Boys 18U Tracel Baseball
Please contact Roland Marcano at (305) 986-9761 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Boys 11U Travel Baseball
The 11U MSA Redtails will be holding informal workouts for players interested in trying out for the 11U Travel Baseball team. We are looking forward to building on our first year and taking the next step in Travel Baseball. I am the Manager of this team and Matt Baumeister, Cory Jackson and Bob Shaffer will be assisting me. The tentative workout schedule is as follows:
September 6 – MSA – 6:00-7:30 p.m.
September 9 – MSA – 4:00-6:00 p.m.
September 13 – MSA – 6:00-7:30 p.m.
September 16 – OFF (Jags Home Game)
September 20 – MSA 6:00-7:30 p.m.
September 23 – MSA 4:00-6:00 p.m.
September 27 – MSA – 6:00-7:30 p.m.
September 30 – OFF (Jags Home Game)
October 4 – MSA – 6:00-7:30 p.m.
October 7 – OFF (Jags Home Game)
October 11 – MSA – 6:00-7:30 p.m.
October 12-14 – Triple Crown Fall Nationals (Possible Tournament Event) – To be discussed
October 18 – MSA – 6:00-7:30 p.m.
October 21 – MSA – 1:00-3:00 p.m.
October 25 – MSA – 6:00-7:30 p.m.
October 28 – MSA – 4:00-6:00 p.m.
November 17 – MSA – Tryouts for 11U Team 1:00 p.m.
As a reminder, attendance at these workouts is not mandatory nor is it a guarantee of making the Travel Baseball Team. These informal workouts will be conducted at the MSA Park. Following these informal workouts, the 11U MSA Redtails will be holding Open Tryouts in November (tentatively scheduled for November 3 at 5:00 p.m.). We will make a decision on the players and our final roster prior to the end of Spring registration for MSA, JCB, CBC and other leagues so that no player misses the opportunity to play baseball in the Spring. These tryouts are slated to be held at the MSA Park.
Please note that attendance at these workouts is NOT mandatory nor is it a guarantee of making the 11U Travel Baseball team. Following tryouts, invitations to join the team will be based on Tryout Scores and the coaches’ overall assessment of each player’s abilities. The final team roster will not be determined until after tryouts are held. I anticipate either a 10 or 11 player roster for the 11U team at this time.
As a reminder, if your child makes the team, practices will begin in December and tournament play begins in January and lasts through July. We will play an estimated 50-60 game schedule involving both local area and out of town and possibly out of state (Georgia/Alabama) tournaments (as applicable). Travel Ball requires both a financial and time commitment. This team will practice 2 -3 times per week and play multiple 3 day tournaments. We typically play two-three tournaments a month (with one of those events being a local tournament). Non-tournament weekends are typically filled with double-headers (both home and away). The potential end of season tournament may be for one week (and will either be out of town or out of state, as applicable). Should your child make the team he will have the opportunity to experience the most competitive, highest quality baseball in Northeast Florida.
Girls 10U Fastpitch Softball
Explosion 10U will be holding Player evaluation/ open tryouts to join our travel team for the Fall Season.
Looking for athletes and “multi-tool” talented players that want to improve their game and compete in practices as well as tournaments. Players with speedy fastballs, hands, feet, and bats will love the experiences and skills you will develop here at Explosion 10U. Strong ‘02’s and high talent ‘03’s are desired. Especially need a good catcher for one of the positions. If your player is a pitcher with a "live fastball" we would like to add her. Experienced catcher with good arm, we would like to add her. Also looking for athletic and talented infielders and outfielders to complete our team.
Softball Divas or Diva Parents need NOT apply. Common sense "Team" attitude is required in the stands as well as on the field.
We will be playing in 4 to 5 tournaments this fall, locally preferred. We will likely play other local teams out of our park instead of practice.
Our talented coaching staff is made up of:
Jessy Wolf, Kasse Eppley, Allen Bevis, and Brittany Eppley
Brittany recently graduated from Jacksonville University (JU) where she was a multi-position talent for the Dolphins as a Pitcher and 1st Base. We are fortunate to have her as our pitching coach and you will enjoy the mental and physical growth that your young pitcher can gain under Brittany’s care and instruction.
Our team plays out of Palmetto Leaves Softball Park (MSA), a very well maintained 2 year old Quad softball complex located off of Greenland Road and easily visible from I-95 in the Mandarin/Southside area of Jacksonville, FL.
We will have ongoing open tryouts at our park through August and September, until our team needs have been met.
We will likely practice one night a week and one day on the weekend. TBD with team input.
Discrete, private evaluations can also be held for existing travel ball players that are curious but unsure.
If you have any questions at all, please contact Allen Bevis at email@example.com or by phone at (904) 537-4300.
Girls 1998 Fastpitch Travel Team Tryouts
The Mandarin Sports Association is currently fielding a travel team that plays in 14U tournaments. Players currently have 1998 or 1999 birth years. The team will be finishing the spring/summer season at the USSSA World Series in Orlando in July. Tryouts will be conducted again in the fall based on availability of positions.
Feel free to contact head coach, Jon Kern at 904-451-4046 with any questions.
Girls 1999 Fastpitch Travel Tournament Team
The MSA 14U division is currently making plans to field a team of players with advanced skills to play in a few travel ball tournaments this spring. Girls with a 1999 birth year are preferred. Please e-mail Steve Weaver if you would be interested in participating, or you can call 383-2479 with any questions.
MSA is an organization composed of children, parents, coaches, sponsors and spectators. Our goals are to promote the development of athletic skills through the teaching of fundamentals, while emphasizing the importance of sportsmanship in all activities. While we actively support the development of individual skills and goals, we stress the overarching importance of teamwork during play.
All MSA activities take place, first and foremost, for the benefit of children. Our programs and policies are geared toward developing athletic skills and sportsmanship in children. Our coaches are selected based on their ability to impart these skills and attitudes to the children, and are expected to lead by example. Finally, we anticipate the active involvement of parents in MSA activities on behalf of their children. Parental attitudes and behaviors greatly influence those of their children, and their involvement can provide the ultimate positive example.
MSA hopes that this serves as a clear statement of the principles we feel are embodied in MSA activities. We also trust that all adults involved with MSA will conduct themselves in accordance with these principles, for the benefit of our children.