Arizona Diamondbacks RBI is a free youth outreach program, supported by Nike, for children ages 5-18. The program is designed to increase participation and interest in baseball and softball, encourage academic achievement and teach the value of teamwork.
The D-backs RBI program was launched in 2020 under Major League Baseball's Jr. RBI recreational program. The mission is to re-introduce, revive and rebuild interest and participation in baseball and softball among underserved youth in partnership with the Boys & Girls Clubs.
The D-backs Jr. RBI program introduces youth under the age of 12 to baseball, with a focus on the fundamentals. The program is free to all participants and takes place one day a week, at Boys & Girls Clubs across Metro Phoenix.
Participants will enjoy clinics through the seven-week camp, hosted by the D-backs Baseball Academy; receive a beginner baseball glove, an invitation to D-backs Jr. RBI Night and the opportunity to participate in MLB programs such as Pitch, Hit & Run and the Jr. Home Run Derby.
Participating Boys & Girls Clubs Locations:
- Bob Bove Branch
- Jerry Colangelo Branch
- Grant Woods Branch
- Guadalupe Branch
- MLB All-Star D-backs Branch: A Kieckhefer Family Legacy
- Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church
Some of life's greatest lessons can be learned on a sports field. Leadership, teamwork, perseverance, and sportsmanship can be taught alongside great coaches, mentors, teammates and friends.
The Arizona Diamondbacks are proud to stand beside Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church to create a memorable and meaningful baseball outreach and training event targeting aspiring young athletes. The D-backs RBI Program offers free baseball and softball clinics for boys and girls age 6-16.
RBI CLINIC – SATURDAY, JUNE 19, 2021
Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church & D-backs RBI Clinic
Location: Randy Johnson Field at Eastlake Park
1549 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix, AZ 85034
For Summer 2021, D-backs RBI Program plans to adapt to the public health risk that COVID-19 presents to our campers, their families, and our staff. Our policies may change to align with current recommendations from the CDC and WHO.
Please see below for our Summer 2021 COVID-19 protocols.
We ask that you stay vigilant in monitoring you camper(s) for any signs of illness including, but not limited to:
- Fever of 100.4 or higher
- Shortness of Breath
- Difficulty Breathing
- Cold-like symptoms (cough, runny nose, etc.)
- Sore Throat
- Muscle Pains
- New loss of taste or smell
- Any other symptom that is listed by the CDC as a potential sign of COVID-19
If your camper is exhibiting any of the above symptoms, or is showing other signs of illness, we require that you keep your camper home until the following conditions have been met:
- He/she has had a negative COVID-19 test; OR
- Has been free of fever and/or any fever-reducing medication for seventy-two (72) hours, other symptoms have improved, and at least ten (10) days have passed since symptoms first appeared.
In addition, we require that you to keep your camper(s) home if they have been in contact with someone who has tested positive for coronavirus or if someone in the household has any of the signs of illness listed above.
We also ask that if your camper tests positive for COVID-19 during the duration of camp, you alert us as soon as possible.
Campers and camper families who have recently traveled outside their local community are required to follow applicable state and local guidelines regarding post-travel quarantine and testing. To find the most accurate guidelines for your state and locality, please refer to the CDC website.
Upon drop-off, it is required for all individuals to wear a mask, unless fully vaccinated.
Your camper will be screened for symptoms of COVID-19 upon arrival. Part of this screening will include a temperature check using a non-contact forehead thermometer. If your camper's temperature is 100.4 degree or higher, he/she will not able to join us at camp.
We will maintain social distancing measures to ensure a contact-free check-in process.
We will provide your camper with hand sanitizer upon arrival. If there are any allergies that we need to be aware of, please let us know.
We will have proper PPE available for all staff and campers on site, unless fully vaccinated.
In addition to our hydration and sunscreen breaks, we will take breaks to either wash hands or administer hand sanitizer to campers.
Campers will not be allowed to share water bottles, and we encourage you to pack enough water for the day if you are uncomfortable.
- Please note these hydration stations will be cleaned and sanitized daily for the safety of your camper and our staff.
Staff and campers will maintain a social distance of 6 feet. If social distancing cannot be achieved in small areas due to restricted occupancy, staff will regulate occupancy and require campers to wear masks, unless fully vaccinated.
Camp staff will wear face masks at all times regardless of distance, unless fully vaccinated.
Campers will be required to bring a mask to camp each day (if not fully vaccinated). Campers will be required to wear masks during check-in (if not fully vaccinated) and when social distancing of 6 feet between individuals and/or assigned groups cannot be maintained.
Campers will not be required to wear face masks during gameplay or if there is extreme heat.
If a camper forgets his/her mask, one will be provided on-site.
D-backs Jr. RBI will follow all facility-specific guidelines on face masks.
During sessions, gameplay
We will sanitize/wipe down equipment.
Campers are required to use their own gloves.
If physical contact occurs during a game or drill, we will provide campers with hand sanitizer as soon as the play is over.
We will routinely clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces throughout the camp day.
We will use daily checklists to ensure that all equipment, surfaces, and restrooms are sanitized before the start of the next camp day.
We will use products that are EPA-approved for use against COVID-19 and we will follow manufacturer's instructions related to safe storage, concentration, contact time, and protective equipment for all cleaning and disinfection.
If a camper begins to manifest symptoms of a potential COVID-19 infection while at camp, we will contact his/her parent/guardian immediately in accordance with camp communication protocol. If, in the judgment of our leadership staff, the camper is exhibiting serious symptoms necessitating further emergency action, we will proactively seek additional medical assistance in addition to contacting the designated parent/guardian.
We will keep any camper suspected of COVID-19 infection isolated in a designated area and attended to by a limited number of trained staff while the camper awaits pick up.
We will activate substantial additional sanitization protocol to clean and disinfect any surfaces and objects prior to allowing campers back in any area inhabited by a camper suspected of coronavirus infection.
If we receive notice from a parent/guardian of a confirmed or presumptive case of COVID-19 amongst our campers, we will follow these procedures:
- Directly contact families of campers who were in immediate contact with the camper in question.
- Notify campers who were not believed to be in direct contact with the camper, but attended the same week of programming.
If your enrolled camper’s session is canceled or rescheduled due to COVID-19, we will communicate all updates based on local health guidelines.