Competitive (Travel) Baseball

 

Purpose: The Wolverines competitive team will be open for ages 8-16 with a focus on allowing our players an option to play at a higher level but also remain within the FYB baseball community. 

The main goal is to keep more of our Fishhawk players in our park so they can continue to grow on and off the field. 

The FYB board is very focused on providing opportunities for all players of any talent level. We are a developmental recreational league first but want to offer an option for those players looking for the next level up. 

Cost: The upfront costs will vary depending on age. Costs include uniform fees and 4 outside tournaments a season.   Any additional tournament fees would be split amongst the players evenly.   

Season:  We will have two seasons:

  • SPRING [January to May]
  • FALL [August to December]

Tryouts:  Held at the beginning of each season, and evaluated by Newsome High School coaches will complete the evaluations for 11 and up. For those 10 and below, a competitive committee will be created by the executive board for evaluations.

Spring 2023 Tryout Registration

Team Selection: This will be determined by the overall numbers that attend tryouts. Our goal is organizing the most competitive teams from ages 8-15.

Manager Selection: Each potential candidate will need to apply and will be interviewed by the Executive board before final approval.

Spring 2023 Manager Application

FAQ:

What about eligibility for All Stars? 

Answer: You must play Recreational Baseball to be eligible for All Stars, those players that are enrolled in both competitive and recreational baseball will be considered for All Stars. 

What about going to Cooperstown with the current ticket?  

Answer: The Cooperstown ticket belongs to the Recreational program. We are looking at potentially adding another ticket or other options for our competitive teams. 

If your child tries out for Competitive baseball and they don’t make a team or there isn’t enough to field a team, can you they still play AB/Rec? 

Answer: Yes, the structure is set to give all players of any skill level a place to play. We will also allow a players a

Where and how often will the Competitive Teams Practice? 

Answer: Our goal is to have as many practices as possible at FishHawk for all our teams. Practices will be held 2 times a week.

When you say play in other tournaments, what does that consist of? 

Answer: FYB will be looking at USSA and GSA tournaments for our teams. All overnight tournaments will be approved by the executive board of FYB.  

Go Wolverines….