|2018 League Tryouts
After careful consideration, the Board of Directors
has elected to eliminate Farm Evaluations for the 2018 season. 2018 teams will
be formed by the Player Agents. The following will be taken into consideration
as players are assigned to teams:
We are planning on holding a Farm Player Clinic on
Saturday, March 3rd (time TBD). All Farm players are encouraged to attend in
order to tune up for the upcoming season. Coaches will be running several
skills stations at the clinic.
- Balanced / even teams
- Player residence location
- Requests to play for a specific coach
- Requests to play with friends / classmates
The league will also be holding a Farm
Coaches Clinic on Saturday, March 3rd. This clinic will provide Farm coaches
with tips and techniques on how to coach at the Farm level.
Minor and Major Tryout Information
All players who
intend to play in Majors or Minors must attend tryouts. We advise that players
who undecided between Farm and Minors, should attend one of the Minors tryout
Location and Dates:
that dates, times, and locations are subject to change
|Majors Tryout Session #1
||9:00am - 11:00am
|Majors Tryout Session #2
||2:00pm - 4:00pm
|Minors Tryout Session #1
||12:00pm - 2:00pm
|Minors Tryout Session #2
||11:am - 1:00pm
|Intermediate & Juniors
||TBD (no earlier than Jan 28)
PLEASE NOTE: All Players
MUST be regitered prior to 1/20. Playes who register on or after this date are
not eligible to participate in tryouts.
participating in tryouts must sign up for one of the tryout sessions. An online
sign up sheet will be available here shortly.
All tryouts are at
Cupertino Middle School
If a tryout is rained out, check the web site.
Another session will likely be held the following weekend time and date TBD,
players who are 9, 10, 11 or 12 years old (Little League age) must attend
tryouts to be eligible to play in the Majors or Minors Division. Players Little
League age 9 and under are not eligible for Majors.
If your child is 9
years old (Little League age) and wants to play in the farm division, he/she
should not attend tryouts. If your child wants to play in Minors or is
undecided, then he/she should attend tryouts.
Tryouts will start on
time and your child needs to be available the entire time period (approximately
2 to 2.5 hours). It is to your child's advantage to try out with the right age
group. We are offering two dates and varying times for tryouts in order to
provide multiple options.
Each player will be required to demonstrate
playing ability in the following areas: Catching, throwing, fielding, hitting
and base running. Be sure that your child is dressed appropriately and has a
baseball glove and cleats. Players should bring their own Little League
approved baseball bats if they have them. Some bats and balls will be
For safety purposes, all male participants should wear a cup
To determine your child's playing age, please refer to
the Little League Age Chart for Baseball or Little League Baseball's
Information About Age Groups
8 and 9
year olds (league age):
All 11 and 12 year olds have first priority
in the Majors division. This means 8s, 9s and 10's will be
placed in the Minor division if their skills are deemed appropriate for this
division. Consideration for the Majors division will be given based on skill
level and if space allows. Those 8 and 9 year olds who are deemed not ready for
inclusion in the Minors division, will be placed on a Farm division
10 year olds (league age):
olds are eligible to be drafted to Majors. Majors is the first level where
Managers are not required to give equal playing time to all and often the 10
year olds are affected. Parents of 10s who wish to have their child
removed from consideration for Majors should indicate that when they check in
at tryouts by writing Minors only when they sign in.
11 year olds (league age):
11 year olds are expected to
be drafted to the Majors Division. However, for safety reasons, if a player
does not seem ready for Majors, they may be drafted into Minors. A parent may
also request their player be considered for minors only, however,
if it is felt their player is ready for Majors, and for the safety of the
Minors players, they may be required to move up to the Majors
12 year olds (league age):
accordance with Little League rules, all 12 year olds will be placed in the
Majors Division unless a special waiver is requested.
The waiver must
be approved by the District Administrator and is only granted if it is felt
that the player is not ready for the Majors Division and it would be unsafe for
them to participate at that level. If a waiver is granted, the player may play
in the Minors Division, however they are not allowed to pitch. If you have
questions or would like to get a waiver, please contact the Sunnyvale
Minors/Majors Player Agent at
Intermediate & Junior Tryout Information
players of league age 13 and 14.
If it is raining on tryout day, check the
web site for more information.
Please contact the
Juniors Player Agent if you would like more
Senior Tryout Information
Please contact the
Juniors Player Agent for details on seniors tryouts.