5000 Redwood Road Oakland CA 94619
Tryouts for the Oakland Vipers 14U Elite team for Spring, 2020 will be held Saturday, December 14, 2019, at 9:30 a.m. at OWEN JONES FIELD, 5000 Redwood Road, Oakland, CA.
The Vipers continue a strong and successful run of highly competitive, Elite teams, to compete in PGF and AST tournaments in Northern California. The team will begin conditioning in January, 2020, and start practices in February. Tournaments will begin late February or early March, with practices to be held once weekly before Daylight Savings, and twice weekly thereafter. Successful Vipers are motivated by fun, personal and team success, and by 100% hustle!
Spring Vipers will be head coached by Jonathan Klein, long-time Vipers Elite Head Coach. Coach Klein’s daughters played Vipers and high school ball at Oakland Tech, he has helped players land in nationally-recognized college programs, and he also currently coaches the Vipers 16U Elite program in Summer and Fall. Coach Klein recently completed three seasons as an Assistant Coach at Piedmont High School, and will be joined by other highly experienced coaches from the Bay Area, all with significant travel and/or high school coaching experience.
Players should plan to warmup on their own, arriving suitably in advance of the 9:30 start time to be ready. Players will be evaluated on attitude, hustle, team spirit, and enthusiasm, as well as on their individual hitting, fielding, throwing, and running skills. Pitchers and catchers should plan to stay AFTER the conclusion of the full team tryout for separate review. (Catchers should bring their own equipment or notify us in advance if equipment is needed.)
All Spring 14U Elite players are guaranteed a spot on Vipers Summer and Fall teams, if desired. However, placement on a particular team (Elite, or 14U “B”) will depend on team needs, player availability, and player skill, success and effort.