For RMLL players who will be Little League age 9 through 12 for the 2021 season, Rocky Mountain Little League plans to operate spring travel teams again this year. We anticipate running a Majors team (ages 12 and 11) and a Minors team (ages 10 and 9). Subject to having enough qualified players and indoor facility space, we may run up to two teams in each age group, and rosters for games may include players from both teams depending on availability, AHS rules and coaches discretion. Final team structure and numbers are subject to change, based upon coach and player interest and availability.
Evaluation dates are as follows:
Players will only attend one tryout session, unless asked to attend both.
If you are interested in trying out for the Travel Teams but cannot attend either evaluation session due to other commitments, please indicate that on the evaluation registration. If you have other questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rocky Mountain Spring Travel Baseball is a winter/spring program aimed at improving the skill set of the strongest players in Rocky Mountain Little League. The program is a combination of indoor practices (2 per week most weeks), including fielding, pitching and batting practice, indoor exhibition games, and outdoor games/practices once weather permits. It is expected that most practices and games will take place on weeknights and weekends in Calgary and Okotoks, although we anticipate playing in one or two tournaments out of town as well if AHS restrictions allow.
March Practice Schedule
March practice times are primarily Saturday and Sunday evenings in Okotoks. Calgary practice days/times are TBD. The first practice is March 7th from 8.00 to 9.30 pm in Okotoks.
April Practice and Game Schedule
April game and practice schedule is TBD but likely will involve games in Calgary and Lethbridge on weekends (weather and AHS restrictions permitting).
Game play will be based on the concept of "equal play" for all players on the roster, keeping the focus clearly on player development at all positions and maximizing the overall baseball IQ and skills of our players. Emphasis will be placed on sportsmanship, effort, playing the game the right way, and becoming a better all-around ballplayer.
The season runs from February (evaluation sessions) through the end of April. Teams might continue to play games after the regular season begins on some weekends (TBD).
Spots are limited, and selection to a team is based on an evaluation process. All player selections will be made by the coaching staffs and various league directors, and there will not be space for every player that is interested - team selection is based on skill and ability.
Should your child be selected for one of the teams, the cost of the program is $300 per player, plus any expenses required for out of town tournaments or any training session, umpire, and uniform expenses that exceed the amount collected via registration fees. Payment is due only upon confirmation/acceptance of your child earning a spot on the team. The Spring Travel Team evaluation session requires a $20 payment from each player (paid via e-transfer or cheque at the session).
If we do not have a minimum of 11 players to form each of the teams, we will be unable to offer a spring season for that age group. We understand that most players will have other sports and activities that conflict with some Spring Travel Team practices and games, and that should not deter players from participating.