Indy Ball Tryouts

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Here is a list of current independent baseball tryouts and instructional leagues. I will try to update as often as possible when new tryouts come to my attention. Players – be sure to bookmark this page and check back frequently!

MULTIPLE LEAGUES – ONE TRYOUT

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ATLANTIC LEAGUE

Long Island Ducks

The Long Island Ducks today announced the team will host its first open player tryout in over 15 years at Bethpage Ballpark on Saturday, April 14th at 9:00 a.m.

CLICK HERE to download the registration form.

“Ballplayers looking for a chance to play with the Ducks are strongly encouraged to attend,” says Ducks President/GM Michael Pfaff. “This is a unique opportunity to show your abilities and potentially earn an invite to spring training.”

There will be an administration fee of $95 to participate in the tryout ($110 on the day of the event). Select participants (chosen by the coaching staff) will receive the experience of playing in a live on-field scrimmage following the tryout.

Position players are to report to Bethpage Ballpark no later than 8:30 a.m. for registration, while pitchers are required to report at 10:00 a.m. Participants must be at least 18 years of age and wear proper baseball attire to be eligible to try out. All attendees should provide their career statistics when reporting and must supply their own wooden bats and baseball gloves. Cleats/spikes are only to be worn while on the field, and all players must be prepared to wear sneakers/turf shoes prior to reaching the field. In addition, participants will be required to sign a release form before trying out.

Coaches and representatives from the Ducks will be on hand to evaluate the players at the ballpark, including manager Kevin Baez, hitting coach Lew Ford, pitcher Rob Rogers and President/GM Michael Pfaff.

The Pro-Tryout Specifications will include:
-Warmups
-60-Yard Dash
-Pop Time (Catchers)
-Infielders/Outfielders – Defensive Drills
-Pitcher Warmup in Outfield
-Position Players Hit BP, Pitchers Light Bullpen (pre-scrimmage)
-Scrimmage begins at 12:00 p.m.

To register and reserve your tryout spot please contact Michelle Jensen during normal business hours at (631) 940-3825 or info@liducks.com. You may also CLICK HERE to download the registration form.

The Long Island Ducks are members of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball and play their home games at Bethpage Ballpark. For further information, call (631) 940-DUCK or visit www.liducks.com.

Somerset Patriots

Somerset Patriots Open Tryout Registration
Date: Saturday, April 14, 2018Location: TD Bank Ballpark
860 East Main Street
Bridgewater, NJ 08807

Registration Time: 8:00 am

Tryout Begins: 8:30 am

Administration Fee: $50 Donation to benefit the Somerset Patriots Children’s Educational And Sportsmanship Foundation will be collected at check-in. CASH ONLY!

More: Participants must be high school graduates and at least eighteen years of age. All those present should provide their career statistics and must supply their own wooden bats and baseball gloves. All participants will be required to sign a release form before trying out for the team. On-line waiver is available below.

 

Registration Information

New Britain Bees

The team announced the tryouts will be held at New Britain Stadium on Saturday, April 14 from 9 a.m. to noon with a live on field scrimmage following after.

The tryouts will include warm-ups, 60-yard dash, pop time (catchers), defensive drills for infielders/outfielders, pitcher warmup and a batting cage session for position players with pitchers tossing a light bullpen session.

There will be an administration fee of $85 to tryout ($95 if registering the day of) with select participants (elected by the coaches) having the experience of being able to participate in a live game on the field following the tryout.

Position players are to report to New Britain Stadium at 8:30 a.m. for registration, while pitchers report at 10 a.m. for registration. Participants must be at least 18 years of age.

All participants must wear proper baseball attire to be eligible to tryout, should provide their career statistics and must supply their own wooden bats and baseball gloves.

Those participating will also be required to sign a release form before trying out for the team.

Coaches, including manager Wally Backman, and representatives from the Bees will be on hand to evaluate the players at the ballpark. A group of professional scouts will also be in attendance to evaluate all the prospects.

To sign up and reserve a tryout spot contact Paul Herrmann at (860) 826-2337 ext. 115 or pherrmann@nbbees.com

Road Warriors 
DATE: Saturday, April 21st

TIME: 8:30 a.m. (Position Players)
10:00 a.m. (Pitchers)

SITE: New Britain Stadium

COST: $85 (Advance) / $95 (Day Of)

CLICK FOR MORE INFO

 

Southern Maryland Blue Crabs

2018 Blue Crabs Open Tryouts

The Blue Crabs will be hosting an open tryout for the 2018 team on Sunday April 15, 2018 at 12PM in Waldorf, Maryland. You must register prior to participating. The Blue Crabs will provide wood bats, baseballs, and helmets for use. There is a $75 registration fee.

Contact Devin Monahan at dmonahan@somdbluecrabs.com or call 301-638-9788.

