2020 Season Tryout Information

The Jr Panther Baseball and Softball program will be holding tryouts on 07/30/2019, 08/01/2019, and 08/06/2019.  We would like to invite anyone interested in the program to come to tryouts.  We will be looking for boys and girls ages 8-14 interested in participating.  Ages can be combined to form a team.

If you are unable to attend a tryout, please email to set up a private tryout with the coach for you age division

Locations and Times

July 30, 2019        5:30 PM – 7:30 PM       Erie Ball Diamonds

August 1, 2019     5:30 PM – 7:30 PM       Prophetstown Park District Diamonds

August 6, 2019     5:30 PM – 7:30 PM       Erie Ball Diamonds

Boys age is determined by whatever the age is on 05/01/2020 while girls age is determined by whatever the age is on 01/01/2020.

The program puts preference on players from the Erie and Prophetstown school districts but any player from surrounding communities are welcome to tryout and are welcome to play with us if space allows.

Tryout Information

  • Open to anyone with no commitment needed
  • Will participate in hitting, fielding, throwing, and running drills
  • May participate in as many tryouts as wanted
  • No cost for trying out

Organization Information

  • Player fees are $350 for the 2020 season
    • There are no mandatory fundraisers but teams may complete their own fundraisers to offset individual cost or to establish more funds for their specific team.
    • $50 commitment fee is due by 10/01/2019 and is non-refundable
    • Players may obtain team sponsors and 50% of the sponsor amount is applied to the player’s fees up to $350.
  • Team rosters will be set at 11-12 players
  • Players not on the active roster may be selected as alternates and allowed to participate in practices and other team events at a decreased cost
  • Indoor practices begin in January 2020
  • Private lessons are available at an additional cost.  These are not required.
  • Tournaments begin in April and each team will participate in 4-6 tournaments minimum.  Teams may also establish other games on their own.
  • Tournaments are all Friday-Sunday and most will be local with no hotels stays needed unless agreed upon by that specific team
  • Coaches will set other team requirements for their respective teams
  • Jersey, Hat/Visor, Batting Helmet, and Bag will be supplied by the organization