The Herts youth baseball teams will begin their preparations for the 2013 British baseball season this Saturday, 16 February 2013.
Many of the young players have not really stopped playing since the end of the 2012 season back in September taking part in various baseball events since then including the fantastic European Big League Tour involving the stars of Major League Baseball who flew in from America to give young players in this country the thrill of a lifetime.
The multimillion-dollar stars of MLB also report for Spring Training this week. For them this is more of a contractual obligation and it cannot compare to the excitement of the kids returning after the winter break to play baseball for no other reason but for love of the game.
Apart from existing Herts youth baseball members, the club will welcome many new players who have contacted the club about joining Herts Baseball over the last 4 months. Some new arrivals come with experience at the highest level, such as Great Britain Under-16 National Team catcher, Conner Brown. Others have never played the game but are eager to put on a glove and give baseball a try. One such example is a 9-year-old girl whose parents contacted the club just a few hours ago explaining that “My daughter would like to try out baseball. After playing the game on the Wii has said she loves it more than playing football and would like to look for a club”.
Herts Baseball Club will certainly welcome everyone who wants to give it a try regardless of age, gender or ability. All Spring Training sessions are absolutely free of charge for youngsters who come to Herts Baseball Club for the first time. For more information on how to give baseball a try contact us.
Members of the Herts Baseball youth teams can look forward to Spring Training in February and March. The 2013 youth league regular season starts in April and ends in the middle of July. The teams then take a break coinciding with the school holidays and return for the most exciting part of the season – the national playoffs in September followed by the Herts Futures Tournament which is one of the largest youth tournaments in the United Kingdom with teams from across the country taking part. Throughout the year the Herts teams will be able to learn from the star players in the top baseball league in this country, as members of the Herts Falcons will be running special clinics for the youngsters.
The following are the upcoming Spring Training dates for the Herts youth teams.
|Sat||16-Feb-13||Spring Training (indoor)||Berkhamsted SportSpace|
|Sat||23-Feb-13||Spring Training (indoor)||Berkhamsted SportSpace|
|Sat||02-Mar-13||Spring Training||Grovehill Ballpark|
|Sat||09-Mar-13||Baseball Challenge Day||Grovehill Ballpark|
|Sat||16-Mar-13||Spring Training||Grovehill Ballpark|