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2014-2015 Tryouts

The New Jersey Cheetahs will be holding tryouts for the upcoming 2014-2015 season begining Monday, July 21. The Cheetah season runs Fall through Summer. Tryouts will be held at the New Jersey Cheetah Indoor Facility:
435 Highway 130
Yardville , NJ 08620

The team tryout schedule will be as follows:

10U and 12U Monday, July 21 6:00 – 9:00
14U and 16U* Wednesday, July 16 or Tuesday, July 22 6:00 – 9:00
18U* Wednesday, July 23 or Thursday, July 24 6:00 – 9:00

* 14U/16U Players should come one of these days, July 16 or July 22. 18U players should come one of these days, July 23 or July 24.

To reserve your spot at the tryout and receive a notice in the event of a schedule change, please send an email to with the player name, date of birth, hometown, positions, and tryout date.

Gerry Mauro to coach the new 23U Cheetah Team

The New Jersey Cheetahs take great pride in announcing that Gerry Mauro will serve as the head coach for the new 23U Cheetah team. Coach Mauro has over 30 years of experience coaching and training professional athletes. Most recently, in 2009, Mauro severed as head coach of the Philadelphia Force Women's Professional Softball Team. He was also co-head coach at Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia where he helped the Hawks become a dominant force in the Atlantic 10 Conference. Saint Joseph's improved by over 100 points in RPI during his tenure, with players leading the nation in batting average and earning many accolades as well as player of the year honors.

With the success of the NJ Cheetah Program, there has been a high demand for a 23U team to compete in New Jersey during the summer. This team will particpate in weekly league games, will participate in weekly training sessions, and will have unlimited access to our indoor facility. This is a great opportunity for local college players who want to keep up their skills over the summer. The 23U season will run from mid-June to the end of July.

For more information about our 23U Team, please click here.

18U Platinum Coach, Lauren Gaskill, named to AAC All-Conference Second Team

Coach Gaskill, a junior at Virginia Tech and short stop for the Hokies, led her team in ACC play with a .352 average. She also had six doubles, four home runs and 14 RBIs to go along with nine stolen bases on conference play. It’s the second all-conference honor for Gaskill as she made the second team in 2012. (Full article)

Allentown softball's Success Aided by Cheetahs Program

On April 17, 2014, Wayne Witkowski of Greater Media News wrote a great article published in the Examiner, a local newspaper. The article acknowledges that the Cheetah program has had a positive impact on the Allentown High School softball team. But it goes on to talk about the success of the entire Cheetah program, from the 10u on up. ... Read The Article ...

New Jersey Cheetahs Are Making Their Mark

The NJ Cheetahs had a strong summer and folks are taking notice. Earlier this month, the two 18U teams traveled out to Colorado to participate in the Colorado Fireworks Showcase. Known as one of the marquee showcase events of the year, the Fireworks Showcase featured 128 of the top 18U teams in the country with 100's of college coaches and recruiters. Our Premier team finished 13th in the 18U open bracket with a record of 7-2.

The 18U teams then traveled to Binghamton, NY for the STOP-DWI Tournament of Champions; another one of the major recruiting tournaments of the year, drawning teams from Michigan, South Carolina, Massachusetts, Ohio, Indiana, New York, Kentucky, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, California, Virginia, Connecticut, Washiongton, New Hampshire and Canada. Our Premier team went 4-0 in the tournament winning their bracket and earning the title of co-champions!

PGF Championships
We finished up the season in Huntington Beach California at the PGF National Championships. The Cheetahs, competing in the Platinum bracket, had an excellent run, winning two games on Saturday, going 1-1 on Sunday, and winning Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. By Thursday morning, the Cheetahs were 1 win away from playing in the quarter finals. The NJ Cheetahs finished 17th in the country!

Newspaper Article from the Examiner

Cheetahs in the News