Teams: A & AA teams at ages 9, 10, 11, 12 (11-12 players per team) Age cut off for USSSA is May 1st. However old your player is on May 1st is the age of eligibility for 2019. This date is different than Little League. It is possible to play Little League as a 13 year old, for example, and be eligible for 12U USSSA baseball. Click here to check your players 2019 age eligibility. You are more than welcome to tryout for an age bracket above.
Tryout Dates: Tryouts will be held at Raccoon Valley Little League on Sundays in October (7th, 14th, 21st). Tryouts are from 2-5 pm and are broken into two 90 minute segments: 2:00-3:30 for 9u/10u and 3:30- 5:00 for 11u/12u. There is a rainout day scheduled on November 4th at the U in Grimes if needed (Time TBD).
All players are required to tryout. The goal is to field 2 teams at each age group for levels A and AA this year.
2019 Training Dates: All teams will practice for one hour on Sundays between January and March at the U in Grimes, Iowa. Training dates are as listed below with ages.
League Play: All players who make the 2019 Bandit teams will also be placed in the RVLL competitive leagues at their appropriate Little League ages. All competitive teams at RVLL play “week day” only seasons for ages 9-13. The fees for Little league will be a part of the price structure of the Bandits for the 2019 season.
Tournament Play: Ages 10, 11 and 12 will play 6 tournaments this season and 9u will play 5 tournaments this year. The goal is to wrap up all tournaments prior to the Little League All Star Season.
Cost: Costs are still being structured but the tentative pricing range is $650 for 10u, 11u & 12u and $600 for 9u. Payment plans are available and will begin with the first payment due in November and will consist of 3 or 4 payments. The fees cover the following costs associated with tournament baseball: