Northern League Open Tryouts March 20-21

03/13/2006 9:26 AM - The Northern League of Professional Baseball will host its 2006 Open Tryout on Monday, March 20 and Tuesday, March 21.

The Open Tryout will be held at Red McEwen Field at 4202 East Fowler Avenue in Tampa, Florida. Red McEwen Field is located on the campus of the University of South Florida and is home of the USF Bulls.

The Open Tryout is open to all players over the age of 18. The Northern League will provide baseballs. Participants should wear general baseball attire and must provide their own gloves, wooden bats, batting helmets and catching equipment.

Registration with a credit card can be made on the Northern League site by clicking on the red '2006 Open Tryout' button on the left side of the home page.

The Open Tryout will be conducted by Northern League personnel and attended by Northern League managers and coaches. The eight Northern League teams will conduct a player draft from the camp participants at the conclusion of the second day.

Check-in begins at 7:00 a.m. on March 20. On-field activity gets underway at 8:00 a.m. A non-refundable registration fee of $25 is required to participate in the 2006 Northern League Open Tryout. All participants will be required to sign an injury waiver form on-site prior to the start of the tryout. Registration can be made one of three ways:

- The Northern League will take mail-in registrations through Tuesday, February 28. Registration fee for mail-in applicants must be in the form of personal check, money order or cashier’s check (NO CASH) made payable to Northern League.

- The Northern League will take on-line registrations through Friday, March 17 and payment must be in the form of a credit card.

- Players wishing to register after the deadlines may do so on-site the morning of March 20 with cash, money order or cashier’s check.

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