• Frequently Asked Questions

    Hopefully this answers most questions you may have about our organization...

    Which age groups do we support?

    Quite a few...

    Currently we are filling teams from 9U to 12U. We may entertain other age groups in the future, but let's not get ahead of ourselves. We just started building our nest...

    How many teams will there be?

    Well, a cast of course...

    We are Hawks after all! We are working to build our organization team by team. We will be starting with one team at each age group, but if we have enough players, we will create additional teams. Our goal is to eventually have multiple teams at multiple skill levels, therefore allowing us to place teams in D1, D2 & D3. We are going to do what's best for the kids and the team in each age group. A D3 level team will not be placed in D2 or D1 if they can't handle it. So, there is a possibility that we could have multiple teams at the same level. It just depends...

    What is the cost to play?

    We aren't trying to empty your wallet...

    We are a 501c3 nonprofit organization, and we are working to serve our community. That means we will keep costs as lean as we can, but we do have to pay for things along the way. Currently the cost per season is going to be $400-$500. This includes things like uniforms, training jersey, tournament fees, practice fields, etc. If a team chooses to go above and beyond during a season, Ex: go to more tournaments, travel further away, etc., then that cost will increase accordingly. Those decisions will be made per team and voted on by those team families.

    How much will we be playing?

    Well, you might want to make sure you have a comfy chair...

    We will typically be practicing twice a week during the week, and each team will be attending 6 tournaments. Baseball is one of those sports that you really have to think of the athlete's health first. Arms need rested, and playing every single day isn't a great idea, especially for our pitchers. (Check out how we feel about Pitcher Safety) Those tournaments, weather permitting, will be both Saturday & Sunday, with usually a minimum of 4 games. Teams may also choose to attend Summer & Winter World Series events as well. We attend Top Gun, AAU & USSSA tournaments, depending on what fits the team schedule best.

    What about coaches?

    Why? Do you know someone?

    We, like every organization out there, are looking for amazing coaches. We will place the best coaches we can find with each team we develop. All coaches will be held accountable for the Triangle Sports Coaching Code of Conduct and will be well versed in our mission and expectations. As we grow, and we develop more elite teams, we will have a level of paid coaches to take our elite teams.

    Why evaluations and not tryouts?

    We are the travel baseball home for everyone...

    Our organization recognizes that baseball athletes in this area fall through the cracks, and sometimes this happens at an early age. It's a shame. Kids develop at different levels and at different ages. Just because you're a stud at 8 or let's be honest, a clumsy mess at 8, is not a predictor of what kind of player you might be at 16. We do not want to "cut" anyone from our teams. We want to build teams, build players, build a family. We anticipate growing a little bit each season, and thus adding more teams. As we do that, each age group will be leveled by ability, and yes, those teams will be fluid. Your child may be on one team one year and move up or down accordingly. This isn't meant to be threatening or defeating. It's meant to provide the best opportunity for that child to grow. If they are struggling at a higher level and not getting a ton of playing time, that doesn't do them any good. They can be placed on a lower level team, play more, develop more, and grow a sense of confidence which is one of the greatest promoters of success.

    Can you play other sports during season?

    Just Do It Bo Jackson!

    A well rounded athlete is the best kind of athlete. We are very supportive of kids playing multiple sports. It is good for their bodies and will only make them better. Attendance is very important, but compromises can be made. Schedule conflicts aren't new, since we have year round school to contend with in these parts. Being upfront and honest is what is most important.

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