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Mission Statement

To provide opportunities for children living within the Cedarburg Wisconsin school district or attending Cedarburg Schools (public or private) to compete at the highest levels in youth baseball while using the game of baseball as a teaching tool to instill proper instruction, discipline, teamwork, sportsmanship, honesty and integrity.  Mercs' players are taught to respect the game and their teammates and are instilled with the virtues of working hard and playing hard to establish a set of values that will guide them into adulthood.

Grade Based / Age Based

For the 2023 season, teams U11 and below are preferred to be age based (age as of May 1st). Players however can tryout with their class if they prefer to stick with their grade but they will fall under “play up” rules during the selection process.  Play up rules state the participant must score in the top 5 or coach selection.


Age Based:

  • U08 - cannot turn 09 before May 1st
  • U09 - cannot turn 10 before May 1st
  • U10 - cannot turn 11 before May 1st
  • U11 - cannot turn 12 before May 1st

Grade Based:

  • U12 - 6th Grade 
  • U13 - 7th Grade
  • U14 - 8th Grade


Cedarburg Mercs will utilize a 3rd party group to evaluate players during the tryout process.  This policy is in place to provide accurate, consistent, and unbiased results.  The $25 tryout fee directly offsets the cost of the professional evaluators. 

  • Tryouts for the 2022 Season are complete
  • Tryouts for the 2023 Season will take place late summer 2022 (see Calendar)

Safety Equipment

  • Protective Cup: Required for catchers, recommended for all other players
  • Batting Helmet Jaw Guard: Recommended for all players