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**Travel Registration is OPEN**

Travel registration is open NOW through Sunday, August 11th.  Please click the link above to register your player for the 2025 Travel season, or copy and paste the following in your browser:

https://andoverbaseball.sportngin.com/register/form/902599026

Reminder: The scored evaluation for Travel Tryouts is on Saturday, August 17th.  Your player MUST be present for this evaluation, as there will be no make up dates offered. 

If you have any problems registering, please email registration@andoverbaseball.org 

ATTENTION PARENTS/GUARDIANS

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 > volunteers@andoverbaseball.org

**Important Dates**

July 14th: Celebration Tournament

July 16th: All Star Game

August 2nd-4th: Sandlot Tournament

August 7th & 14th:  Travel Tryout Prep Dates

August 11th: FUNdraiser at Beef O'Brady's (12-4pm)

August 12th: Travel Tryout Registration closes

August 17th: Travel Tryouts for 2025 Season **NEW THIS YEAR: this is the ONLY date offered for the scored evaluation.  All players must attend this date to receive a score.**

August 18th: Travel Tryout -Situational Drills.  This day is NOT required, but IS strongly encouraged for players to attend.  This will be run by the Andover High School Varsity Baseball coach, and will allow players the opportunity to run bases, and showcase their abilities in both Infield and Outfield positions.  Players will not be hitting or pitching on this day.  Prospective coaches will be spectators, and will be making notes, but will not interact directly with the players.  While there is no score for this day, coaches may use their observations during team selections to make decisions between two similarly ranked players.  Please plan for about an hour per age level. *Depending on the number of players in an age level, it may be necessary to divide the players into smaller groups.  More information to follow after registration closes.

 

Travel Baseball FAQs

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:  traveldirector@andoverbaseball.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?

**Our 2024 Travel Season rates were as follows** 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!  

Training Opportunities

Gain the edge and skill needed to be one of best at the plate. The Ball Park TC Training Facility features Hack Attack baseball machines ensuring you improve every part of your play at the plate!  

Discounted memberships available for ABA players!

Visit Home | The Ball Park Usa , or call 763-951-0104 for more information

Discounted memberships available for ABA players.  Visit The Ball Park in Blaine!

**Umpires Needed**

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
763-443-8536
rumriverumpires@gmail.com
www.rumriverumpires.com

 

Parent: Is my player ready for Travel Baseball?

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. 





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