Tryout Information

The Chicago Mudcats typically hold public tryouts once a year at the end of the previous season (July - August). There are however instances when we may have spots available and will schedule private tryouts. We post both public and private tryout information on this page and our social media pages (facebook & instagram), as well on informational websites such as baseballconnected.com and infosports.com.

Tryouts are staffed by Mudcat Founder and General Manager Justin Stringer and our professional coaching team. First round tryouts are open to all registered players and occur at our indoor training facility “The Creek.” Second round/invite only tryouts typically occur at nearby Chicago Park. Tryouts include, but are not limited to assessment of the following:

  • 60 yard dash
  • Push-ups
  • Medicine Ball Throw
  • Throwing Velocity
  • Exit Speed
  • Position-Specific Skills

The Mudcats experienced a record-breaking turnout for our 2018 season travel baseball tryouts with a total of 120 boys attending tryout sessions. In 2016, 99 boys participated in tryouts, thus we have seen a 21% increase over the last three seasons. As the number of players trying out for our travel baseball program continues to increase each season, the process becomes more and more competitive and affords us with the opportunity to recruit players from Chicago’s most talented youth.

Requirements

Tryout Fee $30

Signed Medical and Media Waiver (see below) 

2019 Travel Baseball Open Tryouts | Youth 9U - 14U

Wednesday
July 18, 2018

Thursday
July 19, 2018

Friday
July 20, 2018

Saturday
July 21, 2018

Monday
July 23, 2018

6pm to 7pm

6pm to 7pm

6pm to 7pm

10am to 11am

6pm to 7pm

7pm to 8pm 7pm to 8pm 7pm to 8pm

11am to 12pm

7pm to 8pm

Open tryouts take place at The Creek | 2932 North Campbell | Chicago, IL 60618

All players must be registered to participate in open tryouts

Private Tryouts may be booked by calling 773.307.1822 or emailing mudcatsstringer@gmail.com

Players moving to the next round of tryouts will be contacted via email

REGISTER HERE for 2019 YOUTH BASEBALL TRYOUTS

CLICK HERE to complete the MEDICAL AND MEDIA WAIVER

Please print and sign the waiver and email it to mudcatsstringer@gmail.com or have your player bring it with them to tryouts.

Players will not be allowed to participate without a signed waiver.

2019 Travel Baseball Open Tryouts | High School 15U - 18U

Tuesday
August 7, 2018

Wednesday
August 8, 2018

Thursday
August 9, 2018

Friday
August 10, 2018

Saturday
August 11, 2018

6pm to 7pm

6pm to 7pm

6pm to 7pm

6pm to 7pm

10am to 11am

7pm to 8pm 7pm to 8pm 7pm to 8pm

7pm to 8pm

11am to 12pm

Open tryouts take place at The Creek | 2932 North Campbell | Chicago, IL 60618

All players must be registered to participate in open tryouts

Private Tryouts may be booked by calling 773.307.1822 or emailing mudcatsstringer@gmail.com

Players moving to the next round of tryouts will be contacted via email

REGISTER HERE for 2019 HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL TRYOUTS

CLICK HERE to complete the MEDICAL AND MEDIA WAIVER

Please print and sign the waiver and email it to mudcatsstringer@gmail.com or have your player bring it with them to tryouts.

Players will not be allowed to participate without a signed waiver.