The Gateway Grizzlies are excited to announce their Fall 2020 Tryout to be held on Monday, October 12th and potentially Tuesday the 13th at GCS Credit Union Ballpark. This is a Gateway Grizzlies tryout, but other Frontier League teams will be represented.
Players interested in continuing their career in professional baseball are invited to register at https://grizzliesfall2020tryout.eventbrite.com. Registration will close at 11:45PM on Saturday, October 10th. There will be NO WALK-UP REGISTRATION. The tryout will primarily take place on Monday the 12th with invitees coming back on Tuesday the 13th, if necessary.
The tryout will be conducted in a manner that promotes social distancing for players, coaches, and staff. Players will be divided into groups by position and tryout in waves of 10 players at a time. All players will be notified on Sunday afternoon of their report time for Monday. Players will be responsible for bringing their own equipment including bats, helmets, etc. The Grizzlies will only supply baseballs to minimize cross-contamination.
The first wave of workouts will officially begin at 9:00 AM on October 12th and will feature running, fielding, and throwing drills for infielders, outfielders, and catchers, and batting practice for position players while pitchers will throw a bullpen session and live batting practice. FlightScope will be utilized during the workout to provide advanced metrics for players. Pitchers will be able to see their spin rate, vertical break, horizontal break, and strike zone location among other data. Hitters will get feedback on their exit speed, carry distance, vertical launch, flight time, and horizontal launch.
GCS Credit Union Ballpark is located at exit 15 off I-255 in Sauget, Illinois, about 10 minutes east of downtown St. Louis. For more information, please visit or contact the Gateway Grizzlies’ front office at 618-337-3000 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
IMPORTANT: As per the manufacturer’s warranty for the artificial playing surface at GCS Credit Union Ballpark, 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 GCS Credit Union Ballpark. Players attempting to enter GCS Credit Union Ballpark with metal cleats will be immediately disqualified from the workouts. In addition, there is a strict NO SEED policy at the stadium, and all tryout hopefuls, and fans watching, are not permitted to bring seeds into the facility.
ABOUT THE GATEWAY GRIZZLIES: The Gateway Grizzlies are a professional baseball team, located a mere 100-yards from I-255 (10 minutes from downtown St. Louis). The Grizzlies offer baseball fans entertainment, the likes of which are difficult to find – affordable, family, fun in the comfortable GCS Credit Union Ballpark with a great view of the St. Louis skyline. For tickets or general information please visit gatewaygrizzlies.com or call 618.337.3000.
ABOUT THE FRONTIER LEAGUE: Founded for the 1993 season, the Frontier League is the largest and longest running independent professional baseball league. Featuring 14 clubs stretching from the Atlantic Ocean to the Mississippi River and from the Ohio River to the St. Lawrence Seaway, the Frontier League annually moves the most players into Major League Baseball organizations of any of the independent leagues.