26 players will be selected for the final rosters in Pennsylvania and Maryland.
Coaches are looking for both athletic skills and exceptional leadership qualities. You'll be representing your state!
Players participate in timed 60s, bullpens, infield/outfield/catching defensive skills and batting practice.
Big 26 shares tryout rosters with college coaches and makes all player contact information and tryout notes available to coaches by request. Coaches are welcome to attend any Big 26 event, with 30+ traditionally in attendance for July's event.
Roster invitations are sent once coaches have reviewed their notes from tryout sessions. Invitation timelines vary pending tryout schedules but could be within 2-3 days of the state's final tryout. A $400.00 roster fee to cover player housing, meals, transportation, uniforms, facilities, etc. will be due prior to the event for selected players. Details for sponsorship opportunities will be distributed at tryouts.
Tryout participants should expect to follow any Covid-19 health & safety related guidelines in place at the state and/or local level including but not limited to masks and social distancing. Latest details to be distributed in pre-event emails.
July Event - Updated 5.8.21
The Big 26 Baseball Classic includes a player skills combine and a scouted 3-game PA vs MD series at FNB Field. Player arrival is morning/midday Thursday, 7.22 with practices and team activities. Skills combine and game action on 7.23 and 7.24. Checkout is 7.24. Player rooms will be King/Single. Families who wish to also stay at the host hotel will receive rate information and a registration link.
*Buddy Program details are also TBD. Players will be matched with a special needs athlete, but on-field activities may be limited. The Buddy Program is an integral part of the event, so we'll look to connect players and buddies in a safe way.
Sun., 5.23 | Noon
In The Net, Palmyra PA
*In case of rain, tryouts will be held in the dome and move to a 5 p.m. start.
*Register by 5.6.21 to guarantee preferred shirt size