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Travel Team Expectations

The purpose of our teams is to allow players with the necessary potential and interest to play at a more advanced level and to receive the best instruction BCC has to offer. If your child is selected, we ask that you carefully consider the commitment that is necessary for a travel baseball team. Outlined below are specific expectations we have for those players.

• Being on a travel team requires attendance at all games and practices. We believe players should be involved in other extra‐curricular activities, although they will not be able to miss practices for another regularly scheduled activity (i.e piano lessons, tutors, etc) including other sports teams.

• School outings and obligations will take precedence, but we ask that other family and social activities be scheduled to avoid conflict with games and practices.

• We understand that these athletes play on other teams, but we expect that the BCC Travel Baseball Team is the priority sports commitment.

• These teams will focus on skill development as well as strategies for winning ball games such as primary and secondary position play as well as formal pitching rotations. Equal playing time is not necessarily assured, but each player who makes a serious commitment will receive substantial playing time.

• A professional coach will be hired to handle this team for at least 3 consecutive seasons with support from a BCC Parent Manager

• BCC travel teams participate in both league play and tournaments. Both are considered part of the season and attendance is expected at all of these events. Some of these tournaments fall on holiday weekends (including but not only Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day)

• BCC Travel Teams practice twice a week for two hours per practice.

• Our teams play spring (late March‐mid June), Summer (mid June – end of July) and Fall (Sept – Oct). They also participate in winter training at our indoor facility in the months of Jan and Feb. This training will take place on either Sat or Sun and will be 2 hours in duration each week. Players who attend sleep away camp in June and/or July are not able to fufill the commitment of a BCC travel team.

• BCC does not allow players to “play up” You must be the correct league age to participate. League age is determined by your age on 4/30/2020.

• All players participating on a travel team will have to provide a copy of their birth certificate to the league.

For our travel teams we are looking for players and families who feel that baseball is going to be their number one priority and who are willing to make the commitment outlined above. If this seems too restrictive for your player or family, we encourage you to continue to play baseball. We do offer recreational (K‐12th grade) and select (10U‐14U) baseball, both of which have a lesser commitment level.

Travel Team U9-U14

Winter Workouts - Mandatory team winter workouts will begin the first week of January and continue through the end of February.  They take place at our indoor facility at 40A Southlawn Court, Rockville.   Time slots for age groups are as follows (time slots are not guaranteed and could change) 

Saturdays
9U - 9:00-11:00am
10U - 11:00am-1:00pm
11U - 1:00-3:00pm
 
Sundays
12U - 11:00am-1pm
13U - 1:00-3:00pm
14U - 3:00-5:00pm
 

This fees (see below by team) includes; coaching fees, league registration in either Montgomery County Baseball Association (MCBA) or Northern Virginia Travel Baseball League(NVTBL), admin fees and field permits for practices and games.

Tournament choices are TBD but typically Olney and Germantown are the most popular ones. All teams are expected to participate in a local tournament before the start of the regular season.

Summer season begins around July 1st and will end by no later than July 31st. Cost for the summer tournament season will depend upon the amount of tournaments played and coaching hours used by the team. All players will pay an equal share of the summer cost. 

Fall season begins approximately September 1st and runs through the end of October/early November. Teams will play in either MCBA or NVTBL.

Travel Programs - 9U

1. Tryouts will be held in June for Fall teams.  They will play a fall season, spring season and summer season and additional fall season and participate in winter workouts

2. A professional coach will be hired to handle this team for all seasons with support from the BCC Parent Manager.

3. Schedule: Goal will be to playthe following Events / Schedules:

  • Fall: 7 weeks of league play and 1-2 tournaments (Cost: $1050)
  • Winter Clinics (Cost: $525)
  • Spring: 8-9 weeks of league play and 2-3 tournaments (Cost: $1300)
  • Summer: 5-7 tournaments (Cost: $500-$700 depending on schedule)

 

Travel Programs - 11U, 13U, 14U

1. Tryouts will be held in October for winter workouts and spring and summer and fall teams.

2. A professional coach will be hired to handle this team for all seasons with support from the BCC Parent Manager.

3. Focus will be on maximum effort and performance under the pressure of tournament baseball. Recognizing that skill development is and will continue to be important, in the spring this age group will also focus on strategies for winning ballgames such as primary position play, formal pitching rotations, etc. As always, pitching will be emphasized. For the spring season, equal playing time is not necessarily assured, but each player who makes a serious commitment will receive substantial playing time. The roster should not exceed 13 players unless playing time for all players is assured.

4. Schedule: Goal will be to play the following Events / Schedules:

  • Winter Clinics (Cost: $525)
  • Spring: 8-9 weeks of league play and 2-3 tournaments (Cost: $1300)
  • Summer: 5-7 tournaments (Cost: $700-$1200 depending on schedule)
  • Fall: 7 weeks of league play and 1-2 tournaments (Cost: $1050)

Travel Programs - 12U

1. Tryouts will be held in late October for winter workouts and spring, summer, fall team. 

2. A professional coach will be hired to handle this team for all seasons with support from BCC Parent Manager.

3. Schedule: Goal will be to play the following Events / Schedules:

  • Winter Clinics (Cost: $525)
  • Spring: 8-9 weeks of league play and 2-3 tournaments (Cost: $1300)
  • Summer: 5-7 tournaments (Cost: $2000-$2500 depending on schedule)
  • Fall: 7 weeks of league play and 1-2 tournaments (Cost: $1050)