The Garner Generals represent the competitive division of baseball for Garner Sports League. This offering is available for any highly motivated and competitive players in Garner, North Carolina and surrounding areas. Teams are fielded based on age group interest and team rosters are determined by tryouts. Participation on a Garner Generals team requires a high level of commitment from both the participant and their parents. Garner Generals teams participate in tournaments sanctioned by NC GameOn, USSSA, Top Gun, and others throughout North Carolina.
Teams are self-funded and may recruit sponsorship to offset costs such as tournament fees, equipment, the use of training facilities and/or clinics and special events.
There is no cost to tryout for a Garner Generals travel team. There is a DISCOUNT for players that make a Garner Generals team and wish to play in the Garner Sports League recreational program. Please inquire for more details and a coupon code.
Below is a GENERAL breakdown of costs and what to expect financially…
Travel costs ON AVERAGE, 550 per player – for the first season (usually less for returning players). Whoa, right?!
Keep in ming, this is not typically an actual out of pocket cost, but this is a good “operating cost” estimate as to accurately represent what it “costs” to play travel and why we need sponsors to help offset costs.
Once a team is selected, players and parents are asked to actively help find sponsors to offset that cost on a per team basis. You will be provided with a sponsorship packet to help with that process. For example, some teams may secure a uniform sponsor(s) to offset uniform costs. Or maybe a batting cage sponsor. And so on. Some teams offer additional fundraising options, such as raffles, for those wishing to offset the cost even more. Here is a breakdown of what that $550 cost typically covers.
- Uniform Package
- 2 jerseys
- 1 hat
- 2 pants
- 1 pair batting gloves
- 1 batting helmet
- 1 bat bag
- Tournament Fees
- League Insurance
- League Administration Fee (supplies, mailings, tax preparation, etc)
- Affiliation Fee to Garner Sports for field usage
- Sanctioning Fee paid to various tournament providers, like NC GameOn or TopGun
- Batting Cage Time
- Hitting Clinics
- Pitching Clinics
At the point that your son is offered a spot on the team, you will be responsible for forwarding a deposit, that amount varies per team. This will secure your son’s place on the team and allow us to move forward with ordering uniforms.
For EXACT travel ball related costs, please contact the team in which you are interested for more information.
If you’ve already made a team, congratulations! You will be invoiced for any outstanding balances due.