Rainier 2018 Tryouts

Our tryouts have ended and coaches have put their teams together. Some teams are looking for additional players as of January 1, 2018

18U-& 16U- Pitchers only have a high chance, position players based upon ability.

If you would like to have a special coach tryout for any of these positions please contact: Kevin Parker 
  • We recommend that 14 year old players entering High School in fall 2017 tryout for our 15U team in addition to 14U. Because players have a full baseball schedule in high school they could possibly miss half the season of our 14U team. 15U begins play in mid-May. There generally is only a few in this position but its important we prepare you. Yes its a little more difficult to make the 15U team but if they do make it the training for 15U is more advanced and will give them an even better chance to make the high school team. They can tryout for both 14 and 15 if you are unsure.
    There have been many questions about the new age change rule from Little League and Pony Baseball and how it will affect the Rainiers.
    Rainiers emphasis is advanced baseball and all teams play in recognized Koufax or Seattle Elite select leagues in addition to tournaments. These programs continue to follow the April 30th age cutoff and we will continue to until such time as they change the cutoff.  The ultimate goal of an Aug. 30th cutoff is to align to players to school age where players are playing at the level they should be for their age. In other words, a freshman is generally 15. In most cases where we have 14's as freshman we try and place them on our 15U team so they play with other freshman.  This can be a good thing for the player as it will make them a better player. Eventially all baseball programs will be aligned to the Aug. 30th age cutoff.  Until that time we will look at their ages and school grade and based upon their abilities we will adjust their slot on a team accordingly.

  • Our tryouts are set up to incorporate those players falling into the age change rule (Born between May 1 to August 31) because we combine age groups in our tryouts. Only exception is those players that are 14 that have the summer birthday may want to tryout for the 15U team which is another day. 
  • The key is, we select players based upon their abilities not the age rule. If a 14 meets the standard of a 15 player then he has a good chance to make the 15 team. If his abilities are not at the 15 level then his odds are much better at making the 14 team. 
  • Please note: The new standard for 13 and below youth basball bats has changed to youth BBCore. All 13U players must use use these bats. For more information go to USABASEBALL.COM.
  • 14 -18U will follow the standard bat requirement of high school:  BBCore drop 3

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