Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities (RBI) is a Major League Baseball initiative to increase urban and inner city youth interest and participation in baseball and softball. Locally, Brewers Community Foundation sponsors Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee through its RBI and softball program. Our RBI program was established in 2007 and in 2016, our high school senior team made it to the semi-finals of the RBI World Series in Cincinnati, Ohio.
The Clubs are proud to provide year-round access to organized baseball and softball leagues for ages 5-18. Youth members participate in clinics that develop fundamental athletic team-building skills, work to meet required academic benchmarks, and develop character and leadership skills.
RBI Baseball Travel Teams
The Clubs have 7 Travel Boys Baseball Travel Teams that allow youth ages 10-18 (Leagues and tournaments 10U –18U) to participate in competitive baseball against other regional teams. Select Travel Teams play in tournaments during the spring and summer months throughout the Midwest area. 10U- 14U teams will play ten tournaments. 15U-18U participate in 7 tournaments. Current team fees are $400. Our goal is for each team to have a maximum of 15 players. In order to operate the travel teams we depend on fees and and/or fundraising to help with uniforms, lodging, meals and travel.
RBI Select Division
The RBI Select Division is required league play for RBI baseball and softball players mandated by Major League Baseball. All players that want the chance to play in the RBI regional Tournament must participate in the Select League.
RBI Select Baseball League
The RBI Select Baseball League is open to all high school aged boys and will consist of seven teams. Games occur in June and July. Playoffs, an all-star and the final Championship games are all held the first week of July. Standout players from the Select League will be placed on the Milwaukee RBI 15U and 18U Travel teams and will participate in the RBI Regional Tournament in Indianapolis, IN.
RBI Select Fast Pitch Softball League
RBI Fast Pitch League is open to high school aged girls and will consist of four teams that will play in June and July. Playoffs, an all-star and the final Championship games are all held the first week of July. Standout players from the Select League will be placed on the Milwaukee RBI Fast Pitch on 15U and 18U Fast Pitch softball Travel teams and will participate in the RBI Regional Tournament in Indianapolis, IN.
RBI Futures League (Junior Brewers)
Our Junior Brewers RBI Futures League is open to all members of our six Legacy sites ages 10-13. We currently service 90 boys and 90 girls in this component of RBI. Programming occurs from June through July during BGC’s summer day camp.
RBI Fall Ball
RBI Fall Ball is open to youth ages 10-18 and takes place from August to October. Based on participation there will be league play at Mary Ryan or if there are not enough teams to have a league play we will have players participate as RBI teams in other Leagues.
RBI Off-Season Winter Instructional Program
Milwaukee RBI offers off-season clinics for RBI participants, primarily from the RBI Travel Teams, the opportunity to develop their strength and endurance. This off-season programming means members are gaining access to a year-round program. Our off-season not only helps players to learn how to lead healthy lifestyles and stay fit, but we also infuse social emotional learning, academic tutoring and character and leadership training. Sessions are offered from January through March with a goal to serve 100 to 125 members. RBI players currently pay a fee of $200 for this three month session to assist with the cost of indoor facilities and instructors.