Below is the anticipated calendar for the 2022 10U Bombers. It should give you an idea of what the schedule will look like. Some changes and adjustments are likely, but should not be too significant.
Note that we encourage kids to play multiple sports and will work with you to make it possible. We do not require participation in fall team activities. We strongly encourage participation in the winter trainings but understand that there may be conflicts.
July 24-August 1 – open tryouts (days and times to be announced) – If a player is offered a spot on the team, the offer is valid for at least 48 hours. To accept the offer, the player must pay a $200 non-refundable deposit (which is applied to his player fee). After the 48 hours expires, the team reserves the right to withdraw the offer.
Mid-August through mid-November – voluntary fall training – The training is completely voluntary and no player will be penalized in any way for not participating.
From mid-August through October (for as long as the weather holds up), the team will have outdoor practices at Veterans Memorial Park each week (days and times to be determined based on coach and family schedules). The emphasis will be on fielding, defensive assignments, and base running.
From September through mid-November, there will also be individual and small group hitting and pitching evaluations, followed by focused individualized training at Veterans Memorial Park and the Bat Cave (Post Road and I-70).
November-December – break in formal training with a focus on arm rest. There may be some batting related activities.
January through mid-March – winter indoor training and practice – The indoor training schedule will depend on what days and times we can negotiate with local indoor facilities. Ideally, we will have a two hour batting and pitching training each week (most likely at the Bat Cave) and a training at an indoor facility with an infield every other week. I will work to have the trainings on the weekend. The trainings are not required, but we encourage everyone to attend.
Mid-March through mid-April – training and outdoor practices – As soon as the fields at Veterans Memorial Park are playable, we will begin outdoor practice once during the week and once on weekends. Depending on the progress and needs of the players, we may continue having formal batting practice at the Bat Cave.
Mid-April through mid-July – showcase games and tournaments – Beginning in mid-April (if weather permits), the team will begin scheduling weekday showcase games, Sunday doubleheaders, and weekend tournaments. Once we get to the end of May, we will primarily play tournaments. We will practice once a week at Veterans Memorial Park and have voluntary batting practice the night before the tournament begins. There may be one or two out-of-state tournament within a three to four hour drive.