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Region 6: Midwest

Region 6

Illinois, Chicago, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Detroit

Dennis Troshak

Region 6 Representative

Tryout Information - ****UPDATED MAY 1, 2020**** 

   ****UPDATED MAY 1, 2020**** 

Due to stay-at-home orders and concerns about COVID-19, in-person tryouts for the Region 6 All-American Games team have been canceled.

However, the All-American Games remain on as scheduled for August in Oklahoma City. In order for regions to assemble teams, the following talent-evaluation process has been put in place:


- Coaches will be selecting players based on a skills video and a written recommendations from coaches.

- The committee has given each region the leeway to select fewer teams than what was previously assigned.

What you can do to be considered:

- Compile a skills video of your player of her performing softball fundamentals. Those can include the following:

o Fielding & throwing (infield and outfield)

o Hitting (tee work and front toss)

o Pitching (if you have a Pocket Radar, include that feedback as part of the video)

o Running the bases, including running times between bases.

- YouTube links for skills videos are preferred. Suggested length for the video should not exceed 5 minutes. 

- Request coaches (and opposing coaches, if appropriate) to email testimonies about her abilities and coachability.

- Deadline to submit is 5 p.m. May 15 by email to: AND

Please include in your email details about your player:

— Name
— Hometown
— Travel team
— Primary and secondary positions
— Cell number and email address

Other considerations before submitting a video:

- Given the circumstances we are in with the response to COVID-19, are you comfortable traveling to Oklahoma City in August?

- Work circumstances may have changed for you recently. Are you able to afford a trip of a few days to Oklahoma City?

- Are you comfortable from a health perspective with your player being in game and practice settings with other players, coaches, umpires and support staff?

Additional information:
Region 6, which includes Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Metro Chicago & Metro Detroit.  Players selected from the tryouts will compete Aug. 13-16, 2020, in Oklahoma City against the top players from USA Softball’s nationwide regions.

To be eligible, players must be on a USA Softball-sanctioned roster and be born in 2007 or later.

The tournament is a four-game guarantee, with at least one of those games to be played in Hall of Fame Stadium, home each year to the Women’s College World Series.

Eligibility Requirements:
1. Must be on an USA Softball Registered Team for the 2020 season.
2. Must be age eligible for the 12u Division
3. Those selected for the team are responsible for their own travel arrangements to Oklahoma City; along with a $100 per person entry fee.

Thank you for your understanding and patience as we work through this challenging situation! Good luck!