We are getting things going earlier this year than in previous in the hope that all teams will be finalized in early to mid March. Below are the details of our upcoming 18U (Midget) AAA Tryouts and AA Assessments.
For those wanting to play for the 18U (Midget) AAA team there are tryouts that are held for this team. This is a more competitive level of baseball with a higher commitment level. The season runs from April through to Provincials which are usually late July or first week of August. The team will play around 40 regular season games plus exhibitions and any tournaments the team may enter.
Please email Paul, 18U Coordinator, at 18U@northshorebaseball.ca if you think you plan on trying out for the AAA team so we have an idea of how many players will be trying out.
AAA Tryout dates and times are as follows:
- Saturday, February 2, 2019 (10:00 AM – 12:00 PM) – Location: Kinsmen Field, gravel field – on Jones Avenue south of Carson Graham Secondary School
- Sunday, February 3, 2019 (12:30 PM – 2:30 PM) – Location: Kinsmen Field, gravel field
- Friday, February 8. 2019 (5:30 PM – 7:00 PM) – Location: Windsor Soccer Bubble (behind Windsor Secondary School)
- Saturday, February 9, 2019 (10:00 AM – 12:00 PM) – Location: Kinsmen Field, gravel field
- Sunday. February 10, 2019 (8:30 PM – 10:00 PM) – Location: Inside Performance
- Sunday. March 3, 2019 (8:30 PM – 10:00 PM) – Location: Inside Performance
All players wanting to try out for the AAA team should be prepared to be at all sessions. After each session there maybe be narrowing of potential team members made and players will be notified accordingly. If there are any conflicts that you are not able to make any of these dates and intend to try out for the AAA team, please let the Head Coach, Dave Crosby, know as soon as possible.
18U (Midget) AAA Head Coach
For the outdoor sessions we will send out an email at a minimum 1 hour before the session if it is going to be cancelled due to weather. Please bring your baseball equipment (glove, helmet, bat, athletic support, appropriate footwear, etc). Backcatchers should bring their own equipment if you have it but for those that do not we will have a couple of sets that can be used during the tryouts. Remember that in AAA only wood bats are allowed and each player is expected to supply their own bat.
For the indoor sessions please remember only running shoes or moulded cleats are allowed, no metal spikes. Also no food (including sunflower seeds and gum) or drink (other than water) are allowed in either facility.
There is an higher commitment level required at the AAA level and there are additional costs that we are estimating will be approx $1,200 to $1,500 per player (to be confirmed once we know # of players, tournaments, etc). If you have any questions at all about the AAA team (commitment, cost, travel, etc.) please contact the Head Coach, Dave Crosby, at the above contact information.
For those that are not wanting to play AAA or unsuccessful in making the AAA team, we will be holding assessments of all those players in order that we may balance our AA teams for the spring season. Everyone makes a team but we try to balance the teams as best as we can. The AA Spring Season runs from April through to mid June. There is also Summer Ball offered which runs from late June to Provincials which are usually late July or first week of August.
AA Assessments dates and times are as follows:
Date and Time:
- Date: Thursday, February 28, 2019 – Time: 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
- Date: Friday, March 1, 2019 – Time: 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Note: Your specific assessment date will be emailed directly to you shortly.
Location: Inside Performance
We will split the players up between the 2 dates with each assessment group taking approximately 1 hour. We will notify you of your date closer to the middle of February.
Players will be assessed and scored on hitting, pitching and fielding. Everyone makes a team, we just want to make sure they are as balanced as possible.
Players should come dressed in normal practice attire.
- baseball hat
- shirt (no names on shirt)
- baseball pants (no shorts)
- protective jock/jill
- runners (no spikes or soccer shoes)
Equipment: baseball glove, batting helmet, bat and water bottle (we will also have NSBA bats on-site). We will also have sets of backcatcher’s equipment available for use as well as players are not expected to supply their own catching gear during the season.
The hope is that we will have all our teams named before Spring Break starts so that once Spring Break is over we will be able to start right into practices and games (AAA may start sooner).
Please direct any questions or if you need any further information to:
18U (Midget) Coordinator
North Shore Baseball Association