Beaverdale Bricks USSSA BaseballUpdated Tuesday October 1, 2019 by Ben Godar.
Beaverdale Little League Families –
After a successful 2019, and great feedback from parents, players and coaches, Beaverdale Little League is gearing up for its second season of USSSA baseball. We’re excited to bring USSSA baseball back to Beaverdale in 2020. We have one of the few programs in Central Iowa where you can get quality instruction that focuses on teamwork, sportsmanship, player development and competitive baseball at extremely competitive cost. Because the program is non-profit and designed to give kids in the Beaverdale community, who want to play more baseball, a chance to do just that, we keep costs as low as possible – much lower than most USSSA programs. We’re able to do that because all coaches and staff are volunteers who love baseball and are committed to developing kids in our community..
Any players ages 7-14 who are interested in playing Bricks baseball are eligible. The only requirements are that players must try out, pay all registration fees, and must register and play for Beaverdale Little League with their appropriate Little League age groups.
Little League fees will be incorporated into the costs of playing with the Bricks.
Tryout RSVP & Dates: (All players must try out.)
Tryouts for the 2020 season will take place at Beaverdale Little League on Oct. 12 at 9 am and Oct. 13 at 3 pm. Players only need to attend one session, but may attend all if they’d like to. Please register for each session you plan to attend by clicking on the regisration button on our home page.
Teams and Age Groups:
· Teams will compete at the A or AA levels (depending on skill levels) for ages 8U - 13U. This is subject to change based on interest/skill level, and coaching availability.
· We will have one team at each level unless there is lack of, or additional, interest.
· The age cut off for USSSA is May 1, 2020. The age of your player on May 1 is their 2020 eligibility age. Note that this date is different than Little League. It is possible to play Little League as a 13-year old, for example, and be eligible for 12U USSSA baseball.
· Use the https://www.usssa.com/baseball/AgeCalculator/ age eligibility.
Season Length/Tournament Schedules:
The season will begin with indoor practice beginning this winter and leading up to the season. All age groups are guaranteed 4 tournaments including the State Tournament. Note that the tournament schedule runs through July – please consider the additional length before deciding to try out. To avoid conflicts, tournaments will be scheduled around the Beaverdale Little League schedule.
If selected, the cost per player is $600 and payment plans will be available. Payment must be made in full (or a payment plan must be established) by Jan. 1 or the player will be removed from the roster. Refunds will not be made after Jan. 15, 2020.
The fees cover the following costs associated with tournament baseball:
· Entry Fees
· Indoor Training Facility Rental
· Outdoor practice space
· Team Registration/Insurance
· Cost of Little League Entry
We have some coaches identified, but if you are interested in coaching a team, please let us know. Parents who volunteer to head coach (manage) a team will receive a $75 credit toward their registration fees. To assist with the USSSA process, BLL will have an orientation session for coaches.
Thanks in advance for helping us get this new program off the ground and thanks as always for supporting Beaverdale Little League.
If you have questions or need more information, don’t hesitate to contact us. You can also direct specific questions, to firstname.lastname@example.org