Travel Teams

ABA Travel Team Pitcher

The ABA also offers players the opportunity to join a travel team and develop an even broader set of techniques while engaging in meaningful competition. Teams are managed by professional ABA instructors who are committed to training and creating well-rounded athletes.

Teams practice twice a week out of Eastmonte Park and compete in monthly tournaments in the Central Florida area. The ABA travel team program is structured for 9U to 15U divisions and focuses on teaching players the skills needed for success at the high school level.

In addition, the program emphasizes the importance of fundamentals and how to play the game with a positive mindset and tremendous effort on a daily basis. Players offered roster spots must commit to a full season and pay the appropriate team fees, which vary by division.

Travel Ball Tournament Schedule

11U Teams

DateLocationTournament Name
March 7-8GOB Apopka, FLMarch Mayhem
March 21-22Perfect Game Sanford, FLPGBA Prime Invitational
March 28-29USSSA New Smyrna/Ormond, FLMarch Mayhem NIT
April 4-5GOB New SmyrnaPraise the King
April 18-19USSSA New Smyrna/Daytona, FLEast Coast Super Regional
May 2-3Perfect Game Sanford, FLPBGA Florida State Championship
May 16-17GOB Apopka, FL                  Beast Mode
May 22-25Perfect Game St. Augustine, FLPG Battle at the Beach

12U Teams

DateLocationTournament Name
March 7-8GOB Apopka, FLMarch Mayhem
March 28-29GOB Leesburg, FLCFL Region Championships
April 4-5GOB New SmyrnaPraise the King
April 18-19USSSA New Smyrna/Daytona, FL East Coast Super Regional
May 2-3Perfect Game Sanford, FLPBGA Florida State Championship
May 16-17GOB Apopka FLBeast Mode
May 22-25Perfect Game St. Augustine, FLPG Battle at the Beach

13 & 14U Teams

Date
Location
Tournament Name
March 6-8Perfect Game Jacksonville, FLNorth Florida Kickoff Classic
March 28-29USSSA Valdosta, GAGeorgia/Florida Showdown NIT
April 4-5Perfect Game Sanford, FLSuper 25 Central Florida Qualifier
April 18-19USSSA New Smyrna/Daytona, FLEast Coast Super Regional
May 2-3Perfect Game Sanford, FLPBGA Florida State Championship
May 16-17Perfect Game Auburndale, FLPBGA Sunshine State Invitational
May 22-25Perfect Game St. Augustine, FLPG Battle at the Beach

Team Instructors:

  • Joe Abramowitz - Played at Flagler College, coached at Olympia High School as the JV Head Coach and Varsity Assistant.
  • Barry Gunther - Played at University of Mississippi, drafted by the Giants where he played four seasons in their minor league system.
  • Ken Kelly - Has an extensive baseball resume spanning five decades. Played college baseball at Dartmouth. Set multiple offensive records during his college baseball coaching career at Georgetown and College of Lake County.
  • Darryl Knight - Played at Embry Riddle University and Seminole State College, drafted by the Mets where he played three seasons in their minor league system.
  • Chris Roberts - All American at Florida State University, 1992 Olympic team member, pitched eight season in the Mets organization and was the pitching coach at Stetson University for six seasons.

Learn more about ABA instructors.

Players must bring their own position-specific equipment and wear molded rubber or turf cleats. Metal and spiked cleats are not permitted. All players are required to sign a waiver prior to trying out.