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 has tryout-based baseball and softball travel teams for 8-14 year old players for baseball and 9-15 year old players for softball. These teams play in tournaments and/or leagues in and around the Chicago area, and in some cases, out of state tournaments. The goal of the travel program is to provide a more dedicated, committed and talented baseball/softball players at HPBA the opportunity to improve their skills by facing some of the more talented teams in the Midwest.

A player’s age on April 30th determines his or her eligibility for the HPBA Baseball travel teams and January 1st for HPBA Softball travel teams.

Baseball Travel Programs

Program Features Full-Time Travel (Grey) Part-Time Travel (Purple/White)
Ages 10U-13U* 8U-14U*
House Baseball Optional Required
Team Practices 1X/week beginning January
2X/week March-July
1X/week beginning January
1X/week March-July
Travel League MSBL or comparable MSBL or comparable
Travel Tournaments 4-6, 3-4 out of state (2 max >90 miles from Hamlin Park one-way) 3-4, max 2 out of state (2 max >90 miles from Hamlin Park one-way)
Total Travel Games 50-60 30-35
Team Try-Out/Selection Late July (completed by Aug 1)

8U-9U Mid/Late January
(completed by Feb 1)
10U-14U Late July
(completed by Aug 1)

Head Coach Team discretion to hire a paid coach per budget Parent/Volunteer
Electronic Registration and
Birth Certificate Requirements
Yes; Due by Oct 1 Yes, 8U-9U due by February 1;
10U-13U by November 1
Cost (per player) $2,105 - $2,620** $1,385 - $1,875**

* Age as of April 30 for upcoming season. No "play-ups" permitted.

** Fees vary across the different age levels.  Any additional fees will be known in advance of player selection.  Note that these fees are in addition to any HPBA House League fees a player may incur.

 

Softball Travel Programs

Program Features Full-Time Travel (Grey) Part-Time Travel (Purple/White)
Ages 10U - 15U* 9U - 15U*
House Softball Optional Required
Team Practices 1X/week beginning January
2X/week March-July
1X/week beginning January
1X/week March-July
Travel League NS5 or comparable NS5 or comparable
Travel Tournaments 3-6 (2 max >90 miles from Hamlin Park one-way) 2-4 (2 max >90 miles from Hamlin
Park one-way)
Total Travel Games 40-60 35-50
Team Try-Out/Selection Late July (Completed by Aug 1) 9U January (Completed by Feb 1)
10U-15U Late July (Completed by Aug 1) 
Head Coach Parent/Volunteer Parent/Volunteer 
Electronic Registration and Birth Certificate Requirements Yes; due by November 1

Yes; 9U due by February 15
10U-15U due by November 1

Cost (per player)** $1385-$1,600** $1,385-$1,875**

* Age as of January 1 for upcoming season.

** Fees vary across the different age levels; any additional compulsory fees will be known in advance of player selection. Note that these Travel Program fees are in addition to any HPBA House league fees.