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Current 2021 Summer Travel Team Standings

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Spring Travel runs every March - June. Travel teams are designed for the more competitive players with a desire to compete and develop their skills in the game of baseball. ‚ÄčParticipation in the Rec program is required to be on any Travel team roster. All travel players typically receive playing time at the coach's discretion, and may rotate through various positions to gain exposure. A higher level of commitment is expected at the Travel level with multiple practices and games scheduled each week. Placement on a travel team one season does not guarantee future placement. Tryouts will be used to determine teams, and then teams will be entered into leagues and tournaments based on ability levels. BH PAL will make as many travel teams as possible based on the number of kids that register, but cuts are always possible in travel baseball.

 

Summer Travel runs every June - mid August and is meant for the most elite and competitive baseball players, with the goal of challenging each player to the apex of their abilities. Playing time is at the coach's discretion and not all players may receive equal playing time. The summer program is very competitive with RED team entries into the Cal Ripken District 12 Tournament.  Full player commitment and parent cooperation is expected through the summer months.

 

Fall Travel runs early September - mid October. Fall baseball is considered off-season and efforts are made to accommodate other sport schedules. Teams normally compete at next spring's future level, so the players can gain experience playing at the distances and with the rules for the following spring.

 

Tryouts are free of charge and are offered every May and October. Parents will receive email invitations to register far in advance of the tryout date.  All tryouts are conducted by independent evaluators with no connection to the baseball program, travel coaches or parents.  Kids can tryout for their grade based team and/or their age based team (if they have a birthday after May 1).  Teams are created based on tryout results and travel performance.  The RED team will be comprised of the top 10-12 players (12 players maximum, could be less).  A NAVY team will be formed only if there are enough players and coaches registered and interested.  Refunds will be issued to any player that registers but is not placed on a team.