Williamsburg Area Baseball Tryouts and Youth League Registration

Local baseball sign ups and tryouts in and around Williamsburg, VA.

Have you been thinking of signing up your player for spring baseball? Have you thought about your options for school ball, leagues, rec ball and travel ball? Do you know when tryouts are? Do you know which age group your player falls under? What are the bat regulations?
…I get these questions all the time. I wrote this article to help. (Some leagues do not have their registrations listed yet but the links are below for when you’re ready to sign up.)

Middle School and High School Baseball Tryouts

In our area (WJCC, New Kent and York County) 7th and 8th graders can tryout for their school team. The middle school baseball baseball season officially starts on Monday, February 13th. This is when tryouts usually begin.  As far as High School is concerned, this year the spring baseball season officially starts on February 20th.  Some schools are fortunate to have some preseason workouts before tryouts which I highly recommend going to get some work in and get to know the coach.

So what do I NEED to know before I tryout?

VHSL Physical:  Whether you are trying out for middle school or high school baseball in public school, you will need a VHSL (Virgina High School League) physical on file with your athletic director.  You should be able to find  a copy of the form that will need to be filled out by your physician in the AD’s office.  I’ve had many players over the years show up on day 1 of tryouts without this and I had to turn them away.

Bat Regulations: Every HS player in the nation, whether public or private, will have to swing a -3 BBCOR bat…period.  As far as middle school baseball is concerned, its gets a little tricky.  The local MS leagues have different rules.  Here in WJCC, if you are using a Drop 3 (-3) bat, then it needs to have a BBCOR certified stamp on it. If you are using a bat that is more than Drop 3, for example a drop 10, it cannot have a composite barrel.  If this is all too confusing, check out my article on How To Choose The Right Bat.

There are ways to get a leg up on the competition by knowing what to expect at tryouts…so here are some Tips For Baseball Tryouts.

Summer Camp Schedule & Registration

Did you know that we (Colonial Baseball Instruction) recently partnered with WJCC?  With that, we’re going to host a free youth coaches clinic and arm care clinic this spring!  Be on the lookout for a future notification as well as programs that will help promote baseball and sport in our area.

 

 

Travel Baseball in Williamsburg

There are two organizations based in Williamsburg… Virginia Venom and the Revolution. There are many more up and down the peninsula but we’ll start with the Venom.

Virginia Venom

venom-logo The Venom is a nonprofit organization created to offer talented and motivated players a chance to play against other competitive teams. Players have the opportunity to improve their individual skills and learn team strategy with an emphasis on the dedication and perseverance needed to play competitive sports.

The venom is a multi-sport organization that includes baseball, Basketball, Volleyball and girls Lacrosse. If you are a part of a Virginia Venom baseball team, you as an individual (and your team) will have full access to their 8,000sf indoor baseball facility complete with pitching machines, 5 retractable batting cages and 3 pitching lanes. This is one of the things that really separates the Venom from other travel organizations.

Venom baseball has teams from 8U through 17U.

Some age groups are holding tryouts this winter! Click HERE to inquire!

The Venom organization is in its 7th year of existence. Compared to other travel organizations, the Venom is able to offer competitive baseball that is VERY organized and is the most affordable. And you get access to an awesome indoor facility!
Venom website with Tryout info is HERE

Rec / Little League / Babe Ruth League Baseball

Williamsburg Youth Baseball League (WYBL)
Spring Ball 2017 is comprised of the following: (Age on 4/30/2017)

 

Tee-ball League for ages 5 & 6. (*No Tryouts)
Machine Pitch Minors for ages 7 & 8. (*No Tryouts)
Machine Pitch Majors for age 8.
Minor Leagues for ages 9 & 10, 11 & 12
Major Leagues for ages 9 & 10, 11 & 12
Junior League for ages 13-16 (16s only who are not playing HS Ball)
Buddy Ball for ages 5-20 with special needs. (*No Tryouts) – Registration Form

Ages are strictly adhered to. All leagues have tryouts unless otherwise noted.

Fee includes $15 or $25 county field usage fee based on your residence.

All registrations received after February 28 will be assessed a $25 late fee.

Signup online at : www.williamsburgbaseball.com

 

Important Dates:
Important Dates (tentative, locations for tryouts weather dependent – we’ll announce closer to dates)
February 25 – Majors Tryouts
March 4 – Minors Tryouts
April 22 – Opening Day (Some games will occur before Opening Day)

Click HERE to register

Summer Camp Schedule & Registration

New Kent Youth Association Baseball (NKYA)

Registration information HERE

York County Little League

Registration Information HERE

Gloucester Youth Baseball

• Boys 7 to 15 and girls 8 to 16.
• Registration is the first and second week of February. Look in the Gazette Journal for registration announcements.
• Call 804-695-9692
• Follow them on FACEBOOK

Is my son 9u or 10u? He turns 10 on —–

I get this question quite a bit. In travel ball, you can always “play up” depending on the skill and athleticism of the particular player. But they must be under the maximum cut off date. In our little leagues and Cal Ripken/Babe Ruth leagues
players ages are determined as of April 30th. Meaning, if your player is 10 years old on or before April 30th, he/she will play in the 10 year old division.

Also, if you’re interested in winter pre-season baseball camps, check out our 2017 line up of prep camps and specialty camps HERE. All camps are held in the Virginia Venom indoor facility.

Summer Camp Schedule & Registration

Not from Williamsburg? Interested in travel baseball in Virginia?

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Check out VirginiaTravelBaseball.com for a full listing of travel baseball organizations and contact #’s of each coach from 7U to 18U. This is a great site to use to find information on the latest tryouts or tournaments in VA.

Did I miss something? Would you like to add a league or organization? Just add your comment below and I’ll update this page.

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About CoachK

Owner and head instructor at Colonial Baseball Instruction. CBI serves Southern VA with baseball camps and private lessons. CBI also developed My Coach: Baseball App and sells a variety of baseball training aids.