12U New Canaan Rams
Tryout Date – July 18, 6:30-8:00 – Waveny Park New Canaan
Eligible birth years: 2010, 2011
*no tryout fee
For any questions about travel programs or tryouts, please contact NCSB
The NC Rams 12U Town Travel Program is for players and families looking for a highly competitive tournament-style travel sports experience without the need to travel long distances for practices and team activities. Our practices and instruction sessions are hosted at local fields/facilities, and also includes a healthy mix of locally hosted games throughout the year. Beginning in early September and running through the end of July, 12U Town Travel offers a year-round team environment with a focus on flexibility to allow ample participation in other sports/activities. We coordinate closely with our families to schedule our practices, games, and tournaments, particularly during the Fall and Winter seasons when many are involved in other activities outside of Softball.
Depending on the level of interest and participation for players who qualify for a 12U Town Travel program (encompassing 2010 and 2011 birth years), we may also potentially offer an additional team program tailored toward 2011 players (“11U”), which would focus on helping players adjust to the larger ball size and longer pitching distance compared to previous years, while still gaining valuable travel softball experience.
The 12U program(s) will include team practice sessions during the Fall, Spring, and Summer. During the Fall and Summer seasons we intend to schedule weeknight and weekend "friendlies" against both neighboring town and club teams, with a preference for hosting home games at Waveny Park. In addition, we will target a very active schedule of highly competitive tournaments in the Fall, Spring, and Summer, with the possibility to play 1-2 indoor tournaments in the Winter. If we also have an 11U team, scheduling for that team may vary/differ from what is outlined here for 12U. Our 12U team will, and an 11U team may, travel both within Connecticut as well as to other states, including overnight tournaments throughout the year. In the offseason (November - March), our coaches will plan to coordinate regular hitting, pitching, and indoor team practices at local facilities. As in past years, we will help to coordinate external (individual or group) speed/strength training, hitting, fielding, and pitching instruction upon request.
Our NC Rams 12U Town Travel program is led by a team of experienced New Canaan Softball coaches and instructors who collaborate with the coaches of other New Canaan Town Softball teams to provide a consistent experience across age groups and to coordinate schedules across all our travel programming (10U, 12U, and 14U). As a benefit of playing for Town Travel, our 12U program(s) may offer select opportunities for players to participate on more than one team, from time to time, including potential opportunities to "play-up" to 14U, with a focus on building relationships among the players, with the hope that many of them will continue to play together in high school. We will communicate an exact cost after tryouts depending on roster size, but we expect a cost in the range of $1,300-$1,500 per player for 12U (or in the range of $1,200 to $1,400 for 11U) for the full year, which includes the cost for participation in New Canaan Softball’s recreational program in the spring season. Uniform fees are not included in the cost.