the 2021 8/9 Division District 4 Champions!

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Ridgewood Baseball Softball Association Congratulates its Champions !

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Ridgewood NJ, the Ridgewood Baseball Softball Association Congratulates the 2021 Junior Division District 4 Champions and  the 2021 9/10 Grade Division District 4 Champions!

Continue reading Ridgewood Baseball Softball Association Congratulates its Champions !

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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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USA Baseball Bat Standard Change 2018 , Why, When, What?

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March 3,2018

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Ridgewood NJ, If you have yet to hear, starting January 2018, bat standards for Little League (14 and younger) will change to a more restrictive bat. The barrels on the bats can be 2 5/8—just larger than the 2 1/4 of previous years. The rule change will only affect those who play in leagues governed by Little League International, and of course, RBSA IS LITTLE LEAGUE COMPLIANT. RBSA ADHERES TO ALL LL REGULATIONS. 2018 Compliant bats will have a logo, similar to the images below.

The new USA Baseball bat standard, or USABat, will allow youth baseball organizations to reach their goal of wood-like bat performance in order to preserve the long-term integrity of the game, as well as instill a sense of uniformity among leagues. To identify officially sanctioned youth bats, look for the “USA Baseball” licensing mark, located on the taper.

On Saturday, March 3 rd , RBSA is offering purchase discounts in conjunction with DICK’S Sporting Goods in Paramus, located on Route 17 North.
USE THE ATTACHED COUPON FOR BIG SAVINGS in purchasing 2018 baseball bats.

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Ridgewood Baseball Softball Association Championship Saturday June 10th

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June 10,2017

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Ridgewood NJ, Ridgewood Baseball Softball Association Championship Saturday schedule for Baseball and Softball Teams – June 10th.

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Ridgewood Baseball Softball Association Opening Day Parade

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photos courtesy of Village of Ridgewood Mayor Susan Knudsen

April 23,2017
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Ridgewood NJ, RBSA Opening Day Parade is always a big event . The RBSA is the official Ridgewood, Youth Recreation and Travel Baseball and Softball programs from kindergarten through 8th grade.

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This year the weather seemed to conspire against us .The Pitch Hit and Run competition was postponed until a later date but the Food trucks are still here at Vets.

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Ridgewood Mayor Susan Knudsen with RBSA President Jim Albano

The Food trucks were the Empanada Guy, Taco Truck, Jersey Johnny’s, Elephant Thai, Ice Cream Thai’m, The French Quarter and Pizza Vita. So no one was going to starve .

RBSA is more than just baseball & softball it is a community.

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Ridgewood Baseball Softball Association who’s on First

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September 14,2016
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Ridgewood NJ, since so many readers asked about the nature of the RBSA Ridgewood Baseball Softball Association . Its a well funded and heavily participated organization in Ridgewood .The Ridgewood blog searched the RBSA website to see who was doing what .

Financials : https://www.guidestar.org/FinDocuments/2014/226/063/2014-226063696-0b2a3f02-9.pdf

RBSA Monthly Meetings

The RBSA officers and trustees meet at Lester Stable usually on the second Monday of every month at 7:30 PM (8pm during rec season).

Executive Board 2015 – 2016:

Jim AlbanoPresident(201) 670-4473pjlbi19@yahoo.com
Scott MullerExecutive VP(201) 970-6592s4a7m@netscape.net
Ed SeaversTreasurer (201) 447-5569edseavers@earthlink.net
Frank BennettVP Baseball(201) 444-0011fgbenny@aol.com
Tony BarberaVP Softball(201) 445-1880 tvbarbera@verizon.net
Tim BoucherSecretary(917) 721-0696tb@bsqu.com

Trustees: 2015-2016

Brendan BuckleyTrustee(551) 427-5039brendan.buckley@pinebridge.com
Steve CorrellTrustee(201) 314-7983steven.correll@icloud.com
Michael ConnTrustee(201) 444-2872mjcmdps@yahoo.com
Don DelzioTrustee(201) 632-1410rbsa@delzio.com
Bill DowsonTrustee(201) 652-5922dow411@optonline.net
Marc FavieriTrustee(201) 444-4895favmpt@aol.com
Ryan GreaneyTrustee(201) 819-4959gleaf23@gmail.com
Glen HamelTrustee(201) 906-1704ghamel15@gmail.com
Tracy KeeneyTrustee(201) 956-4306tracykeens314@gmail.com
Andy MeyerTrustee(201) 394-1268ameyer67@gmail.com
Jeff NormanTrustee(201) 925-0698jeff@scorpionInvestment.com
Tom OlsenTrustee(201) 406-1608ridgewoodsoftball@tomnj.com
Todd PattonTrustee(201) 314-0608tpatton.rbsa@gmail.com
James PowersTrustee(201) 421-5162powerzz4@yahoo.com
Lisa PowersTrustee(201) 421-5161chipower18@gmail.com
Lauren RadossichTrustee(973) 809-4855radossich@gmail.com
Mike VigliottiTrustee(917) 565-6328mviglio18@yahoo.com

Operations: 2015-2016

Equipment (BB)/FieldsBill Dowson(201) 652-5922dow411@optonline.net
Equipment (SB)Tom Olsen(201) 406-1608ridgewoodsoftball@tomnj.com
Fields Scheduling **Ed Seavers(201) 447-5569edseavers@eathlink.net
Uniforms (Rec)Ryan Greaney(201) 819-4959gleaf23@gmail.com
Youth UmpiresAndy Meyer(201) 394-1268ameyer67@gmail.com
Admin/RegistrationKarin Whalen(201) 857-0586info@rbsa.us

** Scheduling for fields via email only.

RBSA Statement Of Philosophy

The Ridgewood Baseball & Softball Association’s (RBSA) primary objective is to provide an opportunity for the young men and women of the community to learn to play the games of baseball and softball in an atmosphere that will reinforce the ideals of good sportsmanship, honesty, loyalty, teamwork, and to foster their growth into healthy and responsible citizens. We provide Spring and Summer recreational programs as well as advanced, competitive travel programs in the Spring, Summer and Fall.

