Question: When are tryouts? Does T-Ball hold tryouts? Do Jr. Little League players have to tryout? Are there tryouts for Challenge Baseball?
Answer: T-Ball does not hold tryouts, however coach pitch and above do hold evaluations. Once the AL-machine pitch draft is complete and coach pitch teams have been formed, T-Ball teams will be formed and parents will be contacted by a coach the first week of March. Tryouts for American League, National League and Major League baseball are typically held the middle of February to avoid conflicts with President's Day weekend. Tryouts for Jr. Little League (13 and 14 year old players) are held in mid-February. Tryouts for Challenge teams are typically held in early February. Consult the league calendar on the MPTLL website for specific dates each season.
Question: Do players tryout in the fall?
Answer: No, regular season fall teams are compiled by a group of coaches. The coaches try their best to create equally skilled teams for competitive balance. Players hoping for a spot on a challenge team are required to tryout in the fall.
Question: What can my player expect at tryouts?
Answer: A lot of times, tryouts can be more nerve-racking for parents as opposed to their Little Leaguer. Click hereto learn more information about what happens during tryouts.