UPDATE: Tryouts have been rescheduled to the weekend of 30-31 August to allow folks to attend the Niceville Football game at Hoover, Alabama on the 23rd. Go Eagles!
Registration is now open for the 2014 NAYB Fall Travel Baseball Program. The Traveling Eagles will be forming travel teams dependent upon the number of qualified players in age groups. Sign-ups are open for players league age 7 to 14 (birth date as of April 30, 2015). The Fall Season is planned to begin August 24th is expected to run through October 31st.
Tryouts will be the weekend of 23-24 Aug. Exact dates and times will be announced once the total number of players registered in each age group is determined. Practice days and times will be based on field availability, but should be on Wednesday and Sunday. The number of sign-ups, and tryout evaluations, will determine the managers and age groups. The managers and teams will coordinate tournament play.
The Fee for the Fall will be $150 and players will receive a t-shirt, hat and instruction. Tournaments will be handled on a pay as you go basis.
For all age groups, there will be a City fee of $10 for players who live in the Niceville and Val-P city limits and $20 for all other players. Eglin AFB and Bluewater Bay are considered out-of-area. No payment will be required until teams are selected and your child is chosen for a team.
Niceville H.S. Coach Nedoroscik Selected Coach of the Year
Congratulations to Coach Joe Nedoroscik who was selected as the Northwest Florida Daily News High School Coach of the Year. Coach Joe is the original founder of the Traveling Eagles and has dedicated almost 20-years in coaching and developing players and young men in Niceville, and the overall community. Please see the following link for the article:
Former Eagle Elliott Cary selected by Nationals in MLB Darft
Congratulations to former Eagle Elliott Cary who was selected in the 2014 MLB Amateur Player Draft by the Washington Nationals. In addition, Elliott was selected as the Oregon H.S. 6A Player of the Year. Elliott continues the string of nine consecutive years in which at least one former Eagle has been selected in the annual MLB draft. Best wishes to Elliott and his family as he decides on his future between the MLB and attending Oregon State University.
See the following links for more information about the Draft and Player of the Year for the State of Oregon H.S. 6A:
Congratulations to former Niceville Eagle Jimmy Nelson who won his first Major League Baseball game today pitching 5 and 2/3 innings of shutout ball against the Marlins. Please see the link below for the full article:
Former Eagles Hear Their Names Called in 2013 MLB Draft
Former Traveling Eagles Danny Collins, Chase Darhower and Brian Baker were taken in the 2013 MLB draft yesterday. Congratulations to the players and their families.
Danny was an All-American selection at Troy this past year and was selected by the Pittsburgh Pirates. Chase recently attended Central Florida University and Northwest Florida State College and was selected by the Kansas City Royals. Brian Baker graduated from Choctaw HS this year and was selected by the Pittsburgh Pirates as well.
We wish the boys the best as they follow their dreams. It is special that each of these boys have this Dream, created the Desire within themselves, Decided to pursue this opportunity and then went to work to Do it.