Register for age 9 Summer Travel Baseball Tryouts!

Tryouts will be in March

UpdatedTuesday January 28, 2020 byLMLL Registrar.

*** UPDATE: Winter Workouts registration for age 9 is full, but 9 year-olds can still register for 9U Summer Travel Tryouts ***

LMLL families, it’s time to register for the 2020 Winter Workouts (open to ALL LMLL 9 year olds, regardless of interest in Travel) and for interest in the Summer Travel Baseball program for 9 yr. old players. The following FAQ will to help guide you through the process:

  • Is my player age 9? – If your player will be age 9 on April 30, 2020 – they are considered age 9 for Winter Workouts and Summer Travel tryouts.
  • How do I register my player? Through the LMLL website: www.LMLittleLeague.org, and click on Register Online.  For Winter Workouts, register for 2020 Travel Baseball-WINTER-Winter Workouts Ages 9-10 (don’t worry that it says “Travel”).  For Summer Travel Tryouts, register for 2020 Travel Baseball-SUMMER-Age 9 (9 yr. old players who registered in the fall for 2020 Summer Travel, including for 10U tryouts, do not need to register again, but do need to register for Winter Workouts if they want to attend them, and per below they will need to attend a 9U tryout session). You will need to use the following password: csrTravel20.  The deadline to register for Winter Workouts is Friday, January 3, 2020.
  • What are Winter Workouts? Winter workouts are instruction sessions led by the travel coaching staffs, league administrators, and baseball instructors. The sessions are 90 minutes in length 1x per week. The primary purpose is for ALL 9 year old LMLL baseball players to have the opportunity to work on their baseball skills (focus on pitching, hitting, and tactical baseball skills) in the off season. Players who are not interested in trying out for a 9U Summer Travel team may still register for and attend all the Winter Workouts.
  • How does my player tryout for a Summer Travel team?  The last three winter workout sessions will also incorporate tryouts/evaluations for a roster spot on a 9u travel team – a player only needs to attend one of those sessions to try out for Travel.  (Even if you sign-up for Winter Workouts, you MUST register separately for Summer Travel Tryouts if you want to be eligible to tryout.  But you don’t need to register for Winter Workouts if you are only registering to tryout and coming to one session.)
  • When/Where are Winter Workouts? Winter Workouts will take place indoors at A-Game Sports 856 Main St. in New Rochelle. They will be held the following Sunday mornings from 9am to 10:30am Jan 12 & 26, Feb 2 & 9, Mar 1, 8 & 15.  The off weeks in February are due to winter break. The January and February workouts will primarily focus on instruction, the March workouts will be a combination of instruction for everyone and evaluation (tryouts) for those interested in a spot on a 9u travel team.
  • Who should sign up for Winter Workouts? ANY 9 year old who wants to work on improving their baseball skill set, even if they are not interested in travel ball.  Any player who is definitely interested in a spot on a travel team is highly encouraged to take part in the full winter workout program. However, you may opt to NOT attend the full winter workouts sessions, and just register for Summer Travel Tryouts and attend one of the three March tryout sessions; it will not be counted against your chances of being selected for a Summer Travel team.
  • What are the costs involved for Winter Workouts/Summer Travel Tryouts? The fee for the Winter Workout sessions is $275. There are no partial, pro-rated or ad hoc pricing options. The fee to try out for a Summer Travel team at one session is $35 (if you want attend more than one session, you will also be required to register for Winter Workouts and pay the full $275 additional fee).  *** PLEASE NOTE – if you are a 9u player that previously tried out in attempt to make it onto a 10u team, you do NOT have to pay the $35 tryout fee again….BUT YOU MUST TRY OUT AGAIN. It’s encouraged that you participate in the winter workouts, but at minimum, 9u’s that did not make a 10u team, must attend one of the 9u tryout sessions.
  • What are the costs involved for Summer Travel? If after tryouts your player is offered a roster spot on the travel team, a $500 deposit will be required by March 30, 2020 to secure the spot. A balance of $150 will be due prior to the start of the summer travel season (total summer fee $650).
  • What do I need to know about playing Summer Travel? Our travel team will compete in the Greater Hudson Valley Baseball League. The season runs roughly from early June to mid-August. Players will be participating in baseball activities 4-6 days per week. Players should be able to attend all or most of the season’s activities. As baseball is a team sport, please carefully consider your family’s summer schedule and availability to fulfill the commitments of playing travel baseball. Summer travel is not typically a match for players who attend summer sleep away camp.
  • How many teams will there be? We will at minimum field one 9u travel team, which will be coached by Paul Sutter. If we have enough players to field a competitive second team at the 9u level and can designate appropriate coaches, we may add an additional team.
  • What about 8 year old Travel?  As in years past, our 8U Travel team(s) are formed during the Spring Rec season.  Further information will be provided in the spring. 
  • Spring Rec baseball participation. LMLL travel baseball is designed to supplement and support LMLL recreational baseball. LMLL travel players at this level are required to register for and participate in the LMLL Spring Rec baseball season.
  • What are the next steps? Register your interest on the league website by Jan 3rd, and pay appropriate fees. Winter workouts only ($275), Tryouts only ($35), Winter Workouts + Tryouts (two separate registrations) ($310).  And make sure to register for Spring Rec as well while you are at it if you haven’t already!

If you have any additional questions, please feel free to reach out to BBTravel@LMLittleLeague.org

LMLL Baseball Travel Commissioner