Blast 12U Tryout Dates Announced

Updated Thursday September 27, 2018 by David Hart.

Litchfield 12U BLAST Softball Tournament Travel Team Tryouts!! 

(Note: This notice is being sent to all families registered with LGSL in 2018. If you know anyone who may be interested in trying out, who did not play in LGSL last year please forward this message to them)

  • This program is for girls who are serious about softball and want to play on a more competitive field.
  • It is a tryout so some girls may not make the team.
  • All girls must attend the tryout to be considered for the team.
  • If there are kids with interest and the date conflicts with their schedule, please let me know and I may look into scheduling an additional makeup tryout date.
  • Any girls 12 years old and under can try out for the BLAST 12U team.


The tryout dates are October 3rd and October 4th 5pm-6:30pm, rain date & time TBD.

There is no charge for tryouts.  Anyone trying out should try to attend all tryout dates.

DATE:  October 3rd and 4th from 5pm-6:30 EST

LOCATION:  Darrah Pond, Litchfield NH

Corner of Albuquerque and Wood Hawk Way

We will work the girls out on throwing, fielding, running and hitting

  • Pitchers & Catchers should have their equipment and expect to pitch/catch.
  • Bring your bat, glove, helmet & water.
  • We will have bats and helmets for you, if needed.

If your daughter plans on attending these tryouts please respond to George Ivas, 12U BLAST Manager 2019 (email: or call his cell 603-930-5008) before October 2nd 2018 if possible. LGSL is looking forward to another exciting Softball season. You are welcome to tryout even if you are not certain about accepting a position on the team.

Additional Information:
How many spots available? Tryouts are for all 12U BLAST team spots (approx12-14).

What is BLAST? BLAST teams are the Litchfield Girls Softball "tournament travel" All-Star teams. Last season we had 1 team in the 10U division and one for 12U division. In addition to the Babe Ruth/ASA BLAST program.

Who is eligible? All girls who are registered to play in the Litchfield Girls Softball League (LGSL).  Players must play on a 2019 LGSL Regular Season (Rec) Softball Team.

Can Girls "play up"? Yes, younger girls are eligible to try out for an older division (i.e. an 10U girl can try out for 12U BLAST).

Who makes the team? The BLAST teams are more competitive than the recreation league teams, and the girls will be selected based on skills, dedication, and coach ability. Roster sizes will be limited to allow maximum playing time for all participants.

Who conducts the tryouts? The tryouts will be overseen by the 12U BLAST Manager, however, players may be evaluated by former BLAST coaches with no current connections to the team to avoid any concerns of conflicts or bias.

Is there added cost? Yes, to offset costs of uniforms, equipment, and tournament fees, an additional registration fee is required. We will do fundraising activities (including running a tournament) to keep costs at a minimum.

What are the commitments? BLAST participation requires a commitment from both the player and her parents. In addition to LGSL recreation league play which is required, participants are expected to attend additional BLAST practices, as well as 6-8 tournaments from May to early August. Practices will start after tryouts, but it is understood that "in season" sports take priority over “off season” Softball Practices (i.e. Basketball commitments in the Winter).

Tryouts Format? Tryouts are intended to run much like the Softball Clinics and LGSL assessments. I encourage you to have your child treat these as focused practices, not spotlight pass/fail events.

Thank You,

George Ivas

12U  Blast Manager 2019