Major Rookieball Select (2009 birth year, 9U)
The 2018 Leaside Major Rookieball Select team will place emphasis on creating a fun and positive experience, developing young competitive baseball players, and instilling a love of baseball with a heavy emphasis on teamwork.
We have a small handful of open roster spots still available. We will be running a single, final open tryout for all players in the 2009 birth year age group that are interested in these final spots.
Note the change in tryout time and location due to weather:
Tuesday April 17, 7:00PM (arrive 15 mins early)
Toronto City Sports Centre Dome
32 Curity Ave, East York, ON
Head Coach: Aaron Niman | firstname.lastname@example.org
In order for your child to participate in the tryout you must register in advance using the form here.
Practices: There is one required practice and sometimes one additional optional practice each week.
Games: The team will participate in the Toronto Baseball Association (TBA). Games will take place on Sundays starting in late May and running into August. There will be 9-10 regular season games. The Head Coach may also schedule exhibition games or make-up games for rain-outs. There are typically no games scheduled on the Canada Day or Civic long weekends.
Tournaments: We plan to play in 1-2 tournaments over the season, plus the TBA tournament (City Championship) which is typically the weekend following the August long weekend and the OBA Provincial Playoffs (if we win the TBAs) taking place Labour Day weekend.
If you child makes a select team they will not play house league and their house league fees will be refunded.
An important aspect of the Select program is commitment to the team, and respecting the opportunity to play for a competitive team. Players are expected to attend a significant portion of Select practices, games and tournaments. The aim is to build a team that practices and plays together consistently with cohesiveness.
All players should be available to attend the Toronto Baseball Association (TBA) city playoffs in that take place August 10-12th 2018, and, if the team qualifies, the Ontario Baseball Association (OBA) provincial championships August 31-September 3 2018.
While effort will be made to establish a set schedule for practices, games and tournaments, some flexibility on the part of players is required as dates and times may change depending upon any number of factors including weather, availability of facilities and player attendance.
Please note that there is a financial commitment to participate in the Select program that could range in the $800-$1200 level to cover league fees, practice fields, non-parent coach, training, equipment, a week of Leaside baseball camp for the team and tournaments.