News and Announcements

Reminder – 6 to 8 yr old makeup tryouts tonight, Tuesday the 14th:

Where? Jackie Robinson Park/Center — 1081 N. Fair Oaks Ave
6:00-7:00pm: 6-8 year olds (6-YEAR OLDS ONLY IF TRYING OUT FOR AA — IF 6 AND T-BALL, THEN NO NEED TO TRYOUT)

Residency and age verification will be available as well both days. See past “Announcements” on our homepage for what this entails. If you have any questions, please contact President David Mathias pswllpresident@gmail.com

Question: My player was sick this week – do they still have to tryout?

Answer: Not for TeeBall. But we need to make some general rating for most of the 6-10 year olds if possible for the AA and AAA Divisions. Please contact League President David Mathias pswllpresident@gmail.com regarding scheduling an alternative trout.

Question: When will I know what team my player is on?

Answer: Majors (11-12 yr olds) and AAA (9-11 yr olds) do a formal draft of players to insure parity in teams.

The Majors draft is this week — the 2014 Majors Managers will contact players as early as end of this week regarding being part of their teams. Practices can actually start as early end of this week. Don’t panic if you hear nothing through the weekend as the Mangers need to balance work/coaching etc to provide your players with the optimum experience on the field. Assume at least 2 practices a week.

The AAA Minors draft is next week — the number of teams is still being worked-out as of this writing. Usually by Feb 1 your player will be notified by a AAA Manager regarding being part of the team, and possible practice schedule. Assume 1-2 practices a week.

For AA and TeeBall — Teams are assigned, and that assignment may not be made until Feb 1 (and even mid-Feb for TeeBall). Once we hit February 1, we will send out another information email regarding AA and TeeBall.

Thank you all for reading and being part of our Happy League!

-PSWLL

Make-up Tryouts — plus Age/Residency Verification

If you missed today’s wonderful tryouts, don’t despair! Makeup tryouts are this Monday and Tuesday! Tell your friends as our League rocks! They can still sign-up too at the makeup!

Monday the 13th: Make-up Tryouts are at Jackie Robinson Park/Center — 1081 N. Fair Oaks Ave

6:00-6:30pm: 9-10 year olds
6:30-7:00pm: 11-12 year olds

Tuesday the 14th: Make-up Tryouts are at Jackie Robinson Park/Center — 1081 N. Fair Oaks Ave

6:00-7:00pm: 6-8 year olds
(6-YEAR OLDS ONLY IF TRYING OUT FOR AA — IF 6 AND T-BALL, THEN NO NEED TO TRYOUT)

Residency and age verification will be available as well both days. See past “Announcements” on our homepage for what this entails. If you have any questions, please contact President David Mathias pswllpresident@gmail.com

-PSWLL

Greetings — Tryouts are this Saturday, January 11th at Polytechnic School (Poly) — 1030 E. California Blvd. Age/Residency verification will happen at sign-in too. Instructions for Residency Proof (either Home residency or School Residency) are on our website homepage on the LEFT side under “Links”. You may send questions regarding Residency to League President David Mathias pswllpresident@gmail.com . Age residency for now is just a copy of your player’s birth certificate.

Bottom of this post is information for Make-up tryouts.

For Saturday, Saturday, Saturday!! Here is the Sched:

8:30am to 10:00am: 12 year olds
10:00am to 11:30am: 11 year olds
11:30am to 1:00pm: 10 year olds
1:00pm to 2:30pm: 9 year olds
2:30pm to 3:15pm: 8 year olds
3:15pm to 4:00pm: 6-7 year olds (6-YEAR OLDS ONLY IF TRYING OUT FOR AA — IF 6 AND T-BALL, THEN NO NEED TO TRYOUT)

IMPORTANT for PARKING @ Poly. The field is on Cornell Road, which is one block south of California, east of Lake and between Catalina and Wilson Avenues.
The closest parking is an open lot on Cornell at the corner of Wilson. There is room for at least 40 cars. There’s also underground parking in the Poly parking garage which has an entrance on the west side of Wilson, just below California. Either of these locations has plenty of parking for our purposes. Per Poly’s request, there should be no parking on the street around Poly.

NOTE: “IF” you haven’t signed-up yet (and most have from last year…thank you!), please do. It helps us project how many teams we will need. You can now just “Register” your player and pay later:

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Make-up Tryouts — & Age/Residency verification
Monday the 13th: Make-up Tryouts are at Jackie Robinson Park/Center — 1081 N. Fair Oaks Ave

6:00-6:30pm: 9-10 year olds
6:30-7:00pm: 11-12 year olds

Tuesday the 14th: Make-up Tryouts are at Jackie Robinson Park/Center — 1081 N. Fair Oaks Ave
6:00-7:00pm: 6-8 year olds
(6-YEAR OLDS ONLY IF TRYING OUT FOR AA — IF 6 AND T-BALL, THEN NO NEED TO TRYOUT)

And there you have it…thank you for reading. Questions? Please contact President David Mathias pswllpresident@gmail.com

-PSWLL

Greetings — Tryouts are this Saturday, January 11th at Polytechnic School (Poly) — 1030 E. California Blvd. Make-up tryouts are Monday and Tuesday (Tuesday times have changed…tryouts are from 6-7pm for 6-8 year olds @ Jackie Robinson Field up Fair Oaks — see homepage of www.pswll.com )

T-Ball — T-Ball — T-Ball: If your player is 6 or younger and playing T-Ball, player does NOT tryout…no tryouts for T-Ball. If player is 6 and wants to tryout for AA, then yes needs to tryout.

