This year, the tryouts will consist of one Official Tryout day and one travel program “practice” day for most ages. Players are required to attend the Official Tryout day noted below (or other available day if there is a conflict).

To be eligible to participate in Cougar Summer Baseball, players must:

  • Be registered in SOM Baseball for Spring 2024
  • Be 7-13 years of age (as of April 30, 2024)
  • Must register via the South Orange Recreation’s online catalog.
  • There is no fee for tryouts. Registration fees will be due only when your child is selected.

Additional details about the SOM Baseball Summer Travel Program can be found at the Summer Ball page.


7U – 8U Teams

  • Tryouts will be on Sunday, May 5 in the morning hours.

9U – 12U Teams

Tryouts for 9U through 12U will be held the weekend of April 6-7 in South Orange. Field locations are at Meadowland Park in South Orange:

  • 9U: Sunday, April 7, 8:30 am at M2
  • 10U: Sunday, April 7, 8:30 am at M4
  • 11U: Saturday, April 6, 12:45 pm at M1  OR Sunday, April 7, 8:30 am at M3
  • 12U: Sunday, April 7, 5:00 pm at M3

The makeup/rain date for 9U-12U will be Sunday, April 14 in the morning hours.

13U Team

  • Tryouts for 13U will be at a date and time TBD.


* players with conflicts should email directly to schedule another date/time for the tryout.