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2017 League Tryouts
Farm Evaluations

The league will conduct player evaluations for those players who are age appropriate for Farm level play (baseball age 7 and 8). Information gathered from Farm evaluations will be used in the formation of teams.

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

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

Division Day Date Location Time
Farm Evals Saturday 1/21 Cupertino Middle School 9:00am - 12:00pm

Minor and Major Tryout Information

All returning Majors players must attend tryouts

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

Division Day Date Time
Pre-Tryouts Saturday 1/21 1:00pm - 3:30pm
Minors only Tryouts Saturday 1/28 9:00am - 12:00pm
Minors and Majors Tryouts Saturday 1/28 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Intermediate & Juniors TBD (no earlier than Jan 28)

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, weather permitting.

Pre Tryout Warmups:
The pre tryout warmup for minors/majors will be held at Cupertino Middle School. It is not mandatory, just a chance for players to get out before the following week's official tryout days.

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 3 to 4 hours). It is to your child's advantage to try out with the right age group. However, 9's and 10's who cannot make the morning session can still try out at the afternoon session and vice versa.

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. 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
Intermediate TBD TBD TBD

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.

Senior Tryout Information

Please contact the Juniors Player Agent for details on seniors tryouts.

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