For the 2015 season, Belmont Youth Baseball Association (BYBA) is once again sponsoring spring travel teams for ages 10 (birth date 5/1/04 to 4/30/05), 11 (birth date 5/1/03 to 4/30/04), 12 (birth date 5/1/02 to 4/30/03) and 7th and 8th graders. These teams would be in addition to our regular season in-town teams. Our travel teams would play against other travel teams from other towns and AAU teams. This initiative is intended to afford players who want to play more competitive baseball the opportunity to do so. It would also allow the 11 and 12 year old players to play on a larger 50/70 diamond not offered by in-town games. Our hope is to provide a sensible opportunity for our more advanced players to play more competitive baseball.
Depending on the interest level, we would conduct tryouts for these teams in the fall. Only players enrolled in our in-town program would be eligible to try out. Not all players who try out would make a travel team.
We anticipate that the season would begin in January and would run through the end of May. The spring travel teams would work in conjunction with our in-town spring teams to avoid conflicts and encourage our more advanced players to play with and against similar competition. Although the precise cost is not yet known, we anticipate the program costing approximately $750 per player, which is much less expensive than existing area travel teams. The fee would be used for league fees, umpires, uniforms, equipment, rental of indoor facilities, and other costs necessary to run a travel program. Our coaches would be volunteers with backgrounds in coaching baseball.
Our expectation is that we provide one practice per week (either indoor or outdoor) throughout the season beginning in mid to late January. The regular season games would likely begin in late March or early April.
If you are interested please email Chris Aufiero @ firstname.lastname@example.org or before September 7th. Please note that when considering this option, the expectation is that during the spring season baseball is a player's top sport choice and will take precedent over all other sports.