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2019 Mentor Big Red Fastpitch Tryouts

Open tryouts for the five 2019 Mentor Big Red Fastpitch teams (14U/13U/12U/11U/10U) will be held on August 7, 8, and 11, 2018, at the Mentor Civic Center fields (north side of Mentor High School).

  • Tuesday, Aug. 7, and Wednesday, Aug. 8
  • Registration and warmup from 6 to 6:30pm, and tryouts from 6:30 to 8pm
  • Saturday, August 11
  • Registration and warmups 9:30 to 10am, and tryouts from 10 to 11:30am

Big Red tryouts are open to athletes from all communities; there is no residency requirement. We encourage multi-sport athletes and will work to accommodate schedules. Anticipated team commitment varies depending on the discretion of the head coach for each age group, but may include:

  • Six to eight weekend tournaments from May through July (out of town travel and overnight stay may be required for some tournaments).
  • Participation in local area Fall/Winter/Spring/Summer fastpitch leagues or tournaments to supplement game experience.
  • One practice per week at indoor facility during the cold months to enhance skill development and increase knowledge of the game.
  • One to three practices per week outdoors from April to July.

Big Red is a non-profit competitive girls' fastpitch organization sponsored by the Mentor Girls Softball League. Teams are ASA and USSSA sanctioned. Coaches are ASA/ACE certified and have passed a background check. The mission of Mentor Big Red is to provide a safe, competitive, and fun environment for girls to learn and enjoy the game of fastpitch softball. Our dedicated coaches and volunteers facilitate the growth of our young athletes through skill development, and by promoting hard work, integrity, confidence, sportsmanship, teamwork, and commitment to excellence.

Mentor Big Red is a non-profit competitive girls fastpitch organization whose teams compete in fastpitch tournaments throughout Northeast Ohio.  We are sponsored by the Mentor Girls Softball League, and are ASA and USSSA tournament sanctioned.
Mentor Girls Softball League sponsors 4 BIG RED TRAVEL TEAMS for the 2018 Softball Season in the following divisions:  10-U, 11-U, 12-U, and 14-U.  If you are interested in a position for one of these travel teams, please see the following contact information.
 10-Under:  Matt Quinn, (440) 667-3038
 11-Under:  Neil Potoczak, (440) 463-4073
 12-Under:  Michael Rowan, (440) 567-9323
 14-Under:  Bob Debevec, (440) 283-9650
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