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Showcase of Skills for the 2019 Tournament Teams - Results

Greetings Baseball Community,

 

The much-anticipated results from the Fall Showcase of Skills for the 2019 Tournament Teams are ready for release!  But first, we’d like to address a few things.  The talk from around the Parents’ community leads us to believe there were some misunderstandings about the process (which can happen when it’s not communicated to the masses properly).

As an organization we had 105 kids attend the 2-day evaluation! To have that many kids thinking about baseball in September is AWESOME! As an organization, we have a responsibility to develop all kids in the program. Tournament Teams are the next level up in the development process from weekday league teams. Providing tournament level teams is very tricky though.  It requires kids AND parents to have an increased commitment to participate. The strain that comes with traveling hours to compete in a weekend tournament can be heavy! However, it also creates very valuable memories that can last a lifetime!

Our goal is to provide every kid that raises their hand to say “I want to participate at a higher level”, the opportunity to compete. This is where it gets tricky to achieve the goal. For example, if you have 18 kids in an age group, it’s too many for one team, yet not enough for two teams. Thus, the reason for fall evaluations.  We now know how many kids raised their hands.

Tournaments are posted in January for registration, and they fill up extremely fast! We must know how many teams per age group need to be registered well before the snow melts in the spring. We no longer have an indoor turf location to hold Winter evaluations, so unfortunately, the only logical option is a Fall evaluation. What about the kid that puts countless hours in over the winter? Where does he fit in? We are a huge proponent of offseason development. We believe in our current setup, that is the kid’s best chance at development. So, we will be having open gym sessions for all tournament age groups throughout the Winter for the kids who want to develop. The focus will be on advanced training, not basics, so this is geared for the kids that want to compete in at the next level in tournament play. Our hope is that we can find a handful of additional kids that can round out 2nd teams for the 11u, 12u, and 13u. We also need a few more kids to round out the 10u group for the first team.

In closing, if your son is not in the top 10, this DOES NOT exclude them from competing at a higher level for 2019! It should encourage both the parents and kids to talk to their friends (and their friends’ parents) who maybe don’t think they have what it takes to play tournament ball to come to the gym sessions, develop in the offseason, and create their own opportunity!

If you have questions or concerns, please contact us via Facebook or email (dceyb.registrations@yahoo.com)

Sincerely,

 

DC Everest Youth Baseball

 

Click HERE for Top 10 Showcase Results

 

 


Fall Showcase of Skills

September 9, 2018 – 03:00 PM

 

 

Our Showcase of Skills event for 2019 Tournament teams will be held on Sunday, September 9th and September 16th. Our evaluators will evaluate all players and the top 10 scores will be selected for their respective team. The top 10 scores will be posted on our website by Sunday, September 30th. 

With the move to a fall showcase, we'll have the opportunity to review the number of players that are interested in playing competitively at each level. If the numbers allow, there will be discussion to determine if additional teams are necessary. 

Coaches will be selected in January 2019 and the remaining players (up to 5) for each team will be selected via a coach pick in March 2019. You must attend the Showcase of Skills event to be considered for one of the remaining spots. Exceptions may be granted for those that are new to our district or unable to attend the event due to a communicated schedule conflict. However, for those that are part of our program today, you must be registered in order to be considered for a coach pick in the spring. 
The event will take place over 2 days from 3pm -6pm starting with a parents meeting. For those who have interest in our program this will be a great opportunity to understand our approach to the Travel Baseball circuit. For those who intend on competing for DCEYB and accessing the benefits that our program offers, this meeting is mandatory.


2018 State Champs

Congratulations to our 2018 10U Cal Ripken State Champions!!!

 


  

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3 Myths that are Destroying the Youth Sports Experience for our Kids

Myth #1, “The Tiger Woods/10,000 Hour Myth:” Your child must specialize as early as possible if he or she wants to play college or pro sports

 

Myth #2 “The 9 Year Old National Champion Myth:” We need to win as soon as possible, as often as possible, travel as far as we need to get games, and only pick and play the kids who help us do that.

