TRYOUTS Ohio Blast 2022-2023 Tryouts!

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Current Ohio Blast team-by-team roster status for the 2022-2023 season:
Private tryouts are still available for our teams who have not filled their rosters yet!

9U Kevin Brogan 724.884.7278.
At 10 players. Looking for a strong pitcher or catcher.

10U Jason Schwarz 724-494-7938.
Still looking to add a couple strong players, including a pitcher or catcher.

10U Amy Hepak 724-601-2748.
Team is currently full.

11U Pete Cipolla 724-709-0330.
At 10 players. Looking to add a strong pitcher.

11U Pat Buckley 330-303-3377.
Team is currently full.

12U Chris Lucente 330-518-5201.
At 10 players. Looking to add a strong catcher.

13U Joe Bettura 330-720-3248.
Team is currently full.

13U Dave Antuono 724.651.2734.
Team is currently full.

14U Chris Cherne 330-314-2470 / Ralph Flowers 304-479-3372.
Team is currently full.

15U/16U Ronda Koblek 724-462-6854 / Mike Pauline 330-509-9248.
Will consider a strong pitcher or utility player still.

18U Todd Smith 724-944-4594 / Kelly Keller 330-843-8525
Team is currently full.

23&Under Jim Buxton 724-674-4187.
At 10 players. Looking to add a shortstop (middle infielder), or strong pitcher.

ORIGINAL TRYOUT SESSION INFORMATION BELOW....

The Ohio Blast Organization is excited to announce their tryout sessions for the 2022-2023 season, and we are looking forward to building on our continued success!! Last year, we had over 250 girls participate in our tryouts sessions, and are grateful to each and every one of them (and their families) for their interest and participation. We have 11 Blast teams competing in the current tournament season, with teams in all age divisions (8U, 9U, 10U, 11U, 12U, 13U, 15U, 16U, 18U and 23U). Just as we are looking forward to our current season, we also look forward to the process of preparing for the 2022-2023 season. We will undoubtedly have teams in all age divisions again in 2022-2023. If you are new to travel ball, or an experienced player or coach looking for a change, we would love to meet you! To register for any of the sessions listed below, or to request a private tryout, please follow the Online Tryout Registration Link and complete the online registration. If you have any questions, please reach out to the manager or contact for your age division. Thank you, in advance, for your interest in The Ohio Blast

Online Tryout Registration Link:
https://www.leaguelineup.com/formpreview.asp?sid=772169632&url=ohio_blast&FormID=180882

If you are trying out for a specific manager, please make certain you specify that manager when completing the online registration form.

Ohio Blast managers thus far (or contacts) for the 2022-2023 season:


9U Kevin Brogan 724.884.7278.
10U Jason Schwarz 724-494-7938.
10U Amy Hepak 724-601-2748.
11U Pete Cipolla 724-709-0330.
11U Pat Buckley 330-303-3377.
12U Chris Lucente 330-518-5201.
13U Joe Bettura 330-720-3248.
13U Dave Antuono 724.651.2734.
14U Chris Cherne 330-314-2470 / Ralph Flowers 304-479-3372.
15U/16U Ronda Koblek 724-462-6854 / Mike Pauline 330-509-9248.
18U Todd Smith 724-944-4594/ Kelly Keller 330-843-8525.
23&Under Jim Buxton 724-674-4187.

Please arrive about 30 - 45 minutes prior to the start of your scheduled session for registration and warm-ups.

Pitchers and catchers may be asked to stay slightly longer.
Please be sure to bring all your gear and wear long pants, sliding shorts, and spikes.
Also be sure to bring plenty of water!

Session 1 – COMPLETE.
Wednesday July 20th, 2022: Boardman Field of Dreams.
Fields S2, M1 thru M4
410 McClurg Rd, Boardman, OH 44512.
Times – 5pm - ???

In the event of a weather cancellation on Wednesday July 20th, the session will simply move to Thursday July 21st. Same location, same times.

Session 2 – COMPLETE.
Tuesday July 26th, 2022: Canfield McCune Park.
Fields 3, 7, 8 & 9
5611 Shields Rd, Canfield, OH 44406.
Times – 5pm - ???

In the event of a weather cancellation on Tuesday July 26th, the session will simply move to Wednesday July 27th. Same location, same times.

Session 3 - COMPLETE.
Tuesday August 2nd, 2022: Eaton Fields.
Fields 1, 2 and 3
900 Georgetown Lane, Beaver, PA 15009.
Times – 5pm - ???

In the event of a weather cancellation on Tuesday August 2nd, the session will simply move to Wednesday August 3rd. Same location, same times.

Please keep checking back for changes or additions! We are looking forward to seeing everyone at tryouts!

The Ohio Blast!
 
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Typo in the original post regarding session 2 times. It has been corrected to 5pm - ????.
 

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Q: Is it OK if you register your daughter for more than 1 tryout session?
A: Yes! Absolutely! It may actually be beneficial for her to tryout and see different players and different caliber players.
Additionally, if you feel she had a sub-par tryout the first time around, you may feel she needs an additional one - that may better represent her abilities.
 

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Q: "I submitted my daughter's tryout registration, but did not receive an email acknowledging her registration?"
A: After submitting your registration, it brings you to a summary screen where you can enter another registration if you have another daughter or player to register. Once you review the summary, and have no other players to register, you must click on "Finalize" your registration. An email will then be sent to the email address you entered, as well as our managers.

If you did not receive an email, you probably just forgot to finalize the registration! Send a text to 330.509.9248 with your information and I can verify for you. Please don't register a second time, as it will result it a duplicate database entry!
 

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Q: "Will you only be taking a certain amount of tryout registrations for each session?"
A: No, we should have plenty of room at each session, utilizing 4 fields at each location.

We are really appreciative and excited for the amount of online registrations already, and looking forward to meeting meeting everyone! Thank you, in advance, for the opportunity to build on our continued success!
 

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Q: If my daughter is a pitcher, will we be required to have someone there to catch her for any portion of the tryouts?
A: Yes. We have several pitchers trying out and will need Dad or Mom on hand to warm them up and perhaps call her pitches during warmups!
 

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Q: Will individual team (age specific) tryouts be posted under this discussion thread?
A: Each manager may schedule and post their own team or private tryouts as well, outside of the scheduled Blast organization tryouts.
We encourage everyone to reach out to the manager or contact listed for their age group to inquire about additional team or private tryouts!
 

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Keep the registrations coming in! Inching closer to 200 registrations already with a week to go before 1st tryout! We are thankful for all who have registered already, as well as those who have yet to register! Your interest in the Ohio Blast is truly appreciated! We know that 8U registrations usually start coming in late, but make sure you get them in soon so we know who to expect at tryouts!
 

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Q: Which field numbers should we report to for tryouts?
A: For Boardman and Canfield locations, please report to the concession stands to sign-in. You will then be assigned a number to wear throughout the tryout.
We will have field assignments listed at sign-in.
 

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Slight adjustment to which fields we will be utilizing at the Boardman tryout on 7/20/22. Boardman little league will now be using field S1 from roughly 5-7pm for their playoff practice. Therefore, we will still be using field S2, and we will now have fields M1 thru M4 to use as well.
 

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The weather for tomorrow's tryouts in Boardman is supposed to be pretty hot (90+). PLEASE BRING PLENTY OF WATER TO STAY HYDRATED.
So far, they are only calling for a slight chance (<20%) of a late-day shower!
 

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