Ripken Baseball Resources

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Event Registration

  • Facility Information

  • tournament information

  • additional events

Event Registration

Visit here and select your preferred event. At this time you can place a deposit to hold a spot for your team.

3 & 4-Game Experiences: 30% deposit at time of registration and final balance due 45 days prior to the start of your event.

Week-Long Experiences: A $1,000 deposit is due at the time of your registration.  Remaining payment dates are added to your invoice based on your time of registration. Call 410-306-7575 for more information.

All monies paid towards a Ripken Experience are non-transferable and non-refundable.  Credits to future Tournaments are provided if you do not play your guaranteed number of games. View Credit & Refund Policy here

Give our team a call at 410-306-7575 or send an email to info@ripkenbaseball.com.

Once a tournament sells out, a waitlist begins.  No financial commitment is required to join a waitlist.  If a spot becomes available in the event, we will contact you to see if you would like to join the event and pay your deposit.

No, this is your vacation! Stay where you and your family would feel most comfortable.  You can check out our partner hotels here: Click Here

We are happy to provide you a list of teams participating in your event. Call 410-306-7575 and a representative will provide you with all Tournament information.

Facility Information

The Ripken Experience Aberdeen - 873 Long Drive, Aberdeen, MD 21001

The Ripken Experience Myrtle Beach - 3051 Ripken Way, Myrtle Beach, SC, 29577

The Ripken Experience Pigeon Forge - 405 Jake Thomas Road, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863

Yes - The Ripken Experience provides batting cages, bullpens, and warm-up areas that allow your team to show up early or stay late.

Yes, concessions stands will be open on-site and ready to provide you with all your ballpark favorites.

Yes - You may bring in outside food, (non-alcoholic) drinks, and coolers.

To keep our facilities clean, we ask all guests to throw away all trash prior to leaving the facility.

No. Failure to adhere will result in ejection from The Ripken Experience.

No - Pets are not permitted unless needed for medical purposes.

No - Entry is free for all participants and spectators at The Ripken Experience.

Yes, if you need a shuttle let an employee at the front gate know and we will have someone come pick you up.

No - we do not allow overnight parking at The Ripken Experience.

Yes. Seating is available at every field, but we encourage you to bring your own tents and chairs for additional comfort.

Please be mindful of others when you are setting up your tents and chairs.

Yes, restrooms will be open on-site. Please contact a staff member if you need any help locating the restrooms.

Yes - First Aid staff will be on-site for emergency and routine medical needs. Tournament Officials seated behind Home Plate of each field can contact the Athletic Trainer on duty for you.

Yes. Please visit the links below to access streaming for your upcoming event.

Please Note: we cannot guarantee that any games played off-site will be streamed.

Yes. Water and Gatorade will be provided at a pick-up location daily for each team. We will let each coach know where they can pick up the team water and Gatorade.

No.  Sunflower seeds and gum are not allowed on the field or in the dugout at The Ripken Experience.

Tournament Information

Yes - we recommend pre-ordering to guarantee your size.  You can pre-order during your registration or here: 

3&4 Game Tournaments - Schedules will be released 3-5 days prior to the start date.

Week-Long Experiences - Schedules will be released 7-10 days prior to the start date.

Enhance your on-site experience by downloading the Tourney Machine mobile app to your Android or Apple device. View schedules, brackets, results, and receive important updates in real-time while watching your team play.

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To learn more about our rules at The Ripken Experience, visit the links below:

13u and Younger: No Weight or Diameter Restrictions. Players may use BPF 1.15, BBCOR, or USA Baseball designations.

14u and Older: Players must use BBCOR or USA Baseball designations and weight may not exceed -3.

All Age Groups: Ripken Baseball follows the USSSA list of banned/withdrawn bats. View Banned Bats

Aberdeen - No Metal Cleats

Pigeon Forge - No Metal Cleats

Myrtle Beach - Pitchers and Catchers may not wear metal cleats.  All other position players may wear metal cleats if they choose.

The age of your player on April 30th determines the age group of your player.  To determine which age group your team should register for, view our Age Determination Charts:

We have partnered with National Sports ID to create the safest playing field possible.  All players must be age verified through NSID to participate. Information on how to complete age verification will be sent to the primary contact following registration.

  1. Rosters - Invite players and check who has signed their waivers through you LeagueApps dashboard.  Click on the team name next to the event to access.
  2. Certificate of Insurance
  3. NSID Age Verification

Camp

Check-in for all campers will be Monday morning between 8:00am and 8:50am at The Ripken Experience Aberdeen.

Yes - Parents may watch from seating areas around the complex. A list of team assignments and afternoon game schedules will be shared via email.

A 30% deposit is due at the time of registration and final balances are due 45 days prior to the start of camp.

Cancellation Protection is a $50 non-refundable fee that protects you in the event that you need to cancel your camp visit.

  • If you were to cancel 14 days or more in advance of camp, Cancellation Protection will allow you to receive a refund for all monies paid minus the Cancellation Protection fee.
  • If you were to cancel within 14 days of camp, Cancellation Protection will allow you to receive a credit for all monies paid to the following year of camp minus the Cancellation Protection fee.

All  campers must be age appropriate prior to arriving the first day of camp. For example, a Rookie camper must be 7 years old prior to the first day of camp

Overall camper to staff ratio is 8:1 including coaches, counselors, and Ripken Baseball staff.

Spring Training

Myrtle Beach - You will be able to select preferred lodging at your time of registration.  Spring Training requires a 3-night minimum stay. Learn More about our local partners.

Pigeon Forge - Lodging is not picked during your registration process. You may select lodging that best fits your team's needs.  Learn More about our local partners.

Each team will submit a schedule request form indicating the desired number of games, scrimmages, and practices for their experience. We create each school a unique schedule based off their requests.

Yes, but we will provide all official game balls.

Yes, umpires are provided for all games

  • A minimum $1,000 deposit is due at the time of registration.
  • A 2nd $1,000 payment will be due by 1/15. 
  • The final balance will be added to your invoice and is due 14 days prior to your arrival.
  • A minimum $500 deposit is due at the time of registration
  • A 2nd $500 payment will be due by 1/15. 
  • The final balance will be added to your invoice and is due 14 prior to arrival.