The “TAPRC Select Division” is new to TAPRC. These teams previously played with the South Central Michigan Youth Baseball League based in Hastings and we are very excited to have them join our TAPRC organization.
TRYOUT SCHEDULE at TK HS Big Gym :
10U – Sunday, January 21 from 5-6:30pm (age 10 or under on April 30, 2018) (Make-up tryout is Jan. 28th during 12U and 13U tryouts)
11U – Sunday, January 21 from 6:30-8pm (age 11 or under on April 30, 2018) (Make-up tryout is Jan. 28th during 12U and 13U tryouts)
12U – Sunday, January 28 from 5-6:30pm (age 12 or under on April 30, 2018)
13U – Sunday, January 28 from 6:30-8pm (age 13 or under on April 30, 2018)
Players are encouraged (but not required) to register for free tryouts here: https://go.teamsnap.com/forms/97596
Players should wear gym apparel and bring their glove, hat, helmet, and bat (optional). Players must be within the age range shown to be eligible for that age division. Thornapple-Kellogg High School coaching staff and players will be running the tryouts. Rosters will be determined and all players will notified if they have made a team no later than February 3rd.
TAPRC is working closely with the the TK High School baseball program to provide high quality opportunities for ALL Middleville youth baseball players. TAPRC will continue to participate in the TriComm League for our TAPRC rec teams at 10U-15U age divisions. TAPRC believes adding the Select Division will make our program stronger and give more opportunities to our players to continue to play in their community.
At the TAPRC Select Division level, coaches will focus on strong fundamental skill development. Playing time is not guaranteed to be equal in this division. Player position and playing time will be based on performance, attitude and attendance. Players should expect to commit to 3-5 days per week to games and practice. Each Select team will play from 18-24 games and participate in two tournaments (TBD by their coach). Parents can expect to travel within a one hour radius of Middleville for away games.
Playing season: Teams will begin practicing in February/March as determined by their coach. Games will begin in April – July. (Schedules determined by coach).
The registration fee for the Select Division is $220 and may be paid in three installments. This fee includes hat, shirt, and two tournament fees. Partial scholarships ($55/$27.50) are available to players who qualify for the TK School’s free or reduced program. Parents may pay in installments with $100 deposit due by Februay 10, $60 due March 1 and $60 due April 1.
TAPRC Select Baseball Committee Members: Catherine Getty, Michael Garrett, Jared Nichols, Jack Hobert, Todd Summerhays, Tyler Bultema