*** REGISTRATION AND TRYOUTS FOR FLL GRIT TEAMS IS NOT DIRECTLY ASSOCIATED WITH THIS PROGRAM, AND IS HANDLED SEPARATELY***
***THE CANAL DOGS PRORGRAM IS STILL IN ITS’ INFANCY AND STILL UNDER DEVELOPMENT***
Thank you for your patience as we work hard to put together a youth baseball player/team development program that serves the Fairport Baseball Community. The program will be implemented in its’ entirety in 2021. Until then, opportunities are being handled on a case by case basis…
Canal Dogs Baseball is a youth baseball program designed to maximize the player development and team baseball experience using techniques and methods consistent with our school’s baseball staff. The focus is on individual skill development in the off-season and team baseball during the season. Our mission is to provide quality individual and team instruction without the high cost and long travel commitments. We also avoid conflicts with our local baseball programs so our youth players can enjoy the fun of playing with and against their friends in Fairport Little League and our older teams can focus on FHS Baseball.
The Team Selection process begins with an open registration for the evaluation process to be completed after the current year’s spring/summer season. The evaluation process includes multiple data sources from current house, travel, and tournament teams, and will conclude with an individual Player Evaluation to be completed each season. Individual Player Evaluations will be conducted by a combination of the coaching staff and program instructors.
Commitment required for this program is typically February through July. The level of commitment varies appropriately with the age of the team, competitive levels in which they are competing, success in Little League’s District & National tournaments, as well as the summer tournaments chosen by each individual team.
Off-Season Training includes practices, camps, clinics, specialized skill training, and optional (a la carte) individual training with our instructors.
While In-Season teams will practice weekly as well as play regular season games in a local travel league. The local travel league may also offer a playoff format at the conclusion of the regular season. In addition to the regular season, teams will play in 2 to 4+ tournaments depending on the age group and competitive level of the team.
Our teams have full access to the Fairport Little League Facility and partner with local indoor facilities during the off-season and inclement weather.
Fees for this program vary depending on uniforms, winter facilities, league costs, tournament costs, etc. Costs for Camps, Clinics, and Specialized Training will be done separately on an individual basis instead of a program basis in order to match the level of each player’s engagement.
Canal Dogs Baseball Age Groups: 8U, 10U, 12U, 12U (50/70), 13U, 14U-18U
Fairport has a long history of successful baseball. Canal Dogs baseball provides the building blocks to maintain and build upon this impressive legacy. Play ball!