2014 San Ramon Valley Little League Academy – Fall Program
The SRVLL Academy Program was created 5 years ago for players that wanted to compete at a higher level using traditional baseball rules.
This program is open to 2015 SRVLL Little League ages 10-12. (so if your child was a 10yr old this this past spring he will try out for the 11yr old Academy team… same applies to a 9yr old - trying out for the 10yr old team and the 11’s - 12yr old team.)
Dates to remember:
July 23rd: Sign-up deadline.
July 31st and August 1st: Academy Tryouts – All ages (10yrs-12yrs -2015 ages)
Practices Start: Mid-August 2014
Academy games start: Mid-September 2014
Program ends: Mid-December
Highlights of the program:
Teams: 10yr old, 11yr old and 12yr old (one team of each age group / 12-14 players per team).
All teams managed and trained by EJ Sports.
Teams will compete against other District 57 50/70 teams.
Expanded training and development using “real rules” baseball.
Program will start Mid-August and run through the end of the year.
First half of the program the teams will compete against other D57 teams on Sundays. D57 teams will be from Livermore, Pleasanton, Danville, Dublin and Tassajara Valley. We anticipate playing 4-6 games.
One practice per week per team minimum. Possibly 2 depending on field availability.
This year the teams will compete in 3 travel ball tournaments as the Devils.
These tournaments will be included in the fee but will be outside of the program, and will not be sponsored by SRVLL. The teams will be playing for EJ sports and not SRVLL.
Tournaments will be Nov and Dec.
This program will evolve depending on the level of participation we receive. In the past we have had to combine teams due to a lack of turnout. SRVLL wants to field (3) competitive teams (10, 11, 12yr old).
Currently we are targeting a $550 program fee. This fee will pay for SRVLL Academy hats and pull over, Devils hat and jersey, umpire fees, paid professional training from EJ Sports, and travel ball tournament fees.
The travel ball tournaments will most likely be played in Sunnyvale and or Manteca. We could travel as far as Stockton or Sacramento.
I first want to thank everyone who participated in our 2014 SPRING baseball season. Without the support and hundreds of volunteers, this season would not be possible. The kids of SRVLL are fortunate to be a part of such a great community!!!
One of the main goals for the SRVLL Board this year was to "TRAIN and RETAIN". This goal was for players as well as managers/coaches. In many ways the season is only as good as the manager. Please help us to continue to train our managers and coaches by taking a few minutes to complete the survey on the link below.