– Ripken Baseball today announced it will host the inaugural All-Ripken Games, a platform that will attract the top youth players from across the country to compete at The Ripken Experience® world-class facilities. Players must be nominated by their peers and coaches for the opportunity to train the Ripken Way, compete against elite young athletes, and receive the ultimate Big League Experience. Ripken Baseball is partnering with YTH Sports, a youth sports organization known for its Soccer Youth® brand and All-American Series, to launch the inaugural All-Ripken Games.
“Cal and I started Ripken Baseball with a focus on player development,” said Ripken Baseball Co-Founder Bill Ripken. “Over the years, we saw an opportunity to provide a Big League Experience for teams to travel to our world-class facilities, and we’ll continue to excel in that area. With the All-Ripken Games, we are returning to our roots this summer. Our approach to player development is more than just skill. The Ripken Way also focuses on hard work, respect, and sportsmanship.”
To be eligible, players must be in high school graduation classes between the Class of 2026 and the Class of 2033 and exhibit an elevated level of baseball knowledge, dedication, sportsmanship, and skill. Participating players will receive All-Ripken uniforms, compete in skills challenges, and play for the ultimate team goal - the All-Ripken Games Tournament Championship.
Starting July 27 and continuing through Sept 3, the following complexes will host one series of All-Ripken Games in 2023:
- July 27-30: The Ripken Experience® Elizabethtown (Kentucky)
- Aug. 3-6: The Ripken Experience® Myrtle Beach (South Carolina)
- Aug. 10-13: The Ripken Experience® Pigeon Forge (Tennessee)
- Aug. 31 - Sept. 3:The Ripken Experience® Aberdeen (Maryland)
To nominate and register a player for the All-Ripken Games, parents, coaches, and leagues can visit www.AllRipken.com or email questions to firstname.lastname@example.org. Any participants of The Ripken Experience who are nominated will automatically be selected for the All-Ripken Games.
Details about the All-Ripken Softball Games will be announced soon. Families, players, teams, and fans can follow @AllRipken on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter for the latest information.