The main goal for Rosemount Traveling Baseball is to create an enjoyable, memorable experience for boys providing instructional guidance at an intermediate to advanced level in the fundamentals and competition of baseball.
2018 tryout dates are Friday March 16th and Saturday March 17th at the Irish Dome in Rosemount.
* Any player not making a traveling team will have the opportunity to be transferred to the RAAA In-House Baseball program but they must complete the registration process for the In-House program. In this case, the tryout fee would be transferred and applied to that registration fee, offsetting the cost.
If space is available, the opportunity exists to play on a Traveling Baseball team with another association.
Season: Beginning of May to Mid July (Practices begin early April)
Eligibility: Grades 3-9 (8 year olds can play traveling baseball but they must currently be in the 3rd grade to tryout. No exceptions.) Players will play with their school grade. Proof of age is necessary for all tournaments. Age is determined by birthday on or before May 1 in the year of the summer season. No move-ups will be allowed in Rosemount Traveling Baseball.
Teams / Age Groups:
3rd Graders (8/9's) - Please NOTE - New since the 2017 season is a 8/9 year old only division, they will no longer be playing with the 10's like in previous seasons. Additionally, unlike the other age groups, there will only be a 9AAA division and 9AA division at this age group. There will be no 9A division. We are projecting 2 - 3 teams at this age group (12 players/team).
Equipment: Participants in the RAAA Traveling Baseball Program are required to purchase their own batting helmet. Bases, balls, and catcher gear is provided through RAAA. Players can purchase and use their own bats or catcher gear.
Significant Time Commitment:
Mandatory Volunteer Hours:
Parent Volunteer Time is "very important"!
In order for our association to be a success and for our children to maximize their enjoyment of playing traveling baseball, your participation is "Mandatory" and we will collect a volunteer deposit check (amount to be determined) at the beginning of the season for working our various tournaments. It is up to the family of the player to figure out which parent will be responsible for covering the hours needed to support the assigned tournament.
Tryout fee covers facilities, outside hired evaluators, necessary equipment and supplies, and other miscellaneous costs specifically relating to the tryout and evaluation process. This fee has nothing to do with the actual participation fees relating to the regular season whether a player is selected or not selected for a team.
In addition to the tryout fee ($80), those players selected for a traveling team will pay additional fees of approximately $425. This covers the team's expenses for participation in league games, umpires, equipment, field usage, field maintenance and improvement, association administrator and support. Some teams may decide as a group to play in additional tournaments; those team members would be responsible for those added costs.
Tryout Fee: $80 – Non-refundable, due prior to tryouts
Registration & Tournament Fees: Approximately $300, due after placement on a traveling team
Uniform Fee: Approximately $125 (for those that need a completely new uniform).
The number of teams formulated are based on a combination of participants trying out and field availability required to support the program.
Age brackets are classified by:
* 9 AAA and AA (no A in 9's)
* 10 AAA, AA, and A
* 11 AAA, AA, and A
* 12 AAA, AA, and A
* 13 AAA, AA, and A
* 14 AAA and AA
* 15 AAA and AA
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