Tryouts

The Stingrays open tryouts for the 2017-2018 season are listed below.

Stingrays Tryouts

For specific team information about the current teams feel free to contact the appropriate coaching staff. Should you have any questions regarding the Stingrays Fastpitch Organization, please feel free to contact Mark Crabill commissioner@stingraysva.org.

 

2017-18 Tryouts are Complete!

The VA Stingrays coaches want to thank all the talented players who came to our tryouts.  

Tryouts for the VA Stingrays are complete at this time. If you are interested in a specific team, please contact the coach for your respective age level listed below.

Tryout schedule for the 2017-2018 teams

Feel free to contact the coaches for information.

Players are encouraged to attend multiple tryout dates.

We are looking forward to seeing your daughters at our tryouts. Players should contact the coach(es) at the age level they are interested in. All tryouts are at Robinson SS unless otherwise noted.

In case of inclement weather check our Facebook feed to the right for Weather Updates.

    Dates and times are subject change

10U
(2 teams)

Tom Martin
coachmartin@stingraysva.org

Jim Patterson
coachpatterson@stingraysva.org

  • Aug 3, 6:00pm-8:00pm
  • Aug 5, 9:00am-11:00am
  • Aug 9, 6:00pm-8:00pm

12U
(2 teams)

Matt Thys
coachthys@stingraysva.org

Mark Crabill
coachmark@stingraysva.org

  • Aug 3, 6:00pm-8:00pm
  • Aug 5, 9:00am-11:00am
  • Aug 9, 6:00pm-8:00pm

14U

Ralph Havens
coachhavens@stingraysva.org

  • Jul 29, 9:00am-11:00am - Canceled
  • Jul 30, 1:00pm-3:00pm - Rain Date
  • Aug 5, 12:00pm-2:00pm

16U

Michelle Crabill
coachcrabill@stingraysva.org

  • Jul 29, 12:00pm-2:00pm - Canceled
  • Jul 30, 4:00pm-6:00pm
  • Aug 2, 6:00pm-8:00pm
  • Aug 5, 3:00pm-5:00pm

VA Stingrays Elite
(Open to players 9th-12th grade.)

Jim Patterson
coachpatterson@stingraysva.org

  • Jul 29, 12:00pm-2:00pm - Canceled
  • Jul 30, 4:00pm-6:00pm
  • Aug 2, 6:00pm-8:00pm
  • Aug 5, 3:00pm-5:00pm

Some coaches may offer Individual tryouts. Email the coach for further information.
 

Additional Information

Hydration

Players should drink, drink, and drink water before, during and after the tryout days. Players should start drinking before tryout days to hydrate their bodies properly. Coaches will monitor the players consumption of water to insure they are drinking. It is a good idea to have Gatorade-like drinks to drink after the tryout so that they may replenish the minerals and vitamins lost via sweat.

Hydration for Athletes (from www.pelotperformancecoaching.com) » PDF File

Hydration is going to be critical not only for your health but it effects your performance on the field. If you wait until warm up time to start drinking you are 24 hours behind and it’s almost impossible to catch up with this kind of heat.

It is very important that you start hydrating today. Drink plenty of water as well as Gatorade or your favorite sports drink, stay away from soda, tea and other drinks that have caffeine.

Pedialyte is a very good product and has a ton of minerals and electrolytes (and it comes in several delicious flavors).

What to bring — All softball equipment, including glove, bat, helmet and cleats. Catchers should bring all their gear. If you wear a facemask you should bring it.

What to wear — Players should wear normal practice attire and gear including cleats. We recommend that the girls wear pants and not shorts. They may be asked to slide.

Come Early & Be Prepared — Players should arrive early to register and be ready to start 10-15 before tryout start time.

Pitchers — Be prepared to pitch at the tryouts. Let the coaches know the types of pitches you throw.

Catchers — Bring your catchers gear. You may be asked to catch for the pitchers during tryouts.


Just play. Have fun. Enjoy the game. —Michael Jordan