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All Rosters are full for 2024 Spring/Summer Season.

Age level is selected using the player’s age as of May 1, 2024.
For example: a player that is currently 11, but turns 12 in February 2024 (before the May 1 cutoff) would be too old to play 11u baseball and must try out for 12u.

Tryout Format and Details

  • Players need to bring all baseball equipment they would normally bring to a game, AND a pair of turfs/tennis shoes in case of bad weather. Evaluations will take place as scheduled rain or shine
  • Please plan to arrive at least 15-20 minutes early so you have plenty of time to get checked in and stretched out.
  • Tryout Sessions will typically last 1-1.5 hours. Depending on how many participants, they may run shorter or longer.
  • After all players are checked in, the coaches will have a quick huddle/meeting with the players and partner them up to play catch/loosen arms
  • All players will get a chance to showcase their running speed, infield skills, outfield skills, and batting.
  • Players that Pitch and/or Catch will have the opportunity to showcase those skills as well.
  • Immediately following Player Evaluations, there will be a meeting with all the parents where we can talk about the program in more detail.
  • Players are not required to attend multiple tryout sessions – attending any one of the tryouts makes you eligible for team selection

If you can’t make it to the open tryouts, and would still like to be considered for the team: please let us know as far in advance as possible so we can set up an individual/small group evaluation session with one of our staff.

Please note: Players in High School for the 2023-2024 Academic Year (2025, 2026, and 2027 graduating classes) need to try out for NCBA’s Golden Spikes regardless of their age – use this link: http://ncbagoldenspikes.com/golden-spikes-tryouts/

 

The NCBA Player Development Program is built around the PLAYER! NCBA will help you develop as a young man in the game of baseball, and give you the resources necessary to maximize your baseball potential.

Membership: As a team member, you receive full access to the finest indoor/outdoor baseball only training facility in the state of NC. The facility is open year round, and accessible for you to grow and develop your skills.

Sports Performance Training: NCBA has partnered with William Bradley Sports Performance to provide each team an 8 week training program in the fall. The players learn how to improve their strength, speed, agility, and movement patterns. Sports performance training allows each player to perform better at higher levels of competition.

Team Hitting: Each team will go through a 6 week hitting program taught by NCBA’s instruction staff during the offseason. Each team will learn the fundamentals and mechanics used by MLB hitters.

Lessons: Every player in our program receives 12 30-minute lessons to use with NCBA’s instruction staff. Lessons supplement your team practices and allow you to get the one-on-one attention you need to improve your individual skills.

Uniforms: As a team member, you will wear top quality uniforms from the leading manufacturers in the baseball industry. Shoes by Mizuno, Pants by Rawlings, Hats from The Game, and Jerseys from Rawlings and Badger. Each player receives 2 jerseys, 2 pants, 1 pair of cleats, 2 hats, a belt, socks, and practice tee shirt/shorts.

Administration: NCBA administers all team business. Team registrations, rosters, tournament entry, collection of team fees, and coaching clinics are all services provided to each team to allow your efforts and focus to be on playing!

Tournaments: Teams will play 3-4 tournaments in the fall (September-October) and 8-10 tournaments in the spring/summer. 13u and 14u teams will not begin their summer tournaments until Middle School baseball season is over.

Discounts: Each team member receives a 10% discount on all merchandise, camps, and lessons purchased through the NCBA Pro Shop!

Additional Benefits: Each team member receives up to 10 free rounds in the batting cages per day. First-year players in our program will receive a HELMET and BAT BAG courtesy of NCBA as a thank you for joining.