 

Myth #3, “Youth Sports is an Investment in a Scholarship:” If my kid specializes, gets on the winning team as early as possible, and I invest in long distance travel, private lessons, and the best gear, I will recoup this investment when college rolls around.

 

Click on link for Article: 

http://changingthegameproject.com/3-myths-that-are-destroying-the-youth-sports-experience-for-our-kids/?utm_source=ABCA+Press+Box+-+Feb.+2%2C+2016&utm_campaign=Press+Box+020216&utm_medium=email

 


The mission of our League is to encourage ideals of good sportsmanship, honesty, loyalty, courage and respect, with focus on fun and baseball fundamental development.


League Overview

AVAILABLE Leagues -

Based on current Grade Level:

Coaches meeting is generally held mid April.

Season Starts mid May and runs through the end of July.  (End of June for T-ball)

Beginners T-Ball   Pre-K (Age 4-5)

        Designed for Pre-K or kids entering T-ball for the 1st time.   This intro league is to help teach players the game of baseball. Tees will be used the entire season.

        Played 1 game/week (Mon or Wed) at Machmueller Park in Weston

 

Coach Pitch T-Ball    Kindergarten (Ages 5-6)

       Coach Pitched T‐Ball League is generally for Kindergartners or kids that have an understanding of the general rules of baseball.  They also are ready to have a coach pitch to them.   Each team will bat through their entire order for each at- bat. Players with 3 strikes will then hit from a tee.  Outs are via catches or play at a base.

        Played 1-2 games/week (Tue and Thur) at Machmueller Park in Weston

 

A Ball    1st Grade (Age 7)

      Designed for 1st graders. Will feature machine pitching from the mound, using a ball that is harder than a T‐Ball, but softer than a real baseball. No walks, but can strike out & no catcher.

      Played 1-2 games/week (Sun-Thurs) at Gaska/Sunset Park/Machmueller

 

AA Ball       2nd Grade (Age 8)

     Designed for 2nd graders. League will feature machine pitching from the mound using a ball that is harder than a T‐Ball, but softer than a real baseball. Regular rules apply, including score keeping.

     Played 1-2 games/week (Sun-Thurs) at Gaska/Sunset Park/Machmueller

 

AAA Ball    3rd-4th Grade (Ages 9-10)

    Designed for 3rd & 4th graders. The Board will consider requests from parents of 5th & 6th graders with special needs who want to stay in AAA. Direct such requests to AAA League Commissioner. Majority of the Majors League rules will be used.

***All 3rd graders and 4th graders that did not play the previous year in AAA, are REQUIRED to attend the Evaluation Day (generally the following week after the Spring Clinic).  This is in an effort to distribute the talent across the teams and keep all the teams competitive.

   Played 1-2 games/week (Sun-Thurs) at Robinwood/River Street/Spring Street

 

Majors   5th-6th Grade (Ages 11-12)

     All 6th graders automatically play in the Majors.  Most 5th graders move up to play Majors unless skills create a safety concern.  

***All 5th graders and 6th graders that did not play the previous year in Majors, are REQUIRED to attend the Evaluation Day (generally the following week after the Spring Clinic).  This is in an effort to distribute the talent across the teams and keep all the teams competitive.

    Played 2 games/week (Sun-Thurs) at Jones/George Street

    

Babe Ruth     7th-9th Grade (Ages 13-15)

     Players in grades 7th-9th will be in the Babe Ruth Junior League. We expect to field about 6 Everest teams, plus teams from the surrounding areas. League play will begin in mid May. All players who register on time will be placed on a team. Players are encouraged to attend spring clinics so coaches can evaluate skills.

    Played 1-2 games/week (Sun-Thurs) at Kennedy/Kroenenwetter/Mosinee

 


 

**** All 3rd-6th Graders signing up for their 1st year in AAA or Majors MUST participate in an Evaluation (Watch for messages on Dates/Times). The League's intent is to level the skill across the teams in each league.

This session is FREE. Stay tuned for location and times.

If you were on a AAA or Majors team last year, you do not have to participate in the evaluation.

 

Click HERE to log on to your online registration account.