Olney Travel Baseball is very pleased to host its 7th Annual Memorial Day weekend "Walk the Plank" baseball tournament in Olney, Md. in 2012 (May 24 - May 27). We had 166 teams participate in this event in 2012 and the participant feedback was extremely positive. With the exception of the 8u age division that is open to all levels of teams due to their age, this unique tournament (unlike the "Mutiny at the Park" which is a wide open tournament) is specifically geared to second tier travel baseball teams (i.e. excluding high level A travel baseball teams). With the recent proliferation of travel baseball teams throughout the region over the past few years, it has been our experience that certain teams rarely have a legitimate opportunity to successfully compete in tournaments against high powered teams, often times getting mercied after three or four innings. Accordingly, this tournament is designed exclusively for the following types of teams: full-time travel teams that perhaps perform at about a .500 level or below in league play, organization B teams, recreational or house league all-star teams and Sunday only travel teams. Our hope is that all of the participating players will truly enjoy a very positive and competitively balanced baseball tournament experience.
Players will compete in the following age divisions (basepaths/pitching distance): 8u Kid Pitch (60/40) 9u (60/46) 10u (60/46) 11u (70/50) 12u (70/50) 13u (90/60) 14u (90/60)
The age cutoff date is April 30. However, please note the following exception for this one tournament only - so as not to exclude certain Sunday only teams we are allowing every 9u, 11u and 13u team to roster up to a maximum of 3 players that are one year older (i.e 10u, 12u or 14u) if they so desire. The intent of the exception is not to afford teams an opportunity to add ringers, but rather to ensure that older players that are currently playing on teams with a majority of younger players are not left behind.
Tournament registration fees are all inclusive...baseballs are provided and there are no gate fees, no parking fees, no cooler restrictions, etc.
Keep checking back to this website for updates leading up to and throughout the tournament!
To view a list of the teams registered to participate in "Walk the Plank VII" click on the link found above.
Walk the Plank VII - 2013 Official Tournament Rules
5-Tool Baseball has openings in their extremely popular summer 2013 week-long youth baseball camps to be held in June, July and August. This is not day-care with a little baseball thrown in, 5-Tool camps are for serious baseball players. Go to www.5toolbaseball.net for camp brochure, dates and details. Contact Al Bidwick if you have any questions (firstname.lastname@example.org or 301-260-2977).
5 - Tool Baseball Clinics Series (Fall 2012/Winter 2013)
Serious-minded baseball players looking to advance their skills in the off season and gain an edge on their competitors when spring 2013 arrives attend fall and/or winter instructional clinics at 5-Tool Baseball. Clinics are open to ball players of all ages through U18 and are designed specifically to enhance performance in hitting, defense, pitching and conditioning.
In this our 8th consecutive year of conducting clinics, 5-Tool has a proven track record in advancing its alumni to the next levels of the game. Staff includes instructors with highly successful records in coaching teams at the collegiate and high school level.
All workouts will be conducted at Champion's Field House in Rockville, Md. and players have two options to select from as follows:
Fall 2012 Sessions
Tuesdays (6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.) on 11/13, 11/27, 12/4, 12/11, 12/18 Fridays (6:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.) on 11/9, 11/16, 11/30, 12/7, 12/14 Sundays (8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.) on 11/11, 11/18, 12/2, 12/9 and 12/16
Winter 2013 Sessions
Tuesdays (6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.) on 1/15, 1/22, 1/29, 2/5, 2/12 Fridays (6:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.) on 1/11, 1/18, 1/25, 2/1, 2/8 Sundays (8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.) on 1/13, 1/20, 1/27, 2/3 and 2/10
The five-session cost to attend a fall and/or winter clinic session series is $235 for Tuesdays, $255 for Fridays and $235 for Sundays. Click on online forms (menu on left) to access registration form. Unlike our very popular week-long summer camps, space unfortunately is limited so please register at www.5toolbaseball.net as soon as possible to secure a spot.