2018 Tournament Team Tryout Dates
|U9, U11, U13
||July 25, 2017
|U10, U12, U14
||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.
At mulitple age levels we offer additional teams that allow for more kids to participate in tournament team baseball. Teams are formed through open tryouts with no residency requirements. Sign up for tryouts today!
? Frequently Asked Questions ?
How do I register for tryouts? Save time and register by clicking HERE. You can also register in-person on the day of the tryout.
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 age level should a player tryout for? No player can be older than the age they are trying out for as of May 1, 2018. (Ex: Your birthdate is May 15, 2007. You are eligible to play on the U11 team.)
Do you allow players to "play up?" We require new players to play at either their age level or grade level. Any requests for a player to play up, must be approved by the WYB board. Our program is highly competitive and a player's maturity is an important ingredient in their playing experience.
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? It is free to tryout. If you are offered a spot and accept, you will be required to submit a $150 non-refundable payment within 3 days of acceptance to secure your spot. (The $150 will be applied to the fees that are due by Sept 1.)
How many players are typically on a team? We try to carry 10 to 12 players on a team; however, we strive for quality over quantity.
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.
|U11 Elite - Blue
|U11 Elite - Gold
**Please click on a Manager's name if you need to contact them**
Most families will pay $400 to play one year of Select Baseball 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 15th, 2018) for $150 will be required as part of your overall registration. This check will be returned to your family when you have fulfilled you volunteer commitment.
Some of our teams will have an opportunity to play in Fall Ball that we host at Schoetz park. Player fees for Fall Ball for 2017 are includedd in registration costs. (Outside teams are charged between $650 and $750.) Teams that participate in Fall Ball must also provide volunteers to help run each weekend. Team Managers will provide more details once rosters have been formed.
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.
Whitnall Teams 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 one to four games each day over the course of a weekend. Please do not assume that because a player is sitting he 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 plus tournament league games (U10-U14) 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.
Registration for our 2018 Select Baseball Tryouts is NOW OPEN! Click here!
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