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2020 Cherry City Baseball Season
Cherry City Baseball is still looking for a few players for both 11U and 12U teams. Teams will play at least 30 games in 8 tournaments, including four events right here in the Salem metro area.
Contact us to set up a private player evaluation.
Registration runs until we are full.
12U- 2 spots remaining
11U- 2 spots remaining
2020 Cherry City Series
Cherry City Baseball, in partnership with West Coast Premier Tournaments, is proud to announce FOUR youth baseball events coming to the Willamette Valley in 2020.
These events will be open to Travel ball teams, Club teams, Cal Ripken teams, JBO teams and Little League teams of all skill sets, with different divisions of play at each age level.
Two of the events are returning events from the 2019 season, with the May Melee (May 16-17,2020) and the 4th annual Summer Launch Party (June 6-7, 2020). We've also added 2 new events, the Capitol Clash (May 2-3, 2020) and the Cherry City Classic (June 27-28, 2020).
Registrations are live now. Reserve your spot today!
Cherry City’s Philosophies
Cherry City’s main philosophy is that “individual attention breeds team results.” What do we mean by that? It means that we focus on the development of your child’s abilities. We want each kid to see significant improvement in their abilities by the end of each season. And in return, the team will benefit as a result of those improvements. We want them to be as prepared as they can be for the challenges that lie ahead in High School and College baseball.
Cherry City’s Goals
A long time high school coach in Salem told me that his biggest issue he had with kids coming into his program, is that he had to teach or reteach so many of them, the “fundamentals of the game.” He said too many kids don’t know where to throw the ball when they get it, or how to hit the ball in the right spot given the situation, or even how to properly field a ball. Our goal is to prepare kids for High School and beyond by giving them the tools they need to succeed.
Cherry City’s Values
We value sportsmanship, teamwork and safety above wins, trophies and individual statistics. We have a unique offseason training program that will prepare their bodies for the season. We have a detailed warmup/stretching regimen that they will do before every practice and every game to limit injury.
We believe that the Salem region has the talent to perform at the highest level and win State championships. We are looking for hard-working kids who love baseball and want to better themselves, their abilities and their community.
What is Cherry City Baseball Club?
Cherry City Baseball Club is a non-profit youth organization with a goal to provide top-quality baseball instruction to the youth of the Salem Metro area. Our mission is simple: To combine the fun of a Little League team, the competition of elite travel ball, and the instruction quality of private lessons, at an affordable cost.
How we do it?
With sponsors and private donations, coupled with fundraising efforts by the players, we can keep our league fees down. The fundraising opportunities that arise will act as team-building exercises as well as helping the kids to feel real ownership of their place on the team.
Where are the tournaments?
To save on costs both to the organization and the families, the tournaments we will participate in are mostly in the state of Oregon. Most will be close enough to travel to and from each day. There are one or two that would require an overnight stay. It is our intention to collect enough in fundraising efforts and sponsors to help contribute to those costs.
How much are the fees?
Our goal is to make this experience as affordable as possible. Therefore, our League fees for 2020 will be $400. This is comparable to the price of a JBO season and a fraction of the cost of most Club teams. Our players get personal and group instruction from January through July. The cost may be split up into a few manageable payments, and some partial scholarships are available.
Are there hidden costs?
The registration/participation fee, along with all money raised by fundraising and sponsors goes towards paying for tournaments, jerseys, hats, pants, belts, socks, team insurance, etc. Food and gas for travel are additional expenses to expect, but that’s why we aim to stay local with our travel.
Extra fees for tournaments?
The cost of all tournaments we participate in is covered by the registration/participation fee. Hotel accommodations (if necessary) as well as food and gas are extra costs that may be offset by additional fundraising, but not guaranteed to be fully covered.
How many kids?
We are looking for a roster of 12-14 kids for each team, so that we are still able to play if we are missing a player or two due to illness/injury or other school/family function. Players not chosen will be placed on a call-back list and may be called upon later in the year if roster needs arise.
Is playing time fair?
Playing time is determined by work ethic and determination in practice. We do not guarantee that every kid will play an equal number of innings, but every effort will be made to ensure that it is as close to equal time as possible.
What level of play? Competitive? Fun?
The level of play will be determined by the players selected for the team. We are not looking to “stack” the team, we want kids who want to play and want to learn and want to get better. Our goal is to win more than we lose, but we believe that more can be learned from a loss than can be learned from 10 wins.
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