Summer Tournament

About the Tournament

Cal Ripken Baseball holds state and regional baseball tournaments each year in the summer. As a state franchise, Scottsdale Cal Ripken (SCR Baseball League) members are entitled to participate in the sponsored tournaments. The tournament teams are created through a tryout process by the league from the best players in each age division. The tournaments provide the opportunity to travel with a team and play against the best players in the other Arizona and other western regional Cal Ripken Baseball leagues.


  • Tournament qualification requires Spring enrollment of the same calendar year of the tournament in the Scottsdale Cal Ripken league. Fall baseball does not impact eligibility.

Time Commitment

  • There is a required commitment of time for practices and scrimmages. As there are only four weeks to prepare, practice times are likely to increase over a regular season schedule. Practices begin as soon as the Spring season is over in early May and will be multiple times per week based on field availability and coach prerogative.
  • Practices and possibly scrimmages are held at our regular Scottsdale Cal Ripken fields although coaches may choose to leverage indoor facilities occasionally.
  • State tournaments are hosted by the league in the Phoenix/Scottsdale or in a few other locations that have Cal Ripken Charters in the State of Arizona including Queen Creek, Casa Grande, and Yuma. State tournaments are normally scheduled in early June by the participating Cal Ripken and Statewide coordinators.
  • If the state tournament team wins, the Players, and parents must be prepared to take the entire week to travel to the regional tournament. Regional tournaments are in July outside of Arizona and are for every division EXCEPT Machine Pitch. Machine Pitch does not have a Regional Tournament.
  • To participate, you must agree to play in the Regional Tournament if your team wins the state tournament. Check your vacation schedules to determine if there are conflicts.
  • It is expected that participation in a regional tournament will require travel to the location early in the week of to participate in events prior to pool play and tournament games beginning.

Tryout Process

SCR will schedule two tryouts in late March/early April as we get closer to this time. There is no payment required for registration in the tryouts. Refer to Fees below.

The goal of these Tournament Teams is to select the best possible players for each roster. 

  • Registrations are made accessible on the SCR website and TeamSnap.  Please register for one or both tryout days.  Registering for one tryout day does not automatically register you for the other.
  • The player must have played in the Spring season of the same calendar year of the tournament.
  • Attending one tryout is necessary for your player to have a chance of selection. If a player attends both tryouts, the league will use the highest scores in the selection process.
  • During the tryouts, SCR Board members and other volunteers score players based on their participation in the drills.
  • SCR Board members review and finalize roster creations before announcing the final team.
  • The SCR All Star Coordinator announce Team Managers and Coaches at the time rosters are finalized. 
  • Fielding multiple teams for an age level may be considered if we have enough players.

Please talk with your child about the possibility of not making a team. There should be no expectation of staying with your regular season coach or even players on your team.

It is also important to understand that during the season, coaches are required to play all players in the field. During the tournament, there may be circumstances or instances when your child will not play. This is the coach’s prerogative and decision.


There is no payment required for registration in the tryouts; however if selected to the team, there will be costs for tournament registration and team uniforms.

Registration fees are approximately $250 (official cost TBD).  In addition to the registration fees and depending on the location of the tournament, there may be added expenses for travel, hotels, and meals (state and regionals).

Teams and Eligibility

Tournaments are aged based and not division based. Please refer to the age chart for team eligibility below.

For example, a 10 year old that may play in 12U majors in the spring may be eligible for the 10U, 11U and 12U teams and not just 12U just because that is the division he plays in.

Similarly an 8 year old that plays in our Minors (10U) division may be eligible for 8U, 9U, 10U+ teams.

On the other side, a 12 year old league age will only be able to register for the 12U team tryouts.

2024 All Star Team Information

All Stars Age Chart / Dimensions for 2024