The YAC Travel Softball Program offers those girls who are interested in playing at a more competitive level. The travel teams usually play in two seasons, the summer (usually from the end of June to the beginning of August) and the fall (usually September to the beginning of November). In order to be eligible for our travel program you must either play in our YAC in-house league or on a school sponsored team. You cannot owe any money to YAC otherwise you cannot play travel until your account is up to date.
Depending upon the number of girls that sign up we usually have teams in the 10U, 12U, 14U and sometimes in the 16U Divisions. As is the case with our in-house program, the age is based upon the child's age as of January 1st. Additionally if a lot of girls want to try out for a particular team, cuts may be necessary.
Teams may start to practice indoors of the winter months. Once we are able to practice outside the practices are usually held on Sundays (each team's time may vary) and begin in April. Additional practices could be held based upon field availability. Games are generally held in the evenings during the week, but there could be some games scheduled on the weekend. Playing time is different than that of in-house. Girls are not guaranteed any specific amount of playing time, and there may be some girls who play more than others. Coaches do their best to get all girls into games, but there may be some games that your daughter does not play in.
In addition to games played in Yorktown, the areas that you could travel to include Westchester, Putnam, Dutchess and Western Fairfield Counties. Each team traditionally plays between 12-16 games in the summer and doubleheaders on Sunday mornings for the fall.
The cost is based upon each individual team taking into account the number of girls and the number of games play, but generally runs between $300-400. This is additional to any monies paid for in-house.
If you have any additional questions please contact one of the Commissioners.