14U New Canaan Rams
Tryout Date – July 22, 5:00-6:30 – Waveny Park New Canaan
*no tryout fee
For any questions about travel programs or tryouts, please contact NCSB
For players looking for a more competitive level of softball than the typical rec experience, while still allowing for flexibility to participate in additional sports/activities throughout the year. The NC Rams 14U Town Travel program offers an increased level of skill development and an opportunity to face more distant competition throughout Connecticut and occasionally in neighboring states.
Town Travel offers a year-round team environment starting with fall ball. Winter clinics provide players additional training and conditioning in the off-season. The spring season is designed to accommodate high school requirements for our 9th graders while still providing the 8th graders with travel team training in addition to their participation in the Juniors rec program. Once the high school season ends, our robust summer schedule begins and runs through the last weekend of July.
The Town Travel program focuses on building skills, leadership and relationships amongst players with the understanding that many of them will continue to play together in high school. The roster for this team could be more than 12, depending on availability of players throughout the year.
Large Scale Events:
- Tournaments: 5 (1 fall, 1 spring, 3 summer) **1 may require overnight travel
- Jamborees: 1 (fall)
Small Scale Events (practices/friendlies):
- Fall (Sept – early Nov): 2-3 events per week, no rec participation required
- Winter (mid-Jan – mid-March): 2 events per week, plus pitcher/catcher clinics
- Spring (mid-March through mid-June): 4 events per week for 8th grade players, will include rec Juniors participation plus weekly travel practices and possible friendlies depending on player availability; 9th graders that participate on the high school team will play exclusively for that program during the spring season
- Summer (mid June – end of July): 2-3 weekday events, plus tournaments or friendlies on weekends
- professional coaching costs for one head coach and one assistant coach
- tournament fees
- umpire fees
- town facility fees
- team equipment
- indoor rental space for 1-2 winter practices or weather related cancellations
- 6-8 small group batting clinics
Costs do not include:
- uniform fees — approxiately $150 for complete uniform if player is new to program; players who participated in the town travel program in 2020/2021 can update/replace uniform pieces should they need/choose to
- winter workouts (encouraged but not mandatory)
- spring rec program (for 8th graders)
- accommodations for one overnight tournament in the summer
Alexyss Conley hails from Bloomingburg, New York where she was a three-year Varsity starter for Pine Bush High School. She continued her softball career at Springfield College while earning her bachelor’s degree in Movement and Sports Studies with a concentration in Health Promotions. While at Springfield, she was a four-year starting shortstop and predominately the lead-off hitter while also being a two-year captain her junior and senior years. She earned outstanding recognition as Springfield's Maroon Club Athlete of the Week, back-to-back NEWMAC Athlete of the Week, and was awarded NEWMAC First Team All-Conference. In her senior year, she was named one of the "Top 20 Athletes of 2020" at Springfield College. Alexyss is currently pursuing her masters degree in Sport Management with a concentration in Athletic Administration.