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Lebo Prime Travel Baseball

The Lebo Prime Travel Program provides an opportunity for players, who have demonstrated the requisite skill and desire, to compete against players of similar skill levels from other communities.  Travel baseball is more competitive and has a greater emphasis on winning than recreational or in-house baseball. This is evident in the following ways:

  • The expectations on the players in terms of effort, concentration and commitment are higher.
  • Players may play fewer positions.
  • Coaches will place players in positions best suited for the success of the overall team.
  • Players will take on different roles within the framework of the team.
  • Players will learn that every role is essential for the success of the team.
  • There is no minimum playing time requirement.
  •  The coaching staff is responsible for making all playing decisions within the framework of the goals of the Lebo Prime Baseball Club at each age group and skill level. 

MLBA Regular Season practices and games should be considered a priority over Lebo Prime Travel activities. 

The purpose of the Lebo Prime program is to:

PRIME the player's interest in the sport of baseball.

PRIME players to become lifelong athletes. 

Serve as the PRIME introduction to sports, free from negative experiences and pressure.

Develop players and coaches who are the PRIME examples of sportsmanship, effort, and play.

Develop the PRIME baseball player in each athlete.

Player Eligibility

Teams are designated by age level (7U thru 14U)

Age is determined by the player’s age on April 30th of the current year.  

Exception: PONY World Series Qualifier teams- age is determined by player’s age on August 31st of the current year. 

MLBA gives priority to players that are in the same grade and meet the age requirement. Players are, typically, not allowed to play up an age group. 

The Lebo Prime Travel Baseball Program is open to all age appropriate players who: 

  •  Reside in Mt. Lebanon, Pennsylvania. 
  • Register online for and participate fully in MLBA Regular Season practices and games. 

  • Register online for Travel Program prior to Tryouts. 

  • Attend a Travel Program Tryout. 

  • Have paid all past due account balances from previous seasons. 

  •  Have agreed to all required MLBA waivers. 

Fees

Player registration fees are set on a per age-group basis factoring in basic registration fees and the cost of any additional activities that teams and players may participate in. Uniform fees are separate from the registration fee and will depend on the items purchased.

Lebo Prime Travel Registration Fees:

7U Age-group is $90
8U thru 14U Age-groups is $190

  • All Registration fees include a $35 non-refundable tryout fee (paid at time of registration).
  • Registration fees may be split into 2 payments.
  • PONY World Series qualifier teams may incur additional fees.
  • Participation in Spring and/or Fall/Winter activities may incur additional fees.




Uniform:

Uniform package for all players includes: Hat, Jersey, Alt Jersey, Pants, Belt. Uniform cost is approximately $100-$150.
A separate link to purchase uniform items will be provided after team placement. 
Jerseys and hats will have player last name and number. 


MLBA supports all Lebo Prime Travel teams by providing insurance, fields, umpires, equipment, baseballs, etc.
Any additional expenses shall be paid for by the families of participating players. 

Seasons / Player Commitment

Spring Season (optional)- 2-3 tournaments or League play- Weekends only. April thru June.

Summer Tournaments (Primary season)- 3-5 tournaments depending on age-group (includes Mt Lebanon Home Tournament), play from end of June thru first week in August, mostly Weekends with possible play Thursday thru Monday.

Fall Season (optional)- 2-3 tournaments or League play, Position Specific Camps/Skill workouts. August-October. 

Winter Workouts (optional)- 1-1.5 hours per week of skill development practices. January thru March.

Coaches and Volunteers

Anyone interested in becoming a Lebo Prime Travel Team Head Coach, Assistant Coach, Tournament Director or Team Coordinator can volunteer during the player registration process. Applicants may be interviewed by a subset of the Board of Directors which will include the Competitive Leagues Director/Travel Coordinator. The MLBA Board of Directors will make the final decision regarding volunteers for each age-group and team. 

Tryouts / Player Selection / Team Formation

Tryouts

Tryouts across all age groups will be held each season.

Lebo Prime Travel Team tryouts will be held in late April or early May depending on facility/field availability and/or weather. Dates of the tryouts will be posted on the MLBA website and emailed to program participants. 

Please find specific tryout information for the current season here: Lebo Prime Tryout Dates and Times

Independent evaluators (selected by the MLBA Board of Directors) will rate players on the following criteria: 

  1. Specific technique demonstrated and overall results for each area of evaluation.  

  2. Effort, Attitude and Sportsmanship.

  3.  Ability to focus, listen and follow directions. 

Purpose of Tryout/Evaluations: 

  1. Put players in a position to be successful yet challenged. 

  2. Maximize opportunity for player growth. 

Details regarding the types of drills and evaluation criteria will be made available prior to scheduled tryouts. 


Player Selection and Team Formation

Travel program coordinators, evaluators, and coaches will be responsible for player selection and team formation, which will be based on the following criteria (where applicable): 

  • Tryout performance 

  • Past travel team performance 

  •  Current travel team performance 

  •  Rec league performance 

A subset of the MLBA Board of Directors will be responsible for coordinating tryouts for all age-groups and approving the final team placement of all players. 

Announcement of Teams will be made online and by email. 

Team Descriptions

Lebo Prime Blue Teams consist of players who have shown a higher skill and commitment level, as well as a significant understanding of the game. These teams are expected to compete in "A" level and/or Open tournaments.

Lebo Prime Gold Teams consist of players who have shown an intermediate skill level and understanding of the game. These teams are expected to compete in "B" level and possibly some "A" level tournaments (when appropriate).


Lebo Prime
Gray Teams are developmental teams that consist of players who have shown the desire to play the game but lack the skill at present to compete at the "A" or "B" level. These teams will play in appropriate skill tournaments or leagues (if/when available). 


* MLBA and Lebo Prime Baseball Club reserve the right to make adjustments to team formation to promote competition and player development based on what is in the best interests of all the players in the program. *

Mt. Lebanon Baseball Association

 
   
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Email : [email protected]
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