Travel baseball is a select team of baseball players who practice and travel together, playing in weekend baseball tournaments. UAMBA has established guidelines that allow UAMBA affiliated travel baseball teams to form with access to our fields, insurance, and the security of our coaches with our background checks.
The program’s goal is to provide a travel baseball experience for the youth of the Mechanicsburg School District while working in collaboration with UAMBA to minimize scheduling conflicts. For example, Wildcats travel teams will not conflict with UAMBA's Opening Day, Playoffs, and All-Stars.
Who can try out? Any participant in the UAMBA rec program.
What will travel baseball cost? The target goal is to keep the cost at $700 per player or less. With sponsors and fundraisers that projected cost is reduced significantly.
Teams selected are in place from September to August of each year. Travel baseball follows the age requirements for the UAMBA using April 30th as the age determination date.
Teams are required to operate under the UAMBA Code of Conduct. Travel teams are NOT financially supported by UAMBA. The cost of uniforms, tournaments entry fees, equipment and travel expenses are the responsibility of the members of each travel team. Management of those expenses is the sole responsibility of the individual travel team.
Selection to any UAMBA affiliated travel team does not guarantee a spot on a UAMBA all-star team that competes on the Ripken Tournament Trail. Travel players who play for UAMBA in the springtime are evaluated and drafted under UAMBA all-star guidelines.
UAMBA encourages players playing falls sports such as football and soccer to still consider trying out for UAMBA travel. While travel teams may practice and play in the fall, the majority of practices and tournaments are Spring and Summer dates. Periodic indoor winter workouts are also held.
It is important for parents to understand that if your child is selected to a UAMBA travel team there is an expectation of commitment which will be defined by the manager at each level.
If your child is interested in trying out for a UAMBA travel team email Andy Babyak at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2022 Wildcats Teams and Managers:
8u - Mike Bonini - email@example.com
9u- Frank Sisolak - firstname.lastname@example.org
10u - Chris Young - email@example.com
12u - Andy Babyak - firstname.lastname@example.org
14u - Kyle Sayers - email@example.com
15u - Mike Waterman - firstname.lastname@example.org