UPDATED on October 28, 2018
*UPDATE > ALL SUNDAY (OCTOBER 28) OUTDOOR WORKOUT SESSIONS HAVE BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO WET FIELD CONDITIONS.*
IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING THE 2019 TP SELECT PROGRAM
First of all, the Toronto Playgrounds Baseball Committee is going to be holding one more outdoor Select ‘Workout’ session for each age group this coming weekend. The schedule of the workouts is listed below…. however make sure that you read this entire notice after checking the schedule for your workout. This information is very important for anyone who is interested in continuing to try out for one of our 2019 Select teams.
Here is the schedule for the final series of Select Outdoor Workout Sessions:
- Players born in 2011 and 2010: Sunday, October 28 > 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. [Christie Pits Diamond 3]
- Players born in 2009: Sunday, October 28 > 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. [Christie Pits Diamond 3]
- Players born in 2008: Saturday, October 27 > 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. [Christie Pits Diamond 2]
- Players born in 2007: Saturday, October 27 > 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. [Christie Pits Diamond 2]
- Players born in 2006: Sunday, October 28 > 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.* [Christie Pits Diamond 2]
- Players born in 2005 and 2004: Saturday, October 27 > 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. [Christie Pits Diamond 1]
- Players born in 2003, 2002 and 2001: Sunday, October 28 > 12:00 noon to 1:30 p.m. [Christie Pits Diamond 1]
Session schedule is subject to change. [* indicates a revision]
As always, please check the hotline (416-392-1914, prompt 4) one hour before the start time of the workout if the weather is suspect to see if the workout is on as scheduled or cancelled.
As mentioned above, these will be the last outdoor Select ‘workout’ sessions for 2018. We want to really thank all of the players who have come out so enthusiastically to take part in the workouts….some of those evenings were quite chilly! We’d also like to thank all the coaches and parents who helped out with running the workouts. We’d also like to say a big thank you to all of our young adult and teenage umpires/field supervisors who came out so many times to help make the workouts a big success!
If you are interested in trying out for one of our 2019 Select teams and somehow haven’t made it out to one of the workouts yet, we really need to see you out for this last workout if at all possible. We’ll now be taking a break in the Select tryout process until we move indoors in January, and it’s very important that the coaches have a sense of everyone who is interested in trying out.
In terms of the indoor tryouts that will be starting in early- to mid-January, we will only be contacting those people who have expressed to us that they are interested in trying out for Select….we won’t be sending out a general email to everyone in the database. We have been reminding everyone at the outdoor workouts to make sure that their child’s name is on the sign in sheet. It only has to be on the sheet once for us to contact you with the details regarding the indoor tryouts in January. If you are not 100% certain that your child’s name was placed on the sign in sheet then please email us at email@example.com using the subject line “Interest in 2019 Select” to let us know you’re interested. If you are interested in Select for 2019, haven’t been to a workout, and can’t make it out this weekend, you should also email us at firstname.lastname@example.org using the subject line “Interest in 2019 Select” to let us know you’re interested.
Here is how the process will work once we start inside in January. All interested players will be invited out to the first indoor tryout. Once the indoor tryouts start, the coaches will begin the process of letting some players know that they won’t be making the team…some coaches may tell some players after the first indoor tryout, some coaches may wait until after the second tryout. Whichever way a particular coach decides to do it, our plan is that by the end of the third indoor tryout the teams will be more or less chosen. There will then be weekly indoor practices for each Select team (which players obviously need to attend) until mid-April, when we will prepare to head back outside again!
The number of players that will be on each team, and whether there will be taxi squad players on a team, may vary somewhat from team to team. That information will be available from the coaches at the indoor tryouts.
If you are interested in trying out for Select and you haven’t already read it, please take the time to read the Select Overview information sheet so that you are fully aware of the commitments involved in playing on a Select team. The link is copied here: Select Overview.
If you have any other questions regarding our 2019 Select program, please email us at email@example.com.
Participants interested in our TP Select program are strongly encouraged to read the detailed information links below: