16U 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 more skilled/competitive players who are committed to the sport of softball, while still allowing for flexibility to participate in additional sports/activities throughout the year, the NC Rams 16U 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.
This program complements the NCHS softball program and encourages players to participate in both the HS Sunday double header games in the fall and the HS league games that take place at the full-size fields at the Danbury Dome in winter. During these times, 16U Town Travel will provide training, games, and tournaments with little to no conflict with the HS programming. During the spring season, the 16U town travel team will break in order to focus on the spring HS season (in keeping with FCIAC regulations). Once the HS season ends, Town Travel's robust summer schedule begins and runs through the last weekend of July.
Our program focuses on building skills, leadership and relationships amongst players with the understanding that many of them will continue to play together throughout high school. Our ideal roster size is 12-13 players, but the organization reserves the right to increase or decrease the roster size to accommodate team circumstances.
Large Scale Events:
Tournaments: 4 (1 fall, 1 late winter, 2 summer*)
*may require overnight travel
Small Scale Events (practices/friendlies):
Fall (Sept – early Nov): practices and games to be scheduled around HS softball program
Winter (mid-Jan – mid-March): 1 small group hitting clinic per week, plus weekly optional strength and conditioning class
Spring (mid-March through mid-June): Break for the HS season
Summer (mid June – end of July): 2-3 weekday events, plus tournaments or friendlies on weekends
Costs do not include:
uniform fees — approximately $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
optional winter conditioning classes
travel accommodations for any overnight tournaments