FAQs- TRYOUTS

What is the All-American program?

The USSSA All American Program was established in 2011 with the aim of providing increased opportunities for baseball players to demonstrate their abilities and represent their region of the country at a national event. The athletes are evaluated by some of the top scouts in baseball. The players are evaluated based on their individual skill level and athleticism.

After the All American scouting, the top athletes from each region will be selected to represent their region at the All American Games, which are held annually at the USSSA Space Coast Complex in Viera, Florida. At the Games, the regional teams will compete against each other in a fun and competitive environment. The ultimate goal of this program is to provide a pathway for individual athletes to be evaluated and earn the opportunity to participate in a national event at the All American Games.

What is an All-American tryout?
The tryout component of the USSSA All American Program is designed to identify the elite baseball players in each age division. All tryouts will provide each athlete with an equal opportunity to showcase their abilities in hitting, throwing, fielding, pitching/catching, and athletic testing. Players will be evaluated at two positions, primary and secondary. The All American Baseball Program will hold tryouts in six regions across the country: West, Midwest, Southeast, Southwest, Northeast and South. Athletes will be placed in a region based on their home State. Age groups will be determined strictly by the USSSA age calculator. For more information on the age group breakdown, please visit the following link. Age Calculator
Who will run the tryouts?

The staff for the USSSA All American Games tryout will be lead by professionals from the Premier D-BAT Baseball Training Academies, USSSA Scouts, and Strength and Conditioning Coordinator from Major League Baseball, Kevin Barr.

Where is my tryout?

USSSA has partnered with the Premiere D-BAT Baseball Training Academies in your area to host your tryout. https://aagbaseball.usssa.com/tryout-information/

 

What time is my tryout?

The tryout will take place in the evening after school. Check-in will be at 6pm and tryout evaluations will follow promptly at 6:30. You should expect to set aside approximately 2 hours for the tryout. USSSA will contact you if times/dates are adjusted.

How and when will I know if my athlete has been selected?

Once a tryout is completed, the USSSA National Baseball office will reach out to selected players within 7-10 days. After notice, the selected player will have 72 hours to accept their invitation and register for the All American Games.

What is my financial responsibility?

The USSSA All American Games tryouts cost are $175. After being selected through the tryouts, athletes will have 72 hours to accept the invitation and register for the All American Games. The remaining fee for participation in the tournament is $275.

Is the tryout fee refundable if my athlete is not selected?

No. The tryout fee is not refundable if the athlete is not selected. If the athlete is selected to attend the All American Games the tryout fee will be applied to remainder of the cost.

What is my age classification for the All American Games?

For more information on the age group breakdown, please visit the following link. Age Calculator

Is 8u kid pitch or coach pitch?

8u is kid pitch at the Summer All American Games.

How many athletes will be selected?

36 athletes per region, per age group. (3 teams)

When will I know what team my athlete is on?

When all tryouts have concluded, teams will be announced. June/Early July.

What if I missed my tryout?

You may move your scheduled tryout to a different location. Please contact the USSSA Baseball office. Refunds will not be issued post tryout date.

2024 Summer All American Game Tournament fees are non refundable.

How and when will I get my tryout evaluation report?

The email will come directly from Skill Shark 1-2 weeks post tryout. You will receive updates with new averages periodically as we host new tryouts. Be sure to check your spam folder.

What is the tryout evaluation?

The All American Games Assessment Data is meant to serve as a starting point of player development for each athlete.  If something can be measured, it can be improved.  This information will help provide each athlete, parent, & coach objective data for identifying areas of improvement to target for improvement.

The reports show the current age-average for each metric.   Each athlete is in a very different place physically and this information needs to be treated strictly as an individual roadmap to improvement and should NOT be viewed as good or bad.

1 to 5 scores are % based on 5 reps for fielding, throwing, and hitting.  The velocities and times are straight-forward.  The current average for each metric for each age group is based on data captured at the events listed on the report.  As more events are completed, you will continue to get updated reports.

FAQs- SCOUTED

Why was my athlete scouted?

Scouts from USSSA All American were present at a recent tournament where your athlete participated. After assessing the performance in hitting, fielding, and throwing, they believe your athlete meets the stringent criteria to participate in the upcoming All-American Games scheduled for this summer at Space Coast Stadium.

Does my athlete still have to tryout if scouted?

No. The scouting invitation is a direct invite to the USSSA All American Games.

What is my financial responsibilty?

The tournament cost is $450

What's in it for me?

5 GG, 2 All American Jerseys, All American Hat, a custom All American ring, player evaluations, and other surprises we have in store for the week!

What is the deadline to accept the invitation?

Once the rosters are filled, we will go to a waitlist! We are actively hosting tryouts and scouting for this event every week. Don’t miss this unforgettable week of baseball!