TRAVEL BASEBALL - home of the Eagles
Players interested in trying out for a Travel Team should contact the appropriate team manager listed below, or visit that team's individual website.
The Travel program provides highly competitive games for players in our Club who have significant ability and who are willing to try-out for our Travel teams. The goal of the Travel program is to challenge these kids to improve their playing ability beyond the typical recreational level so that our Club can consistently produce top quality players for high school and beyond. Managers at this level will be selected based on their experience and training, and teams will set goals of playing in at least 30 games, composed of regular season and tournament games. Because of the additional costs associated with Travel baseball (league fees, umpire fees, uniform costs, etc.), Travel players are required to raise additional funds for the Club beyond the standard registration fee and regular fundraising activities.
Please see the FAQ at the bottom of this page, or contact the VP-Travel or a team manager for more information.
2020 TRAVEL TEAMS
If you are interested in a vacant team, please contact the VP-Travel.
|Manager||Contact Info||Team Info|
|8U Gold||Micheal Tewey|
|9U Gold||Matt Dixon||coachdixonbaseball14 @gmail.com|
|10U Gold||Steve Kendall||s.kendall110 @gmail.com|
|11U Gold||Doug Smith||dsmith @krakynsports.com|
|11U Black|| Matt Dixon
|12U Gold||Paul Hilton||ph21122 @yahoo.com|
|12U Black||Jesse Prattemail@example.com|
|13U Gold||Adam Bolling||ajbolling @verizon.net|
|13U Black||Dan Summers||afs12 @verizon.net|
|14U Gold|| Adam Bolling
|| ajbolling @verizon.net
COOPERSTOWN DREAMS PARK - a 12U tradition
Will be posted here once available
The highlighted games will be broadcast on the internet on www.CooperstownDreamsPark.com.
Our 12U Gold Eagles travel managers over the years:
2019 Adam Bolling
2018 Rick Furrow
2017 Dan Johnson
2016 Neil Fluhr/Jim Knipple
2015 Dan Summers
2014 Tim Rathell
2013 Don Sacha
2012 Don Blackert
2011 Sol Sterenberg
2009 Archie Carr
2008 Bob Delost
2007 Ernie Donaldson
2006 Ernie Donaldson
2005 Dave Degreenia
2004 Dennis Haney
2003 Jimmy Lynch
|2015 Spring Fling Tournament Schedule|
|Fri||5/1||6pm||PR2 & GF2||TBD|
|Sat||5/2||8am to 8pm||PR2 & GF2||TBD|
|Sun||5/3||8am to 6pm||PR2 & GF2||TBD|
|Past Tournament Results|
|2015||14U||Diamond Pros, Edge Baseball, Elite Baseball (MD), Elkridge, Forest Hill, Frederick Rangers, Gaithersburg, Severna Park, Sykesville, PG Select||Severna Park Green Hornets|
|2014||8U||Lake Shore Graysox, Lake Shore Bluesox, Maryland Warriors, Pasadena Eagles, PG County Select, WHC Renegades||Lake Shore Bluesox|
|2013||11U||Catonsville Cubs, Elkridge Hurricanes, Gambrills Wardogs, Pasadena Eagles, Severna Park Green Hornets, Sykesville Cyclones||Sykesville Cyclones|
|2012||10U||Western Howard County , PG Select, Lake Shore Graysox, Diamond Pros, Calvert Cutters, Pasadena Eagles, Lake Shore Bluesox, Sykesville Cyclones, Catonsville Cubs, and Gambrills Wardogs||
Lake Shore Graysox
|12U||AYRA, Burtonsville, Kingson Royals, Pasadena Eagles, Pikesville||Kingson Royals|
|2011||9U||Catonsville Cubs, Finksburg, Gambrills, Pasadena Eagles, Sykesville Cyclones, Sykesville Storm||
|2010||8U||Elkton, Lake Shore Graysox, Pasadena Eagles, Western Howard County Renegades||
Lake Shore Graysox
|2009||12U||Tournament rained out|
Burtonsville Storm, Diamond Dreams, Howard County Raiders, Pasadena Eagles, Southern MD Sting, Western Howard County Renegades
Howard County Raiders
Clarksburg Coyotes, DSA Cougars, Harford Sox, Howard County Raiders, Lake Shore Graysox, Maryland Orioles, Olney Pirates, Pasadena Eagles, Putty Hill Panthers, Savage Spirit, Severna Park Green Hornets, Sykesville Cyclones
Howard County Raiders
Damascus, Howard County Raiders, Lake Shore Graysox, Olney Pirates, Pasadena Eagles, Putty Hill Panthers, and Savage Spirit
Lake Shore Graysox
TRAVEL TROPHY CASE
Travel Teams that have finished in first place in their league or local/regional tournament, or very well in a national tournament.
|Year||Team||Manager||League/Tournament - Title|
|2016||9U||Rodney Sterry||Maryland Stars and Stripes Tournament - 9U Champions|
|2016||16U||Tom Caines||AAU Maryland Spring Season - 16U Champions|
|2016||19U||John Granger||Essex Labor Day Shootout Tournament - 19U Open Champions|
|2016||19U||John Granger||AAU Maryland Wood Bat Fall Season - 19U Champions|
|2015||14U||Don Sacha||Fruitland End of Summer Bash - 14U Champions|
|15U||Don Sacha||Essex Labor Day Shootout Tournament 16U D2 Champions|
|16U||John Granger||Essex Fathers Day Tournament 16U Champions|
|2014||8U||Sam Helmick||Linthicum-Ferndale Tournament - 8U Champions|
|12U||Tim Rathell|| Severn School's Out Tournament - 12U Champions
Cooperstown Dreams Park - 6-0 in pool play, #12 seed of 104 teams, reached Sweet 16
|13U-A||Don Sacha|| Kent Island Ice Breaker Tournament - 13U Champions
Memorial Day Madness Tournament - 13U Champions
|14U-A||John Granger|| Anne Arundel County - 14U Champions
RBI Wood Bat League - 16U Champions
Anne Arundel Amateur Baseball Assoc - Mickey Mantle Champions
|2013||8U||Sven Steinberg||Greater Glen Burnie Tournament - 8U Champions|
|12U||Don Sacha|| Chesapeake Baseball Association - 12U Regular Season Champions
Chesapeake Baseball Association - 12U Tournament Champions
|13U||Don Sacha|| Essex Labor Day Tournament - 13U Champions
Mid-Atlantic Baseball Association Fall Tournament - 13U Champions
|14U-A||John Granger|| Anne Arundel County - 14U Champions
Linthicum-Ferndale Tournament - 14U Champions
|14U-B||Jim Christy||Anne Arundel County - 14U Red Division Champions|
|16U-B||John Haller||RBI League Tournament - 16U Champions|
|2012||9U||Dan Summers||Sports at the Beach Summer Sizzler - 9U Co-Champions|
|14U||Earl Geoghegan||Linthicum-Ferndale Tournament - 14U Champions|
|2011||9U||Tim Rathell||Eagles Early-Bird Tournament - Tournament Champions|
|12UB||Leroy Downin||Anne Arundel County - 12U "A" Champions|
|12U-A||Earl Geoghegan/ Sol Sterenberg||Linthicum-Ferndale Tournament - 12U Champions|
||Neil Powell/ Gene Wolanin||Linthicum-Ferndale Tournament - 14U Champions|
|16U||Gene Wolanin||Anne Arundel Amateur Baseball Assoc (AAABA) - Joe E Brown Champions|
|2010||10U||Chris Daubert||Anne Arundel County - 10U "B" Champions|
|13U||Archie Carr|| Anne Arundel County Open Tournament- 13U Champions
Severn School's Out Tournament - 13U Champions
|14U||Gene Wolanin||Linthicum-Ferndale Tournament - 14U Champions|
|2009||10U-A||Tom Franks|| Anne Arundel County - 10U Friday Night League Champions
Essex Fathers Day Tournament - 10U Champions
Greater Glen Burnie Tournament - 10U Champions
|10U-B||Leroy Downin||Anne Arundel County - 10U "A" Champions|
|12U-A||Archie Carr|| Baltimore Metro Baseball (BMB) - 12U Champions
Cooperstown Dreams Park - 6-0 in pool play, #4 seed of 104 teams, reached Sweet 16
|12U-B||Gene Wolanin||Linthicum-Ferndale Tournament - 12U "A" Champions|
Sports at the Beach Firecracker Open - 11U Tournament Champions
MD State Championships (Mem. Day/Lake Shore) - 11U Tournament Champions
Baltimore Metro Baseball (BMB) - 10U Co-Champions
Launching the Dreams - 10U Tournament Champions
Mid-Maryland Travel Assoc (MMTA) - 13/14 "B" Regular Season Champions
Mid-Maryland Travel Assoc (MMTA) - 13/14 "B" Tournament Champions
|16U-B||Chris Rickman||Anne Arundel Amateur Baseball Assoc (AAABA) - Joe E Brown Champions|
|2005||8U||Archie Carr||Mid-Maryland Travel Assoc (MMTA) - 8U Tournament Champions|
|2004||10U||Ben Thompson||Shady Side Preseason - 10U Tournament Champions|
Anne Arundel County - 10U "A" Champions
Bowie Baseball - 10U "A" Tournament Champions
What is the difference between the Intramural and Travel?
