|9AAA/AA||10AAA||11AAA||12AAA/AA||13AAA/AA||14AAA||TBD March 2021|
|10AA||11AA||12A||13A (2 teams)||14AA|
WAA Baseball Families,
This Friday evening, October 2nd, the 2021 WAA Travel Baseball rosters will be posted to our Travel Page. Our program tries to put forth the most thorough and fair evaluation process possible. Between the growth of the players' abilities coupled with a down year in numbers, the decisions were not easy for our head coaches. Unfortunately we were not able to place all players who registered with our program on a team. We did our best, but at some age levels we did not have enough to either add to, or form, additional teams. We also experienced player movement, players either moving up or down a level, as we do every year, as players develop at different paces.
As you review the rosters, you will notice that some coaching positions are listed as "OPEN". If you have an interest in head coaching, please reach out to me at email@example.com. Even if you're unsure, but want to find out more information, don't hesitate to contact me.
We do understand that this process can be stressful and emotional for some. If you have concerns, you may call and leave a message. I will begin to return calls or emails on Monday. For those that did not make a team, full refunds will be given. That process will start early next week.
There are 3 teams (U9, U12, U13) that are currently labeled "AAA/AA". Upon joining MYAS (Gopher State) for our league play, their guidelines on how to fairly place teams at the appropriate level have a much more stringent process than our previous league. Those elections of levels and approvals do not happen until later this year or early next year. The Travel Board will work with each coach to determine the correct level for those teams and then petition the league appropriately. We left it open at this point and will update it once we know. If you are on one of those teams your coach will in time provide more insight. At one level (U13), there will also be two "A" teams to go along with the AAA/AA. This decision was made in consultation with our league and based on tryout evaluations.
What happens next? Your coaches will be given contact information and you should receive an introductory email within the next couple of weeks. A special thank you to all board members, coaches, and volunteers who helped all throughout this process.
Look for rosters approximately 7:00pm Friday evening.
Rich Orbell, WAA Travel Baseball Director
Mike Reid, WAA Baseball Director
WAA Travel Baseball would like to thank TRIA for its support in providing concussion baseline training and arm care assessments for our players to kick off our baseball season. We look forward to having TRIA Certified Trainers staffing our tournaments this year.
Whether you are a WAA family or not please feel free to swing by the TRIA tent to ask questions during our tournaments. Anyone in the player’s family or even a fan of the player (Home or Away doesn’t matter) is encouraged to stop by the TRIA tent to ask questions or have someone take a look at something that is bothering them. Why not? TRIA is there, available and - best of all - it's free!