2025 Runbirds / Roadrunners Try Outs

8u–14u Runbirds/ Roadrunners


15u–17u Runbirds/ Roadrunners


Runbirds Baseball is excited to announce our tryouts for the 2025 spring/summer season. Each new and returning player is required to register for a tryout.   Once you are registered, our organization will be in touch to coordinate a tryout date and time at our facility, The Shrewsbury Club located  in Shrewsbury, MA.  All players both new and returning are placed on teams based on their ability and comfort level.  All new players will have the opportunity to tryout for our elite Runbirds teams.

The Runbirds and Roadrunners programs are designed for elite players and players who may not be elite yet and need to work on their baseball development –  with proper discipline, structure, hard work, and on field development/training tactics, winning becomes a foundation in this program!

Our teams from 8U-14U compete in the Select Baseball league and play a competitive schedule based on the caliber of team we put on the field.  In 2024 in most age groups we carried three teams in each age group with teams based out of Shrewsbury (Runbirds/Roadrunners) and Milford (Runbird/Roadrunner Hawks).  Our 15-17U teams are College Prospect and High School teams, we offer the following teams based on skill set and travel (National, Regional, New England and local teams).  Our local teams are focused on less commitment than the other teams throughout the summer with no overnight travel).

The 8U-12U age groups play games from the beginning of April through the first week of June with a tournament for each team scheduled for Memorial Day weekend.  Every year we will send a 12U team to Cooperstown Dreams Park in early August to finish their intermediate 50’/70′ careers.

The 13U-14U age groups play games from the beginning of April through the first week or two of July.  All teams will play in a Memorial Day weekend tournament and continue their season with additional games and tournaments through the month of June and early July.  Our 13U and 14U Runbirds teams compete regionally and in one national tournament down south along the east coast, typically in a Perfect Game National Event.

The 15U-17U teams have the option to play in a local fall baseball league along with having opportunities to play in select college tournaments.  Furthermore, throughout the fall and winter months players will have the opportunity to showcase their skills in front of college coaches at our facility in Shrewsbury or friendly partnered program in Tewksbury, MA.  Indoor workouts begin in December and run up until HS tryouts the 3rd Monday in March.  We resume baseball activities at the beginning of June as HS winds down and starting our summer season mid June-beginning of August. Our main objective for our “senior” teams 15U-17U is to expose our players to college coaches once they are ready and help them with the college process. We have a Full Time former college coach of 17 years on staff to initiate and help with the process amongst other staff.

All members of the 2025 Runbirds rosters will receive some of the best baseball development in the country from our highly experienced professional coaching.  For 25 years, we had one owner and the program has focused and achieved the ability to develop and place players on High School Varsity Teams, as well as College and Professional Teams.  With over 2000 players placed in college programs since its inception, Runbirds Baseball and their staff on development and placement is unmatched.

The tryouts will give prospective players outside the program the opportunity to join the most premier baseball program in New England.  All players that tryout are being evaluated on their current skill set with future projections of how our coaching and development tactics can bring the most out of all of our players.

The formula for success and striving to be the best version of oneself isn’t easy. It takes COMMITMENT, HARD WORK, LISTENING, ADAPTING, BEING COACHABLE, DISCIPLINE, STRUCTURE, ACCOUNTABILITY, and most importantly HAVING FUN, TO BE A RUNBIRD/ROADRUNNER!  Below are just a few items that come along with membership to the 9U-17U program to assure proper baseball development:

– Experienced Professional Coaching Staff
– Competitive Game and Tournament Schedule
– Complimentary Skills Clinic
– Complimentary Evaluation
– 10 Team Strength and Conditioning sessions with specialized Athletic Trainer
– Athletic Yoga sessions during the winter with our professional Yoga Instructor to ensure balance and flexibility
– Optional Fall Season after Labor Day for 5 weeks
– 1 Indoor Fall Practice per week
– 2 Indoor Winter Practices per week
– 1 Indoor/1 Outdoor Spring Practice per Week
– Member Pricing for All Shrewsbury Club Programs
– Complimentary 1-Year Membership to The Shrewsbury Club for each player – which includes free usage of our cages/turf area/pitching mounds and fitness area
– PLUS additional development package opportunities
– Prep School and College guidance/recruiting

We look forward to having you tryout for one of the 2025 Runbirds/Roadrunners teams.  Please click on the appropriate link above to sign up and email krooney@shrewsburyclub to set up your private or small group tryout today!