Twinsburg's travel baseball teams have experienced a lot of success these last several years, both on the field, and also with the with the way they represent the city by playing the game the right way and displaying excellent sportsmanship.
The program enjoys the best of both worlds, operating as a "true" community program (all players must reside in Twinsburg city school district), yet the teams are still able at the highest levels, faring very well against the top club baseball teams in Ohio and the surrounding states.
Each year, Twinsburg Travel Baseball sends our 12U team to Cooperstown, NY's "Field of Dreams" for a week-long showcase 104-team tournament that includes some of the best 12U baseball teams from all across America.
TBL also hosts the Twinsburg Stars & Stripes Travel Baseball Tournament each year the weekend after the 4th of July. Our travel baseball teams compete in this event, which draws 50+ teams from all over Ohio and the surrounding states to the event.
Twinsburg fields one travel baseball team annually in seven different age divisions: 8U, 9U, 10U,11U, 12U, 13U and 14U. There are tryouts for those teams every year in late July/early August that are judged by independent talent evaluators with no association to the teams they are evaluating. The kids are evaluated in the following four areas, all of which have three components to them. The scores from all evaluators in all areas are equally weighted and averaged to produce one final composite score.
Infield - mechanics, range, arm strength
Outfield - mechanics, range, arm strength
Hitting - mechanics, contact, power
Pitching - mechanics, command, velocity
The tryouts are limited to kids who live in the Twinsburg city school district, and there are two sessions. If kids show up for both sessions, their two scores are averaged. If they show up for just one session, that is their score. For 8U-10U, the top eight age eligible kids make the team, and the coach is then allowed to fill out the roster. For 11U-14U, the top six age eligible kids make the team as long as the coach has been with that team for 3 years, and the coach is then allowed to fill out the roster. Most coaches will take a roster of 11-12 kids. Teams must take at least 11 kids.
Note that we do give the 13U and 14U coaches additional flexibility to comprise their teams, only mandating that more than 50% of the kids on the team are residents of Twinsburg. The top six age eligible Twinsburg school district residing kids automatically make the team and then the coach is allowed to fill out the roster.
(POSTPONEMENT ALERT) 2021 TRAVEL BASEBALL TEAMS TRYOUTS - AUGUST 23, 2020 & AUGUST 30, 2020
Shortly after the conclusion of the 2020 season, we'll conduct our tryouts for our 2021 travel baseball teams.
Unfortunately, due to Covid-19, our travel baseball teams were not able to start in late April this year, per usual.
In an effort to allow our travel teams to play as much of a full schedule in June and July as possible, our TBL board has decided to postpone tryouts by one month. Instead of occurring on the last two Sundays in July, they are now scheduled for the last two Sundays in August.
Twinsburg fields one travel baseball team annually in seven different age divisions: 8U, 9U, 10U, 11U, 12U, 13U and 14U.
The tryouts for the 2021 travel teams are NOW scheduled to take place on Sunday August 23, 2020 and Sunday August 30, 2020 at Liberty Park in Twinsburg.
We plan to hold tryouts in the morning to allow for kids that play fall sports to be on to their fall sports sporting events no later than 12:30pm.
DIFFERENCES BETWEEN REC & TRAVEL BASEBALL
Travel Baseball (8U-12U)