Home
 
 
My my My my
 
 
 
 
 
 
2021 Blaze Father's Day Classic Registration OPEN!



www.MokenaBlaze.com

 

2021 Mokena Blaze Father’s Day Classic
 

Ages:             8U -- 9U -- 10U -- 11U -- 12U -- 13U -- 14U -- 16U
 
Dates:            June 17th to June 20th 

 

*USSSA On-Site Tournament Director
*Guaranteed 3 game minimum
*Thursday and Friday games will be evening games
*LOWER ENTRY FEES FOR 2021!!  --  8U/9U/10U --> $420      ---    11U/12U/13U/14U/16U --> $473

 

Click here to enter...  http://www.usssa.com/baseball/TournamentMain/#/?eventID=346611&gdSport=11


by posted 11/05/2020
UPDATED Blaze 2021 Tryout Information
 
Checkback frequently for updated 2021 tryout information.  Please also like "Mokena Blaze" on Facebook for updated information.

 

**We are also looking to start additional 7U, 8U, 9U, & 10U Blaze teams and need a head coach/manager. If you are interested, please contact blaze@mbsa.org.**

 

8U Correa (Full time)

July 22nd at Hecht Park 3 6:00pm-8:00pm

- 20-25 regular season games
 
- 4/5 tournaments (1/2 out of town requiring hotel stay)
 
- No more than 40-50 games with season ending mid July. 
 
- Weekly offseason training at LW North & Future Stars starting in December.  
 
- Estimated fees are between 1000-1200 plus uniforms with fundraisers opportunities. 
 

- Must contact Coach Correa at   to request a tryout.

 

9U Hussey (Full time)

 - Contact Coach Sean Hussey for more information at seanhussey@comcast.net, or 312-804-6327.

 

10U Riedl (Full time)

Monday, July 20th, 5-6pm (RAIN DATE Thursday, July 23rd), at Buske Park, 11435 Hillside Ln, Mokena

- Indoor training starting in January

- Team hitting\pitching (Future Stars)

- Season starting in April and ending early July

- Practices continue through season

- ~40 games

- 5-6 Tournaments (Potentially 1 out of town tournament)

- ILTBL League

- Limited set of games and practices this fall

- Estimated Cost $1,000 - $1,200 

- Contact Greg Riedl for more information at 

 

11U Johansen (Full time)

Monday, July 20th, 5-6pm (RAIN DATE Thursday, July 23rd), at Buske Park, 11435 Hillside Ln, Mokena

- Indoor training starting in January

- Team hitting\pitching lessons with private instructors

- Season starting in April and ending early July

- Practices continue through season

- ~40 games

- 7-8 Tournaments (Potentially 1 out of town tournament)

- ILTBL League

- Limited set of games and practices this fall

- Estimated Cost $1,200 

- Contact Coach Jon Johansen for more information at  , or 708-408-7320.

 

11U Janes (Full time)

Wednesday July 29th & Friday July 31st, 6-8pm McGovney Park, 19345 Schoolhouse Rd, Mokena

Monday, August 3rd, 6-7:30pm, Green Meadows South field, 10520 Williams Way, Mokena

- Indoor training starting in January

- Team hitting\pitching lessons with private instructors

- Season starting in April and ending early July

- Practices continue through season

- ~40 games

- 7-8 Tournaments (Potentially 1 out of town tournament)

- ILTBL League

- Limited set of games and practices this fall

- Estimated Cost $1,200 

- Contact Coach Bill Janes for more information at janesy17@yahoo.com, or 708-691-2580

 

12U Diamond (Full Time, AAA/Gold team)

- Date July 22nd, 6-8pm, McGovney Park, 19345 Schoolhouse Rd, Mokena

- Total games around 50

- Approximately 10 tournaments (1-2 out of town tournaments requiring hotel stay)

- Winter indoor training (hitting and pitching) at Future Stars Baseball Academy starting in January
  (Multiple sport athletes are encouraged)

