Springfield Babe Ruth Travel Baseball Program

 

Introduction:

 

The Springfield Babe Ruth League (SBRL) is offering the opportunity for advanced players to play on teams in the Northern Virginia Travel Baseball League (NVTBL). The players will have a unique opportunity to play NVTBL games on Sundays and during the week after the Babe Ruth season, and SBRL games during the week and on Saturdays. As the program matures we will form teams in each age category, 13U, 14U, 15U, and Varsity. Each year as players age up, we plan on introducing a new 13U team.  SBRL initiated this travel program in 2017 with the Springfield Sharks 18U  team competing in the NVTBL Varsity Division.  

 

Advantages of playing for Springfield Babe Ruth Travel team:

 

Players on the Springfield Babe Ruth travel teams will enjoy a number of unique opportunities.

 

1)         Playing more leads to improved skills.  Participation on both league and travel teams provides an opportunity to play league and travel games close to home,  making attendance at all the games much easier than a full time travel program.

 

2)         Players on the travel teams will also play on league teams. This will enable them to hone their skills at their preferred positions with reduced competition.  Too many developing players on travel teams have little to no opportunity to participate at a position of their preference.  House league games will provide opportunities for these players to get playing time at their preferred positions.

 

3)         The number of games will be approximately 22 for the fall season, broken out as 8 Sunday travel games and 14 league games.

           

4)             Affordability. We intend to keep the cost as low as possible. Springfield Babe Ruth is a nonprofit organization.  We will only charge the NVTBL and SBRL league costs. We expect the cost to be about $400 for both Travel and League games.

 

5)             Convenience.  We will deconflict games between the local house games and the travel team games.

 

 

 

Team Formation

 

At present  we are actively seeking players for our Travel Team program. We are anticipating forming a 14U team in the fall. Players of ages 13-14 are welcome to tryout for this team.

 

Springfield 14U Sharks Travel Baseball Team

 

The Springfield Sharks 14U Travel team will  hold tryouts in August. If you are a Little League manager or rising 13U player interested in participating in our program, give the president of Springfield Babe Ruth, Shannon Coffey  a call at 703-451-8325, or send a message to shannon_coffey@mac.com.

 

Springfield Varsity Sharks Travel Baseball Team

 

 

We currently have a varsity travel team. We will be looking for players to replace aging out players. We will hold tryouts for this team this summer. If you are a player of league age 15-18, interested in trying out for this team, give the team manager, Bill Amatucci,   a call at (202) 538-5513,  or send a message to bill.amatucci@gmail.com.

 

The Springfield Sharks invite varsity and JV players to participate on the Sharks team. Tryouts for the Fall team will occur in August.

 

Below is a table of game results for the Sharks Varsity Travel team.

 

Date

Opponent

Score

 

 

 

6/1/17

Arlington/Falls Church Colts

10-5

6/1/17

FCA Power Varsity - Fairfax

7-10

6/7/17

Virginia Cobras Varsity

5-2

6/11/17

NOVA Premier Orange

3-17

6/18/17

Virginia Cobras

10-17

6/21/17

Springfield Colts Gray

2-7

6/25/17

MVP Royals Blue

4-11

6/28/17

Loudoun South Eagles

5-9

7/12/17

Metro Senators Varsity South

9-3

7//16/17

NOVA Premier Orange

3-10

7/20/17

Metro Senators Varsity South

10-5

7/26/17

FCA Power

16-1

7/30/17

FCA Power Varsity - Fairfax