Tryouts 2019

Tryouts will be held at Sandburg Middle Schools fields. 

Option 1: Saturday January 19, 2019

6 & 7 year olds - 11am-1pm

8 & 9 year olds - 11am-1pm

11 year olds - 1-2pm

10 & 11 year olds - 2pm

12 year olds - 2-4pm

Option 2: Saturday January 26, 2019 

12 year olds - 9-10am

11 year olds - 10-11am

10 year olds - 11am-12pm

8 & 9 year olds - 12-2pm

6 & 7 year olds - 12-2pm

What to expect.

When you make your way to Sandburg to the fields, make sure your child has the following to ensure a successful tryout:

  • Wear a cap, cleats and protective cup. (be baseball ready)

  • Bring their glove, bat and helmet. (we will have bats and helmets available just in case)

  • Bring water​

 

Once you arrive at the field, make your way to the Check-In table. Your child will be checked in and then directed to the appropriate field or staging area.

According to weather forecast, there is a chance of rain during the tryouts. Please plan on attending unless you hear otherwise from the league. We will send a communication via email and post on our social media accounts. (If you have not done so, please like/follow us on Facebook and Instagram)

Some of you might be asking, how does this age framework match up to the division my child will play? At times it is confusing because the way a player is assigned to a division is not their true age but their “baseball age”. Here is a mapping how your child will be placed in the appropriate division.

  • 12 Year Olds = Majors

  • 11 Year Olds = Majors or Triple AAA

  • 10 Year Olds = Triple AAA

  • 8 & 9 Year Olds = Double AA

  • 6 & 7 Year Olds = Single A

  • 5 Year Olds = Tee Ball​

 

In an ideal situation, the above will always be true. In an effort to focus on Player Development, some players will move up or down a division. The following captures those possible exceptions.

  1. .If a parent wants their child to play in a higher division than their age.

    1. The player will have to try out in the desired age group/division and must also tryout in their own age group.

    2. The player will have to be selected within the first 4 rounds to be placed on a higher division team.

  2. If a parent wants their child to play in a lower division than their age.

    1. They will need to contact the Player Agent.

    2. The Board will need to approve the request.

    3. The player may be restricted in what positions they can play. (Pitcher)

  3. If during the draft, a player is not selected in the division they belong to and end up in a lower division.

    1. The player will not be restricted in what positions they can play.

  4. If after the draft and before the season starts, a manager determines that a player will benefit from either moving up or down a division.

    1. The Manager will contact the Player Agent.

    2. The Player Agent will evaluate the request. If the request is approved:

    3. The Manager and the Player Agent will reach out to the parent to make the best decision for the player.

    4. The player will not be restricted in what positions they can play.

 

Anything else that is not covered by what is outlined above will be handled on a case by case basis by the Player agent and the Board.

We know that this is a lot of information to digest; our goal is to keep you inform and provide as much clarity as possible.

If you have any questions, please reach out to the league president Victor Martin or the player agent Danny Garavito.

See you on Saturday.

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