The purpose of establishing a 2014 Development program is to ensure that we have a strong pipeline of potential candidates for the 2022 8U rep team for the HHMBA. This program is intended for a select handful of players that play in the 7U (formerly Squirt) age group in house leauge that have the physical ability and mental capacity to play and understand the game of baseball at a higher level. In prior years this group of players would have been combined together into a single team and would have played up in the 9U (formerly rookie) age group in house league.
For the 2021 baseball year we have decided that these players will stay in the 7U age group in house league and will be spread evenly across all the teams. As noted on our main web page the structure and timing of the 2021 house league program is still TBD given the ever change situation we are all living in right now. Our plan will be to allow these players to start their development on their respective 7U house league teams and at some point during the year we will work with all house league coaches to identify the top players from their teams. We would offer those identified players to come out for additional training and set the stage for the potential try-outs for the 2022 8U rep team in the fall and/or following spring.
The reason for this change in model for the 2021 season is that players borin in 2014 would only have played T-Ball in 2019 and nothing at all in 2020.
The hope is that the work and practice undertaken in the 2021 season will set up these players and the overall program to hit the ground running with a stronger entry as an 8U (formerly minor rookie) rep travel team in 2022. One item to note: inclusion on the 2021 Development Team would not guarantee a spot on the 2022 8U rep team. All players must go through the normal tryout process.
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