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by posted 08/18/2018
Welles Park 10U Black Travel Tryouts

 

 

Welles Park 10U Black Travel Tryouts                                     

Tryout Date: September 9th from 8:30am to 10:30am

Tryout Location: Winnemac Park (Middle Field)

Baseball Parents,

We will be hosting a tryout to select 12 players for the 2019 Welles Park Black 10U Black Travel Team. The 10U Welles Park Black team has been designed to complement the house baseball experience with professional coaching, off season practices, training sessions, and tournaments. The team’s goal is to guide the development of players’ individual skills, as well as Baseball IQ, team defense and situational understanding of the game.

Player Tryout Format

  • All players are encouraged to attend the tryout
  • Players should bring a bat, glove, wear baseball pants, cleats, a shirt that covers the elbows, a baseball hat and for boys to wear a cup
  • Let us know in advance if you cannot make this date and we will work with you to find an alternative date
  • Please pre-register through the following link: 2019 10U Tryout Registration –

https://goo.gl/forms/ltEACkeXrWmuiFmj2

 

Please Note: Parents should plan on dropping their player off no later than 8:15am and picking them up at 10:30am.

10U Black Information

  • Coaching and development will be conducted by Tug Gillingham and Jacob Rivera. This includes tryouts, practices, games and tournaments.
  • Weekly team practices which provide an opportunity for situational and team defense development.
  • Off-season trainings that develop individual skills/fundamentals in a group setting (January thru March)
  • Team will play 30-35 games, via the Northside 5, Playoffs, Tournaments, and Scrimmages

Team/Player Selection Criteria

  • Players are eligible to play on the 10U Black Team if they are registered in the WPPA house league and if their 11th birthday is after April 30th, 2019
  • Full commitment to practices, games and tournaments are expected

Cost

  • Estimated cost per player is between $1,300 and $1,500

Please direct all questions or the need for more information to Tug Gillingham at .


by posted 08/18/2018
Welles Park 9U Black Travel Tryouts

 

                                     

2019 Welles Park 9U Black Travel Baseball Tryout

Tryout Date: September 8th from 8:30am to 10:30am

Tryout Location: Winnemac Park (Middle Field)

Baseball Parents,

We will be hosting a tryout to select 12 players for the 2019 Welles Park Black 9U Black Travel Team. The 9U Welles Park Black team has been designed to complement the house baseball experience with professional coaching, off season practices, training sessions, and tournaments. The team’s goal is to guide the development of players’ individual skills, as well as Baseball IQ, team defense and situational understanding of the game.

Player Tryout Format

  • All players are encouraged to attend the tryout
  • Players should bring a bat, glove, wear baseball pants, cleats, a shirt that covers the elbows, a baseball hat and for boys to wear a cup
  • Let us know in advance if you cannot make this date and we will work with you to find an alternative date
  • Please pre-register through the following link: 2019 9u Tryout Registration –

https://goo.gl/forms/erIIKp8uR7Kcsxdq1

Please Note: Parents should plan on dropping their player off no later than 8:15am and picking them up at 10:30am.

9U Black Information

  • Coaching and development will be conducted by Tug Gillingham and Jalan Williams. This includes tryouts, practices, games and tournaments.
  • Weekly team practices which provide an opportunity for situational and team defense development.
  • Off-season trainings that develop individual skills/fundamentals in a group setting (January thru March)
  • Team will play 30-35 games, via the Northside 5, Playoffs, Tournaments, and Scrimmages

Team/Player Selection Criteria

  • Players are eligible to play on the 9U Black Team if they are registered in the WPPA house league and if their 10th birthday is after April 30th, 2019
  • Full commitment to practices, games and tournaments are expected

Cost

  • Estimated cost per player is between $1,300 and $1,500

Please direct all questions or the need for more information to Tug Gillingham at .


by posted 08/18/2018
2018 Senior League Champions

Congratulation to 2018 Senior League Champions - Clemson Tigers


by posted 08/15/2018
WELLES PARK 11U BLACK TRAVEL TRYOUTS

 

WELLES PARK 11U BLACK TRAVEL TRYOUTS

 

WHEN: September 15th from 8:30am to 10:30am.

