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ADVANCED BASEBALL

At Town 'N Country Baseball, we are expanding our program to incorporate Advanced Baseball. Like many neighboring parks, the Advanced Baseball Program provides an opportunity for advanced skill players wishing to receive focused instruction, while competing against top level competition, the opportunity to do so within the Advanced Baseball Program. The AB Program competes in an Interlock Baseball League in a league play format during the Fall and Spring seasons. 


Advanced Baseball FAQs

 

Q. What is Advanced Baseball?
A. The Advanced Baseball program exists as an extension of and to complement the recreational baseball program. The advanced baseball program exists to provide an “advanced” player that has a higher skill level and has a passion for playing an opportunity to compete at a higher level. This will be accomplished through advanced level instruction and more advanced competition.

 

Q. Is Advanced Baseball the same as travel baseball?
A. It combines the competitiveness and inter-league play, but is not part of the Travel Ball program, Advanced Baseball is made up of teams at youth league parks who are members of an interlock program. The Advanced Baseball program only competes against other local charter or interlocked leagues (up to 60 miles) but can compete in travel baseball tournaments.

 

Q. What is the purpose of Advanced Baseball?
A. The Advanced Baseball program will focus on developing players by reinforcing proper baseball fundamentals, teaching advanced concepts appropriate to each individual age group and by offering advanced level competition. TNC’s Advanced Baseball program will place a focus on practice and development.  It is a great opportunity for a player to play the sport at an advanced level for their age group.

 

Q. If my child makes the AB team will they also automatically make the All-Star team?
A. No, making an Advanced Baseball team does not guarantee your child will make an All-Star team.  There is a coach’s selection committee for All-Stars and any player from a regular season can be invited to be an All-Star.

 

Q. How long is the AB season?
A. The spring season will be approximately 12 weeks and up to 6 games. Spring will begin in mid-February and finish by the beginning of May.  The fall season will be approximately 10 weeks and up to 6 games. The Fall season will begin mid to late September and finish in mid-November. 

 

Q. How often do AB teams play?
A. The Advanced Baseball teams play on Sundays.  They will play 1-2 Sundays per month in a possible double header. Teams will participate in tournaments each season in addition to the regular schedule.  The tournament will be either as a Local Invitational or GSA/USSA circuit.

 

Q. When do the AB teams play?
A. AB games are played on Sundays with possible exception being the end of season tournament. The Advanced Baseball program will make every effort to schedule all TNC teams at the same location as a convenience to families with multiple kids playing at multiple levels within the Advanced Baseball Program.

 

Q. How often do the AB teams practice?
A. AB teams will have one field practices on Friday nights. Additional practices may be scheduled at the Manager’s discretion.

 

Q. How much does it cost to play Advanced Baseball?
A. The total cost to play Advanced Baseball is $75 per season.

Fees are outlined below:
The registration fee covers uniforms, insurance, registration in the Advanced Baseball League, umpires during games, training for coaches, equipment and field time. The registration fee will be collected once a player is named to a team.
* AB players will receive a jersey and hat. Players will need to purchase pants, belts and socks.  More information will be given by your manager.


Q. How are teams chosen?
A. A tryout will be held each Fall and Spring season. All players that participate in the tryout will be evaluated by The Evaluation Panel. The Evaluation Panel will name the team after the tryout is complete.

TRYOUTS FOR SPRING 2021 will be Saturday Jan 23, 2021
8U – 10:00AM – Field 2
 10U – 12:00PM – Field 3
 *At this time, we are not anticipating AB teams in other age divisions. If that changes, we will communicate far enough in advance to communicate it to our members.


Q. Can anyone participate in Advanced Baseball?
A. To participate in Advanced Baseball, you must meet the below criteria for each season:

  • Fall Season –Must be registered and participate in the TNC Fall Recreational Baseball season.
  • Spring Season –Must be registered and participate in the TNC Spring Recreational Baseball season.


You can register for the recreational Spring 2021 Season here: https://leagues.bluesombrero.com/Default.aspx?tabid=1344873



Q. Is there a “must-play” rule in Advanced Baseball?
A. No, there is no “must-play” rule in Advanced Baseball.  It is the Manager's discretion as to who gets to play on the field.

 

Q. How will conflicts be prevented with the recreational baseball season?
A. The Advanced Baseball program was designed to compliment the recreational baseball program. Since most games are on Sundays, there will be no conflict with recreational league game schedule.

 

Q. What is the "League" Age for Advanced Baseball?
A. Advanced Baseball follows the same league age chart as the league’s recreational baseball program.