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Tryout/Evaluation Day

Overview

Please read this entire note carefully!
  • First off, keep in mind that the term "tryout" here is a bit of a misnomer. It's actually more of an evaluation to help determine the appropriate league for each child. No one is omitted from participation based on this evaluation. We use the term "tryout" regardless, so bear with us.
  • Tryouts are for BASEBALL ONLY. There is no softball tryout.
  • Not every child needs to be at tryouts. Please find the appropriate age group below for your child to determine whether or not your child needs to be there.

It is mandatory that all players attend the tryout session at their appropriate session. If that is impossible for your child, we have two options for you:
  • If you have a conflict at your assigned session, you must contact the league director and make arrangements to be at the evaluations at a different time on tryout day for an individual evaluation.
  • In case of emergency or other unforeseen conflict, a parent or guardian of the player must call the league director and give a detailed evaluation over the phone to the director.

If neither of these two options is completed, then the player will be ineligible for the draft and will instead be randomly placed on a team after the draft is completed.


If you have any questions or concerns, or if you know your child will not be able to attend, please contact the league director: [email protected]

Details

  • Date: Saturday, March 21, 2020
  • Location: East Grand Rapids High School Gym.
  • Check-in: 30 minutes prior to your assigned session. You can enter from the Wealthy Street entrance near the pool. Head up the hallway to your left to find the check-in table.
  • These times are subject to change. We will announce all changes on the website and by email.

Find Your Assigned Session by Date of Birth

  • Softball Players: You do NOT need to attend tryout day at all.
  • DOB SEP-2012 to AUG-2014: (6-7-year-olds) You will be playing at the Coach-Pitch level, which has no tryouts. You do NOT need to attend tryout day at all.
  • DOB SEP-2011 to AUG-2012: (8-year-olds)
    • Most kids this age play Coach-Pitch. If this is your preference, you do NOT need to attend tryout day at all.
    • If your child wants to try out for Minors, you MUST attend in the 11:30am-12:30pm session.
  • DOB SEP-2010 to AUG-2011: (9-year-olds) You must attend in the 11:30am-12:30pm session.
  • DOB SEP-2009 to AUG-2010: (10-year-olds)
    • If you played Minors last year, you usually play Minors again this year, you do NOT need to attend tryout day at all.
    • If you are new to Southern Little League, you MUST attend in the 11:30am-12:30pm session.
    • If you played Minors last year, but you want to try out for Majors this year, you MUST attend in the 12:30-1:30pm session.
  • DOB SEP-2007 to AUG-2009: (11-12-year-olds)
    • If you played in the Majors last year, you do NOT need to attend tryout day at all.
    • If you are new to Southern Little League, or if you played in the Minors last year, you MUST attend in the 12:30-1:30pm session.
  • DOB SEP-2005 to AUG-2007: (13-14-year-olds)
    • If you played in the Juniors last year, you do NOT need to attend tryout day at all.
    • If you are new to Southern Little League, or if you played in the Majors last year, you MUST attend in the 1:30-2:30pm session.
  • DOB SEP-2003 to AUG-2005: (15-16-year-olds): There is no tryout for Seniors, so you do NOT need to attend tryout day at all.

Interested in Umpiring?

If you will be 13 or older by April 30 this year, come to our brief umpire information meeting at 2:30pm on tryout day, immediately following the Juniors tryout session.

Questions?

Contact the league director by email: [email protected]

 

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