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Announcing 2015 TRYOUTS

***  TIME CHANGE ***




July 26th and July 27th

Renwick Park, Field 1

9:00 a.m. through 11:00 a.m.



August 2nd & 3rd

9:00 - 11:00 a.m.

Renwick Park, Kledzik Field (New field North of Field 2)



Key notes:

•             The player fee will be $1500 for full time players… taking (12) players ~ $Reduced Cost$ for P.O.’s (pitcher only’ s) – only (3) PO slots available. These PO slots will be reserved for players who Strictly do nothing but pitch.  They will not bat nor play a position….    The vast majority of the players at our age group do not fall into the PO slot – but, some do….. 

-  No fundraising.  

-  Here’s what you get for the money:

    -  Full uniform – 2 hats, 2 pants, 2 socks, 2 belts, 1 helmet, 3 jerseys

    -  New Catcher’s gear

    -  New baseballs

   (1) PBR event – We will register as many Hoppers as we can for a single PBR event next year. We may have to break it up. I want everyone to have at least one PBR in the books. For those who are already involved with PBR – you still get a showcase/exposure event paid for.  I’d like us all to attend as a group if possible – maybe over two events…I’ll set it up ~

   (8) High-level, College campus/exposure tournaments – I would count on (4) of these to be “out of town”. One of these events will be a Perfect Game tournament. Perfect Game operate in Iowa, Florida, AZ, Georgia and TX.

We will be in many of the same events that the high-cost academy teams will also compete in….. only we paid a lot less  :o)

   (9) weeks of indoor training…similar to last season. One weekday night of hitting, Sunday will be fielding. At this point, the hitting will either be in Lisle or LaGrange. Fielding will be in Glen Ellyn on their turf field. If Glen Ellyn is not available – we are renting the entire turf area of Lisle.

   (8) lessons from Chicago White Sox Academy instructors. This is a point we are still working through. The way it stands – each player would receive (8) lessons of their choice (hitting, fielding, speed/agility, pitching) with the Lisle site. These would be schedule on your own and paid out of the Hoppers Elite acct.  More details to come..

   Expert, un-parallel coaching from Coach Dave Walsh   :o)

   This is, basically, the same program other academy teams are offering at the fraction of the price!!  The biggest difference is the “paid coaches” element.     I pay   – I’m not paid.  LOL 







If any managers are interested in forming a new Hopper team, please contact Jim at 630-947-6852.


Any questions, please contact

Registrations forms are available on the left side of the page






Announcing the 2014 HOPPER




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#2 Izaiah Huerta
#9 Colin Graefen
#10 Tyler Witt
#12 Jacob Fillmore
#14 Joey Garcia
#35 Riley Jepsen
#40 Jake Bean
#42 Matthew Rangel
#52 Austin Williams
#54 Jack Grooms

12U Hopper Baseball
#3 Daniel Burchsted
#4 Bobby Boryca
#6 Jason Santo
#7 Kyle Higgins
#8 Ryan Griffin
#9 Andrew Ward
#18 Andy Guevara
#21 Moses Muro
#22 Austin Nadle
#27 Anthony Mastores
#35 Johnny Johnson
#72 Sean Sajdak

13U Hopper Baseball

#2 Cameron Middagh
#3 Jeremy Puckett
#6 Nate Domabyl
#14 Ben Kouba
#15 Donovan Lorraine
#19 Austin Richardson
#20 Matt O'Boye
#32 Zach Furman
#34 Zeller Helfrich
#88 Nick Oberg
#99 Angel Guevara


15U Hopper Baseball Elite

#1 Cole Motta
#2 Brent McDowell
#5 Justin Garcia
#8 JR Walsh
#9 Jake Slager
#10 Peyton Allen
#12 Kyle Cockrell
#20 Mike Fuscaldo
#21 Josh Baker
#23 Eddie Bober
#27 Justin Wohlwend
#33 Colin Mullaney
#34 Easton May
#35 Mason Madalinski
#57 Tanner Dissell


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