PBSA Select Baseball and Softball
The Prosper Eagles and the Prosper Pride
For the Spring 2018 Season PBSA will be launching our inaugural select baseball and softball programs...Prosper Eagles Baseball and Prosper Pride Softball. We will potentially be fielding teams from age 7u to 16u depending on coach availability and player interest. These teams will compete under the PBSA name in league play and in area tournaments. Rosters will be filled by open tryouts available to all PBSA players (which includes all of PISD). Tryout information is below. This will be updated as coaches are added and new teams are formed so if you don't see your age represented please continue to check back often.
PBSA Eagles-Select 15u -- Coach Ken Baumhauer. Contact him for questions or tryouts at 720-563-1104
PBSA Eagles-Select 14u -- Coach Dan Spencer. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org
PBSA Eagles-Select 13u -- Coach Gary Farriss. Contact him at email@example.com
PBSA Eagles-Select 11u Coach Joe Barabas -- For questions or tryouts please contact Coach Barabas at 216-337-9465
PBSA Eagles-Select 10u Coach Wayne Whitmire -- For questions or tryouts please contact Coach Whitmire at 512-917-4046
PBSA Eagles-Select 8u -- Coach Stephen Chambers -- Roster is currently FULL. For questions please contact Coach Chambers at email: firstname.lastname@example.org
If there is anyone interested in coaching for the Prosper Eagles-Select or for Prosper Pride softball please contact John Washburn at 903-431-6954 (baseball) or Kevin Winter at 972-989-3534 (softball).
Why are we building a select program? We believe PBSA should be open for all kids in Prosper and that includes those who want to play a more competitive, tournament-style game. Previously, the only competitive options for these kids was with local private entities at a rather high cost OR with independent teams that were filled by independent coaches. This left few options. You either pay a lot of money to a local facility or you had to know the right coach to get on a team. We felt another option was needed. Introducing a select program to PBSA will provide another opportunity for these players to play select ball without the private facility costs.
Can anyone play? These teams will be open to ALL PISD kids to tryout. Each team will only have 10-13 roster positions and the coach will fill the roster with the intent to compete in local high-level tournaments but any kid in our league boundaries (which includes ISD) can be given the opportunity to tryout for the team.
Why isn't my kid's age represented? These teams will form only as coaching interest allows. We will not automatically form a team unless we have secured a coach that the Select Committee approves, and each coach applicant will be scrutinized with the understanding that these teams represent PBSA and the Town of Prosper in league play and tournament play. Ultimately, we plan to have teams in all age categories and even multiple teams per age but that will take time to build.
How much does this cost? This program will NOT be funded by PBSA. Player parents will be paying for these teams. Cost will vary depending on the number of tournaments each coach wants to play but parents should expect to pay about $650-$800 for the Spring season (this would include about 6-9 tournaments), half of that for that fall season. This is substantially less expensive than any of the local private facilities that offer select ball. These prices are estimates to give a general idea of the costs. Parents should always discuss this matter up front with their coach before committing to play for a PBSA Select team.
Will there be other responsibilities? Yes! As part of PBSA Select, coaches and players will be asked to assist the league in certain functions which may include: volunteering at assessments and opening ceremonies, assisting in tournament events and mentoring younger players. We will view this program as our premier group of teams for all players to aspire to, and as part of that each player will be expected to represent the league, and give back to the league, as much as possible.
What if we want to play select but not on a PBSA team? PBSA will continue to host the AA division in baseball which will feature local, independent teams composed of Prosper players. These teams will be playing AA ball in PBSA and will be playing by PBSA rules but they will not represent PBSA or be entitled to any PBSA or Town of Prosper facility. You can play on one of these teams if the coach agrees to have you on the roster. PBSA will list contact information for coaches looking for players on this website but NOT until all PBSA Select rosters are complete.