OFF-TOPIC: Dallas Pelicans 11U (Majors/AAA) Fall 2015 Tryouts

As with the post last week, this momentary tangent might interest you only if you have a son who will be an 11U ballplayer this fall and next spring, or know of one.  

As far as the Rangers are concerned, you can count on another busy day on the rumor mill and maybe more, and there’s also very good news on the minor league affiliation front.  I’ll get to that later today or tomorrow — and will certainly blast the list if there’s breaking news at any point in the meantime.

For now, however, for those of you who know of a very good ballplayer in the North Texas area heading into the 11U age bracket, the following may be of interest.  Thanks.

** Dallas Pelicans 11U (Majors/AAA) Fall 2015 Tryouts **

The Dallas Pelicans 11U (Majors/AAA) Select tournament team will conduct tryouts to complete our roster for the Fall 2015 and Spring 2016 seasons.  If your son (DOB 5/1/04 or later) is a frontline ballplayer interested in an opportunity to join our team, please plan to attend — tryouts will be at 6:45 p.m. on both Sunday, August 2 and Tuesday, August 4, at Richardson High School, 1250 W. Belt Line Road, Richardson, TX 75080.  It is not necessary to attend both sessions, though it’s optional to do so. 

If you have questions or want more details, please contact Jamey Newberg at or or 214-392-3968.  

In our two years of existence, the Pelicans have played strictly tournament ball at the AAA and Majors levels, winning 70 games and losing only 25.  In 2014, we finished the season taking second place in the 76-team AAYBA World Series, which featured teams from Texas and neighboring states.  In 2015, we took third place in the same World Series, this time featuring 62 teams.

We have had tremendous success in our two years of play and are looking to build on that.  We have our own dedicated facilities at Richardson High School and one of the finest head coaches in North Texas, Mike Tovar, the varsity head coach at RHS.  Coach Tovar has 30 years of coaching experience, and his mission as far as select baseball is concerned is to develop our players, starting at this age, into impact high school players, if not more, capable of playing multiple positions.  Our pitching coach, Chris Callicutt, pitched four years of college ball and has been a tremendous addition to the Pelicans this past year.  

The Pelicans pride ourselves on putting our uniform on good kids from good families, athletes with strong baseball IQ and character and a willingness to work and grow as baseball players and teammates.  (Allowances are made for multi-sport athletes who are playing other sports in the fall.)  Emphasis is on learning to compete and to play the game right and with respect.  Your son will be challenged to reach the next level, constantly.  

Once again, for more information regarding our program or philosophy, or questions regarding tryouts, please contact Jamey Newberg at or or 214-392-3968.  If you will let us know in advance that you’re planning to come on Sunday and/or Tuesday, it will shorten the process for you once you arrive — if you don’t reach out to us in advance, please consider arriving at 6:30 so we can get some information from you.  



Jamey Newberg

Dallas Pelicans-Tovar 11U


Jamey Newberg

Dallas attorney Jamey Newberg has been commenting on Rangers from the big club down through the entire farm system since 1998.

Scott Lucas

Scott Lucas was born in Arlington, Texas, to Richard and Becky Lucas. He lived mostly in Arlington before moving to Austin, where he graduated from The University of Texas. Scott works for Austin Valuation Consultants, Ltd., and has published several boring articles about real estate appraisal and environmental contamination. He makes a swell margarita and refuses to run longer than ten kilometres.

Eleanor Czajka

Eleanor grew up watching the AAA Mudhens in Toledo, Ohio. A loyal Ranger fan since 1979, she works "behind the scenes" at the Newberg Report.

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