2022 BPV tryouts/evaluations April 4 & 6

Posted by BPV on Mar 24 2022 at 11:06AM PDT in 2021

With youth baseball season starting soon, here is a quick reminder to get registered if you have not done so already for Bettendorf-Pleasant Valley Youth Baseball.

Teams will be forming soon, and once that happens, roster spots become scarce! (The exception is the Seniors Division for high school ages & up — which starts a month later than the other youth divisions).

The link for registration is:

If playing in the Majors (grades 6-7) and Minors (grades 4-5) divisions, make sure to mark your calendars!

The tryouts/evaluations for the Majors & Minors is Monday, April 4 and Wednesday, April 6 indoors at the TBK Bank Sports Complex.

The sessions are 6:30-8:30 p.m. either night, with participants only needing to attend one of those nights. And if unable to attend either night, players will still end up on a team!

Players are asked to bring their glove, favorite bat and dress for a baseball practice (example: baseball hat, t-shirt and baseball pants or sweatpants). There will be a number of skill stations, including hitting, pitching, fielding and running.

All players registered are placed on a team! The tryouts/evaluations simply are used by coaches to measure a player’s current skill level. Coaches draft their teams for the season, with the entire process helping to strike a competitive balance to make everyone better.

No extra sign-up is necessary for tryouts/evaluations. If you are registered for Majors or Minors, just report on one of those days.

Check-in will open at 6:15 p.m. on both days. Please check-in at tryouts/evaluations by 6:30 p.m. if possible. Participants showing up late can still be added to one of the rotating tryout groups, but from an organizational standpoint — and to avoid the risk of your player missing a drill — it is easier if all the players are there at the start before breaking them into the groups.

The Majors & Minors are the only divisions where a tryout is planned.

Coach Pitch (grades K-3) and Rookie/Kid Pitch (grades 2-3) teams are formed by school and special requests.

Juniors teams (grades 8-9) will form during a coaches meeting. Seniors teams (grades 9-up) begin forming during a player meeting in mid-to-late April (TBA right now).

For those planning to coach in any division, please contact the appropriate division director:

— Coach Pitch (Grades K-3): Bob Jurkowski ( or 563-940-3935)
— Intro to Kid Pitch (2nd/3rd Grade): Ron Johns ( or 251-533-1858)
— Minors (Grades 4-5): Matt Wood ( or 563-340-5917)
— Majors (Grades 6-7): Matt Wood ( or 563-340-5917)
— Juniors (Grades 8-9): Steve Tappa ( or 563-676-8111)
— Seniors (Ages 15-20): Steve Tappa ( or 563-676-8111)

For more details about BPV and the 2022 baseball season, please visit: TeamPages: Bettendorf/Pleasant Valley Youth Baseball – BPV 2022 spring/summer registration open!