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Coaches Info

Background Checks and Safety Training
All coaches need to go through a background check and take the safety abuse training every other year.  These will now be handled through the Babe Ruth website emails were sent to coaches about this in February.

Rutgers Safety Cinic
All coaches must attend (in person or remote) a Rutgers Safety Clinic.  This only needs to be done once a lifetime.  More info and classes can be found on the Rutgers website.   Click Here for more info 

Work Bond Information for All Managers and Coaches
Family Work Bond will be returned for the manager and 3 assistant coaches per team by the end of the fiscal year (October) if the following requirements are met;


-All coaches (manager and assistants) must attend at least 3 league meetings (March coaches meeting is mandatory).  


Player Registration closes 1/10

There are limited spots available for younger divisions.  Please email RTJBLinfo@gmail.com and supply the following information, your name, child's name and grade and shirt size.  We will get back to you if we have an opening.

High school athletes trying out for a HS spring sport can sign up for RTJBL rec baseball within 48 hours of teams being formed for the high school.   Anyone trying out for middle school sports should not wait to register.  Please register by the deadline if you want to play this spring.   Players can play middle school sports and rec baseball with very little conflicts.

Hello Readington and Tewksbury Families,
We hope everyone and their families are doing well.  

We are opening registration for the 2024 Spring Season for Readington Tewksbury Jr. Baseball League (RTJBL) to all children ages 4-18.  You can access the registration at RTJBL.com or at the link below.  Coaches Registration coming soon.


Registration and Division Information

Please help us get the word out to new members.  The more players we have the better the experience for all.  Especially important for our younger age groups, we often have a lot of players wanting to sign up in March or April, we need everyone signing up by the close date below.

  • Our registration will close on 1/10/2024, with the exception of players trying out for any High School Spring Teams. Those players will be allowed to register after H.S. teams have been formed.

  • Any late registrations will only be accepted if we have not formed teams and we have enough spots to place that player and if we have a uniform available or a uniform can be ordered.

  • A late fee of $35 will be applied to any/all registered players if registration is processed after 1/10/2024 in all divisions with the exception of Babe Ruth players that are trying out for HS Teams. 

  • Registering late could jeopardize your child being able to get a uniform before opening day.
     

Divisions of Play for 2024

Little Sluggers - for players 4 to 6 years old, typically Pre-K and K

Rookie 1 - for players in 1st grade

Rookie 2 - for players in 2nd grade

Minors - for players in 3rd and 4th grade
Majors 60 - for players in 5th and 6th grade, 6th graders may opt to play Major 60 if they feel the player's skill level more appropriately lines up with this division rather than moving on to Major 70.  Please contact VP of operations (email on the contact page for more info before registering)
Majors 70 - for players in 6th and 7th grade, not older than 12 years of age before May 1st.  7th graders who are 13 may still opt to play Major 70 if they feel the player's skill level more appropriately lines up with this division rather than moving on to BR 13-15.  Please contact VP of operations (email on on the contact page for more info before registering)


Babe Ruth 13-15 - for players 13-15, not older than 15 years old on May 1st

Babe Ruth 16-18 - for players 16-18, not older than 18 years old on May 1st

  • There is no play-up option for the 2024 RTJBL season on our registration form.

 

  • If your child is on the RTJBL 9u travel team please register for Minors.

  • If your child is on the RTJBL 10u travel team please register for Major 60.

  • If your child is on the RTJBL 11u travel team please register for Major 70. 

  • If your child is on any of those travel teams and you do not wish to have your child play up please register in the division for your child’s grade.

 

Payment Plans

At checkout you will have the following payment options.

 

PAY IN FULL:   Full balance including the work bond will be paid at the conclusion of registration.

 

PAYMENT PLAN 3:  Registration fees and work bond are divided into 3 total payments, one at the time of registration and two future installments which will be deducted using your payment method you use today on February 3rd, 2024  and March 2nd, 2024.

 

Work Bond

The purpose of the work bond is to get more families involved with our league.  Attending a league meeting counts as 1 hour towards your 4 hours of the family work bond  (see our home page for more information on the virtual meetings). We anticipate opportunities such as spring clean up day and family fun day as other ways to work off your bond.  Coaches also need to attend a minimum of 3 meetings to get their bond returned.  More information on the work bond can be found on the registration page for players and coaches.  

 

 

Volunteering

We know that all of us are busy with work, family, and other activities.  All of us volunteers are just as busy.  We need everyone to consider how they can get more involved; coaches, committee chairpersons, board members.  This league was founded in the early 1950’s and it is run strictly by volunteers.  We all do it for one reason, to benefit the children, our children and yours.  We all want them to have an amazing experience and enjoy playing baseball.  To continue our league we need more help.  If you don’t step up, who will?


League Information

As a non profit, RTJBL receives no funding from Township sources and relies on the generosity of our sponsors to help offset our costs and to maintain our fields at the Railroad Avenue complex, which is not a township facility.  


The RTJBL Financial Assistance Program is available as in past years; please do not hesitate to contact the League President for more information, which will be kept in the strictest confidence at readingtonbaseballpresident@gmail.com


Any general questions or concerns should be emailed to RTJBLinfo@gmail.com.  As always if you feel that you need to email a board member directly because of a specific concern please feel free to do so, you can go to the contact section of our home page for more emails.


2024 League Zoom Meetings: zoom links and date/time information can be found on our home page RTJBL.com


Opening Day

Saturday April 13th, 2024.  Opening day ceremony parade for Little Sluggers and Rookie 1/ Rookie 2 divisions.  Games start for everyone on this day.  

 

*Babe Ruth Divisions will most likely start the weekend of April 6th or  13th and end in early June, depending on inter town play.

