2018 TP Rookie Ball Select Baseball Outdoor Workout/Tryout Session on October 18


The Toronto Playgrounds Baseball Committee has finalized the schedule for its fourth round of outdoor workout/tryout sessions for players born in 2010 who are interested in playing Rookie Ball Select for Toronto Playgrounds in 2018.

Players born in 2010 have an outdoor session on Wednesday, October 18 at Christie Pits Diamond 2 from 5:45 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

At this point, the Committee is not going to be holding any more outdoor select workout/tryout sessions for players born in 2009. We will be taking a break until the indoor portion of the tryout process begins in late January of 2018. Information as to the timing of those tryouts will be emailed and posted on the website by early January. All interested players born in 2009 will be able to take part in the indoor tryouts, no matter how many outdoor sessions they attended.

As a reminder, please don’t worry or panic if you can’t make it to these announced sessions...for this part of the tryout process, there will be a number of outdoor sessions for each age group, and missing one or two of them will not mean you won’t make the team. We realize that some players won’t be able to attend all the sessions….if you are interested, but can’t make these sessions, please let us know by return email….please include your child’s year of birth in the email. The Committee will be holding sessions for each age group on different days of the week during the outdoor workout/tryout portion so that everyone has as many chances as possible to make it out.

It’s also important to note that no one will be “cut” based upon these outdoor sessions. When the outdoor sessions end later in October, there will be a break before the tryouts resume indoors in the winter (in late January/early February)….everyone who is still interested at that point will be able to attend the indoor tryouts. Cuts will start to be made after two or three weeks of the indoor sessions.

These outdoor sessions are very important in that they give us as a league an opportunity to make an informed decision as to how many select team we can field in each division. The decision as to whether we have both Major and Minor select teams in each division or one blended team will not be made until after the outdoor sessions wrap up. So if you’re interested in trying out for Select please make it out to at least a couple of the outdoor sessions…but please also only come out to these sessions if you know you are interested in trying out for Select. Please read the Different Levels of Baseball at TP” information sheet regarding the Select program carefully before deciding to come out for the Select workouts/tryouts. As it states in the information sheet, if you are only interested in playing house league in 2018, then you don’t need to come out to any of these sessions.

Please click on the following link to access the Different Levels of Baseball at TP information sheet.

On days of questionable weather, Players and Parents are strongly advised to check our Hotline [(416) 392-1914], Twitter feed [@TPbaseballnews], or website [https://torontoplaygrounds.ca/news/] if the weather is suspect for updates on the status of their outdoor workout/tryout session. Updates will be posted 45-60 minutes prior to the start of the session.

If you have any questions, please contact us at tpbaseball@gmail.com