Upcoming Bettendorf-Pleasant Valley Youth Baseball Tryouts

Tryouts/evaluations for Bettendorf-Pleasant Valley Youth Baseball will take place on Monday, April 4 and Wednesday, April 6.

So if you haven’t signed up yet, make sure your son or daughter signs up in time to play baseball this spring and summer!

Please note: Essays/assessments are for major (6th and 7th grade) and minor (4th and 5th grade) divisions only.

However, teams will soon form in the other divisions – Coach Pitch (grades K-3), Rookie/Kid Pitch (grades 2-3) and Juniors (grades 8-9). And once that happens, the places on the list get scarce.

The exception is the Seniors (high school and up) division – which starts a month later and plays later in the summer than the other youth divisions.

The BPV is a 501(3)c charitable organization with a three-pronged community mission. In addition to providing community baseball regardless of financial need, the BPV also helps make improvements to the city’s baseball facilities (including lights, scoreboards, and batting cages) and also awards scholarships each year. academics to our top high school graduate participants.

For more details on BPV and the 2022 baseball season, please visit: TeamPages: Bettendorf/Pleasant Valley Youth Baseball – BPV 2022 Spring/Summer Registrations Open!


Trials/evaluations for the Major & Minor divisions are on Monday April 4th and Wednesday April 6th inside the TBK Bank sports complex in Bettendorf to avoid any weather problems.

Sessions take place from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. each evening, with participants only needing to attend one of these nights.

If they cannot attend one or the other of the evenings, the players will find themselves in a team anyway.

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

All registered players are placed in a team! Trials/Ratings are simply used by coaches to measure a player’s current skill level. Coaches draft their squad for the season, with the whole process helping to strike a competitive balance so everyone is better.

No additional registration is required for tryouts/assessments. If you are registered for Majors or Minors, you just need to show up one of these days.

Check-in will open at 6:15 p.m. on both days. Please register for tryouts/assessments by 6:30 p.m. if possible. Participants who arrive late can still be added to one of the rotating practice groups, but from an organizational point of view – and to avoid the risk of your player missing an exercise – it is easier if all players are there at the beginning before dividing them into the groups.

Majors (grades 6-7) and Minors (grades 4-5) are the only divisions where a trial is scheduled.

The Coach Pitch (K-3rd grade) and Rookie/Kid Pitch (2nd-3rd grade) divisions form teams by school and special requests.

Junior teams (grades 8-9) are formed at a coaches meeting. Senior teams (grade 9 and up) begin forming at a player meeting in mid to late April (TBA).

For those considering volunteer coaching in any division, please contact the appropriate division director:

Upcoming Bettendorf-Pleasant Valley Youth Baseball Tryouts

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