Frequently Asked Questions
What are the dues per season?
Each team is responsible for budgeting for tournaments and all expenses. All costs will be discussed with players and parents before accepting a spot on the team. Every team will be different cost wise because of the different kinds of tournaments.
If they are a competition base only team then the tournaments range from $375 -$675 each.
If they are a showcase team then the showcases range from $750-$2500 each.
So as you can see the money would greatly vary from a 14U local team to an 18U power showcase team.
Some coaches choose to do pay by tournament and others do one set fee. Please make sure that you discuss all monetary concerns with the coaches before accepting a spot on a team.
How much are uniforms?
We purchase everything through the Demarini website, since they are our sponsors. We have various options on there to help every coach make their budget for their team.
Can we do something to help pay for the season dues?
We have a sponsor form that you can send out to corporations and they can help support your daughter to play. All donations are tax deductible for the company. A good majority of our players utilize this option every season to help pay for a good portion or all of their dues. All sponsorship money goes directly to you as a player so you can use that money to pay hotels, tournament fees, etc for the season.
Speaking of recruitment, are you guys any good at helping girls get scholarships?
Since I have been coaching, over 14 years in travel ball, first the Tallahassee Bullets and now Florida Select any athlete that has wanted to continue playing in college has had the opportunity to do so. I work around the clock for players. I have only included players in the alumni section that are from Select but have sent girls to every division school. Division 1, Division 2, Division 3, JUCO and NAIA all have programs designed for specific kids and I work to get to know our players to help them make the best choice for their dreams and skill set. I am the only coach that has a 100% signing ratio and will continue to work for your children to maintain that for them. I work with them on an individual basis and we talk about their aspirations and dreams and work to make those a reality for them. I am a bulldog at my job and the reason why I own Select is to help kids reach their dreams. I lived mine and now it is time for me to help them reach theirs.
Can I pay by Credit Card?
Each team will discuss options for payments that will help the parents.
My child plays another sport will this interfere?
Absolutely not. As long as there is abundant communication from the parents and players to the coach, we can work around schedules. Once we are in full season, our team will have to take a priority because you are making a commitment to the team. Playing multiple sports help prevent kids from burnout at such a young age.
What kind of tournaments do you play?
Each team chooses the power schedule for their team based on skill set and age. Whether it is competition or showcases we will strive to do everything with excellence and look forward to playing the best competition there is.
What do you look for in an athlete?
Our coaches look for athletes that fit their philosophy for their team. I personally as a coach look for someone who loves the sport and I never have to say hustle to. I look for someone who is a team player and is more concerned with their teammates than their own personal stats. I am looking for players to play with Select that can play at the next level and I am looking for good parents. Good parents know when to let the coach give instructions to their child and just enjoy being a parent who can cheer their child on in the stands.
Where do we practice at mostly?
Each team has their practice location and that will be discussed with the parents and players once you have made it on to a Select team.
When do you practice?
Each coach has their practice schedule that works around their daily job and life. This will also be discussed to help the parents and players find the most appropriate team.
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