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8U Janik (Full-time)

Tryout Dates: 6/17 @ 6pm, Green Meadows North & 6/28 @ 6pm, Hecht Park, Field 3 

- Indoor training starting in January possibly earlier (Fielding, Hitting, Pitching)

- Games to begin in March with most games occuring in late spring/early summer.  Seasons should be done by mid-July.   

- Practices continue through season

- Approximately 35 games (5-6 tournaments with the rest of games being pick up games)

- Approximate cost $1000-$1200 (including uniforms -- hats, jerseys, bags, helmets)

- Open to players who will be 8 prior to 4/30/2023

- Contact Coach Aaron Janik at aaronpjanik@gmail.com for more info 

 

9u Flowers (Full time)

Tryout Dates: 6/27, 6/30 @ 5PM, Main 2

- Indoor training during winter months

- Games to begin in March/April, ending Mid-July

- Approximately 40 games (5-6 tournaments, one out of town)

- Estimated cost $1200

- Open to players who will be 9 prior to 4/30/2023

- Contact: Coach Bill Flowers 708.552.1488 William.flowers@edwardjones.com for more info.

 

10U Dangman (Full time)

Tryout Dates: 6/24 @ 5:30, Buske & 6/27 @ 6:30 Green Meadow South & 7/7 @ 5:30, Green Meadow South

  • Indoor Training Starting in January
  • Required hitting & pitching lessons with private instructor
  • Season starting at end of March or beginning of April
  • 8-10 tournaments (1-2 out of town)
  • In season practices and games weekly
  • Cost is $1250
  • Fundraising 1-2 times per year
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  • Contact Coach Dangman @ kjd_0214@yahoo.com for more info

 

10u  Johnson

Tryout Date: 6/28 @ 6:30pm at McGovney Field  

- Indoor training starting in January 

- Games to begin in March.   Season should be done first week in July

- Practices will continue during season eaxh week.

- Approximately 35 games(team will compete in a suburban league 18-21 guaranteed games & participate in 3 tournaments).  Will schedule additional pick up games as well. 

- Approximate cost $700 with uniforms.  

- Open to players who will be 10 prior to 4/30/2023

- Contact Tom Johnson at   for more information

 

10U Correa (Full time)

Private tryouts only

- Indoor training during winter months

- Required hitting & pitching lessons with private instructor.

- season starting in April and ending July 1st

- 60 games total

- 8-10 tournaments (1-2 out of town)

- fundraising opportunities

- cost is $1,250 plus uniforms

Must contact Coach Correa at    to register and attend tryouts.

 

 

11u Blaze – Hussey

 

June 28th, July 6th, & July 13th at 5:30 p.m. at Buske Park 11435 Hillside Lane, Mokena

July 14th at 5:30 p.m. at Hecht  Park Field 4 9310 Birch Ave, Mokena

**Players need only attend one date

Please contact Coach Sean Hussey at 312-804-6327 to request a private tryout.

What is included in fees:

  • Indoor defensive training starting in November with full infield 2 hrs 1x/week
  • team hitting 2 hrs/week at Future Stars Academy with professional instructor
  • college trained pitching instruction at all practices/games
  • 10-12 Tournaments (up to 3 out of town)
  • in season practice/game every Wednesday at home
  • full uniform included in cost
  • Cooperstown fundraising via Mokena Blaze tournament to offset family expenses
  • Season starting in April and ending mid July (~60 games)
  • Limited set of games and practices this fall for those not in other sports
  • Last year fees $2500.00 for same training/games

Sean Hussey, Head Coach

4 year varsity high school player & -4 year college starting pitcher

15 years travel baseball head coach experience

 

12U Riedl (Full time)

Open Tryouts: July 27, 5:30 – 6:30 @ Buske Park (11435 W. Hillside Lane Mokena, IL 60448)

Additional tryout date: TBD

Private tryouts available: Contact Coach Greg Riedl

- Indoor training starting in January (Fielding, Hitting, Pitching)

- Season starting in April and ending early/mid July

- Practices continue through season

- ~50 games

- 10-12 Tournaments (1-2 out of town tournament)

- Cooperstown Team

- Limited set of games and practices this fall

- Estimated Cost $1,500 

- Contact Coach Greg Riedl for more information at griedl4@gmail.com, or 847-471-9518

 

12U Mastey (Full time)

Open Tryouts - 7/6 @ 5:30pm, 7/9 @ 8am, & 7/20 @ 5:30pm

Green Meadows South

- INDOOR TRAINING STARTING FEBRUARY (FIELDING, HITTING, PITCHING) 

- SEASON STARTS APRIL ENDING MID JULY
- PRACTICES CONTINUE THROUGHOUT SEASON 

- APPROXIMATELY 50 GAMES
- 5-7 TOURNAMENTS (1 POSSIBLE OUT OF TOWN) 

- OUTDOOR MID-WEEK PRACTICES IN-SEASON
- ESTIMATED COST INCLUDING UNIFORMS APPROX $1000 

 

-CONTACT COACH ERIC MASTEY AT ERICMASTEY@GMAIL.COM 

 WITH ANY QUESTIONS OR MORE INFO 

 

14U Holba (Full time)

Please contact Coach Holba 

Try out July 5 Hecht Park Field 1, 6-8 pm

- Coaches have over 20 years of teaching and coach experience in youth and HS

- Indoor training starting in January 

- Season starting in April and ending early July

- Practices continue through season

- ~40-50 games

- 8-9 Tournaments (1 out of town tournament)

- Limited set of practices this fall

- Estimated Cost $1,200 along with fundraising

- Contact Coach Jim Holba for more information at Jholba98@hotmail.com, or 815-671-0903.

 

15U Craig (Full time)

July 14 @ 5:30pm & July 19 @ 6pm

Private tryouts also available upon request

Where:

Hecht Park. Field 1

 

Team Information:

= 5-6 tournaments  (1-2 out of town tournaments)

- Fall ball

- Indoor training to start in January

- Estimated cost $1000

- Catching and Pitching is a plus

 

Please contact Coach Matt Craig at (708) 557-3938 or mtcraig@sbcglobal.net for

more information or to schedule a private tryout.

 

15u Lovingfoss (full time)

Contact Coach Scott Lovingfoss for more information at scott.lovingfoss@gmail.com

 

 

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