CAVALRY LEADS THE WAY
The Cavalry is a travel baseball organization based out of Loudoun County, Virginia that competes in the NVTBL. Established in January 2016, the Cavalry consists of players primarily from Loudoun South Little League as well as other surrounding Loudoun County Little League teams.
The travel baseball year starts in fall and ends in spring, with tryouts for the next fall happening right after the spring season, typically near the start of June. Exact dates, times and location for tryouts will be posted for each team on this website and the Cavalry Facebook page typically around the end of May. If a player makes a Cavalry team they are committing to play with the team for a full year.
The fall season runs from September to November and usually consists of 2 practices during the week and a double header on Sundays. The spring season runs from April to June and usually consists of 1 practice during the week and a double header on Sundays. The number of tournaments (whether in town or out of town) depends on the specific Cavalry team. Most teams typically play about 3 tournaments each season. Usually it's a tournament to start the season, one to end the season and another somewhere in between.
We highly encourage our players to play Little League during the spring season, hence only 1 practice per week in the spring. The extra time on the field can help their baseball development and allows them to be eligible for Little League All-Stars, which is a great experience if they're selected. We also encourage our players to play other sports, if they're able to, because we feel playing other sports helps with the overall development of player's muscles and motor skills. Many of our players will play another sport in fall, while playing for their Cavalry team.
Starting at the end of January each Cavalry team begins an 8-10 week indoor training program. This is typically once per week in a facility near Dulles Corridor. The program works on every aspect of the game, as well as conditioning and is made to get the players ready for the spring season.
Typical dues per player range from $500-900 per year, depending on the Cavalry team and how many tournaments they decide to play. The more tournaments the higher the dues. The dues pay for a practice jersey, 2 game jerseys (home/away), 1 hat, tournament costs, umpires and field allocation for weekly double headers, team equipment, winter indoor training and insurance. (Note: the 7U development team dues are less because of their overall costs)
To know which team to try out for, it's whatever your player's age is on April 30, that is your travel age for that year. For example, if your player is 11 years old on April 30th, then they would be trying out for the 11U team in the fall. For more information about the age policy check out the NVTBL website.
If you have questions please contact us.