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Travel Team Information and 2022 Offseason Schedule

Fargo Youth Baseball offers travel ball teams for ages 9-15u. It is designed to give players an additional competitive baseball opportunity playing some of the top competition in the area, state, and region. Fargo Youth Baseball teams will be given the opportunity  to travel to various tournaments throughout the area in the summer as well the opportunity to compete in the North Dakota State tournament and beyond. In the summer of 2021, we are proud to announce our 10u & 12u travel team won the state championship for their respected age groups. 

Kids interested in participating in travel baseball are given the opportunity to attend development sessions for their respected age groups beginning in December. These are free of cost as long as you are registered through Fargo Youth Baseball. Teams will be selected by an independent group of evaluators made up of local high school coaches and college coaches following 3 tryout dates. 

The cost for travel can vary depending on the team's schedule, tournaments, and sponsorships. Below is a rough estimate for what the total cost is for travel baseball.
9-12u - $600.00
13-15u - 800.00

*Note: due to national rules, players must either live in Fargo or go to school within the Fargo School District. (for further questions please contact the Fargo Youth Baseball office) 

*if numbers allow we will form multiple teams at each age group

ANNOUNCEMENT: 
ADDITIONAL MAKE UP TRYOUT DAYS ANNOUNCED 

MARCH 2ND @ The ATTIC
6:00-7:00 pm (Hitting/Pitching)
7:00-8:00 pm (Defensive) 

March 3rd @ The ATTIC 
6:00-7:00 pm (Defensive) 
7:00-8:00 pm (Hitting/Pitching) 

**these are only for players that miss their original tryout date
 
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2022 Travel Development Schedule

2022 Travel Tryout Schedule

2022 Tournament Schedules

Travel Coach Handbook 

Travel Tryout Process

Number of travel players registered for each age: 

9u- 21 

10u- 29 

11u- 38 

12u- 34 

13u- 29 

14/15u- 33 

*last updated 2/1/22 


Please Note: if a player attends a development session and they decide not to play Fargo Youth Baseball for the season. That player will be refunded in full less $15 per development session they have attended. 


Travel vs League

TRAVEL TEAMS (available for ages 9 thru 15): (If interested in trying out, please complete registration in the "travel" registration).
- Must go through a try-out process
- 2 teams are selected if player registration numbers allow
- Must be registered by January 31st
- High level of commitment level
- Will play 35-45 games, including weekends
- Season start/end: April-July
- Can expect to play in 4-6 tournaments, including State Tournament
- 9&10 YO: 60' bases, 46' mound; no leading off, can steal once ball crosses the plate
- 11&12 YO: 70' bases, 50' mound; leading off is allowed
- 13 YO: Will begin the season playing 54/80 and transition to 60/90 after June 1st
-14&15 YO: 90' bases, 60'6" mound
- Those selected to a team will incur an additional fee
- 11&12 YO travel players are NOT eligible for Little League All-Stars if selected to a travel team

Travel Coach Job Application

The head travel baseball coach will be involved with various tasks that will develop travel baseball players through Fargo Youth Baseball's core values. The head coach is required to conduct practices, motivate players, and instruct players in the rules, regulations, equipment, and techniques of the sport.

Must apply before January 1st, 2022. Interviews will be conducted.

Travel Coaching Job Application 

Fargo Youth Baseball offers an opportunity for players looking for a competitive experience.  We offer the travel program for ages 9-15. Players must go through a try out process to be considered for one of these teams with the exception of the 13 – 15 year old age group. Team that are formed in the 13 – 15 year old age group are allowed to submit in writing to the Board of Directors if they choose to participate in the Babe Ruth State Tournament. Each team is considered on a case by case scenario.  Our travel teams are affiliated with Cal Ripken and Babe Ruth International and must follow the rules and guidelines as set forth by these organizations. The deadline to register and declare intent to try out for a travel team is January 31st each year.

TRY OUT PROCESS:

Travel team tryouts are typically held in late February or early March. The tryout schedule will be posted on the Fargo Youth Baseball website when dates are finalized. There will be two or three tryout dates/times for each age group and a player MUST attend at least one (if two tryouts) or two (if three tryouts) to be considered for a team. Attending all is not a requirement, but it is highly recommended. Once a player tries out for a team, no refunds will be given.

During the tryout process, players will be evaluated and teams will be chosen by an independent evaluator group, along with the head coach of the team. Our evaluators will have no ties to the players (except the head coach if a parent) and are typically local high school baseball coaches, legion baseball coaches, former college baseball players and Fargo Youth Baseball staff. Parents (unless a head coach) are NOT allowed in the facility during the tryout process. If a player is NOT selected for a travel team, that player will be placed on a Red River Valley League team.

EXPECTATIONS:

Travel teams do require a high level of commitment. These teams can expect to play 35-45 games, (schedule is dependent on each individual coach) which includes some weekend games, 3-4 tournaments and the opportunity to compete at the North Dakota Cal Ripken (9-12) or Babe Ruth (13-15) State Tournament.

  • The 9 and 10 year old teams will be Cal Ripken affiliated and play on 60’ bases with a 46’ pitching mound distance. There is no leading off, but stealing is allowed once the ball crosses the plate.
  • The 11 and 12 year old teams will also be Cal Ripken affiliated and play on 70’ bases with a 50’ pitching mound distance. Leading off and stealing is allowed.
  • The 13, 14 and 15 year old teams will be Babe Ruth affiliated and play on 90’ bases with a 60’6” pitching mound distance.

Players who are selected to a travel team will incur an additional fee on top of the initial registration fee to cover additional game field cost, umpires, tournaments, etc. This fee must be paid to the Fargo Youth Baseball office by May 15th each year.


**Please note: For 11 and 12 year olds, any player selected to one of the travel teams will NOT be eligible for the Little League All-Star teams as you may only play on ONE post season team. Travel players are NOT eligible to play in the NIT tournaments.

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