Skills (Choose One Session Per Week)

Rising 14UMondays and Tuesdays (from 8/21 - 9/19), 4:30 P.M. - 6:00 P.M. - Winnetka Pony Field 

Rising 13U - Wednesdays and Thurdays (from 8/23 - 9/21), 4:30 P.M. - 6:00 P.M. - Winnetka Pony Field

Scrimmages (Choose One Per Week) - 8/19, 8/26, 9/2, 9/9, and 9/16

Rising 14U - Saturdays at 11:00 A.M. and 3:00 P.M. - Winnetka Pony Field (8/26 will be at WJHS)

Rising 13U​ - Saturdays at 9:00 A.M. and 1:00 P.M. - Winnetka Pony Field (8/26 will be at WJHS)


The Feeder Program begins with a five week fall program called the “Tryout Preparation Program.”
The Tryout Prep Program was designed to create flexibility for our many multi-sport athletes to participate in their in-season sports, while still continuing their baseball progression.  
While the Tryout Prep Program is optional, it is STRONGLY ENCOURAGED for players who intend to try out for the NTF Program.  Indeed,  virtually every player selected for our 2016-2017 teams (and virtually every WBA or NTTB 12U player) participated in the Tryout Prep Program in the Fall of 2016.
The Tryout Prep Program consists of two components.  First, it includes a weekly skills session at each of the 13U and 14U levels, held from 4:30 P.M. - 6:00 P.M., at Winnetka Pony Field.  To accommodate their own schedules, 14U players may pick either Monday or Tuesday as the day on which they normally attend skills, and 13U players may pick either Wednesday or Thursday as the day on which they normally attend skills.  (Players may go on the other day for their age level should their schedule in a particular week not permit them to go on their normal day).  In addition to creating valuable hitting, pitching, and fielding practice time for our players, at each of the skills sessions our players work on specific skills, which vary from week to week.  Examples include baserunning, how to hold on runners, and team bunt defense.  All skills sessions are run by combination of our tryout evaluators and our senior, professional coaches.

​Then, on Saturdays, there are intersquad games for each of the levels in Winnetka or Northfield, complete with senior umpires.  (The 13U games will take place at 9:00 A.M. and 1:00 P.M., and the 14U games will take place at 11:00 A.M. and 3:00 P.M..)  All games last 2 hours.   In order to maintain the hallmark flexibility of the Tryout Prep program, players will each be given the ability to choose which game session they would generally like to attend (his or her "primary game session").  Players may switch from their primary game session from week to week, as long as they notify us at by Wednesday of that week (to give us enough time to ake sure that we can have fulsome games at both sessions).  All pickup games sessions are run by a combination of our tryout evaluators and our senior, professional coaches.
The Tryout Prep Program concludes with the Tryouts/Team Selection Process on September 23-24, 2017.  The cost of the Tryout Prep Program for 2017 is $275.