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!

AMERICAN ASSOCIATION

May 4th, 2017. Tryout for the St. Paul Saints.

On Thursday, May 4 the Saints will hold their annual open tryout at CHS Field, 360 Broadway St in Saint Paul.  It’s a free tryout and registration begins at 9:00 a.m. at the front gate of the ballpark located on Broadway St.  The tryout begins at 10:00 a.m.  Each person showing up should come baseball ready in baseball attire, cleats, bring their own glove, and a wood bat for position players.  All participants can showcase their talents at only one position.

Infielders will go through various defensive drills and show off their arms across the diamond. Outfielders will show their range and showcase their arm as well.  All position players will have a chance to take a few swings.

Pitchers will throw bullpen sessions while catchers will get behind the dish and show their ability to block balls and throw out baserunners.

If the tryout is rained out it will be rescheduled for the next day, on Friday, May 6 at 10:00 a.m.

The Saints can carry a maximum of 28 players into spring training, and the roster maximum this season is 23 players.

For more information about the tryout contact the Saints at 651-644-6659 or visit saintsbaseball.com.

May 4th, 2017. Tryout for the Sioux Falls Canaries.

The Sioux Falls Canaries are hosting an open tryout to any player age 18 or older.
Interested players cannot be under contract with another professional
organization. All participants must provide their own gear. Players should wear
proper baseball attire.

LOCATION:
Sioux Falls Stadium
1001 N West Ave
Sioux Falls, SD 57104

DATE:
May 4th, 2017

TIME:
2:00 pm – Position Players
3:00 pm – Pitchers

FEE:
Register by May 1st – $60.00
Day of Tryout – $75.00

Please contact General Manager Duell Higbe:
duell@sfcanaries.com

 

CAN-AM LEAGUE 

May 4th, 2017. Tryout for the Rockland Boulders.

Take a chance at playing for the back-to-back Can-Am League regular season champs! Come to the Rockland Boulders Open Tryout on Thursday, May 4th.

Registration begins at 7:30am with tryouts starting promptly at 9am. There is a $100 cash-only fee to register.

If needed, a rain-date will be used on Friday, May 5th.

All interested parties should contact Kevin Tuve at kevintuve@yahoo.com for more information.

May 5th, 2017. Tryout for the New Jersey Jackals.

Little Falls, NJ – The New Jersey Jackals have scheduled their annual Open Tryout for May 5, 2017. Tryouts will cost $100 per person. Payment must be cash when you show up for the event. Registration will begin at 7 AM and Tryouts will start at 8 AM. Tryouts are for the first 125 people to register. Registration for the tryouts will begin on April 13, 2017 at 10:00 AM. ANY SUBMISSIONS BEFORE THIS DATE/TIME WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.  You will receive a confirmation email from the Jackals if you are one of the first 125 people to register. 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 can be found HERE.

 

FRONTIER LEAGUE

Monday/Tuesday, April 24-25th 2017. Frontier League Tryout Camp and draft at 

GCS Ballpark (Gateway Grizzlies home field)
2301 Grizzlie Bear Boulevard
Sauget, IL 62206

Cost: $60

All 12 teams will be present. The workouts officially begin at 9:00 AM on April 24 and will feature a 60-yard dash, fielding and throwing drills for infielders, outfielders, and catchers, and batting practice for position players while pitchers will throw 15-20 pitch bullpens. Following the first day, the field managers will post a list of players invited back for inter-squad games on April 25. At the conclusion of the games on Tuesday, action will break for 30 minutes as clubs and prepare for the draft. The draft will take place at GCS Ballpark on Tuesday afternoon.

Click HERE for more information or to register.

Thursday April 27th, 2017. Tryout for the Normal Cornbelters.
The Corn Crib
1000 West Raab Road
Normal, IL 61761

$60 advance
$75.00 walk-up

8:00 AM check-in
9:00 workouts begin

For more information, email: info@normalbaseball.com

Tuesday May 9th, 2017. Tryout for the Gateway Grizzles. 

