Minor Peewee A

The North Toronto A’s invite all players born in 2005 who are interested in competitive baseball to try out for the 2017 North Toronto A’s Minor Peewee (2005) A Rep Teams. In 2017, North Toronto will be fielding two Minor Peewee A teams, consisting of twelve players each.

The Head Coach of Team 1 will first select players for the Team 1 roster. The Head Coach of Team 2 will then select players for the Team 2 roster. Team selection shall be at the sole discretion of the coaching staffs.

In keeping with the NCCP Baseball Model of Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD), we will be emphasizing skill development, proper training, athletic preparation and the importance of having FUN! Our program will focus on creating a fun and positive experience, developing young competitive baseball players, athletic preparation (including nutrition and game preparation) and instilling a love of baseball with heavy emphasis on teamwork.

Tryouts Schedule:

Wednesday September 14th 6pm-9pm;

Saturday September 17th 9 am – 11 am; and

Sunday September 18th 9 am – 11 am.

Location – Sentinel Park – 315 Sentinel Road, Toronto (Keele & Sheppard)

Attendance at all of the tryouts is not required; however, attendance impacts the coaches’ ability to fully evaluate each player. The coaches may at their sole discretion add a fourth tryout, if deemed necessary.

Be prepared for tryout times and dates to get delayed due to weather. We will do our best to run the tryouts on the days and times above.

Please arrive at least 15 minutes early for the first try-out to register.

Confirm your attendance by emailing the following info to:

Ben Rovet – brovet@rogers.com and Flavio Volpe - volpe.flavio@gmail.com

1. Player Name and date of birth;

2. Parent name, email and phone number;

3. Current Baseball Organization;

4. Current Level of Baseball (i.e. House league, Select or Rep), if Rep or Select, specify which team; and

5. Is athlete attending camp? If yes, provide dates.

Team Selection

Players will be selected on the basis of:

1. athleticism and skill;

2. attitude and coachability; and

3. level of commitment to attend practices, games and tournaments to ensure consistency of play and development as a team; and

No previous Rep or Select level baseball experience is required. All players will receive equal consideration.

TEAM SCHEDULE: 

Winter Training – The teams will practice indoors with professional coaches one day a week starting in January through to mid-April. All players will be charged an equal amount for the team indoor practices (included in team fees). We will also be organizing optional clinics focusing on specific skills (e.g. batting, pitching) throughout the offseason.

Outdoor Practices - Practices will commence in late April or early May (weather dependent). The practice schedule will not be finalized until field permits are obtained in early spring; however based on prior years the team expects to practice Saturday and/or Sunday as well as have a weekday practice. During the summer, the majority of practices will be held on weekdays.

Games – The teams will participate in the Toronto Baseball Association and will also play an “interlock” with teams from York-Simcoe Baseball Association. The regular season will consist of 18-22 games starting in early May and running to mid-August. The teams 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’ availability and field allocations. Away games can be any day of the week, except Saturdays. Home games take place at Sentinel Park. The Head Coaches may also occasionally schedule exhibition games or make-up games for rain-outs at different times. Generally, there are no games scheduled on the Victoria Day, Canada Day or Civic Holiday long weekends.

Tournaments – The teams expects to participate in 2-4 tournaments, with 1-3 in May/June and 1-2 in late July early August.

Summer Break - The teams will take a 2 to 4 week break at the beginning of July. This is dependent on the league convenor being able to grant us our Black Out request. Players’ attendance at overnight camp and family vacations should be scheduled for this period.

EXPECTATIONS:

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 1-4, 2017.

A minimum 80% attendance is expected for the outdoor practices, games and tournaments. 100% starting after the team break in July to prepare for the TBAs.

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 $1,700-2,000, 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.

Reminder: For any player coming from another organization, please bring a “Permission to Tryout Form”. This can be found on the TBA website. Link below:

http://www.torontobaseball.ca/index.aspx?TopMenuID=10001

Players that do not make either team can sign up for North Toronto house league. Registration for NTBA house league begins November 1st, 2016.

Sincerely,

Ben Rovet

Head Coach, North Toronto Minor Peewee A-1

Flavio Volpe

Head Coach, North Toronto Minor Peewee A-2