Youth Athletics

Winterville Cal Ripken Baseball League

2020 Cal Ripken Summer Season Schedules

Major Schedule - Updated 8/04/2020

Minor Schedule - Updated 8/04/2020

Rookie Schedule - Updated 8/04/2020

General Information

Spring Cal Ripken baseball is a competitive league designed for children ages 7-12 interested in playing youth recreational baseball, learning baseball fundamentals, and building upon skills previously learned. The program is divided into three age groups: Rookie League (7/8 yr olds) Minor League (9/10 yr olds), and Major League (11/12 yr olds). Includes an end of season tournament and all-star teams for each age (7, 8, 9, 10, 11, and 12 year old age groups).

  • Location: AG Cox, Hillcrest Park, and Winterville Recreation Park - All games played at Winterville Recreation Park.
  • Game Days: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and some Saturdays. Week day games will be played in the evening. Wednesdays may be used if absolutely necessary or for make-ups.
  • Practice Days: Monday-Sunday
  • Season: Practices begin 2nd Monday in February. Regular season begins 3rd Saturday in March. Season should be completed, weather permitting, by the first weekend in June.
  • Ages: Rookie League 7/8 yr olds, Minor League 9/10 yr olds, Major League 11/12 yr olds.
Local League Rule Change Effective 2019 Season - Playing Up in Age Group: The following age participants only, as defined by Babe Ruth Birth Chart, may play up one age group:
  • Six year old players may play in the Rookie League (7-8 yr olds).
    • Note: Six year old players were allowed to play up prior to this rule change.
  • Eight year old players may play in the Minor League (9-10 yr olds).
  • Ten year old players may play in the Major League (11-12 yr olds).
  • Twelve year old players may play in the Jr Babe Ruth League (13-15 yr olds) 
  • Players must play in age group for all other ages and divisions.

It is recommended that all players play with their appropriate age group.If you have any questions related to this rule, please call 252-756-1487.

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Winterville Pee Wee Baseball League

Summer 2020 Schedule - Updated 8/04/2020

  • Description: Program designed to encourage physical activity while teaching socialization, team cohesion, and fundamentals of playing baseball.  Winterville Pee Wee takes a step forward in preparation for our Cal Ripken rookie league program. Winterville Pee Wee utilizes a UPM 45 Blue Flame pitching machine.
  • Location: AG Cox, Hillcrest Park, and Winterville Recreation Park
  • Game Days: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and some Saturdays. Week day games will be played in the evening while Saturday games will be played in the morning.
  • Practice Days: Monday-Sunday
  • Season: Practices month of April with games May-June
  • Ages: 5 and 6 year olds

League Playing Rules


Winterville T-Ball League

Summer 2020 Schedule - Updated 8/04/2020

  • Description: Program designed to teach/introduce youth to the physical activity, socialization, and fundamentals of playing baseball. Winterville T-Ball utilizes a hitting tee (no pitches are thrown to any batters).
  • Location: AG Cox, Hillcrest Park, and Winterville Recreation Park
  • Game Days: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and some Saturdays. Week day games will be played in the evening while Saturday games will be played in the morning
  • Practice Days: Monday-Sunday
  • Season: Practices month of April with games May-June
  • Ages: 4 and 5 year olds

League Playing Rules


Prep & Jr Babe Ruth Baseball

Winterville teams participate in the Greenville/Pitt County Babe Ruth League. Home games are played at AG Cox Middle School. Away games are played at North Pitt High School, Ayden-Grifton High School, Farmville Central High School, and Guy Smith Park.

  • Game Days: Monday-Sunday
  • Practice Days: Monday-Sunday
  • Season: May-June
  • Ages: Prep League 13 year olds, Jr Babe Ruth ages 14-15
    • 13 year olds are allowed to play up in Jr Babe Ruth but are encouraged to play in league for age group, Prep League.

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Fall Baseball

Registration for the fall 2020 season is open and runs through August 23rd.

Fall Baseball is designed for children ages 7-12 interested in playing youth recreational baseball and learning the fundamentals of baseball. The program is divided into three age groups: Rookie League (7/8 yr olds) Minor League (9/10 yr olds), and Major League (11/12 yr olds). The fall baseball league is developmental, scores and standings are not kept. Players play in the age group they will play in spring league (Ex: rising 9 year old will play in minor league even though they are still technically 8). This structure allows players to continue developing if they are in the same division or grow accustomed to a new division if they are aging up.

  • Team Placement: All children will make a team. Players placed on teams by Department staff.
  • Season: September through early October
  • Practices: Days and times chosen by coach
  • Games Days: Weeknights with potential for Sunday evening games. Schedule is dependent upon number of teams and status of various programs as a result of COVID-19.
  • Game Times: Games begin between 6:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Due to COVID-19, the status of fall programs is uncertain. If some or all fall programs are possible, there will most likely be regulations in place related to game play and spectators. Due to the uncertain nature of COVID-19 we cannot be certain of potential restrictions at this time. Applicable dates and times for programs are also subject to change.

Registration is being conducted in an effort to prepare for programs should they be possible. No fees are being collected for initial registration. However, if programs do occur, registration fees shall be paid prior to issuing uniform and/or equipment to registered participants.


Flag Football

Registration for the fall 2020 season is open and runs through August 23rd.

Flag football is divided into two age groups: 5/6 year olds and 7/8 year olds. Flag football is designed for youths interested in learning the fundamentals of football.

  • Team Placement: All children will make a team. Players placed on teams by department staff.
  • Season: September through mid-November.
  • Practices: Days and times determined by coach. May practice at approved offsite facility.
  • Game Days: Weeknights with potential for Sunday evening games. Schedule is dependent upon number of teams and status of various programs as a result of COVID-19.
  • Game Times: Games begin between 6:00 p.m and 7:00 p.m.
  • Game Locations: Winterville Recreation Park and Ayden District Park
    *Please note team, coach, sibling, or car pooling requests during registration.

Due to COVID-19, the status of fall programs is uncertain. If some or all fall programs are possible, there will most likely be regulations in place related to game play and spectators. Due to the uncertain nature of COVID-19 we cannot be certain of potential restrictions at this time. Applicable dates and times for programs are also subject to change.

Registration is being conducted in an effort to prepare for programs should they be possible. No fees are being collected for initial registration. However, if programs do occur, registration fees shall be paid prior to issuing uniform and/or equipment to registered participants.


Tackle Football

Registration for the fall 2020 season is open and runs through August 23rd.

Tackle football is designed for children 8-13 years old (ages groups 8-10 and 11-13) interested in learning the sport and fundamentals of tackle football. For more weight related rules and the complete rulebook please download Winterville Youth Football League Rules.

**Please note: Any child on a middle school roster in the 7th or 8th grade will not be elgible to play in Winterville Tackle Football League.

  • Team Placement: All children will make a team. Players new to the program or age group are required to attend evaluations held at the Winterville Recreation Park - 332 Sylvania Street, Winterville.
    • Teams are determined by draft which is conducted after evaluations (for coaches only).
      • 8-10 Year Old Age Group - TBA
      • 11-13 Year Old Age Group - TBA
  • Season: September through mid-November.
  • Practices: Days and times determined by coach. Expect around five practices per week before games begin. May practice at approved offsite facility.
  • Game Days: Weeknights with potential for Sunday evening games. Schedule is dependent upon number of teams and status of various programs as a result of COVID-19.
  • Game Location: Winterville Recreation Park and Ayden District Park

Due to COVID-19, the status of fall programs is uncertain. If some or all fall programs are possible, there will most likely be regulations in place related to game play and spectators. Due to the uncertain nature of COVID-19 we cannot be certain of potential restrictions at this time. Applicable dates and times for programs are also subject to change.

Registration is being conducted in an effort to prepare for programs should they be possible. No fees are being collected for initial registration. However, if programs do occur, registration fees shall be paid prior to issuing uniform and/or equipment to registered participants.


 

Cheerleading

Registration for the fall 2020 season is open and runs through August 23rd.

This program is designed for children ages 5-12 who are interested in youth recreational cheerleading and learning the fundamentals of cheerleading.

  • Team Placement:  All children will make the squad.  You will be contacted by the coach of the cheerleading squad for further correspondence throughout the season. 
  • Practices:  Practices will begin in September and run throughout the season. Your child’s coach will determine the times and dates of practices and will contact you regarding this information. Practices will be held at the Winterville Operations Center or Winterville Recreation Park.
  • Games:  A game schedule will be provided to each cheerleader no later than mid September. Games will be played at Winterville Recreation Park starting September and will run through mid-November. Winterville Cheerleaders may also participate in the Winterville Christmas Parade
  • Game Days: Weeknights with potential for Sunday evening games. Schedule is dependent upon number of teams and status of various programs as a result of COVID-19.
  • Game Location: Winterville participants will cheer at Ayden-Winterville Football League games which are played at Winterville Recreation Park.

Due to COVID-19, the status of fall programs is uncertain. If some or all fall programs are possible, there will most likely be regulations in place related to game play and spectators. Due to the uncertain nature of COVID-19 we cannot be certain of potential restrictions at this time. Applicable dates and times for programs are also subject to change.

Registration is being conducted in an effort to prepare for programs should they be possible. No fees are being collected for initial registration. However, if programs do occur, registration fees shall be paid prior to issuing uniform and/or equipment to registered participants.


Lil' Strikers Soccer

Registration for the fall 2020 season is open and runs through August 23rd.

Lil' Strikers Soccer is designed for children ages 4-6 interested in learning the fundamentals of soccer. For many participants this is their experience with soccer, no scores or standings are recorded.

  • Season: Games in October with practices beginning mid-September
  • Practices: Days and times chosen by coach
  • Games Days: Weeknights with potential for Sunday evening games. Schedule is dependent upon number of teams and status of various programs as a result of COVID-19.
  • Game Times: Games will begin between 6:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.

Due to COVID-19, the status of fall programs is uncertain. If some or all fall programs are possible, there will most likely be regulations in place related to game play and spectators. Due to the uncertain nature of COVID-19 we cannot be certain of potential restrictions at this time. Applicable dates and times for programs are also subject to change.

Registration is being conducted in an effort to prepare for programs should they be possible. No fees are being collected for initial registration. However, if programs do occur, registration fees shall be paid prior to issuing uniform and/or equipment to registered participants.