Tryouts

Tryout Registration

A parent/guardian must complete the CR Reds Tryout Registration Form and pay the $25 tryout fee prior to his/her player attending a tryout. Contact tryouts@crreds.com with questions.

Baseball/Softball Tryout Dates
Age Group
Sport
Date/Time
Location
6U
Baseball
July 20th @ 5:30 PM
7U
Baseball
July 12th & 14th @ 5:30 PM
8U
Baseball
July 13th & 15th @ 5:30 PM
9U
Baseball
TBD

TBD

10U
Baseball
July 13th & 15th @ 7:30PM
11U
Baseball
July 13th @ 5:30 PM
12U
Baseball
July 12th & 14th @ 7:30 PM
13U
Baseball
TBD

TBD

14U
Baseball
TBD

TBD

8U
Fastpitch
July 6th & 8th @ 5:30 PM
9U
Fastpitch
TBD

TBD

10U
Fastpitch
July 12th & 14th @ 5:30 PM
11U
Fastpitch
July 12th & 14th @ 5:30 PM
12U
Fastpitch
July 12th & 14th @ 7 PM

Baseball and softball tryout dates for the 2021-22 season.

6U Baseball The 6U team will focus on the development and learning of basic concepts related to the game of baseball.  Team members will learn and practice simple skills like throwing, catching, hitting and fielding in a positive learning environment.  Practices will be held twice per week starting outdoors in April. The team will play 8-12 games per season from April to June.  Dues are $200 (does not include uniform).  The team is expected to participate in fundraisers, the annual parent’s night event and other Cedar Rapids Reds organizational activities.

Tryout Registration: 

A parent/guardian must complete the tryout registration and waiver forms online prior to his/her player participating in tryouts. Players will not be able to participate unless these forms are completed. Players are encouraged to attend both tryout dates. A fee of $25 is required prior to tryouts, a $40 fee will be required if paying the day of tryouts. This fee will go towards player dues if he/she makes the team. Each player will receive a CR Reds shirt to wear at tryouts.

About the Cedar Rapids Reds: 

The Cedar Rapids Reds is a non-profit organization that offers competitive baseball and softball and is dedicated to making a positive impact on the lives of young athletes in the Cedar Rapids area by building a passion around our motto “100% Effort, 100% Of The Time”.

What we are looking for:  

The Cedar Rapids Reds are currently seeking athletes that will be 6u, 7u, 8u, 9u, 10u, 11u, 12u, 13u & 14u. Players will be evaluated on key attributes (Speed, Hitting & Arm Strength, Defensive Ability, Attitude and Baseball/Softball IQ). Baseball layers will need to be of age by May 1st, 2021. Softball players need to be of age by December 31st, 2021. See age calculator below.

League Affiliation:

Cedar Rapids Reds teams are registered/sanctioned USSSA baseball/softball teams. Team schedules will consist of 30-40+ games.These may include league play (Positive Sports Training (baseball/softball league)/PG Softball league) and  weekend tournaments. Some tournaments may require travel. Games/Tournaments will be a mixture of coach/kid pitch (6U-7U) & kid pitch (8U-14U). Each team decides on their team schedule.

Player Fees:  

Player fees will be discussed at tryouts. Fees help pay for league costs (6U-9U), tournaments, winter indoor fees, equipment, insurance and other team related costs. An $800 commitment fee per player and player/parent contract will be due within 24 hours of being notified of selection to the team. Uniforms, helmets, and bats are not included in this cost.  This fee is non-refundable if the player later decides to not play for the Cedar Rapids Reds.

Note: Player fees are tentative and subject to change. If your son chooses to leave the Cedar Rapids Reds organization or is dismissed from the team due to rule violations or disciplinary reasons, all fees are non-refundable

Playing Time:  

Playing time is the most common source of dissatisfaction, disagreement, and problems for any team. It MUST be clearly understood that players are not guaranteed equal playing time. Playing time will be at the sole discretion of the coach/manager. It is CRITICAL that each player/ parent understand that this is a competitive environment and each player must EARN their spot/playing time. Each player, regardless of playing time must also understand that they have an important role to the team, even when playing time is not equal.

Note: Please remember that a spot on last year’s team doesn’t necessarily mean an automatic place on this year’s team. We expect returning players to work as hard as new players.

USSSA BASEBALL AND SOFTBALL AGE CALCULATOR

100% EFFORT, 100% OF THE TIME

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Rainout - Rainout makeup dates for all tryout age groups will be the week of July 18th.