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Tournament Trackers:

Machine Pitch, 8u Kid Pitch, 9u, 10u - Here!
11u and 12u - Here!

 

**Tournament qualification requires Spring 2022 enrollment in the Scottsdale Cal Ripken league.  Fall baseball does not impact eligibility.  See below for details.**

Each year, Scottsdale Cal Ripken teams compete in a state level tournament against the other Arizona Cal Ripken teams.  Depending on the age group, winning teams can advance to regionals and even to a national championship.

Our Region: Pacific Southwest Region (Arizona, Utah, Nevada, California, Hawaii and Guam)
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2022 Summer TOURNAMENT INFORMATION

Cal Ripken Baseball holds state and regional baseball tournaments each year, these tournaments occur each summer.  As a state franchise, Scottsdale Cal Ripken (SCR Baseball League) members are entitled to participate in the sponsored tournaments.  The tournament teams are made up from the best players in each age division. The tournaments provide the opportunity to travel with a team and play against the best players in the other Arizona and other western regional Cal Ripken Baseball leagues.  The tournament season begins in the second week of May with practices and depending on the outcome of the State tournament, the regional tournaments are held the third or fourth week of July.

 

As we are progressing through the Spring Season, I will be updating the 2022 tournament information below.  These divisions will participate:

  • 8U machine pitch - Head Coaches: TBD
    • State - June 2nd-5th, Hosted by SCR @ Reach 11
    • No Regional
       
  • 8U Kid Pitch - Head Coaches: TBD
    • State - June June 2nd-5th, Hosted by SCR @ Reach 11
    • Regional –  Price, Utah; July 24th Check-in/Games begin July 25th
       
  • 9U - Head Coach:  TBD
    • State - June June 2nd-5th, Hosted by SCR @ Reach 11
    • Regional – Kingsburg, CA; July 17th Check-in/Games begin July 18th
       
  • 10U - Head Coach:  TBD
    • State -  June 3rd-5th, Hosted by SCR @ Thompson Peak Park
    • Regional - Rohnert Park, CA; July 17th Check-in/Games July 18th-23rd
       
  • 11U - Head Coach:  TBD
    • State - June 3rd-5th, Hosted by SCR @ Thompson Peak Park
    • Regional - Los Altos, CA; July 17th Check-in/Games begin July 18th
       
  • 12U - Head Coach: Ryan McKay
    • State - June 3rd-5th, Hosted by SCR @ Thompson Peak Park
    • Regional - Fallon, NV; July 17th Check-in/Games July 18th-23rd

 

Since the tournaments are aged based and not division based, your player is allowed to play on team of their specific age.  So for example if your player is in the Minors division and is 8 years old, that player should sign up for 8u Kid Pitch or Machine Pitch, not 9/10u.  However, you must decide for your player which division they would like to try out in.  The “magic” baseball age date for players is 5/1/2022.  So for example, a player wanting to play in 8U cannot turn 9 before 5/1/2022.

 

Regional tournaments are usually in July outside of Arizona, and are for every division EXCEPT Machine Pitch.  Machine Pitch does not have a Regional Tournament.

 

To participate, you must agree to play in the Regional Tournament if your team wins the state tournament.

 

There is no payment required for registration in the tryouts; however if selected to the team, there will be costs for tournament registration and team uniforms.  Registration fees are approx $200 (official cost TBD).  In addition to the registration fees and depending on the location of the tournament, there may be added expenses for travel, hotels, and meals (state and regionals).  It should also be understood that there is a required commitment of time for practices and scrimmages.  Since there is only four weeks to prepare, practice times are likely to increase over a regular season schedule.  Further, if the state tournament team wins, the players and parents should be prepared to take the entire week to travel to the regional tournament.  Check your vacation schedules to determine if there are conflicts.

 

The goal of these Tournament Teams is to select the best possible players for each roster.  SCR Board members will review selection criteria and roster creations before announcing the final team, and select Team Managers and Coaches at that time.  If we have enough players to field multiple teams, we will consider fielding additional teams with the remaining players.

 

There should be no expectation of staying with your same coach or even players on your team.  If there is an abundance of players, some players may not be selected to a team.  It is important to talk with your child about this possibility.  It is also important to understand that whereas during the season all players are required to play in the field, during the tournament, there may be circumstances or instances when your child will not play.  This is the coach’s prerogative and decision. 

 

Tryouts will be the following dates for the All Star teams:

 

April 8th and 15th at Thompson Peak Park - times will be announced as we get closer.  Registrations will be setup on the SCR website.  Attending one tryout is necessary for your player to have a chance of being selected.  If a player attends both tryouts, the best evaluation will be used in the selection process.

 

*Deadline to register for tryouts are:  April 8th, and April 15th, respectively

 

We hope you will consider trying out for one of the tournament teams, as it is a very rewarding experience for players, coaches and the families involved.

 

If I can answer any questions or clarify any requirement, please feel free to contact me.+

 

FAQ's

When will we know if our player made the team?

  • Usually teams are formed about a week after the tryouts

 

When are practices?

  • Practices will typically be 3 to 4 times per week and will be held after 5pm on weekdays and possibly weekends if fields are available

 

Who are the coaches?

  • Head coaches will be determined after players have been selected.  We may ask for volunteers for each level ahead of time, with no promise that your player will be selected.

 

How many teams will be at each age level?

  • That will be finalized after tryouts, with typically 1-2 teams per age level

 

Jason Stringfield
SCR All-Stars Coordinator
jstringfield@scottsdalecalripken.com

 

***Any child that wishes to play baseball should be entitled to do so.  Scottsdale Cal Ripken will not deny any child the chance to play baseball due to financial hardship.***