VALPARAISO AMERICANS 13U TRAVEL TEAM TRYOUTS
UpdatedMonday August 3, 2020 byScott Civanich.
Tryouts for a new 13U travel team will be held at the Valparaiso Americans Minors field located at 3603 Oak Grove Dr., Valparaiso, IN, on Sunday, August 16, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. Registration will begin at 1:30 p.m. Please make sure to bring your glove, cleats, bat, baseball pants, and catchers gear if applicable. More information on:
ELIGIBILITY: Any child that is 13 years old or younger is eligible to tryout. If the player will turn 14 years old before May 1, 2021, they are ineligible.
TRAVEL: The 13U travel team will play in several competitive tournaments in northwest Indiana and tournaments outside of the region.
SEASON: Pre-season indoor practices (January-March/ April), outdoor practices/ traveling for tournaments (April-June), and post-season (June-July).
TIME COMMITMENT: Two practices a week will be held at an indoor facility from January through March/April until tournaments begin. The 13U travel team will enter into approximately two tournaments a month beginning in May. One weekend a month will be baseball free to allow for family time. On tournament weekends, players should be available to participate on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.
COST: The 13U travel team will cost approximately $800 per player; $150 will pay for the registration fee into Valpo Americans and approximately $650 will pay for tournament registration fees, uniforms, and indoor practice facility rental. The 13U travel team does intend to conduct fundraisers to offset some of the cost. Due to not knowing how much money will be collected by use of fundraisers, it is unknown the final cost per player.
• Note: Additional family expenses may include hotels for tournaments outside the region.
Players will be notified by August 23 if they have made the team. If you have any questions, feel free to contact either of the coaches listed below.