Youth Division FAQs

Q: What age level should my son tryout for?

A: The Bo Jackson Elite organization allows players to play with either their age level or their grade level prior to 15u. From 15u-18u, Bo Jackson Elite prefers players play with their grade level due to the recruiting process. The cutoff for players choosing to play with their age level is May 1st (i.e. a player wanting to play 9U cannot turn 10 prior to May 1st).

Entering 1st grade in Fall of ’24- then tryout for 7u
Entering 2nd grade in Fall of ’24- then tryout for 8u
Entering 3rd grade in Fall of ’24- then tryout for 9u
Entering 4th grade in Fall of ’24- then tryout for 10u
Entering 5th grade in Fall of ’24- then tryout for 11u
Entering 6th grade in Fall of ’24- then tryout for 12u
Entering 7th grade in Fall of ’24- then tryout for 13u
Entering 8th grade in Fall of ’24- then tryout for 14u

Q: Does the price include uniforms?

A: Each player will receive (1) hat and (1) practice shirt that is included in player fees. Game uniforms (jersey/pants) are not included in the initial player fee. A uniform team store will be provided to order game uniforms. A basic uniform package of (2) pants, (2) jerseys, (1) pair of socks, and (1) belt is under $250.

Q: What is the tryout process like?

A: Players will rotate through a variety of stations. Stations will include: hitting evaluation, defensive position evaluation(s), throwing/pitching evaluations, running/agility test, and an interview station to better get to know players. Tryouts are conducted in a way where all participants are required to earn their spot on a team and each player will have ample opportunity to put their best foot forward.

Q: How quickly will we be notified of our status/if we make the team and how do we lock in our roster spot?

A: Players will be notified of their status within 1-3 days of the tryout. Players invited to the program will have 24 hours to accept their invitation. Players that accept will have to secure their roster spot with a deposit.

Q: How does payment work?

A: Player fees work with payment plans that look as follows:

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Q: Do I need to do anything/provide anything prior to tryouts?

A: All players must pre-register for tryouts and will be sent a questionnaire that they must complete prior to their respective tryout date. Questionnaires will be sent out 2-3 weeks prior to tryout date.

Q: Do parents need to stay for the tryout?

A: Parents will be given an experience sheet which will lay out your respective age group’s structure. Parents will also have an informational meet and greet with one of our Baseball Directors at the start of each tryout.

Q: How many players are expected to make each roster?

A: Game/tournament budgets are based off the following roster sizes:

7u: 11-12 players per team

8u-12u: 12 players per team

13u: 12-13 players per team

14u: 14 players per team