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The Ripken Experience Myrtle Beach, SC. Patrick Burns. Contents . The facility Tournaments Internship duties Experiences Suggestions. Ripken Baseball Headquarters in Aberdeen, MD Main facility is Myrtle Beach location Opened in 2006 8 fields FieldTurf. Fields .

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contents
Contents
  • The facility
  • Tournaments
  • Internship duties
  • Experiences
  • Suggestions
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Ripken Baseball

    • Headquarters in Aberdeen, MD
    • Main facility is Myrtle Beach location
      • Opened in 2006
      • 8 fields
      • FieldTurf
fields
Fields
  • Named/modeled after old ballparks
    • Ebbets Field (New York)
    • Polo Grounds (New York)
    • Griffith Field (Washington D.C.)
    • Duncan Field (Spartanburg, SC)
    • Navin Field (Tiger Stadium – Detroit)
    • Westside Grounds (Chicago)
    • Huntington Park (Boston)
    • Shibe Park (Philadelphia)
tournaments
Tournaments
  • Spring, summer, & fall
    • Summer is busiest time
      • Ten consecutive ‘week-long’ tournaments
    • Different age groups
    • Range from 10s to 16s
    • Competes with Cooperstown Dreams Park
tournament operations intern
Tournament Operations Intern
  • Acted as a Tournament Official
    • Bulk of the internship
  • Helped ensure tournament efficiency
  • Worked with the grounds crew
  • Assisted main staff with various tasks
  • Opening Ceremonies
    • Sundays
    • Everyone is at facility
    • Various duties
tournament official
Tournament Official
  • Operated scoreboard (if necessary)
  • Announced player names
  • Music (walk-up & between innings)
  • Trivia
  • Promoting sponsors
  • Managing online website
  • Keeping track of time
    • 2 hour time limit (Mon – Wed)
  • The ‘authority’
experience
Experience
  • Open to travel
  • Out of comfort zone
    • Getting on the microphone
    • Constant interaction with strangers
  • Services and hospitality
    • Vacation time for families
  • Meet people from all over
    • Interns and teams
    • Teams from Australia, Canada, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands
improvements
Improvements?
  • Tournaments
    • Very well organized and run
  • Intern experience
    • Learn more about the business aspect of the facility
    • Better use of social media
advice
Advice
  • Do what interests you
  • Don’t be afraid to get out of comfort zone
  • Teamwork Online
  • No regrets
    • Don’t look back and wonder “What if?”
    • Big factor in my choice to intern at Ripken
    • Enjoyed my summer
thank you
Thank You!

Questions?