WPPA Travel will host two 9U teams in 2016: 9U Black and 9U Red. This tryout is for 9U Red only (the 9U Black team is complete). Players who tried out for 9U Black in October but did not make the team may try out for 9U Red.
WPPA Travel is for kids who play at an advanced skill level and would like to intensify their development through additional training and a schedule of approximately 20 games against teams outside of WPPA. Players are 9U-eligible if they are registered and in good standing with WPPA, and if their 10th birthday is after April 30th, 2016.
Please Note: The tryout is closed to spectators and parents should plan on dropping their player off at 2:45 pm and picking them up at 5:00 pm.
· How do I know if my child is 9U eligible? Players are 9U-eligible if their 10th birthday is after April 30th, 2016. (Note: Players whose 9th birthday is after April 30, 2016 are eligible for the 8U team.)
· What should the player wear? All players should wear long pants - preferably baseball pants, a shirt that covers the elbows, baseball cleats, a baseball glove, and a baseball hat. Players may also bring their own bat, helmet and batting gloves.
· How many games will be played throughout the year? Approximately 20 additional regular season games will played throughout the spring/early summer plus 1-2 tournaments.
· How much travel will be involved? The 9U team is scheduled to play in the Northside 5 league which consists of Chicago Park District teams. Tournaments will be played in the Chicagoland area and driving will be limited to no more than 2 hours for these events.
· What days will we play? Wednesday evenings or Sunday mornings.
· How much will it cost? The cost is approximately $600/player for the year. WPPA will accommodate families who require financial assistance.
· Are players required to be in good standing with Welles to tryout? Yes - your player must be registered with WPPA. Please make sure to register your player beginning January 1, 2016, and look for announcements from WPPA to complete your registration.
Welles Park fields a second 2016 12U All Star Team heading to Cooperstown!
Due to popular demand, Welles Park Chicago will field a second 12U House Travel Team, with the team registered to play at Dreams Town Park, Cooperstown, NY, August 16 - 21, 2016. The team will compete in the Northside 5 league All Star league as well as the Welles house league, and participate in several area tournaments leading up to Cooperstown. Here are the details:
League: 12U Welles Park House Travel Team, playing in the Northside 5 League (includes other parks like: Hamlin, Horner, Warner, Oz, etc…). We’ll play 8-10 total games.
Tournaments: we’ll play 2-3 additional Chicago area tournaments.
Winter Training: The team will train once per week Jan - March, 2016, lead by professional coach, Jay Tebbens, manager of the Latin High School baseball team.
Eligibility: Your player must be 12 or under as of April 30, 2016.
Tryouts: We will hold tryouts SUNDAY Dec 6, 4:30pm at the Bradley Center.
Sign Up: To register for the try out, please contact team manager, Erik Attkisson at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Fees and other details will be communicated to those who register for the tryout. Players must play in the Welles Park house league to participate in the All Star team and are discouraged from playing other leagues simultaneously.