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ATL Tryout Dates for 2021/2022 season

13U – June 14th (Makeups June 28th)

14U - July 19th (Makeups July 26th) at North Atlanta HS

15U - July 12th (Makeups July 26th) at North Atlanta HS

16U - July 19th (Makeups July 26th) at North Atlanta HS

17U - July 26th at North Atlanta HS

18U – July 26th  at North Atlanta HS

 **If a player cannot make one of the two tryout dates, please contact [email protected] to setup a tryout BEFORE your tryout date.

** Times will be released approximately 48 hours before the dates based on registration numbers.


How many teams per age group:

This is dependent on tryout numbers and quality of players per age group. ATL plans on fielding on 2021/2022:

13U – 5 teams

14U – 4 teams

15U – 3 teams

16U – 2 teams

17U – 1 team

18U - 1 team

 

What if my child cannot attend the designated tryout date for his/her age group?

If you cannot make the assigned date for your child’s age group, please contact Josh Kornblum ( [email protected]) for possible alternate times earlier in the summer. Alternate times are not guaranteed. All players must tryout to be considered for a team.

 

What is the cost for the ATL tryout.

Tryout cost is $80.

  

How do I register for a tryout?

Players and families can register at https://www.atllightning.com/Default.aspx?tabid=2738313 

 

What should players bring with them to tryouts?

Players should always wear running shoes/turfs, baseball pants, and a baseball hat.  Players should also bring their own baseball gear (cleats, glove, bat, helmet) and a drink.  

 

What is the tryout format?

Players will be properly warmed up and then tested in the 60 and other metrics. Players will be evaluated for pitching, hitting, defense and running ability as part of a pro-style workout. Each player will get multiple reps in fielding, hitting, throwing. Pitchers and catchers will also showcase their abilities in bullpens and throw downs.

 

What are the expected costs to play with ATL?

Program fees for the season range from $3,000. This fee covers coaching services, practices, games, tournaments, recruiting services, and all facility/field usage. We ask for a $750 deposit when offered a spot on a team to lock in your roster spot. The remainder of the balance is broken up into three payments: fall, winter and spring.

 *Note: Each family will be responsible for purchasing a mandatory ATL fall player pack and uniforms. Additional gear, spirit wear, etc. is also available for purchase at program discounted prices.

 

How large are the rosters for each team?

The roster size for each team depends on the age group and if the team has any “pitcher only” players. ATL does not believe in pitcher only at the 13 and 14 year old levels. Traditionally, the rosters grow the older the age groups. We believe in not over picking teams in order to give each player ample practice and playing time. We are intentional with our rosters sizes to properly develop young, developing athletes. 

 

Are there any open spots on teams?

Yes. Every player must try out to earn a spot on the team. ATL does not reserve roster spots.

 

Will you have more teams at a certain age level than you did last year?

We want to offer as many teams as we can, but we need to have the right players who are invested in the ATL program.  For that same reason, we may offer less teams at certain age groups. Number of teams are dependent on quantity and quality of players trying out. 

 

How much travel do ATL teams do?

Most tournaments are local as metro Atlanta offers a plenty of opportunities to play against quality opponents  to showcase our baseball skills. Generally, younger teams (13U-14U) will take 1-2 out of town trips. For older teams, if we think it helps them in the recruiting process then we may look into more trips.

The decision to travel is suggested by each team’s coach and business manager and then determined by the parents of that team.

 

How much playing time will my kid get?

Our goal is to develop the players to become the best baseball player and person they can be. Our roster sizes are intentional to allow for players to get quality practice, playing and rest time. Head coaches will ultimately determine the playing time for their team members, and it is expected that each player gets a chance to play.  We also believe healthy competition is vital for development. There are times when lineups and rotations get tighter during tournaments, in those unique circumstances it is expected that coaches adequately communicate with the players.

 

How is the fall structured if my kid son/daughter plays another sport?

A core belief in the ATL program is that young athletes should have the opportunity to play multiple sports. Studies show that young athletes that play multiple sports have fewer overuse injuries, develop better overall athletic skills, have the opportunity to develop more mental and life skills, and have the ability to further build confidence. ATL has a unique fall structure where teams will practice on a weekend day. Then,  ATL offers skill developmental sessions during the week. Each day is varied to  focus on hitting, fielding, or pitching/catchers. The skill sessions rotate each week to different days so players will not miss the same skill session each week because of other commitments. The skill sessions are included in the player fees and are voluntary, however highly recommended. Individual coaches may offer additional practices at their discretion. Teams will be play a 3-5 weekend tournament schedule during the fall as well.

 

What facilities and fields does ATL use?

Through our partnerships with Buckhead Baseball, NYO, and the local community, ATL has many facilities at our disposal. ATL will use NYO, North Atlanta High School, the Galloway baseball/softball complex (Warren Road) and Oglethorpe University. We have access to indoor and covered cages as well as four baseball fields.

Please contact Dan Giordano or Josh Kornblum for more information. 

Registration Listing

2021-22 ATL Travel Baseball

Tryout Information:
 
13U
Monday June 14th
Monday June 28th
Location: Garr Field, NYO
  • To be considered for one of the top two teams players must attend one of these two tryouts dates or setup an earlier tryout date. To arrange a tryout BEFORE these dates, please contact [email protected]
  • Players will come in groups for tryouts. Times will be communicated to families a few days before the tryout.
  • Players should be ready to accept offers and pay deposit within 48 hours of tryout.
 
 
14U - July 19th
2:30pm and 4:30pm at North Atlanta High School
*Players exact time will be communicated to families a few days before the tryout.
 
16U - July 19th
4:30pm and 6:30pm
*Players exact time will be communicated to families a few days before the tryout.

17U/18U and 14U/15U/16U Makeup: - July 26th
2:30pm /4:30pm/6:30pm at North Atlanta High School
*Players exact time will be communicated to families a few days before the tryout.

18U

Registration closes on 08/09/2021 at 12:00 AM
Season Dates: 08/02/2021 to 07/10/2022
$2000.00

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Atlanta, Georgia 30342

Phone: 404-256-1483
Email: [email protected]

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