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Baseball Travel Team Information

Plainview Travel Baseball Teams will be formed on or around June 1st of each year. The teams will stay together until around May 31 st of the following year. The League goal is to have at least two teams at each level from 7-12.

Plainview Travel Team age groups will be based on the Plainview Little League ages as listed below. Players will be eligible to play on an age-appropriate travel team only. There will be no playing for older or younger Plainview Travel Teams.

12 year old Baseball: (Players born between May 1, 2005 - April 30, 2006)

11 year old Baseball: (Players born between May 1, 2006 - April 30, 2007)

10 year old Baseball: (Players born between May 1, 2007 - April 30, 2008)

9 year old Baseball: (Players born between May 1, 2008 - April 30, 2009)

8 year old Baseball: (Players born between May 1, 2009 - April 30, 2010)

7 year old Baseball: (Players born between May 1, 2010 - April 30, 2011)

Players may not play for a Plainview Travel Team and another travel team at any time during the year.

Plainview Travel Team players and Williamsport Travel Team players must participate in the League Spring intramural program, and attend a minimum of 60% of intramural games.

It is important to note that the Planview Travel Team ages breakdown is different than our Spring intramural divisions for which we use a grade-based system.

Players who go to sleep-away camp during the entire summer or part of the summer will not be able to give the travel team a full commitment and are therefore not eligible to be on a travel team.


Managers and Coaches

Travel baseball managers will be named on or around May 1st of each year by the Travel Director with the approval of the Board. The current manager and coaches are not guaranteed to be the manager or coach for the following season. Should a manager or coach need to be replaced during a season, the replacement will be named by the Travel Director in his/her sole discretion.

A manager must be a manager during the intramural season in order to qualify to manage a travel team.

"Grey" travel team managers will be named by the Travel Director, with approval of the Board, after the "Blue" travel team rosters are named.

Travel team coaches will be named by the Travel Director, with approval of the Board, after the travel team rosters are named.

A coach must have managed or been an official coach during the intramural season in order to qualify as an official coach of a travel team.


Little League (Williamsport) Tournament

The League will place 8/9/10, 9/10/11 and 10/11/12 teams in the annual Little League Williamsport Baseball Tournament. The rosters for these teams will be named on the dates specified by Little League International. Each Plainview 10, 11 and 12 Year-Old. Travel Teams must participate in the Little League Williamsport Tournament. Every player selected by the team managers for the Plainview 10, 11 and 12 Year-Old "Blue" Travel Teams must participate in the Little League tournament.

Because Little League mandates that teams span age groups for the Little League Williamsport Tournament, it will be possible for a 'younger' player to be added to the roster of an 'older' team for Little League tournament play only. For example, a player on the 9 Year-Old Travel Team may be placed on the 8/9/10 Little League Williamsport Tournament Team (subject to Little League tournament roster limits). 'Younger' players may only be added to the roster of an 'older' team; they may not replace an 'older' player. Beyond Little League Williamsport Tournament rules regarding playing time, there are no League regulations on playing time for 'older' or 'younger' players on a tournament team roster. It is the belief of Plainview Little League's Travel Program that the most appropriate and safe place for a player is within his own age group, for example, a 10 year old should only play on the 8/9/10 year old Williamsport Tournament team.

In order for a 'younger' player to be considered for the Little League Williamsport Tournament Team roster of an 'older' team, he must attend the tryout for the 'older' Plainview Travel Team as well as the tryout for his age Plainview Travel Team. For example, a 9 year-old player who wishes to be considered for the 8/9/10 Little League Williamsport Tournament Team roster, must attend the tryouts for both the 9 Year-Old and 10 Year-Old Plainview Travel Teams.

Any player is eligible to try out for an age appropriate Little League Williamsport Tournament Team, regardless of any other team commitment.


Team Activities

Travel teams will remain together for an entire calendar year approximately from June-May. Teams are expected to have activities in each season. These activities may include tournaments, practices and/or training sessions.

Spring

  • Travel teams may play 'pre-season' tournaments in March until opening day of the intramural season.
  • Travel teams may play in Memorial Day weekend tournaments.
  • Travel baseball teams will practice on Sundays 3-5pm during the intramural season.
  • Travel teams may not play games during the intramural season.

Summer/Fall

  • Travel teams may play in any tournament in which they wish to play during the Summer and Fall seasons.

Winter

Travel teams are expected to workout at an indoor facility during the Winter, usually during the months of January and February.


Other Procedures

Adding Players:

Players may only be added to a travel team roster for a specific tournament and only if the team will be forced to forfeit games without the addition. A player added to a roster for a specific tournament is not 'on the team.' The following procedures must be followed to add a player for a tournament:

Must pull from "Grey" team or if there is not a "Grey" team, the team must pull from Spring intramural players 

The Travel Director must approve all additions

No players may be added to the team for Winter activities (other than the regrouping described above).

Removing Players:

All travel players and their families are bound by the League code of conduct. Any player who fails to uphold the code of conduct may be removed from a travel team. Any player whose family/friends fail to uphold the code of conduct may be removed from a travel team.

Before a player may be removed from a team, a hearing must take place before the League disciplinary committee.

Team Fees

Fees for all team activities will be paid by the team and may be broken out on a player by player basis to account for players added to a roster for a tournament.

Tryouts
All interested players must attend a tryout. 


Please note that all rosters are subject to approval by the League President. Please also see a list of FAQ's here.




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