How to Register for 2017 Summer League

How to Register for 2017 Summer League

  1. Go to http://rbiaustin.leagueapps.com/leagues.
  2. Select the appropriate League division for your child.
    • For example, if you have a 4 year-old boy or girl, choose 6U T-Ball. If you have a 9 year-old girl, choose 10U Softball.
  3. Select Register.
  4. Create or log in to your Parent Account–   once a Parent Account is created, you will be able to register for the Summer League and other RBI events and programs.
  5. Child Info: enter your child’s information.
  6. Register: Enter discount code (if applicable), additional player info, check off online waiver.
  7. Payment Details: if choosing to pay online, enter payment info. Or click “Pay Later”.
  8. Once you have completed these steps, you will be directed to a final screen where you can either add another child or finalize your registration.

If you have any questions, please email daniel.reyna@rbiaustin.org or call 512.905.1300.

That’s it – let’s play some ball!

Winter Camp Recap

Winter Camp Recap

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Future big leaguers, scouts, and front office executives…

On Saturday, December 10th, RBI Austin held its third annual Winter Camp at Concordia University Texas. This event brings together talented high school players, college baseball coaches, and MLB scouts for a day of learning and competition.

Winter Camp emphasizes the importance of higher education and helps provide opportunities for youth to maximize their potential in baseball and life. The event included defensive skills work, bullpens, 60-yard dash, hitting, live game scrimmage along with instruction on college readiness, career opportunities in baseball, and faith.

This year’s camp featured 88 top high school players, including our top RBI Austin players, Astros RBI players, and players from as far south as Corpus Christi and as far north as Belton.

Nine collegiate programs and three MLB clubs were represented at Winter Camp. Round Rock Express President Chris Almendarez, Hendrix College Baseball Coach and former St. Louis Cardinals prospect Collin Radack, and Chicago Cubs Scout Kevin Ellis gave inspirational messages to the players.

Huge thanks to the players, college coaches, MLB scouts, and Concordia University Texas for making this day a great success!

Check out the 2016 Winter Camp photos
More info about Winter Camp

Special Announcement — 2017 RBI Austin Benefit

Special Announcement — Augie Garrido to be recognized at 2017 RBI Austin Benefit

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We’re pleased to announce that Augie Garrido — Longhorn Legend and the winningest coach in college baseball history — will be recognized at the 2017 RBI Austin Benefit, Now at Bat.

Accumulating 1,975 wins as a coach since 1969 — including 20 years at the University of Texas — the five-time National Champion coach has left a legacy in the sport. We are thrilled to recognize Coach Garrido and the great impact he has had on baseball in Austin and around the country.

Will you join Coach Garrido, Reckless Kelly, and other special guests in support of our RBI kids on January 19th at the JW Marriott?

Event Details HERE

Buy Seats, Table, or Sponsorship View 2017 Sponsorship Brochure

Launching Going, Going, Give!

Today we launch Going, Going, Give — our year-end giving contest to support our RBI kids!

Have you ever wondered what your support goes to? Each dollar given to RBI Austin goes to support kids in inner-city Austin.

Kids like Jalen, Victoria, and Walter. Watch HERE

Today marks the kick-off of Going, Going, Give — a time to raise money to support even more RBI Austin kids! You generously gave last year, enabling us to grow to:

  • 853 kids (684 last year)
  • 62 mentor/mentee matches (35 last year)
  • 59 baseball/softball teams (47 last year)

This year’s Going, Going, Give goal is $68,957, and we’re asking for your help to meet that goal by December 31st. Your support will enable RBI Austin to eclipse 1,000 kids for the first time next year!

Learn more about Going, Going, Give (including the prizes!) here or by downloading this PDF.

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What a summer!

What a summer!

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Austin Mayor Steve Adler, Round Rock Express General Manager Tim Jackson and President Chris Almendarez, and Olympian Cat Osterman congratulate our Jr. RBI League MVPs on a great summer season during Closing Ceremonies at Triple-A for a Day!

The 2016 RBI Austin Summer Season has wrapped up, and it was one to celebrate! With 819 kids playing on 59 teams (up from 656 kids on 47 teams in 2015), this was our biggest summer yet. Overall, the summer comprised of 375 games and we cannot thank enough our amazing RBI parents, partners, and 348 volunteers for their crucial role in this season’s success!

In addition to the summer league and playoffs for Jr. RBI (girls ages 4-14, boys ages 4 – 12) and RBI (boys ages 13-18), many relationships were formed among players, parents, families, coaches, and mentors.

Jr. RBI Recap

Our 45 Jr. RBI teams enjoyed a fun summer on and off the diamond. The season ended on Saturday, August 6th with six teams being crowned 2016 Jr. RBI Champions, capped off by our Closing Ceremonies at the annual Triple-A for A Day festivities at Mabson Field. Mayor Steve Adler and Olympian Cat Osterman recognized our Team and League MVPs, and the Round Rock Express brought their game day entertainment to the final two championship games.

