2018 Tournament Team Tryout Dates
|8U, 10U, 14U
||July 25, 2017
||July 26, 2017
|Registration / Warm Up - 5:30 pm
|Tryouts Begin - 6:00 pm
Our mission is to create a fun, fair, and safe environment that promotes the development of self-confidence, good sportsmanship, teamwork, and leadership. We strive to create an environment that results in a positive experience for everyone involved in the program - athletes, parents, coaches and all volunteers.
All tryouts held at Schoetz Park. Please arrive a half hour early to warm up and complete any necessary paperwork. Tryouts will start promptly at their scheduled times.
? Frequently asked questions ?
How do I register for tryouts? Click here. Please register now for tryouts to ensure you are kept up to date with field location and times.
Does WYB have a residency requirement? No. Our program does not have any residency requirements. Tryouts are open and anyone may try out for a team.
What do I need to bring? Come to the fields prepared to play just like you would on game day.
How much does it cost to tryout? You will also need to provide $25 via check or cash. If you are selected to a team, this will be applied to your balance. If you are not selected, this will be refunded to you. If you decline the offer, your check or cash will be kept. If you are offered a spot and accept, you will be required to submit a $125 non-refundable payment within 3 days of acceptance to secure your spot. (The $25 and the $125 will be applied to the fees that are due by Sept 1.)
How many tournaments does the team play in? Each team will play in 1 home tournament and 4 away tournaments as part of the base registration fees. Some teams may elect to play in more tournaments and the registration fees for the additional tournaments are the responsibility of the team families.
When will I find out if I made the team? Coaches are typically in contact with initial offers the day after tryouts are held. This is done via email, so please make sure you fill out the registration form with an email that you check on a regular basis.
My daughter want's to play with her best friend in the same grade, any chance they can be on the same team? Our select teams enter tournaments that are primarily regulated by ASA rules where player eligibility is determined by birth year.
I have a nearly full team that I'd like to bring to your program, is that something that you'd consider? Absolutley, get in touch with our board to discuss the opportunity in depth.
Most families will pay $400 to play one year of Select Fastpitch at Whitnall. If you choose to opt out of volunteering and fundraising, the total cost would be $700. The program cost covers club membership, uniforms, team equipment, indoor practice facilities in the offseason, tournament and league entry fees. Whitnall provides its members several ways to offset the total cost of playing at the select level.
Annual League Fundraiser
Our fundraiser requires an $160 up-front commitment per player. This fundraiser helps to pay for field maintenance and rejuvenation along with other capital improvement projects to maintain and upgrade Schoetz park. These home fields are 100% the financial responsibility of Whitnall Youth Baseball and reduce your playing fees through our hosted tournaments.
As a 501(c)(3) Whitnall Youth Baseball affords each team the opportunity to fundraise for things like additional tournament entries, team equipment, clinics, and special team events.
Each family will also be required to volunteer their time to support our club. The opportunities vary and can include coaching, field maintenance, assisting with events, park maintenance, and service to the board of directors.
New this year! Volunteering requirements have been reduced to 1 volunteering slot during your team's home tournament.
A post dated check (May 15, 2018) for $150 will be required as part of your overall registration. This check will be shredded when your family has fullfilled your volunteering requirements
Open tryouts are held annually in late July / early August for our Select teams. If you cannot attend the tryout on the date listed, it is your obligation to arrange and have a tryout with that tournament team manager. However, please be advised that the manager does NOT have to provide a separate tryout for your son nor will he/she be required to do so. You are not guaranteed a tryout if you miss the scheduled tryout date. Please contact the tournament director if you need to schedule an alternate tryout:
Players will be evaluated on hitting, throwing, fielding, and base running. Pitchers and catchers will additionally be evaluated on their specialized skill set. Team Managers use these scores in conjunction with their coaching staffs' observation of players to form their team.
Offers to play are made shortly after tryouts are held, and may be delayed until after the team's current year season has been completed. Typically more offers are made than spots are available. We encourage you to address any concerns that you have about the team or our program in advance.
With your offer you will receive a copy of the 2018 Whitnall Tournament Team Policy document. Please make sure that you read through these documents in their entirety. Once an offer is accepted, Whitnall Youth Baseball will require payment towards the 2018 Program Fees. This payment is non-refundable.
The Falcons compete in tournaments that are extremely competitive and therefore guaranteed or equal playing time cannot be expected by any player on a Select team.
Tournaments are won by playing a series of two to five games each day over the course of a weekend. Please do not assume that because a girl is sitting she is done for the game, day or weekend. We do plan ahead to win.
Players must be available to play in weekend tournaments, weekday league (rec and tournament) games and practice during open weekends during the period ranging from April 1st through July 31st. Additional winter/early spring practices are held in a practice facility, and while not mandatory, are highly recommended to enhance a players skill to keep up with his/her team members. Select teams will play in a minimum of 4 tournaments and tournament league games during this time frame. If a player cannot be available on weekends for games and practices, please do NOT have him tryout for a select team.
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Registration for our 2018 Select Fastpitch Tryouts is NOW OPEN! Click here!