SYA West will hold tryouts on Saturday, February 24, 2018 for players that have registered to play at “player-pitch” levels. If you are unable to attend on Saturday, contact Larry Hopkins, the West Player Agent. Returning 2017 Spring Majors players are not required to attend tryouts. Tryout location is indoors at Rip City (42680 Trade West Dr, Sterling, VA).

Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your start time for check-in and warm-ups.

Saturday, February 24 (Primary Tryout)
10am – Ages 9 and Under
12pm – Age 10 and Over

ALL PLAYERS (Player Pitch Levels) MUST ATTEND THE EVALUATIONS/TRYOUTS. If you cannot make either tryout, please contact the SYA West Player Agent Larry Hopkins at lhopkins@syabaseball.org regarding a potential make-up.

Please note all the following information:
– Wear tennis shoes (no cleats) as this is an indoor facility
– Bring a bat, glove and a helmet (if you have them / we will have extras)
– Please DO NOT bring entire equipment bags (there will not be enough room)
– Players should run and stretch before they arrive (throw, if possible)
– Session will last roughly 60 minutes
– A parent should attend and stay but may need to wait in parking lot if waiting area is overcrowded (please no siblings if possible)

While we do have room in the waiting area, it is important that only one parent attend the tryouts to minimize crowding.

Remind your child to relax and have fun during the evaluations. The coaches aren’t worried about results. They are simply looking at form and some other things. Tryouts typically follow a structure similar to the below, so review it with your child to help them feel more comfortable:

– Check-In and receive number sticker to place on shirt
– Find the line, get in line (players only)
– Run 60 ft. touch a cone and run back (total 120 ft.)
– Play catch with coach from 50-70 ft.
– Take 3 pop-ups from coach
– Take 3 ground balls from coach
– Bunt 1 pitch and then take 6 swings
– We will allow players to Pitch if there is time

Again, tryouts are just a part of how we decide where your child should be placed. Our coaches and board members share information from previous seasons to put children in the best possible place to have success.