GCS Ballpark
2301 Grizzlie Bear Blvd.
Sauget, IL 62206

$60 advance
$75.00 walk-up

7:45 AM check-in
8:30 workouts begin

REGISTRATION FORM.

COLLEGE GRADS ONLY. Monday May 22nd and Monday June 12
Tryout for the Florence Freedom at
UC Health Stadium
7950 Freedom Way
Florence, KY 41042

1:00 PM check-in
2:00PM  workouts begin

Cost: $60 in advance, $75 walk up
Open to 2016 and 2017 college graduates who have only played at the collegiate level. Professionals are permitted by invitation only.
Click HERE for more information or to register.

UNITED SHORE PROFESSIONAL BASEBALL LEAGUE

The United Shore Professional Baseball League will embark on its second season after a wildly successful 2016 campaign. Seven (7) USPBL players had their contracts purchased by MiLB clubs and five (5) USPBL players were named to Baseball America’s top prospects for Independent baseball.

USPBL will be holding tryouts for our 2017 season at Jimmy John’s Field, April 27-29th. Tryout participants will be evaluated by all USPBL Managers and staff. In 2016 the USPBL signed over 30 players from our inaugural tryout.

Evaluations will include:

  • 60 yard dash time (position players).
  • Catchers pop time.
  • Pitchers velocity.
  • Batting practice (position players).
  • Simulated games.

Our season begins May 11th and concludes September 10th, 2017. The USPBL offers customized programs to help accelerate player development which include:

  • USPBL & DVS throwing program that allowed for 1200+ innings pitched without an injury.
  • Our USPBL pitching staff averaged an increase of 1.4 MPH during the 2016 season.
  • Customized hitting programs including BATS video breakdown.

Players must be at least eighteen years old (18), been born on or after January 1, 1991 and a United States Citizen. No player may have attained the age of twenty six (26) prior to January 1, 2017. Please note that players with college eligibility remaining should check with their school compliance office before registering.

Contact:

USPBL Front Office – 248-601-2400

Baseball Operations email: uspbltryout@uspbl.com

Basic Info:

Cost:                      $175

Location:             Jimmy John’s Field, 7171 Auburn Road Utica, MI 48317

Check In:             April 26th, Jimmy John’s Field 7171 Auburn Road Utica, MI 48317

April 27th:            Position Player Skill Assessment and Pitcher Assessment

April 28th:            Breakout Groups- Morning and Afternoon Sessions

April 29th:            Simulated Games- Morning and Afternoon Sessions

REGISTER HERE. 

BLACK SOX BASEBALL LEAGUE
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.

EMPIRE LEAGUE

TRYOUT CAMP DATES

BELOW ARE THE CAMP INFORMATION. ALL ROSTERS SPOTS WILL BE FILLED STRICTLY FROM THESE CAMPS.  EMPIRE LEAGUE IS  NOW INVITING PLAYERS TO CAMP. NOT ALL PLAYERS WILL BE ACCEPTED.

 

EMPIRE LEAGUE SPRING TRAINING CAMP:

DATE:  June 4, 2017 – JUNE 9, 2017  – REGISTER BY FEBRUARY 15, 2017

LOCATION: SPORTS AT THE BEACH COMPLEX, DELAWARE

COST: $785.00 – $1,405.00

INFO: GUARANTEED EMPIRE LEAGUE CONTRACTS | OTHER INDY LEAGUE OPPORTUNITIES. NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY TO ATTEND. ANY AGES WELCOMED. HOWEVER YOU MUST BE ACCEPTED INTO CAMP. NOT ALL PLAYERS WILL BE ACCEPTED. TO BE INVITED,  CLICK ON BUTTON BELOW.

