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                                                              Herndon Hawks SELECT Program

What we offer:  8U-12U travel programs for higher level athletes in each age group.  All athletes had to be on a spring house team for HRYB to be considered.

How determined:  Tryouts are held in April/May and in August and teams are selected by that performance, as well as coaches' evaluations throughout the house season.

HRYB Tournament Team:

The tourament team is an early summer team focused on playing in the Cal Ripken Tournement Trail (Districts -- World Series).  Typically, practices will begin in May and continue once a week until the House season is completed,  The Cal Ripken District Tournament is typically held towards the end of June.  Other practices, scrimmages, and tournaments may be held at the manager's discretion.  Additional registration fee will be required.

HRYB Travel Team:

The travel team is a competitive baseball team which can play multiple games each week and travel to fields outside of the local area someimes requiring a hotel stay.  Teams can practice one or two times per week, play in scrimmages, doubleheaders, and tournaments at the manager's discretion.  The travel team will require a greater time commitment and registration fees will be assessed each calendar season.

Questions regarding a specific team may be addressed to the respective Select managers listed below:

Select Program Commissioner:  Kelly Olszewski-Hertel

12U Hawks:  Brad Blaisdell

11U Hawks:  Brian Russo

10U Hawks: Chad Collie

9U Hawks:  Jeff Sevila

8U Hawks:  Brian Gattoni

Official League Policies and Procedures

Babe Ruth Leagues of Virginia, Inc. has the detailed tournament dates and other schedule information.

Select managers are selected by the Board and serve a two (2) year term.

League managers and coaches evaluate the players.

For all invitational tournaments and scrimmages, league policy mandates 50% playing time rule.  This means that all players must play a minimum of 50% of all innings played.  There are no maximum playing time restrictions.

For all Cal Ripken district, state, and regional tournaments, there are no minimum playing time restrictions.  Select managers are free to use players according to Cal Ripken division rules and restrictions.

Managers are not required to "rotate" players to different postions in the Select programs.