Each summer a Burlingame 12 year old team called the Panthers represents BYBA on a trip to Cooperstown, New York to participate in the Cooperstown Dreams Park Tournament. Starting in early June, 104 teams from all over the country arrive each week in Cooperstown for a piece of baseball heaven. a grandfather agreement gives our organization the right to send a 12U team every year. The Burlingame Panthers have been attending this tournament since 1999.
Each year a Cooperstown team coach is selected by the BYBA Board. This coach in turn selects a team of 12 year olds on an invitation basis (there is no viewing day; this is a similar process to Winter Select teams in AYSO). The team is formed in the fall prior to the summer trip to Cooperstown in order to provide almost a year for development, bonding, travel planning and fundraising.
For more information on Cooperstown Dreams Park, please visit their website at http://www.cooperstowndreamspark.com/