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!


Sunday Nov. 19th for the Normal Cornbelters. The tryout will take place in Longwood, FL

The CornBelters have announced an open tryout on Sunday, November 19th in Florida.
The tryout will take place at Candyland Park (599 Longdale, Avenue, Longwood, Florida 32750). Check-in and registration will open at 12:00 p.m. ET with the workout beginning at approximately 1:00 p.m. The fee to tryout is $100 per person.
For payment options and additional tryout information, contact CornBelters Field Manager Brooks Carey at



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

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.

For a full schedule for the 2017 season including workouts, tryouts, showcase events, and games, you can view the spreadsheet HERE.

Japanese Professional Baseball – Shikoku Island League Plus

The Kochi Fighting Dogs of the Shikoku Island League Plus will once again be having open tryouts in the United States over the next few months.

Click HERE for more information.

Taiwan Winter Tryout

In January 2018, a Japanese baseball coach, Toma Irokawa, who was a head coach of Iran, Pakistan and Hong Kong national team, will organize a showcase team “Asian Islanders” in Taiwan. The team is supported by Japanese sports agency, Footrans, and Taiwanese semi-professional baseball team, Chii Lih Coral.
The team mainly consists of Asian professional and amateur players who want to play abroad, but is also open to players from other countries who desire to play in Asia.
Between 24th January and 11th February, we’ll have approx. 16 games against mainly Taiwanese professional and amateur teams in front of scouts from Taiwan CPBL, South Korea KBO, Japan NPB and USA MLB.
The fee is 55.000 TWD (about $1,830) excl. flight. Asian Islanders aims to produce professional players for 2018 season.
Spots for non-Asian players are limited. The team looks forward to seeing ambitious US players in Taiwan.
Check out the attached PDF for more information.

Taiwan Winter Tryout 2018 EN


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

Pecos League 

Hudson River League November 1-20 in Houston Texas
Pecos Spring League March 5-28 in Houston Texas

More information and registration can be found HERE.

South Florida Winter League Baseball Scouting League

Next Camp is… 11/28 – 12/16 (Fort Lauderdale FL)
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

January 6th, 2018 to February 6th, 2018

PRIBL information and registration form can be found HERE.


Desert League

Desert League training camp will be held January 15-19, 2018 in Chandler, Arizona.

All players that wish to play in the Desert League must attend training camp. Please read all options before making a selection and feel free to call us at 619 838 6558 with any questions . Players that participated in the California Winter League or the Arizona Winter League are not eligible to register online and must call the league office before registering.
More information and registration can be found HERE.

California Winter League

CWL season runs from January 25th – February 19th, with coaches and players reporting January 22th.

CWL information and registration form can be found HERE 

Arizona Winter League

Players Report: January 30th, 2018
Players Depart: February 26th, 2018

AWL information and registration form can be found HERE. 





18 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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