players interested in playing for one of our travel teams must
register for the program. Players in 10U are encouraged to play rec
softball, 12U players are not requi red but encouraged to. HIGH
SCHOOL PLAYERS IN 14U, 16U AND 18U ARE NOT REQUIRED TO PLAY REC.
After registering for the program, players that are selected for
either the 14U-16U-18U travel teams and are not playing rec ball,
will have a portion of their registration fee applied towards their
travel team costs. Our travel team families actively participate in
fundraising throughout the season and vigorously work to raise money
to offset travel team costs.
2017/18 TRAVEL COACHES
10U Black - TBD
12U Black - Jason Knight / Ron Stump
12U Blue - Bill Simpson
14U Black - Chuck Pettit
14U Blue - Chuck Buckland
>16U Black - TBD
18U Select - Kevin Miller
18U Black - George Thomas / Chris Spinner
Batting Coach - Danny Taylor / James Daniel
Pitching Coach - Scott Hoff
How much does it
will vary by team and is based upon the number of tournaments they
would like to play as well as the cost of the uniforms. Teams
collect a minimum amount from the players upfront and then offset
the balance of the travel expenses through active fundraising
efforts and sponsors. +/- $300/player for the season is a fair
estimate but then again it will depend on the schedule for that
How much commitment
Commitment is important to the success of the team and should not be
taken lightly. Coaches give of their time to work with the girls so
they can become better ballplayers and have fun while learning. In
turn, players cannot improve their skills or come together as a team
if they frequently miss practices due to some other conflict.
How often does the
travel team meet?
The 10 and 12U travel teams practice twice a week. Girls in
these age groups could also participate in the rec portion of the program
and they play two days a week during the spring season. For 14U,
16U, and 18U High School, they practice as much as 4 times per week.
How much “travel” is
all of the tournaments are considered “local” in that they are in
MD. Most tournaments are within an hour’s drive of Bel Air. This
will vary by team and tournaments selected.
What about my family
coaches give each player up front a copy of the potential schedule
so they will know the schedule ahead of time. If you know of a
conflict, please inform the coach as soon as possible so they can