Mosquito Select White (2007)

North Toronto Mosquito Select White (2007) Team

TRYOUTS

The tryouts will take place at Baseline Sports (4 Ashwarren Rd, North York, ON M3J 1Z5) on the following dates and times (please arrive 15 minutes before to register and note there will be a $10 fee to cover space rental). The tryouts will be held indoors - players should wear running shoes (cleats not necessary for indoors), long pants and a shirt with a number on it.  Players will need to bring their own glove along with any other equipment he/she is most comfortable with (e.g. bat, batting helmet).

  • Friday, April 7, 6:00-7:30pm
  • Saturday, April 8, 5:00-6:30pm

Players will be selected by the coaching staff on the basis of the following:

  • 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 selection shall be made solely by the coaching group.

Player’s name:

Address:

Parent Email and telephone number:

Preferred Position:

Last year’s team:

If you would like to attend the try-outs, please provide the above information by email to Chris Barker - barker_cj@yahoo.ca before the try-out and arrive early to register.

 

TEAM SCHEDULE:

The 2017 schedule will consist of practices, games (home and away) and tournaments.  There will also be a summer break where there will be no baseball activities (depending on approval of convenor).

Practices - Will commence in late April or early May (weather dependent) and will be held on Saturday’s 1:30-3:00pm at Memorial field (Yonge/Eglinton).  This will not conflict with any Minor Mosquito housel league games.   There will also be a practice on Sunday evenings until the select season starts at the end of May. At least one additional weekly practice will be added when house league breaks at the end of June.

Games – The team will participate in the Toronto Baseball Association select league, playing other select teams in Toronto. 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’s at 6:30pm at Viewmount Park (Allen/Lawrence-Eglinton). Away games will be at various locations in the eastern portion of the city. The team may also schedule pre-season exhibition games or make-up games for rain-outs as required. Typically, there are no games scheduled on the Canada Day or civic long weekends.

Tournaments – The team expects to participate in 2-3 tournaments in May/June

Summer Break – There will be a 2-3 week break in July or early August, this is dependent on the convenor being able to grant a black-out request. Players' attendance at overnight camp and family vacations should be scheduled around this period.

 

HOUSE LEAGUE PARTICIPATION

A player's commitment to NT Select requires participation in the NT House League schedule that plays games twice a week in May and June.   During the overlap between the select and house league seasons, NT Select will practice once a week and play once a week. That means between the 2 teams, players will have at least 4 baseball events a week, including weekends in May/June. During tournament weekends, select players will be exempt from House League commitment if the schedules overlap. After the House League season ends in June, the select team will practice twice a week and play once a week.

 

TEAM COMMITMENT:

An important aspect of the select program is commitment to the team and it is expected that those players chosen to play will honour this commitment. Players are expected to attend all select practices, games and tournaments scheduled as well as their house league games. 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. The aim is to build a team that practices and plays together consistently.

A maximum of two missed games will be accepted before a player is demoted to call-up status unless there is a valid reason, on determination of the coaching squad. There is the same expectation for tournaments. All players must be available to attend the Toronto Baseball Association (TBA) city playoffs August 18-20 and if the team qualifies, the Ontario Baseball Association (OBA) provincial championships September 1-3(Labour Day weekend).

If your child is expected to be away for extended periods in July/August or if you will be unable to meet the minimum attendance commitment, please do not attend the tryouts.

Please note there is a significant financial commitment as well. Depending on sponsorship, player costs are expected to be approximately $1,500 in addition to league fees, primarily to pay for training, uniforms, equipment and tournaments entrance fees.

 

Thank you,

Chris Barker
Head Coach
North Toronto A's Mosquito Select White Team

barker_cj@yahoo.ca