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2022 Summer Travel Team Rosters are Posted

April 9, 2022
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The rosters for the 2022 Summer Travel Teams are now posted.

 

Thank you to each player who tried out for summer travel teams.

2022 Play-Up list posted for Minors and M70

March 29, 2022
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The play-up list for the 2022 Spring Rec Minors and M70 divisions is now posted.

 

Thank you to each and every player who came and tried out for this opportunity.

Help Wanted: SOM Baseball Volunteer Opportunities

March 18, 2022
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There are many ways to volunteer in our SOM Baseball community! Below is a list of our current needs, beyond coaching, including contact information for each opportunity.
  1. A leader to work with the rec department and baseball committee in making our April baseball parade happen (all ages players)… likely this person will be looking for additional help once we’ve figured out who they are! Watch for a future e-mail with that need. To volunteer for this, e-mail Pam and Peter (e-mails below).
  2. A leader to work with the rec department and baseball committee in making our May/June all-star games happen (players ages 8 and up)… likely this person will be looking for additional help once we’ve figured out who they are!  Watch for a future e-mail with that need. To volunteer for this, e-mail Pam and Peter (e-mails below).
  3. A leader to work with the rec department and baseball committee in making our annual run-hit-pitch competition happen (players ages 8 and up)… likely this person will be looking for additional help once we’ve figured out who they are!  Watch for a future e-mail with that need. To volunteer for this, e-mail Pam and Peter (e-mails below).
  4. Members of our grounds crew, to help groom the fields at Meadowlands between Saturday games. To volunteer for this, e-mail the Facilities subcommittee (facilities.sombaseball@gmail.com).
  5. Helpers at spring clean-up day. Watch for an announcement soon with details about when/where/how to help with this.
  6. Team Managers: help your child’s coaches to send out notes to the team, to count pitches, to keep score, and otherwise corral parents/players for practices and games. To volunteer for this, e-mail your child’s coaches once they’re assigned.
  7. Serve on any of the subcommittees that help make this program a success. They are listed on our web page, including contact info: https://sombaseball.teamsnapsites.com/about-us/committees/

What other ideas do you have? We’re always happy to have folks step up and define new ways they can help make our program a success. E-mail Pam and Peter (e-mails below).

 

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UPDATED: 2022 SOM Baseball Summer Travel Tryouts

March 4, 2022
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This year, the tryouts will consist of one Official Tryout day and one travel program “practice” day for most ages. Players are required to attend the Official Tryout day noted below (or other available day if there is a conflict).

To be eligible to participate in Cougar Summer Baseball, players must:

  • Be registered in SOM Baseball for Spring 2022
  • Be 7-13 years of age (as of April 30, 2022)
  • Must register via the South Orange Recreation’s online catalog. There is no fee for tryouts. Registration fees will be due only when your child is selected.

Additional details about the SOM Baseball Summer Travel Program can be found at the Summer Ball page.

7U – 8U Teams

  • Workout Session 1 – Saturday, March 26. 4 – 5:15pm, Meadowland Field #4
  • Tryouts – Sunday, May 15    9-11a, Meadowland Field*

* players with conflicts should email damerikaner@gmail.com directly to schedule another date/time for the tryout.

9U – 13U Teams

  • Pre-Tryout PracticeSaturday, March 26
    • 9U: 9:30-11:30am, Meadowland Park, Field #4
    • 10U: 9:30-11:30am, Meadowland Park, Field #2
    • 11U: 9:30-11:30am, Meadowland Park, Field #1
    • 12U: 9:30-11:30am, Meadowland Park, Field #3
    • 13U: 1-3p, Cameron Field

Note: pre-tryout practice is Optional and open for all interested players who should attend if possible

  • TryoutsSunday March 27
    • 9U: 9:30-11:30am, Meadowland Park, Field #4
    • 10U: 9:30-11:30am, Meadowland Park, Field #2
    • 11U: 9:30-11:30am, Meadowland Park, Field #1
    • 12U: 9:30-11:30am, Meadowland Park, Field #3
    • 13U: 9:30-11:30am, Cameron Field

Note: If rain is forecast on one of the days, we will eliminate the workout day and use the open day for the official tryout.

  • Make-Up Date for Tryouts (for players with conflicts) – Friday,  April  1
    • 6 – 7:00p, Meadowland Park, Field #3   (Field #4 if necessary)

 

 

Spring 2022 Important Dates

February 28, 2022
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The snow is thawing. The days are growing longer. Summer vacations are being planned. It’s time to start getting ready for Spring Baseball! Below please find a list of important dates leading up to the opening of our 2022 season.

This information is also posted on the Important Dates page.

 

  • March 12 – Spring Rec Player Evaluations – Minors, M60, M70, and Babe Ruth Divisions
  • March 14 – Rutgers SAFETY Training Course
  • March 24 – Player Draft for Minors, M60, M70, and Babe Ruth
  • Week of March 28 – Minors, M60, M70, Babe Ruth Division Team Assignments
  • March 29 – T-BALL/ROOKIE Coaching Clinic
  • March 31 – MINORS/M60/M70/BABE RUTH Coaching Clinic
  • Week of April 2 -Practices begin for all Minors, Majors, and Babe Ruth teams
  • April 6 – Rules meeting for Minors, M60, M70, and Babe Ruth coaches
  • April 9 – Parent Work Day
  • Week of April 11 – T-ball and Rookie Division Team Assignments
  • April 18 – Opening Day for all Minors, Majors, and Babe Ruth teams
  • April 30 – SOM Baseball Opening Day Parade
  • April 30 – Opening Day for all T-Ball and Rookie teams
  • June 4 weekend -Playoffs Start for Minors, M60, M70, and BR