At South Orlando Babe Ruth our mission is Rec Ball first. We participate in All Stars at the end of each Spring. We follow formal processes for the formation of the Regular Season and All Star teams.
Advanced Baseball (Also known as COBRA, Extra Baseball, etc.) is unique as it is the only time that teams can form naturally. Form naturally means there is a group of kids and coaches that come together and make a team to play extra baseball.
Our league tries to support these teams with practice space, and insurance. The rest is up to the teams to acquire uniforms, pay for registrations for COBRA, tournaments, and other.
Each season the baseball divisions may already have teams formed, invite individual players or have open tryouts to form these teams.
As a league we keep rec ball first, and we stay watchful that the Advanced Baseball teams are not hurting our CORE rec ball teams.
Advanced Baseball players, coaches, and teams do not automatically become our All Stars.
Advance Baseball teams are a good way to give those willing to invest time and effort extra baseball.