Central Florida Suns to hold open tryouts for 12U & 10U teams on July 12th
The Central Florida Suns will be holding open tryouts for their newly established 12U team and for their 10U (rising 9u) team (new players only) on July 12th from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm. Tryouts will take place at Eastmonte Park in Altamonte Springs. Players trying out for 12U must not turn 13 before May 1, 2015 and players for 10U must not turn 11 before May 1, 2015.
The new 12U team will begin playing in the 2014 fall season and the 10U team will be the current 9U team moving up an age group.
We are looking to fill an entire roster for the 12U team and to fill a couple roster spots on the 10U team.
The Suns are one of the top programs currently in the 9U division. They are the only local area team to have qualified for both the USSSA Wilson/Demarini Elite World Series (formerly known as the Elite 32) and the AAU Grand Nationals. Both of these tournaments are two of the most prestigious national championship tournaments in youth travel baseball.
The Suns were first formed in 1995 by current GM Mike Bono, who along with his son Mickey, coached the team. The original Suns team consisted of current members of the Suns coaching staff, Ryan and Kyle Bono (Mike's twin sons and Mickey's younger brothers). They would both go on to play D1 college baseball at UCF and sign professional baseball contracts. In 2000, their 17U team finished 3rd in the AAU National Championship in Phoenix. 13 of the 15 members on the team went on to play college or professional baseball.
In the fall on 2013, Mike and Mickey brought back the Suns name to coach Mike's grandson and Mickey's nephew, Brayden Kintner for the current 9U team. With Mickey now in the role as manager and Mike as the GM, the Suns have quickly become once again one of the most respected teams in the area. The Suns have a great coaching staff consisting of Kyle Bono, Ryan Bono, Ryan Kwiatkowski, Brian Spence and Brian English for the 9U (soon to be 10U) team and will be bringing on well qualified coaches for the new 12U team.
With the addition of a 12U team, the Suns look to have two very talented teams that can compete on a national level and qualify for the top national tournaments.