Tryouts

Looking for a team?

Tryouts for the Fall 2020 and Summer 2021 seasons have been completed. There are still teams with roster spots available. Please contact individual coaches if you are interested in joining a team.

Teams with spots available
Age Group
Sport
Coach
Contact
10U
Baseball
Jack Shappee
coach@crreds.com
8U
Fastpitch
N/A
tryouts@crreds.com

About the Cedar Rapids Reds: 

The Cedar Rapids Reds is a non-profit organization that offers competitive baseball and is dedicated to having 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:

Baseball athletes that will be 6u, 7u, 8u, 9u, 10u, 11u, 12u, 13u & 14u.

Fastpitch athletes that will be 8u, 9u, 10u, 11u & 12u.

Players will be evaluated on key attributes (Speed, Hitting & Arm Strength, Defensive Ability, Attitude and Baseball/Softball IQ). See age calculator below.

League Affiliation:

Cedar Rapids Reds teams are registered/sanctioned USSSA baseball teams. Team schedules will consist of 30-40+ games. These may include league play (Positive Sports Training and/or Perfect Game) and weekend tournaments. Some tournaments may require travel. Baseball games/tournaments will be a mixture of coach pitch (6U -7U) & kid pitch (8U - 14U). Fastpitch games/tournaments will be a mixture of coach pitch (8U) and kid pitch (9U-12U). Each team determines their own team schedule.

Player Commitment Fee:  

Player fees will be discussed at tryouts. Fees help pay for tournament/league costs, equipment, insurance and other team/organizational costs. Uniforms, helmets, bats, cleats, bat bags and winter indoor fees are not included in this cost. A $500.00 commitment fee per player and player/parent contract will be due within 24 hours of being notified of selection/acceptance to a team. This commitment fee will be put towards total player fees. 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