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!



Rockland Boulders

The Boulders will be having tryouts on:
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 for a $25 discount!

Important Information:

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

– At-the-door registration is $125 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


Contact: Kevin Tuve – 551-265-8657


Normal Cornbelters

Saturday, June 9th – Registration begins at 9:00 a.m.

The Normal CornBelters have announced a post-MLB Draft workout will be held at The Corn Crib, presented by Illinois Corn Growers, in Normal.

The workout will take place on Saturday, June 9th with registration beginning at 9:00 a.m. CT. Registration will take place outside the right-field/center-field gate (southeast corner of the ballpark) and will carry a fee of $75 per participant (cash or check only).

Participants should arrive with their own equipment pertinent to their position. Please note that The Corn Crib does have an artificial turf surface so metal cleats are not allowed. Sunflower seeds and shelled nuts are also not allowed in the facility or on the playing surface.

The current schedule of activities for the workout is as follow but is subject to change:

  • 9:00 a.m. – Registration begins
  • 10:00-10:30 – Stretch and 60-yard dash
  • 10:30-11:00 – Position players throw to warm up arms, then all OF in RF will perform throws to 2B, 3B & Home. All 3B at 3B and all middle INF at SS – throws to 1B; all C behind the plate – pop times (throws to 2B, snap throws to 1B, throw downs to 3B)
  • 11:00 – Pitchers begin to get loose/stretch (2 pitchers warm up at a time in bullpen preparing to face live hitters) **Rotation to be set based on the number of pitchers attending**
  • 11:00-11:30 – Live batting practice (3 rounds of 5 swings per hitter) **Group rotation to be set based on the number of hitters attending**
  • 11:30-1:00 p.m. – Live versus hitters (simulated game)
  • 1:00 p.m. – Q & A followed by individual evaluations

Please note that there will be a special event taking place on The Corn Crib grounds (front lawn and parking lot) the morning of the workout. Participants coming for the workout should park in the spaces available, and closest, to the center-field gate. You may inquire with parking attendants upon arrival and entry through the southwest facility entrance located off Raab Road (1000 West Raab Road) to be directed to the appropriate location for registration.

For additional questions, call the CornBelters at 309-454-2255 or email

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.

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

Florence Freedom

2018 Freedom Post-Draft / College Tryout Information

Freedom Open Tryouts – Open exclusively to recent college graduates.

June 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.


UC Health Stadium Policies 

**IMPORTANT: As per the manufacturer’s warranty for the artificial playing surface at UC Health Stadium, all players trying out must wear turf shoes or molded cleats. No metal cleats will be allowed. This policy is the same that is in effect for all events at UC Health Stadium. Players attempting to enter UC Health Stadium with metal cleats will be immediately disqualified from the workouts.


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

Gateway Grizzlies


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




Multiple team tryout for the entire Pecos League

June 9th 9:00 am CST
Coastal Baseball Park
7320 South Sam Houston Parkway East
Houston, Tx 77075

Register HERE.



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 2018. 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.



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






24 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.


  1. Hi Ms. Thompson I’m a ball player with various scholarships to play college baseball at the moment. I’m 23 years old though and my dream is to play in Japan. Will any independent Japanese Baseball League teams be hosting tryouts in America? I’m from Florida so if they were in the south that would be preferable. I’m really just trying to find the right scouting event to attend.


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