Travel Team rosters typically do not exceed 12 players.
For each level, a “White” Travel Team will be formed. Depending on numbers, talent level, commitment, and coaches’ availability, the BCC may, in its discretion, form a “Blue” Travel Team or a “Red” Travel Team at a certain level or levels. Those determinations will be made after tryouts conclude.
Withdrawal from a Travel Team. If a player withdraws after he/she is named to a Travel Team, that player will become ineligible (subject to a BCC review) to try out for either the Spring Travel Program or the Summer Travel Program the following year.
A. Spring Travel Program
To participate on a Spring Travel Team, IT IS STRONGLY RECOMMENDED that a player not play in more than one other Spring sport (not including BCC Youth League Baseball).
The Spring Travel Program generally requires a once-a-week practice commitment.
Games are ordinarily played on Saturday afternoons and Sundays in April and May. We attempt to avoid conflicts with all BCC Youth League Baseball games.
B. Summer Travel Program
To participate on a Summer Travel Team, the player must have fulfilled his BCC Youth League team commitment.
When a player tries out for a Summer Travel Team, the player acknowledges and agrees to be available for all practices and games starting in early May prior to school closing and continuing through the end of July. BCC recognizes that a player may miss a practice or a game due to unique personal or family circumstances, and in such unique circumstances, the absence will not be considered a breach of the player’s commitment.
After the last day of school, a player should be available EVERY DAY for practices and/or games. The schedule will fluctuate almost daily, and any given week will generally have 4-5 baseball “events” (sometimes more when games get rained out, etc.). Generally, weekday practices and games will not begin before late afternoon (usually 6:00-7:30 pm) due to coaches’ work schedules. A Summer Travel Team generally will play between 15 to 30 games in a season depending on the team, age group, and league.
A player’s family members may be asked to volunteer for tournament hosting (if applicable), concessions, and fundraising and field preparation work as needed.
Given the commitment stated above, family vacations should be put on hold until August.
Failure to Fulfill Commitment. If a player cannot fulfill this commitment to the Summer Travel Program, the player should not try out for a Summer Travel Team. If a player assigned to a Summer Travel Team does not fulfill this commitment, the player may be subject to limited playing time and could become ineligible for Travel Baseball the following season.