High School (IL) Tryout Information

In 2004 Top Tier started with one team. It was an 18U team that traveled the country quickly creating a national brand with the style of baseball they played. That team went on to win 40+ games and featured future big leaguer John Ely and 5 more draft picks.

Top Tier has evolved from it's inception in 2004 to one of the elite amateur baseball organizations in the United States. The strength of our program lies in our commitment in developing players and building confidence through hard work and dedication.

We design our program to maximize the exposure of our players by playing a competitive regional schedule combined with strategic elite national events. Our high school schedule provides players the platform to showcase their abilities in front of the top schools and scouts across the country. Over the past several years, Top Tier players have committed to schools in the Power Five Conferences and more including BIG 10, SEC, ACC, PAC 12, BIG 12, Big East, Missouri Valley, and Ivy League among others.

The Top Tier High School season runs November through July each year. During the months of November, December, January, and February our players go through a grueling, 16 week, off-season training regimen. Every Sunday, players will attend workouts with the rest of their age group. Practices are broken up into offensive, defensive, pitchers & catchers, and strength & conditioning. Every week, players are allowed the opportunity to compete against other players in their age group in front of the one dozen coaches we have at each practice. After 16 weeks of player evaluations, our coaches will finally divide the players up and put them onto team rosters for the upcoming summer months. We believe this competitive atmosphere, combined with our highly regarded and dedicated coaching staff, our vast network of contacts in the collegiate and professional ranks, as well as playing teams in high exposure events, is why we continue to place players in college at the rate we do. There is not a more competitive training ground to prepare players for the struggles of being a college baseball player than the environment that Top Tier Baseball provides for its players.

We take great pride in Top Tier's "A Tradition of Baseball Excellence" that has developed as a result of hard work by many outstanding players, the dedication of coaches, the unwavering assistance of our sponsors and the commitment and support of parents. The common purpose of all those involved is to put players in a position to compete, whereby gaining confidence with success and learning from failure. We believe our staff puts players in the best position to succeed on and off the field.

Players are only required to attend one of the two try-out dates but we recommend if possible attending the first date.

We will send invites to players after the first date and the amount of available spots may be limited heading into the second date.

Tryout Location: McCook Athletic Center - 4750 S. Vernon ave. McCook, IL 60525

15U (2024 Grads)

July 13, 2020, 12-3 pm (Check-in starts at 11:15 am)

July 20, 2020, 6-9 pm (Check-in starts at 5:15 pm)

August 3, 2020, 6-9 pm (Check-in starts at 5:15 pm)


16U (2023 Grads)

July 14, 2020, 12-3 pm (Check-in starts at 11:15 am)

July 21, 2020 6-9 pm (Check-in starts at 5:15 pm)

August 4, 2020, 6-9 pm (Check-in starts at 5:15 pm)


17U (2022 Grads) and 18U (2021 Grads)

July 15, 2020, 12-3 pm (Check-in starts at 11:15 am)

July 22, 2020 6-9 pm (Check-in starts at 5:15 pm)

August 5, 2020, 6-9 pm (Check-in starts at 5:15 pm)