2015 Toronto Playgrounds Select Team Tryouts Scheduled To Begin on January 17


The 2014 TP Mosquito Select Team ham it up during their team photo shoot on August 16 at Christie Pits Diamond 2.

The 2014 TP Mosquito Select Team ham it up during their team photo shoot on August 16 at Christie Pits Diamond 2.

The Toronto Playgrounds Baseball Committee has announced that its tryouts for the 2015 Toronto Playgrounds (TP) Select Teams will commence on Saturday, January 17.

The Committee is currently planning to field Select Teams in three age divisions for the 2015 season. They are as follows:

  • ROOKIE BALL (2006-2007)
  • MOSQUITO (2004-2005)
  • PEEWEE (2002-2003)

The Committee will be scheduling weekly indoor tryouts for each of our respective Select Teams. We are currently in the final stages of finalizing our coaches and permits for our indoor training facilities at the Harbord Collegiate Institute (286 Harbord Street) gymnasium that will allow us to commence our Select tryouts and workouts in mid January. A detailed schedule pertaining to our respective Select Tryouts and Workouts will be posted once they have been finalized.

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 will be involved in the West Toronto Etobicoke Baseball Association (EBA) Select Loop for the 2015 season. This loop involves teams from Etobicoke, Weston, York, etc.

We are planning to field teams in the Rookie Ball (players born in 2006 and 2007), Mosquito (players born in 2004 and 2005), and Peewee (players born in 2002 and 2003). 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.

If you’re interested in participating in the select program or if you have any other questions please contact us at tpbaseball@gmail.com.