Astros to hold open tryout at Urban Youth Academy
HOUSTON, TX - The Houston Astros will conduct an open tryout on Thursday, June 11, at the Astros Urban Youth Academy, located at 2801 S. Victory Dr., Houston, TX 77088.
Registration for the tryout, administered by Astros South Texas Area Scout Noel Gonzales-Luna, begins at 8:30 a.m. that morning at the Astros Urban Youth Academy. Tryouts begin promptly at 9:30 a.m.
Position players will be tested in running and throwing, and if qualified on those abilities, will be held over to hit on the field. Pitchers will throw from bullpen mounds. After further evaluation, additional hitting and bullpen sessions may be undertaken.
All participants must fill out and sign a waiver provided by the Astros. Athletes under the age of 18 must have a parent/guardian sign as well. There is no age restriction, but age recommendation is 17-22.
Players should dress in baseball pants and bring spikes, gloves and bats. Catchers are responsible for their own gear.
The Astros are not responsible for any violations of a player's amateur status. Any player with remaining eligibility for high school or college baseball should take the necessary steps to protect their amateur status.
There is no fee to participate. For more information, visit Astros.com/UYA.