For those interested in tournament teams and for winter training for 2016, please read the following carefully. There are some changes from VLL Tournament Teams of past seasons. The first step in the process for this winter and next spring is for the league to know how many players are interested in winter training sessions and playing on tournament teams for next year. Please submit self-nomination forms no later than 11:59pm Sunday,October 11 using the Self Nomination Form. Please note that some age divisions could hold tryouts this fall based upon volunteer and player numbers. The tryout process is explained below in the email.
VLL for the first time will be offering opportunities for u8 (2nd grade) and u9 (3rd grade) age groups for this winter. More details about those winter session will be available after we get coaching volunteers secured. An information meeting for those age groups will be held on Sunday, October 11th at the VLL Complex at 4:00pm.
Verona Baseball Tournament Teams
Objective: To offer a more competitive option for players with advanced skill and commitment levels.
Expectations: Sportsmanship, commitment, and communication are expected from players and parents of Verona Baseball Tournament Teams (VBTT). With an increased level of competition, an increased level of commitment is also expected. Each team will have designated team practices and tournaments; the number of each will be determined by the coaches of each team.
Attendance at practices and games is vital and will play a factor in playing time and positions played. Players selected to a VBTT agree to prioritize VBTT practices and games over other sports and minimize conflicts with VBTT practices and games. Communication with coaches is essential when practices or games will 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. However, upfront communication about preplanned absences to coaches is important.
Eligibility: VBTT will consist of one or more teams in the 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, and 14 year old age groups. Players are encouraged to try out for their own age group. Players must participate in the 2016 regular season VLL season to be eligible for a VBTT.
Tryouts: Tryouts will occur in the spring for 8u, 9u, 10u and 11u. Depending on player numbers and coaching/parent volunteers for the u12, u13 and u14 levels tryouts might be necessary for the this fall. If tryouts don’t occur in these age divisions in the fall then they will hold a tryout in the spring. The fall tryouts (if necessary) for VBTT will be held on Wednesday, October 14th or on Saturday, October 17th at the VLL Complex or depending on the weather at the Verona Baseball shed. Parents and players will be notified on Monday, October 12th if tryouts will occur.