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 8, 9, 10, 11, and 12. Due to the demographics of the Majors level this season, we will likely field two 12 and under teams, with players drawn from the combined 11 and 12 year old age groups.
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 18 and July 30. Games and practices will not 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 prior to April 7 is mandatory for all interested players ages 9-12.
For the tournament teams, the age groups are defined as follows:
Birthdays from May 1st 2009 – April 30th 2010 = 8 year olds
Birthdays from May 1st 2008 – April 30th 2009 = 9 year olds
Birthdays from May 1st 2007 – April 30th 2008 = 10 year olds
Birthdays from May 1st 2006 – April 30th 2007 = 11 year olds
Birthdays from May 1st 2005 – April 30th 2006 = 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. Assuming that there is sufficient interest, tryouts will be scheduled in early May.
9s Saturdays 4/14 and 4/21, 5:30 – 7:00 at Pleasant.
10s Saturdays 4/14 and 4/21, 4:00 – 5:30 at Pleasant.
11s/12s Saturdays 4/14 and 4/21, 5:30 – 7:00 at Mount Airy.
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.
- All players must participate in the Mt. Airy Baseball “in house” league.
- 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.
- All players must be available for at least 4 of the 6 weeks of the summer tournament season, June 18 – July 30.
If there are any questions, please email us at email@example.com.