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Draft Tryouts Scheduled May 24

Mayor Timothy T. Stewart, Parks and Recreation Commission Chairman Jamie Giantonio and Vice Chairman Paul A. Shaker Sr. have announced that the New Britain Parks and Recreation Department has scheduled baseball draft tryouts for the Larry Mangan League and J.C. Courant Prep division league to be held Tuesday, May 24, 2011 at Stanley Quarter Park, diamond 1. Mangan League consists of six teams with practices through the month of May and games being played Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday nights from Monday, June 7th to the middle of August. Practices and games are primarily played at either Stanley Quarter Park or Pulaski Middle School.

All new participants between the ages of 13-16 should report to Stanley Quarter Park by 5:30 PM on Thursday, May 24th. All players must register with the Parks and Recreation Department, City Hall, Room 302 by Friday, June 3rd, 2011. Registrations will be taken before the tryout date at Stanley Quarter Park starting at 5:00PM. The fee is $40. Returning players do not need to tryout but registration and payment is required by the beginning of the season.

The tryout will be in cooperation with a JC Prep Division tryout as well. JC Prep coaches will be on hand to evaluate players and invite certain players onto their summer travel all-star team roster. Participants who only want to be involved with the JC Prep tryout need to indicate their intentions at the registration table before the tryout begins.

The New Britain Parks and Recreation Department accepts registrations for the Mangan League on a first-come, first-served basis. Registrations for the Mangan League are accepted in the Parks and Recreation office Monday – Friday 8:15 a.m.- 3:45 p.m, by mail at City Hall, 27 West Main Street Room 302, at Stanley Quarter Park on the day of the tryout, or by on-line registration via our Webtrac system. People interested in using on-line registration for the first time can either visit or call Program Coordinator Matthew Scofield for more information at 860-826-3360.

The Recreation Summer Program and Event Guide is available. All summer activities and registration forms are included. Program and Event guides are available in the Parks and Recreation office or on-line at To request a summer brochure by mail please call 860-826-3360.