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2024 Fox-Rok Baseball and Softball Tryout Schedule

2024 Softball Tryouts!
Posted on February 26, 2024
Softball players will be contacted by their coaches.  There will not be any posted tryouts at this time.  Traveling players will require a copy of their birth certificate and a 1 inch square headshot photograph for league registration.  All questions concerning softball should be addressed to Lauren Hughes, Director of Softball, via email [email protected] or at 215.840.9077. 

2024 Baseball Tryouts and Evaluations!

Posted on February 26, 2024

Please note all players should arrive 30 minutes early prior to the start of tryouts/evaluations to warm up and to check in for roll call.  Whatever age the player is on May 1, 2024 that is the age group he will be expected to attend. Don't forget to bring your baseball glove and wear rubber spikes.  Please contact the appropriate coach listed below with any questions or concerns.  

PLEASE NOTE:  Whatever age your child is on May 1, 2024 for boys, is the age group they are trying out for. 


Age 8 on Field #6

Coach: Bill Nolan- Tel: 215-301-2422, Email:  [email protected]

Tryouts: Saturday 3/16 and Sunday 3/17  11:00 AM until 1:00 PM 

Age 9 on Field #7
Coach: Ryan Prosperi - Tel: 267-549-7162, Email: [email protected] 

Tryouts: Saturday 3/16 and Sunday 3/17  11:00 AM until 1:00 PM


Age 10 on Field #6
Coach: Joe McCourt – Tel: 215-605-8471, Email: [email protected]

Tryouts: Saturday 3/09 and Sunday 3/10  10:00 AM until 12:00 PM 
Please note that coach Joe is away the weekend of 3/16 and 3/17. 


Age 11 on Field #2

Coach: Ryan Gallagher- Tel: 267-456-6061, Email [email protected]

Tryouts: Saturday 3/16 and Sunday 3/17  1:00 PM until 3:00 PM 


Age 12 on Field #2

Coach: Greg Bickel - Tel: 215-609-8474, Email [email protected]

Tryouts: Saturday 3/16 and Sunday 3/17  10:30 AM until 12:30 PM 


Ages 13 & 14 on Field #1 

Coach: Tim Eck – Tel: 267-246-7927, Email: [email protected]

Tryouts: Saturday 3/16 and Sunday 3/17  11:00 AM until 1:00 PM


Please note any child playing in the 11/12 and the 13/14 age group it is recommended that they show up to tryouts even if you requested to be placed on a team. All kids at this age play travel and it gives us a good idea on what team to place them.


Please note there are no tryouts for ages 15 through 17.  Your coach will be in contact with you to let you know which team you have been placed on.

All players must be enrolled to tryout. All player must have glove and rubber (no metal) spikes. We know a big question every year is about bats.  There are bat restrictions for each age group and league.  It is recommended you wait until you child is placed on a team to ask that coach for the league requirements.  Also after tryouts 8, 9, and 10 years who do not make the Philadelphia Parks and Recreation team will be contacted by in house coach.   In addition, players who do not make 11/12 and 13/14 Philadelphia Parks and Recreation team will be contacted by NEAA coach.

If you desire your child to participate on a competitive travel team please plan to attend tryouts at the appropriate times and location as outlined above.  Tryouts are intended for those players who demonstrate above average skill and talent and desire a higher level of play.  You must show up for tryouts to be considered for this level of play. 
Those chosen will be placed on a team that will play in the Philadelphia Parks and Recreation League.  Your child must be a registered player for the 2024 season to attend tryouts!    

                                                                                                                  Playing Field Location
Our baseball and softball playing fields are located directly behind Fox Chase Elementary School, 600 block of Rhawn Street, Philadelphia, PA 19111 on the property of the Fox Chase Playground located at 7901-7935 Ridgeway Street, Philadelphia, PA 19111.

Concerning Tryouts!

“Travel” baseball/softball is for those who participate in the NEAA and Philadelphia Parks and Recreation leagues.  Typically there are two (2) games per week.  One (1) game at home and the other game is played away at a neighboring location.

Tryouts are based on the player's age cutoff date (August 1, 2024 for girls and May 1, 2024 for boys) for those boys who wish play in the Philadelphia Parks and Recreation league.  If your child/children does not try out, or if he or she does and is not selected, they will automatically play in the NEAA or the appropriate "in-house" league based on their age.  An example of this would be an eight (8) year old doesn't make a travel team they will play in the "in-house" league.  Whatever age your child is on August 1, 2024 for girls, and May 1, 2024 for boys, that is the age they are trying out for!

If we are able to field a girls team this year to play in the Phillies RBI league they use a January 1st as their age cutoff date.  

Copy of Birth Certificates Are Required For All Travel Baseball and Softball!  

All travel players will be required to provide a copy of their birth certificate for the purpose of issuing identification cards by the leagues.  Copies will be needed prior to the start of the season.    


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