Make sure and check out our latest Facebook albums for photos of RBI Austin Day at Dell Diamond, Triple-A for A Day, Jr. RBI Championship Games, and Team Photos.

Congrats to all the Jr. RBI kids and coaches for a wonderful season of baseball and softball, and big thanks to the families, volunteers, and league partners for your wonderful involvement and support this summer!

We’ll be back in action with baseball and softball clinics in the spring! If you’re interested in your child playing baseball or softball this fall, check out these local leagues.

RBI Recap

Our 2016 RBI division consisted of 14 teams playing at 10 local high school fields. Growing in skill, character, and forming lasting relationships, the summer season was a great success for our high school players.

On Saturday, July 9th, the RBI Austin 15U and 18U championship games took place with the RBI Mavericks winning the 15U championship and the RBI Thunder taking home the 18U crown. Check out the RBI Championship photos here.

This summer, RBI Austin’s 15U & 18U Regional teams competed in local select tournaments and then in the MLB RBI Southwest Regional tournament in New Orleans from July 14th-17th. 2016 marked the first year of the RBI Southwest Regional taking place in New Orleans.

The New Orleans MLB Urban Youth Academy hosted the tournament, and our RBI Austin teams competed with some of the top talent in the Southwest. Highlights included our 15U team’s 7-5 victory over Baton Rouge RBI and our 18U team’s 13-5 victory over Northwest Houston RBI.  Check out photos from the RBI Southwest Regional tournament here.

Major League Baseball hosts the MLB RBI National tournament every year with regional champions earning a berth to the RBI World Series. Since 2013, there have been more than 40 RBI players selected in the MLB Draft, more than half of whom have played in the RBI World Series.

While the cleats are hung up for the summer, several of our players will be participating in our Prospect Development Program this fall. For more information about the Prospect Development Program, please email Michael Galvan at michael.galvan@rbiaustin.org.

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Sincere thanks to all the kids, families, and volunteers who made this summer a great one! We are grateful for the RBI Austin family and look forward to seeing you around!

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Jr. RBI Closing Ceremonies & Triple-A For a Day on August 6th!

Jr. RBI Closing Ceremonies at Triple-A for a Day on August 6th!


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Round Rock Express and RBI Austin Team Up for Fourth Annual “Triple-A for a Day”

Express to bring Dell Diamond’s Game Atmosphere to Austin Baseball Non-Profit

ROUND ROCK, Texas –For the fourth year in a row, the Round Rock Express are set to team up with RBI Austin to present “Triple-A for a Day,” bringing Dell Diamond’s one-of-a-kind atmosphere to RBI Austin’s 14U softball and 12U baseball championships.

The pair of games will be held on Saturday, August 6 at Downs Mabson Field in East Austin. The 14U softball game is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. while the 12U baseball game will follow at 8:00 p.m. RBI Austin will recognize league MVPs and other award winners during Closing Ceremonies between the two contests, complete with special guest Austin Mayor Steve Adler. Triple-A for a Day is open to the public and free to attend. All are invited to enjoy the festivities.

In an effort to replicate the game atmosphere at Dell Diamond, the Express will bring many fan favorites to Mabson Field, including “the fastest chickens in Texas,” rowdy time and much more. Olympian and four-time All-American athlete Cat Osterman is set to throw out the ceremonial first pitch.

For the first time in the event’s history, Triple-A for a Day will be included as an official MLB Play Ball function. Play Ball is a nationwide partnership between Major League Baseball and USA Baseball to encourage everyone to get out and play.

The Express hope this game will provide RBI Austin athletes, their families and the community with the opportunity to watch baseball in a fun and unique setting they would not normally experience. “We are so excited to continue the Triple-A for a Day program in 2016. To be able to offer an once-in-a-lifetime, big-league experience to the RBI athletes and their families is special for us,” Round Rock Express General Manager Tim Jackson said. “What RBI Austin has developed over the last five years has been truly amazing. From their mentor programs to their passion for the game of baseball, the impact they’re making in Austin will be long lasting and we are proud to be part of it.”

Admission is free and open to the public.

Here’s a look at “Triple-A for A Day” from previous years: Triple-A for A Day!

About RBI Austin – Launched in 2011, RBI Austin exists to engage and develop inner-city Austin youth athletically, academically and spiritually, empowering them to lead the transformation of their communities. RBI Austin is the only Austin affiliate of MLB’s Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities program (RBI) and is part of local non-profit the For the City Network. RBI Austin serves over 800 inner-city boys and girls through low-cost baseball and softball leagues, free clinics and year-round mentoring.

