• 13U Tryouts on Mon, Jul 30 and Wed, Aug 1 2018
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Fall 2018/Spring 2019 Season

Summary: The Gambrills Athletic Club’s 13U travel baseball team is holding player tryouts for the spring 2019 season.  The 13U team will play in a regional travel league and participate in approximately 8-10 tournaments throughout the year, culminating in a trip to compete at a major out of state tournament in July 2019.  The team will participate in ~50 games in 2019, and anyone considering trying out should expect to commit 3-4 days per week to games/practices in the spring. Additionally, the team will have a fall 2018 commitment to play in various local tournaments and scrimmages. Fall 2018 participation is expected, but flexibility is provided to allow players to compete in other sports; presence at any fall tournaments is required. Gambrills has one of, if not THE nicest fields in the county to play on. It is one of very few fields run by a private organization; meaning, teams decide when a practice/game is cancelled - not the county.

Coaching Philosophy: The head coach of Gambrills' 13U believes in balancing development, competition and fun for all players. Players expect to play, parents come to watch their kids, and the team expects to win.To that end, the team bats the lineup to ensure player participation; however, the lineup is built to put the team in a competitive position, so there are no guarantees on where a player will hit in the lineup. Playing time in general is divided relatively equal to all players regardless of talent, which is why it is so important to select the right 11/12 players. The coach believes players get better through practice and reps during games; how can a player get better if he/she is always on the bench? All players should expect to be benched at some point during the season, and possibly at least one inning per game. With 11 kids, there usually is only one player that gets benched more than one inning using this approach. The only exception to this is during championship games; some players may get benched more than others to put the team in the best position to win. While individuals will play in a balanced number of innings, there are no guarantees on positions. Players will be positioned based on their ability to help the team; not everyone can or should be starting shortstop or centerfield. ALL players are expected to pitch. If your kid is not a pitcher and makes the team, the expectation is that you will put time/effort into teaching them how to pitch outside of scheduled games and practices. The head coach believes it is in the best interests of the morale of the team and parents to be a team that wins 6/7 out of 10 games with everyone playing and contributing than winning 9/10 games with only the 9 best playing. The team has played better than .600 winning baseball the last two years using this approach.

Age: To be considered for the 13U 2019 spring team, players must have been born on or after 01 May 2005; they cannot turn 14 before 1 May 2018.

Tryout Dates:

Team tryouts will take place as follows on field # 1 Grandstand

  • Monday, July 30 from 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Wednesday, Aug 1 from 6:00 PM -  8:30 PM

If you would like to receive a private tryout, please contact Coach Nick as noted in the contact information section.
Additionally, there is a signup for tryouts on this page if you are interested. Otherwise, see you at tryouts.

Location:
682 McKnew Road
Gambrills, MD 21054
Field # 1 (the Grandstand 90’ diamond)

Contact Information: For additional information, or to speak with the rising 13U manager, please contact Coach Nick at (410)-961-4374 or via e-mail at dolbinb1@gmail.com


Gambrills Athletic Club 11U Volunteer Info & Background Checks

All individuals that want to volunteer for the Gambrills Athletic Club that puts them in a position to be on the field or in the dugout during practices or games must pass a criminal background check.

The background check program is run by Anne Arundel County Parks and Recreation. All background checks are good for a period of three years. A background check is $7, and a request for a background check can be done through the Parks and Rec website for background checks: http://www.aacounty.org/RecParks/background/index.cfm

The latest listing of volunteers can be retrieved at the following location:

http://www.aacounty.org/RecParks/background/resource/Volunteer%20Report.pdf

We will not allow any individual 18 or older in the dugout or on the field until they have had a background check completed.

Coach Nick