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SYA Mets Travel Baseball

Spring 2020 Tryouts

The SYA Mets, the SYA Travel Baseball program, will have tryouts for the Spring 2020 season. Tryouts as noted below will take place for 8u through 12u teams. Teams, once selected, will begin practices in January - generally once a week. Player's age is based on their age on the age chart below. Register here so we have an idea of who is coming and we can send out updates. Players must attend one of the tryouts for the level they are trying out for, including all current travel players. No current player is guaranteed a spot on the team as these tryouts are open to all within the SYA Little League boundary. ECL Traffic Information.

Tryout Dates/Times:
8U, Guarino - Saturday, 11/9, 10:00am-12:00pm (LLV-L) and Sunday, 11/10, 10:00am-12:00pm (CUB1) [Second tryout TBD]        
9U, Cho - Saturday, 11/9, 3:00-5:00pm (LLV-U) and Sunday, 11/10, 3:00-5:00pm (CUB2)                
10U, Palacios - Sunday, 11/10, 1:00-3:00pm (ECL5) and Sunday, 11/17, 1:00-3:00pm (SSP)        
11U, Neely - Saturday, 11/9, 1:00-3:00pm (SSP) and Sunday, 11/17, 3:00-4:00pm (SSP)        
12U, Rosenberg - Saturday, 11/9, 11:00am-1:00pm (SSP) and Sunday, 11/10, 11:00am-1:00pm (SSP)

Age Chart, find year and month of players birth to determine travel baseball age:

JAN

FEB

MAR

APR

MAY

JUN

JUL

AUG

SEP

OCT

NOV

DEC

AGE

2012

2012

2012

2012

2012

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8

2011

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9

 

 

 

 

2010

2010

2010

2010

 

 

 

 

10

2010

2010

2010

2010

2009

2009

2009

2009

2009

2009

2009

2009

10

2009

2009

2009

2009

2008

2008

2008

2008

2008

2008

2008

2008

11

2008

2008

2008

2008

2007

2007

2007

2007

2007

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2007

2007

12

2007

2007

2007

2007

2006

2006

2006

2006

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13

2006

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2005

14

Some additional information to consider:

COMMITMENT: Being on a youth local travel team requires a commitment of both athlete and parent/family. The commitment to these teams is more than to a recreational team and carries higher expectations. Players selected for this travel team will start practice in early January and conclude about the first week of June, intertwined with Little League, which all travel players must play in the spring. Players and parents must also be committed to skill development and be coachable. Parents must understand the commitment they have to supporting their team through volunteering for all team activities as the team is responsible for field conditions, area cleanup, snack shack if they decide to use, etc.

EXPECTATIONS: Those players selected for the team will be expected to attend all practices and games. Please consider these expectations before attending the tryout. It is reasonable to expect that players might miss a couple of events due to other family events/obligations but they will need to inform the coaching staff. Generally, as teams age, they will play more often as well as
travel for tournaments in the MD, VA, DE area, however each team is different.

COST: The cost is not yet finalized but can be estimated to be in the $150-$250 up to $500 for the 11u/12u teams, depending on how much they decide to play in tournaments. Fees will be needed to cover costs related to tournaments, uniforms, insurance, and league fees. The coaches will be volunteering all of their time to this team. It would be expected that 8u teams would be close to $150 and gradually go up with the age. This would be in addition to the SYA fees of $15.50, which cover field and SYA fees. Feel free to speak with each coach at tryouts for more details on cost expectations.

ADDITIONAL TEAMS: SYA will field at least one team at each age group. Should the number of players interested, and there is enough "travel" talent for a second team at a particular age group, and there are coaches available, SYA will consider adding an additional team. This will be done at the completion of tryouts during the player selection process.

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