About Round Rock Express Baseball – Round Rock Express Baseball Club is in its 17th season and its sixth as Triple-A affiliate of the Texas Rangers. The franchise was founded by Ryan Sanders Baseball – an ownership group spearheaded by Reid Ryan, son of Baseball Hall of Famer Nolan Ryan and is now led by CEO Reese Ryan. The Express began as the Double-A affiliate of the Houston Astros in 2000 and moved to the Triple-A Pacific Coast League in 2005, remaining an Astros affiliate through the 2010 season. Round Rock has established numerous attendance records at Dell Diamond and has remained in the top five in total attendance in all of Minor League Baseball 15 of the past 16 seasons. The Express won the 2011 PCL American Southern Division title and the 2015 American Conference championship.

Again, here are the details:

What: Jr. RBI Closing Ceremonies at Triple-A For A Day with big league entertainment from the Round Rock Express! Award presentations, championship games, special guests, and fun for the whole family!
When: Saturday, August 6th from 5 – 10pm
Where: Mabson Field, 2812 East 12th Street, Austin, TX
Etc.: Admission is free, and any and all are invited!

See you at Mabson Field on Saturday, August 6th!

2016 Jr. RBI Player Rates

2017 Jr. RBI Player Rates

Summer is right around the corner, and RBI Austin registration is now open! We are excited for another fun summer of baseball and softball!

Like last year, we are pleased to announce RBI Austin’s partnership with Austin ISD and how this partnership will benefit AISD students this summer.

Since RBI Austin began in 2010 as part of of Major League Baseball’s RBI (Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities) Program, we have strived to focus on the area that the RBI acronym suggests: the inner city! This focus has directed our mission of engaging and developing inner-city youth through baseball, softball, and long-term mentoring, empowering them to lead the transformation of their communities. RBI Austin has grown from 22 kids in 2010 to 853 kids last year, and as we continue to expand our reach, we want to ensure that our primary focus remains!

Because of this and in partnership with AISD, we have created a new Jr. RBI fee structure with two rates effective for the summer season: a player rate for Austin ISD students and a player rate for other students.

Player rate for Austin ISD students: For Austin ISD students, the rate will be $10 for Jr. RBI participants (boys and girls ages 4 – 12).

Player rate for other students: For students not attending an Austin ISD school, the rate will be $100 for Jr. RBI participants (boys and girls ages 4 – 12). If a family wishes to be considered for the AISD player rate, an application can be completed by clicking here (awarded based on financial need and availability).

As always, we will continue to welcome children and families from around the area who want to be a part of reviving baseball and softball in inner-city Austin. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us at amanda.jackson@rbiaustin.org or 512-537-7105.

Thanks for your continued support of RBI Austin. We look forward to another great year of reviving baseball and softball in inner-city Austin!

2016 Benefit Banquet — Auction Items

2016 Benefit Banquet — Auction Items

We are excited for this Friday’s sold-out Benefit Banquet at the Hyatt Regency Austin, featuring A.J. Hinch, Huston Street, and other special guests — all to benefit our RBI Austin kids!

This year we will have silent and live auctions. To whet your bidding appetite, here is a sneak preview at a few of our auction items:

Live Auction Featured Items

  • All-Inclusive Stay at Travaasa Experiential Resort
  • Roger Clemens Autographed Yankees Jersey
  • UT Football Ultimate Tailgate with Huston Street and MLB players
  • Four Nights at Beautiful Lake Austin Waterfront Estate
  • Boston Red Sox / Fenway Park VIP Experience
  • Grammy Award-Winning Reckless Kelly VIP Artist Experience + Round Rock Express Owner’s Experience

Silent Auction Featured Items

  • Austin City Limits Music Featival Three-Day Passes
  • Tapatio Springs Two-Night Stay + Round of Golf
  • Cabo Bob’s Catered Taco Bar for 20
  • Frio River Cabin Two-Night Stay
  • James Avery Jewelry
  • Austin City Limits Live Bonnie Raitt Concert Tickets
  • Movie and museum passes
  • Gift certificates and autographed memorabilia

These are just a selection of the great items available!

Happy bidding — see you Friday!

That’s a wrap!

That’s a wrap!

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The 2015 RBI Austin Summer Season has come to a close! It has been an incredible few months with thrilling games and many friendships formed between players, families, coaches, and volunteers.

Across our Jr. RBI (ages 4-12) and RBI (ages 13-18) divisions, we had a total of 656 kids playing on 47 teams led by 192 volunteers. This was our biggest summer yet, filled with lots of baseball, softball, and fun!

Jr. RBI Recap

Our 34 Jr. RBI teams enjoyed a fun summer of growing on and off the diamond. The season ended on Saturday, August 8th with six teams being crowned 2015 Jr. RBI Champions, capped of by our annual Triple-A For A Day festivities.

