New Canaan Rams Select tryouts are scheduled for Saturday, December 9th 6-9pm and Sunday, December 10th 1-4pm at Bobby Valentine’s Sports Academy (BVSA) in Stamford. With the use of the new BVSA facility (4 Largo Drive), we are excited to offer a thorough evaluation.
Players should plan on attending both tryouts, which will be run by professionals from BVSA. Tryout times for both days are as follows:
Saturday, December 9th
8U- 6 – 7:45 PM
9U- 6:15 – 8:00 PM
10U- 6:30 – 8:15 PM
11U- 6:45 – 8:30 PM
12U- 7:00 – 8:45 PM
13/14U- 7:15 – 9:00 PM
Sunday, December 10th
8U- 1:00 – 2:45 PM
9U- 1:15 – 3:00 PM
10U- 1:30 – 3:15 PM
11U- 1:45 – 3:30 PM
12U- 2:00 – 3:45 PM
13/14U- 2:15 – 4:00 PM
NC Rams Select ‘league age' = player's age as of April 30, 2018
If a player cannot make both the December 9th and 10th evaluations noted above, please reach out to us and we will work on a solution.
All parents should plan to drop their children off at the tryouts and pick them up afterwards. The tryouts will be private and entry to the facility will be limited to players.
Your child should wear normal baseball attire (cap, baseball pants, and jersey/t-shirt), but please do not wear any jerseys/hats from previous seasons. In addition, we ask that your child not wear any jersey from any sport that would have his or her name on the back.
About BVSA and the Team Selection Process
BVSA is a top-notch baseball training facility that has a terrific reputation.
We have implemented a structured approach to ensure the integrity of the team selection process. Players will be evaluated by BVSA professional coaches and each player will be rated based on how the player performs at a number of stations including hitting, pitching, fielding and running.
Recommendations for team selection will be made by BVSA and will then be vetted by a New Canaan Baseball steering committee. Our team selection policy can be found online at this link (http://newcanaanbbsb.com/Page.asp?n=76350&org=newcanaanbbsb.com ). Players will be notified as to whether they were selected for a team by the end of December.
About the New Canaan Rams Select Program
New Canaan Rams Select is a Spring Travel Program for selected players aged 7 to 14 who are interested in engaging in a higher level of competitive play in addition to New Canaan’s traditional town baseball league.
Key highlights of this program are as follows:
Open to New Canaan players only – 12 to 13 players per team
Teams will be run and players will be trained by professional head coaches and engaging in a higher level of competitive baseball
Teams will follow a schedule that will complement New Canaan Baseball’s House league program (enabling players to make both House and NC Rams Select games / practices). All Rams Select players MUST play House league as well. Registration for House League will open in December, 2017.
Season runs from April through Memorial Day weekend in May
All teams will participate in the Greater Hudson Valley baseball league and should anticipate 10-14 regular season games. Most spring games will be Sunday doubleheaders although that will vary based on team.
Teams 9U and older will participate in 1-2 tournaments
All Rams Select teams will have practice on Wednesdays
8U team will have a less demanding schedule (fewer games, no tournaments) as the focus will be on player development
Pre-season winter workouts will be held weekly from January to March (time and date TBD) at BVSA in Stamford
Please head back into your Member Pages through the EDIT MY ACCOUNT link to check your balance for any outstanding amounts related to Spring programs, Rams Select All-Stars or Summer Travel.
Please also know that the Fall Programs must be paid at the time of registration or your player will be waitlisted. To ensure a spot on the team, you must pay promptly. We offer full refunds if your player must bow out before the beginning of the program.
We offer partial refunds if your player must leave the program after uniform handout and practices have begun.
Your prompt attention to this matter is greatly appreciated.
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