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2019 Frontier League Tryout Camp & Draft

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Joliet Route 66 Stadium

1 Mayor Art Schultz Drive

Joliet, IL 60432

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The 27th annual Frontier League Tryout Camp and Draft will take place April 23-24 at Joliet Route 66 Stadium in downtown Joliet, Illinois. All 10 Frontier League teams will be present, and over the past ten seasons an average of over 40 players per year have signed contracts out of the Tryout Camp.

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Are there requirements or an age limit to tryout?

Players must be at least 18 years old to attend, and must have been born on or after October 1, 1992 to be eligible for the 2019 season. Players with college eligibility remaining should check with their school's compliance officer before registering.

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What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

Joliet Route 66 Stadium, home of the Joliet Slammers, is located in downtown Joliet and near the intersection of I-55 and I-80.

Both Midway Airport and O'Hare Airport in Chicago are convenient to Joliet. Preregisterd players will receive a letter with the host hotel and discount rate code once this information is finalized. Players are responsible for their transportation to and from Joliet Route 66 Stadium. If you will not have a car, you should be able to find a ride by asking the other players in the hotel lobby.

What can/can't I bring to the event?

Joliet Rotue 66 Stadium features an artificial playing surface, and per the manufacture's warranty metal spikes are not allowed. All players, including pitchers, must wear either molded cleats or turf shoes. Eight of the Frontier League's 10 ballparks feature artificial surfaces and have the same policy.

In addition, sunflower seeds, tobacco, and gum are not allowed on the field, the bullpen areas, or in the dugouts as they cause problems with the quality of the turf.

Players are responsible for bringing their own baseball equipment, including bats and catching gear, and should wear baseball pants. Baseballs and batting helmets will be provided by the Joliet Slammers

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How does the Tryout Camp work?

The workouts officially begin at 9:00 AM on April 23 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 24. At the conclusion of the games on Wednesday, action will break for 30 minutes as clubs and prepare for the draft. The draft will take place at Joliet Route 66 Stadium on Wednesday afternoon.


If I am drafted, when does spring training begin in the Frontier League?

Frontier Leauge spring training opens on Thursday, April 25. Opening day rosters are due by Wednesday, May 8. Tryout camp participants are guaranteed at least one week in spring training barring injury or a violation of team rules. If you will have issues reporting on April 25, speak with the club who selects you so alternate arrangements can be made.


If I still have college eligiblilty remaining, can I attend?

It is our understanding that participating in the workouts does not impact your college/amateur eligibility as long as you do not sign a contract. However, the ultimate decision is up to the NCAA, NAIA, or related organization. We have had players attend each year who return to complete their college seasons before signing contracts and reporting. We encourage any current college player to check with your compliance officer to see what you can and cannot do to protect your eligibility.


Can people come to watch the workouts?

Yes, the workouts are open to the public and there is no admission fee to watch. Family, friends, and fans are welcome to sit in the seating bowl at Joliet Route 66 Stadium. Concessions are available for purchase, and restrooms will be open.

What happens if it rains?

We will make every effort to do as much of the workout as possible on the field at Joliet Route 66 Stadium. The artificial playing surface allows us to play through light rain and to resume immediatly as soon as heavier rain stops. We do have access to an indoor facility if necessary. Regardless of the weather, the event will conclude on Wednesday, April 24, as players report to their teams for spring training beginning on Thursday, April 25.


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Joliet Route 66 Stadium

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Joliet, IL 60432

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