Mosquito Select Green (2006)

North Toronto Baseball Mosquito Select Team The North Toronto A's invite all players who will be registered in North Toronto House League born in 2006 who are interested in competitive baseball to try out for the 2017 North Toronto A's Mosquito Select Team. Team selection shall be at the sole discretion of the Head Coaches. Please note, there will be no tryouts in Spring 2017.

In keeping with the NCCP Baseball Model of Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD), these young athletes fall into the FUNdamental and Learn to Train categories. We will be emphasizing skill development, proper training and the importance of having FUN! Our program will focus on creating a fun and positive experience, developing young competitive baseball players, and instilling a love of baseball with heavy emphasis on teamwork.

TRYOUTS:

North Toronto will hold open try-outs for the Mosquito Select Team. Attendance at both tryout dates is encouraged. Please arrive 15 minutes before the tryout start time.

Schedule

Monday September 19 from 6:00pm to 8:15pm (arrive at 5:45pm)

Wednesday September 21 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm (arrive at 5:45pm)

Location - Oriole Park – 201 Oriole Parkway, Toronto, ON.

Alternative date – only if necessary due to weather: Thursday September 22 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm (arrive at 5:45pm)

Alternative Date Location - Memorial Park – 340 Chaplin Crescent, Toronto, ON.

Weather dependent - we will do our best to run the tryouts on the days and times outlined above.

Please note: we ask all Players to contact us before tryout's confirming attendance. Please be sure to wear a numbered shirt and arrive at least 15 minutes early for the first try-out.

Confirm your attendance by emailing the following information to: Paul Kamin – paulkamin@rogers.com by September 17:

        • Where did you play last year?

        • Player name and date of birth

        • Parent email and phone number

TEAM SELECTION:

Players will be selected on the basis of:

• attitude and coachability; • level of commitment to attend practices, games and tournaments to ensure consistency of play and development as a team; and • athleticism and skill

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

TEAM SCHEDULE:

Practices – The team will commence weekly practices indoors starting in early January through to April. Outdoor practices will commence in late April or early May (weather dependent). The team will be practicing on a weekend morning in the spring (May – June). There will also be a practice on Sunday evenings in May until the Select season starts at the end of May. The summer practice schedule (July – August) will not be known until the spring (dependent on permits, field availability) but the expectation based on previous years will see the spring weekend practice moved to 2 weekday evening practices during the summer.

Games – The team will participate in the Toronto Baseball Association. The regular season will consist of approximately 10 games starting in late May and running to mid-August. Home games will take place on Sunday evenings. Away games will be at various locations in the eastern portion of the city. The Head Coach may also occasionally schedule exhibition games or make-up games for rain-outs at times. There are no games scheduled on the Canada Day or Civic long weekends.

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

Summer Break - The team will take a 2-3 week break at the beginning of July, this is dependent on the convenor being able to grant us our Black Out request. Players' attendance at overnight camp and family vacations should be scheduled around this period.

TEAM COMMITMENT:

An important aspect of the Select program is commitment to the team and we expect those players chosen to play will honour this commitment, respecting the opportunity they have been given to play. Players are expected to attend all Select practices, games and tournaments scheduled as well as their House League games. During the overlap between Select and House League seasons, players will have up to 4 baseball events each week, including weekends. The NT Select commitment is a serious one. If you are signing your child up for this experience please be sure you are committed to the other players, parents and coaches that will be taking this step with you. Our aim is to build a team that practices and plays together consistently. Please do not attend the tryouts if you will be unable to meet the minimum attendance commitment.

All players must be available to attend the Toronto Baseball Association (TBA) city playoffs in mid-August, 2017 and if the team qualifies, the Ontario Baseball Association (OBA) provincial championships in early September, 2017

Please note there is a significant financial commitment as well. Depending on sponsorship, player costs are expected to be $1,200-$1,350 in addition to league fees, primarily to pay for training, uniforms, equipment and tournaments.

Thank you,

Paul Kamin Head Coach North Toronto A's Mosquito Select Green Team