- Winter indoor training (infield practice) in Dec-March

- Season starts mid-March with indoor tournaments and games and ends approximately July 1st

- Annual fees include multiple individual pitching lessons for all players

- 11 player roster

- Annual fees are approximately $1,650 plus uniform

- This team will be travelling to Cooperstown in 2021. (not included in ROSTER fees, fundraising opportunities will be available)

- Contact Dave Diamond for more information at  

 

 

12U Holba (Full Time)

Tuesday August 4th, 6-8pm at McGovney Park, Mokena

Rain date, Thursday August 6th, 6-8pm at Green Meadows South, Mokena

- 40-45 games total

- ILTBL League

- 7-8 Tournaments (possible 1 to 2 out of town tournament, Ripken Experience, South Carolina)

- Weekly winter training at Future Stars Baseball Academy (Mokena) and local schools, starting in late January into the season

- Estimated fees - $1500, plus fundraising

*** Please email Jim Holba at  , if you have questions/concerns or would like a tryout.

 

13U Lovingfoss (Full time, Elite team)

 - Monday, July 27th, 6:30-7:30pm, Green Meadows South field, 10520 Williams Way, Mokena

 - Contact Coach Scott Lovingfoss to register for tryout at scott.lovingfoss@gmail.com, or 773-814-5102.

 

13U Birks (Full time)

 - Monday, August 10th, 6:00-7:30pm  CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER

- Wednesday, August 12th, 6:00-7:30pm & Friday, August 14th, 6:00-7:30pm

Hecht Park, Field 1, 9310 Birch Ave, Mokena

- 40-50 games

- 6-8 tournaments

- Please contact coach Justin Birks at (708) 990-9886 to register and attend tryouts.

 

 

14U Correa (Full time)

- Date(s) TBD

- Total games around 50

- Approximately 8 tournaments (1-2 out of town requiring hotel stay)

- Indoor training at Future Stars Baseball Academy & Lincoln-Way North High School starting in January.

- 11 man roster

- Annual fees are $1,250 plus uniforms

- Private tryouts can be arranged for those who can’t make open tryouts.

- Contact Coach Tony Correa for more information at tonycorrea@sbcglobal.net, or 708-378-1169.

Must email   to register and attend tryouts.

 

 

14U Dykas (Full time)

- Date(s) TBD

- Team will play a competitive Major/AAA schedule with 8-9 tournaments. 

- Costs will be around $1,200-$1,500 with fundraising opportunities. 

- Training will take place at Roma Sports and Future Stars. 

- Home fields will be at Mokena Park District fields. 

- Head Coach Marty Dykas has 22 total years of coaching experience. Coach Dykas has 10 years of  Varsity High School Baseball experience including 6 years as Head Coach at Lincoln-Way Central. 

- All interested players should email   about attending tryouts. Please include current and former travel teams and positions played.

 - Contact Coach Marty Dykas for more information at mcdykas@gmail.com, or 630-927-2322.

 

17U/18U Springer (Full time)

- Contact Coach Chris Springer for more information at cjandkimber@sbcglobal.net or 708-218-2050.

 

 

Please email blaze@mbsa.org for general Mokena Blaze questions.



 
 

 

 


by posted 08/04/2020
12U Lovingfoss - 2020 HoChunk July Classic Champions

Congratulations to our 12U Lovingfoss Blaze team on their championship win this week at the July Classic tournament at HoChunk.


by posted 07/26/2020
11U Diamond 2020 St. John Mother's Day Tournament

Congratulations to our 11U Diamond Blaze team on their championship win this week at the 4th annual St. John Mother's Day Tournament.


by posted 07/26/2020
13U Correa - Wales Summer Slam 2020 Tournament Champions

Congratulations to our 13U Correa Blaze team on their championship win today at the Wales Summer Slam in Brookfield, WI.