WHERE: Winnemac Park Corner Field (Corner of Damen and Argyle)

 

 

Baseball Parents,

 

We will be hosting a tryout to select 12 players for the Welles Park 2019 11U Black All-Star team. Players will be selected based on an evaluation of skills, effort, athleticism and attitude. Players do NOT have to be currently enrolled at Welles to attend the tryout, but must play in the 2019 house league if they make the team.

 

Please Note: Parents should plan on dropping their player off no later than 8:15am and picking them up at 10:30am.

 

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.

11U Black will play 30-35 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.

 

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

 

Cost of tryout: $10 (Will be collected at tryout)

Click Here to Register for the 11U Black Tryouts

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080B4BA9AE23A20-11ublack

 

FAQ’s:

How do I know if my child is 11U eligible? Players are 11U-eligible if their 12th birthday is after April 30th, 2019.

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, cup for boys and baseball cleats.

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 $900 per player for the year, which includes all training, games, uniform, and tournament registration fees. Please note that 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 Chris Gaietto at should you have any questions.

 

 


by posted 08/14/2018
WELLES PARK 9U RED WOLF PACK TRAVEL TRYOUTS

WELLES PARK 9U RED WOLF PACK TRAVEL TRYOUTS
 

WHEN: SEPTEMBER 9th 2018 10:45AM - 12:45PM
WHERE: Winnemac Park (Middle Field)

Baseball Parents,


We will be hosting a tryout to select 12 players for the Welles Park 2019 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 Park to attend the tryout, but must play
in the 2019 house league if they make the team. We encourage all kids interested to attend the tryout.


Please Note: The tryout is closed to spectators. Parents should plan on dropping their
player off by 10:30 AM and picking them up at 12:45 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 4 tournaments and playing in
the Northside 5 League.
All parents will be notified of final roster decisions within two weeks of the tryout.


Please register on the link below:
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0e48aea622a3fc1-9uredsign 

FAQ’s:
How do I know if my child is 9U eligible?
Players are 9U-eligible if their 10th birthday is after April 30th, 2019.


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 15-45 minute drive of Welles Park. Tournament
locations will be determined at a later date though most, if not all, will not be local and will
include overnight travel.


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. Individual travel expenses for tournaments is not included in the cost.


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 feel free to email with any questions.
Ben Look: benjaminalook@gmail.com 


by posted 08/14/2018
Welles Park 11U Red Travel Tryout

 

Welles Park 11U Red Travel Tryout

Date & Time: Sunday, September 16, 2018 8:30 am – 10:30 am

Place: Winnemac Park – Corner Field

Field Location: Corner of Damen and Argyle

 

Baseball Parents,


We will be hosting a tryout to select 12 players for the Welles Park 2019 11U Red Travel team.

Welles Park Travel Baseball is for kids who play at an advanced skill level and would like to intensify their development through additional training. The team schedule will consist of approximately 20 regular season games against teams outside of WPPA and 5 - 6 tournaments.

Please Note: The tryout is closed to spectators and parents should plan on dropping their player off at 8:15 am and picking them up at 10:30 am. The only adults present will be the Welles Park 11U travel head coach and high school coach.

Click here to register your player:  www.SignUpGenius.com/go/20F0F4DACA92DA57-11uwppa 

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 should the player wear? All players should wear long pants - preferably baseball pants, a shirt that covers the elbows, baseball cleats, a baseball glove, baseball hat, and protective cup.  Players must also bring their own bat & helmet. Batting gloves are optional.
  • How many games will be played throughout the year? Approximately 20 regular season games will be played throughout the spring/summer plus 5-6 tournaments.
  • Will there be off season conditioning? Yes, there will be two days of conditioning with each session being 2 to 3 hours long. There will also be separate session for the catcher’s. Each session will be run by a high school coach.  Off season conditioning will start in early January and run through early April. Location, day, & time to be determined.
  • How many practices will there be each week during the season? There will be two practices per week starting in March 2019.  One practice will be scheduled every Wednesday evening and the other to be determined. A full commitment to practices & games is expected.
  • How much travel will be involved? The 11U team is scheduled to play in the Mid Suburban Baseball League (MSBL) which consists of playing games in the Chicagoland area. We could travel as far as 2 hours each way for regular season games and as far as 6 hours for tournaments. Most games are within about one hour. The following tournaments our 10U team played last year are listed below for a general idea. We will look at playing two outside of Illinois for our 11U team.
    • Early April tournament – Milwaukee, WI
    • End of April tournament – Crown Point, IN
    • Memorial Day tournament – Elizabethtown, KY
    • July 4 tournament – Milwaukee, WI
    • End of July tournament – Chicago, IL
  • What days will we play? Every Wednesday evening, Sunday morning, & possibly other days which will be coordinated with house teams. Games will start early April through end of July. There could be some games that start at 8pm due to the younger baseball teams getting the earlier slots but we try and schedule early games if possible.
  • How much will it cost? The cost is approximately $1,300/player for the year. Excludes travel expenses. WPPA will accommodate families who require financial assistance.
  • Are players required to play WPPA house league? Yes, they must be register with WPPA as soon as WPPA makes registration available, which is usually January 1.
  • Is advanced tryout registration necessary? Yes, please sign up for the tryout in advance using the below SignUpGenius link. Also, list player's first & last name & in the Personal Message Box list player's birthday & parent's phone number.

www.SignUpGenius.com/go/20F0F4DACA92DA57-11uwppa

  • How many kids will make the team? We will have a 12-player roster.
  • What is the cost to tryout? There will be a $20 cost to tryout that can be paid on the day of the tryout with cash or Chase Quickpay ( ).
  • When will we find out if they made the team? I will notify you about one week after the tryout takes place.

Please email Patrick Wigmore at  should you have any further questions specifically about tryouts or in general. We look forward to seeing you.

Thanks,

Patrick Wigmore


by posted 08/14/2018
WELLES PARK 10U RED FIRE TRAVEL TRYOUTS

 

WELLES PARK 10U RED FIRE TRAVEL TRYOUTS

WHEN: SEPTEMBER 11, 2018   6:00PM - 8:30PM

WHERE: THILLEN’S FIELD (Devon and Kedzie)

Baseball Parents, 

We will be hosting a tryout to select 12 players for the Welles Park 2019 10U 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 Park to attend the tryout, but must play in the 2019 house league if they make the team. 

Please Note: The tryout is closed to spectators. Parents should plan on dropping their player off by 5:45 PM 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. 

10U 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

 Click Here to Register for the 10U Red Tryouts

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0548aea62ba7fa7-10ured  

FAQ’s:

  • How do I know if my child is 10U eligible? Players are 10U-eligible if their 11th birthday is after April 30th, 2019. 
  • 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 with any questions.

Ronnie Minc: 

 

 

 


by posted 08/13/2018
WELLES 12U BLACK TRAVEL TEAM TRYOUTS

 

 WELLES 12U BLACK TRAVEL TEAM TRYOUTS

 

WHEN: August 15th and September 6th from 5:30pm to 7:30pm.

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

Baseball Parents,

We will be hosting a tryout to select 12 players for the Welles Park 2019 12U Black All-Star team. Players will be selected based on an evaluation of skills, effort, athleticism and attitude. Players do NOT have to be currently enrolled at Welles to attend the tryout, but must play in the 2019 house league if they make the team.

 

Please Note: Parents should plan on dropping their player off no later than 5:30pm and picking them up at 7:30pm.

 

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.

12U Black will play 30-35 games between April and July including 3-4 tournaments. Additionally, this team will be travelling to Cooperstown in August. The schedule includes games against full time travel teams as well as house All Star teams.

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

 

Cost of tryout: $10 (Will be collected at tryout)

Click Here to Register for the 11U Black Tryouts

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0545a9af2ea3fb6-2019 

 

FAQ’s:

How do I know if my child is 12U eligible? Players are 12U-eligible if their 13th birthday is after April 30th, 2019.

 

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

over Memorial Day weekend, 4th of July weekend and end of July.

 

How much will it cost? The cost is approximately $2,500 per player for the year, which includes all training, games, uniform, and Cooperstown registration fees. Please note that 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 08/01/2018
Majors Diamondbacks- 2018 World Series Champions

Congratulations to the 2018 Majors World Series Winner Diamondbacks!


by posted 07/28/2018
Blue Jays- Minor Consolation Bracket Winners


by posted 07/24/2018
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