Positions open for Bellevue Warriors Baseball Club

July 31, 2012

By Christina Lords

The Bellevue Warriors Baseball Club is recruiting players for its 13 and under, 14 and under and 15 and under teams for 2013.

Several parents from Newcastle organized the Warriors team in August 2009, so children in the area would have a program in place that offered a higher level of competition than was available in the area’s Pony League.

Athletes from across the Eastside are welcome to participate.

Players may not be older than 15 by May 1. Players who are younger and have advanced baseball skills and physical development may try out for all of the teams.

What to know

Email BellevueWarriorsBaseball@ hotmail.com or contact Michael Stein at 223-7000 for tryout information. Learn more about the team at www.bellevuewarriorsbaseball.com.

The coaches for the Warriors have a combined 54 years of coaching experience, with 29 years at the high school coaching level. Coaches aim to build solid players and help them attain skills to be successful on and off the field.

Players must be able to dedicate a specific amount of time for fall ball, practice and league play throughout the year. In September and October, players will need to devote about four hours per week to the team, while in November through March, athletes will need to spend about four to six hours per week, with one practice per weekend and one practice during the week.

In April through July, the team participates in league play, tournaments and post-season play, which requires a four- to six-day weekly commitment.

While the team plays in the Sandy Koufax division in the Washington State Select Baseball League beginning in April, the team organizes pickup games and other scrimmages to test and maintain players’ skills year round.

The total estimated annual cost to join the team is about $2,200, which does not include travel-related expenses for participation in out-of-town tournaments.

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