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 typically 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:
Infield - mechanics, range, arm strength
Outfield - mechanics, range, arm strength
Hitting - mechanics, contact, power
Pitching - mechanics, command, velocity
The scores from all evaluators in all areas are equally weighted and averaged to produce one final composite score.
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.
2023 TRAVEL BASEBALL TEAMS TRYOUT DATES: Sunday, July 24, 2022 and Sunday, July 31, 2022
Download 2023 registration form here.
DIFFERENCES BETWEEN REC & TRAVEL BASEBALL
Travel Baseball (8U-12U)