Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 29

Thread: How are Try Outs going?

  1. #1
    I can talk softball all day Hube111's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2016
    Posts
    134
    Thanks
    79
    Thanked 45 Times in 30 Posts

    Default How are Try Outs going?

    We knew this was a year DD would be switching teams to move up to better competition. So we made our list of teams she wanted to try out for and braced ourselves for the madness that is try out season. Then we got super lucky and one of the teams on her try out list was looking for a pick up player for the end of the season and DD was able to latch on and get an offer for next year that she accepted. It has a great turn of events for her as she will move from 14B to 16A next year and loves her new team so far. Plus we got to completely avoid the craziness of try out after try out. I had already signed up for many of the try outs so I'm continually getting emails from organizations with try out times/dates, plus the postings on the boards in our area this year are through the roof with lots of organizations expanding and adding teams.

    How are try outs going for everyone else?


  2. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Hube111 For This Useful Post:

    ArmyStrong (07-24-2018), grcsftbll (07-25-2018)

  3. #2
    Certified softball maniac CoachKevin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Oregon
    Posts
    1,403
    Thanks
    317
    Thanked 375 Times in 252 Posts

    Default

    I have been coaching for many years, the last 5 at the 18 level. I don't know if we will continue in this venture (the HC has been coaching over 20 years). As an independent Team we are finding that building a competitive team is getting harder and harder each year. The "bigger" Organizations have at least 2 and sometimes 3 18U teams, even though we have beaten these teams, players are drawn to the "name" and not actual field work... getting pretty crazy right now.

  4. #3
    Softball Junkie CMMom1740's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2015
    Location
    Atlanta, GA
    Posts
    658
    Thanks
    100
    Thanked 427 Times in 229 Posts

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Hube111 View Post
    We knew this was a year DD would be switching teams to move up to better competition. So we made our list of teams she wanted to try out for and braced ourselves for the madness that is try out season. Then we got super lucky and one of the teams on her try out list was looking for a pick up player for the end of the season and DD was able to latch on and get an offer for next year that she accepted. It has a great turn of events for her as she will move from 14B to 16A next year and loves her new team so far. Plus we got to completely avoid the craziness of try out after try out. I had already signed up for many of the try outs so I'm continually getting emails from organizations with try out times/dates, plus the postings on the boards in our area this year are through the roof with lots of organizations expanding and adding teams.

    How are try outs going for everyone else?
    I'm so envious of you! DD has an offer in hand and has been cold-called by a couple others (one coach we know from rec days and one from an org she tried out for two years ago), but none of these are the true "A" level teams she's hoping to get on for first year of 16U. We've got stuff on the book through mid-August (assuming she doesn't get an offer she likes before then). It's exhausting, annoying, and frustrating. Plus school ball starts in a little over a week so throw those practices in the mix to schedule around. I hate this.

  5. #4
    Checking out the clubhouse EmToTheDee's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2016
    Location
    East Coast
    Posts
    46
    Thanks
    86
    Thanked 56 Times in 23 Posts

    Default

    Tryouts for the one and only team that checks all of our boxes is tonight. With a second tryout tomorrow night. So we'll know pretty quickly whether it's a go...

    I'm doing my best to be the eye of the storm for my daughter, but it's hard when my insides are spinning like a Category 4. I swear this is harder on a parent than on the athlete. I don't remember being stressed back in the day when I was doing tryouts, but maybe that's just the fuzziness of old memories.

  6. #5
    I can talk softball all day Hawk_'s Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2018
    Posts
    196
    Thanks
    40
    Thanked 121 Times in 69 Posts

    Default

    Got to wade through the teams that charge $9,000 a year to be on one of their 100 teams.

  7. #6
    I can talk softball all day Vertigo's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Posts
    270
    Thanks
    173
    Thanked 143 Times in 80 Posts

    Default

    Very different experience for us this year. Dd was actually asked by a few different orgs to join their programs - no tryouts necessary. Some coaches apparently saw her play during school ball or against their teams. One she guest-played for. It was nice to not have to go through the craziness this year.

  8. #7
    I can talk softball all day CPEM's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    SoCal
    Posts
    433
    Thanks
    766
    Thanked 286 Times in 116 Posts

    Default

    *checks calendar*

    This is still July, right?

  9. #8
    I can talk softball all day Cyder517's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2017
    Posts
    147
    Thanks
    130
    Thanked 73 Times in 51 Posts

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by CPEM View Post
    *checks calendar*

    This is still July, right?



    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

  10. #9
    I'm a fan TXJames44's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2018
    Location
    Allen TX
    Posts
    55
    Thanks
    32
    Thanked 9 Times in 7 Posts

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Hawk_ View Post
    Got to wade through the teams that charge $9,000 a year to be on one of their 100 teams.
    Since I have a good idea who you are talking about, is that really what they charge? If so, I am way undercharging.

  11. #10
    Softball Junkie Elk Grove Hurricane's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Posts
    561
    Thanks
    559
    Thanked 287 Times in 172 Posts

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by CPEM View Post
    *checks calendar*

    This is still July, right?
    I know, right? Things have changed here as well, tons of tryouts going on this week, there were several last week, and then there's a lull until early August. Hoping to avoid the circus this time around and stay where we are.


Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •