Bantam AA

The North Toronto Athletics invite all players born in 2002 who are interested in competitive baseball to try out for the 2017 Bantam rep team

Our focus will be player development as well as learning strategies of the game, and further development of the fundamentals of the game while playing in an intense, competitive, fun atmosphere.  As minor bantam we qualified for the OBA's and hope to go even further next year.

TRYOUTS

Saturday September 10th at 8:00 am

Sunday September 11th at 8:00 am

Saturday September 17th at 12 pm

All tryouts will be held at Sentinel Park, 315 Sentinel Road.

Attendance for the the first two tryouts are very important as this is when we will be properly evaluate each player.

The third tryout will be by invitation only and if a 4th tryout is necessary, we will advise of the date.

Please confirm your attendance and the following info to:

Kevin Albaum - kevin.albaum@gmail.com

            1.   Player name and date of birth

            2.   Parent contact, email and phone number.

            3.   Current organization (if not North Toronto, a signed "Permission to Tryout" form will be required-these are availbale on the NT website.

            4.   Current level, or 2016 team and level.

Players will be chosen based on their athleticism and skill, attitude and enthusiasm and level of commitment to attend all games practices and tournaments.

Team schedule

Practices – Practices will commence in late Febrauary/early March with indoor traing, skills and warmup for the upcoming season.  Once field schedules have bgeen finalized and the weather is permitting we will have 2 practices per week outdoors.  We are hoping for one practice on the weeknd, and one during the week, throughout the course of the season.

Games – Our games will consist of approxsimately a 20-22 game regular season.
The team will have one home game time slot per week, the day of the week for home games will be selected in early 2017 based on coaches’ and field availability.  Away games can be any day of the week, Saturdays games are unusual.  Home games take place at Sentinel Park.  The Head Coach may also occasionally schedule additional games (e.g. exhibition, make-up games for rain-outs, etc.). Generally, there are no games scheduled on the Victoria Day, Canada Day or Civic Holiday long weekends.

Tournaments – The team expects to participate in 3-5 tournaments, with 2-3 in May/June and 1-2 in late July early August.  Our tournaments will be in the province, with one being out of town.

 Summer Break - The team will take a 2-3 week break during July.  Players’ attendance at overnight camp and family vacations should be scheduled for this period.

EXPECTATIONS:

Players are expected to attend all practices and games scheduled in August, including on weekends. 

All players must be available to attend the Toronto Baseball Association (“TBA”) city playoffs on August,18-20, 2017 and the Ontario Baseball Association (“OBA”) provincial championships September 1-3, 2017.

A minimum 75% attendance is expected for the practices, games and tournaments and 100% attendance for TBA and OBA championships.

Please do not attend the tryouts if you will be unable to meet the minimum attendance commitment.

Please note there is a significant financial commitment as well. Depending on sponsorship, player costs are expected to be $1,800-$2,000, primarily to pay for training, uniforms, equipment and tournaments.  Any remaining funds in the team account will be refunded at the end of the season.  Team uniform fittings will take place in fall 2016.

Players that do not make the team can sign up for North Toronto house league and if enough interest NTBA may field a Select team for those registered in the NTBA house league program and will take place in the spring of 2017.  Registration for NTBA house league begins November 1st, 2016.

Thank you

Kevin Albaum

Head Coach 2017 Bantam AA North Toronto Athletics

kevin.albaum@gmail.com