Click HERE for more information

 

 

AMERICAN ASSOCIATION

Kansas City T-Bones

The Kansas City T-Bones will hold open tryouts for the 2018 season on Saturday, May 5, starting at noon sharp at T-Bones Stadium in Kansas City, Kansas.

T-Bones manager Joe Calfapietra will conduct the tryout, along with members of the T-Bones coaching staff, former professional players and college coaches.

“Early Bird” registration, which ends on Feb. 15, is $65 per player. Pre-registration from Feb. 16-April 14 is $90 per player. On-site registration, which begins at 11 a.m., is $105 per player.

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION

CAN-AM 

Rockland Boulders

The Boulders will be having tryouts on:
May 11-12
June 22-23
July 19-20

From their site:

Take your shot at trying out for the Rockland Boulders in New York, the heart of the baseball world! The two-time Can-Am League Regular Season Champs are looking for any and all interested in joining the team for the 2018 season.

Pre-register online today for a 25% discount!

There are two tryout options in the “Tickets” portion – your payment is only valid for the date you select, not all dates. If you want to attend all tryouts, you need to select Open Tryout Registration AND May 11th/12th Registration

Important Information:

– You must arrive at Palisades Credit Union Park at 7:30am on the day of your tryout

– At-the-door registration is $100 cash only.

– Nearest airport: Newark International Airport

– Reccommended Hotel: Super 8 Mahwah NJ. Limited rooms available, call today to reserve your room. (201) 512-0800

If you are unable to attend the Open Tryout on May 5th, please reach out to Head Scout Kevin Tuve in regards to a second set of tryouts on May 11th and May 12th. Kevin can be reached by emailing kevintuve@yahoo.com or calling 551-265-8657.

Click HERE to register

New Jersey Jackals 

Little Falls, NJ – Do you think you have what it takes to play professional baseball in the Can-Am League? Then come to the annual New Jersey Jackals Open Tryout at Yogi Berra Stadium on Friday, May 4, 2018.

The tryout is open to the public and available for the first 125 people who register. In the event you are not selected, you can still attend the tryout and have the chance to participate if there are no-shows. Players must bring their own equipment (e.g., bats, gloves, cleats, and helmets). We recommend dressing appropriately and bringing your own food and water.

 

Date

  • Friday, May 4, 2018

Hours

  • Registration: 8 AM
  • Tryout: 9 AM–2 PM

Location

Yogi Berra Stadium
8 Yogi Berra Stadium
Little Falls, NJ 07424

  • Click here for directions

Fee

  • Pre-registration (online prior to tryout): $100 per person (save $25). Complete and submit the form below. You will receive an email confirmation from the Jackals
  • Registration (onsite on day of tryout): $125 per person (cash only)

Details

Tryouts will cost $100 per person. Payment must be cash when you show up for the event. Registration will begin at 10 AM and the tryouts will be run from 11 AM – 4 PM. Tryouts are for the first 125 people who register (you will receive a confirmation email from the Jackals). In the event you are not selected, you may show up in the event that people do not attend. Players must bring their own equipment (bats, gloves, and helmets) to the tryout.

REGISTRATION FORM

FRONTIER LEAGUE 

The annual Frontier League Tryout Camp and Draft will take place April 23-24, 2018 in Florence, Kentucky.  All 12 teams will be present, with an average of over 30 players selected in each of the past 10 years.
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THE 2018 FRONTIER LEAGUE TRYOUT CAMP & DRAFT

Gateway Grizzlies

2018 Spring Try-Out

Tuesday April 17th at GCS Credit Union Ballpark in Sauget, IL
Registration at 7:45 a.m., stretch at 8:30 a.m.
$60.00 per player if you preregister
$75.00 per player day of tryout
Must be 20 years of age or older
No players can be 27 years of age after January 1st, 2018

2018 Post Draft Try-Out

Saturday June 23rd at GCS Credit Union Ballpark in Sauget, IL
Registration at 7:45 a.m., stretch at 8:30 a.m.
$60.00 per player if you preregister
$75.00 per player day of tryout
Must be 20 years of age or older
No players can be 27 years of age after January 1st, 2018

2018 Fall Try-Out

Saturday August 11th at GCS Credit Union Ballpark in Sauget, IL
Registration at 7:45 a.m., stretch at 8:30 a.m.
$60.00 per player if you preregister
$75.00 per player day of tryout
Must be 20 years of age or older
No players can be 27 years of age after January 1st, 2018

 

Florence Freedom

Freedom Open Tryouts – Open to all professional, college graduate, and other amateur players.

April 18, 2018 – Registration begins at 10:00 am and the tryouts begin at 11:00 am.
Click here to download a copy of the Registration Form.
Click here to pay online in advance of tryout (and save $15)
Cost: $60 in advance, $75 walk-up day of
Please send all forms to Max Johnson.

