Calling All 14 Year Old 8th Graders!
The Valley Center Baseball Club is having open tryouts for all 14 year old baseball players currently in 8th grade to ready for high school with a competitive summer season. Open workouts are Tuesday April 22nd and Thursdays April 24th and May 1st at the VCLL Juniors Field.
The club is looking for players who will be 14 or younger as of May 1st, 2014.
New 14 year olds will practice with the current 13U team in the coming weeks, and will play games when ready against 14U teams at 90-foot baselines. 14U games will be supplemented by players on the 13U team to fill the roster.
"Since the club's inception at the end of last year, we've had a gap in our high school baseball preparation for 8th graders who were league age 14," stated Rob Baranowski, co-founder of the Valley Center Baseball Club and manager of the 13U/14U teams. "With Valley Center Little League not fielding a juniors team, these 14 year olds have been left without local options.
"We are able to make adjustments in our program to accommodate these 8th graders so that all Valley Center students have the opportunity to improve in preparation for continued baseball into high school."
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