The annual Frontier League Tryout Camp and Draft will take place April 23-24, 2018 in Florence, Kentucky.  All 12 teams will be present, with an average of over 30 players signed in each of the past 10 years.


Information on individual team tryouts for the 2018 season will be posted here as it becomes available.
Click here for a directory of clubs and their contact information.

Players must be at least 18 years old to play in the Frontier League.
For the 2018 season, players must have been born on or after January 1, 1991 to be eligible.
Click here to view our of our player classification and eligibility requirements.

The Frontier League is proud to have the extended our agreement with the California Winter League as our Official Winter League for the 2017 and 2018 seasons. Frontier League managers and coaches will be instructors in the California Winter League and sign a minimum of 24 players each season to spring training contracts. Over 50 players from the 2015 California Winter League signed with Frontier League clubs, including All-Star Game MVP Michael Hur (Rockford Aviators), Home Run Derby champion Reggie Lawson (Traverse City Beach Bums), and Rookie of the Year Brandon Tierney (Frontier Greys).

Another 47 players from the 2016 California Winter League season signed with Frontier League teams, including Post-Season All-Star Catcher Mike Jurgella (River City Rascals), runner-up for Rookie of the Year Luke Barker (Traverse City Beach Bums), and Ken Frosch of the league champion Evansville Otters. In addition, Matt Pobereyko went from the CWL to the Florence Freedom before being signed by the Arizona Diamondbacks while Luke Barker was signed by the Milwaukee Brewers following the 2016 season.

Among the 42 CWL players signed by the Frontier League for 2017 are Frontier League Rookie of the Year Kyano Cummings (Evansville Otters) and outfielder Daniel Hoy (Schaumburg Boomers), who then signed with the New York Mets.  The 2017 Frontier League playoffs featured eight California Winter League alumni.  Three of the four playoff teams were led by CWL instructors.  In addition, Matt Pobereyko and Mickey Jannis went from the CWL to the Frontier League to affiliated baseball and both have been invited to the 2017 Arizona Fall League for MLB top prospects.

For more information, or to register for the California Winter League, please visit


Tryout Date(s) Time Fee Site
Windy City ThunderBolts
(more information)
Tuesday, June 12, 2018 9:30 AM check-in
10:30 AM workouts
$60.00 Standard Bank Stadium
14011 Kenton Avenue
Crestwood, IL 60418
 Evansville Otters
Joliet Slammers
(more information)
Monday, June 18, 2018 8:30 AM position players
11:30 AM pitchers
$75.00 Grand Park
19000 Grand Park Blvd.
Westfield, IN 46074
Gateway Grizzlies
(more information)
Saturday, June 23, 2018 7:45 AM registration
8:30 AM workouts
$60.00 advance
$75.00 walk-up
GCS Ballpark
2301 Grizzlie Bear Blvd.
Sauget, IL 62206