2015 Cooperstown 12U Team
Families of Players who will play at the 12U level in the spring-summer of 2015 –
ETB has been working for some time to secure a regular, annual bid to send a 12U team to play in one of the tournaments each year in Cooperstown, New York. ETB was able to secure such a bid in 2014 and we are working to secure another bid for summer 2015.
The process of preparing and fundraising for Cooperstown takes many months. If we do not begin the process until after tryouts next spring, it will be too late. Therefore, the process will begin now, with head coach interviews.
The head coach for the 12U Cooperstown team will be selected by the ETB Board, using the process used to select coaches in the spring. Any coach who hopes to coach at the 12U level next year who wants to be considered as a candidate to coach the Cooperstown 12U team should let David Lutz and Jane Richardson know. Interviews will occur on Sunday, October 5 at Pitch 2 Pitch, before the general coaches meeting. We will schedule interview times based on the number of applicants.
The Cooperstown head coach will be selected in October so the head coach can begin fundraising and organizing. The head coach's son will automatically be on the Cooperstown team, but the rest of the team will not be selected until after tryouts in March 2015. There are expenses that are required to secure our spot and ETB will front those expenses with the expectation that the team will reimburse ETB throughout the course of its fundraising.
Eagan 12AA's second-place finish in Red Wing this weekend earned the team MBT and MSF State Tournaments bids.
The Traveling Baseball program provides intensive skill development and a high level of competition. The program offers opportunities to develop confidence and teamwork while competing with teams representing other area communities.
We will have a meeting of all 2014 Head Coaches on Sunday, October 5 at 6:00 pm at Pitch 2 Pitch in Burnsville. ETB will provide pizzas. The schedule is as follows:
6:00 Pizzas paid for by ETB arrive
6:30 Announcement of ETB/P2P partnership for 2014-15 and training re use of cages for off-season training
7:00 Roundtable discussion of how season went and how program can be even better next season
We expect head coaches to be there if possible, and assistant coaches are also invited. Please email email@example.com to let us know how many coaches will attend from your team so we can order the right number of pizzas.