Tournament Teams

2018 Verona Little League Tournament Teams

Players – Please Fill Out Self Nomination Form Here

Coaches- Please Fill Out Application Form Here

Objective: To offer a more competitive option for players with advanced skill and commitment levels.

Overview: Verona Baseball Tournament Teams (VBTT) are an extension of Verona Little League and governed by the Verona Little League Board. All VBTT players must play in VLL. The VLL Board will assist in choosing the Tournament Team coaches based on a number of criteria. Cost will vary based on number of tournaments played and uniform expenses but generally ranges from $150-$350 per player.

Expectations: Sportsmanship, commitment, and communication are expected from players and parents of VBTT. With an increased level of competition, an increased level of commitment is also expected. Each team will have designated team practices and tournaments throughout the season; the number of each is subject to the coaches of each team. Attendance of practices and games is vital and may play a factor in playing time and positions played. Communication to coaches is imperative if practices or games are to be missed. Please let your coach know of any planned vacations or other conflicts that will prevent attendance of practices and games. Ability to commit may play a role in VBTT selection. It is not the intention for a VBTT practice to conflict with a regular season Verona Little League (VLL) game, and VLL will work with VBTT coaches to minimize potential conflicts. It is understood that players may have vacations, illness, injuries, family obligations, or other emergencies that will prevent attendance. Up front communication about preplanned absences to the coach is imperative. We understand the value of playing multiple sports and respect the time commitments that players have made to other sports that are not during the baseball season. VBTT coaches will work with their players to try and minimize offseason conflicts. It is for this reason we have implemented Orange and Black teams moving forward. “Orange” team players must be able to commit to 80%+ of all tournaments and practices (This should be your primary travel baseball team). “Black” team players should commit to 50% of all tournaments and practices

10U Tournament Team

After the completion of Minors League baseball, the current 9 year olds that are interested in playing on the 10U Tournament team the following year will participate in open tryouts on August 13, 2017. Players that have interest in playing on a tournament team will need to sign up by August 11, 2017 – Follow this link to fill out the self-nomination form. Coaches that are interested in coaching the tournament team(s) will need to submit a “Tournament Team Coach Application” by August 11, 2017. Players interested in a high level of in-season and offseason commitment (80%+) will play on the “Orange” team. Players interested in playing more competitive baseball without the constraints of year round commitment (50%) will play on the “Black” team. Our goal would be to have as many “Orange” or “Black” teams as necessary to accommodate all players interested in participating. This is contingent on having enough qualified coaches.

  • Orange Team will have a weekly slot in the indoor hitting facility from November-March. The team will practice as a team during the spring in addition to regular season VLL team commitments. The number and location of tournaments will be determined by the coaching staff.
  • Black Team will have the option to use a weekly slot in the indoor facility from November to March (not required). The team will play in 3 tournaments during the spring/summer season. This limited number of tournaments and offseason workout requirements will give players an opportunity to experience tournament baseball and introduce them a more competitive brand of baseball with a smaller commitment.

Our goal would be to have as many “Orange” or “Black” teams as necessary to accommodate all players interested in participating. This is contingent on having enough coaches.

11U Tournament Team

After completion of Minors/Majors League baseball, the current 10 year olds that are interested in playing on the 11U Tournament team the following year will participate in open tryouts on August 13, 2017. Players that have an interest in playing on a tournament team will need to sign up by August 11, 2017 – Follow this link to fill out the self-nomination form. Coaches that are interested in coaching the tournament team(s) will need to submit a “Tournament Team Coach Application” by August 11, 2017. At this age, teams will be formed on two criteria. The first is skill level, and the second is level of commitment. The “Orange” team will consist of the highest ranking players that are willing to meet the commitment level required (80%+). Players will have an opportunity to register for Verona Baseball Inc. School on Monday evenings.

