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2022 Millers Travel Team Tryouts: 10U-11U

Registration for 10/11U travel baseball tryouts has now closed.

Please email the registrar for more information at, registrar@mplsmillers.org

2022 10U / 11U Tryout Details

Format for 2022

The Minneapolis Millers will be holding tryouts for 10U and 11U Players on Saturday, February 26th, Saturday, March 5th, and Sunday, March 13th.  Our tryouts are a two round process.  If you are registered please plan to attend both days. See below for information specific to each session.

Round 1 Tryouts 2/26 from 6-9:15pm or 3/5 from 7-9pm

Location: Brower Baseball@ Champions Hall, 7000 Washington Ave S, Eden Prairie, MN 55344

Focus: Hitting/Infield

Format: Players will rotate through 3 Hitting cages (Soft Toss, Overhand Toss, Pitching Machine) and an Infield station for ground balls.

Families will have the option to choose from two dates to complete Round 1 Tryouts.  Upon registration, you will be given a link and access code to sign up for ONE time slot to complete Round 1 tryouts.  Please choose EITHER Saturday, February 26th, 2022 OR Saturday, March 5, 2022.  Time slots range in length from 45 minutes to 1 hour depending on group size.

Round 1 Tryout Sign Up Genius will close at 5pm on 2/20/2022.  If you have a conflict with both dates or are unable to attend any of the remaining time slots available, please fill out this form and we will reach out to schedule a potential make up session.

Round 2 Tryouts 3/13 from 9am-3pm

Location: University of MN Sports Dome, 600 25th Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414

Focus: Scrimmage/40-yd Dash/Fly Balls/Pitching and Catching

Format: Players will rotate through 3 stations (40-yd Dash, Fly Balls, Pitching and Catching) and participate in a scrimmage designed to simulate in-game situations.

Families will be notified of their player’s time slot following Round 1 Tryouts, by Wednesday, 3/9/22.  If you have a conflict with the tryout date or time slot assigned to your player, please fill out this form and we will reach out to determine next steps.

Players trying out in the 10A/AA and 11A/AA divisions may receive an invitation to try out with the AA/AAA pool later on Sunday.  We will call or text upon completion of the A/AA tryout with more information. 

 

Additional Key Tryout Information

Tryout scores are based on mechanics and fundamentals more than pure results. For example, a player who tracks a fly ball perfectly and then drops it will likely receive a better score than a player who struggles to track the ball, and then makes a lucky diving grab.

Check-in and Warm Ups - Tryouts will be closed to spectators and player check-in / drop-off will be just inside the entrance to Brower Baseball for Round 1 Tryouts.  Check-in/drop-off will occur curbside at the U of M Rec Dome for round 2.  Your player will be allowed to enter the facility for a brief (10 minute) warm-up shortly before their tryout begins.  You will receive additional information about the check-in process and warmups via email the week of 2/21.  

Attire - Players must have cleats or a change of shoes to wear at Brower Baseball.  Outside shoes are not permitted in their facility in the wintertime.  Players should wear baseball appropriate clothing, including full length pants (no shorts).   Tryouts are the few days each year we ask players to not wear Millers gear.  We ask that returning players not wear attire that has a MYBA logo on it, including baseball caps, jersey, etc... To minimize bias, your child will not be permitted to wear any piece of their Millers uniform, or a shirt with their name on it.

Equipment - Each player should have their own bat, helmet, glove and water bottle.  Male players are required to wear a protective cup. If your family does not have a full set of baseball equipment, please contact registrar@mplsmillers.org  ASAP to request borrowing gear.  Catchers who have their own gear should bring it to Round 2 tryouts.  We will have additional sets of catcher’s gear to use at tryouts for those who indicate an interest in catching.

Pandemic Play – If your player is ill or has cold / flu-like symptoms please keep them home.  In addition, if your player is awaiting test results due to COVID exposure or has recently tested positive and is still self-isolating, they should not attend tryouts.  Contact registrar@mplsmillers.org if your player will be missing tryouts due to illness. All candidates are required to wear masks covering their nose and mouth while at the field, including tryouts and are expected to social distance at all times.  

