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Announcing: 2014 "Walk the Plank VIII" Tournament
Friday, May 23rd - Monday, May 26th
Registration is now open - click on Online Forms on the left menu to register your team(s).
5-Tool Baseball and Olney Travel Baseball are very pleased to once again host the 8th Annual "Walk the Plank" Memorial Day Baseball Classic tournament in 2014 (May 23 - May 26). We had 192 teams participate in this event in 2013 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 several years, it has become apparent that many teams rarely have a legitimate opportunity to successfully compete in tournaments against high powered travel teams; often times getting mercied after three or four innings of play. Accordingly, the Walk the Plank tournament is geared specifically for the following types of teams: (1) full-time travel teams that perform at about a .500 level or below in their own league play, (2) organization B teams, (3) recreational or house league all-star teams (4) Sunday only travel teams or (5) travel teams that have never come close to winning a highly competitive tournament. Our hope is that all of the participating players will truly enjoy a very positive and competitively balanced baseball tournament experience.
Teams compete in one of the following age divisions (basepaths/pitching distance):
8u Kid Pitch (60/40)
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!
For teams requiring lodging for the event, arrangements have been made with several hotels in the county to reserve rooms for guests of the "Walk the Plank VIII" tournament You can stay wherever you like of course. But, if you want to be assured of contacting a hotel with rooms available and get a detailed description about a particular hotel, click on the link below.
The Conference and Visitors Bureau of Montgomery County, Maryland, Inc. is pleased to assist teams in securing hotels rooms for the upcoming tournament.
Click on the link below to view the available hotels.
Mutiny on Twitter:
In an effort to further enhance tournament related communications this weekend and attempt to keep everyone fully informed we are on Twitter. A twitter account is set up for the 2014 “Mutiny at the Park” tournament. Anyone with a mobile phone (with texting capability) can receive tournament updates on their handset. It is very easy to activate your access to tournament related “tweets”. You do not need a twitter account and you can do it in a matter of seconds. Simply send a text message to 40404 and type in follow Mutiny2014 in the message field. Note: M is capitalized and there is a space after follow, but not between Mutiny and 2014. If you no longer want to receive text messages just send a text message to 40404 againand type in unfollow Mutiny2014 in the message field and you will no longer receive tournament texts. Note that only important messages (if any) will be tweeted, not game results.
This tournament website will be updated with game results and all important updates throughout the weekend. Twitter is simply one additional way for folks to receive important messages (if any) especially if you don’t have access to the internet.
5-Tool Baseball 2014 5-Day Summer Camp Dates
(Monday - Friday 9 a.m. - 4:00 p.m./OBGC Community Park)
June 16 - June 20
June 23 - June 27
July 7 - July 11
July 21 - July 25
August 4 - August 8
August 11 - August 15 (fall pre-season tune-up week)
Registration is OPEN - simply click on the link below to register for 2014 summer camps through www.OBGC.com:
5 - Tool Baseball Clinics Series (Fall 2014/Winter 2015)
Serious-minded baseball players looking to advance their skills in the off season and gain an edge on their competitors when spring 2015 arrives attend fall and/or winter instructional clinics at 5-Tool Baseball. Clinics are open to ball players of all ages through 15u and are designed specifically to enhance performance in hitting, defense, pitching and conditioning.
In this our 10th 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 Raider's Edge Indoor Training Facility in Gaithersburg, Md. and players have the following options to select from:
Fall 2014 Sessions
Fridays (6:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.) on 11/7, 11/14, 11/21, 12/5, 12/12
Sundays (8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.) on 11/9, 11/16, 11/23, 12/7, 12/14
Winter 2015 Sessions
Tuesdays (6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.) on 1/20, 1/27, 2/3 2/10, 2/17
Fridays (6:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.) on 1/16, 1/23, 1/30, 2/6, 2/13
Sundays (8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.) on 1/18, 1/25, 2/1, 2/8 and 2/15
The five-session cost to attend a fall and/or winter clinic session series is $280 for Fridays and $250 for Sundays and Tuesdays. 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.
Questions? - contact Al Bidwick at firstname.lastname@example.org or 301-924-6480 (x250).
12th Annual "Mutiny at the Park" 2014 Tournament Update:
April 5 - 6, 2014 for 8u, 9u, 11u (Elite), 11u (Open), 13u (Elite) and 13u (Open)
Congratulations to the following 2014 tournament champions:
8u Division - Olney Pirates
9u Division - Olney Pirates
11u Elite Division - Olney Pirates
11u Open Division - BCC Big Train
13u Elite Division - Severna Park Green Hornets
13u Open Division - Maryland Warrriors
April 12 - 13, 2014 for 10u, 12u (Elite), 12u (Open) and 14u
10u Division - Maryland Warriors
12u Elite Division - LOUYAA Bears Silver
12u Open Division - WV Athletics
14u Division - Maryland Warriors