Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Spring 2010 Youth Competitive Team Tryouts

Baseball Spring 2010 Competitive Team Tryouts – 10U/11U/12U/13U/14U

For all tryouts please arrive 30 minutes early for sign-in and to warm-up.

All prospects should dress in baseball attire and bring your glove and bat. Tryouts will commence on time as indicated below. You should start throwing the baseball now. Don’t wait until the week of tryouts to start throwing the baseball. Your arm will be tested at various ranges during the tryouts. You don’t want to jeopardize an injury for failure to prepare now and cost your chance at a spot on the team.

All team rosters are open. If you played on a NOAH competitive team last year, you must tryout again this year.

The tryouts will last approximately 2 to 2 1/2 hours. Depending on the number of prospects, it could be longer.

Tryout Location: NOAH Practice Fields located at 83rd and S. 129th East Ave. (between 81st and 91st) at the New Creations Church. There are no restroom facilities at the practice fields. The nearest facility is at the QuikTrip at the corner of 81st and Garnett. Please take care of business prior to tryout.

Roster: Each team will be limited to 10 or 11 players. Please note that if we have enough players to form odd age teams like an 11 yr old and/or 13 yr old team, we will form teams accordingly. For the evaluation purposes, we are combining ages.  Players must be homeschool.  Private school players that were on a NOAH roster as of 9/1/09 will be grandfathered into the NOAH baseball program.

Fees: Expect to pay anywhere from $200-300 plus $100-120 uniform cost.

2010 League:  All competitive teams will play at Indian Springs (131st and 145th east ave.)  There are 14-16 regular season games plus 3-5 weekend tournaments. Please note, there will be occasional tournament games played on Sunday at varying times during the day.

Tryout Dates:
14U Team - Oct. 10th - 10:00 a.m.-Noon
Ages 13 or 14 and under as of 4/30/2010
12U Team - Oct. 24th - Noon- 2:00
Ages 11 or 12 and under as of 4/30/2010
10U Team - Oct 24th - 3:00-5:00 p.m.
Ages 9 or 10 and under as of 4/30/2010

All prospects must pre-register by emailing your name, birthdate and team trying out for to baseball@noahjags.org. You will also need to download the NOAH Liability Release Tryout Form  by going to the main website and click on forms at http:///www.noahjags.org  and bring to the tryouts.


Will there be another tryout date if I can’t make these dates? Maybe but not guaranteed, we are looking to field a competitive team. Therefore, if after the evaluations there are not 10-11 players with above average skill, we could have another tryout date in November or December.

What if my son is not selected for the competitive team? Depending on his skill level, he could be placed on an “alternate” list in case there’s a spot that becomes available before the season starts. NOAH encourages all players to keep working on their skills and to play on the developmental team or tryout out for another competitive team. Life is full of failures and successes, just because they don’t make the NOAH team, inspire them to continue honing their skills. There will be developmental teams available for 12 and younger players. Developmental team signups will be January 2010. Last year, we had enough interest to form a 14U developmental team. Our first priority is field a competitive team. If there’s enough interest we will do whatever possible to have developmental teams.  Tentatively, developmental teams will play at Indian Springs this spring.

Who will coach the teams? I am in the process of evaluating and selecting a head coach for each team. I desire to have a head coach in place before the tryouts but due to the tryout process and number of teams involved, that determination may not take place until the tryouts or thereafter. The evaluators for the tryouts will be coaching candidates as well as members of the high school coaching staff.

Competitive Team Coaches
If you want to be considered as a head coach candidate, please submit your application to me ASAP and note team applying for. Of course it will depend on if your son earns a spot on the team.

God Bless,
Darron Replogle
NOAH Baseball AD

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