The Iowa Blitz is a fastpitch softball organization designed to provide players eligible for high school competition another avenue outside of the high school competition to receive exposure and recognition from collegiate programs, primarily within the region, but also, on a national scale. While the program is designed to help young athletes who have a desire to play at the collegiate level, it is not exclusive to those athletes alone. The Iowa Blitz has become recognized as a strong showcase program from the state of Iowa.
Our Tryout Dates and Location are stated below. We will have the registration link active on Monday, June 14. While walkups are welcome, our preference is to have everyone register prior to help with planning and coordinate contact information.
All players should arrive 20-30 minutes early to get warmed up. There will be a parent/player meeting 5-10 minutes prior to the actual start of the tryout.
All tryouts will be held at Highland Park Little League located at 4700 Morningstar Drive, Des Moines, IA 50313.
Remember that the age you are trying out for 2022 is the age your daughter will be on December 31, 2021. If you want her to play up that is fine.
Bring with you a glove, bat, helmet, faceguard if used, and proper footwear. Please keep in mind that the Iowa Blitz does not offer “C” level teams. Your daughter needs to be able to throw the ball at least 60 feet at the 10U level, between 70 and 100 feet at the 12U level and between 100 and 150 feet at the 14U through 18U levels to be considered for a team. She cannot be afraid of the ball. We understand there could be some of this at the 10U level, but please understand our current teams are still playing and practicing and your daughter could be on the same field as our current 10U and 12U players who will have to move up for the fall season. We feel your daughter should be able to catch balls from these players without fear, especially if you are wanting her to try out for our top level teams.
If we see a player that we feel is far below the level we are looking for and that there is potential for her to be injured while at tryouts, we may pull her.
Tryout fees are non-refundable.
Dates and Times:
Sunday June 20 – 5:30-8:30pm = 2022 12U players
Monday June 21 – 5:30–8:30pm = 2022 10U Players
Wednesday June 23 – 5:30-8:30pm = 2022 12U Players
Sunday June 27 – 1pm - 4:30pm = 2022 14U Players
Sunday June 27 – 5:30-8:30pm = 2022 16U and 18UPlayers
Monday June 28 – 5:30-8:30pm = 2022 10U Players
Sunday July 18 – 1-4:30pm = 2022 14U Players
Sunday July 18 – 5:30-8:30pm = 2022 16U and 18U Players
Monday July 26 – 5:30-8:30 = 2022 16U and 18U Players