8U Fall Baseball Tryouts Aug 1 & 9

UpdatedSunday August 9, 2020 byLMLL Registrar.

Players, Parents and Coaches,

Registration is now closed for 8U Fall Travel Baseball Tryouts, which took place on Sat Aug 1 and Sun Aug 9.

The Fall 8U Baseball Travel Team will consist of players who will be 8 or 7 years old on April 30, 2020 (i.e. birthdates from May 1, 2011 to April 30, 2013). NOTE: Earlier announcements called this the 9U team, using birthdates as of 4/30/21, but the travel league we play in has decided to use birthdates as of 4/30/20 instead, so it is now the 8U team - using kids of exactly the same actual age range as before)

The Fall Travel baseball season will run from Labor Day through the end of October. Teams generally play a doubleheader each weekend and practice once per week.  Away games are played against teams in our region, sometimes in towns up to 60-75 minute drive away.  Due to COVID-19 restrictions on car-pooling, parents will be responsible for transporting their own players to/from games.

Travel ball requires a different commitment level than Rec. All players are expected to attend all practices and games consistently. A lack of attendance will result in diminished playing time. The goal is to field competitive Travel teams at all levels.  Not all players who tryout will be selected, and we do not guarantee selected players will get equal playing time.

To register go to www.LMLittleLeague.org, click on "Register Online", and register for "Travel Baseball-2020 Travel Baseball Fall-9U Fall Travel Tryouts".  All players MUST register online at least one day PRIOR to their tryout date.

There will be two tryout sessions, one on Saturday August 1st and the other Sunday August 9th, both n the mid-afternoon (specific times and location will be sent out after you register).  It is mandatory to attend at least one tryout date.  Attending both dates is recommended.  If you cannot attend any tryout date but want to be considered, you must still register before tryouts and indicate in the comments the reason you are not available to attend either date.

The Fall Travel fee will be required to be paid within 2 weeks of selection to a team to secure the roster spot. The Fall travel fee is typically around $400, plus an additional $135 fee for uniform & team gear, and we expect this to remain the same for the upcoming season.

COACHES/MANAGERS - Anyone interested in volunteering to help coach or manage should also register online.  As with players, submission of a registration does not guarantee a roster spot, coaches/managers will be determined in LMLL's discretion.

In regards to COVID-19 Safety Guidelines. All players and parents will be required to strictly follow the league’s published safety guidelines relating to COVID-19 at tryouts and during the season.  The most important precautions are (1) the use of masks at all times by everyone except the players while they are actually on the field trying out; (2) socially distancing at all times off the field (and as much as possible during tryouts on the field); and (3) no sharing of any equipment.  (These highlights are not intended to replace your review and adherence to the full set of requirements.)

Regards to all,

LMLL Travel Commissioners