2018 TRYOUT INFORMATION
Tryouts will be held all day on January 20th, 2018. If you are registered for the Spring season, you should have received an Email regarding your player's trying date/time/etc. If you are not able to make your assigned time please email Jeff Dockan at firstname.lastname@example.org or Sean Steinhour at email@example.com and we will make every effort to accommodate a time change or a request to tryout on our Make-Up day Wednesday January 17th. These are the only dates tryouts will be held so please plan accordingly. In the event tryouts are rained out an alternate date will be selected.
Please arrive at least 20 minutes prior to your scheduled time to check-in and warm up.
Each player’s date of birth and residency will be verified during the check-in process. Please insure to bring the proper documentation with you, as your child may not be able to tryout if residency and date of birth cannot be verified.
PROOF-OF-AGE REQUIREMENTS - ACCEPTABLE FORMS OF PROOF OF BIRTH DATE
Original proof of age document, if issued by federal, state or provincial registrars of vital statistics in the country in which the Little Leaguer is participating.
NOT ACCEPTABLE AS SOLE PROOF OF BIRTH: Baptismal Certificate; Certificate of Blessing; Certificate of Dedication; Certificate of Circumcision, etc.; Hospital Certificate; photocopied records; passports.
RESIDENCE ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS
Residence shall be established and supported by documents dated or in force between February 1, 2016 (previous year) and February 1, 2017 (current year) from THREE OR MORE of the following categories to determine residency of such parent(s) or guardian:
1. Driver’s License
2. Voter’s Registration
3. School records
4. Welfare/child care records
5. Federal records
6. State records
7. Local (municipal) records
8. Support payment records
9. Homeowner or tenant records
10. Utility bills (i.e., gas, electric, water/sewer, phone, mobile phone, heating, waste disposal)
11. Financial (loan, credit, investments, etc.) records
12. Insurance documents
13. Medical records
14. Military records
15. Internet, cable or satellite records
16. Vehicle records
17. Employment records
Note: Example – Three utility bills (three items from No. 10 above) constitute only ONE document.
CMRLL follows an approved draft system provided by Little League Baseball. This system is created to provide a balance of player talent on each team in each division. In order to accomplish this, we must be able to evaluate each child’s skill level.
Be sure that your child is dressed appropriately (All male participants should wear a cup for protection for safety purposes). Arrive with your child’s tryout number attached to the back of his/her shirt using tape to form the numbers or use safety pins to attach paper with the tryout number written or printed.
Players should bring his/her glove, bat, batting helmet and wear cleats (if available). (Note: Batting helmets will be available for all players.)
Tryouts usually last about 30 minutes and include fly balls in the outfield, fielding ground balls, batting, and baserunning.
∙ 3 pop flies in the outfield (thrown or using a machine) w/a throw to second base
∙ 3 grounders at shortstop w/a throw to first base
∙ 5 pitches from the pitching machine
∙ Run bases
2018 USABat Requirements
Effective on January 1, 2018, Little League Baseball® will adhere to the new USABat standard. No bats previously approved for use in Little League Play (Junior League Baseball and below) will be permitted to be used in any Little League game or practice, or other Little League function, event, or activity. For more information on the USABat standard and a complete list of bats approved through the USABat Standard, visit usabat.com.
This will be enforced at tryouts. If you do not have a USABat for tryouts, one will be available to you. Appropriate length/weight can not be guaranteed, but we'll make every effort to find some appropriate for you.
See you at tryouts!
-Carmel Mountain Ranch Little League 2018