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Robins RBI Baseball and Softball 2017
by Report submitted · June 1st, 2017

Robins RBI is a City of Robins Parks Department program for youth ages 8U to 14U. Its purpose is to provide wholesome physical activities and team skills to youth and to provide a positive experience to youth as ambassadors of the City of Robins. RBI teams must be sanctioned by Robins City Council and must agree to adhere to a Code of Conduct. RBI is not a league and teams are to independently schedule their own games, but provide Robins-area youth an opportunity to identify with their community and to utilize the City's baseball and softball facilities at South Troy Park.

RBI community businesses, Robins Civic Club, and individuals sponsor RBI along with one annual fundraising tournament. All funds go toward development of fields, purchasing equipment and paying RBI expenses. This year's annual tournament hosted 17 area teams and was held May 20-21 at Fross Field in Centerpoint because of the Main Street construction.

RBI is in its third year and has grown to include three boys' baseball teams and one girls' softball team. Parents who are interested in coaching and helping to form boys' and/or girls' teams for 2018 are encouraged to contact JP Swanson at (319) 573-9122 or Louie Ervin at (319) 560-3092 as soon as possible.

Tryouts for 2018 teams for 8U and 9U teams will be held Saturday, June 17, 2017, from 10 to 11:30 a.m., Diamond #2, at South Troy Park (700 S. Troy Rd.). A rain date is scheduled for Monday, June 19, from 6 to 7 p.m., same location. Youth may try out to "play up" one year; that is, a youth 7 years old as of April 1, 2018, can try out for an 8U team and similarly for 8U playing up at 9U.

Tryout preference will be given to youth who are residents of Robins and to youth within the Robins area who attend schools with Robins youth; that is such as youth who attend school at Westfield, Oak Ridge, Nixon, Hiawatha, Alburnett, or area parochial/private schools and home schools.
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