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Checkback frequently for updated 2020 tryout information.  Please also like "Mokena Blaze" on Facebook for updated information.

 

2020 7u - Tuesday July 16th (6pm) at Hecht Park 3 rain date Thursday July 18th (6pm) at Hecht Park 3 - 9310 Birch Ave, Mokena, IL. 60448

- Primary goal is to ready kids for the next level of competitive travel baseball.

- Indoor training at Future Stars Baseball Academy & Lincoln-Way North field house during winter months.

- Competitive schedule with surrounding area baseball clubs during regular season. (10-15 games)

- Multiple tournaments after regular season concludes in June. (3-4 tournaments)

- Must be registered for in-house program until team goes full time in 2021.

- Annual fees are $500 plus uniforms for the 2020 season with fundraising opportunities.

- Must contact Coach Correa at to register and attend tryouts.

 

2020 8u (Hussey) - July 9th and 16th at 5:30pm at Prarie Ridge Field 21431 Coneflower Drive, Mokena, IL 60448.

- 8u Blaze looking for a catcher for the 2020 season. Contact Coach Sean Hussey if interested: 312-804-6327.

 

2020 9u (Riedl) July 14th (5pm – 6pm), July 15th (5:30pm-6:30pm) and July 24th (5:30pm – 6:30pm) at Buske Field 11435 Hillside Ln, Mokena, IL 60448

- 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

 

2020 10u (Johansen) - July 14th (5pm – 6pm), July 15th (5:30pm-6:30pm) and July 24th (5:30pm – 6:30pm) at Buske Field 11435 Hillside Ln, Mokena, IL 60448

- 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 $1,000 - $1,200 

Contact Coach Jon Johansen for more information at jonj04@yahoo.com, or 708-408-7320.

 

2020 11u (Holba) July 17 6:00pm to 8:00pm at Buske Field 11435 Hillside Ln, Mokena, IL 60448.  July 18 is the rain date.

- 40-45 games total

- ILTBL League

- 7-8 Tournaments (possible 1 to 2 out of town tournament)

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

- Estimated fees - $950

 

- Coaching staff has over 20 years each of High and School/ Travel ball experience 

- Practices throughout the season April-July

*** Please email Jim Holba at  , if you have questions/concerns.

 

2020 11u (Diamond) - July 9th 5:30pm at Buske Field 11435 Hillside Ln, Mokena, IL 60448 

- 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 February/March

- Light late fall/early winter practices in field house

- 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 $1,500 plus uniform

- This is a Cooperstown team building a roster for the 2021 12u Cooperstown experience.

- Contact Dave Diamond for more information at

- Must register by emailing with Name, Birthdate, positions
  and current team.

 

2020 12u (Welsh)

- Contact Coach Eric Welsh for more information at ericwelsh23@gmail.com, or 708-261-4650.

 

2020 12u (Lovingfoss)

 - Contact Coach Scott Lovingfoss for more information at scott.lovingfoss@gmail.com, or 773-814-5102.

 

2020 13u (Correa) -July 2nd 6:00pm at Green Meadows Park    10520 Williams Way, Mokena, IL. 60448,  July 9th 6:00pm (rain date) at Hecht Park 4 9310 Birch Ave, Mokena, IL. 60448

- 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.

 

2020 13u (Dykas) - Tryouts For the Blaze 2025 team will be held July 17th and 18th.  Due to July 18th being rained out, tryouts have been added for July 22nd at 3pm at Fox Ridge Park 19740 Teluride Lane Mokena, IL 60448.

- 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.

 

2020 17U (Springer) - Monday July 22nd (6pm) at Hecht Park field #1- 9310 Birch Ave, Mokena, IL. 60448

- 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.