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New Trier Trevian Pony Baseball 2014 Travel Program Overview September 29, 2013.

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1 New Trier Trevian Pony Baseball 2014 Travel Program Overview September 29, 2013

2 Why NT Trevian Pony Baseball Introduction – Board Members History of NTTP Baseball Belief in community-based baseball programs –Emphasis on developing the player –To make HS team or at least have confidence to try out

3 Why NT Trevian Pony Baseball Field as many “competitive” teams as we can –9 teams in 2013 (can change annually) –Historically very successful 14A, 14B, 13B champs in 2013 14A, 13A champs in 2012 –NTTP enters 2 A teams (A1, A2) and two equal B teams Intense, but not overbearing program to the exclusion of other activities and sports

4 Our Goals Provide clear choices for parents and players. Develop greater appreciation for the game. High level player development and baseball IQ. Select players on principles of merit. Keep them playing ball. Fun, enjoyable experience.

5 NTTP Program Evolved into full-year program –Fall Ball: New competitive fall league this year –Tryouts in October (travel groups selected) –Travel winter skills and conditioning –Spring pre-season: practices and early tourney –In-season tournaments 3 per team 14A to Omaha –LSFBL season and playoff week Baseball operations oversight

6 2014 Try-Out Process Multi-community input and evaluators. Two day evaluation process at all levels. Focus on player fundamentals: hitting, fielding, pitching, catching, speed, throwing and baseball IQ. Two age pools will be created Winter workouts will assist in player placement

7 Tryout Skills Evaluated INFIELD:Strength of Arm, Accuracy, Fielding, Range OUTFIELD:Strength of Arm, Accuracy, Fielding, Range HITTING:Balance, Contact, Power, Hands PITCHING:Velocity, Command CATCHING:Stance, Receiving, Blocking, Arm Strength OTHERS:Speed, Hustle, Listening, Baseball IQ

8 Commitment Policy Commitment period starts with practices in early May (concurrent with house league), an early tournament and ends with completion of LSFBL tournament. 100% participation is expected for all practices, league games and tournaments

9 Commitment Policy The rules are simple... –If you miss due to illness or injury, expect to bat last and play minimum innings next game, but coach has some discretion with board approval –If you miss a game for any other reason, you will not play in the next game. Player is expected to be on bench supporting team –For example, if you leave for a weekend getaway and miss two games, you will sit for two games.

10 Winter Workouts Optional program for players selected to a travel team Weekday session focuses on skills development Weekend session focuses on training and conditioning Approximate dates are mid January to end of March

11 Spring House League NTTP players must play spring house league All/most NTTP players will play in Pony A house league Pony A is a very competitive league comprised of travel-level teams from Glencoe, Wilmette, Ken-Win, Glenview, Highland Park and Evanston. Spring house starts first or second week of April and runs through second weekend of June

12 Summer Baseball 13U Tournaments Memorial Day 4 th of July (or thereabouts) 1 additional 13U Summer Camp 14U Tournaments Memorial Day Omaha, College World Series 1 additional All teams will play in the LSFBL Summer Travel league Travel season ends with LSFBL Championship, Sunday July 27

13 2014 Team Selection Scoring and rating aligned with NTHS methods Players will be selected into 2 age pools announced late October/early November A non-refundable $350 deposit is required upon selection to a travel team. Winter workouts allow greater insight Winter workouts not mandatory but recommended Final team placement in late January or early February

14 Additional Spring Games Current plan is to enter A teams into one pre- Memorial day tournament. We are considering a pooled team entry for B teams.

15 Communication Each team is assigned a board member liaison. Each team will volunteer a “team parent” to assist in the coordination of team communication, transportation, etc. Clear, open communication with the NTTPB Board. Board liaison meetings with players, parents, and coaches.

16 Calendar & Fees ActivityDatesFeesMandatory TryoutsOct 19-21$35Yes Winter WorkoutsJan – Mar~ $350No Spring House LeagueApril – JuneVaries by house leagueYes Summer TravelApril – July13 A’s: ~ $950 14 A’s: ~ $1,100 B Teams:~$900 Yes 13 Summer CampJune~$225No

17 NTTP Coaches Solid baseball credentials Veteran group –2 current HS coaches –2 current college coaches –2 played college and several years as youth coach –3 still playing college Excellent coaches/outstanding young men

18 Wrap Up Thank you for attending Q&A

19 Governing Structure Founded as a 501(c)(3) organization in 2008. 9 board members, 3 from each house league board RoleNameCommunity PresidentSteve BerceauWilmette Vice PresidentPaul GalloNT Youth SecretaryEd FranczekGlencoe-NTY TreasurerBob BrownWilmette Other board members: Tom Burr (At Large/Glencoe), John Kann (Wilmette), Jim Robinson and Doug Grant (NT Youth) Senior Coaches: Matt Lafontaine, Chris Beacom Program Advisor: Pete Drevline, NT Assistant Varsity Coach

20 NTTP Cost Structure

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