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2020 League Tryouts

Farm Evaluations

After careful consideration, the Board of Directors has elected to eliminate Farm Evaluations for the 2019 season. 2020 teams will be formed by the Player Agents. The following will be taken into consideration as players are assigned to teams:
  • 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 (date & time TBD). 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 sessions.

Location and Dates:
Please note that dates, times, and locations are subject to change

Division Day Date Time
Majors Tryout Session #1 Saturday 1/25 9:00am - 11:00am
Majors Tryout Session #2 Sunday 1/26 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Minors Tryout Session #1 Saturday 1/25 12:30pm - 2:30pm
Minors Tryout Session #2 Sunday 1/26 11:am - 1:00pm
Intermediate & Juniors TBD (no earlier than Jan 28)

PLEASE NOTE: All Players MUST be registered prior to 1/24/2019. Playes who register on or after this date are not eligible to participate in tryouts.

All players 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

Players should bring their own LL approved baseball bats and helmets.

If a tryout is rained out, check the web site. Another session will likely be held the following weekend time and date TBD, weather permitting.

Tryout Details:
All 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 provided.

For safety purposes, all male participants should wear a cup for protection.

To determine your child's playing age, please refer to the Little League Age Chart for Baseball or Little League Baseball's Age Calculator.

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 mean’s 8’s, 9’s 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 team.

10 year olds (league age):
10 year 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 10’s 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 level.

12 year olds (league age):
In 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 playeragent.upper@ssunnyvalelittleleague.com

Intermediate & Junior Tryout Information

For players of league age 13 and 14.

Division Day Date Time

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 details.

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