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  • WHAT IS THE AGE REQUIREMENT TO TRYOUT FOR THE FOR NJC 12U AND NJC 14U PROGRAM?
    The USSSA club softball program considers the 2023/2024 club season from August 1st, 2023 - July 31, 2024. To calculate your athlete's eligibility, click the link below. Be sure to input the 2023/2024 club ball season as the season of play: http://www.usssa.com/fastpitch/AgeCalculator/
  • MY CURRENT CLUB TEAM NEEDS A DECISION BEFORE NJC TRYOUTS. CAN I HAVE A PERSONAL TRYOUT?
    We understand that you may have to make a commitment to your current club team before our tryouts, but hope to have you join our official tryouts on: Thursday, July 6th 2023 and Friday, July 7th 2023 at 4:30pm. We may hold a second call back tryout, but that decision would be announced after our official tryout date. If you are unable to hold off until 7/6/2023 for tryouts, please send an email to njchallengesoftball@gmail.com with Subject Line: "Private NJC Tryout for ___(age)U".
  • CAN PARENTS BE AT TRYOUTS?
    We are an extremely athlete accountable program. Parents must drop off their athlete at the field and pick them up at the end of tryouts. If your tryout is indoors, parents are not permitted inside the facility.
  • WHAT DOES THE YEAR ROUND SCHEDULE LOOK LIKE?
    The below schedule is a light outline of the NJC season: Fall 12U and 14U: Practices 2x Per Week 1 Mental Toughness/All Skills Boot Camp Led By Coach Lisa Tourney Schedule TBA Winter 12U and 14U: Indoor Practice 1x Per Week at Eight Weeks Indoor Speed/Agility HIIT Classes 1x Week at Eight Weeks Indoor Hitting Clinic at CU 1x Per Week at Eight Weeks Spring/Early Summer 12U and 14U: Practice 2x Per Week 1 Mental Toughness/All Skills Boot Camp Led By Coach Lisa Tourney Schedule TBA Tournaments are on weekends held throughout the tri-state. More information will be provided to those who make the team.
  • WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE TUITION?
    If your athlete is chosen to be on NJC 12U or 14U, you will receive the NJ CHALLENGE Welcome Packet. Within this packet you will see our overall projected schedule for the 2023-2024 season. You will receive the NJ CHALLENGE Code of Conduct packet for all parents to sign. This covers our parent expectations and policies at NJ CHALLENGE. You will receive the NJ CHALLENGE Code of Conduct packet for all athletes to sign. This covers our athlete expectations and policies at NJ CHALLENGE. Your three payment schedule will be in the NJ CHALLENGE Welcome Packet along with your payment portal. Items, clinics, and gear that are included will be in the NJ CHALLENGE Welcome Packet along with items that must be purchased. Tuition is not disclosed until an athlete is chosen for the NJC Program.
  • I TAKE LESSONS AT CHALLENGE U. SOFTBALL®, DOES THIS HELP?"
    Challenge U. Softball® and NJ CHALLENGE are separate departments. At Challenge U. Softball®, all CU instructors hold high level private softball lessons with athletes of all ages. Click here to learn more! At NJ CHALLENGE, we are a club team organization building a team with athletes that are a great fit to create our vision. If you receive lessons at CU and you do not make the team, work hard with your trainer to build on the current skills that you have. Keep your head up, get gritty, and continue to put in the work. If you receive lessons at CU and you make the team, you will not be trained by an NJ CHALLENGE coach. You can continue to train at the CU level with a CU Certified Coach. We highly recommend training year round to continue to build on your skills. If any NJ CHALLENGE coaches have given you private lessons at CU and you make the team, you will be transferred to a different CU Certified instructor. This prevents any type of politics which we are strongly against in the fast-pitch game.
  • I AM ON VACATION DURING TRYOUTS, WHAT CAN I DO?
    We understand that you may be on vacation, but we do have two official tryout dates. We may hold a second call back tryout, but that decision would be announced after our official tryout date. If you are unable to make our tryout date, there is always next year!
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