 


EMPIRE LEAGUE POST DRAFT CAMP:

DATE:  June 18, 2017 – June 21, 2017  – REGISTER BY FEBRUARY 15, 2017

LOCATION: SPORTS AT THE BEACH COMPLEX, DELAWARE

COST: $585.00  – $905.00

INFO: GUARANTEED EMPIRE LEAGUE CONTRACTS | OTHER INDY LEAGUE OPPORTUNITIES. NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY TO ATTEND. ANY AGES WELCOMED. HOWEVER YOU MUST BE ACCEPTED INTO CAMP. NOT ALL PLAYERS WILL BE ACCEPTED.

 


INSTRUCTIONAL WINTER LEAGUE (Past information)

Puerto Rico Instructional Baseball League
Date: January 7th, 2017 to February 7th, 2017

Location: Rincón, PR

The Puerto Rico Instructional Baseball League is a professional baseball program for current and aspiring professional baseball players seeking to develop their skills under the direction of veteran professional baseball managers and MLB scouts. In addition to providing on field instruction, the PRIBL is absolutely the best opportunity for players to be scouted and potentially signed to a professional contract while playing in a 20-25 game season over the course of 4 weeks.

The league will be comprised of a with a maximum of six teams, playing most of the games at Rincón Sports Complex, and some other professional stadiums throughout Puerto Rico.

PRIBL Benefits:

  • Prospective players gain exposure to managers and scouts. PRIBL coaches also come to the league with the ability to provide exceptional opportunities to sign players for the upcoming professional season.
  • Players get to perform over an extended amount of time instead of a typical two-day tryout.
  • Players are able to build their baseball network by creating relationships with the PRIBL coaches and staff.
  • The PRIBL has a history of successfully being able to get players signed to pro contracts.

If you are ready to join the Puerto Rico Instructional Baseball League and develop your skills to become a better player, and gain exposure to professional independent baseball league managers and coaches, then you can register on this page.

Fees/Options:

Regular Registration: $3,500

Early-Bird Rate #6: $3,300 ($2,900 pay in full) for limited time! Register before November 1st

Pro-Experience Rate: $2,500 (must have played with an independent or affiliated pro team)

Pitcher Rate: $2,500 (only the 1st (20) pitchers who register will receive this rate)

Returning Player Registration: $2,000 (former PRIBL player)

Local Player Registration: $1,000 (players who will not need housing and meals)

Deposit Option: $500 (A deposit will guarantee your roster spot. Reserves your spot and locks in the current Early Bird Rate, balance must be paid in full by January 1st, 2017)

The Puerto Rico Instructional Baseball League registration fee includes the following:

  • Lodging from January 7th (Report date) – February 7th (Depart date)
  • 2 Meals per day
  • Local transportation to & from training facilities for entire length of program. Players are responsible for their own transportation to and from Airport.
  • Sports Insurance coverage
  • Includes all instructor fees (MLB Alumni player/coach Instruction)
  • Each player will receive hands-on instruction from professional coaches who have the ability to sign players to a Professional Contract.
  • Game action: Up to 25 games scheduled with Puerto Rico AA teams.
  • Training workshops: These workshops will include financial planning, sports psychology, and mental preparation towards the game, sports marketing, and preparation for the media, toxicology, doping and the life within the sport.
  • The PRIBL will provide on-site trainers.
  • Players’ Stats will be provided daily in our website
  • Documented Scouting Report will be sent by email at the end of the program. Evaluations are also made during camps.
  • Exposure: MLB Scouts, Major League Staff, Minor League Directors, Minor League player personnel, may visit at any given time. Independent, European and Mexican League representatives will be in attendance or in contact to fill roster spots for the upcoming championship season. Staff is composed of coaches from those leagues.
  • Uniforms (jersey, hat, belt, socks, workout shorts, and workout shirt)
  • Equipment (balls, bats, helmets and catcher’s gear all provided)
  • Locker room facility
  • Gym Access

All players are provided an equal opportunity to showcase their abilities. 