Intramural baseball provides typical rec-ball play that is open to anyone who wants to play. Travel baseball is for players who are willing to try-out for a team, play more games each season, against better players in and around the county, state, and country.
How many teams are there?
The Club sets a goal of having at least one team for each age year between 8 and 18. Where interest and numbers allow, the Club may field two teams of the same age.
What happens if my child tries out for a team and is not selected?
All players who register to play and are not selected by a travel team are placed on an Intramural team. You will need to show up at Intramural evaluations so those managers get an opportunity to evaluate all players for their draft.
Does the 8 year old team play coach pitch or kid pitch?
Kid pitch. There are no travel coach pitch teams.
Can my child try out for a travel team older than his age?
Generally, no. We are trying to develop a dozen or so players at every age and would prefer to not have kids of another age causing a player of the right age to not be selected. However, we may allow a player to play up, but you must have permission of the VP-Travel who will evaluate on a case-by-case basis.
Can a player play on both Intramural and Travel teams?
No. In rare cases we may allow an Intramural player to be used as an "alternate" on a Travel roster - with the permission of the VP-Travel - but in those cases that player can never be allowed to miss an Intramural game or practice to attend a Travel game or practice, at the risk of being removed from both teams.
How are travel teams selected?
Each team will schedule its own try out and the manager selects the players. The Club requires the manager to advertise the try-out and make fair, objective, unbiased decisions when selecting players. Once a team is selected, managers cannot add or remove players without the VP-Travel's permission.
When are try-outs?
Each team will schedule its own try-out, but many of the teams have try-outs as early as October or November. Some have try-outs during the winter inside gyms. The youngest and oldest teams may wait until February or March when they have a better idea of who is interested in playing. Bottom line - contact a manager as soon as you think you might be interested.
Why do we have to pay more fees to play travel?
The costs associated with playing travel baseball are much more than Intramural baseball. Some examples: There are league fees just to enter a team into a league. Travel umpire fees are more per game than intramural. More games = even more umpire fees. Travel teams get nicer uniforms that are much more expensive.
When do PRACTICES start? How often? What days are they on?
Each team will make its own schedule depending on field availability. Most teams start practicing indoors during the winter months and outdoors in early March, and may practice 3-4 nights a week.
When do GAMES start? How long is the season?
Each team will enter different leagues so this will vary, but most leagues start in April and end in June. Older teams' leagues may start in late May and end in late July. Some teams enter pre-season tournaments which could start in March, and other teams may enter post-season tournaments that are in August. Expect at least 2-4 scheduled games a week for most teams. Find out from your manager what he is planning so you are not caught by surprise.
Where are the games held?
Home games for 8 year olds will be George Fox MS. Havenwood Park will be used for 9 through 12 year olds. 13 and up will use Poplar Ridge Park and Northeast HS. Expect away games throughout the county and central Maryland, depending on which league your team enters.
Will we get to use the batting cage?
Yes. Each team will have scheduled times to use the cage as a team. There will also be free time available, but players will have to coordinate with a manager or board member to open it up and supervise its use.
What other events take place?
Opening Day Parade, Team Pictures, Home Run Derby, Oriole Day Parade at Camden Yards. See the calendar and talk to your team manager or parent to stay informed.
Why do we have to participate in Club fundraisers when we already paid extra travel fees?
Baseball is expensive. Your travel fees cover the minimum necessary to operate a travel team. Club fundraisers like the raffle tickets and Home Run Derby are REQUIRED for basic field maintenance and team equipment. Additional fundraisers like the Bull Roast are used to improve our facilities, such as the Batting Cage at Havenwood Park.
Why is my travel team having its own team fundraisers too?
Some managers (but not all) want to enter their teams in additional tournaments, or want to buy specialized equipment for their team. You should find out from your team manager what he plans to do during the season so you are not caught by surprise later on.
Do travel parents have to work in the concessions stand?
Yes, and No. When you registered, you gave the Club $10 to hold and give back to you when you volunteer one hour in the concession stand. If you don't volunteer, you agree to allow the Club to give your $10 to someone else who will volunteer in your place. Please see FUNDRAISING on the left menu for more information on the Official Concessions Policy.
Who takes care of the fields?
We do! That means you and us together. Please help your manager and team coaches and ask them what you can do to help them. Don't just bring your kids and drop them off. If its been raining recently, some work will have to be done in order to play.