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SYA Travel Baseball – Managers Selected

SYA Travel Baseball’s mission is to develop the skills of advanced baseball players, both on and off the field, who live within the SYA boundaries and to help prepare these baseball players for an advanced level of play/competition and for life by teaching them a wide range of skills through the game of baseball. The managers selected for the Fall 2017/Spring 2018 season to guide these players are:

8u – Bob Woodruff
9u – Doug Neely
10u – Dwayne Nitz (Jim Poythress if there is a 2nd team)
11u – Scott Bowers
12u – Ben Lorigo (Cord Chase if there is a 2nd team)

These are the managers for the A/Prime team. Should registrations/tryouts and talent depth dictate a second team we will make every effort to put a team in place and find a manager.

SYA Travel Fall 2017 Baseball Tryouts

SYA Travel Baseball tryouts for the Fall 2017 season for 8u through 12u teams will take place in June/July – details are below. This is a new year, so players age up from the spring season. Player’s age is based on their age on April 30, 2018  – See Age Determination details. Click here to register so we have an idea of who is coming and we can send out any updates. All players must live within the SYA Little League boundaries and do not have to play with SYA Little League in the fall in order to be eligible. Tryouts will last approximately 1-2 hours depending on how many players show. Be sure players come prepared and bring water.

8u – Sat, June 17 @ 9am, ECL 5  &  Sat, July 1 @ 9am, ECL 5
9u – Sat, June 24 @ 10am, Bull Run  &  Sat, July 1 @ 10am, Bull Run
10u – Sun, June 25 @ 4pm, Lower LLV  &  Sat, July 1 @ 4pm, Bull Run
11u – Sun, June 25 @ 10am, Sports Park #1  &  Sun, July 2 @ 10am, Sports Park #1
12u – Sat, July 1 @ 4pm, Lower LLV  &  Sun, July 2 @ 1pm, Sports Park #1

Age Determination: Based on player’s age on April 20, 2018. Players are encouraged to play with their age however may be permitted to tryout to play up.

8u – Born between May 1, 2009 and April 30, 2010
9u – Born between May 1, 2008 and April 30, 2009
10u – Born between May 1, 2007 and April 30, 2008
11u – Born between May 1, 2006 and April 30, 2007
12u – Born between May 1, 2005 and April 30, 2006

Composite Bat News

Travel Baseball, depending on the league and tournament, are governed by various ruling bodies. While Little League recently announced a moratorium on composite bats, USSSA and AAU – the two popular ruling bodies – have different stances on composite bats. Click on the appropriate ruling body for their stance: USSSA, AAU (look for Bat Size).

For teams playing in NVTBL, here are their rules on bats: Age 8U – 14u divisions: Players shall NOT be limited by the 2015 High School Baseball Rules published by the NFHS regarding bat dimensions. JV, Varsity and ODL teams must follow BBCOR standards. All bats need to be BPF approved.

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