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Tryouts

Minor / Major / Junior Division Tryouts

Tryouts will be held January 12, 2019 and January 19, 2019 at Brooktree Park for those players eligible for the Minor, Major, and Junior Divisions. The tryout schedule for each division is as follows (and is very approximate, depending on participation):

  • Minors - 10:00am-11:30am
  • Majors - 12:00pm-1:30pm
  • Juniors - 2:00pm-3:00pm

Minor / Major / Junior Division Tryouts

Northridge Little League uses a player tryout process to determine eligibility and skill level. The league will assign days and times for Minors, Majors, and Juniors tryout. Due to the number of players who show up to tryouts, you are strongly encouraged to arrive 15 minutes early and plan to stay for 2 hours.

When the player arrives at the tryouts they will be directed to the registration table. Only players that have registered will be allowed to participate in the tryouts. The players will be given an identification number to attach to the back of their shirt, and then directed to the warm-up area for their age group.

Each player will in turn be evaluated on the following:

1)      Catching long fly balls 
2)      Long throw after catching the fly balls
3)      Relaying throws from one player to another
4)      Fielding ground balls and throwing to 1st base
5)      Playing first base and receiving throws
6)      Batting
 
During each activity the players are evaluated by the managers from their division. Each manager has their own style and preference, but they are all evaluating skill, results, and effort.

After the tryouts have been completed the managers will apply their own ‘science’ to ranking each of the player and develop a list of players they would like to draft for their teams. Every player who attends tryouts will be eligible to be drafted.

IMPORTANT: All Players 8 - 14 must participate in 50% of the tryouts to be eligible for draft.


Drafting

Divisions are structured by age.  At the request and recommendation of a player's Parent, the NRLL Player Agent, in coordination with the NRLL Board of Directors, may reassign players to alternate division-levels based on that player's individual skill level or specialized needs.