2020 SUMMER TRAVEL

UpdatedTuesday June 9, 2020 byChief Information Officer.

MBS 2020 Summer Travel Guidelines

 

Softball Metuchen will look to sponsor one or more travel teams for the following ages: 14U, 12U, 10U, and 8U. For each season, the number of teams for each age will be determined by the number of committed players and coaching volunteers. Travel team rosters will consist of 12-15 players, 3 coaches and 1 manager.

 

Baseball Metuchen will look to sponsor one or more travel teams for the following ages: 8U, 9U, 10U, 11U, 12U and 13-15. For each season, the number of teams for each age will be determined by the number of committed players and coaching volunteers. Travel team rosters will consist of 12-15 players, 3 coaches and 1 manager.

 

Travel Baseball and Softball is available only to a small percentage of children who, through the selection process are chosen as the best candidates to represent MBS in games against teams from surrounding areas.

 

While it would seem obvious that the best baseball/softball players would make the Travel Team, this is not always the case. The selection process involves the evaluation of many tangibles and intangibles. Some of these include:

 

Baseball/Softball talent and ability: The primary criteria for selection to a Travel Team.

 

Eligibility: Any player on a Travel team must be enrolled, and be an active participant, in the MBS summer recreation program.

 

Coachability: If a child has shown an inability to follow direction, lacks focus, or has been a behavioral problem, they might not be selected, even if they are one of the best players in the division. Conversely, a child who shows a strong willingness to learn and improve, but is not one of the top players, might be selected.

 

Sportsmanship: A child who has exhibited a lack of sportsmanship towards his/her teammates, opponents, coaches or parents may be excluded from consideration. Additionally, if a parent has exhibited a lack of sportsmanship toward players, coaches, other parents or umpires, their child may be excluded from consideration.

 

Commitment: If a child has shown prior disregard for practice and/or game dates they might not be selected, even if they are one of the best players in the division.

 

 

Selection Process for 2020 Summer Travel Season:

 

Due to the extraordinary circumstances presented by the Covid-19 virus, the existing Summer Travel process for the 2020 season has been amended. 

 

Team Manager: For the 2020 Summer Season the Manager of each travel team will be selected by the MBS Board.

 

Player Selection: The player selection process will utilize a hybrid approach of 2020 Spring Showcase scores and manager selection.

 

Eligible players must be signed up for the summer 2020 Rec Season and participate in Rec games.

 

  • Families wishing to participate in the 2020 Travel season must first register on the Metuchen Baseball and Softball website under the 2020 Summer Travel Season (https://identity.sportssignup.com/account/login)
  • For each team, the Top 8 players with the highest showcase scores in their LEAGUE AGE will automatically be placed on the travel team for that Age Group
  • Players who showcased up and qualified will be placed on the team of the League Age they showcased up to
  • The remaining roster spots will be managers choice
  • If one of the Top 8 players chooses not to play, that roster spot becomes Managers Choice
  • A manager may choose no fewer than 12 and no more than 15 players per team
  • Managers will name no more than 3 assistant coaches from the players selected on the team