The Cooperstown Tournament - What's It All About?
Every summer, the Riverside-Bradford Baseball League selects a group of 12 year old ballplayers to represent the league in a tournament at the Cooperstown Dreams Park in Cooperstown, NY. Located on 105 acres just four miles south of the Baseball Hall of Fame, the Cooperstown Dreams Park features six lit fields, housing in a baseball village, and private clubhouses for the participating teams. Players have the opportunity to compete against teams from all over the country in an area recognized as the birthplace of baseball.
As you might imagine, equipping and sending a team to the tournament is an expensive proposition. The coach of the team, along with a large group of volunteers, work tirelessly to sponsor fundraising events to help defray the cost of participating in the tournament. These fundraisers typically include a Home Run Derby, a golf tournament, tag days, sponsoring refreshment sales, and more.
If you would like to help the team to participate in this fantastic experience, please consider making a contribution. All donations are welcomed and are very much appreciated.
Cooperstown Team FAQ's:
Q: Who is eligible to participate?
A: Eligible participants may not turn 13 before May 1st.
Q: Who coaches the team?
The RB Board of Directors selects the coach for the team. The procedure for selecting the coach outlines how that process works. For the 2017 year, Coach and staff will be coaching the team.
The team went 4-2 in pool play and was seeded 44th out of 104 teams for the tournament during Week #12 (August 20, 2016 – August 26, 2015). The RB Community is very proud of our 2016 team and how well they represented our league.
Click here to see the 2015 Cooperstown Results from week #11
Click here to see more Cooperstown photos