Travel Programs

Updated Wednesday January 25, 2017 by SPA.

Travel Programs


SPA offers Travel League Baseball at the Biddy and Midget levels for boys 8-12 years of age. Travel Baseball is for the serious, committed player looking to compete at a higher level. Players interested in playing on a Travel Team must attend tryouts where player evaluations will be conducted. More information on Tryouts is below.  

SPA is a member of the LVLBL. Our Travel Teams will compete against other travel teams throughout the Lehigh Valley area.  Players must reside within the organization’s local territory to participate on these teams. Travel Team selection will be made prior to the start of the Recreational League Season allowing those who don't make the Travel Team to participate in the Recreational program.  


Acceptance of a position on a Travel team requires understanding that playing time may not be equal. All players selected to an SPA travel team are expected to make SPA baseball their primary commitment for the season. Players selected to these teams are required to attend all practices and games over any other sports or teams they may be playing with during the current season. Please do not tryout for a Travel Team if you are planning a family vaction at any point during this season.  The spots on this team are reserved for players who can attend all games.


Players on a Travel team roster may be double-rostered on an equivalent Recreational team providing that team is an SPA team and the Recreational league allows Travel players to be double-rostered. No Travel player can be double-rostered to a different organization or at a different level. Approval for double-rostering a Travel player must come from the Travel player’s coach and the baseball coordinator.  Any Travel player who pitches in a Travel league game may not pitch for a Recreational league team. Players on a Biddy Travel team are automatically double-rostered on the Midget Travel team.


Biddy Travel


Ages: 8-10 (Cannot turn 11 before May 1st)
Practice: 3 Days/Week (days/times TBD)

Location: Varies
Games: Typically 16-18 game schedule with playoffs
Registration Fee: TBD - Additonal fees will apply
Uniforms: Cost TBD

Season: Begins mid-March and ends by July 18th.

 

Midget Travel


Ages: 11-12 (Cannot turn 13 before May 1st)
Practice: 3 Days/Week (days/times TBD)

Location: Varies
Games: Typically 16-18 game schedule with playoffs
Registration Fee: TBD- Additional fees will apply
Uniforms: Cost TBD

Season: Begins mid-March and ends by July 18th

 

Tryouts

Tryouts are typically held in early March. Dates and location TBD.
Tryouts are open to all Biddy and Midget eligible players.
If selected for a Travel team additional fees will apply including uniforms, league fees and tournament fees.
Players not selected for a Travel team will be placed on a Recreational team roster.

 

Tryout Fees

Those players trying out from another organization who are not selected for an SPA Travel team will automatically be placed on an SPA Recreational team. If that player wishes to return to his home organization he will be refunded his SPA registration fee less a $20 non-refundable tryout fee.