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2023 Season Tryouts

We will be holding tryouts for the 2023 season on Saturday, August 13, 2022. The season begins with indoor practices in January, 2023. Below is additional information regarding important dates, the tryout process, how to sign up and register online, open practices, fees, and player assignments. 

Tryout Schedule

Tryout date: Saturday, August 13, 2022

Rain date: Sunday, August 14, 2022 

Make up date: Saturday, August 6, 2022 (for those unavailable on August 13th) 

Age DivisionTimeLocation
6u & 7u - Nessa & KeelerNo formal tryoutsNot Applicable
8u - Herrig2:00pm - 5:00pm City Park
9u - Morrison2:00pm - 5:00pmCity Park
10u - Muhlenbruch2:00pm - 5:00pmCity Park
11u - Loria2:00pm - 5:00pmCity Park
12u - Stucky & Jamieson9:00am - 12:00pmMercer Park
13u - Kurtz9:00am - 12:00pmMercer Park
14u - Fennell & Hoffman9:00am - 12:00pmMercer Park

Tryout Format

Players will be evaluated on the following skills: 

  • Speed & Baserunning
  • Hitting
  • Infield 
  • Outfield 
  • Pitching

Open Practices

We will offer free open practices for any interested players. Players are not required to attend the practices, nor will they be evaluated during practices. Practices will be run by team coaches and players will be grouped by their age group. Interested players do not need to register to attend open practices, as they are free and open to all those interested in the Little Hawks Baseball Club and those returning players. 

Open practices will be on the following dates/times and locations: 

Ages 9u - 14u: Mercer Park

  • Saturday, July 30, 10:00am - 11:30am
  • Wednesday, August 3, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
  • Saturday, August 6, 10:00am - 11:30am (*Make up tryouts will be conducted during this open practice for those unavailable on August 13th)
  • Wednesday, August 10, 6:00pm-7:30pm

Ages 6u, 7u, 8u: Jim Cook Field, American Legion Road (next to Hoover Elementary)

  • Tuesday, August 2, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
  • Tuesday, August 9, 6:00pm - 7:30pm 

*Make up tryouts will be conducted during the open practice on Saturday, August 6, 2022, for those unavailable on the tryout date.  

Online Registration

Click Register to enter the registration portal. Please be sure to register for the age group your player will be in next season. Use your previously created user name and password, or if you are new to our club, please create an account. For ages 8u-14u, there is the club fee of $150 that is due at registration, and is fully refundable if your player is not selected to a team. For ages 6u/7u, the registration fee will not be due until the team rosters are announced.

Announcement of Rosters

Rosters will be announced approximately two weeks after tryouts. Families will receive an email message with the team roster and head coach contact information. The head coach will follow up with families shortly thereafter with more information about next season.

What happens if my child does not make a team?

It is our goal for all players to make one of our teams. Unfortunately, some players may not be selected for a team. If a player is not selected for a team, the $150 registration fee will be fully refunded.

Age Divisions

We strongly encourage players to try out for the age division associated with the grade level they will enter in the fall of 2022. Players who wish to try out for an older age division must register for that age division. Players are only able to tryout for one age division. In the event the player is not selected for the older age division, we will make every effort to work with coaches to place the player on a team within their grade, and in accordance with their playing ability. The following shows the grade level associated with the corresponding division. 

  • 6u/7u - Kindergarten or 1st Grade
  • 8u - 2nd Grade
  • 9u - 3rd Grade
  • 10u - 4th Grade
  • 11u - 5th Grade
  • 12u - 6th Grade
  • 13u - 7th Grade
  • 14u - 8th Grade

6u & 7u Divisions

The 6/7 year old division is a coach pitch division, with a focus on providing proper instruction and development of fundamental baseball skills. Players will have a blast learning the game of baseball, and will have the opportunity to play weekly games against other area club baseball teams, and even play in competitive tournaments around the Iowa City/Cedar Rapids area. While there are no tryouts for the 6u/7u age division, interested players are encouraged to attend the open practices to see what it is like to be a Little Hawk! Parents are welcome to stay during the open practices to ask questions, meet coaches, etc. We encourage parents to register their player before our tryout date so we have anticipate the number of kids who will attending open practices, but registration is not required to attend. The club fee of $150 will not be due until after team rosters are finalized. 

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