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CATS Tryout Information



2022/2023 Cats Travel Evaluations

Evenings of July 26th - July 27th 



Please note, all athletes are required to register prior to tryouts at myathletics.com. Registration will open soon. 

2022-2023 Cats Travel Softball Tryout Info
We hope your daughter's current season is going well!  We wanted to share the dates and times for this year's 10u, 12u and 14u (non High School) Cats travel program tryouts and the parent information meeting. Tryouts and the parent meeting will be held at Olio Fields.  

10u, 12u, 14u (Non-High School) Cats Travel Tryouts 7/26 - 7/27 (7/28 rain date) 

Tuesday, 7/26 - all players
Wednesday 7/27 - all players
Thursday, 7/28 - Rain Date 

Check in each day starting @ 4:45

Tryouts 5:15 - 7:15

High School Tryouts (14u, 16u, 18u):  Please contact Travel Commissioner, Melissa McNall at  [email protected] for additional information.  

Optional Parent Meeting:
There will be an optional parent information meeting on Tuesday, July 12th at 5:30 p.m. at the picnic tables behind the concession stand at Olio Fields. We will provide additional information on the Cats Travel Program and answer any questions you may have.  

We will send out additional information in the weeks to come.  We will also be sending out additional information regarding our Cats All-Star Showcase tryouts as soon as details are finalized.  

Please direct any questions regarding Cats travel softball to Travel Commissioner, Melissa McNall at [email protected].

Interested in coaching? Find the 2022-2023 Cats Travel Coach Application HERE,. All applications can be sent  to [email protected]. Coaching interviews will be the weeks of July 11th and 18th with head coaches being announced no later than July 24th. 

 

Frequently Asked Questions

How many teams are typically in each age group?
We historically have had at least 2 teams at 10u, 12u and 14u.  In more recent years we have had enough interest to add a 3rd team at 12u and a High School team. We will form as many teams as we are able, while ensuring each team has enough pitching and catching to remain competitive.

What is a typical schedule?
The fall season typically runs September through early October.  The spring/summer season typically runs April through mid-July.  Most teams typically practice 2 times per week August – October and January-July.  All outdoor practices are at Olio Fields.  All indoor practices are at our indoor facility in Fortville.  Many coaches will host optional workouts in November & December.  Most teams play an average of 3-5 tournaments in the fall and 9-10 tournaments in the spring/summer.   High School teams will typically play 3-5 indoor tournaments between November and February.  10u, 12u and 14u non-HS may also play 1-2 indoor tournaments during that timeframe. 

What is the typical cost per player?
Typical cost per player is around $600 + uniforms (approx. $150).  Total cost per player will depend on how many tournaments each team participates in and any team fundraising.

Where do most teams travel?
We typically host 2-3 tournaments at Olio in the fall and 4-6 tournaments at Olio in the spring/summer.  Other popular tournament sites are Center Grove, Shelbyville, Edinburgh, Columbus & Upland.  Teams do have the ability to travel out of state, including participating in a World Series, should they choose to do so.

What equipment is needed?
Players will purchase a team bat bag and helmet.  All players are expected to provide their own face mask and bat.  Catchers are expected to provide their own gear. Pitchers and corner infielders are highly encouraged to wear heart guard shirts.

What level do Cats teams typically play?
The top team in each age group typically will register and play in B level tournaments.  The 2nd team in each age group will typically register and play as either an Open or C team, depending on age and experience of the players. 

Do all players have to live in HSE School District?
All 10u, 12u and non-HS 14u players must live in the HSE School District.  High School teams can have up to 25% of their roster consist of players who live outside the HSE School District. 

How many players are typically on each team?
Most non-High School teams carry 11 players.  High School teams will typically have 12 players. 

Are lessons required?
Lessons are not required at any level, however pitching lessons are recommended for pitchers in all age groups.  Hitting lessons are recommended for all players 12u and above. 

Are there rules on playing time?
There are no rules on playing time.  Coaches have discretion in determining playing time and positions.  We encourage coaches to keep time as equal as possible while being competitive and developing players in multiple positions.

 

Contact

MUDSOCK YOUTH SOFTBALL

FHSEYSL, 12690 Promise Road
Fishers, Indiana 46038

Phone: 317-845-5582
Email: [email protected]

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