IMPORTANT CHANGES TO OUR 15U, 16U AND 18U TRAVEL PROGRAMUpdatedFriday July 24, 2020 byRuss Deyoe.
IMPORTANT CHANGES TO OUR 15U, 16U and 18U TRAVEL PROGRAM
Bethlehem Babe Ruth is pleased to announce some exciting news for our 16U-18U teams. These changes will also impact the 15u travel program. In an effort to closely mirror the schools JV and Varsity teams we will no longer be holding tryouts in the fall for the 15u travel, 16U or 18U teams.
The following Criteria will be used to form these teams:
1- Any players that makes the Bethlehem varsity team in the spring will be invited to play on the18U team.
2-Players that played Bethlehem varsity as a junior (in the previous season) will automatically be invited to play on the team.
3- An open tryout will be held in the spring to fill remaining positions if needed. Any player that does not meet the criteria for 1 or 2 may participate in the tryout.
1- Any player that makes the JV team in the spring will be invited to play on the 16U team. (Must be age 16 or less)
2- An open tryout will be held in the spring to fill remaining positions if needed. Tryout will be open to any league age 15 or 16yo
As a result of these changes many league age 15’s will be playing on the 16U team. With enough available players, tryouts will be held in the spring for a 15U travel team.
Winter workouts will now be open to any league age 15-18 that would like to attend. The fee will be $75 for approximately 8 Sunday's during Jan., Feb and March. These workouts will be led by the 16u and 18u team coaches and other instructors. Exact dates, times and online registration available soon. This is a great opportunity to prepare for school tryouts.
Showcase tournaments may be available to players on both teams. More info on this will be coming soon.
Rick Leach will manage the 18U team (Connie Mack) for next season. Rick brings many years of experience coaching the Bethlehem High school Jr. Varsity Baseball team as well as the Varsity Football team. Rick has also coached for many years in the highly competitive American legion Baseball league.
We are also please to annouce that Zach Frese will be managing the Mickey Mantle teams. This year there is no Mickey Mantle team, however Zach will be coaching with Coach Leach at the Connie Mack level. Zach is the current Freshman Baseball coach at Bethlehem.
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