IMPORTANT for PARKING @ Poly. The field is on Cornell Road, which is one block south of California, east of Lake and between Catalina and Wilson Avenues. The closest parking is an open lot on Cornell at the corner of Wilson. There is room for at least 40 cars. There’s also underground parking in the Poly parking garage which has an entrance on the west side of Wilson, just below California. Either of these locations has plenty of parking for our purposes. Per Poly’s request, there should be no parking on the street around Poly.

See our HOMEPAGEwww.pswll.com — for tryout times per your player’s age.

Equipment: have your player wear cleats, bring a glove and bat, baseball pants, and batting HELMET. If your player is 7 or younger, he/she can certainly wear sneakers, but if 8 years of age or older, the player should be geared up. And feed your player!! :-) Food is good. Bring water…water is good too.

Age/Residency verification will happen at sign-in too (if you haven’t done so already). Instructions for Residency Proof (either Home residency or School Residency) are on our website homepage on the LEFT side under “Links”. You may send questions regarding Residency to League President David Mathias pswllpresident@gmail.com . He is a nice individual. Age residency for now is just a copy of your player’s birth certificate.

NOTE: “IF” you haven’t signed-up yet, rock and roll it:
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Greetings — This is a long email, so please read the entire note regarding tryouts. Also, please keep an eye out for emails the remainder of the week — we do not expect any changes, but if there are some we will email and post on the website.

Tryouts are this Saturday, January 11th at Polytechnic School (Poly) — 1030 E. California Blvd (Allendale is currently being reseeded).

Make-up tryout info is at bottom of this email (and they are held at a different location).

We are a happy, friendly League, but we must have tryouts as we need to put teams together (and for older players for AAA and Majors, there is a formal draft by Managers for team parity — drafts take place a week or two after tryouts).

Tryouts are age-based. You must have your player show up at the assigned times noted below. Please arrive 15 minutes early to sign-in. Have your player wear cleats, bring a glove and bat, baseball pants, and batting HELMET. If your player is 7 or younger, he/she can certainly wear sneakers, but if 8 years of age or older, the player should be geared up. If the player signed-up for T-Ball AND is 5 or younger, there are NO tryouts.

Note: For those trying out early morning, it will be cold, so a sweat-top or pull-over is suggested.

At sign-in, your player will be given an assigned number. Also, when arriving, please be patient as tryouts can run behind schedule.

Age/Residency verification will happen at sign-in too (if you haven’t done so already). Some of you already did this back in December (at Blair HS) so you are set and we have a record of that.

Instructions for Residency Proof (either Home residency or School Residency) are on our website homepage on the left side under “Links”. You may send questions regarding Residency to League President David Mathias pswllpresident@gmail.com .

Age residency for now is just a copy of your player’s birth certificate.

Why do we need Age/Residency verification? For AAA and Majors, there are All-Stars and Tournament games where players MUST be the ages they say they are and in the correct Divisions, and families must live or have their player in a school within our boundaries. Little League International also would like AA players to verify as well. So essentially like other Leagues, we verify everyone.

What happens at tryouts? For most player groups, we are literally seeing how well players throw the ball, catch the ball, take grounders, and hit the ball. For older players (those trying out for AAA or Majors), an assessment is also made for those who wish to pitch. Speed of running the bases is also assessed. Tryouts for AAA and Majors are more active (harder-hit and pitched balls), while for younger players its a bit more easy going.

Your player will want to come equipped with their gear, and with a relaxed attitude. Remind your player there is no need to be nervous — these tryouts are just to help us figure out teams — so they should come on out and show off their skills no matter what skill level.

Try-Out Times for Saturday, 1/11/14 — at Polytechnic School (Poly) — 1030 E. California Blvd

8:30am to 10:00am: 12 year olds
10:00am to 11:30am: 11 year olds
11:30am to 1:00pm: 10 year olds
1:00pm to 2:30pm: 9 year olds
2:30pm to 3:15pm: 8 year olds
3:15pm to 4:00pm: 6-7 year olds (6-YEAR OLDS ONLY IF TRYING OUT FOR AA — IF 6 AND T-BALL, THEN NO NEED TO TRYOUT)

NOTE: “IF” you haven’t signed-up yet (and most have from last year…thank you!), please do. It helps us project how many teams we will need. You can now just “Register” your player and pay later:

http://www.pswll.com/forms/5567-2014-Player-Registration-NO-Credit-Card-Option-



Make-up Tryouts — & Age/Residency verification
Monday the 13th: Make-up Tryouts are at Jackie Robinson Park/Center — 1081 N. Fair Oaks Ave

6:00-6:30pm: 9-10 year olds
6:30-7:00pm: 11-12 year olds


Tuesday the 14th: Make-up Tryouts are at Jackie Robinson Park/Center — 1081 N. Fair Oaks Ave
6:00-7:00pm: 6-8 year olds
(6-YEAR OLDS ONLY IF TRYING OUT FOR AA — IF 6 AND T-BALL, THEN NO NEED TO TRYOUT)

And there you have it…thank you for reading. Questions? Please contact President David Mathias pswllpresident@gmail.com

-PSWLL