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Mar '11 07

Tryouts for 2011 MLB European Academy announced



by Major League Baseball International

Major League Baseball will host five try-outs around Europe to select players for the 2011 MLB European Academy.  Members of the MLB Scouting Bureau will run the sessions, which will also be attended by scouts from several MLB clubs.

The try-outs will be open to cadet and junior players who have been selected by their national baseball federations.  Players who are interested in attending one of the try-out sessions should contact their federation to obtain more information.

2011 MLB Academy Try-out Schedule

Date Time City Venue
27 April 16:00 Haarlem, Netherlands Pim Mulier Stadium
28 April 15:00 Tirrenia, Italy CONI Olympic Training Center
3 May 15:00 Prague, Czech Republic Eagles Praha Baseball Club
4 May * 15:00 Prague, Czech Republic Eagles Praha Baseball Club
5 May 16:00 Bonn, Germany Bonn Capitals Baseball Club

* The May 4 session in Prague will be for Czech players only.  The session on May 3 will be open to players of all nations.

The MLB European Academy, the centerpiece of Major League Baseball’s player development programs in Europe, will  take place from August 3 – 27 at the CONI Olympic Training Center in Tirrenia, Italy.  Since its inception in 2005, the MLB Academy has brought together 227 players from 27 nations to work with some of the best Major League coaches and instructors.  Of these players, 45 have gone on to sign professional contracts with Major League clubs.


2 Comments

  1. Comment by thebears1
    April 25, 2011 | 10:47 pm

    What’s the age category? 12-15 years? 16-19?

  2. Comment by philipp
    April 26, 2011 | 11:05 am

    Players from the age category 15-19 will be invited to the MLB European Academy.

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