Registration is open now through March 17, 2024.
Please select the appropriate registration link for your player:
T-Ball through 8U: *Player must turn 4 yo by 4/1/24 to register for T-Ball
Sandlot (16-21U): *NOTE: Sandlot Registration will remain open until mid-May!
Please reach out to our registration director, Kelley Graves at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or problems registering.
We look forward to seeing your player(s) on the field this spring!
Reminder: Under DIBS, ensure your date range is for the entire season and that there may be multiple pages for multi-day shifts.
2024 Season DIBS are starting - please check back often.
Upcoming DIBS: Will be posted soon!!
Any Questions please contact the Volunteer Director:
Olivia Pizinger > email@example.com
May 1st: Travel Pictures @ Andover Community Center
May 21st & 22nd: In House Pictures @ Andover Community Center
May 31st-June 2nd: A-Town Tournament
June 21st-23rd: FLAA Tournament
July 12th-13th: Celebration Tournament
July 16th: All Star Game
August 2nd-4th: Sandlot Tournament
August 17th: Travel Tryouts for 2025 Season **NEW THIS YEAR: this is the ONLY date offered for travel tryouts. Please mark your calendars**
When are Travel Try Outs for the 2025 season?
Try outs for the 2025 Travel Season will be held on Saturday, August 17th. Please mark this date on your calendar, as this will be the ONLY date offered for Try outs this year. There will be no make up dates offered, so please plan your summer travel accordingly.
What if we can't make the tryout date?
Your player will be required to attend August 17th in order to be evaluated for a travel team. This date will be scored by our external evaluators, and these scores will be used to determine players rankings for team selections. Please reach out to: firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
When does the season start? How long is the travel season?
Many teams will elect to do off season training. Depending on the coach, these practices may start in January or February. Off season training is optional to participate in, but encouraged. The location of these practices is dependent on the coach, as they will set these up on their own. Common locations include GrandSlam, school gyms, or other area facilities. ABA sponsored trainings begin in March at the Andover Community Center. Tournament and game play can start as early as the end of April. Regular season play typically ends in June, and district playoffs and State Tournaments are in July. Depending on your team, the season could last until early, or late July.
What is the schedule like?
You can expect practices and games to fill 3 nights per week on average. There are no set schedules for travel teams, so you may practice, or play, any day of the week. Most coaches avoid scheduling league games on weekends, and reserve weekends for tournament play. ABA pays for each team to participate in 3 tournaments per season. Many teams do elect to participate in a 4th tournament. Tournaments can include Friday, Saturday and Sunday dates for their games.
How much does travel baseball cost?
Tryouts are $25 to register. If selected to a team, there is a registration fee of $495, and an additional $100 fundraiser per player. These fees include your players uniform (hat, 2 jerseys, 1 pair of pants, and a belt), the practices at the Andover Community Center, 3 regular season tournaments, 1 state tournament (if your team qualifies), and the insurance and umpires for the season.
Many teams will also collect a "slush fund." These funds will vary by team, but are typically between $100-200 per player, and cover off season trainings, a 4th regular season tournament, and other expenses as outlined by your coach. If your team qualifies for multiple state tournaments, participation in a 2nd or 3rd state tournament would also be an out of pocket expense, and is typically around $50/player/tournament.
Many teams do elect to have one of their tournaments be an out-of-town tournament. Costs for hotels, transportation, and food would all be out of pocket expenses for your player.
Where will we be playing?
Home games and practices are all at local fields. You will have on average 8 away games per season. Travel could include locations up to an hour away, though typically, teams are within 30 minutes of Andover.
Still have questions? Please ask!
Become an Umpire!
Training Opportunities Available: Classes Start March 10th
Requirements: Ages 13+ (Adults Welcome)
Make $60-$90+ per game!!
Create Your Own Schedule
Details available at Rum River Umpire Association (rumriverumpires.com)
Contact: Eric Esboldt
Rum RIver Umpire Association
Below is a list of Baseball Competencies by age, please note this list is only intended to be used as a guideline for determining if Travel is the right fit for your player.
The ABA is so very grateful to our Sponsors!!!
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