Reds unveil schedule of area tryout camps

June 5, 2009

So you want to play baseball for the Cincinnati Reds?

Well, here’s your chance.

The Reds announced Friday the dates and sites of tryout camps in Kentucky and surrounding states.

Such camps are how the Reds “discovered” Bryan Station High School and University of Kentucky infielder Doug Flynn. He not only went on to earn a pair of World Series rings with the Reds, but also a Gold Glove with the New York Mets.

There is no fee to try out. Players may choose any of the sites but should not plan on multiple tryouts.

Players must be between ages 16 and 22, and supply their own glove, spikes and uniform. Jeans and shorts are not acceptable for participants. All other equipment will be provided by the Reds, although catchers are welcome to bring their own gear.

All non-pitchers will field and throw from their positions and be timed in the 60-yard dash. Pitchers will throw a bullpen session.

Registration begins one hour before camp. Any Legion players must bring written permission to participate from the post commander or coach. Players under 21 must have a written release from a parent or legal guardian accepting full legal liability in order to workout. NO EXCEPTIONS, the Reds stress; the note must be a release of liability, not merely a permission slip to participate.

All camps begin at 10 a.m. The tryout camp schedule:

Wednesday, June 10Dublin Coffman High School, 6780 Coffman Road, Dublin, Ohio.

Wednesday, June 17Derby City Park, 1852 Lincoln Ave., Louisville.

Wednesday, June 24Graves County High School, 107 West Housman Street, Mayfield.

Wednesday, July 8Eastlake North High School, 34041 Stevens Blvd., Eastlake, Ohio.

Wednesday, July 15Limestone High School, 4201 South Airport Road, Bartonsville, Ill.

Wednesday, July 22Princeton High School, 11080 Chester Road, Cincinnati.