Peewee Select

North Toronto Baseball - 2017 Peewee Select Team

The North Toronto A's invite all players registered in the North Toronto House League born in 2004 or 2005 who are interested in competitive baseball to try out for the 2017 North Toronto A's Peewee Select Team. Tryouts will take place at the end of March 2017 (as indicated below) and selection shall be at the discretion of the coaching team.

The 2017 NT Select Peewee team will place emphasis on creating a fun and positive experience, developing young competitive baseball players, and instilling a love of baseball with a heavy emphasis on teamwork.

 

TRYOUTS:

North Toronto will hold open try-outs for the 2017 Peewee Select Team. Attendance at both tryout dates is encouraged to provide coaches with a chance to adequately assess all players. Please arrive 15 minutes before the tryout start time. There will be a $10 fee per player for tryouts.

 

Tryout Schedule

  1. Friday, March 24, 2017 from 5:00pm to 6:30pm (please arrive at 4:45pm).
  2. Wednesday, March 29, 2017 from 5:30pm to 6:30pm (please arrive at 5:15pm).

Location: Baseline Sports, 4 Ashwarren Road, Toronto, Ontario.

We ask that all players contact us before the tryout to confirm attendance. In addition, please wear a numbered hat or shirt for identification purposes. Confirm your attendance by emailing the following information to the Head Coach, Michael Isenberg (michael.h.isenberg@gmail.com) by Sunday, March 19, 2017:

  • Where did you play baseball last year and at what level (house league, select, rep. ball)?
  • Player name and date of birth.
  • Player’s preferred position / experience (e.g., experience pitching).
  • Parent email and phone number.
  • Is the player attending summer overnight camp or expected to be away for a material period (longer than a week) during the summer (if yes, provide exact dates).

 

TEAM SELECTION:

Players will be selected on the basis of:

  • Athleticism, playing experience and skill.
  • Attitude, enthusiasm, and coachability.
  • Level of commitment to attend practices and games to ensure consistency of play and development as a team.

 

TEAM SCHEDULE:

Practices: The team will commence weekly practices in mid April (indoors to begin), moving to outdoor practices in late April or early May (weather dependent). Initially, the practices will take place on Sunday mornings. Once the summer outdoor practice schedule commences there will be a practice Thursday evenings at 7-9pm, and a flexible schedule for an additional practice that will be at the coaching staff’s discretion over the weekends.

Games: The team will participate in the Toronto Baseball Association. Games will take place on Sunday evenings starting in late May and running into August (with a slower schedule in July). The Head Coach may also schedule exhibition games or make-up games for rain-outs. There are no games scheduled on the Canada Day or Civic long weekends.

Tournaments: The team may take part in tournaments depending on availability.

 

TEAM COMMITMENT:

An important aspect of the Select program is commitment to the team, and respecting the opportunity to play for a competitive team. Players are expected to attend all Select practices, games and tournaments as scheduled. The aim is to build a team that practices and plays together consistently with cohesiveness.

All players must be available to attend the Toronto Baseball Association (TBA) city playoffs in that take place August 18th-20th 2017, and, if the team qualifies, the Ontario Baseball Association (OBA) provincial championships September 1st – 3rd 2017.

Please note there is a financial commitment to participate in the Select program that could range in the $1,200-$1,500 level to cover league fees, practice fields, training, uniforms, equipment and tournaments.

Thank you very much.

Michael Isenberg

Head Coach, North Toronto A's Peewee Select Team