SBA Bucks

Elite Travel Baseball Teams

Snyder Baseball Academy Bucks Elite Travel Baseball Program consists of three teams for 2017-2018; 13U, 14U and 15/16U Showcase.  We have only one team in each age group.    League age 14U players that are freshmen in high school are eligible to tryout for the 15/16U Showcase team. 


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To provide a year round comprehensive program dedicated to the advancement of the serious player. The program offers an environment in which to develop the skills needed to play at the high school and college level. While the goal is to be competitive, SBA is committed to training and player development. Our staff of instructors is directly involved in the program. For this reason we only have one team in each age group. The emphasis of this program is to educate the whole person, not only in individual skill sets, but athletic values, importance of academics, nutrition, and team / leadership skills. Clearly provided rules for the codes of conduct for players and parents will be strictly enforced.


The program is based on an annual August – July calendar.  (15/16U Showcase will have limited activity after the conclusion of winter program to avoid conflicts with HS programs. Practices will begin in May and games will start in June. An accelerated schedule of games and tournaments will run through July.)

  • Fall season:
    • Practices begin mid-August
    • Approx. 20–25 games
    • Labor Day weekend – Oct. 31
    • Two practices per week – one indoor and one outdoor
    • Double header on Sundays
    • 2-3 tournaments
  • November: Speed and agility camp – three times per week
  • Dec – Feb: Ten week winter training program – once per week
  • Spring / Summer season:
    • Practices begin late Feb.
    • Approx. 40-45 games
    • Mid March – end of July
    • Two practices per week – one indoor and one outdoor
    • One practice may be replaced by mid-week game later in season
    • Double header on Sundays
    • 3-4 Tournaments


All participants must register prior to trying out. You can register online (buttons below) or in person at SBA.  Cost:  $35

13U and 14U tryouts will be held at Kettle Run HS:

Tuesday, June 27 from 5:30-7:30pm
Tuesday, July 11 from 5:30-7:30pm

15/16U Showcase MAKE-UP Tryouts will be held at BATTLEFIELD SPORTSPLEX on TUESDAY, JULY 25 at 6:30pm

Age Eligibility:

13U – Anyone league age 13 for 2018 (may not be 14 prior to May 1, 2018)

14U – Anyone league age 14 for 2018 (may not be 15 prior to May 1, 2018)
*14 year old high school freshmen are eligible to tryout for the 15/16U Showcase team

15/16U Showcase – Anyone league age 16 for 2018 (may not be 17 prior to May 1, 2017)

Head Coaches:

13U – David Gardziel
14U – Michael McMenamin
15U – Micah Higgins


Brian Snyder – General Manager, SBA
David Carroll
 – Director of Instruction, SBA
Brandon Snyder – Washington Nationals
Mike Snyder – Southern Maryland Blue Crabs
Matt Snyder – New York Yankees Organization
Sean McCauley – Coach, Washington Nationals
David Gardziel – SBA Lead Instructor, Head Coach SBA Bucks
Micah Higgins – Head Coach, Highland Baseball
Michael McMenamin – Former Assistant Coach Virginia Tech, SBA Lead Instructor, Head Coach SBA Bucks
Matt Robles – SBA Instructor

Advisory Board:

Lee Banks – General Manager & Head Coach Tidewater Orioles Scout Team
David Carroll
Mark Harris
Brian Snyder
Brandon Snyder


Fall Season

A SBA staff instructor will be assigned once per week to assist in the development of certain areas during practice sessions.

Off Season

Nov – Speed and Agility Camp, 3 times per week (total of 8 sessions); Dec-Feb – Winter Training Program, 10 weeks (1 time per week).  Players with scheduling conflicts may attend other winter programs, space permitting, in place of the winter program.


All players will be strongly urged to maintain a 3.0 GPA or better. Any player failing to do so will be allowed accommodations during practice and/or game times to help concentrate on academics.

Community Service:

All Bucks teams will participate in community service activities during the course of the year.

Playing Time:

While the Bucks program will not guarantee any specific amount of playing time, the goal is to prepare each and every player for middle school, high school and college baseball. Every effort will be made to ensure fair and equitable participation. Limitations on the number of positions that a player can feasibly play and level of commitment to the program may affect the amount of playing time.

Facility Usage and discounts:

All Bucks players in good standing, including academics, will be given exclusive discounted rental rates at the Battlefield Sportsplex, space permitting . All SBA Bucks players will receive a 10% discount on all instruction including camps and private lessons .

Cost of the Program:

The total cost for the SBA Bucks year round program, which includes all team fees for league registration, umpires, tournament fees, paid coaches, field usage, assigned instructors, off season speed and agility and winter programs, is $3100. Uniforms will be purchased separately by each player.  Fees will be prorated for those joining in mid year.

Payment Plan:

A payment plan is available to all Bucks families choosing to pay by credit card through automatic billing.

For More Information

For more information and to make reservations please call 703-915-7106
or send email to: