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13U Black Travel Tryouts 2018

2018 Welles Park 13u Black Tryout

 

 

Date:     Sunday, September 10

 

Time:    5:00pm-6:30pm

 

Place:    Bradley Sports Center

                2500 W. Bradley Place, Suite B

 

The 2018 WPPA 13u Black House All-Star Team (coached by H. Lichtenstein and Daryl Schumacher) is for WPPA players that have achieved a high skill level and would like to further their development through additional training and a schedule of approximately 40 games against similar teams outside of WPPA.  The team’s 2018 season is expected to include an 18-23 game regular season league schedule in the Mid Suburban Baseball League (MSBL) followed by MSBL playoffs, and 3-5 tournaments, including a tournament in Omaha, Nebraska. 

Our tryout for the 2018 season will be held on Sunday, September 10, from 5:00pm to 6:30pm at the Bradley Sports Center, 2500 W. Bradley Place, Suite B.  The tryout is open to all eligible players.  To be eligible to play on the 13u Black team in 2018, a player must turn 14 after April 30, 2018 and must play in the Welles Park house league in the 2018 spring season.

This is a closed tryout.  Parents are asked to drop off their child at the tryout by 4:45 and return for pickup at 6:30.

Please email H. Lichtenstein ( ) and Daryl Schumacher ( ) to reserve your spot in the tryout or with any related questions.  If reserving a spot, please include your player’s date of birth and list which team(s) he/she played on in the 2017 spring season.

**Please note that the WPPA Travel Program is completely participant-financed.  2018 13u Black fees will be determined upon completion of our team budget.**


by posted 08/21/2017
2017 CUBS VS Pirates FUNDRAISER

2017 CUBS VS Pirates FUNDRAISER

Chicago Cubs and WPPA 2017 Baseball Night

 

 

The Chicago Cubs and Welles Park Parents Association will again enjoy a great evening of baseball. We have a great evening for baseball lined up on Tuesday August 29, 2017 @ 7:05pm vs the Pittsburgh Pirates. If you came out last year you enjoyed a great evening of baseball and everyone that went had a great time. We are very fortunate to have the WORLD CHAMPION CHICAGO CUBS in our neighborhood and the support that they provide our WPPA program every year. We are very excited about this event and hope that you take advantage of a very affordable evening at the Friendly Confines at Wrigley Field. We have secured 300 tix for this game and they will be sold on www.wppabaseball.com on a first come first serve basis. Game details are listed below. Please come out and enjoy our The Cubs and WPPA! The Cubs are red hot and you won’t be disappointed. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me @ramirezjp14@gmail.com.

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Chicago Cubs vs Pittsburgh Pirates

Date: August 29, 2017

Time: 7:05pm

Ticket price: $50.00 each (Proceeds go to WPPA.)

Ticket pickup date and time will be determined closer to the event!

Thank you for your continued support,

Jason Ramirez

Fundraising Chairman


by posted 08/17/2017
10U Black wins July Classic Tournament at Ho Chunk .

10U Black wins July Classic Tournament at Ho Chunk .

by posted 08/08/2017
10U Black Travel Tryouts

WELLES PARK 10U Black Warriors TRAVEL TRYOUTS

 

 

WHEN: August 23, 2017 – 5:30PM-8:30PM 

WHERE: THILLENS FIELD (Devon and Kedzie)

 

 

Baseball Parents, 

 

We will be hosting a tryout to select 12 players for the Welles Park 2018 10Black Travel team.  Players will be selected based on an evaluation of skills, effort, athleticism and attitude. The tryouts will include hitting, pitching, base running, fielding, catching and throwing stations. Players do NOT have to be currently enrolled at Welles to attend the tryout, but must play in the 2018 house league if they make the team. We encourage all kids to attend the tryout as we will be adding new players to the roster this year. 

 

Please Note: The tryout is closed to spectators. Parents should plan on dropping their player off by 5:1PM and picking them up at 8:30 PM.

 

Skill development is a core principle of this team and training will begin in January and continue through July. Players are expected to attend all practices, regular season games and tournaments. 

 

10Black will play 25-30 games between April and July including 3-5 tournaments and playing in the Northside 5 League. 

 

All parents will be notified of final roster decisions within two weeks of the tryout.

 

Cost of tryout: Pre-Registration: $10     Walk ups: $20

 

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0B4BACA72FA75-welles

 

 FAQs:

 

How do I know if my child is 10U eligible? Players are 10U-eligible if their 11th birthday is after April 30th, 2018. 

 

What if we cant make this date?  Please let us know in advance if you cannot make this date and we will work with you to find an alternate date.

 

What should the player wear?  All players should bring a glove and bat, wear baseball pants, a shirt that covers the elbows, baseball hat, a cup for boys and baseball cleats.

 

How much travel will be involved? All regular season games will be played within a 15-30 minute drive of Welles Park. Tournament locations will be determined at a later date.

 

What days will we play?  Wednesday evenings and Sunday mornings are reserved for WPPA Travel.  This schedule has been designed so that it does not conflict with house practices or schedules. 

 

What are the dates of the tournaments? We will participate in a tournament in late April, over Memorial Day weekend, 4th of July weekend and end of July.  

 

How much will it cost?  The cost is approximately $900 per player for the year, which includes all training, games, and uniforms.  Welles Park will accommodate families who require financial assistance. 

 

Is advanced registration necessary?  We ask that you register through the link provided above but we will also accept walk-ins the day of the tryout. 

 

 

 

 

Feel free to email us with any questions.

Chris Gaietto 

Mike Rog 


by posted 08/03/2017
11U Black Wins Dunham Summer Slam Diamond Classic

11U Black Wins Dunham Summer Slam Diamond Classic

by posted 08/01/2017
12U Black won the July Classic Tournament at the Ho Chunk

12U Black won the July Classic Tournament at the Ho Chunk Baseball Complex.

by posted 08/01/2017
CONGRATULATIONS 2017 WPPA SENIOR HOUSE CHAMPIONS

CONGRATULATIONS 2017 WPPA SENIOR HOUSE CHAMPIONS

CONGRATULATIONS 2017 WPPA SENIOR HOUSE CHAMPIONS!!


by posted 08/01/2017
2018 Welles Park 11U Red Tryouts

TRYOUTS

*   *   *

2018 Welles Park 11U Red

All-Star Travel Baseball Team

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Saturday, August 26, 2017

30 minute slots from 8am to Noon

Baseball Stadium at Devon/Kedzie (Thillens)

 

The 2018 Welles Park 11U Red "Fireballs" are looking for a few baseball players born after April 30, 2006 to complete their 2018 roster.  WPPA All-Star Travel baseball 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 25 additional games (March - July 2018) against other all-star/travel teams outside of WPPA (in addition to each player's house team schedule - registration with and participation on a WPPA house team in 2018 is required).

 

What's the committment?

 

  •         Off-season team practices (typically weekends, but holiday weekends and some others OFF) and individualized batting and pitching lessons (weekday, several options)

 

  •         Participate in the Northside 5 All-Star League (8 regular season games April-June with season-end, one-day playoffs)

 

  •         Up to four (4) weekend tournaments between March & July (pre-house season, Memorial Day Weekend, post-house season -- July 4th weekend OFF)

 

  •         Anticipated annual cost: $900 per player - includes all necessary uniforms, Northside 5 and tournament registration fees, team equipment.

 

Is your player interested?

 

Players will try-out  slots, the first from 8-830am, the last from 1130-.  Try-out cost is $20.  Click HERE to select a sign-up slot via Sign Up Genius.

 

  • Please email Fireballs Head Coach Jamie Schupp ( ).

by posted 07/28/2017
WELLES PARK 9U RED FIRE TRAVEL TRYOUTS

WELLES PARK 9U RED FIRE TRAVEL TRYOUTS

 

 

WHEN: SEPTEMBER 16, 2017 – 9:00AM-12:00PM 

WHERE: THILLEN’S FIELD (Devon and Kedzie)

 

 

Baseball Parents, 

 

We will be hosting a tryout to select 12 players for the Welles Park 2018 9U Red Travel team.  Players will be selected based on an evaluation of skills, effort, athleticism and attitude. The tryouts will include hitting, pitching, base running, fielding, catching and throwing stations. Players do NOT have to be currently enrolled at Welles to attend the tryout, but must play in the 2018 house league if they make the team. We encourage all kids to attend the tryout as we will be adding new players to the roster this year. 

