Northwest Independent Baseball League
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Premier Adult Baseball for Northwest Oregon and Southwest Washington

Teams in Portland, and Vancouver Metro Area

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Save $10 Tryout Fee Fall Ball is FREE Do Not Pay

Tryout Update

Again due to the uptick in new Covaid-19 cases the July 24/25 dates have been moved
to August 7th and 8th for a Fall Baseball Season will post times on August 3
Fall Baseball will only be played in Phase 3
Must Start right after Labor Day 9/8/2020 to 10/31/2020

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2021 NWIBL Registration & New Player Payments
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2021 22 Game Season with play offs  New Player Team Fee $350 
US Military Service & Veterans Team Fee is $300 No Charge to Tryout
All others $10.00

2020 Try Out and Player Information
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Open Try Outs Held

$10 fee to try out but to be on a team you must have paid your team fee
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2020Try Out Date and Player Information


If you were not able to attend our February Tryouts we have had more registered players request another try out date to make one of the 18 teams that still will need players with baseball experience this summer. Teams are looking for players who can play multiple positions, catchers and a few teams still need pitching help. so get your glove and come on out. try outs are free but you will have to make a team fee payment to be placed on a team. Player fee of $350 total due and due in full 4/15/2021

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Your hear about baseball on the radio, you read about it in the newspaper, you see it on TV….Get your glove and dust off the cleats….Come join the award winning Northwest Independent Baseball League, we are the fastest growing 18 and older baseball league in the Portland, Beaverton, North Marion, Keizer, and Vancouver area (players come from over 100 local communities and colleges to play Summer Baseball).

The Northwest Independent Baseball League (NWIBL) offers you a place to play your game with passion. Each of the 14-18 teams average 15 players, plays a 20 game season on weeknights and weekends, mid May to the end of August. Choose your division: The Columbia, a very competitive heads up style of baseball or the Willamette, with traditional Adult baseball teams that are able to play and win against any team in the league.

Again this season players will have an opportunity to be scouted when teams play games Keizer Volcanoes (Giants A-Ball) Stadium. The NWIBL has a league All-Star Game and Home Run Derby, Monday Night and Holiday Pickup Baseball Games. The season climaxes with a grueling 2 week city wide double elimination City Championship Series.


NWIBL needs 3-4 volunteers for Announcer/Score Keeper for the summer season. Games played at Walker and Sckavone Stadiums.... Can you Volunteer (Possible Internship) call League Office 503 208 2009 or email
Northwest Independent Baseball League Tryout Dates
18, 30, and over 55 and over Player Workout and Draft

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Let me list what positions need what attributes:

Catcher- Needs to be a very loud, aware take charge guy; May be even the smartest and most baseball-knowledgeable player on your team. You can't have a slow catcher, he must be agile and quick. If not, sooner or later it will come back to haunt you.

1st baseman- Also can't be very slow or it will hurt you. He must be able to cover some ground as more infield errors occur from bad throws than missed balls!

2nd baseman- Quick hands and quick feet. Doesn't have to be very big so he needs to be able to make contact at the plate especially if he is small and doesn't bring too much pop with the bat.

Shortstop- The leader of your infield and very quick and hopefully, fast. If he can't cover the whole left side of the infield, than he should be a 2nd baseman. Should be very athletic and maybe your leadoff or #2 hitter.

3rd baseman- Strong arm, doesn't have to be the quickest but should be able to cover the line because your shortstop will cover to his left if he can't reach it. The older the player, the more he is looked at as a power guy.

Left Fielder- Should be able to charge in very well because he needs to play deeper than most of your outfielders due to so many right-handed pull hitters. Doesn't need the best arm but couldn't hurt.

Center Fielder- Good to great arm, should be one of the best and quickest athletes on your team. If he can't cover much ground, don't pick him or put him in left or right if he has a superior arm. He gives the corner outfielders confidence. Remember. the game is won "Up the Middle"!

Right Fielder- Big arm, needs to make the longest throws on the field. Again, the older the player, the more he is expected to hit for power. Doesn't need great speed, covers limited amount of ground.

Our Tryouts Consist Of:

Outfielders - Any player who thinks he might be an outfielder goes to right field. We hit them fly balls and they throw to 3rd base and then home. We measure velocity. We look for ability to judge fly balls, arm strength and accuracy.

Infielders - Any player who thinks they are a 3B, SS or 2B goes to the shortstop position. We hit them a series of ground balls (at them, right, left and slow rollers) and they throw to first base. Again we measure velocity. We look for ability to field ground balls, athleticism, arm strength and accuracy.

First Basemen - We do the same for these guys except they are stationed at first base and throw to third base

Catchers - We put them behind the plate and get a glove to glove stopwatch time on throws to second base. We look for timing and accuracy. We put them behind the plate during the hitting tryouts and pitching tryouts to judge their ability to receive pitches.

Pitchers - We are simply looking for arm motion, especially players who don't "shortarm" the ball. Obviously accuracy and velocity are a factor.

Hitters - We watch swing mechanics. We don't care if they touch the ball or not. Do your swing mechanics show that you have the ability to be a potential hitter show you can hit to onsite field hit deep fly balls and when hitting hit the ball hard



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