by posted 07/12/2020
13U Correa - 2020 Chase Niemeier Memorial Tournament Champions

Congrats to our 13U Correa Blaze team on their championship win today at the Chase A. Niemeier Memorial Tournament in New Lenox.


by posted 07/05/2020
10U Johansen - 2020 Chase Niemeier Memorial Tournament Champions

10U Johansen - 2020 Chase Niemeier Memorial Tournament Champions

Congrats to our 10U Johansen Blaze team for their championship win today at the Chase A. Niemeier Memorial Tournament in New Lenox.


by posted 07/05/2020
11U Diamond - 2nd Place - GameDay USA tournament, Crown Point

11U Diamond - 2nd Place - GameDay USA tournament, Crown Point

by posted 06/22/2020
11U Holba - Champs - JP Sports Midwest Turf Games, Bettendorf,IA

11U Holba - Champs - JP Sports Midwest Turf Games, Bettendorf,IA

by posted 06/20/2020
Travel Ball Parent

Then I Became A Travel Parent

By: THE COACH

I used to have a regular life. Actually a few of my friends say that sentence should say, "I used to have a life, period'. Actually it doesn't seem that long ago. Then I became a travelball parent.

I used to think $40 was an exorbitant price for a baseball bat. Now the contents of my son's equipment bag are worth more than anything in the house- including clothes, jewelry, watches, and my laptop computer.

I used to be a leader in my field of work. I still am. (You have to keep a good paycheck coming if you want to support a travelball habit).

I used to think a doubleheader was a long day at the ball field. Now after 2 ballgames, we're just getting warmed up.

I used to look for little restaurants that served seafood fresh from the boat. Now I am a connoisseur of nachos and hotdogs and my kids rate a city by the quality of a tournament's snackbar.

Sunflower seeds used to be something I would see at a store and wonder who would eat those things. Now I don't feel comfortable leaving the house without a bag in my back pocket.

My lawn used to look like a carpet. It was green, mowed, trimmed, and watered. Now I have two bare spots fifty feet apart and dents in my garage door from fastballs that got away.

My car used to draw admiring looks and comments. It was clean and waxed, shined and armoralled. Now it only draws attention when it wins the "dirtiest car in the parking lot prize".

I used to have a garage. Now I have an indoor batting area.

My friends used to spend Monday morning talking about a round of golf or movie we had just seen. Now I bore them to death with detailed play by play descriptions of 5 or 6 low scoring ballgames.

We used to sit and talk for hours. We still do--however, now its to keep the driver awake when we are headed home from a tourny on a late Sunday evening.

My summer casual wardrobe used to be made up of color coordinated polo shirts, cool cottons in bright colors and an occasional aloha shirt. Now, I have a closet full of t-shirts that have tournament names and competing teams on the back.

We used to spend our summer vacations relaxing at the beach or visiting family. Now, we hit the road with 20 of our closest friends in a caravan that could rival some small town parades.

I used to be concerned that I would fall into the trap of living my life through my kid. Now I know that I am privileged to live my life WITH my kid!!!

Yes, I am a travelball parent. What could be better?


by posted 12/09/2012

THE MOKENA BLAZE IS PROUD TO TRAIN AT FUTURE STARS BASEBALL ACADEMY

 


posted 03/01/2011
Recent Results
Upcoming Games
Calendar is loading...
Sponsored By
Useful Links

GLYSE/NIML

HighSchoolBaseball.com

NCAA

Active.com

Cooperstown Dream Park

MBSA

SportsStation

University of St. Francis

Lincolnway Central

Perfect Game

Providence

Lincoln-Way West

Team Exposure

I-80 Travel Baseball

http://www.fs-ba.com/

_Mokena Blaze

Lincoln-Way East

NAIA

Chicagoland Prep Report

University of Notre Dame

Game Day USA

Prep Baseball Report

Marian Catholic High School

MBSA Blast

USSSA Baseball

Loading Weather...