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Aug, 2020

Rising 11U Players - Cooperstown 2022 Tryouts

Dear LCB Families,

We are very excited to announce the tryout for LCB's annual Cooperstown Dreams Park summer baseball tournament team.  This team will compete beginning in the Fall of 2020, culminating with a weeklong tournament in Cooperstown, NY in the summer of 2022.  This is a weeklong tournament of 104 baseball teams from around the country at a beautiful facility in upstate New York.  We are thrilled to be able to continue offering this highly sought after opportunity through LCB.

Due to the nature of this trip, there is a lot of financial support raising and logistical planning that has to take place well ahead of time.  There are MANY details to this trip that will be discussed with Parents while players are trying out, but here are the ones you should be aware of as you decide if your family and child would like to pursue this opportunity:

Timing / Availability 

  • Trip will take place during the summer of 2022.Exact dates will be known in October 2021
  • Participation in many practices and baseball tournaments between now through Summer 2022

Eligibility / Commitment

  • Players should currently be league age 11 (birthday between May 1, 2009 and April 30, 2010). Younger players are eligible to tryout, but preference will be given to players playing for their age appropriate team.
  • Team members will be expected to play with this LCB Select Team beginning immediately through the 2022 tournament, inclusive of competitive baseball tournaments through the Summer, Fall, and Spring seasons
  • Team members will be required to play the Spring LCB Recreational Season in 2021 and 2022
  • Team members will not be allowed to play with teams outside of LCB or the Cooperstown team until after the 2022 trip
  • Team members will be required to take part in fundraisers to raise money to offset tournament expenses

Team Selection

TEAM TRYOUT – Sunday, August 16th @ 2PM. Peterson Park 

Players will be evaluated based on the following criteria:

  • Skill-level and ability to compete;
  • Attitude, hustle, team spirit, and team leadership;
  • Overall character, integrity, and sportsmanship;
  • The needs of the team (i.e. are their adequate catchers and pitchers, and other key positions represented).


Cooperstown Dream Park Expenses:

  • Cost Per Player / Coach: $1295
  • Family Lodging for the week: $1,500-3,000
  • Travel Expenses to NY
  • Family expenses while in NY (food, entertainment, activities, etc.)

Additional Team Expenses (uniforms, tournaments, etc.) Fall 2020 through Spring 2022:  ~$2,500/player.

This truly is a special experience for the players and families.  All interested players must register (below) and attend the tryout.  If you have any questions about this opportunity, please do not hesitate to contact any of the contacts below by email or phone.

Registration Link:


Anthony Shamoun
LCB - President
[email protected]

Jason Welling
LCB – VP Majors

Gary Brickhouse
LCB – VP Minors

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Lakeland City Baseball

P.O. Box 2702 Lakeland FL 33806 
Lakeland, Florida 33806
Email: [email protected]

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