Calendar (11U Bombers 2023)

Below is the anticipated calendar for the 2023 11U 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 18-August 1open tryouts (days and times to be announced) – If a player is offered a spot on the team, the offer is valid for at least 24 hours. To accept the offer, the player must pay a $200 non-refundable deposit (which is applied to his player fee). After the 24 hours expires, the team reserves the right to withdraw the offer.

Mid-August through mid-Novembervoluntary fall training and fall ball league – The training and fall ball is completely voluntary, but encouraged. No player will be penalized in any way for not participating. We understand that kids may want to play other sports or take a break.

From mid-August through October (for as long as the weather holds up), the team will play in a fall ball league at Field of Dreams in Noblesville on Sundays and have outdoor practices at Veterans Memorial Park each week (days and times to be determined based on coach and family schedules).

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 – There will be a break in formal training with a focus on arm rest. There may be some batting related activities.

January through mid-Marchwinter 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 two two-hour training sessions each week focusing on batting/pitching and mental approach. Last winter we had two sessions each week at the Bat Cave on Saturdays, 8:00-10:00 AM and Tuesdays, 7:00-8:30 PM.

Mid-March through mid-Apriltraining and outdoor practices – As soon as the fields at Veterans Memorial Park are playable, we will begin outdoor practice at least 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-Julyshowcase games and tournaments – Beginning in early to mid-April (if weather permits), the team will begin scheduling weekday showcase games, Sunday doubleheaders, and weekend tournaments. Once we get to the middle 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 will be one or two out-of-state tournament within a five hour drive.