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2017 Travel Team Tryout Information

8U/9U Tryouts

Tryouts for both 8U and 9U eligible players will be held on Sunday September 25th from 12pm to 2pm at 48th & Woodland.  At this time there is some uncertainty as to whether PAYSA will field both an 8U and a 9U team in 2017 or just a 9U team.

Please email either/both of the following coaches if you are interested in participating in the combined 8U/9U tryout:

Michael Mullins:
Steve Pogarsky:

10U Tryouts

Tryouts for 10U eligible players will be held on Sunday September 25th from 2:30pm to 4:30pm at 48th & Woodland.  The 10U Travel Team is looking to add a few players to a returning core group.  

Please email Steve Walicki ( if you are interested in participating in the 10U tryout session.

11U Tryouts

Tryouts for 11U eligible players will be held on the following dates & times at 48th & Woodland:

  • Friday September 16th ( 6:30-8pm)
  • Friday September 23rd  (6:30-8pm)

Please email Steve Moosbrugger ( if you are interested in participating in the 11U tryout sessions.

Additional Travel Team Tryouts

Follow-on tryout sessions may be conducted for the 8U/9U and 10U teams some time in October.  More information will be made available in late September or early October.

Please note that PAYSA Travel Baseball MUST be your BASEBALL PRIORITY in the Spring to be considered for our travel teams.

2017 Travel Team Cutoff Dates

12U 5/1/2004 Cannot turn 13 before 5/1/2017
11U 5/1/2005 Cannot turn 12 before 5/1/2017
10U 5/1/2006 Cannot turn 11 before 5/1/2017
9U 5/1/2007 Cannot turn 10 before 5/1/2017
8U 5/1/2008 Cannot turn 9 before 5/1/2017

Mike Matheny Manifesto

While the philosophy of the Mike Matheny Manifesto pertains primarily to the travel teams at PAYSA, the message is applicable across all youth sports. 

We ask that you take the time to read through the Matheny Manifesto and help make it a fundamental part of the Philadelphia Athletics Youth Sports Association.

We Need Your Help

PAYSA is an all-volunteer non-profit organization so we are looking for people willing to share their time & talents in any manner from coaching, umpiring, field maintenance, fundraising & general support efforts.  All volunteers will be required to pass a background check and possibly be fingerprinted in accordance with new Pennsylvania State Law.  Please review the volunteer requirements on our Volunteer Info page under the Information tab.