 

Family Fun Day (Rec season ends)

Saturday June 8th, 2024

 

Annual night at the Ballpark, Somerset Patriots Game

Friday May 17th, 2024


League Meetings

October 11th @ 7:30pm

November 15th  @ 8:00pm

December- No Meeting

January 10th @ 7:30pm

February-No Meeting

March 13th @ 7:30pm

April 10th @ 8:30pm

May 8th @ 8:30pm

June 5th @ 8:30pm

Zoom Meeting Link

General meeting - Readington Tewksbury Junior Baseball's Zoom Meeting
 

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12u Railriders.....next up Cooperstown Dreams Park

The RTJBL 12u Railriders are on the way this week to Cooperstown Dreams Park (the week of July 15th).  The team will take part in a week long tournament with over 80 teams from around the country.  Players and coaches sleep on site in the team baracks, trade pins, and will be immortalized by being inducted into the prestigious American Youth Baseball Hall of Fame.  Good luck to the Railriders. 

You can follow the team's play by clicking here.


2023 RTJBL 12u Railriders



Babe Ruth Division Wrap up 2023

RTJBL has two older divisions for rec spring baseball.  Our BR 13-15 division and a 16-18 division.   We had two BR 13-15 teams this year compete in a Somerset/Hunteron County League.  The league consisted of 11 teams from 7 towns.   The Rays and the Yankees both had successful regular seasons.  The Yankees went on to win the championship by defeating Bridgewater.

Additionally our 16-18 team also played in the Somerset/Hunterdon County Babe Ruth league, and went on to also win the championship in that division.   

We thank the managers and coaches of the teams and congratulate the boys on their success. 


 


Rutgers Safety Course Information

All Coaches need to take the Rutgers Safety Course. (one time) Please click on the link for more information and the current schedule to find a class to take if you have not already.


RTJBL News

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2022 RTJBL Tim Piazza Sportsmanship Award Recipients


RTJBL Players Receive a check from one of our sponsors Quick Check


RTJBL First Pitch Opening Day


Opening Ceremony Pack 1980 helping raise the flag


2022 RTJBL First Home Run Recipients

RTJBL’s 8U Raptors USABL Spring League Champions

RTJBL’s 8U Raptors USABL Spring League Champions


RTJBL's 9U Ramblers Wins USABL Memorial Weekend Tournament

Readington Tewksbury Junior Baseball League (RTJBL) is a 501(c) (3) tax-exempt, New Jersey non-profit corporation dedicated to providing the children of Readington Township and Tewksbury Township with a safe and structured environment to learn and play the game of baseball. We have 7 levels/divisions of play which are as follows: Little Sluggers, Rookie-1, Rookie-2, Minors, Major 60, Major 70 and Babe Ruth.  We are a Co-ed program for children ages 4-18.

The Recreation Season generally runs from mid-April (Opening Day) to the third week of June. Practices usually start in late March, weather permitting. Teams will play regular season schedule, with playoffs and championship games held in our Minors, Major 60, Major 70 & Babe Ruth Divisions.  We end the season with our Family Fun Day in mid June.

The Travel Baseball Program's season, whose teams for the 8U-16U age levels are generally selected by try-outs held in mid-October of the fall preceding the upcoming recreation season, is typically from around June 15th to July 31st of each year. Depending on the travel team/manager, travel tournament and/or league play may continue through fall ball programs offered in the region in September through October 31st.   For more information on the League’s Travel Program, please go to that section of the web page.

If games or practices on the League’s fields are cancelled due to inclement weather, a email message will be sent to all members, you can also sign up your account to receive text messages.

The League uses a number of fields throughout our Townships. These fields include those at the Railroad Avenue Complex which has two fields that are interchangeable for 60' and 70' usage and one 90’ field and is the primary complex for the League. In addition, two 60’ fields (one of which is interchangeable for 70' usage) are used at the Cornhuskers field complex which is located off Readington Road, a short distance from where it intersects with Route 523. The League also uses another 90’ field behind Readington Middle School as well as 60’ fields at Pickell Park Complex. With the addition of the Tewksbury Township also comes with access to their Oldwick and Tewksbury Fields. Directions to any of these fields can be found by going to the Field Directions section of the web page.

The League is governed by a formal set of By-Laws which can be viewed by downloading as a file attachment from the By-Laws Icon. The primary decision-making body of the League is the Executive Board, which is elected once a year each November. The Executive Board is comprised of the League President, Executive-Vice President of League Operations, Vice President of Administration, Vice President of Facilities, VP of Tournament Baseball and Training, VP of Sponsorship and the VP of Financial Affairs/League Treasurer. The Executive Board is assisted in running the League by the Voting Council which is comprised of all Executive Board Members plus the League Directors for each division, the Registration Chairperson, the Schedule Chairperson, the Snack Stand Chairperson, the Chief of Umpires, the Sponsorship Chairperson, Public Relations Chairperson and Equipment Chairperson. Voting Council positions are annually elected positions or, in the absence of anyone running are appointments by the Executive Board. 

Except for July and August where there are no meetings, the League meets the first Wednesday of every month (skipping a few in during the year). usually at the Readington Middle School at 7:30 pm, except for May and June when the meeting starts at 8:00 pm. All are welcomed to attend. The League is always looking for new members and volunteers and the best way to get involved is to attend the monthly League meetings. Also, to learn more about the League it is encouraged that you read the League By-Laws. 

The Readington Tewksbury Junior Baseball League is run by volunteers. All the registration fees collected, as well as other sources of revenue for the league are used to purchase uniforms, equipment, and insurance, pay umpire fees and maintain and improve the fields that we utilize.

Should anyone be interested in managing or coaching a team, please register with the coaches registration form that can be found on our website after player registration is opened. 

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