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Travel Teams

HPBA has tryout based travel teams for our 8-14 year old players. 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 players at HPBA the opportunity to improve their skills by facing some of the more talented teams in the Midwest in preparation for the 12 year old team’s annual trip to Cooperstown, New York in July/August of every year.

A player’s age on May 1 determines his or her eligibility for the HPBA travel teams. 



Program Features Purple Travel Program Grey Travel Program
Ages 8U - 14U* 10U - 13U*
House Baseball Required Optional
Team Practices Once per week beginning in January Once per week beginning in January
Travel League Northside 5 MSBL or comparable
Travel Tournaments 2 to 4, maximum one out of state tournament 4 to 8, maximum two out of state tournaments
Total Travel Games 20-30 35-55
Team Try-Out/Selection 8U-9U in January;  10U-14U in September/October September
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) $695**, payment in full required by February 1 $1,800**, payment in full required by November 1
* Age as of May 1 of the coming season.  No "play-ups" allowed.  
** Plus possible additional fees on a per team budget basis.  Any additional fees will be known in advance of player selection.  


Travel Team Wins!

Battle Creek Memorial Day Classic Champion
NS5 Champions
Dunham Park Summer Slam Champions