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BGRA Coyote Travel Program

BGRA Coyote Travel Players will be selected for ages U8-U14, as determined by board policies.  Players chosen to play on these teams must make a substantial commitment of time to the travel team in addition.  

Coyote players are eligible to play House Baseball, but Coyote games will always come first over House games.  Additionally, player cannot play or practice with any team not affiliated with the BGRA organization to be eligible for this travel program. 

About our Program

Full-time Travel Program:

·  The season will start with 10 indoor training sessions starting on or about January 8th and ending on or about March 15th.

·  5 non-mandatory skills clinics which will take place weekly (twice a week) at our indoor practice facility on or about January 10th and ending on or about March 18th.

·  Practices will continue prior to and during the season weather and time permitting. Once league play has started we commit to at least an average of three touches (weather permitting) per week. A touch = Game, A Practice or A Hitting Session. 

·  The season (including tournaments) will conclude in late July.  We expect any player who makes the team, to be fully committed and make it their priority. 

·  The teams will be entered into the LSFBL (lsfbl.com) or similar league as its primary league.

·  Each team will be managed by a parent coach with oversight from our Bearcat coaches and Bearcat program.  Parent coaches will be selected after an interview and vetting process.  The process will determine baseball knowledge, temperament,  coaching ability, and how well the values of each individual candidate align with the morals, ethics and attitudes of BGRA. 

·  Full uniforms including a jerseys, a hats, two pairs of pants, pullover/hoodie, practice jersey & belt

Tournaments – BGRA has limited funds set aside for each team to use to pay for, or go towards extra tournaments.  We feel that outside of the couple of tournaments we mandate it is important for each team, as a team, to decide on and go to two or three additional tournaments.  It helps with camaraderie, team chemistry, parent bonding and frankly they’re fun.   With that in mind, we do not feel it is necessary nor do we want to dictate to each team where they should go, how much they should spend, how long they should go for, etc.  Rather, we give guidance at each age group and level as to what we think is appropriate as well as what tournaments might be good for each specific scenario, but expect that each team ultimately make those decisions as a team.  Therefore, when your child makes a team it is important that you go into the season with knowledge that the club fees are not the full extent of your commitment, and understanding that these extra tournaments are the norm in the world of travel baseball.

Dalton Hinkle Memorial Day Tournament - All Coyote teams will play in our home tournament that takes place starting the Friday prior to Memorial Day and ends with Championship games on Memorial Day.  Each team will be asked to supply up to 10 parent volunteers to work for up to 2 1/4 hours each in the concession stand, Emmerich complex parking lot Marshal, or at a field as a Field Marshal.

Covid-19 - All parents and players must please abide by our Covid-19 rules and regulations. 

  • Parents are not allowed at, on the premises of any of our tryout venue's after checking your players in or prior to the ending time of their specific tryout.   
  •  All coaches, players, parents or anyone that will be dropping players off must be wearing a mask if out of your cars and not in the field of play.
  •  We will not be using the dugouts for tryouts.  All players will be asked to line their bags up along the outfield fences.
  •  Players will remain socially distanced throughout the tryout with the exception of running bases and tagging players.
  •  Coaches will not come into physical contact with any players.

Bearcat Tryouts & Coyote - Players that try out for Bearcats and do not make a team are eligible for our Coyote program and do not have to try out again for Coyotes in that same year.

There is no fee for tryouts. If you child is selected to participate on a Coyote team the registration fee for the travel season will be $800 for all ages.

The BGRA will assemble as many teams at each age level as we feel can be competitive. However we will not determine the number of teams at each age until after tryouts are completed. The number of teams will be based on the size, talent, and competitive nature of the different age groups. Teams will be comprised of anywhere between 11-15 players per team.

The following are the birthday parameters for each age group as defined by the league we play in, LSFBL. However, the BGRA typically does not allow players to play up or down regardless of the below birth date parameters. If you feel that we should make an exception please contact Russ Goldstein at travel@bgrabaseball.org prior to tryouts to discuss.