For answers to our most frequent questions, please see our FAQS page.

If you have any questions or would like to discuss a payment plan, please contact us at info@pribaseball.com.

 

California Winter League
Dates – Report date – Jan 16th,  League runs from Jan 19th-Feb 12th.
Cost – $3,000 if paid in full, $3,300 total with $1,000 deposit

Fees include:
Lodging from
Two Meals per day – Combination of vouchers and catered meals in the locker room
Local transportation to training facilities for entire length of league
Catcher’s gear will be provided
Players are responsible for their own transportation to and from Palm Springs, California.
MLB Alumni player/coach Instruction
Current Independent League managers looking to sign players.
Game action
Uniforms (Pants, Jersey, Hat, Belt, Socks, Workout Shorts, Workout Shirt)
Equipment (Bats, Balls, Helmets)
Locker room facility
Laundered uniforms daily
Fitness membership

The California Winter League is the official winter league of the Frontier League with many players earning spring training contracts.

For more information or to register – The California Winter League

Arizona Winter League
Dates – Report: January 30th, Depart: February 27th
Cost – $3,000 with many discounts available (including a holiday special until December 31st.)

The Arizona Winter League is for current and aspiring professional baseball players that are looking to improve their skills under the direction of veteran professional baseball managers and MLB scouts.

Former coaches include Chris Paterson, Greg Tagert, Brooks Carey, Billy Horn, AJ Cicconi, Chris Mongiardo, Scott Nathanson, Carlos Lezcano, Brent Metheny, Les Lancaster, Mike Pinto, Jose Canseco, Ozzie Canseco, Orv Franchuk, John Harris, Mike Marshall, Eddie Dennis, Dan Firova, Chris Carminucci, Von Hayes, Pete LaCock, and Rusty Meacham.

  • Prospective players gain exposure to managers and scouts who have the ability to sign players for the upcoming professional season.
  • Players get to perform over an extended amount of time instead of a typical two-day tryout.
  • The AWL has a history of successfully being able to get players signed to pro contracts.
  • This is a great way to get started in professional baseball and a great investment in your baseball career.

Fees/Options:

Regular Registration: $3,000

Early Bird Rate: $2,700 (Register by 11/1 and get $300 off of the regular rate)

Pitcher Rate: $2,300 (only the 1st (40) pitchers who register will receive this rate)

Catcher Rate: $2,300 (only the 1st (10) catchers who register will receive this rate)

Pro Player Rate: $2,500 (must have played with an independent or affiliated pro team)

Returning Player Registration: $2,000 (any former player of the AWL, TWL, and TSL)

Local Rate: $1,000 (players who will not need housing and meals)

Deposit Option: $500 (reserves your spot, balance due in full by January 1st, 2017)

The Arizona Winter League registration fee includes the following:

Hotel (2 players per room)
2 meals per day (Breakfast and Lunch)
Gym access
Uniforms
Bats (Each team is issued a certain amout of bats)
Catcher’s gear
Transportation to and from the stadium and hotel
Airport Pickup
Each player will receive hands-on instruction from professional managers and coaches
The AWL will provide on-site trainers
Player Stats provided by Pointstreak

For answers to our most frequent questions, please see our FAQS page.

If you have any questions about whether or not you qualify for discounted rates or would like to discuss a payment plan, please Contact Us.

 

For more information or to register – Arizona Winter League.

Florida Minor League Camp

February 14-15, 2017
St. Petersburg, FL

813-926-7622
www.floridaminorleaguecamp.com

February 21-22, 2017
Ft. Myers, FL

813-926-7622

Pecos Spring League

Dates – March 5th – March 28th
Cost – $2,000 including housing
The Pecos Spring League which aims to find players to sign for the upcoming 2016 Pecos League season will take place at Coastal Baseball Park in Houston, TX.

For more information or to register – Pecos Spring League

 

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15 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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