A Black-owned independent baseball league is holding open tryouts for its upcoming season.

A League of Our Own Independent Baseball League is inviting serious athletes to join the tryouts and prove their skills. Local, national and international baseball players who are at least 17 years old will have a chance to try out for the 2024 fall season, Black News reported.

The league welcomes players who have not completed their high school or college eligibility. Other athletes who are looking to get exposure can also try out.

“Qualified participants include those who perhaps lacked the needed exposure, but still have a burning desire to continue playing baseball,” A League Of Our Own states on its website. “The league is looking for sincere and committed players that would be appealing to professional and/or international teams.”

Kicking off on Aug. 31, the 2024 season will include 50 games in 50 days. Tryouts will be held at various cities starting on Jan. 6. The tryout sites will include two North Carolina cities, Rocky Mountain and Raleigh. The other cities are Chicago; Dayton Beach, Florida; Stockbridge, Georgia; Noblesville, Indiana; and Montgomery, Alabama.

The non-profit baseball league also offers an entrepreneurship training program that provides “a working knowledge of the process of becoming a self-employed entrepreneur.”

Players who join the league will work with an experienced staff that includes former MLB scouts, professional hitting and fielding, as well as catching instructors.

The league is looking for 60 open roster spots. Four teams consisting of 25 players each will compete against each other in the 2024 season. Each player will be asked to pay a membership fee. The participants will not be paid, the league stated on its site. As a result, the players will not lose any high school or college eligibility.

The membership fees will cover the cost of field rentals, equipment, meals and insurance. Hotel accommodations may be available to players who come from out of town, the league adds.