We are proud to announce our SM River Rats 2023 Travel Baseball Program! This will be our 10th season and we expect to grow again! Our organization has built a program built on fundamentals, team work, academics and hard work!
Fundamentals: We offer indoor winter training practices January thru March for all teams. These practices are all aligned on our key philosophies and drills/techniques. We will focus on team skill work, pitching & catching and hitting. All teams will have a minimum of 3 hours of training for 10 weeks.
Team Work: We firmly believe that we need to put each player in a position where they can be successful and contribute to the team success! We are a TEAM first organization and each player needs to understand how they contribute to it's success.
Hard Work: We EXPECT players to work hard to improve their skills. This includes baseball specific training, getting faster and getting stronger. We want to emphasize that hard work is what helps you achieve your goals and you need to work extremely hard to reach them.
Academics: Our organization understands that at some point, sports come to an end. Academics should be the players first priority and something they work extremely hard to do the best that they can. We recognize outstanding academic success and talk about the importance of this during our season.
*All teams 9U-14U are full with the exception of a 12U team and a 14U team. If you are interested in a private workout these teams, please register for tryouts and we will contact you within 2 business days to set up a private workout.
*Please note that we do have some rosters spots available for our 15U-18U teams including our Showcase level teams. Again, please sign up for tryouts if you are interested and we will contact you within 2 business days to set up a private workout.
We strongly feel that we offer the most skill development, games, tournaments and instruction for our baseball players. Here is a summary of what you get per age division;
9U-12U Age Teams
13U-14U Age Teams
15U-19U Age Teams
7U-12U Developmental: Player needs to be 7 or younger on or before May 1st, 2023.
9U: Player needs to be 9 or younger on May 1st, 2023.
10U: Player needs to be 10 or younger on May 1st, 2023.
11U: Player needs to be 11 or younger on May 1st, 2023.
12U: Player needs to be 12 or younger on May 1st, 2023.
13U: Player needs to be 13 or younger on May 1st, 2023.
14U: Player needs to be 14 or younger on May 1st, 2023.
15U: Player needs to be 15 or younger on May 1st, 2023.
16U: Player needs to be 16 or younger on May 1st, 2023.
17U: Player needs to be 17 or younger on May 1st, 2023.
18U/19U: Player needs to be 19 or younger on May 1st, 2023.
15U-19U Showcase: $2,500
15U-17U Scout Teams: $1,950
* Please note that in 2023, uniforms will be a separate cost for players. We will have an online store with uniforms that each family will order.
We will offer several payment plans to choose from for the 2023 season. We also offer a 1-2 "Fundraising for Fees" event which is outlined after these payment plans. The payment plans can be viewed once you are offered and accept a roster spot for the 2023 season.
As we have done in the past, we are open to and have organized National Tournaments for both our SM River Rats Baseball Players and Players outside of our organization via Hitters Count Select. We will continue to offer these throughout the winter and spring months! More to come!
If any questions on our 2022 Travel Baseball Program, please contact Jason Lariviere at;
All SM River Rats Baseball and Softball Players will have free cage time (30 minutes) at Hitters Count Training Facility in Saco from the moment they accept a roster spot until the season ends!
Here are just some of the common questions we get asked about our program;
For the 2023 Travel Season, we will have 2 fundraising events. One will be "optional" and the other will be "mandatory".
We have completed a "Fundraising for Fees" event each season which has helped parents off-set some of the tuition costs for the season. Some parents have raised $500-$700 towards their fees! This is how it works;
This past year, we created a fundraiser to help off-set some of our costs. We also picked a local charity to benefit from this event and to teach our organization responsibility and how to give back to the community. This past year, we raised over $30,000 for this event and donated $5,000 to The Ronald McDonald House Charities of Maine and $2,500 each to 2 other non-profit organizations! This was such a rewarding experience for everyone who took part and we plan to do something similar in 2023. This event will be announced in the Fall of 2022.