Tryouts for team placement will be held for all players and all grade levels in the program. A panel of 2-4 experienced baseball individuals will determine team placement for players based on performance demonstrated at tryouts. This panel will consist of objective, non grade level individuals with significant baseball experience who will evaluate the players based on specific criteria.
The panel will evaluate the players on the following individual skills and assign point values to each: Fielding. Hitting. Pitching/Catching. Speed. The panel's ratings will be averaged and totaled for each player. A copy of the evaluation criteria can be downloaded here.
The goal is to support 2 teams per grade with 10 players per team. Team 1 (Gold) will be formed with the top 10 players based on the evaluation results. Team 2 (Green) will consist of the next 10 players based on the evaluation results. The Jr. Cougar Board of Directors is able to modify the team structure to increase the number of participants to a maximum of 12 players on a team. However, the goal is 10 players per team with 20 participants per grade.