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Northwest Bearcats

Press Release

June 10, 2009

Northwest Baseball Announces Open Tryouts

MARYVILLE, Mo. - The Northwest Missouri State baseball coaching staff will hold open tryouts for all interested Northwest students July 13 at the Bearcat Baseball Field. Partcipiants must bring a doctor's physical completed within the past year (365 days) and a copy of their current health insurance card (front and back sides). The evaluation will begin at 11 a.m. at the third base dugout.


BEARCAT TALENT EVALUATION


9:30 a.m. - CHECK IN AND REGISTRATION - ATHLETES STRETCH INDIVIDUALLY

11 a.m. - DISCUSS EVALUATION PROCESS - BEGIN TRYOUT / GROUP STRETCH

60 YARD DASH:

  • ALL POSITION PLAYERS
  • 2 attempts each
  • Catchers run first

PITCHER BULLPENS:

  • ALL PITCHERS
  • Graded on velocity, breaking ball, change up and mechanics
  • ½ in windup, ½ in stretch
  • End with 3 fastballs

CATCHERS:

  • Graded on receiving mechanics

OUTFIELDERS:

  • ALL OUTFIELDERS
  • Graded on fielding mechanics, throwing mechanics, throwing velocity
  • All throws made from right field to third base

INFIELDERS:

  • ALL INFIELDERS:
  • Graded on fielding mechanics, throwing mechanics, throwing velocity
  • All throws made from deep shortstop
  • 1B throw across
  • DOUBLE PLAYS after all throws
  • SIMULATED PREGAME SHOW

CATCHERS:

  • Timed throws to second base

HITTERS:

  • ALL HITTERS:
  • Graded on bat speed, bunting, right side hitting, line drives with power

EQUIPMENT NEEDED: Pants, jersey (with number), glove, spikes, personal bat if possible, personal catcher's gear if possible.

THE TRYOUT WILL BE RESCHEDULED IF WE HAVE INCLEMENT WEATHER. PLEASE CALL (660) 562-1352 FOR UPDATED TRYOUT INFORMATION IF IT RAINS.

For more information, please contact:

Media Relations Department, Northwest Athletics
sid@nwmissouri.edu | 660.562.1118 | Fax: 660.562.1582

Northwest Athletics
Lamkin Activity Center | 800 University Drive | Maryville, MO 64468