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Checkback frequently for updated 2022 tryout information.  Please also like "Mokena Blaze" on Facebook for updated information.

 

7/8U Janik (Full-time)

Tuesday, July 20th, and Wednesday, July 28th, 5:30pm, Hecht Park, Field 3

- More details about team coming soon

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

 

9U 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.

 

9U Johnson (Full time)

Weds, June 30th, Baseball Institute @ Quarry Fieldhouse, 8685 Springlake Dr, Mokena, 5:30pm

-OR-

Thursday, July 15th, 5:30pm, Hecht Park, Field 2

- Indoor training starting early February

- Emphasis placed on hitting & fielding skill development throughout the season.  Practices will be conducted each week to build the skills necessary to compete in the games.  

- season starting in April and ending July 1st

- Approximately 25 to 35 games 

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

- fundraising opportunities

- estimated cost including uniforms is $1200 

Contact Coach Tom Johnson at tjohnson@d230.org with any questions or more info.

 

10U Hussey (Full time)

 Tryouts on July 5th at 5:30 p.m. (rain date July 9th) at Buske Park located at 11435 Hillside Lane in Mokena

  • winter team hitting practice once per week with professional hitting instructor from approximately November through mid-April
  • two hour team defensive training at indoor facility with full infield once per week November through April
  • 12-13 tournaments (2-3 out of town)
  • outdoor mid-week practice in-season
  • any week day side games played only at home
  • (Optional) Fall practice twice per week and 5-10 (optional) games in fall
  • Head Coach is a former four year starting college pitcher with 14 years youth baseball coaching experience
  • Cooperstown Dreams Park bid at 12u
  • Looking for a catcher and versatile athletes
  • Estimated costs INCLUDING uniforms $1500-2000 (half the cost of some programs in the Chicagoland area)
  • Private Tryouts available upon request. Please call Sean Hussey at 312-804-6327 to arrange

 

 

11U Riedl (Full time)

Tuesday, July 6th & Thursday, July 8th, 5:30pm, at Buske Park, 11435 Hillside Ln, Mokena

(You only need to attend one tryout date)

- Indoor training starting in January

- Fall training starting in late August and going thru October with a possible tournament and 8-10 games.

- Season starting in April and ending early July

- Practices continue through season

- 45-50 games

- 6-8 Tournaments, with two out of town that would require overnight stay.

- ILTBL League

- Limited set of games and practices this fall

- Estimated Cost $1,300 

- Contact Greg Riedl for more information at (847)471-9518 or 

 

12U Johansen (Full time)

Wednesday, July 7th, 5-6pm 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

- 45 - 50 games

- 9-10 Tournaments (Week-long Ball Parks of America Experience and 2 out of town weekend tournaments)

- Limited set of games and practices this fall

- Estimated Cost $1,500 

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

 

12U Janes (Full time)

Thursday, July 8th, 5pm, Hecht Park, Field 4, 9310 Birch Ave, Mokena

- Indoor training starting in January

- Team hitting\pitching lessons with private instructors

- Season starting in April and ending early July

- Practices continue throughout the season

- ~40 games

- 5-7 Tournaments (Potentially 1 out of town tournament) and
- Cooperstown Dreams Park bid for 2022

- Limited set of games and practices this fall

- Estimated fees $1200

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

 

13U Diamond (Full Time, AAA/Gold team)

Thursday, July 15th, 5:45pm, Green Meadows South, 10520 Williams Way, 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 / Dbats 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 Mid July 

- Annual fees include multiple individual pitching lessons for all players

- 11 player roster

- Annual fees are APPROX $1,750 plus uniform

- Private tryouts are available. 

- Contact Dave Diamond for more information at    or 312-933-9501

 

 

13U Holba (Full time)

Please contact Coach Holba for Date and time to Try out July 1 thru July 8

- 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 

- Contact Coach Jim Holba for more information at  , or 815-671-0903.

 

14U Lovingfoss (Full time)

Tuesday, July 6th, 6:15-7:30pm, at Fox Ridge Park, 19810 Teluride Lane, Mokena, IL 60448

- Indoor training starting in January (Fielding, Hitting, Speed & Agility)

- Season starting in April and ending late July

- Practices continue through season

- ~50 games

- 11 Tournaments (1-2 out of town tournament)

- Limited set of games and practices this fall

- Estimated Cost $1,500 

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

 

14U Birks (Full time)

 - Sunday, July 11th, 5-7pm, and Monday, July 12th, 6-8pm, Hecht Park, Field 1,

9310 Birch Ave, Mokena

- 50+ games

- 7-8 tournaments (1-2 out of town tournaments)

- Indoor training to start in January

- Team hitting/pitching lessons with private instructors

- Season start in early April, ending in late July

Estimated cost $2500

- Please contact coach Justin Birks at (708) 990-9886 for more information

 

14U Craig (Full time)

 - Thursday, July 15th, and Monday, July 26th, 6:15pm, Hecht Park, Field 1,

9310 Birch Ave, Mokena

- 35-40 games, Silver level

- 5 tournaments (1-2 out of town tournament)

- Possible fall games

- Indoor training to start in January

- Season start in early April, ending July 4h

Estimated cost $1000

- Please contact Coach Matt Craig at mtcraig@sbcglobal.net for more information

or to schedule a private tryout.

 

15U Correa (Full time)

Private tryouts onlly

- Indoor training & team conditioning during winter months.

- Required hitting & pitching lessons

- season starting after high school season, June through August

- 60 games total

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

- Fundraising opportunities

- cost is $1,500 plus uniforms


Must email   to register and attend tryouts.

 

18U Kramer (Full time)

July 20th 5:30pm at Hecht 1 

- Indoor training starting in December

- Season starting in June and ending early August 

- Practices continue through season

- Few pick-up games/mostly tournaments 

- Few out of town tournaments 

- ILTBL League

- Limited set of games and practices this fall 

- Estimated Cost $1500

- Contact Allen Kramer 708 -214 - 5355

 

 

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