Welcome to West Florida Advance Baseball League
This is a Coalition of Babe Ruth and Cal Ripken Leagues. These leagues strive to Develop their individual rec leagues. The fall league includes
Fishhawk, Eastbay, Lutz, North Tampa, Winterhaven
Q. What is Advanced Baseball?
A. The advanced baseball program exists as an extension of and to complement the
recreational baseball program for each park. The advanced baseball program exists to provide an “advanced”player that has a higher skill level and has a passion for playing an opportunity to compete at a higher level. This will be accomplished through advanced level instruction and more advanced
Q. Is Advanced Baseball the same as travel baseball?
A. No, Advanced Baseball is only for Cal Ripken/Babe Ruth players. The Advanced Baseball
program only competes against other Cal Ripken/Babe Ruth leagues and does not compete in
travel baseball tournaments.
Q. What is the purpose of Advanced Baseball?
A. The Advanced Baseball program will focus on developing players by reinforcing proper
baseball fundamentals, teaching advanced concepts appropriate to each individual age group
and by offering advanced level competition. The Advanced Baseball program will place a
focus on practice and development.
Q. If my child makes the AB team will they also automatically make the all star team?
A. No, making an Advanced Baseball team does not guarantee your child will make an all star
Q. How long is the AB season?
A. The fall season will be approximately 8 weeks and approximately 8 games. The Fall season
Q. How often do AB teams play?
A. The Advanced Baseball teams will play 1-2 times per month in a double header or three-way
format so usually no more than 4-6 games in a month
Q. Can anyone participate in Advanced Baseball?
A. To participate in Advanced Baseball you must meet the below criteria for each season:
Fall: Participate in the Fall Recreational Baseball season at your park.
If your child is participating in another Fall sport they can apply for an exemption
from playing Fall Recreational Ball. Player receiving an exemption can still tryout
for the Fall Advanced Baseball team.
Q. When do the AB teams play?
A. AB games will usually be played on Sunday afternoons . The current proposed double header dates are: TBD