The Junior Braves RBI League, presented by Delta Air Lines and powered by Mizuno, offers youth ages 5-18 the opportunity to play baseball and softball. Teams are formed in underserved neighborhoods where recreation programs are most needed.
The league is designed to increase minority youth participation and interest in the game, encourage academic achievement, develop self-esteem, teach the value of teamwork and encourage youth to engage in community service.
More than 2,000 youth participate in the League each year which is facilitated through community partnerships with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta, the YMCA of Metro Atlanta, City of Atlanta Parks and Recreation, Field of Dreams Academy, Browns Mill Softball RBI, and ATL METRO RBI.
Junior Braves RBI play begins in April and concludes in August; League activities include clinics with Braves players, umpire visits, and Junior Braves RBI Night at the ballpark. In 2017, the Braves hosted MLB's RBI Southeast Regionals with teams from Miami, Bradenton, Tampa, Montgomery, Nashville, Chattanooga, and Macon. The tournament welcomed all teams to SunTrust Park for a pre-tournament party. Pool play games ensued the following day at two local parks in Cobb County with the championship games taking place at Kennesaw State University.
Congrats to the Browns Mill Softball RBI girls and the ATL METRO RBI Senior baseball boys for winning the regional tournament and advancing to the RBI World Series in Cincinnati, OH!
If you are interested in learning how you can be a part of the league, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
I AM A JUNIOR BRAVE!
I AM CONFIDENT: I will act in a proper and effective way towards my coach, teammates, family, teachers and members of my community.
I AM A LEADER: I will guide and influence my team members in a positive direction and will help in all activities needed.
I AM A TEAM PLAYER: My actions will first and foremost benefit the team rather than just myself.
I AM HONEST: I will exhibit high character in all of my actions.
I AM A VOLUNTEER: I will serve my community by volunteering my time to make a difference.