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About Tryouts: What You Should Know

Players: Arrive 30 minutes early

Players should arrive 30 minutes before the start of each session to check in.

Equipment and attire

Players should come prepared with their own equipment, baseball attire (baseball pants), glove and bat. All players will receive a numbered Nokona T-shirt that they are required to wear during tryouts.

Bring water

Adequate hydration is vital to good conditioning and top athletic performance. Each ballplayer should bring enough water to last for several hours of playing time.

Cost: $50.00 payable to 'Nokona Baseball'

Cost for tryouts is $50.00 with check made out to "Nokona Baseball" and mailed to Nokona Baseball, 60 Pleasant Street, Suite 5, Ashland, MA  01721. Fill out the online Tryout Registration section on this page before sending your check; include the name of the player who is registering on the check (note that the only Tryout Registration form will only appear when Tryouts are approaching or in progress, typically between June 1 and August 31 each year).

Spring 10U Tryouts are FREE!

There is no cost for the Spring 10U Tryouts.

Team selection

The team selection process will take place during the week following the last tryout scrimmage.

Tryout Registration

2018 Tryout Dates/Times/Locations for 2019 Season

Registration fee is $50.00. See your completed registration form for payment details (you should receive this form—including payment stub to be sent along with your payment—via email after registering).

TRYOUTS SCHEDULE

Monday, July 30th: 
Skills Session Indoors - NAC
4:00pm - 5:00pm: 10U Skills
5:15pm - 6:15pm: 11U Skills
6:30pm - 7:30pm: 12U Skills
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Tuesday, July 31st:
Skills Session Indoors - NAC
5:00pm - 7:00pm: 15U Skills
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Wednesday, August 1st:
Skills Session Indoors - NAC
4:00pm - 5:30pm: 13U Skills
5:45pm - 7:15pm: 14U Skills
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Saturday, August 4th:
Scrimmage Outdoors (Babson College, Wellesley MA)
9:00am - 11:30am: 13U Scrimmage
12:00pm - 2:30pm: 14U Scrimmage 
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Sunday, August 5th:
(Off; no Tryouts scheduled)
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Monday, August 6th:

Skills Session Indoors - NAC:
4:00pm - 5:00pm: 10U skills
5:15pm - 6:15pm: 11U skills
6:30pm - 7:30pm: 12U skills
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Tuesday, August 7th:
Skills Session Indoors - NAC:
4:00pm - 5:30pm: 13U Skills
5:45pm - 7:15pm: 14U Skills
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Wednesday, August 8th:
Skills Session Indoors - NAC:
5:00pm - 7:00pm: 15U Skills
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Thursday, August 9th:
Skills Session Indoors - NAC:
5:00pm - 6:30pm: 16U Skills
6:45pm - 8:15pm: 17U Skills
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Friday, August 10th:
Scrimmages Outdoors (McCarthy Field, Medfield MA)
4:00pm - 5:30pm: 11U scrimmage
6:00pm - 7:30pm: 12U scrimmage
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Saturday, August 11th:
Scrimmages Outdoors (Noble and Greenough School, Dedham MA)
9:00am - 11:00pm: 13U scrimmage
11:30pm - 1:30pm: 14U scrimmage
2:00pm - 4:00pm: 15U scrimmage
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Sunday, August 12th:
Scrimmage Outdoors (Noble and Greenough School, Dedham MA)
9:00am - 11:00pm: 16U and 17U scrimmage
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Monday, August 13th:
Scrimmages Outdoors (Noble and Greenough School, Dedham MA)
5:30pm - 7:30pm: 15U scrimmage
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Tuesday, August 14th:
Scrimmages Outdoors (McCarthy Field, Medfield MA)
4:00pm - 5:30pm: 11U scrimmage
6:00pm - 7:30pm: 12U scrimmage
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Wednesday, August 15th
Scrimmages Outdoors (location to be announced)
5:30pm - 7:30pm: 16U and 17U scrimmage


10, 11 and 12 year olds

Sunday, Aug. 2, 3 - 6pm: Skills (McCarthy Field, Medfield MA)
Friday Aug. 14, 5 - 8pm: Skills (McCarthy Field, Medfield MA)

Saturday, Aug. 15, 11am to 2:30pm: Scrimmage (McCarthy Field, Medfield MA)
Scrimmage times: 10's and 11's — 11:00am to 12:30pm; 12's — 1 to 2:30pm

Sunday, Aug. 16, 2 to 5:30pm: Scrimmage (McCarthy Field, Medfield MA)
Scrimmage times: 10's and 11's — 2 to 3:30pm; 12's — 4 to 5:30pm

13 and 14 year olds

Tuesday, Aug. 18, 5 to 8pm: Skills (Memorial Field, Adams Street, Medfield MA)
Thursday, Aug. 20, 5 to 8pm: Skills (Memorial Field, Adams Street, Medfield MA)

