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May, 2022

Summer All Star Baseball Tryouts

Each spring AYRA holds tryouts for 8U, 10U, 12U and 15U Rec All-Star teams. AYRA All-Star teams consist of the best recreational baseball players in each age group.

All players are welcome to tryout regardless of their rec program affiliation provided they are not currently registered with a travel team.


These All-Star Teams typically compete in 3-4 local tournaments throughout the summer against other recreational All-Star Teams. They are extremely fun and a great way to keep the season going after spring. 


The main tournaments this year are:



LFYAA Recreational All Star - 12U June 24-26, 8U/10U/15U July 1-3rd

Lake Shore War at the Shore - July 8-10th

BPYAA Invitational 12U July 8-11th, 10U/15U July 15-18th 

HCYP Invitational - July 15-18th

AYRA High Heat Rec All Star Division - July 30-31



To be considered for a team please attend AT LEAST ONE OF the following tryout sessions - please note that tryouts start THIS WEEK:



08U -   Thursday, May 12th, 6:00 PM North Laurel Park Field 2

Sunday, May 15th, 12:00 PM Hammond Elementary School Field 1

            Sunday, May 22nd, 12:00 PM, Schooley Mill Park Field 1 


           Head Coach Brian baker  - [email protected]


(We are also looking for someone to take the lead for our 9U Travel Team for the 2022 Fall & 2023 Spring Seasons. This team typically forms from the 8U Summer All Star Team)




10U -  Friday, May 13th 5:30 pm, Schooley Mill Park, Field 1

           Sunday, May 22nd 12:00 pm, Hammond Elementary School, Field 1


           Head Coach Steve Pipe - [email protected]



12U -   Friday, May 13th, 5:30 pm, Hammond Middle School 1

            Sunday, May 15th, 12:00 pm, Hammond Middle School 1
(this date is mandatory if you are interested playing, scrimmage lined up with CBL)


            Head Coach Eli Rivera - [email protected]




15U -    Friday, May 13th, 6:00 pm, Blandair Park, Field 5

            Thursday, May 19th, 5:30 pm, Meadowbrook Park, Field 2 

            Head Coach Dan Heim - [email protected]



Please contact the coaches directly if you cannot make one of the dates.



During the tryout, we are looking for the BEST players in each age group across pitching, hitting, fielding and other specific baseball skills. Availability to attend each tournament WILL be a consideration for making the team. Coaches will be able to provide more information on which tournaments they are entering at the time you are offered a spot on the team.


Tryouts will consist of 5 major skills which will be evaluated by our head coaches:


Pitching: players will pitch 10-15 pitches to a catcher and are evaluated on accuracy, speed and ability to throw multiple pitches. 

Fielding / Throwing: players will be on the field while coaches hit them ground balls. They are evaluated on fielding form, throwing form and arm strength. 

Hitting: Players will either be in the batting changes or on an open field with a coach pitching to them. They are evaluated on quality of contact, form and power. 

Base Running: Players will be evaluated on speed and base running mechanics



All-Star teams use an age cutoff date of 4/30. The following is a breakdown of eligible ages for each group:

  • 8U – born on or after 5/1/2013

  • 10U – born on or after 5/1/2011

  • 12U – born on or after 5/1/2009

  • 15U – born on or after 5/1/2006


Please make sure to register for the 2022 Summer All Star tryouts by visiting and setting up an account. Registration is free and there is no cost to tryout. 





If you have any questions please contact [email protected]




Schooley Mill Park - 12975 Hall Shop Rd, Highland, MD 20777

Hammond ES/MS - 8110 Aladdin Dr, Laurel, MD 20723 (middle school fields are around back)

North Laurel Park - 9250  North Laurel Road, Laurel, MD 20723 (drive around back of Laurel Woods Elementary School)

Blandair Park - 5750 Oakland Mills Road, Columbia, MD 20145

Meadowbrook Park - 5001 Meadowbrook Lane, Ellicott City, MD 21043

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