Stamford Little League tryouts March 8

Tryouts for the newly combined Stamford American and Northrop Little Leagues will be held on March 8 at the AITE High School gymnasium (behind Rippowam Middle School).  Tryouts will run from 8a.m. to noon.

All boys and girls between the ages of 8 – 12 (age as of April 30th, 2014) are encouraged to tryout.  If you’re in one of the following groups of players, you must attend the tryout:

– first time players in Stamford American LL
– players who played in Northrop LL last year and have registered in Stamford American LL
– returning Stamford American players, ages 8 – 12, that did not play in the majors last year.  This includes 8 year olds that wish to play in AAA, all 9 year olds, 10/11 year olds that wish to play in either AAA or the majors and all 12 year olds that did not play in the majors last year.  8 year olds that wish to stay in AA do not need to tryout.

All players that have registered for the spring season will be placed on a team.  Players age 4 – 7 and do not need to tryout and will be notified of their team assignment in mid April.  Stamford American players that played in the majors last year do not need to tryout.

Players should bring a glove, a bat if they have one, a helmet if they have one and wear sneakers.

If a player has not registered for the spring season, they can do so at the tryout.  Please bring a birth certificate (or child’s valid US Passport) and 3 proofs of residence (utility bill, tax bill, mortgage statement are all ok, must be in force from 2/1/2013 – 2/1/2014).  Payment can either be in check or credit card, Visa and Mastercard accepted, debit or credit.  Players can also register prior to tryouts at

If you attend any one of these schools you can register for Stamford American Little League; Davenport Ridge Elementary, Newfield Elementary, Stark Elementary, TOR Middle, Rippowam Middle, King Low Heywood, Trinity Catholic Elementary/Middle or St. Cecilia’s.  This is a new Little League rule in 2014.

Harold Davis