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 travel teams for our 8-14 year old players for baseball and 9-14 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 the 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 May 1 determines his or her eligibility for the HPBA travel teams. 


Baseball Travel Teams

Program Features Purple/White Travel Program Grey Travel Program
Ages 8U - 14U* 10U - 13U*
House Baseball Required Optional
Team Practices Once per week beginning mid-February Once per week beginning mid-January
Travel League MSBL or comparable MSBL or comparable
Travel Tournaments 3-4, max 2 out of state 4-6, 3-4 out of state (2 max over 90 miles from Hamlin Park)
Total Travel Games 30-35 50-60
Team Try-Out/Selection 8U-9U mid/late January; 
10U-14U late July/early August
Late July/early August
Head Coach Parent/Volunteer Team discretion to hire a paid coach per budget
Electronic Registration and
Birth Certificate Required
Yes, 8U-9U by February 1; 10U-13U by November 1 Yes, by October 1
Cost (Per Player) $1,330 - $1,850** $2,000 - $2,565**

* Age as of May 1 of the coming season.  No "play-ups" allowed.

** 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.