Summer Tournament Teams

Mount Airy Stars Tournament Team Tryouts for 8s, 9s, 10s, 11s, and 12s

Each year Mt. Airy Baseball enters teams in post-season summer tournaments. This year we will field teams for players ages 9, 10, 11, and 12 and may also field an 8 year old team. At the 11 year old age group, interest and skill levels will be evaluated at the tryouts to determine if a second team may be formed at that age group.

The tournament team experience is designed to provide an opportunity for our more competitive and committed players to experience baseball at a higher level of competition than the in-house league. Tournament teams will likely play in 2-4 scrimmage games, practice 10-12 times, and play in 3-4 summer tournaments between June 20 and July 31. None of these games or practices will conflict with our "in house" Mt. Airy Baseball League.

Pre-registration for Tryouts: Any player who is interested in trying out must register in advance by sending an email to mtairystars@gmail.com. The email must indicate the player’s name and birth date. This pre-registration will provide important information regarding the interest level at each age group and will allow coaches to appropriately organize and run the tryout sessions.

Pre-registration by April 15 is mandatory for all interested players ages 9-12.

For the tournament teams, the age groups are defined as follows:

Birthdays from May 1st 2007 – April 30th 2008 = 8 year olds

Birthdays from May 1st 2006 – April 30th 2007 = 9 year olds

Birthdays from May 1st 2005 – April 30th 2006 = 10 year olds

Birthdays from May 1st 2004 – April 30th 2005 = 11 year olds

Birthdays from May 1st 2003 – April 30th 2004 = 12 year olds

The age ranges for each level are strictly enforced by the tournaments that we enter and, therefore, all players for a particular team must have a birthday that falls within the appropriate date range. There will be no exceptions to the age ranges.

Tryouts will be held as follows:

8s The interest level for an 8 year old team will be evaluated based on email registrations received. If there is sufficient interest, tryouts will be scheduled in early May.

9s Friday 4/22 at 6:00 at Mount Airy and Sunday 4/24 at 5:00 at Pleasant Field.

10s Friday 4/15 at 6:00 and Sunday 4/17 at 5:00, both at Pleasant Field.

11s Friday 4/15 at 6:00 at Mount Airy and Friday 4/22 at 6:00 at Pleasant Field.

12s Sunday 4/17 at 3:15 and Sunday 4/24 at 3:15, both at Pleasant Field.

The fee for the tournament team season will be $150. No player will be turned away for inability to pay and we encourage every child who is interested to try out. Players will be selected for teams based on ability and availability.

Eligibility:

  1. All players must participate in the Mt. Airy Baseball “in house” league.
  2. All players interested in participating must come to at least one tryout; attendance at both tryouts is strongly recommended. Coaches will be assessing different skills at each session.
  3. All players must be available for at least 4 of the 6 weeks of the summer tournament season, June 20 – July 31.

If there are any questions, please email us at mtairystars@gmail.com.