Elite baseball teams tryouts continue


Elite baseball players in various age categories are invited to a number of tryout camps in the Hamilton-Niagara regions. The Hamilton Thunderbirds are holding tryouts at a number of stadiums in Southern Ontario for players 14 and under to 18 years old. The Bullet Proof Prospects are also holding tryouts in Welland.

Elite teams are meant to give exposure to players looking for baseball scholarships to U.S. universities or are hoping to have a Major League Baseball team offer them a tryout. Elite teams play in major U.S. and Canadian tournaments that are attended by college coaches and MLB scouts.

The Thunderbirds tryouts are:

Wednesday, August 16
Bernie Arbour Stadium (Hamilton)
6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Thursday, August 17
Brampton Sports Centre
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Park is at the intersection of Kennedy and Derry roads. Start time for the 14 and unders and 15s is 10 a.m. and for the 16 and unders, 17s, and 18s is 1 p.m.

Saturday, August 19
Bernie Arbour Stadium
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The 14 and unders and 15s start at 9 a.m., and the 16 and unders, 17s, and 18s start at noon.

Sunday, August 20
Jack Couch Stadium (Kitchener)
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The start time for the 14 and unders and 15s will be 9 a.m. and noon for the 18s.

Wednesday, August 23
Glen Abbey (Oakville)
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Saturday, August 26
Bernie Arbour Stadium
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Sunday, August 27
Bernie Arbour Stadium
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Additional information is available by contacting the Thunderbirds at www.canadianthunderbirds.com, by e-mail at thunderbirds@quickclic.net or by phone at (905) 574-1175.

A new Elite club – the Bullet Proof Prospects – is also holding tryouts in Welland. Former MLB player Scott Bullett is hoping to field a team in the 18 and under division. Tryouts will be held at the Welland Stadium on Wednesday, August 16 at 6 p.m. and on Saturday, August 19 at 10 a.m.

Players who have not attended a previous Prospects tryout are asked to report by 5.30 p.m. on Wednesday and 9.30 a.m. on Saturday. The tryouts are open to all players born in 1991, 1990, 1989 and 1988 (if you turn 19 on May 1st or later).

Additional information is available at:
http://www.leaguelineup.com/welcome.asp?url=bullettproofprospects