 

Please Note: The tryout is closed to spectators. Parents should plan on dropping their player off by 8:45 AM and picking them up at 12:00 PM.

 

Skill development is a core principle of this team and training will begin in January and continue through July. Players are expected to attend all practices, regular season games and tournaments. 

 

9U Red will play 25-30 games between April and July including 3-5 tournaments and playing in the Northside 5 League. 

 

All parents will be notified of final roster decisions within two weeks of the tryout.

 

Cost of tryout: Pre-Registration: $10     Walk ups: $20

 

 http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0548aea62ba7fa7-9uredtryouts

 

 FAQ’s:

 

  • How do I know if my child is 9U eligible? Players are 9U-eligible if their 10th birthday is after April 30th, 2018. 

 

  • What if we can’t make this date?  Please let us know in advance if you cannot make this date and we will work with you to find an alternate date.

 

  • What should the player wear?  All players should bring a glove and bat, wear baseball pants, a shirt that covers the elbows, baseball hat, a cup for boys and baseball cleats.

 

  • How much travel will be involved? All regular season games will be played within a 15-30 minute drive of Welles Park. Tournament locations will be determined at a later date.

 

  • What days will we play?  Wednesday evenings and Sunday mornings are reserved for WPPA Travel.  This schedule has been designed so that it does not conflict with house practices or schedules. 

 

  • What are the dates of the tournaments? We will participate in a tournament in late April, over Memorial Day weekend, 4th of July weekend and end of July.  

 

  • How much will it cost?  The cost is approximately $900 per player for the year, which includes all training, games, and uniforms.  Welles Park will accommodate families who require financial assistance. 

 

  • Is advanced registration necessary?  We ask that you register through the link provided above but we will also accept walk-ins the day of the tryout. 

 

 

 

 

Feel free to email us with any questions.

Charlie Pearl 

Ronnie Minc 

Jon Rappoport 


by posted 07/27/2017
2018 Welles Park 17U Travel Baseball

2018 Welles Park 17U Travel Baseball

 

The 17U Welles Park travel team has been designed to complement the high school baseball experience with: professional coaching, fall development, winter practices, speed/strength training, vision training, and summer tournaments.  The team’s goal is to guide players through their high school careers and beyond by helping them to develop individual skills, as well as Baseball IQ, team defense and situational understanding of the game. We are an established travel team, that has been playing travel baseball over the last 10 years. 

 

17U Information

  • Coaching and development will be conducted by Tug Gillingham of LPBA and 17U Head Coach Ed Martinez and coaching staff.  This includes practices, games and tournaments. 
  • Welles Park 17u will be a Tournament team that allows for participation in summer HS baseball teams (June and July). Must be able to attend games on Thursday and Friday nights. and weekends. Potential downstate and out of state tournaments once school is over. Once school is over most tournaments will start games as early as Thursday and Friday mornings. We will be looking at 6 to 7 tournaments for 2018.
  • ‎weekly team practices at Mather Park in the summer which provide an opportunity for situational and team defense development (June and July)
  • off-season trainings that develop individual skills/fundamentals in a group setting (January and February)
  • Coordination with High School Summer Ball schedules
  • program has included players from Jones, Whitney Young, Lane Tech,  Payton, Lincoln Park, Mather, Amundsen and  Morton High Schools

 

        Team/Player Selection Criteria 

•Players age must be 17 years old as of May 1, 2018

•Full commitment to practices, games and tournaments are expected

 Player Selection Format

Team is looking for pitchers only (PO). If you are a position player and can pitch we would be interested in taking a look at you as well. 

 Please contact Coach Ed if you would like to discuss a position on the team and schedule a private tryout at   

Team has just a few limited spots. 

      Expenses

  • 17U Off Season and Regular Season (coaching, facility, practices, uniforms, tournaments)
  • Training Coach – Tug Gillingham:  wellesparkbb@gmail.com
  •  Head Coach - Ed Martinez: 

 

Tug Gillingham (bio)

For the past 13 years, Tug has instructed and consulted at several of Chicago's premier academies with many of his players continuing at the college level, including:

 

UIC – St. Xavier – Robert Morris – Roosevelt University – Minot State – Eastern Illinois – Triton College – McHenry County College – Augustana – Aurora University – Carroll – Wisconsin, Whitewater – Wisconsin, Oshkosh – Rock Valley – Concordia, Chicago – University of Dubuque – Western Illinois – Benedictine – Bradley University – Northern Kentucky – John Logan – Illinois State – Purdue Calumet – Mount Mercy– Delaware State

 

His coaching experience in the college and high school ranks includes:  

Triton College  - Assistant Coach ('05-'07)  
Walther Lutheran HS - Assistant Coach ('08-'09)  
Lincoln Park HS   - Head Coach ('09-'12) *Conference Coach of the Year  
Guilford HS - Head Coach ('12-'13)  
Morton HS  -Associate Coach ('13-present)


​Tug's playing experiences include: 

 Collegiate

Purdue University (2000-2003)  
Northern Illinois (2003-2005)

 Professional 

Windy City Thunderbolts (2005-06)  
South Georgia Peanuts (2007)  
Sioux City Explorers (2008)  
Joliet Jackhammers (2009)


by posted 07/26/2017
11U BLACK TRAVEL TRYOUTS 2018

WELLES 11U BLACK TRYOUTS

 

 

WHEN: SEPTEMBER 9TH FROM 9AM TO 11AM. 

WHERE: THILLEN’S FIELD. (Devon and Kedzie)

 

 

Baseball Parents, 

 

We will be hosting a tryout to select 12 players for the Welles Park 2018 11U Black All-Star team.  Players will be selected based on an evaluation of skills, effort, athleticism and attitude. The tryouts will include hitting, pitching, base running, fielding and throwing stations. Players do NOT have to be currently enrolled at Welles to attend the tryout, but must play in the 2018 house league if they make the team. We encourage all kids to attend the tryout as we will be adding new players to the roster this year. 

 

Please Note: The tryout is closed to spectators. Parents should plan on dropping their player off at 8:45am time and picking them up at 11:00am.

 

Skill development is a core principle of this team and training will begin in mid January and continue through mid July. Players are expected to attend all practices, regular season games and tournaments. 

 

11U Black will play 25-30 games between April and July including 3-5 tournaments.  The schedule includes games against full time travel teams as well as house All Star teams. This year’s team had a fantastic 2017 season finishing with the best record in the upper division of the Chicago Sunday Morning League and winning two tournaments, beating out a host of regional house All Star and full-time travel teams.

 

All parents will be notified of final roster decisions within two weeks of the tryout.

 

Cost of tryout: Pre-Registration: $10     Walk ups: $20

 

Click Here to Register for the 11U Black Tryouts

 

 

FAQ’s:

 

  • How do I know if my child is 11U eligible? Players are 11U-eligible if their 12th birthday is after April 30th, 2018. 

 

  • What if we can’t make this date?  Please let us know in advance if you cannot make this date and we will work with you to find an alternate date.

 

  • What should the player wear?  All players should bring a glove and bat, wear baseball pants, a shirt that covers the elbows, and a baseball hat.

 

  • How much travel will be involved? All regular season games will be played within a 1 hour drive of Welles Park. Tournament locations will be within a 3 hour drive of Welles Park. 

 

  • What days will we play?  Wednesday evenings and Sunday mornings are reserved for WPPA Travel.  This schedule has been designed so that it does not conflict with house practices or schedules. 

 

  • What are the dates of the tournaments? We will participate in a tournament in late April, over Memorial Day weekend, 4th of July weekend and end of July.  

 

  • How much will it cost?  The cost is approximately $1,200 per player for the year, which includes all training, games, and uniform.  Welles Park will accommodate families who require financial assistance. 

 

  • Is advanced registration necessary?  We ask that you register through the link provided above but we will also accept walk-ins the day of the tryout. 

  

 

 

Please email Michael Episcope at or Jeff Pribyl at should you have any questions.  


by posted 07/19/2017
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