The 12U Saline Hornet team, recent champions of the USSSA AA State Tournament, has been selected to play in the Cooperstown Dreams Park and American Youth Baseball Hall of Fame Invitational Tournament during the week of July 16 - 22 in Cooperstown, NY. In addition to competing against teams from around the country, members of the 12U Saline team will be enshrined in the prestigious American Youth Baseball Hall of Fame. The team is coached by Andy Gottfried.
Each year, the participants of the Cooperstown Dreams Park National Invitational Tournament are inducted into the American Youth Baseball Hall of Fame. Much like the National Baseball Hall of Fame for major league baseball players, each participant, upon induction, receives the coveted American Youth Baseball Hall of Fame Ring and officially becomes one of the Cooperstown Dreams Park Little Majors. The studio photo of each player with his teammates is affixed to the Commemorative Induction Plaque for future enshrinement on the walls of the American Youth Baseball Hall of Fame.
“The Cooperstown experience for these young men will provide memories for a lifetime. I am privileged to represent them as a Saline youth baseball coach. Over the years we have encouraged the players to uphold the Saline Pride we have known to be true to this community... with dignity, athleticism, graciousness and modesty. We plan to have fun, play competitive baseball and grow stronger as a team while representing Saline,” said Gottfried.
Saline Area Youth Baseball and Softball is a non-profit organization located in Saline, MI. SAYBS provides developmental leagues to reinforce the ideals of good sportsmanship, honesty, loyalty, courage and respect for authority while teaching the fundamentals of baseball and softball.
About Cooperstown Dreams Park
Throughout the summer of 2016, Cooperstown Dreams Park hosts over ninety-six teams weekly. The "Tournament of Champions" offers over 1,200 championship teams across all 50 states the opportunity to participate in the Cooperstown Dreams Park premier youth baseball tournaments...the National American Tournament of Champions (N.A.T.C.) and the American Youth Baseball Hall of Fame "Cooperstown Classic". Teams from across the country will compete for a "Tournament of Champions" true 12 and under National Title. The Cooperstown Dreams Park mission and goal is to promote a high caliber of play and allow young players to experience the purity of baseball as it was meant to be. By stepping up to the plate, regardless of outcome, players will leave with a sense of pride, dignity and accomplishment for having participated and becoming a part of history. Cooperstown Dreams Park is a place in time where the players are their own heroes.