Indy Ball Tryouts


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!


Lancaster Barnstormers

The Lancaster Barnstormers are hosting open baseball tryouts on Saturday, April 7th from 10:30AM-3:00 PM.

Participants must be 18 years or older and out of high school.

Position players will begin at 10:30am and will be asked to complete a series of activities including warmups, 60 yard times, infield/outfield play and batting practice (On field).

Pitchers are asked to report at noon. You will participate in a scrimmage will beginning at 1pm and each pitcher will have the opportunity to pitch one inning.

In order to participate in tryouts, all players must also sign a release waiver.

Cost: $75/player in advance OR $85/player day of tryout

To register you may fill out the electronic form below and call Alexandra Bunn to submit your payment by phone at 717-358-9875. You may also stop into the Two Dudes Box Office at Clipper Magazine Stadium Monday-Friday between the hours of 10AM-5PM to register and make payment.

Click HERE for registration form

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:
-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 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


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 or call 301-638-9788.

Click HERE for more information



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.



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 or calling 551-265-8657.

Click HERE to register

New Jersey Jackals 

The Jackals do not have a date listed for open tryouts; however, their website does have information and a registration form.

The New Jersey Jackals conduct annual tryouts which are open to the public.Please stay tuned for information about upcoming tryouts.


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.



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.

Evansville Otters and Joliet Slammers

Saturday March 17th at Bosse Field in Evansville, IN
Position players 8:30 am, pitchers 11:30am
Cost: $75
More information HERE
Register HERE

Saturday March 31st at ECTB Stadium at Bicentennial Park in Allentown, PA
Position players 8:30 am, pitchers 11:30 am
Cost: $100
More information HERE
Register HERE

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


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.

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



April 21, 2018 at 9:00 AM

Albert Park, San Rafael, CA 94901

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



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


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.



  • 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.


  • 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.




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:
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.






19 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.


    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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