2019 TAPRC Select Baseball

TRYOUT SCHEDULE (age determined as of 4-30-2019):

10U & 11U:  Wednesday, September 12 from 5:30-7pm at the Crane Road Ball Fields complex

12U: Sunday, September 16 from 1-2:30pm at the Crane Road Ball Field complex

13U & 14U: Saturday, September 15 from 9:30-11am at the TK HS Baseball Field

Tryouts for Spring 2019 Select Baseball Division Baseball teams will be held in September for the Spring 2019 season (see schedule below).  Players MUST pre-register (no charge) for the tryouts.

The "TAPRC Select Division" was new to TAPRC in 2018.  These teams previously played with the South Central Michigan Youth Baseball League based in Hastings and we are very excited to have them as a part of our TAPRC organization. TAPRC is working closely with the the TK High School baseball program to provide 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 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.  Select teams will have opportunities to practice during the Fall/Winter/Spring prior to the regular season.

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.  Game days may vary each week and could include Saturday and Sunday games and/or practices.

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 Oct.15, $60 due February 1 and $60 due March 1.

Players will be notified within one week if they are selected to play on a team.  Please make every effort to tryout in your correct age division.  If you cannot make the time for your age division, please attend one of the other sessions.  Please contact TAPRC if you are interested in coaching opportunities, info@taprc.org.

FLAG FOOTBALL REGISTRATION

Register by August 25

Season: First week in September-October

1st-6th Grade:  Teams practices 1-2 times per week starting early September.  One game per week starting mid-September.  Games are on Mondays evenings for 1st/2nd grade, Wednesdays evenings for 3rd/4th grade and  Saturday mornings for 5th/6th grade.  Practice days vary as determined by coaches.  NFL Flag Football reversible jerseys, flag belt and mouthpiece provided.  Teams may travel to Wayland, Hastings, and/or Caledonia depending on number of teams participating.  Cost: $55.  REGISTER NOW FOR THIS DIVISION

Young 5's/Kindergarten:  Players must be at least 5 years old on December 1, 2018 to participate.  Players meet 1 hour a week for 7 weeks for SKILLS NIGHTS.  Coaches lead skills sessions followed by scrimmages.  Teams will be determined by number of players present each night.  Emphasis will be on fun and skill development.  NFL Flag Football reversible jerseys, flag belts and mouthpiece provided.  Cost: $40.  REGISTER NOW FOR THIS DIVISION

TBALL - 5 & 6 year olds REGISTRATION CLOSED. TBALL CLINIC CANCELLED - APRIL 21.

Tball introduces our youngest players to the basics of the game in a fun setting.  Shorter practices and games are designed for this level of play.  The season starts the middle of May with games on Friday evenings and Saturday mornings beginning in late May through June.  Co-ed teams.

MACHINE PITCH - 7 & 8 year olds REGISTRATION CLOSED. MP CLINIC CANCELLED FOR APRIL 21.

TAPRC's machine pitch division continues to develop players fundamental skills while maintaining the focus on teamwork and having FUN.  The season runs May-June with games on Friday evenings and Saturday mornings. Co-ed teams.

SENIOR DIVISION (13-15) REGISTER BY MAY 12. 9-12 YEAR OLDS CLOSED.

Players 9-15 participate in the Tri-Comm League. This league includes teams from Wayland, Hastings, Dorr, Martin, Allegan, and Hopkins.  Baseball and Softball age divisions include Minors (9&10), Majors (11&12), and Seniors (13-15) baseball and softball.  All ages are determined by age on April 30th of current year.   Minor and Major Division runs April - June.  Senior division starts mid May through July.

SENIOR DIVISION (13-15) REGISTER BY MAY 12. 9-12 YEAR OLDS CLOSED.

Players 9-15 participate in the Tri-Comm League. This league includes teams from Wayland, Hastings, Dorr, Martin, Allegan, and Hopkins.  Baseball and Softball age divisions include Minors (9&10), Majors (11&12), and Seniors (13-15) baseball and softball.  All ages are determined by age on April 30th of current year.  Minor and Major Division runs April - June.  Senior division starts mid May through July.

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