As a parent, what can I expect from Travel Ball Vs Club Level Ball?
The Marin Tremors Travel Ball programs are competitive programs that include between 4 and 8 weekend long tournaments around the Bay Area. Marin Tremors Black start practicing in January, while Marin Tremors Gold starts practicing in May.
Depending on the distance from Marin, we may choose to stay at hotels close to the tournaments, which provides a really fun experience for both parents and players. Travel Ball is a commitment by players, parents, and coaches, and if your player loves softball, they are going to love the Travel Ball experience. Every player gets almost half a rec season of play in each weekend. Their experience and skills escalate at a exponential rate.
Club Level Ball is one game per weekend, with travel ball rules. It's a great way for a player who loves softball, is looking to take their skills to the next level, but perhaps is not sure that they (or their parents) are ready for the full Travel Ball experience.
Who are the coaches?
Travel Ball Teams are coached by independent, professional coaches. To learn more about our coaches, visit our coaching staff section. If you'd like to apply for a coaching role, please contact Marin Girls Softball.
Club Ball teams are coached by experienced local coaches, who volunteer their time to help develop softball in Marin.
Can a player play in an age group above their current age?
Not generally, although requests will be heard by the Tremors Committee.
How much does each program cost?
The cost for each program varies. In 2019, Club Ball program was $300 and Travel Ball program was $800 per season plus uniform kit. Costs differ based on the number of players, tournaments, and whether the team has a professional or volunteer coach.
As is Marin Girls Softball policy, financial aid is available by application.
What is included in the registration fees?
Registration fees include tournament entry, field usage (for practices), Umpires (club-level), and specialist coaching clinics (batting, fielding, pitching, catching).
Marin Tremors Club Fees include team jerseys. The team kit for Travel Ball is purchases separately from the season registration fees.
Where will the teams practice?
Teams will practice at softball fields around Marin. Each team will publish a practice schedule after team formation.