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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2018 Travel Baseball and Softball Tryout Details

HPBA will be holding travel team tryouts per the schedule below. 


The HPBA Travel Baseball Program is typically represented by a Purple/White Team and a Grey Team at various age levels.  The Purple/White Team, commonly referred to as the Part-Time Travel Team, will participate in the Northside 5 Travel Baseball League (or comparable), will play in 2-3 travel tournaments and all players MUST play House Baseball at Hamlin Park as their top priority.  The Grey Team, commonly referred to as the Full-Time Travel Team, will participate in a local TBD travel league (MSBL or comparable), will play in 4-6 travel tournaments and players may optionally elect to play House Baseball at Hamlin Park.  More details will be announced soon but please take these thoughts into consideration when selecting your interests in trying out for a team. 


​For 2018, HPBA will host travel softball teams at the 14U, 12U and 10U age groups.  Like baseball, these teams will be considered Purple Teams or Part-Time Travel Teams.  These players will play approximately 25 travel games and all players MUST play House Softball at Hamlin Park as their top priority.


​Tryouts for the following travel baseball teams were conducted in September 2017 and players have been selected as posted on the Travel Team Roster page.

​14U Purple - Coach TBD

​13U Grey - Coach TBD

​12U Grey - Coach Jeff Kapp

12U Purple - Coach Young Im

11U Grey - Coach Rick Dooley

11U Purple - Coach Abe Shashoua

10U Grey - Coach Howard Katz

​10U Purple - Coach Tom McDonagh


Remaining travel baseball/softball teams will conduct tryouts per the schedule below:


Sunday, January 28 from 4:00PM-5:30PM at UIC (901 W. Roosevelt)

10U Purple Baseball - Coach Tom McDonagh

9U Purple Baseball - Coach Jim Petitpren

8U Purple Baseball - Coach Bob Govoni

Sunday, January 28 from 5:30PM-7:00PM at UIC (901 W. Roosevelt)

14U Purple Softball - Coach TBD

12U Purple Softball - Coach Ryan Hiss

10U Purple Softball - Coach TBD


To register for a specific team tryout, please go to the On-Line Registration page under the Registration tab.  


Player age is as of May 1, 2018 for baseball and as of January 1, 2018 for softball. 


Thanks for your continued interest in and support of Hamlin Park Baseball and Softball.