travel

TRAVEL PROGRAM AND REGISTRATION FOR TRYOUTS

UDJAA Baseball offers an extensive travel program for kids who desire a higher level of competition. Our travel teams participate in the Suburban Travel and American Legion leagues and offers teams in the 8U through 15U divisions.

While travel baseball offers kids a great opportunity to enhance their skills in a more competitive environment, it also requires a serious commitment for players and their families. Trying out for a team indicates your willingness to commit to the team and be present for games and practices.

All players who participate in the 8U - 12U travel program (Cal Ripken Division) are also required to play in-house baseball. Their typical week will include 2 travel games (Friday evening and Sunday afternoon), 2 in-house games (1 weekday and 1 Saturday), and one or more practices – resulting in at least 5 days of baseball each week of the season.

Our UDJAA Travel Baseball Season for 2018 will run from approximately April 1 through June 30. District playoffs and tournaments may be played after this date. Travel for each away game should be no more than 30 minutes each way.  If there is enough interest and enough travel quality players, we will have up to two teams at each level.

Tryouts will begin late September (tentatively, 9/29) and run through mid October. We will make every effort to have at least three tryouts per team to accommodate those that have other Fall sports obligations.

This year we will be using the UDJAA Online Registration for Travel Tryout Registration. You will need to register through UDJAA.COM in order to tryout. There is no cost for the tryouts. Using the online registration will accomplish two goals: 1. Each participant will be covered by UDJAA insurance for tryouts and during the winter workouts; and 2. Each coach will have every participant’s full contact information for all notifications.

Below is a listing of all of the main travel coaches for each of the 2018 age groups. Once a final tryout schedule is confirmed, the coach for your age level will contact you directly with tryout information. All players for all teams will have to tryout, there are no predetermined players. All players must live within the Upper Dublin Community.

If you should have any questions, please feel free to contact the coach for your players age group. 

8U Travel Team: No player should turn 9 prior to May 1, 2018. Head Coach Mike Gossner msgossner@hotmail.com

9U Travel Team: No player should turn 10 prior to May 1, 2018. Head Coach Ed Donovan edwardgdonovan@gmail.com

10U Travel Team: No player should turn 11 prior to May 1, 2018. Head Coach Ryan Morris Ryan.Morris@ice.dhs.gov

11U Travel Team: No player should turn 12 prior to May 1, 2018. Head Coach Jeff Cunningham jrc1441@yahoo.com

12U Travel Team: No player should turn 13 prior to May 1, 2018. Head Coach Jamie Cairnes jcairnes@wsdweb.org

13U (Legion Prep) Travel Team: No player should turn 14 prior to May 1, 2018. Paul Lizell paullizell@gmail.com (This team will play through July)

13U Travel Team: No player should turn 14 prior to May 1,  2018 Paul Lizell paullizell@gmail.com

14 and 15U Travel Team: No player should turn 16 prior to May 1,  2018 Paul Lizell paullizell@gmail.com

Any general questions or for more information please email Tim Brink tbrinkudtravel@gmail.com

We are looking forward to continuing our great program in 2018!

IMPORTANT NOTE: TRAVEL BASEBALL REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS SEPTEMBER 27, 2017.