Dear Parents and Future Bears,
I first want to thank all the players and parents for taking the time out of your busy schedule to fit in the 14u/13u tryouts this past weekend. My staff and I were very impressed with the depth of each age group, and the skill level which was displayed on the field. The players went through two intense workouts and really did show out well throughout the entire weekend.
I also want to thank Tom Kingsbury and the JBA Board for all the help. Our JBA Board works countless hours behind the scenes to make this the best baseball association in
In regards to the 2012 teams… it was a very hard and detailed process and our panel took many hours going over names, positions and all the information we gathered throughout the weekend. As I stated before, there is no perfect system… but my staff and I feel very fortunate to have these teams we have chosen within our feeder system. We know that not everyone can make it and a lot of time and effort was put into evaluating each player individually as well as each group (14u/13u) as a whole.
Lastly, as I told all of the players as we concluded, no matter what the evaluations say continue to get better at baseball; continue to respect the game, and do the little things right as you grow as a person and as baseball player.
Thanks for your time and GO BEARS!
13U Jackson Bears Purple
Manager: Todd Nicolas
13U Jackson Bears Gold
Manager: Aaron Thompson
13U Jackson Bears Black
Manager: Mike King
14U Jackson Bears Purple
Manager: Jason Pettigrew
14U Jackson Bears Gold
Manager: Andy Smith
Manager/Coaches Applications can be submitted starting July 1, 2011. Interviews will beging the first week of August. Managers/Coaches will be selected a week after the tryouts.
Tryout General Instructions
· Parents are encouraged to remove themselves from the tryout area.
· Players should be dressed in baseball attire, including a cup.
· Players should bring all of their baseball equipment needed for the tryout (bat, glove, helmet, catching equipment, water bottle/drink, etc.).
13 Year Old Tryouts
Friday, July 29th - Check-in will be at 3:00 pm at South Pavilion. Tryouts will begin promptly at 3:30 pm and last until 6:00 pm on South Fields #5 and #7.
Saturday, July 30th - Check-in will be at 12:30 pm at South Pavilion. Tryouts will begin promptly at 1:00 pm and last until 3:00 pm on South Fields #5 and #7.
14 Year Old Tryouts
Saturday, July 30th - Check-in will be at 3:00 pm at South Pavilion. Tryouts will begin promptly at 3:30 pm and last until 5:30 pm on South Field #5 and #7 and the Jackson Varsity Baseball Field.
Sunday, July 31st - Check-in will be at 12:30 pm at South Pavilion. Tryouts will begin promptly at 1:00 pm and last until 3:00 pm on South Field #5 and #7 and the Jackson Varsity Baseball Field.
Makeup Date for 13 and 14 Year Old Tryouts
Monday, August 1st - Check-in will be at 5:45 pm at South Pavilion. Tryouts will begin promptly at 6:00 pm and last until 7:00 pm on South Field #5.