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Zone Select AAU Baseball

Register today for the 2020 Season below

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Tryout Dates: 

  U9/U10.  August 13,14. 6 to 8 pm @ The Strike Zone

Make up tryouts for all other ages

August 13/14. 6 to 8 pm @ The Strike Zone

If you were unable to attend a tryout, please contact us immediately to schedule a private session as teams will be selected within the coming week.

  Roster Spots are not guaranteed.  Current Strike Zone players are required to tryout and earn their new roster spot for the upcoming season.

Players are required to attend one indoor batting session and one outdoor session.

Pitchers should be prepared to throw during the indoor sessions.

Catchers should come prepared with equipment for both the indoor and outdoor sessions.

All Indoor Sessions will be held at the Strike Zone, 10 Mann Street, Worcester.

It is strongly encouraged you attend the session dates for your specific age group. If you are not able to attend that day, you may attend the make up date.

 

Most importantly, the Strike Zone does not charge players to tryout.  

Please Note:  AAU does not follow the same age parameters for their divisions as your local recreational league might follow.  

 

Please use the dates below when registering your child.

The Strike Zone is pleased to provide AAU Baseball Programs for the Following Ages:

 

U9 (born on or after May 1, 2010)

U10 (born on or after May 1, 2009)

U11  (born on or after May 1, 2008)

U12  (born on or after May 1, 2007)

U13  (born on or after May 1, 2006)

U14 (born on or after May 1, 2005)

U15  (born on or after May 1, 2004)

Players Should bring the following to tryouts:

 

Gloves

Bat

Helmet

Protective Cup

Baseball Pants

Baseball Cleats

Baseball Cap

Catchers Gear if applicable

Water

No Sleeveless Shirts

Threre is no Charge to Tryout out.

 

U9 and U10 

Tuition; $1,385 per player

 

At this level, many of the players are either entering their first year of Little League Majors, or will be within the next year.   The field of play is the same as the traditional Little League field, commonly  known as 40/60.  Players at this stage will grasp a better understanding of the fundamentals of play from the very basics to the more advanced.  

 

Playing at this level of AAU, kids will benefit from the ability to pitch, catch and generally play on a more consistent basis.  Many times a player at this age may not get the time on the mound with his town team due to the fact they may have 11 or 12 year old kids ahead of them in the pitching rotation.  They have the ability to pitch weekly, against other players their own age and skill level which will not only boost confidence but also basic skill sets.  

Games will be played once per weekend, unless they are in a tournament, either on Saturday or Sunday.  AAU schedules games as double headers.  We are well aware many of these kids play in their local recreational leagues and we do our best to not interfere with those schedules.

The Strike Zone travels to Mystic, CT each year for the War at the Shore Tournament Memorial Day weekend, which is a three day event that players and families always enjoy.

TUITION INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING

 

  • Approximately 14-16 Game Schedule consisting of one double header per weekend and tournaments, depending on the season's weather.

  • 2 tournaments 

  • 2 game jerseys, 1 pair of game paints, 1 pair of game socks and game belt

  • 2 Zone Select hats

  • Batting helmet

  • Practice Shirts and Shorts

  • Cold weather gear

  • Indoor practice sessions, beginning in January and ending in March

  • Team membership and insurance for A.A.U. participation

  • Special cage discounts throughout the year.

U11 and U12

Tuition; $1,850 per player

 

Players in this age group begin playing on what is commonly known as the 50/70 diamond, meaning 50' mound and 70' base path.  In addition to the larger field, the game is played with traditional High School rules or "open bases".   This is real baseball.  

 

Players will learn proper leading and stealing, advanced hitting mechanics, identifying pitches and more sophisticated field coverages. Pitchers and infielders wil begin to learn the art of holding runners to base and basic pick off moves.  The intent of the jump in field size and play, is to ready the kids for the 90' diamond when they turn 13, so the change is not as dramatic.  

Games will be played once per weekend, unless they are in a tournament, either on Saturday or Sunday.  AAU schedules games as double headers.  We are well aware many of these kids play in their local recreational leagues and are key players on those teams.  We do our best to not interfere with those schedules and coaches will communicate with players and parents what will be required of them on a weekly basis.

The Teams in this age group will play in two tournaments, one at the "War at the Shore" in Mystic, CT which will require an overnight stay over the Memorial Day weekend and another local tournament which can be driven to daily.

TUITION INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING

 

  • Approximately 18-20 Game Schedule consisting of one double header per weekend and tournaments.  There may be one or two weekends where four games are played but we do attempt to discourage this.

  • 2 tournaments

  • 2 game jerseys, 1 pair of game paints, 1 pair of game socks and game belt

  • 2 Zone Select hats

  • Batting helmet

  • Practice Shirts and Shorts

  • Cold weather gear

  • Indoor practice sessions, beginning in January and ending in March

  • Team membership and insurance for A.A.U. participation

  • Special cage discounts throughout the year.

U13 and U14 

Tuition; $1,975 per player

Many players will have begun playing for their middle school or high school teams at this time.  The tournament teams will concentrate on playing more tournaments over the course of the season than stand alone games.  Tournament teams will play an AAU schedule, but only against their divsional rivals without any non-divisional games.

These teams will play in 5 tournaments thorughout the region.  There will be one tournament over the Memorial Day weekend which will required boarding with the remainder of the tournaments will be local.

Players must be selected to these teams from tryouts and an invitation will be given.  Players may elect to play for the standard U13 & U14 teams if they chose to do so.  

Players selected for these teams will be asked to not participate in their local recreational leagues if they are pitchers or catchers.

TUITION INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING

 

  • 12-14 Game Divisional AAU Schedule consisting of one double header per weekend.  There may be one or two weekends where four games are played but we do attempt to discourage this.

  • 5 tournaments

  • 2 game jerseys, 1 pair of game paints, 2 pair of game socks and game belt

  • 2 Zone Select hats

  • Batting helmet

  • Practice Shirts and Shorts

  • Cold weather gear

  • Indoor practice sessions, beginning in January and ending in March

  • Team membership and insurance for A.A.U. participation

  • Special cage discounts throughout the year.