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Select Tsunami Tryout Details

Join Us for evaluations of Tsunami teams forming for the 2022 Fall Season.  We hold open tryouts every season and ALL team spots are open.  There is no team carryover.  Put another way, all 12 spots on each team are available.  Note: for the incoming 12u team, this team will last 1 full year as this will be the team heading to Cooperstown the following summer.

ALL PLAYERS MUST BE REGISTERED FOR FALL BALL IN ORDER TO TRYOUT.   Note, select ages are different than recreation ages. Please verify your age on the chart below.  

Saturday June 18th
11U: 9am Bronco Field
12U: 11am Bronco Field
13U: 11am Pony Field
14U: 11am Pony Field

Monday June 20th
9U: 5pm Mustang Field
10U: 6:30pm Mustang Field

 Tryouts are being held in June so that our coaches and families can plan their baseball calendars well in advance.  Coaches will be in contact with players and their families soon after the conclusion of tryouts.  

What is the Tsunami Program?

In short, club level baseball connected to the recreational league. The Tsunami program allows for a more competitive experience, while staying tied to our community league. 

Our local community is very important to the Tsunami program, and even though games are played against teams from all over Orange County, our teams will still volunteer and participate in all of our local events - Opening Day, Movie Night, and Family Fun Day to name a few.  It's truly a great way to stay connected to the DPYB family!

We are looking for motivated players who exhibit the desire and talent to excel.  We are dedicated to providing youth baseball players with the opportunity to develop their skills and reach their full potential in a competitive baseball environment designed to prepare them for the next level.  

These teams compete in club league season games as well as traveling to Triple Crown, Perfect Game and Cooperstown tournaments.

DPYB SELECT PROGRAM INFORMATION and faqs

DPYB now offers Select Baseball at most age divisions. 

WHAT IS SELECT?

In short, its our league's version of a travel ball program. The idea is to allow for a more competitive experience, while staying tied to our community league.  There is an added benefit of no monthly fees like those associated with outside travel ball teams.

WHAT DOES A SELECT SEASON LOOK LIKE?

Our select teams compete in league play against other select and travel baseball teams from Orange County in both home and away games.  Additional tournament play may also be available.  The initial cost to play Select will be the same as our recreational divisions, but may have other moderate costs for outside tournament fees, upgraded uniforms and/or team equipment.

SOUND LIKE SOMETHING YOU WANT TO TRY?

We plan to offer select team opportunities for ages 8U-14u, depending on total division registration and interest at each division level.  If there is not enough interest at a given level we will not offer a team in that division.  Your child MUST BE REGISTERED for our Spring for Fall season in order to tryout.  No exceptions.

If your son or daughter is interested in playing on a DPYB Select team in the Spring or Fall, they must tryout.

WHAT IS THE COMMITMENT?  Glad you asked.  The commitment is just for one Season (Fall or Spring).  Unless you are trying out for the 12U team.  for 12U ONLY, the commitment is 12 months, Fall to Fall.  Why?  Because this will be DPYB's COOPERSTOWN TOURNAMENT TEAM, and they will spend a year planning and fundraising to compete in a week-long tournament against some of the best travel teams from across the country.

WHAT ARE THE AGE GROUPS FOR SELECT?  Glad you asked.  Because the ages for travel are DIFFERENT than they are for the regular league.  Here is a handy website to plug in your child's birthday and find out, or there is also a chart on this page above.  http://www.usssa.com/baseball/AgeCalculator/

WHERE DO WE PLAY?  Typically we compete in the Irvine Pony Select League.  Outside and travel tournaments may also be offered at an additional cost.

COST?  Select teams typically pay about $50 more than our normal recreation teams for upgraded uniforms.  It will be up to each individual team/manager with respect to outside tournaments to enter.  This includes possible out-of-state tournaments.

CAN WE PLAY FOR MULTIPLE TEAMS?  As a league, we work hard to protect players from injury.  This includes injury from fatigue.  If your son/daughter is playing for multiple teams, neither team/coach has the ability to effectively track your players' health.   Additionally, managers work hard to develop practice/game plans.  This is a problem when players are playing for multiple teams and have inconsistent attendance or may not be eligible to pitch when his/her manager needs them to pitch. You see where I'm going here, right?  We won't attempt to parent for you, but instead strongly encourage you to limit your child to 1 baseball team at a time.  And no, your son/daughter cannot play both select and rec ball at DPYB - that part we can control.

QUESTIONS?  Please contact Trevor Blackann at select@dpyb.org

Go DPYB!

 


WHAT ARE THE AGE GROUPS FOR SELECT?  Glad you asked.  Because the ages for travel are DIFFERENT than they are for the regular league.  Here is a handy website to plug in your child's birthday and find out, or there is also a chart below on this site.  http://www.usssa.com/baseball/AgeCalculator/

Select Age Chart (not to be used for REC) FOR FALL 2022 AND SPRING 2023

JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUNE JULY AUG SEPT OCT NOV DEC SELECT AGE
2015 2015 2015 2015 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2013 2014 8U
2014 2014 2014 2014 2013 2013 2013 2013 2013 2013 2013 2013 9U
2013 2013 2013 2013 2012 2012 2012 2012 2012 2012 2012 2012 10U
2012 2012 2012 2012 2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 11U
2011 2011 2011 2011 2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 12U
2010 2010 2010 2010 2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 13U
2009 2009 2009 2009 2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 14U

12u Tsunami, Winners of the Palm Springs Triple Crown November 2021