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The newly formed Mid-Maine Tritons 14U AAU travel baseball team will soon be hosting try-outs for the 2013 NEAAU spring season. The program is open to players who will be ages 13 & 14 in the upcoming NEAAU season which runs from early April through early June. The team will also be competing in non-divisional games against AAU teams from across New England through August. There will also be opportunities to participate in pre-season & post-season tournaments. Prospects should have significant playing experience on the big (90') or intermediate (70') diamond, previous AAU experience is a plus. There WILL be out of state travel involved for some games. Practices and home games will take place in the central Maine area and will commence in mid-December.
Our mission is to ensure that all of our players reach their full potential. We offer in-depth training for all of our players, from the physical to the mental utilizing proven training methods used by pro & college coaches nation-wide. Commitment is very important to our organization. And, although we expect our players to make the Triton Baseball program their number one priority, we are also a family, school, Babe Ruth, and Legion- friendly organization. We will provide your child with high quality baseball instruction and the opportunity to grow, learn, and have fun as a baseball player/young adult. It will also provide an excellent stepping stone to varsity school baseball and beyond.
The cost of participation for the 2013 season is $900 per player which includes each player’s full uniform (custom jerseys, hats, pants, socks, belt, practice wear), league fees, field fees, umpires, equipment, insurance, etc. Please take time to compare this value to others in Maine which typically top $1500. Travel costs are the responsibility of each player’s family. Our ability to keep the player cost at its current level is offset by making tournament participation optional at a small additional per player participation fee which is typically about $50-75/player per tournament.
Players interested in the try-out process should contact the team either by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 207.344.7007 (evenings and weekends). There will be a $20 per player/per session fee to help offset the cost of facilities. This fee can later be applied to the program cost upon making the 14 player roster. It is non-refundable otherwise. Players are strongly encouraged to attend BOTH sessions in order that we may best evaluate your ability.
... still a buffoon.
Wow... Linda. From your comment I assume that you know something about the Lewiston PD. (That's a laugh!) Bad things happen near police departments worldwide. In many, if not most cases, PDs are purposefully set in or near the "worst part of town". FYI, those 'gangs' of which you refer to, are nothing more than large groups of teens with nothing better to do. (Can you think of a program in Lewiston that would attract teens away from this behavior? I can't. ) In many cases, they are Somali youth. Which is probably why YOU refer to them as gangs. Because you're frightened of darker skinned people? Yes, there have been documented incidents concerning these groups. But then again, there are many more documented incidents (police reports) of domestic violence (which accounts for the majority of police calls) between welfare-bound, poorly-educated WHITE people here in Lewiston. Perhaps the police should stop going to those calls because groups of Somalian youth are roaming the park. Maybe they should stop doing all of the unappreciated things like patrolling the 4th of July festivities, or numerous other patrols they do for YOUR safety in order to hang around the station looking for instances of harassment near the skate park.
Wake up Linda. The PD is already under-funded and under-staffed. At least THEY have their priorities straight.