Bantam Select

The North Toronto Athletics invite all players born in 2002 and 2003 who are interested in competitive baseball to try out for the 2017 North Toronto Select Team. The goal is to provide House League players with a more competitive format to compete against other Select organizations. We will focus on developing baseball skills through proper training, and competitive games.

Team Selection: Players will be selected on the basis of:

1) Athleticism and Skill.

2) Level of commitment to attend practices, games and tournaments.

3) Attitude and behavior –listening, following instructions and work ethic are integral to team sports.

Team Commitment: There will be 1 to 2 practices every week in late April, May and June. Day and time is to be determined. Practices in July and August will be held during the week.

The team will take a summer break for the first 2 – 3 weeks of July.

Our Home games will be Sunday nights (venue TBD). The Away games, also Sunday nights, will be at organizations’ diamonds in Central Toronto East to Scarborough.

A minimum 75% attendance is expected for the practices and games.

There will also be a financial commitment. Team fees are expected to be around $950 per player.

We will participate in 2 or 3 tournaments during May and June. All players should be available for these tournaments.

The TBA playoffs will be played on either the 2nd or 3rd weekend of August. The OBA playoffs (if we quali-fy) are September 1st – 3rd. Please do not attend the tryouts if you will be unable to meet the minimum attendance commitment.

Tryouts:

Sunday September 25th, Talbot Field, 11:00 a.m. - CANCELLED

Wednesday September 28th, Sentinel 1, 6:00 p.m.

Thursday September 29th, Sentinel 2, 6:00 p.m.

Thursday October 6th  Sentinel 1, 6:15 p.m.

Attendance at all of the tryouts is not required; however, attendance at multiple dates will give the coaches a better opportunity to fully evaluate each player.

Please arrive at least 15 minutes early for the first try-out and register with a coach when you get there.

Please confirm your attendance by emailing ntselect2017bantam@gmail.com Please include the following:

Player's name:

Date of Birth:

Parent Email:

Parent Phone Number:

Last year’s team (if not North Toronto, a signed “Permission to Tryout” form will be required – See the TBA website for a copy of the form):

Sincerely, Ward Meek

North Toronto Athletics Bantam Coach