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Tryout Information


Forestville Little League(FLL) holds tryout sessions for the Major and Minor league levels of play. Tryouts for each level are not the same.

Minors Tryouts:

Players that participated in the Minors division last season are not required to try out for Minors again. Tryouts are for players new to the league between the ages of 7 and 11, or FLL Instructional players from last year, ages 7-10, who want to play in the Minors division. The main purpose of tryouts for Minors is to make sure your child's baseball talents are at a level where they will be able to protect themselves on the field. The Minors use real Little League hardballs and players pitch, not coaches.

Even if you are unsure of your child's ability, we recommend having them attend a tryout, even just for the experience they will gain. As a league, it is our belief that if your child is ready, we would prefer he/she play up a level with older, more experienced kids to further his/her baseball development. Experienced Little League coaches will put the players through throwing, catching, fielding and, if time allows, hitting drills to judge their ability to protect themselves.

For tryouts, players should wear their cups, bring their glove and bat, bring a helmet if they have their own and wear clothes they are comfortable playing baseball in. The league will have helmets and bats on hand if players should need them.

Note: So you are not surprised, upon arrival parents are not allowed in the drills area. You are not out on the field when your child plays, so we feel it is important they do these drills on their own also. We want all of your child's focus on our coaches when he/she is trying out.

We will have more than one tryout. We highly recommend you try to attend the first tryout. Everyone has an off day now and then, and if this happens to your child, he/she will then have the opportunity to attend an additional tryout if you think it is necessary.

In the end, how many kids are moved up to minors depends on how they perform and how many open positions we have on our Minors teams.

Once teams have been established and positions filled, players will be notified if they have been moved up to the minors.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the league here.
 

Majors Tryouts:

Majors tryouts are much closer to a traditional tryout. At this point, the players should have already demonstrated the ability to protect themselves. Your child will be put through a series of throwing, catching fielding and hitting drills, so that the Majors team managers will be able to assess your child. Like Minors, there will be multiple tryout sessions for the Majors. It is highly recommended that your child attend more than one tryout.

For tryouts, players should wear their cups, bring their glove and bat, bring a helmet if they have their own and wear clothes they are comfortable playing baseball in. The league will have helmets and bats on hand if players should need them.

Note: So you are not surprised, upon arrival parents are not allowed in the drills area. You are not out on the field when your child plays, so we feel it is important they do these drills on their own also. We want all of your child's focus on our coaches when he/she is trying out.

After tryouts, the league board of directors will do a draft with the team managers to fill the available spots on our Majors team rosters. Each team is allowed to have 12 kids.

Once teams have been established and positions filled, players will be notified if they have been moved up to the Majors.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the league here.