U8 - Must be 8 years old or younger, may not turn 9 before May 1, 2021 (Entering 2nd grade or younger)

U9 – Must be 9 years old or younger, may not turn 10 before May 1, 2021 (Entering 3rd grade or younger)

U10 – Must be 10 years old or younger, may not turn 11 before May 1, 2021 (Entering 4th grade)

U11 – Must be 11 years old or younger, may not turn 12 before May 1, 2021 (Entering 5th grade)

U12 – Must be 12 years old or younger, may not turn 13 before May 1, 2021 (Entering 6th grade)

U13 – Must be 13 years old or younger, may not turn 14 before May 1, 2021 (Entering 7th grade)

U14 – Must be 14 years old or younger, may not turn 15 before May 1, 2021 (Entering 8th grade)

Open Tryouts / Schedule

Players must pre-register for tryouts. We cannot guarantee your child a tryout without being pre-registered.  There is no fee for tryouts.  

There are two days of tryouts.  Players are expected to be at both days of tryouts.  If you cannot make both days of tryouts there is a place in registration where you can, and should please, inform us. If a player is at only one day of tryouts and we are aware beforehand we will do the best we can to evaluate all aspects of the players abilities the day they are at tryouts.

Supplemental Tryouts - If you are unable to make at least one day of tryouts please register for supplemental tryouts and please contact Russ Goldstein at travel@bgrabaseball.org to find a day and time that is suitable ASAP.

We would like all players to try out with their own grade regardless of the age brackets below, with few exceptions approved by BGRA prior to tryouts.  This said, if it is best for the club and the player to move either up of down we can address the situation during or shortly after tryouts.

***A player that will be able to make at least one of the regular tryouts is NOT eligible to come to the Supplemental tryout and a player that comes to the Supplemental tryout is NOT eligible to attend ANY of the regular tryouts***

(Times may be subject to slight modification depending upon how many registrants we have at each age-group.)

Tryout Schedule

Bracket 1st Date 2nd Date
U8 Mon 8-17-2020 Thurs 8-20-2020
4:30pm-5:30pm 4:30pm-5:30pm
Emmerich North Jay Jones
     
U9 Mon 8-17-2020 Thurs 8-20-2020
5:45pm-6:45pm 5:45pm-6:45pm
Emmerich North Jay Jones
     
U10 Mon 8-17-2020 Thurs 8-20-2020
7:00pm-8:00pm 7:00pm-8:00pm
Emmerich North Jay Jones
     
U11 Tues 8-18-2020 Thurs 8-20-2020
4:30pm-5:45pm 8:15pm-9:15pm
Kilmer Jay Jones
     
U12 Tues 8-18-2020 Wed 8-19-2020
6:00pm-7:15pm 4:30pm-5:30pm
Kilmer Kilmer
     
U13 Tues 8-18-2020 Wed 8-19-2020
7:30pm-8:15pm 5:45pm-6:45pm
Kilmer Kilmer
     
U14 Mon 8-17-2020 Wed 8-19-2020
8:15pm-9:15pm 7:00pm-8:00pm
Emmerich North Kilmer

 

Click Here to Signup for the Coyote Tryouts

Tryout Policies

  1. It is mandatory that you pre-register. We cannot guarantee your child a tryout without being pre-registered.
  2. Players must arrive 15 minutes early to check in and warm up.
  3. Parents are not allowed to stay and watch the tryouts.  Please do not come back to the field until your child's time is over.
  4. Players should please wear cleats, baseball pants, a jersey with a name on it preferably, and a hat. Please bring at least a Baseball Glove, Bat and Helmet (if you have one). All players must be wearing a cup.  If you'd you other gear such as Cather's Gear, a 1st base glove, etc. please feel free to bring it.
  5. Check the website for any changes/cancellations due to weather.
  6. It is mandatory that any vacation/overnight camp dates are listed when asked for during registration.  Not doing so could result in that child not being eligible for tryouts next year.
  7. Please be sure to try out with your SCHOOL year/grade even if you would like your child to be considered for another grade level. 
  8. Selected players will called by coaches and informed by no later than Sunday August 23rd at 9:00 PM.

 If you have any questions please contact Russ Goldstein at travel@bgrabaseball.org