Tryout Date – July 14 5:00-6:30 – Waveny Park New Canaan
Anticipated 2020/2021 14u Travel Offerings in New Canaan
2 teams - each having the same roster September through July
New Canaan Rams Team
Connecticut Rams Elite Team
It is possible that not all players trying out will make a 14U team. Roster size will be dependent on coaches' needs.
Open to both in-town and out-of-town players.
For players looking to take softball above the rec experience by approaching skill development and teamwork from a higher level and facing more distant competition. Roster could be more than 12, depending on availability of players throughout the year.
More skilled/experienced players that are particularly committed to the sport of softball. Multiple sports will be encouraged during Fall and Winter, Softball to be sole focus during Spring and Summer. These players will be available for all weekends of play in June and July and will make softball the priority over other sports, vacation, etc up until the end of July. Roster size anticipated to be 11-13. Players will be held to the highest level of expectations, both on and off of the field. This program is designed to mold our girls into High School (and eventually college) competitive Fastpitch Softball players as well as responsible and respectful people both inside and outside the lines of the softball diamond.
Large Scale Competitive Events
Usually Sat/Sun events. Standard format is 3 pool play games on Saturday used for seeding the single game elimination round on Sunday.
Approx. 5 total tournaments with breakdown as follows:
1 Fall; 1-2 Spring; 3 Summer
1 may require overnight travel.
9-11 total tournaments with breakdown as follows:
2 Fall; 1 Winter; 2-3 Spring; 5-6 Summer
2-4 may require overnight travel.
Multiple teams gather to play 3+ games in a single day.
2-3 with breakdown as follows:
1 Fall; 1 Winter; 1 Spring (assumes availability)
Team and Small Scale Events
(Practices, Clinics, Team Building, Games, Double Headers)
Fall (Sept – early Nov)
2-3 events per week,
2-3 events per week,
Winter (Jan – mid March)
2 events per week, plus catcher pitcher clinics
2-3 events per week, plus catcher pitcher clinics
Spring (mid March – mid June)
4 events per week
4-5 events per week
Summer (mid June – July)
2-3 weekday events, plus tournament or friendlies on weekends
2-3 weekday events, plus tournament most weekends until the end of July
Professional Head Coach
Professional Asst. Coach
Parent Volunteer Coaches
Estimate includes prof. coaching costs for one head coach only, additional prof. asst. coaches will increase the cost, tournament and umpire fees, uniforms, town facility fees, equipment, indoor rental space and specialized instruction.
Does not include rec fee, overnight accommodations or travel costs.
Sponsorship and fundraising will be sought to help defray cost to the extent the team families organize and support such activities.