Make sure and check out our latest Facebook albums for photos of Triple-A For A Day, Jr. RBI Championship Games, and Team Photos.

Congrats to all the Jr. RBI kids and families for a wonderful year of baseball and softball! Huge thanks to the families and volunteers for your great encouragement and support this summer. Without y’all, none of this is possible!

We’ll be back in action with baseball and softball clinics in the spring! If you’re interested in your child playing baseball or softball this fall, check out these local leagues.

RBI Recap

Our 2015 RBI division (ages 13 – 18) consisted of 13 teams playing at eight local high school fields. Growing in skill, character, and forming lasting relationships, the summer season was a great success for our high school players.

On Saturday, July 18th, the RBI Austin 15U and 18U championship games were played at Concordia University’s Tornado Field for the first time. Coach Boggs and Concordia Baseball made it a wonderful and memorable experience for our players! Check out the RBI Championship photos here.

For the fourth consecutive year, RBI Austin’s 15U & 18U All Star teams competed in the RBI Southwest Regional tournament in Houston on July 23rd – 26th. Major League Baseball hosts the tournament every year with the regional champions earning a berth to the RBI World Series. 

Since 2013, there have been more than 40 RBI players selected in the MLB Draft, more than half of whom have played in the RBI World Series. Last year, RBI Austin’s 15U team won the Regional, sending RBI Austin to its first ever RBI World Series.

This year, for the first time in RBI Austin history, both our 15U & 18U teams advanced to their respective RBI Southwest Regional championship games. Each team won pivotal games against tough New Orleans RBI squads to advance to the championship games.

After losing to Houston Astros RBI 4 – 3 in extra innings in pool play, our 18U team got another shot at Houston in the championship game, but fell 5-0. In a rematch of last year’s 15U Regional championship game, our 15U team played Houston Astros RBI in the championship game again this year, but lost 6 – 1.

While the cleats are hung up for the summer, many of our RBI players will be participating in our Player Development Programs this fall, seeking to grow in faith, life skills, and college readiness. For more information about PDP, please email daniel.reyna@rbiaustin.org.

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Sincere thanks to all the kids, families, and volunteers who made this summer one to remember! We are grateful for the RBI Austin family and look forward to seeing you around!

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Triple-A For A Day is on August 8th

Triple-A For A Day is on August 8th!
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Round Rock Express and RBI Austin Host Third Annual “Triple-A For A Day”

Express brings Dell Diamond Game Atmosphere to Austin Baseball Non-Profit

ROUND ROCK, Texas – The Round Rock Express promotional staff has teamed up with RBI Austin for the third year in a row to bring a big league atmosphere to the RBI Austin 12U Baseball and Softball championship games. The two championship games will be held Saturday, August 8 at Downs Mabson Field, located at 2812 E. 12th St. Pregame ceremonies kick off the event at 5:45 p.m. followed by the softball final at 6:05 p.m. and the baseball championship game at 8:05 p.m. Fans are encouraged to stay between games for the 7:45 p.m. ceremonial presentations.

The Express will bring all the “good ol’ fashioned fun” fans expect at Dell Diamond to Downs Mabson Field. Pregame activities will include the RBI Austin Alumni recognition and a ceremonial first pitch by Olympian and four time All-American athlete, Cat Osterman. In-game entertainment will feature Dell Diamond staples such as Dizzy Bat, the Chicken Dance, and more over the course of the two championship games.

The Express hopes this game will provide RBI Austin athletes, their families, and the community with the opportunity to watch baseball in a fun and unique setting they would not normally experience.

“The opportunity to bring our brand of baseball to the backyards of RBI kids and their families has made this annual event one of the more heartfelt community initiatives for our staff,” said Express Assistant General Manager Tim Jackson. “Through both baseball and mentorship, the incredible growth of RBI Austin since its inception in 2011 is a true testament to the impact it has in the East Austin community. We’re thrilled to continue our partnership with RBI Austin and are proud to call Matt and his staff a part of our baseball family.”

The games will feature the 12 and under age division for both baseball and softball championships. Admission to the game is free.

Here’s a look at “Triple-A For A Day” from previous years: Triple-A For A Day!

For more information on the Express, visit www.RoundRockExpress.com or call (512) 255-2255. Keep up with the Express on Facebook and Twitter!

Again, here are the details:

What: Triple-A For A Day with the Round Rock Express and RBI Austin, including baseball and softball championship games and fun for the whole family!
When: Saturday, August 8th from 6 – 10pm
Where: Mabson Field, 2812 East 12th Street, Austin, TX
Etc.: Admission is free and any and all are invited!

See you at Mabson Field on Saturday, August 8th!