Dear Prospective Baseball Players:
I would like to welcome you to the 2023 18U AAA Swift Current 57s baseball tryouts. These tryouts will be for all players interested in playing AAA baseball this spring/summer. Whether you are a returning player or new to the team I hope that you have all spent some time training and preparing for the upcoming tryouts. We will be running two skills based sessions on separate evenings, and depending on the number of players, potentially an intrasquad game as well.
Tryouts for this year’s team will be held on April 19-20 with locations pending. If we are able to be outside, they will be held at Kinsmen field from 4:30-6:30 both days. If we are unable to get outside, April 19th will be at the Stockade from 8:15-10:15, and April 20th at Prime Training 4:30-6:30. (Please wear baseball pants and bring all necessary equipment for the positions you wish to try out for. Indoor tryouts you can wear shorts/sweats)
The purpose of playing AAA baseball is to compete at the highest level available. With our entry into the AAA league, the expectation from our players is to be committed to the team for the entirety of the season. More information about team guidelines will be shared once the team is selected.
Practices will be held on Tuesday/Thursday with times to be announced. Our schedule consists of 30 games (15 home and 15 away), starting in May and concluding at the end of July. We will be partaking in the Sask Selects tournament, being held in Swift Current May 19-22.
The annual 18U AAA Provincial tournament will be held on July 28-30, with a host site yet to be determined. We will be required to earn a spot in this tournament, and teams will be determined by placing in the top 8 positions of the league standings.
Players please fill out the Google Form below in preparation of tryouts. Note that all players must be registered on RAMP prior to signing up. If you would like to inquire further about team information please contact me via email at email@example.com prior to tryouts.
Link to the form: SC 57s 18U AAA Baseball Questionnaire
Thank you for your interest,
Coach Kurri Darby
May 19-22, 2023
Registration is open now! Please Email firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
- 16 – team limit
- Entry fee $750 + one dozen game balls
- Registration is open now. Email email@example.com to register
- 4 – game guarantee. All Baseball Saskatchewan rules apply
- Concession and washrooms available on-site
- Cash prize for 1st place
*Upon registration teams will be given payment instructions
Hello 57’s Players and Families,
I’m excited to be back at the diamonds for another exciting season! We will be playing in the SPBL AA league as well as some additional tournaments. We will have both weekend and weekday games this year. Practices will be on Mondays and Wednesdays. Players need to be registered with SCMB before tryouts.
There will be two nights of evaluations:
Wednesday, April 13th 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Thursday, April 14th 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Any players interested in attending the evaluations for the 18U AA 57’s, please email the attached form to firstname.lastname@example.org If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to email me.
Swift Current U18 AA 57s
My name is Liam Choo-Foo and I will be the Head Coach of the 18U AAA Swift Current 57’s this season. Our team is planning to play in the highly competitive Saskatchewan Premier Baseball League again this year. In non-Covid times the league played 30 games prior to play-offs, which are also our Provincials since this is a provincial league with a north and south division. By the time tryouts begin I will have our schedule in place. In order to play on the team there are commitments required:
- Games every weekend from April 23 until playoffs ending July 24
- Easter is late so we will be practising through the holiday
- Some midweek games
- Practises every Tuesday and Thursday with some additional Wednesdays
- League fees now include online streaming fees…$1850
- We will be bringing in guest instructors this year and giving them an honorarium (gift card)
- We will rent a van for midweek away trips
- Announcer…Colin Powers
- You can expect team fees to be around $900…hopefully less.
- Parents need to be involved…diamond maintenance, Gamechanger, scorekeeping, etc.
- We are hosting the Selects tournament this year for Baseball Sask
- This is the highest level of minor baseball played in the province, equal playing time is not something that will be guaranteed
There will be two nights of evaluations with non-parent evaluators in place to help select the team. There will be anywhere from 12-14 players selected. If more than 12, then a player or two may have a specific role or be an AP, i.e.) pitcher only, which is something you need to think about. There will be a mandatory parent meeting prior to the 1st tryout session at 5:45. Players will be met individually after the last tryout and told if they were successful or not. Tryouts will not be instruction…strictly a showcasing of skills so they may finish early depending on the number of candidates. Tryouts will be:
Friday, April 8th 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Thursday, April 7th Thursday tryout cancelled due to weather
If your child is interested in attending the evaluations for the 18U AAA 57’s, please complete the short registration form and email it to me at email@example.com deadline Friday April 8th. If you have any questions about the team, league, or commitment level don’t hesitate to shoot me an email.
Liam Choo-Foo Head Coach – 18U AAA Swift Current 57’s