June 2019

Dear Players and Parents:

We are pleased to announce the AWJGBSC tryouts for the 2020 season. As in previous years, we will not be accepting players from outside the Anthony Wayne Area School District. Players must attend or reside in the AW area.

We need volunteers to coach the U8 Baseball and Softball teams. Please contact any board member if you are interested.

All players that want to be considered for a team must attend at least one tryout so they can be evaluated. Each age division will have two tryout sessions. Please note, for baseball, it is the age your son is on April 30th, 2020 that decides which team he should tryout for. For example, if your son is 13 on April 30th, 2020, he should tryout for the U-13 Team. One other consideration is your son’s grade. For example, if your son is in 7th grade in the 2019-2020 school year, you should consider having him try out for the U-13 team, even though he might be able to play U-12 from an age standpoint. You want to try and play with your grade if you can.
For softball, the age group is determined by the age of your daughter as of January 1st.

TRYOUT SCHEDULE

Team

U8-U10 Baseball

U11-U14 Baseball

U8 & U10 Softball

U8 & U10 Travel Softball

U12 & U14 Spring Softball

U12 & U14 Spring Softball

Day

Sunday

Sunday

Sunday-Day 1

Tuesday-Day 2

Sunday-Day1

Tuesday-Day 2

Date

7/21 & 7/28/2019

7/21 & 7/28/2019

7/21/2019

7/23/2019

8/25/2019

8/27/2019

Time

4:00 - 6:00 PM

6:00 - 8:00 PM

10:00-12:00PM

6:00-8:00PM

4:00-6:00PM

6:00-8:00PM

Location

 Fields 2-4

 Fields 1-4

Fields 2-4

 Fields 2-4

Fields 2-4

Fields 2-4

Fields 1-4

All tryouts will be held at Bluecreek Fields on the corner of Providence Street and Stiles Road in Whitehouse, Ohio. 

Note: Each team reserves the right to hold additional tryouts.  

Each player must register on the AWYF Website.  All players will be evaluated by using the same rating system.  There is no guarantee that a player who was on one of the AWJGBSC teams in 2019 will make the 2020 AWJGBSC team for next season.  Once the tryouts are completed, coaches will select and notify the players that made the team and will expect a response within 24 hours. Once the the team/s are formed, each coach will email the players that did not make the team.  Please note, depending on interest and skill, if we have enough players at a certain age level we may have two teams. 

The baseball player fee for 2020 is $750. The softball fee will vary: U8 & U10 Travel Softball is $500, U12 Spring Softball is $250, and U14 Spring Softball is $200. Generally, fees will be due in in either 4 equal payments starting with the first due date of September 1, 2019, followed by October 1, November 1 and December 1 or you can pay in full immediately. The lower dollar amount fees for Spring Softball will be due in one in-full payment. We will only be accepting credit cards for payment this year. Players will not be allowed to participate in the winter practices until the fee is paid. We will be monitoring the payments closely this year in an attempt to keep everything in order. Each baseball team will play approximately 20-40 games which will include 3-5 tournaments depending on age group. Travel softball teams have an option to join either a Spring or Summer league and will play in tournaments. Spring Softball is a “tune-up” session for AW girls to play together for a short time before joining their respective travel teams. Winter practices typically start in late January, but is subject to the Coach’s discretion. We do encourage all players to play other sports and winter sports are a priority over baseball/softball. We do ask that each player is fully committed to baseball/softball by March 1 since the season starts in April.