Each age group, 8U through 14U, will have a first team called the Nationals Red. This team will compete at the highest possible level commensurate with the talent and experience of the players on that team. When appropriate, based on the number and quality of eligible players at tryouts, WYB will field a second team, which will be called the Nationals Blue.
Schedules vary by team; however, most Worthington teams play a 25 – 35 game schedule including tournaments. As the name implies, the schedule includes travel in and around the greater Columbus area, often during weekday late afternoon and evenings. Weekends may include tournaments and double-headers.
Game schedules largely are influenced by our parent organizations, Nations Baseball and COYBL. Most of these organizations require that games be played between April 1 – July 31. Typically, Worthington teams begin game play after the first week of April and end game play in early July. Practices can be scheduled year-round.
The Worthington Travel Baseball Program is very fortunate to have continuous access to a dedicated indoor facility called the "Bat House." The Bat House features 2 cages and gives Nationals teams a chance to do some work indoors. It is located in a unit in the Buckeye Heating & Cooling building on Worthington Galena Rd. The program is very thankful and fortunate to have this practice facility.
Travel fees vary by team. Fees are determined by the number of games, tournaments, and outside events that each coach schedules. Typically, most team fees range from $350 - $500. This includes a non-refundable $150 deposit.
It is important to note that uniforms are not included with this fee. Typically, uniforms are an additional $150 - $200 depending on choice.
Additionally, personal player equipment such as bats, glove, and cleats are not provided. Some teams may provide bat bags and helmets as part of their initial fee; however, this is not mandated by the program.