Requests for Refunds - The team formation committee will begin their work on Wednesday 3/16.  For this reason, if your player has decided the Millers travel program isn’t the right fit, you must notify us at registrar@mplsmillers.org by 5:00pm on Tuesday 3/15 to receive a refund for your commitment fee. If your player withdraws from the program once team formation has begun, you will forfeit your commitment fee.  There are extreme instances when refunds are allowed - i.e. family moves out of Mpls, injury that will prevent a player from participating in the season, etc…  However, not agreeing with your player’s team placement, not having any friends on the team, other time commitments, etc… are not considered valid reasons for a refund.  Please be sure your player wants to play with us regardless of their team placement prior to 3/15.

Families will receive detailed information about second round tryouts, including group assignments by Wednesday, 3/9.

If your player has a conflict with tryout times and you have not yet notified the registrar, please do so ASAP by emailing registrar@mplsmillers.org

See you soon!

Travel Baseball vs. House-League Mini Millers - Which Program is Right for My Player?

Here's a quick reference to help you and your player decide which program is right for your family.  Additionally, we will be hosting a live Google Meet to explain the difference between the programs more in depth and offer an opportunity for questions and answers.

Date: 2/8/22  Time: 7-8pm    Mini-Millers or Travel Baseball? 

 

TRAVEL BASEBALL

MINI-MILLERS

Events per week 3-6 2-3
Events per season Approximately 30 practices and 30 games although a busy and successful team could play 50 games Approximately 15 practices and 18 games
Skill level

Skill level ascends A, AA, AAA

Focus is on developmental play
Team formation Attempt to place players at appropriate skill level Attempt to create equal teams
Tryouts? Yes - not all will make a team, although 10U players will be offered a Mini Millers spot No - all who register will play. The optional Mighty Minis tournament team is selected  through evaluations
Age Range Open to players 8-15 years old (teams are broken up by age) Open to 2nd - 4th graders and young 5th graders who would like to play with their age
Summer weekend activity Many weekends will have games, tournaments, or practice Limited
Travel Away games and tournaments in suburbs, possibly one out-of-town tournament (Mankato, Rochester, etc) All games played at Minneapolis parks
Costs 10U - $435+ $50 tryout fee, 11U $485+tryout fee. Possible add-on costs for extra tournaments, training, equipment $150 + $25 evaluation fee, extra fees unlikely

 

 

Program Orientation Meetings

Each year MYBA conducts program orientation meetings.  These meetings provide an introduction to the program including:

  • Overview of the program and our mission
  • General program calendar and schedules
  • Player, parent/guardian, and coaching expectations for the upcoming season

These meetings provide information vital to ensuring travel baseball is the right fit for you and your prospective player. For 2022, program orientation meetings will be mandatory for the parents/guardians of players new to the Millers Travel program, and optional for returning families. Orientation meetings will be online, held live at the following times:

2023 Age Eligibility Cutoffs

The birthday cutoff for determining age group is April 30, which is in line with national standards. However, players born between May 1 and August 31 have the option of “playing up”, as MYBA recognizes the April 30 cutoff prevents players born in this range from playing with their classmates.  If you choose to play up, you cannot waiver back down after the teams are selected. Age groups for the 2021 season can be found at the following link: 2023 Age Groups

2022 Millers Travel Team Tryouts: 12U-15A

Tryouts Complete and Rosters Set

Tryouts for the 2022 12U-15A Millers travel teams were conducted in the Fall of 2021.  If you're player is interested in being added to our waitlist for 12U - 15A teams, please email registrar@mplsmillers.org

Rosters for 2022 12U-15A travel teams can be found at this link: 2022 Rosters

2022 Fees

Fees for the upcoming year can be found at the following link: 2022 Fees

Please note that scholarships are available, and can be requested via the registration process.

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