Tryout Policy (Hamilton Cardinals Rep Baseball)

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TIN (Tryout Identification Number)

The HCBA will be using the “TIN" (Tryout Identification Number) system to select and release players for Tier 1 and Tier 2 tryouts.  Each players TIN will be listed on the ‘tryout player list’ at for the respective team the player is trying out for.

Players will receive their TIN prior to (or at) their first try-out, and will continue to be identified by this number throughout the Tier 1 tryouts, and the Tier 2 tryouts if applicable.  TIN’s will be random numbers, and not based on the order of arrival at the first tryout or registration.  It is very important to keep your TIN private and confidential.

Players who are selected to advance to the next tryout will be posted on the HCBA website (select your team under the Tryout List menu/tab) and identified by the age group and their TIN).   If your TIN does not appear on the website, it means you have been released. The TIN system will be in effect until the last tryout.

Some reasons for this change:

  • Impersonal – emotions aren’t part of the message
  • Private – players learn of the good news / bad news surrounded only by their support group rather than their peers
  • Convenience – players don’t have to wait in long lines before or after their tryout session
  • Better Decisions – coaches / evaluators can use additional time after each session to more carefully make their selections

Upon conclusion of each tryout, players invited to attend the next try-out will have their TIN posted on the website for the team they are trying out for under the ‘tryout player list’.

Players being released from the Tier 1 team, are then eligible to try out for the tier 2 team (if applicable).

The updated ‘tryout player list’ will be posted on approximately 6-8 hours following the most recent tryout.

 All Players must arrive approximately 30 minutes prior to the first tryout to facilitate the aforementioned sign-in process.

All Hamilton Cardinal Rep team tryouts will begin following Labour Day The complete schedule for tryouts will be posted on the website, and will be subject to change based on weather. Tryouts for all 2018 Hamilton Cardinals Rep teams will be completed by October 1st (weather dependent) 

Any Hamilton Cardinals Rep player wishing to play in another centre must first secure a release from the Hamilton Cardinals Baseball Association. However, a release may not be provided if a player has committed and signed to a Hamilton Cardinals Rep Baseball roster.

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Printed from on Monday, July 23, 2018 at 11:24 AM