The 8 Year Old Burdick Tournament Team is for players born between May 1, 2012 and August 31, 2012. The team will be selected by the MBS Board of Directors with input from AA and A Ball Managers. There are no tryouts. The team will have 12 players. All decisions are final. A team manager will be selected by the Board as well.
This team will play in thh Burdick Tournamanet in Stratford from June 12th to June 19th (depending upon its success). The Burdick Tournament is an 8u tournament that uses a spring loaded pitching machine. It is focused on hitting and fielding and a blast for the kids.
The tournament is a three game minimum, meaning that each team plays at least three games, then the tournament field is narrowed down to the top teams for a playoff.
At present, the schedule calls for a minimum of three games, to be played Saturday 6/12, Sunday 6/13 and one game either Monday Tuesday or Wednesday (6/14-16), with Thursday being the rain/makeup date. Playoffs then take place on Friday (6/18) and Saturday (6/19).
The number of practices is up to the Manager and available field space.
The fee for this team is $80 per player which includes the tournament entry fee, jersey and hat. The fee will be charged once the team is selected. No one on the team receives a uniform until the entire team is paid.
If other 8u tournaments become available, the Board will determine whether to enter the team based upon interest. Additional fees may be charged at that time.
While the Spring Season promotes instruction, inclusion and fun, the Little League Travel Team is about developing advanced skills, promoting competition, and the development of a winning attitude.
We understand that some players thrive in this kind of environment and other players do not. It is important for parents to understand this upfront also and make this distinction for themselves as well as for their child. Playing time is based upon work ethic, good sportsmanship, attitude and skill.
This team practices and plays at a much higher energy level than the regular season teams, as the expectations increase for both the players and parents.
If you cannot commit to the above schedule due to other obligations or other sports, please do not register.
Open to: Previously registered Boys & Girls Residents of: 06468
born between: 05/01/2012 and 08/31/2013