Head Coach Neil Flagg and Assistant Coach Hugh Cameron will be holding the first round of tryouts for the 2017 Rookie Select team on April 8-9, 2017, indoors at Baseline Sports, 4 Ashwarren Rd. (in the Sheppard/Chesswood area). All players registered in the North Toronto Baseball Association Rookie Division (Born 2008-2009), are eligible to try out for the team.
Please note that participating on the team requires a significant commitment of time in the months of May, June, and August 2017. (We will be trying our best to avoid scheduling games and tournaments during the first four weeks of July, to accommodate overnight camp and family vacation commitments.)
In addition to your child's twice-a week commitment to their House League team, being part of the select team will include an additional weekly Tuesday evening practice, a weekly Sunday evening game, potential make-up games on other days, and at least two weekend-long tournaments plus city playoffs and potential Ontario playoffs in late August and Labour Day weekend.
Also, there will be a further financial commitment for team uniforms, tournament fees, and other team equipment and expenses. We promise a fun and exciting summer of competitive baseball, but please make sure you are prepared to make the serious commitment required!
The tryouts will be split into two sessions to give us a better chance to assess each and every player fairly and accurately.
If your child's last name starts with A-M, your tryout time is Saturday, April 8 at 4pm.
If your child's last name starts with N-Z, your tryout time is Sunday, April 9 at 8am.
Please have your player dress in baseball pants or sweatpants; regular running shoes (cleats not necessary for indoor astroturf); a numbered t-shirt or baseball shirt; along with a baseball glove and any other equipment he/she is most comfortable with.
After these two tryouts, a first cut will be made, and a group of approximately 20 players will be asked back for a final outdoor tryout in late April, once the fields and weather are ready for outdoor play. The final roster will include 12 players.We look forward to seeing you all on April 8 or 9! Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information:
- Organization and Level played last year (i.e. North Toronto Rookie House League)
- Emergency contact number for tryout day.