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Rec Tournament Teams

TBL'S SPRING REC LEAGUE TOURNAMENT TEAMS


Tryouts for the TBL rec league tournament teams are typically held Saturdays (two consecutive) in January at the Edge Sports Academy located at 9550 Ravenna Rd in Twinsburg. Kids from other communities besides Twinsburg are welcome to try out, but they must be registered for and play in TBL's 2022 spring rec league.

TRYOUTS

  • Kids only need to attend one of the two sessions, but are welcome and encouraged to attend both.

  • If they attend both tryouts, their two scores are averaged.

TEAM FORMATION

  • TBL regularly has sufficient interest to field teams at the 8U, 9U and 10U age divisions.

  • Teams for 11U and 12U will also be formed, if sufficient interest is demonstrated at tryouts.

  • There must be at least at least 12 players within the age group between the two tryouts for consideration to having one (1) team.

  • The top 10 scores based on tryouts make the team with coach having ability to select between 0-5 additional to round out roster. The only exception is 8U where the top 8 age-eligible players will be selected.

  • TBL has in prior years carried two teams in an age group, as a means to allow broader player development, when player interest and talent levels permit.  

  • If there are 25 or more kids who show up for a tryouts between the two dates for a particular age group, the board may consider two teams pending the following:

    • The distribution of scores at conclusion of tryouts, by board decision, have merit to construct two competitive tournament teams

    • There are appropriate and sufficient volunteers - Coaches and assistant coaches to fully support two competitive teams

  • If two teams are taken at a given age group they will be balanced (we will not have an "A" and "B" tournament team)

  • Having 25 or more participants does not guarantee the construct of a second team

  • At the 11u and 12u divisions, the number of players selected to the team based on top tryout scores varies based on the number of players who tryout

ELIGIBILITY

  • A player’s age as of April 30, 2022 establishes their "official age" for the coming season for tournament play/tryouts.

Age Group

Earliest Birth Date

Latest Birthdate

8U

May 1, 2013

April 30, 2014

9U

May 1, 2012

April 30, 2013

10U

May 1, 2011

April 30, 2012

11U

May 1, 2010

April 30, 2011

12U

May 1, 2009

April 30, 2010

 

  • 8U - 2022 Spring TBL Coach Pitch Eligible & NOT Turning 9 prior to May 1, 2022

  • 9U - At Least 9 years old by April 30, 2022 & NOT Turning 10 prior to May 1, 2022

  • 10U - At Least 10 years old by April 30, 2022 & NOT Turning 11 prior to May 1, 2022

  • 11U - At Least 11 years old by April 30, 2022 & NOT Turning 12 prior to May 1, 2022

  • 12U - At Least 12 years old by April 30, 2022 & NOT Turning 13 prior to May 1, 2022

EXPECTATIONS

  • Typically, tournament teams practice once a week (starting at an indoor facility in mid-January, and outdoors once the weather permits).  

  • Teams typically play in three tournaments - one each in May (usually Memorial Day weekend), one in June, and one in July. Rec tournament team practices.

  • There will be an additional registration fee (in addition to regular rec league reg fee), which will help cover a portion of the costs related to winter practices, uniforms, and tournament entry fees. TBL subsidizes the rest of the costs as a line item in our annual budget.

  • A tournament player must honor their rec team first before the tournament team. If the player is caught abusing this rule, he or she may be removed from the tournament team. 

  • The same rules that apply in the Twinsburg Baseball League may not apply in a tournament that the teams may be participating in. Tournament teams are a "position" play team. Every tournament has their own set of rules that the team have to play by.

If anyone has ANY questions, please e-mail us at tbltwinsburgbaseball@gmail.com.