The Atlanta Braves are giving baseball players in Hawaii the opportunity to make their dreams come true.
The Major League Baseball team will be holding the Atlanta Braves Hawaii Open Tryout Camp on Saturday, July 18 at Ke’ehi Lagoon Field. The tryout is free of charge and registration will begin prior to the start of the tryout. Check-in will start at 10 a.m. while tryouts will begin at 11 a.m. Players going to the tryout should bring their own baseball attire including gloves, shoes, pants and a hat. Bats and baseballs will be provided.
Atlanta Braves area scouting supervisor, 1991 Aiea High School graduate Dan Cox will be the area scout for the tryout.
“The types of players we typically get are recently released pro players, passed-over college seniors, along with junior college players who still have eligibility, and high school players,” said Cox. “I’d like for the top 2016, 2017 and 2018 high school players to come out.”
Players between the ages of 16-23 are encouraged to attend, but are not restricted to that limit. Individuals who are participating in American Legion baseball will need a letter of permission from their post commander and must be presented to the scout.
“There isn’t an age limit, so even if you’re a little older, seen ‘The Rookie,’ and think you’re the next Jim Morris, then I’ll see you there,” said Cox.
Each player must sign a liability waiver to participate. Players under the age of 18 must also have a parent or legal guardian sign the waiver.
The Braves are hosting a multitude of open tryout camps throughout the United States over the summer months.
For more information and to download the waiver form, you can go to the Atlanta Braves website. For questions, you can contact the Braves front office at (404) 522-7630 or you can contact Cox at Dan.Cox@braves.com.