What To Expect:
Tryouts are held to help select the best team in each age group from the HMB Coastside.
No team roster positions are pre-determined. A spot on last year’s team does not guarantee an automatic place on this year’s team.
Tryouts are only part of the selection process. Pirate Managers and Coaches typically have lots of time to evaluate player’s skills and attitude during Little League play. Managers, in consultation with coaches, make the final team selection.
Teams typically have 11 or 12 players, sometimes with alternates. Alternate players participate in all practices and pay reduced fees when they play in tournaments. We form a second team for age groups if enough players are available.
If a player does not make the team and wants to play, DON’T
get discouraged. KEEP PLAYING! HMB has a great Little League program.
What We’re Looking For:
ATTITUDE: A positive attitude is a key ingredient for a successful team.
ABILITY: The players will be rated on:
Fielding – Stance, Mechanics, Positioning, Ability, Transition to Throw, etc...
Throwing – Mechanics, Distance, Accuracy, Strength, etc...
Hitting – Mechanics, Bat speed, Hand/Eye Coordination, Contact, Placement, etc...
Running – Mechanics, Awareness, Base sense, Speed, Stealing, Leads, etc...
Overall Sense of the Game – Understanding of basic rules and strategy
2020 Skills Evaluations will likely occur earlier than in 2019.
Dates will be posted here and promoted through HMBLL.
2019: April Sundays: HMB Pirates Skill Evaluation
We are looking forward to the 2019 HMB Pirates Season. We field competitive baseball teams and provide youth development by promoting sportsmanship, leadership, integrity, and competitive greatness. Ultimately, we hope to make players better prepared for high school baseball.
The Pirates teams typically practice 2x weekly and play several tournaments from late May through July taking a break for Little League All-Stars. We plan our Pirates’ season to NOT conflict with HMB Little League.
12U/11U/10U/9U - April 7th 2019 (arrive 15 minutes early)
• 9U: 9:00 am – 10:30 am (Born between 5/1/2009 and 4/30/2010)
• 10U: 10:30 am – 12:00 pm (Born between 5/1/2008 and 4/30/2009)
• 12U/11U: TBD – if interested, email
8U/7U - April 14th and 28th 2019 (arrive 15 minutes early)
• April 14: 9:00 am – 11:00 am
• April 28: 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
• 8U: Born between 5/1/2010 and 4/30/2011
7U: Born after 4/30/2011
Where: Smith Field – Registration at Smith #2