SELECT: TP Bantam & Midget Select Team Tryout Schedule for March 3


THE SCHEDULE FOR OUR SEVENTH SESSION OF MONDAY INDOOR TRYOUTS TO FILL THE ROSTERS ON OUR RESPECTIVE 2014 TP BANTAM & MIDGET SELECT TEAMS HAS BEEN FINALIZED

TP Bantam Select catcher Mikel (2) in action behind home plate at Dominico Field at Christie Pits during their game against the Bloordale Bombers on June 21, 2013.

TP Bantam Select catcher Mikel (2) in action behind home plate at Dominico Field at Christie Pits during their game against the Bloordale Bombers on June 21, 2013.

The TP Baseball Committee has finalized the schedule for its seventh session of Monday indoor tryouts to fill the roster positions on its respective TP Bantam (1999-2000) and Midget (1996-1998) Select Teams for the upcoming 2014 season.

Our seventh series of indoor Select Team Tryouts will take place on Monday, March 3 at the Bickford Centre gym located at 777 Bloor Street West.

Players wishing to participate in the indoor Select Team sessions MUST be registered in our house league baseball program.

The Select Team tryouts are open to ALL registered house league players who are interested in playing a more “competitive” brand of baseball. If you’re only interested in playing House League baseball, there is no obligation to participate in the indoor Select tryout sessions. (Evaluations for our House League players will take place in late April.) However, if you’re interested in playing more competitive baseball, we encourage you to come out to the Select Team tryout sessions.

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. Registration forms with payment can be dropped off at the Monday sessions.

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 (not everyone trying out will necessarily be on the team). Each of our respective Select teams will play one game a week and have one practice in addition to their participation in our house league program. Players who make the Select teams, but who then do not take part in our house league games, will forfeit their spots.

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.

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.

Here is the TP Select Team Tryout Schedule for Monday, March 3 at the Bickford Centre Gym (777 Bloor Street West):

  • 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. > Bantam Select (1999-2000) and Midget Select (1996-1998)

The Bickford Centre is located on the south side of Bloor Street between Grace Street and Montrose Avenue, right across from the southern section of Christie Pits. To get to the gym, please use the doors at the north end of the breezeway, which is the area down the stairs from the main  entrance to the building.

Again, players wishing to participate in these indoor Select Team sessions must be registered in our house league baseball program. Registration forms with fees can be handed in on  Monday between 5:30 p.m. and 6:00 p.m., and league representatives will  be on hand to answer parent questions. Registration forms will be  available at the gym.

If you require more information or are interested in trying out for one of the select teams but are unable to make these tryout times, please contact us at [email protected]