Orlando Babe Ruth strives to inclusively grow youth baseball and softball in our community by developing young girls and boys skills, physical and mental development, respect, and love of the game through promoting growth in character and

Home
 
 
My my My my
 
 
 
 
 
 

Orlando Storm Tournament Team
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q.  What is a tournament team?
A.  A tournament team is a team of select athletes that represent our league on a team that plays in regional tournaments and events against other tournament and travel teams. We call our tournament teams the Orlando Storm!

Q.  When and where do we play games and practice?
A.  Game schedules vary based on season. Generally, we practice 1 to 2 times per week and play in a tournament event 2 times per month. Most events are in Central Florida and Greater Orlando. Our practice fields are located in the Downtown Orlando area (Trotters Park and Ben Crosby Field).

Q.  How can my child try-out for the team?
A.  Each season (Spring and Fall) try-outs are held for the tournament teams.

Q.  Will we get a uniform and equipment if we make the team?
A.  Yes. The Storm program takes great pride in the quality of our uniforms and equipment that we provide to our players. Players will typically receive a hat, jersey, pants and a belt. Players at certain age groups occasionally receive bat bags, cleats, batting gloves, cage jackets, practice shirts, and other related baseball gear.
Q. Does it cost money to play on the tournament team?
A.  Yes. The fees vary by season, but are approximately $50 to $150 for the entire season. They are significantly less than "travel" baseball teams due to our reduced costs as a league (Orlando Babe Ruth) affiliated program. All teams offer scholarships for players in financial need.

Q.  What ages can play on the tournament teams?
A.  We try to have a tournament team at all levels (6u, 8u, 9u, 10u, 11u, 12u, 13u and 15u)

Q.  Are there geographic boundaries to play for the Storm?
A.  Yes. We do have restrictions based on zip codes or the player’s school. These restrictions are established by our umbrella organization – the Babe Ruth league. For a complete list of eligible zip codes please contact or .

Q.  Do players need play in the Orlando Babe Ruth recreational league in order to play for the Storm?
A.  No. In the fall season players can play for the Storm team and not take part in the recreational league season. However, in the Spring season it is required that all Storm players must play in the recreational league.

Q.  Why should we play for the Orlando Storm?
A.  Some reasons why:

  • Costs are significantly lower than “travel” baseball teams
  • 6 well-manicured outdoor baseball fields
  • Access to multiple indoor baseball facilities
  • Former professional baseball players available for private or group lessons
  • Focus on fundamentals, team building, and making baseball fun again!
  • Automated communication system for game and practice notifications
  • All coaches undergo a complete background check

Q.  How can I find out more?
A.  Please contact   for more info or visit www.OrlandoBabeRuth.com

Check out our online store for awesome Storm gear! https://leagueathletics.com/squadlocker/store.asp?org=ORLANDOBABERUTH.COM