Interested players are invited to try out for BAA's travel baseball teams. Select travel teams represent BAA in a more competitive setting. Our teams play against very talented players in the Montgomery County Baseball Association (MCBA) and Mid-Atlantic Baseball Association (MABA) leagues, and players can expect to grow accordingly in baseball skills.
Coaches look for the most qualified players in each division to represent BAA, to insure we field competitive teams. During tryouts, coaches evaluate fundamental baseball skills, situational playing skills, focus, attitude, discipline and team playing skills. Players chosen participate in fall league games starting in September and ending in late October. There will be late winter training beginning in January or February, then spring league games start in April, followed by a playoff series in June. The select travel teams may also play in some form of tournament during the spring and summer.
Coaches have the discretion to increase roster sizes in the fall to accommodate players who participate in other fall sports (football and soccer). Each individual coach will work with parents in regard to expectations for practice and games during the fall season. Coaches will decide, following the fall season, whether tryouts are warranted for the next spring season. Please be aware that a spot on the fall roster does not guarantee a roster spot in the spring.
Players will be expected to make practices and games their first priority during the spring season. There will be no guarantees of playing time in games. It should be noted that spring select travel team play is not generally compatible with other activities/sports and should be considered a full time commitment due to the heavy schedule demands. Our teams must have player and parent commitment to ensure a competitive program.
Cost of select travel baseball, which is significantly higher than recreational league, includes indoor winter training, uniforms, and league and tournament fees. Travel team coaches can provide specific information about costs.
Anyone is eligible to try out for select travel teams representing BAA. Eligibility for the spring 2013 season is based on birthdates listed below.
9U - All participants must have been born on or after 5/01/03. Contact: Jody Venkatesan, firstname.lastname@example.org.
10U - All participants must have been born on or after 5/01/02. Contact: Chris Fogleman, CFogleman@gleason-law.com or 301-802-3185.
11U - All participants must have been born on or after 5/01/01. Contact: Tom Egan at email@example.com, 301-384-8451 or 301-384-5857. Our 11U program has our Storm "A" team and our Thunder "B" team. Pleaswe indicate your team of interest (or both_ in any e-mail correspondence.
12U - All participants must have been born on or after 5/01/00. Contact: John Skipper, firstname.lastname@example.org or 301-529-4622. Our 12U program has our Storm "A" team and our Bandits "B" team. Pleaswe indicate your team of interest (or both_ in any e-mail correspondence.
13U - All participants must have been born on or after 5/01/99. Contact: Kelly Ferreira, email@example.com.
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