Colonie Little League offers Travel Baseball for 7U through 12U during the Fall and Spring Seasons.
Rules and Age Cut Off:
Colonie Travel participates in the Empire State Baseball League (ESBL), which follows Cal Ripken Rules instead of Little League Rules. This means game rules may differ from Rec Game rules. While the age cut off for Cal Ripken is based on May 1st, teams are usually formed based on the Little League cut off of August 31st. Some exceptions may apply and will be considered during the tryout process. All tryouts for Travel Teams are posted on the Colonie Little League website and Facebook page.
Tryouts for travel teams are typically held in September, with practices starting in January or February of the following year. Games are held on Fridays and/or Sundays which does not conflict with Little League Recreation games. There are two separate seasons
Spring (April-June) Players must participate on a Colonie Little League Rec Team during the Spring season.
Fall (September-October) Players are not required to participate on a Colonie Little League Rec team during the Fall season
While commitment to a team is typically for a full year, it is understood that a child may choose to participate in an alternate fall sport. When this occurs, teams might have openings in the fall for additional players. Tryouts to fill these spots occur in August.
During home games, families are required to volunteer at the concession during their child's game on a rotating schedule with other player families. This helps to cover operating costs that incur during a game.
The cost to be on the team is determined by the team manager and varies by team. Fundraising may be done prior to or during the season to offset the costs.