Junior Select Program

West Raleigh offers a travel select baseball program for 13-14 year olds (spring) and 12-13 year olds (fall) in place of its Junior League, called Junior Select (JS), where they will play as West Raleigh Teams and play in local travel tournaments.

HEAD COACHES of existing travel teams INTERESTED in bringing their travel team to WR or putting one together should fill out a Coaches Application like they would any other WR team; preference will be given to coaches with WR experience.

  • As a travel program, the Junior Select program is not bound by the Cal Ripken Boundaries.
  • Coaches must agree to register their teams as West Raleigh. (Example "Carolina Thunderbirds" would become "West Raleigh Titans."
  • Coaches must adhere to the West Raleigh Coaches Code of Conduct.
  • Parents must adhere to the West Raleigh Parent Code of Conduct.
  • Teams should make every attempt to participate in the Urban Ministries Food Drive and Miracle League events.
  • Coaches must designate a representative to participate as a team parent to assist with communication between the league and the team which may will include - Team Parent meetings, updates to the website to promote your team and their accomplishments at tournaments, team pictures when teams win or place in tournaments, miracle league, urban ministries food drive etc.
  • Teams will be organized largely by the Head Coaches, who may supplement or fill their roster after the WR tryouts.
  • JS teams will practice both offsite and at West Raleigh on either 54/80 or 60/90 dimension infields. 54/80 practices will take place mostly offsite, 60/90 fields will be 50% offsite vs. onsite at West Raleigh.
  • The number of local travel ball tournaments will be determined by the individual coaches.
  • JS has a lower registration fee, and no raffle ticket sales are required, than the other leagues. This will cover field use for practices and insurance.
  • Parents will ALSO pay into a team fund (set by the individual coach) to cover tournament and other team expenses like any other travel team.