Hamlin Park Baseball Association (HPBA) is a not-for profit organization that provides competitive youth baseball and softball leagues for boys and girls in the city of Chicago, IL. The goal of the Hamlin Park Baseball Association is to teach players how

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HPBA’s Play it Back Program is comprised of high-school age, student athletes who grew up playing baseball and softball at Hamlin Park. These student athletes give back time and knowledge through instructional programs and service hours.

We like to say, “It’s a great way to Play it Back in the community.”

Areas of volunteer support include:

  • Catcher training - Bantam Coaches, please refer to your email or the documents section for more details
  • Stealing and pick-off training
  • Pitcher training
  • Equipment Exchange collection and distribution to charity
  • End of Season Banquet and Tournaments
  • HPBA Grill
  • Game day in dug-out support


  • HPBA athletes (kids and teenagers) have fun, learn and build confidence
  • HPBA coaches and board members appreciate the support
  • Sustain itself as a valued component of the Hamlin Park Baseball Association

If you would like to volunteer please fill out and submit the Play It Back Volunteer Form.

If you are interested in more information please email the Play It Back team at

2022 Equipment Exchange Event

Thank you to everyone who participated in our 2022 Equipment Exchange event.  We had a lot of donations and even more people who visited us to get great deals on equipment.  Thank you to all the teen volunteers who made this event such a success.  Especially our teammates from DePaul College Prep baseball.


  • Ellie Wolf
  • Jackson Burhans
  • Dom Covington
  • Jeffrey Kapp
  • Shane Leonard
  • Troy Phillips
  • Kyle Phillips
  • Liam Filan
  • Logan Rich



Former Play It Back Members Layton Hopkins, JP Nelson, and Samantha Himes

The Play It Back Program hosted another successful Catching and Pitching clinic on Saturday March 9.  Here are a few pictures from the clinic: