2018 Tryouts for AAA and Majors

Updated Tuesday March 6, 2018 by NWLL.

Tryouts for AAA and Majors Divisions are on February 24, 2018 at the Stoddert Elementary School Gym. Only registered players are eligible to attend; no walk-up registrants will be admitted.

The purpose of the tryouts is for coaches and League officials to assess players’ abilities and support the drafting of balanced, competitive teams across divisions.  

As such, all players are required to attend; if your child is unable to do so, please contact the Majors division Commissioner (majors@nwlldc.org).

All registered players are assigned to teams.  No players are cut. Tryout results are strictly confidential.  

All Little League-aged 12 year olds (YOs) play in Majors and all 9 YOs play in AAA.  10 and 11 YOs will be assigned to AAA or Majors depending on tryout results, with Majors is capped at 120 players.  Once a player has played in Majors, that player is ineligible for AAA. 

What to Expect:

On the day of the tryout, the League organizes a series of brief drills, each of which pertains to a critical baseball skill (i.e., fielding, throwing, batting, sprinting, and pitching).  Coaches observe players as they complete the drills and rate each player independently, assessing the player’s abilities

Parents and other guests/siblings are not permitted to observe.  You may wait in the entrance area of Stoddert ES or outside the building. 


The gym (indoors) at the Stoddert Rec Center, which is located inside Stoddert Elementary School: 4001 Calvert St NW, Washington, DC 20007

What to Bring:

  • Baseball glove
  • Athletic shoes (no street shoes, boots, or cleats—we will be indoors on a wooden floor)

NWLL will supply batting helmets, balls, and bats.  Players may bring their own bats but they will be placed in the pool of bats for general use. 

Tryout Times:

Last name begins with

Check-In times

Tryout start time

A through G

8:00 to 8:30


H through M

10:30 to 11:00


N through S

1:30 to 2:00


T through Z

4:00 to 4:30


Once players have finished their individual workouts, they are permitted to leave the gym with their parent/guardian.  

Thank you, and we look forward to welcoming your players on February 24.

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