Volunteers

Each year the RBSA solicits volunteers to assist the officers and trustees with a wide range of activities. We are grateful for the many volunteers who help us by coaching, as well as those who lend their support with fund-raising, parade activities, team administration and the like – thereby enabling the board to concentrate on player and program development. As required by the Little League Child Protection Program, a background check will be conducted on each volunteer in the New Jersey Registered Sex Offender database. RBSA ensures that any and all information obtained during this process will be considered extremely confidential and not shared with anyone outside the RBSA Board.

CITIZEN’S PARK
Lower and Upper
301 Godwin Ave
RIdgewood NJ

GEORGE WASHINGTON MIDDLE SCHOOL
155 Washington Place
Ridgewood NJ
GLEN SCHOOL (EAST AND WEST)
865 E Glen Ave
Ridgewood NJ
HABERNICKEL PARK
1037 Hillcrest Road
Ridgewood NJ
HAWES ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Upper and Lower
531 Stevens Ave
Ridgewood NJ
KENILWORTH (NORTH AND SOUTH)
44 S Pleasant Ave
Ridgewood NJ
MAPLE PARK
240 Northern Pkwy
Ridgewood NJ
ORCHARD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
230 Demarest St
Ridgewood NJ
RIDGE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
325 West Ridgewood Ave
Ridgewood NJ
SOMERVILLE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (NW
45 S Pleasant Ave
Ridgewood NJ
STEVENS FIELD
Please DO NOT park on North Irving – you will be ticketed. Park at or around Ridgewood High School
43 N Irving St
Ridgewood NJ
TRAVELL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (NE & SW)
340 Bogert Ave
Ridgewood NJ
VETERANS PARK – N, SE, 90′ AND SW
160 Northern Parkway
Ridgewood NJ
WILLARD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL – NORTH AND SOUTH
601 Morningside Rd
Ridgewood NJ
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Readers say Time for Answers on the Ridgewood Baseball Softball Association $100K check

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People are more offended by Roberta’s actions than the fact that the RBSA has 100K (at least) in their war chest.

Are they gouging parents for sign-up fees…?

Are they cheating Bollinger on insurance premiums…?

Are they shaking down the sponsors…?

We better get some answers or the next check will be for $150K….and that will be hard to resist

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Sonenfeld fails to deposit $100k check made out to Village of Ridgewood

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September 9,2016

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Ridgewood NJ, During Wednesday evening’s Village Council Work Session, Deputy Mayor Michael Sedon confirmed that former Village Manager Roberta Sonenfeld had failed to adhere to NJSA 5:31-3.1 when she chose not to deposit a check for $100k from the Ridgewood Baseball Softball Association (RBSA), made out to the Village of Ridgewood.  According to Mr. Sedon, Sonenfeld put the check in either a “safe or drawer,” where it remained for an undisclosed period of time (likely weeks or months) before being returned to the RBSA.

It is believed the $100k was intended to serve as a donation for construction of a then planned 90 foot baseball field on the Schedler property.  However, despite the submission of an Open Public Records Act request, no official documents were ever produced in connection with the donation, its subsequent return, nor any stipulations associated with it.

Receipt of the check was mentioned during at least one (1) open public meeting of the Council, but there was never any open discussion about why NJSA 5:31-3.1 (funds to be deposited in authority’s legal depository within 48 hours of receipt) wasn’t being followed, nor why the check was being returned.

So the mystery continues . . .

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Ridgewood   12U boys take the District 4 Little League title!

Ridgewood Baseball Softball Association 12U boys take the District 4 Little League title!

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13U Raiders win the 2016 NJ Section 1 Intermediate (50/70) Championship!

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14U take the District 4 Junior League title in a 1-0 thriller

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14U Girls are Section 1 Champions!

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‘Amazin’ Opening Day for Ridgewood Baseball & Softball Association

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APRIL 24, 2015    LAST UPDATED: FRIDAY, APRIL 24, 2015, 12:31 AM
BY MATTHEW BIRCHENOUGH
ASSISTANT SPORTS EDITOR |
THE RIDGEWOOD NEWS

RIDGEWOOD — On a warm, sunny day, seemingly handpicked for the unofficial start of the season in the village, swarms of young athletes flocked to the 65th annual Ridgewood Baseball and Softball Association (RBSA) Opening Day festivities.

“The baseball gods, softball gods were with us today with the beautiful weather,” RBSA President Jim Albano said last Saturday, referring to the streak of poor weather the event had experienced in recent years.

The association pulled out all the stops this year, expanding the event with a 60-item tricky tray, 28 craft vendors, five food trucks and various other baseball- and softball-related activities.

“It’s a festival now, it’s not just Opening Day,” Albano said.

RBSA board member Lisa Powers, the key figure behind the so-called “grand-slam changes,” had sought a larger event to “bring the community together.”

“I wanted to make it bigger and better and more exciting, not just for the RBSA but for the community,” Powers said. “I wanted to make it fun for the kids, so it wasn’t just a parade, and they could have a day off from their games and play.”

The festivities attracted several hundred youth players to Veterans Field and the early reactions were positive.

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