houston wildcatters

tryouts

Tryouts for the youth Fall 2024 season will be held JULY 22 - 29, 2024.

Exciting News from the Houston Wildcatters:
We’re expanding and creating new teams with more spots to fill than ever before!
Plus, our Elite Program tryouts are coming up! These tryouts are invitation-only, but players can attend regular tryouts to get noticed. Our Elite coaches will be in attendance, scouting potential Elite players.

For more information please contact info@houstonwildcatters.com.

Tryout Times & Dates

SOUTH


Monday, July 22
8U: 6:00 – 8:00 pm (Coach Pitch Field)

Tuesday, July 23
9U: 6:00 – 7:00 pm (Intermediate Field)
10U: 7:00 – 8:00 pm (Intermediate Field)

Wednesday, July 24
11U: 6:00 – 7:00 pm (High School Field)
12U: 7:00 – 8:00 pm (High School Field)

Thursday, July 25
13U: 6:00 – 7:00 pm (High School Field)
14U: 7:00 – 8:00 pm (High School Field)

 

Location: El Franco Lee Park
9400 Hall Rd, Houston, TX 77089

West / Central


Monday, July 22

8U: 6:00 – 8:00 pm (Field #4)
9U: 7:00 – 9:00 pm (Field #7)
10U: 7:00 – 9:00 pm (Field #3)

Location: Baseball USA
2626 W Sam Houston Pkwy N, Houston, TX 77043

 

13U: 7:00 – 9:00 pm

Location: University of Houston
3100 Cullen Blvd, Houston, TX 77004

 

Wednesday, July 24

11U: 7:00 – 9:00 pm (Field #7)
12U: 7:00 – 9:00 pm (Field #3)

Location: Baseball USA
2626 W Sam Houston Pkwy N, Houston, TX 77043

 

14U: 7:00 – 9:00 pm

Location: University of Houston
3100 Cullen Blvd, Houston, TX 77004

North


Monday, July 22
8U: 6:00 pm

Tuesday, July 23
9U/10U: 6:00 pm

Wednesday, July 24
11U/12U: 6:00 pm

Thursday, July 25
13U/14U: 6:00 pm

 

Location: The Rig
2510 Mills Branch, Kingwood, TX 77345

MAKEUP TRYOUTS

west/central/south


Monday, July 29

8U - 10U: 7:00 – 9:00 pm (Field #7)
11U - 14U: 7:00 – 9:00 pm (Field #3)

Location: Baseball USA
2626 W Sam Houston Pkwy N, Houston, TX 77043

north


Monday, July 29

All Ages (8U-14U)

Location: The Rig
2510 Mills Branch, Kingwood, TX 77345

ELITE TRYOUTS *INVITATION ONLY*

July 27


Saturday, July 27

12U: 9:00 am
10U: 1:00 pm

Location: Bane Park
9600 W Little York Rd, Houston, TX 77040

July 28


Sunday, July 28

14U: 1:00 pm

Location: Houston Christian University
7502 Beechnut St, Houston, TX 77074

July 29


Monday, July 29

11U: 6:00 pm

Location: Baseball USA
2626 W Sam Houston Pkwy N, Houston, TX 77043

July 31


Wednesday, July 31

13U: 6:00 pm

Location: Baseball USA
2626 W Sam Houston Pkwy N, Houston, TX 77043

Tryout Faqs

Since inception, the Houston Wildcatters has been a low cost, affordable organization for all teams. The coaches, uniforms, tourney fees, and practice fields are all covered by the dues. While many teams are completely free of charge, some teams have dues with a maximum of $325/month at the AAA level. Costs incurred for travel to attend tournaments, hotel stays, and other player-specific expenses that might arise are the sole responsibility of the parents.

The Wildcatters organization has numerous tryout locations around the city. It is highly recommended to participate in the tryout region located closest to your primary residence. This will reduce travel expectations for practices as the team practice field location will be in the general area where the tryout is being conducted. Players may register to tryout in multiple regions; however, if you make a team in a different region the practices would be conducted in that area. Please make sure you pay attention to the region-specific tryout information as they vary on both dates and locations.

Unfortunately, the dates displayed on the website are the only dates we are allowing access to our coaches. We do not conduct private workouts unless a player has already been in contact with a specific coach and the coach confirmed both interest and availability to observe.

Wildcatters coaches will contact you and extend an offer by August 5th. If you have not heard from a Wildcatters coach by then the Wildcatters have gone in a different direction. It is critical you ensure all contact information completed within the tryout registration form is accurate.

The Wildcatters have a “farm team” organization called the Houston Blast. This program was designed to develop players who are not quite ready for Major or high-AAA level competition. This program was created to give a player more practice and game reps in pitching, hitting, and fielding which, in turn, builds confidence. The Blast play exclusively at the AA/AAA level. Once a player is ready, he is eligible to get the “call up” to play for the Wildcatters. The Houston Blast coaches will be at Wildcatters tryouts as well.

Each coach will determine the practice location based on the geographical location of the primary residence of the players on the team. The teams are required to have a minimum of two practices per week.

Each coach will determine the tournament schedule (frequency and type of tournament) with the families and the organization at the beginning of the season. Typically, there will be 2 tournaments per month. There are also invitation-only tournaments that will become available if the team is very successful which could lead to alterations and changes from time to time. The Wildcatters play in Perfect Game, USSSA, TBS, Five Tool, and other select baseball-affiliated tournaments and leagues.

Teams at each age level are determined by the amount of talent available to make a Majors-quality team in that region. For example, we might have 8 Majors teams in some age groups across the city and only 4 Majors teams in another age group. There is not a finite number of teams in each area.

On our website there is a “calculate your age” button that will help determine what the lowest age level your child can play. Please make sure to select the correct season in the drop-down menu to obtain the correct age. For example, 8 would mean 8U. If he is good enough to play up in 9U and it makes sense, we are not opposed to a child playing up. However, we usually recommend the players to play with their age group. Once a player reaches 7th grade he will be required to play their grade regardless of age unless he has acquired a reclassification. This will give the player the best opportunity to adapt to the playing distances as they enter high school. There are usually two grade-level exceptions on each team for many tournaments, so please double check with us at info@houstonwildcatters.com if you need assistance in determining the right age.

Yes, High School tryouts are for 15U-18U and occur in December and August. Please visit the High School page for tryout details.

Maps & Directions

El Franco Lee Park
9400 Hall Rd, Houston, TX 77089

Baseball USA
2626 W Sam Houston Pkwy N, Houston, TX 77043

University of Houston
3100 Cullen Blvd, Houston, TX 77004

The Rig
2510 Mills Branch, Kingwood, TX 77345