  • Orange Team will have a weekly slot in the indoor hitting facility from November-March. The Orange team will practice as a team during the spring in addition to regular season VLL team commitments. This team will play in approximately 5-7 tournaments during the spring/summer to be determined by the coaching staff.
  • Black Team will have the option to use a weekly slot in the indoor facility from November to March (not required). The team will play in approximately 3 tournaments during the spring/summer season. The limited requirements will give players an opportunity to experience tournament baseball with a smaller commitment (50%).

12U Tournament Team

After completion of Majors / Intermediate League baseball, the current 11 year olds that are interested in playing on the 12U Tournament team the following year will participate in open tryouts on August 13, 2017. Players that have an interest in playing on a tournament team will need to sign up by August 11, 2017 – Follow this link to fill out the self-nomination form.. Coaches that are interested in coaching the tournament team(s) will need to submit a “Tournament Team Coach Application” by August 11, 2017. At this age, teams will be formed on two criteria. The first is skill level, and the second is level of commitment. The “Orange” team will consist of the highest ranking players that are willing to meet the commitment level required (80%+). Players will have an opportunity to register for Verona Baseball Inc. School on Monday evenings.

  • Orange Team will have a weekly slot in the indoor hitting facility from November-March. The Orange team will practice as a team during the spring in addition to regular season VLL team commitments. This team will play in approximately 5-7 tournaments during the spring/summer to be determined by the coaching staff.
  • Black Team will have the option to use a weekly slot in the indoor facility from November to March (not required). The team will play in approximately 3 tournaments during the spring/summer season. The limited requirements will give players an opportunity to experience tournament baseball with a smaller commitment (50%).

13U Tournament Team

After completion of Intermediate League baseball, the current 12 year olds that are interested in playing on the 13U Tournament team the following year will participate in open tryouts on August 13, 2017. Players that have an interest in playing on a tournament team will need to sign up by August 11, 2017 – Follow this link to fill out the self-nomination form. Coaches that are interested in coaching the tournament team(s) will need to submit a “Tournament Team Coach Application” by August 11, 2017. At this age, most likely there will only be one team. The team will be formed based on skill and commitment (80%+ as this should be your primary travel baseball team). Players will have an opportunity to register for Verona Baseball Inc. School on Monday

14U Tournament Team

After completion of Intermediate League baseball, the current 13 year olds that are interested in playing on the 14U Tournament team the following year will participate in open tryouts on August 13, 2017. Players that have an interest in playing on a tournament team after the regular season will need to sign up by August 11, 2017 – Follow this link to fill out the self-nomination form. Coaches that are interested in coaching the tournament team will need to submit a “Tournament Team Coach Application” by August 11, 2017. At this age, most likely there will only be one team. The team will be formed based on skill and commitment (80%+ as this should be your primary travel baseball team). Players will have an opportunity to register for Verona Baseball Inc. School on Monday evenings.

9U Tournament Team

There will be two commitment level options for the 9U tournament teams. Players interested in a high level of in-season and offseason commitment will play on the “Orange” team (80+%). Players interested in playing more competitive baseball without the constraints of year round commitment will play on the “Black” team (50%). Our goal would be to have as many “Orange” or “Black” teams as necessary to accommodate all players interested in participating. This is contingent on having enough qualified coaches.

  • Orange Team will practice as a team during the spring in addition to regular season VLL team commitments. The number of practices and tournaments will be determined by the coaches.Black Team will play in 3 tournaments during the spring/summer season. This limited number of tournaments and practice requirements will give players an opportunity to experience tournament baseball and introduce them to a more competitive brand of baseball with a smaller commitment.

8U Tournament Team

Players that have an interest in playing on a tournament team after the regular season will need to sign up by April 21, 2017. Coaches that are interested in coaching the tournament team(s) will need to submit a “Tournament Team Coach Application” by April 14, 2017. If there is interest for multiple teams, teams will be divided equally. With permission from the VLL Board, coaches can split the teams equally. If coaches do not feel comfortable with this, an evaluation will be held for all 8U players on April 23, 2017. Practice frequency will be decided by the coach of each team. 8U tournament teams will participate in up to 3 tournaments after the completion of the Rookies season.