ALL INDOOR SELECT TRYOUTS WILL CONTINUE AT THE BICKFORD CENTRE; SELECT TRYOUTS WILL BE SUSPENDED FROM MARCH 9 TO 16 DUE TO THE MARCH BREAK HOLIDAY
The Toronto Playgrounds Baseball Committee has finalized the scheduling for the seventh session of its Select Team Tryouts for the week of March 3-8.
The indoor tryouts, which are open to ALL registered house league players, will continue to take place in the gym at the Bickford Centre (777 Bloor Street West).
The schedule for the seventh session of Select Team Tryouts is as follows:
Monday, March 4:
Rookie Select (players born in 2004-2005) > 6:00 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.
Bantam Select (players born in 1998 or 1999) > CANCELLED
Wednesday, March 6:
Mosquito Select (players born in 2002 or 2003) > 6:00 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.
Peewee Select* (players born in 2000 or 2001) > 7:15 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Because the originally scheduled Saturday, March 9 tryouts involving our Rookie and Mosquito Select Teams at the Bickford Centre have been scuttled by a last minute permit revision by the TDSB, the TP Baseball Committee has successfully rescheduled those sessions to a pair of weekday evenings prior to the March Break .
* Peewee Players and Parents partaking in our Select Tryouts are advised that the indoor tryouts will rotate between Monday and Wednesday evenings every other week beginning on February 25. The schedule has been realigned for the following reasons:
- By rotating the Peewee tryout dates between Mondays and Wednesdays, it will address the concerns of some parents and players that they were not able to participate in the tryout sessions.
- The rotational Monday-Wednesday schedule will address the schedules of our various Peewee Select Coaches.
ALL players and parents participating in our Select Tryouts are advised that ALL tryout sessions at the Bickford Centre will be suspended from March 9 to 16 due to the March Break Holiday. Indoor Select Tryouts will resume during the week of March 17-23.
Players will ONLY be allowed to participate in the select tryouts after we have received a completed house league registration for the player, along with either having the full fee paid or having a payment arrangement in place.
The Toronto Playgrounds Baseball Select program is an extension of the house league program. Playing Select gives players the opportunity to play more baseball at a higher skill level without having to make the larger time and financial commitment that is involved with “Rep” baseball. The select team is similar to a “house league all star team.”
Parents and Players are advised that there are tryouts involved for our Select teams, and players have to make the teams. There is a registration fee for the select teams which is in addition to the House League registration fee. The fee will depend upon the number of tournaments the team enters and the type of uniform they decide to use. Players MUST be registered in our house league baseball program in order to tryout for our Select teams.
Additionally, Parents and Players are advised that any player who makes the Select Team MUST fully pay their Select registration fee (and respective House League registration fee) before the start of the Select regular season schedule in order to play for their team. There will be NO EXCEPTIONS.
Parents and Players are also advised that Select players must also participate regularly and appropriately in our house league program. When playing house league games, the players will be expected to wear their house league uniforms, just as they will be expected to wear their select uniforms when playing their select games.
Toronto Playgrounds House League Baseball is looking at being involved in the West Toronto Select Loop for the 2013 season. This loop involves teams from Etobicoke, Weston, York, etc. We are planning to field teams in the Rookie Ball (players born in 2004 and 2005), Mosquito (players born in 2002 and 2003), Peewee (players born in 2000 and 2001), and Bantam (players born in 1998 and 1999) divisions. Teams will require at least 15 interested and committed players, two or three interested and committed coaches, and at least one parent willing to serve in a manager’s capacity.
There are set nights for select games in each division, and we will be informing you of those as soon as we have confirmed them with the loop organizers.
Although the Select Tryout sessions will be continuing each week until the end of March, it is imperative that any Players or Parents, who have been sitting on the fence about participating in the tryouts, do so as soon as possible. The Select coaches will base their team roster selections, at the beginning of April, solely upon the player performances at these indoor workouts.
If you’re interested in participating in the select program or if you have any other questions please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.