 

River City Rascals

Saturday April 21st at CarShield Field in O’Fallon, MO
8:00 am registration, 9:00 workouts
Cost: $50
Click HERE for more information or to register

 

Windy City Thunderbolts

2018 ThunderBolts Post-Draft Open Tryout

The Windy City ThunderBolts will be holding an open tryout at Standard Bank Stadium on June 12th

Check-in will begin at 9:30 am and end at 10:00 am sharp.
Participants will be allowed on the field at 10:00 am.
The workout begins at 10:30 am sharp.

NO METAL SPIKES ALLOWED.  MOLDED SPIKES & TURF SHOES ONLY.
There will be no advance registration!  Cash and credit card will be accepted!  No rain reschedule date.

The fee is $60.00 to be paid at the ballpark.

If you have any questions please email Ron Biga from Baseball Operations at rbiga@wcthunderbolts.com.

Evansville Otters & Joliet Slammers

June 18th at
Grand Park
19000 Grand Park Blvd.
Westfield, IN 46074

Cost: $75

8:30 AM position players
11:30 AM pitchers

For more information, click HERE

 

PACIFIC ASSOCIATION 

PACIFIC ASSOCIATION TRYOUT

April 21, 2018 at 9:00 AM

Albert Park, San Rafael, CA 94901

Cost: $125
For more information or to register, click HERE

 

UNITED SHORE PRO BASEBALL LEAGUE

2018 United Shore Professional Baseball League Open Tryout

The United Shore Professional Baseball League (USPBL) will holding tryouts for our 2018 season at 2SP Sports Performance and Jimmy John’s Field, April 25th – 27th. Tryout participants will be evaluated by all USPBL Managers and staff. In 2017 the USPBL signed over 20 players to opening day roster spots.

Evaluations will include:

  • Running – 60 yard dash & baseball specific running
  • Throwing – catchers pop time & position player’s velocity
  • Hitting – exit velocity & situational batting practice
  • Fielding – position specific drills
  • Pitchers – range of motion, mechanics & velocity
  • Video Analysis – hitters: swing & pitchers: mechanics
  • Simulated games & Situational games
  • Physical measurables

BLACK SOX BASEBALL

Florida League, North East League (New Jersey), Professional Spring Training Trip.

TRYOUT Feb 20th with many teams in attendance at The Depot in Cleburne, TX
INFORMATION: Black Sox Tryout Flyer

The Black Sox baseball league has leagues in Florida and New Jersey. There will also be opportunities to join the traveling Black Sox team that plays against various professional teams during their respective spring training schedules.

The Black Sox Baseball League was created as a competitive league for players who have or are looking to obtain contracts to play professional baseball in 2017. The purpose of the league is to guide professional grade players to the destination that will allow them to advance their professional career.

For more information or to register – Black Sox Baseball League.

EMPIRE LEAGUE

2018 EPBL CALIFORNIA TRYOUT CAMP

  • Date: March 31 – April 1 – TWO DAY
  • Time: Check in 8:30am and 9:00am Start DO NOT BE LATE.
  • Cost: $175 Position Players / 2-Way Players and $100 for Pitchers.  Must Pay online! No Walk Ups
  • Location: Los Angeles/Hacienda Heights, California
  • Instructions: Get Accepted, Pay Registration Fee.

2018 EPBL DELAWARE TRYOUT CAMP

  • Date: June 4-8, 2018 – WEEK LONG, MOST OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE A TEAM!
  • Cost: $795 Position Players / 2-Way Players and $595 for Pitchers (Housing and Meals Options Available)
  • Location: Sports At the Beach Complex  – 22518 Lewes Georgetown Hwy, Georgetown, DE 19947
  • Instructions: Get Accepted, Pay Registration Fee, Check in at Location 8:30am
  • Other: Must Fill ALL Team Rosters

For more information and to get accepted for a tryout, click HERE.

 

 

INSTRUCTIONAL WINTER LEAGUE

Which Winter League is right for you? Check out the post HERE for a breakdown of winter leagues.

Pecos League 
Pecos Spring League March 5-28 in Houston Texas

More information and registration can be found HERE.

South Florida Winter League Baseball Scouting League

Spring training camp…3/10 – 3/30 2018! (MLB complex Viera FL)

Teams are managed by current MLB and Independent scouts and managers.

For more information email: info@southfloridawinterleague.com
Call: 561 572 1149

Or go to their official website for info and to register HERE

Puerto Rico Instructional Baseball League

March 4th to April 1st 2018.

PRIBL information and registration form can be found HERE.

 

 

 

 

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22 thoughts on “Indy Ball Tryouts”

    1. It’s a winter league. You pay a lot of money, they promise scouts will be there, some guys get signed, most get released during spring training… honestly the same thing that happens everywhere.

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    1. Those vary with different league rules. Frontier is 27. The United Shore has an age limit (I think…) and everyone else really doesn’t. The Pecos claims to have one, but older players still play in the league if approved.

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