First off I would like to thank everyone for your interest in playing on this team. When the year started in January I was very excited to put this together and I think like a lot of things the current pandemic has changed everything and has made it more difficult, but still we move forward.
I know this is a commitment at some level and I want to be fair to everyone and set the expectations. Originally I wanted to carry 13-15 kids to be able to deal with vacation days and other reasons for kids to miss games. When I found out about Summer Slam 2020 in Newburyport I was hoping the excitment of the tournament would drive more people and it did. One thing that backfired on Monday was some more kids than I expected made the 10u All Star team, I assumed 3 might make it, but not all 5 or 6 of them who were holding out.
To that end I will get to the point, We can go play Summer Slam with the 11 kids we have, the dates are below, if I can only carry 9 to the games it makes no sense and I think we can fill the time with scrimmages against Dover and other towns and prep for the Kittredge for the weekend of August starting Thursday the 27th and running to Sunday the 30th. That will get us I believe 4 games to play outside of whatever else comes our way for scrimmages and practice.
Please reach out to me if you have questions or concerns, entering 1 tournament instead of 2 will be cheaper and I think better for most people based on what I heard. We will practice and be engaged after our house season ends, and I hope to make it as fun as possible. If your kid missed chances to pitch this season they are in luck because I am going to need them, so this will be fun and a great way to play a lot more and get some real competitive experience win, lose, or rain.
I will try to see if I can get some generic jerseys and hats to see if we get additional kids who think differently of it, but not sure.
Summer Slam 2020 schedule
Friday August 14th - 6:00pm
Sat 15 - 10:00am, 2:00pm, 6:00pm
Sun 16 - 10:00am, 2:00pm, 6:00pm
Mon 17- Fri 21 - 6:00pm
Sat 22 - 10:00am, 2:00pm, 6:00pm
Mon 24 - 6:00pm
Tuesday 25 - 6:00pm
Wed 26 - 3:00pm, 6:00pm
Friday 28 - 5:00pm