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Dec, 2019

Travel Baseball Information

Travel Baseball Information Sheet

Travel Baseball is an excellent opportunity to play baseball beyond the spring season.  The teams consist of 12 players that play in tournament style baseball.  Many tournaments are located locally within minutes of our fields.  The season typically runs for about 6 weeks after spring baseball end.  Teams will likely practice 1-2 times a week and play in approximately 4-5 tournaments.  We will create as many travel teams at the appropriate age groups as needed. 

Coaches for travel teams apply for the position in the fall and are voted on by the board. 

Tryouts for teams ages 9-12 occur in early February.  Tryouts for 8U will occur shortly after the Spring season begins.  During tryouts players will be asked to field ground balls and fly balls.   They will be challenged to make throws to a player or coach to simulate accuracy.  Lastly a player will be asked to hit.  It is recommended that if your child plans to tryout for travel baseball that they attend some sort of winter workout in order to prepare for tryouts.

Spring Season During the league’s rec seasons 9U through 12U will be assigned one day a week for practice (typically a Tuesday or Wednesday).  Sundays are also available for them to participate in a Spring League or scrimmages. 

Summer Season The summer season typically starts with a tournament on Memorial Day weekend and then 4-5 tournaments are played in the months of June and July.  These are all scheduled by the coach.

Tournament Style Baseball This type of baseball varies from tournament to tournament based on the host.  Tournaments are held on weekends with most starting on a Thursday or Friday night for one game.  Typically, you are guaranteed 3 games at minimum and usually no more than 5 games per tournament.  The number of games depends on how the team does during the tournament.

Playing Time Unlike recreation baseball, playing time is not guaranteed.  Some players will play more than others.  Harleysville Baseball requires each player play a minimum of 2 innings in the field and have one at bat during each game.  Should a game end early due to weather or a mercy rule is put in place, the mandatory playing rules don’t apply.  The general playing-time policy is up to the discretion of each Head Coach and is based, in part, on consistent attendance at practice by your son or daughter and their attitude, effort and team-oriented play during games and practices. 

Cost  Travel baseball has a fee that is in addition to the rec baseball registration fee.  After your son or daughter makes the team a check for $150 is due to the league.  After all tournament fees and uniforms are ordered the remaining balance is split among the parents.  On average uniforms run about $100 and tournament fees average about $125.  If there is ever a financial concern, please don’t hesitate to reach out to Harleysville Baseball.  Cost should NEVER impact whether a child is able to participate or not.

 

Travel Baseball should be the priority for your son or daughter during the duration of the season.  Vacations are allowed but highly recommended to occur when the season is over, which is typically the end of July. 

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