The travel baseball season runs from April 1 through mid July. Generally teams will practice/workout in the off season as well. Please direct any questions to Rich Robinson at email@example.com.
Boys Travel Registration – September 12, 2017
In order to streamline the collection of required South Lyon Junior League travel registration materials, we are initiating our 1st annual Boys Travel Registration night on Tuesday, September 12 from 6-8pm at the Playground. Parents are asked to come to the Playground anytime during that two hour block and provide the following for your athlete:
- Travel Registration form
- copy of birth certificate
- signed boys travel player/parent code of conduct – new for 2017/2018
- initial payment check of $200 made out to South Lyon Junior League
- coaches background check (if applicable – assistant coaches)
These forms make up the 2018 Travel Packet. Please contact your head coach if you will not be able to attend that night. If you have already provided these materials to your head coach and they plan to provide to us on Travel Registration Night, then you do not need to attend Registration Night.
Thanks again for your participation in Registration Night and for being part of the South Lyon Thunder / Lightning travel baseball program!!
If you have any questions, please contact your head coach or me, Rich Robinson, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Boys Travel Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need to pre-register for the tryout?
No, there will be a waiver and registration form available at the field.
Do I need to attend both tryouts?
Attending both tryouts is strongly encouraged, however we understand busy schedules and vacations. If you can’t make both please reach out to the age appropriate coach and let them know. Coaches for next season will be selected on July 16 and posted to the website, with email addresses the following day.
I’m not sure which age tryout my son should attend.
The age cutoff for boys travel baseball is May 1. For example, if your son turns 11 on or before May 1 of 2016, he would want to tryout for the 11u team.
Are there multiple teams at each age group?
We do have 2 teams at some of the ages. A decision to add another team at an age group is determined by many factors: number of kids that attend the tryouts, a qualified coach being identified and field availability are the main determining factors.
How much does travel baseball cost?
The costs vary by team but average anywhere from $400-$800. Most teams will do some fundraising to offset some of the costs. This fee covers uniforms, umpires, tournament fees, off season training, team equipment etc.
What is the time commitment with travel baseball?
Most teams will conduct some off season training. Some teams will start in the fall while others will plan on once a week indoor training after the holidays. Our coaching staffs support and encourage your child to play other sports. They are in no way penalized for missing offseason workouts if they are participating in another sport. As the weather clears in March/April it is not uncommon to be doing team activities 2-3 days a week. The season typically runs from April 1 thru July. Weekend tournaments are quite common as well.
Please feel free to direct additional questions to email@example.com
2017 Boys Travel Coaches
|Boy’s Travel Teams||2018 Travel Coaches||Personal Email Address|
|8u Thunder||Josh Wellsfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|9u Thunder – Blue||Pat Noonanemail@example.com|
|9u Thunder – Red||Jason Foxfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|10u Lightning||Joe Jurkiewicz||Joe.Jurkiewicz@ihsmarkit.com|
|10U Thunder||Andy Slanksteremail@example.com|
|11U Thunder||Don Mifsudfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|11U Lightning||Lance Shipmanemail@example.com|
|12U Thunder||Mark Skreljafirstname.lastname@example.org|
|12U Lightning||Rob Brothersemail@example.com|
|13U Thunder||Mark Galardifirstname.lastname@example.org|
|13U Lightning||Dean Phillipsemail@example.com|
|14U Thunder||Dean Whitcombfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|14U Lightning||Matt Martinemail@example.com|
|15U Lightning||Mike Petrovichfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|16U Thunder||Steve Keeneyemail@example.com|
|18u Thunder||Bobby Porterfirstname.lastname@example.org|
Travel Trustee – Rich Robinson, SLJLTravel-Boys@SLJL.org