ASBR Travel BaseballUpdated Thursday March 2, 2017 by Beth Jones.
Senators Baseball Club
The Arlington Senators Baseball Club is the travel arm of ASBR. Its goal is to help prepare players for high school baseball and beyond by offering players a local opportunity to experience a higher level of baseball.
It is a great source of pride for both ASBR and the Senators program that many players, who began in Arlington Little League and Arlington Cal Ripken Babe Ruth, have journeyed on to to have successful high school careers and beyond. These youth teams are well represented by players in collegiate ball, including George Washington University, VMI, Kenyon College, Randolph-Macon, Linfield and Christopher Newport University. In recent years, almost every Arlington player who has gone on to play college baseball has been a part of the ASBR/Arlington Senators program.
Dan Pototsky runs the Senators program and will help coach the 2017-18 Fall and Spring Senators 13U team. Coach Pototsky was a former All-Met player at W-L and went on to be an all-SEC player at the University of Kentucky. He was the head varsity baseball coach at W-L from 1988 to 1995 where he led the Generals to several district championships. Coach Pototsky is a retired physical education teacher at Ashlawn Elementary. He also coaches the 13-year-old ASBR summer All-Star team.
Fall Program: Teams will practice two times a week and play doubleheaders on Sundays. There will be 4 games scheduled during each week over the course of the fall for a total of 22 scheduled games. Players are welcome to play but not required to play Senior Babe Ruth during the fall season. The fall game season will begin in early September and continue through early November. Some evening practices may be scheduled at indoor facilities, which may serve as substitutes for regular outdoor practices in the event of inclement weather or lack of available practice space. These practices will be designed primarily for hitting, pitching, and catching. Tryouts for the fall 2017 Senators team will be held in March.
Winter Program: This program is optional however we encourage all players to continue off-season training in the winter at an indoor facility. Coaches will meet with players once a week for one hour for 14 weeks at the VBC Merrifield Facility.
Spring Program: Teams will practice one-to-two times each week and play doubleheaders on Sundays for 16-18 scheduled games. The Spring season will run from mid-March through the weekend before Memorial Day. Players will be expected to play ASBR in addition to the Senators in the Spring to be eligible for the ASBR Summer All-Star teams, which generally begin play on Memorial Day weekend.
Summer: The Senators program is not active in the summer to allow for Babe Ruth All-Star teams to compete in tournament play. However, Coach Pototsky offers many optional workouts in August to prepare for the fall season.