Youth - McCook Tryout Information

Top Tier has evolved from it's inception in 2004 to one of the elite amateur baseball organizations in the Nation. The strength of our program lies in our commitment in developing players and building confidence through hard work and dedication.

In 2007 we decided to start Top Tier Youth and throughout the past 10 years have seen the program grow. A number of Top Tier players that started in our youth program are experiencing success at the collegiate level, including, Cooper Johnson(Ole Miss), Cal Coughlin(TCU), Matt Burch(Arkansas), Peyton Issacson(Coastal Carolina), Joe Santoro(Army) and many others.

Top Tier has always maintained the singular goal of player development. Winning is what we always strive for, but is a byproduct of constant and everyday improvement.

Top Tier McCook has levels 9U-14U. Training begins in January with two practices a week. All practices are held at the MAX in McCook.

Competitive seasons begin at the end of March and finish in the middle of July. Each team with the exception of the 9U level will play in a competitive league consisting of 10-15 games, along with 10-12 tournaments. At the 9u level, 6 tournaments will be scheduled with league play also included. Each team will play at least 2 out of town tournaments where a hotel stay will be required.

There will be multiple teams at most age groups with an A level team. Teams will be selected from players of each overall age group by the Top Tier staff. These teams will be selected after a month of evaluation during winter workouts starting in January.

Teams will be posted in the middle of February. All decisions for team placement will be made to maximize the development of the individual player and the specific team.


Players are only required to attend one of the two try-out dates but we recommend if possible attending the first date.

We will send invites to players after the first date and the amount of available spots may be limited heading into the second date.

Tryout Location: McCook Athletic Center - 4750 S. Vernon ave. McCook, IL 60525

9U and 10U

July 13, 2020, 6-8 pm (Check-in starts at 5:15 pm)

July 27, 2020, 6-8 pm (Check-in starts at 5:15 pm)

August 10, 2020, 6-8 pm (Check-in starts at 5:15 pm)

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11U and 12U

July 14, 2020, 6-8 pm (Check-in starts at 5:15 pm)

July 28, 2020, 6-8 pm (Check-in starts at 5:15 pm)

August 11, 2020, 6-8 pm (Check-in starts at 5:15 pm)

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13U and 14U

July 15, 2020, 6-9 pm (Check-in starts at 5:15 pm)

July 29, 2020, 6-9 pm (Check-in starts at 5:15 pm)

August 12, 2020, 6-9 pm (Check-in starts at 5:15 pm)

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR 13U AND 14U TRYOUTS