FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
Where do Sandpipers Play:
Sandpiper practices will take place throughout the St. Croix Valley; including Hudson, Houlton, Somerset, Baldwin etc. Games will Take Place in Wisconsin, Metro area, tournaments throughout the country.
When Do Sandpipers Play:
Sandpipers play Double Headers, with Majority of games being on Sundays with the possibilities of a few Saturday Double Headers.
We have traveled to tournaments in Mauston, WI , Kansas City, MO, Kentucky and more throughout the fall season. Click on Link for scheduled dates of games/tournaments.
What is the cost if picked to play on a Sandpiper team:
The Cost if selected for a Sandpiper Team typically runs from $1050-$1400.* TBD
Travel to and from all games/practices/Hotels etc. are the responsibility of the players/parents.
How often will Sandpipers practice:
Most Sandpiper players/teams will practice 2-3 times a week in the evenings with the occasional Saturday Practice which will give the players ample practices with their team mates and coaches during the Fall sessions.
The Spring teams will practice. * n/a
Who will be coaching Sandpiper Teams:
All Sandpiper teams will consist of a minimum of one Head Coach plus some of The Cage Instructors to insure that each player receives the time needed to get that personal one on one workout/coaching/teaching etc. It is normal to see anywhere from 2-4+ Sandpiper Coaching/Instructors at any one practice. Many of the coaching staff are current College Coaches, have played professionally, coached High school teams and beyond.
Will travel cost be included in the Fee:
No, all travel, hotel, and food cost are the responsibility of each player.
Who can play on a Sandpiper Team:
Sandpiper teams have consisted of players from all over Minnesota and Wisconsin. Anyone from Anywhere can play for a Sandpiper team if selected. We typically offer teams from 11U-18U, every year is different due to coach availability. Age classification being your age as of May 1, 2020.
How many players will be selected for each team:
Sandpiper Teams typically consist of 12 players with some teams having 13-14 if there are Pitcher Only Players selected for a team.
Can my child be a part of the Sandpiper Team if they can NOT make all the Practices and/or Games:
Out of respect for the game and all players and coaches, players should show up to practices and all tournament games and league games. Life does happen to all of us and this is understood by the Sandpiper Baseball Staff and realize that there will be times that players will not be able to do so. We also realize that players have other sports happening and that many will be starting with their local town teams, committed to other sports, etc. Sandpiper teams often have boys that play on their school football teams, Hockey teams etc and the Sandpiper Staff respects and encourages these commitments.
What does it mean that all Sandpiper Players will receive a CAGE MEMBERSHIP:
All players that are selected for a Sandpiper Baseball Team will obtain MEMBERSHIP status at THE CAGE (indoor baseball/softball training facility) in Somerset, WI. This means that the player will gain unlimited access to the batting cages and membership access to the Bullpens, soft toss and open turf area and much more while on a team,
visit thecagewi.com to view more info.