***Tryouts November 19th at BCLL 9u-13u at 6:00pm 14u-18u at 7:30pm *arrive half hour early to sign in*
***$200 Deposit is DUE within 48 hours of Tryout Selection*** 1. PLAYING TIME - A certain amount of playing time is never guaranteed and is subject to change from game to game. We also don't guarantee that a player will get to play whatever position they desire. However, ample opportunities and time will be granted so that each player can try out for and develop at whatever position they want. When it is game day, the Coach will create a line up that he feels is in the best interest of the team that day. Playing time will not be discussed with parents. Most high school teams don't discuss playing time with parents and especially at the college level. To guarantee ample playing time outwork, out perform the other players, and show up to all meetings and practices.
2. TRAVEL - The Cobras will try to stay local in the Triangle area and within the state for tournaments. If however, a certain team has the desire, ability, numbers, and resources to travel to bigger tournaments outside the state we are not opposed to it and it can be a viable option. If the Cobras travel and a player and family wish to stay in a hotel, that is up to the family and everyone is responsible for their own lodging. When traveling to a distant tournament, if staying in a hotel is necessary, we will try and arrange for the team to all stay at the same place.
3. SPORTSMANSHIP - Bad attitudes, foul language, and disrespecting other players will not be tolerated. A part of being on a travel baseball team is to develop and a part of development is knowing how to act like a first class athlete at all times. Failure to do so will result in consequences. Baseball is a game of failure, the enjoyment of success would not be possible if everyone succeeded at everything every single time. Part of maturing into an athlete that is capable of playing at the next level is respecting the game, your teammates, coaches, and umpires! Numerous scouts have discussed with me how they write players off with poor attitudes. A thing scouts do like and appreciate - HUSTLE!
4. DEVELOPMENT - A big reason Coach Bryant started the Atlantic Coast Cobras is he wanted to develop players in many ways that other programs were neglecting to implement. Fundamentals, knowing and reading situations, conditioning, weight training, mechanics, approach, cutoffs & double cuts, bunt coverages, pickoff plays, baserunning, agility, flexibility, hustle, attitude, arm care, having fun, getting exposure, and knowing what next level coaches are looking for, are all included in membership with the Cobras!