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by posted 09/11/2017
2018 Welles Park 12U Black Travel Baseball Tryout

2018 Welles Park 12U Black Travel Baseball Tryout

2018 Welles Park 12U Black Travel Baseball Tryout


2018 Welles Park 12U Black Travel Baseball Tryout

Date:              Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Time:             6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. (please arrive 15 minutes early)

Place:            The Stadium at Devon & Kedzie f/n/a Thillens Stadium (6404 North Kedzie Avenue)

Register:       Please e-mail Kirk Zapp at

Fee:                $10 will be collected at the tryout



Players are eligible to play on our 2018 12U Black team if:

  1. They turn 13 after April 30, 2018, and
  2. They register for the 2018 WPPA house baseball league when registration opens in January 2018.

All eligible players are welcome to attend and tryout.

You do not need to be a current or returning WPPA travel or house player to tryout.


Tryout Information:

  1. This is a closed tryout, except for the players who are trying out.  No spectators/parents allowed to stay or watch.
  2. Please pre-register by e-mailing Kirk Zapp at .  Provide player’s name, birthday and 2017 team(s)/league(s); and parent(s) name(s) and cell phone number(s) and e-mail address(es).
  3. We will accept walk-ups without registration.
  4. Please arrive by 5:45 p.m. with a prompt 8:00 p.m. pick-up.
  5. Players should bring a water bottle and their own glove, bat and helmet (optional) and wear baseball cleats, long pants (preferably baseball pants), a baseball jersey or t-shirt, and a baseball hat.


Additional 2018 12U Black team information:

  1. Training/conditioning/practicing from January 2018 through August 2018.
  2. Off-season indoor training/conditioning, including individualized training sessions.
  3. Regular season practices/games typically on Sunday mornings and Wednesday evenings.
  4. 35 – 40 games total, including league and tournament games.
  5. Participation in a local league.
  6. Tournaments (Winter, Spring, Memorial Day, Independence Day, End-of-Season, Cooperstown).
  7. In August 2018, the team will be traveling to Cooperstown, New York to compete in a week-long tournament at the prestigious Cooperstown Dreams Park.
  8. Participation fee will be determined upon completion of our team budget.  The estimated fee per player for 2018 is about $1,100 plus an additional estimated $1,000 per player for the Cooperstown tournament.  Welles Park can accommodate families who require financial assistance.


If you have any questions or if you cannot make the scheduled tryout, please contact Kirk Zapp at or Mic Beebe at .

by posted 08/29/2017

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