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Winterville Cal Ripken Baseball League

2021 Cal Ripken Spring Schedules

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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, Wednesday, 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.
Playing Up in Age Group: Playing up is allowed, in certain circumstances. Please view the Winterville Baseball Rulebook for specific rules and regulations. 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

2021 Pee Wee Baseball Registration: February 15th - March 14th

  • 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-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
  • Participants Will Need: Bat, glove, helmet, pants, and footwear (cleats or sneakers).

League Playing Rules

COVID-19: Due to COVID-19, there will most likely be regulations in place related to league and operations. Due to the fluid nature of COVID-19 we cannot be certain of potential restrictions, for time of season, at this time. Applicable dates and times for programs are also subject to change.


Winterville T-Ball League

2021 T-Ball Registration: February 15th - March 14th

  • 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-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
  • Participants Will Need: Bat, glove, helmet, pants, and footwear (cleats or sneakers).

League Playing Rules

COVID-19: Due to COVID-19, there will most likely be regulations in place related to league and operations. Due to the fluid nature of COVID-19 we cannot be certain of potential restrictions, for time of season, at this time. Applicable dates and times for programs are also subject to change.


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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COVID-19: Due to COVID-19, there be regulations in place related to league and operations. Due to the fluid nature of COVID-19 we cannot be certain of potential restrictions, for time of season, at this time. Applicable dates and times for programs are also subject to change.

Fall Baseball

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.

Flag Football

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 Saturday morning and Sunday evening games. Schedule is dependent upon number of teams and status of various programs as a result of COVID-19.
  • Game Times: Weeknight games begin between 6:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. Saturday games played in the morning and Sunday games played in the afternoon.
  • Game Locations: Winterville Recreation Park and Ayden District Park
    *Please note team, coach, sibling, or car pooling requests during registration.

Tackle Football

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

Cheerleading

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.

Lil' Strikers Soccer

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 Saturday morning and Sunday evening games. Schedule is dependent upon number of teams and status of various programs as a result of COVID-19.
  • Game Times: Weeknight games begin between 6:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. Saturday games played in the morning and Sunday games played in the afternoon.