Saturday, Aug. 29, 9am to 12pm: Scrimmage (Schilling Field, Medfield H.S., Medfield MA)
Sunday, Aug. 30, 9am to 12pm: Scrimmage (Schilling Field, Medfield H.S., Medfield MA)

15, 16, 17 and 18 year olds

Saturday, Aug. 15, 4pm to 7pm: Scrimmage (Babson College, Wellesley MA)
Sunday, Aug. 16, 4pm to 7pm: Scrimmage (Babson College, Wellesley MA)

How To Register for Nokona Baseball Tryouts

In order to participate in Nokona Baseball Tryouts, each ballplayer must register in advance. The registration process is simple: Fill out the online form on this screen under "Tryout Registration"; this process will make sure you've provided at least the minimum necessary information to register a ballplayer for Nokona Baseball Tryouts.

When you click the "Submit" button at the bottom of the "Tryout Registration" form, this information will be sent to our Registration team, and (if you provided a valid email address during registration) you'll receive an email containing a link to your Registration Receipt form (a PDF document). Click the link to download your Registration Receipt form. This form is to acknowledge registration only and is not a receipt for payment of the registration fee. You should open this receipt and print a paper copy (this will require Adobe Acrobat Reader, available for free here, or a similar application capable of viewing and printing PDF documents).

This Registration Receipt Form includes a payment stub at the bottom which you should detach from the receipt and include when mailing your check for $50.00 to Nokona Baseball. Instructions on who to make the check payable to, and where to send it, are included on your Registration Receipt Form.

Contact Our Staff Regarding Lessons

Please feel free to reach out to any of member of our training staff for information about lessons:

Instructor/Coach Dan Sullivan:  dan.sullivan44@gmail.com (hitting, pitching, fielding)

Instructor/Coach Jeff Paulsen:   coachjpaulsen@gmail.com (hitting, pitching, fielding)

Instructor/Coach Mike Lyon: nu7ball@yahoo.com (hitting, fielding)

Instructor/Clinician Steve Simoes: ssimoes@hopkinton.k12.ma.us (hitting, fielding, catching)

Instructor/Coach Eric Rodriguez: Eric.rodriguez@oracle.com (catching, hitting) 

Instructor/Coach Brandon Anderson: mrbrandonanderson@me.com. (all-around instruction)

Instructor/Coach Matt Healy: dynamicathleticperformance@gmail.com. (performance training)

Instructor/Coach Jack Ambrose: JackAtTheNAC@gmail.com. (hitting, pitching, fielding)

 

Nokona Baseball teams with players of ages 10-14 years compete regionally in the Elite Baseball League (EBL), while the college prospect teams with players of ages 15-18 compete at a variety of college showcase events locally, regionally and nationally.

Competitive tournaments across the region and around the country are hosted by Perfect Game, CABA, Triple Crown, USSSA, ECTB, Pastime and other elite baseball organizations. 

Player selection takes place in late summer/early fall and workouts begin in late fall at our indoor training facility located at 60 Pleasant Street, Ashland, MA (the NAC). The Nokona Baseball outdoor season begins in the spring as the weather permits.  Learn more...

Nokona Baseball Teams for 2019

Next year (the 2019 season), Nokona Baseball will field 14 teams spanning the age groups from 10-and-under to 18-and-under:

  • 10U Chiefs
  • 11U Chiefs
  • 12U Chiefs
  • 13U Chiefs
  • 13U Braves
  • 14U Chiefs
  • 14U Braves
  • 15U Chiefs (College Prospect team)
  • 15U Braves (College Prospect team)
  • 16U Braves (College Prospect team)
  • 16U Chiefs (College Prospect team)
  • 17U Chiefs (College Prospect team)
  • 17U Braves (College Prospect team)
  • 18U College Commitment Team

About the Nokona Baseball Program in the Northeast

The Nokona Baseball program was founded more than 13 years ago with a simple mission: To teach, train, develop and mentor young athletes whose interest it is to play college baseball, all at an affordable cost.

Nokona Baseball is centered on enhancing a player's opportunities for success.  For each age group, the Nokona Baseball Program represents a collection of the area’s most talented players. These athletes come together as a team and compete at the highest level while developing their individual skills and having fun in the process.

The right path to success can begin at any age.  Our organization and its coaches have an enormous passion for baseball. We look to identify and work with players who share a similar passion and want to get the most out of their talents and baseball careers.  We stress the importance of education and the discipline and preparation necessary to achieve success, thereby allowing our athletes the opportunity to play at the highest level possible.

Winning is a product of our success, but not the only measure. Nokona prides itself on past members who have gone on to prestigious colleges and universities, student athletes who have fulfilled their dream of someday being part of a quality collegiate baseball program. Our clinics, camps, and travel teams all help in the overall development of a player’s skills—but the life lessons learned along the way are invaluable.

Nokona teams have continuously put forth a level of commitment and dedication that has come to symbolize what it means to be a Nokona player and carry on in the proud tradition of the program.