2023 TRAVEL BASEBALL TEAMS TRYOUTS
JULY 24 & JULY 31, 2022
Tryouts for our 2023 travel baseball teams will be held at Liberty Fields in Twinsburg on Sunday, July 24, 2022 and Sunday, July 31, 2022. Twinsburg offers travel baseball teams annually in seven different age divisions: 8U, 9U, 10U, 11U, 12U, 13U and 14U.
Even years (8U, 10U, 12U and 14U) will begin at 8:30 a.m. Odd years (9U, 11U, 13U) will begin at 10:45 a.m. Please arrive at least 30 minutes prior to start time. Pre-registration is not necessary.
New for this year, the TBL Board has voted to authorize and support a second 8U Travel Team, should the numbers and tryout scores merit consideration for one.
More information about the Twinsburg Travel Baseball Program is available here.
"Twinsburg represents community baseball at its best. Their teams are consistently strong fundamentally and more importantly they play the game the right way; with respect."
Former Cleveland Indians & Current Toronto Blue Jays President Mark Shapiro
DRILLS AT HOME
Basic Throwing of the Baseball:
Coaching Beginner Baseball: How to Throw - link (equipment: glove, ball)
Throwing from the Outfield – link (equipment: glove, ball)
Series of Excellent Fielding Drills – link (equipment: glove, 3 balls)
Fielding Mechanics (indoor / outdoor) – link (equipment: glove, 3 balls)
Fielding Drills (indoor / outdoor) – Link (Drills 1 and 2)
Drop Step (outdoor) – link (equipment: glove, ball)
(focus on first 3:30 of video)
Basic of Load, Stride and Swing (indoor / outdoor) – Link (equipment: bat, balls, tee)
Basic Mechanics of Pitching (indoor / outdoor) – link (equipment: ball, glove)
8TH ANNUAL WORLD SERIES OF WIFFLE BALL - August 12-14, 2022
If you build it, they will come.
Key Dates & Schedule of Events
Friday & Saturday, August 12 & 13 - Pool Play - All teams play two randomly drawn opponents sometime between 4 and 9 p.m. on Friday and 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. on Saturday.
We DO take schedule requests (ex: "Must avoid Fridays and play both games before 1 p.m.") to work around other commitments.
Sunday, August 14 - All teams that go 1-1 or 2-0 in pool play are seeded and advance to single elimination bracket play starting at 8 a.m.
Championship games typically take place between 2-5 p.m. depending on division size.
We do offer female-only divisions!
Get Involved in TBL!
We are always looking for new TBL volunteers and board members. TBL is an all volunteer, non-city affiliated entity that manages the many different aspects that go along with providing a positive youth baseball experience for well over 1,000 children each year. Our board is a great group of men and women that meets once a month.
TBL 2022 FIELD SCHEDULE
Below is the link to the real time updated TBL master field schedule. Coaches, please schedule practices and rained out game makeups through your league commissioner.
THANK YOU TO OUR TBL SPONSORS!
A reminder to all of our coaches, players and parents ...
1. These are kids
2. This is a game
3. Our coaches volunteer
4. The umpires are human
5. This is not professional baseball
TBL mandates that our volunteer head coaches take an online training course to become registered members of the National Youth Sports Coaching Association and also that they take an online concussion awareness training course. Both courses are also highly recommended for our assistant coaches and any other parents that help out with their children's teams.