Website Manager

Explanation of Tryouts

Each year a new group of kids will tryout for the first time. With that usually comes a lot of questions from parents and kids about what to expect for their first tryout. This can make kids more nervous than they need to be as it is just baseball. Come out and have some fun. Please note tryouts are only for our Major, Minor and Farm divisions. 

What to Bring

  • Baseball Glove
  • Baseball Bat
  • Baseball Helmet
  • Hat
  • Water bottle

Arrive at NTLL 30 minutes before your scheduled start time. For a 9:00am start time you would want to be checking in around 8:30am to get situated and know what field you're on.

Tryout Process

In general the tryout process has each participant perform four to five different baseball drills in order for coaches to understand the skill level of your child. Later on, the coaches will then take turns picking players to build their team based on the performance of the players during tryouts.

First Drill: Running

All kids will run the bases. They will run through first first time and second time they will run to second base.

Second Drill: Fly Balls

Kids will get around 3 fly balls in the outfield delivered by a machine or coach. If your child is not ready to catch fly balls it's fine for them to let the ball drop and pick it up off the ground. 

Third Drill: Ground Balls

Kids will move to the shortstop position and receive 3 ground balls that they will field and throw to first base. They will then change position to first base to catch the balls from shortstop. 

Fourth Drill: Hitting and Running

Kids will get 5 pitches to hit. On the last pitch whether they hit the ball or not they will run around the bases as fast as they can. Kids will get split into two groups. One group will hit and one group will collect balls in the field. 

Fifth Drill: Pitching (Optional)

Each kid will attempt to pitch 4 baseballs

Local Sponsors

Copyright © 2024 North Torrance Little League Baseball  |  Privacy Statement |  Terms Of Use |  License Agreement |  Children's Privacy Policy  Login