Along with the press release, some information on their tryouts set for mid-May was also provided. We have now been informed that the online registration has officially opened for the tryouts. Here is the official press release:
2016 United Shore Inaugural Season Tryout and Draft
The United Shore Professional Baseball League (USPBL) inaugural season tryout/showcase will be held May 16th – 19th. Players will be evaluated by all USPBL Managers and members of the USPBL baseball advisory committee. The USPBL has reserved an indoor & outdoor facility to assure all participants have an opportunity to showcase their skills and receive a thorough evaluation.
- May 16th: Light workout consisting of batting practice and infield/outfield.
- May 17th: Professional Player Evaluation drills.
- May 18th: Players will be placed in game situations as well live games.
- May 19th: Situational baseball and live games.
For the 2016 inaugural season, players must be at least 18 years old and have been born on or after January 1, 1990 to be eligible to play in the USPBL. No player or player may have attained twenty six (26) years of age prior to January 2016. Please note that players with college eligibility remaining should check with their school compliance office before registering.
At the end of the showcase, players will be signed into the USPBL. A draft will be held in the following days and teams / rosters will be announced May 23rd. Spring training will commence the week of May 23rd.
The United Shore Professional Baseball League will host its inaugural season at Jimmy John’s Field in Utica, Michigan. Our season will start May 30th and concluded September 11th, 2016. Players will have access to a state of the art facility, customized strength & conditioning programs and our USPBL Hitting and Throwing Program during the course of the season. Our 2016 All-Star Game will be held September 9th followed by Championship Weekend.
The cost per player to attend will be $200 dollars. Registration is open now with final payment due by May 15th, 2016 in order for players to participate.
All four days will be open to the public free of charge.
Player / Hotel accommodations: Details to be announced soon
Equipment: The USPBL will have baseball gear (Balls, Helmets and a limited number of bats) on site but players will be responsible to bring their own equipment.
Attire: Players will need to have their own baseball pants – shorts will not be permitted during tryouts.
Registration can be found at the link HERE.
As always, players are encouraged to check the Indy Ball Tryouts Page here on the site for information on all tryouts and instruction leagues happening this season.