BREAKING NEWS

8U MANAGER ANNOUNCED  

Travelers 2010 Accomplishments

Elk Grove Travelers U14 FOX
1st Place - MSBL American Division
2nd Place - Palatine Invitational, Palatine, Il
4th Place - MSBL Tournament
1st Place - Summer Time Shootout, Palatine, Il

Elk Grove Travelers U13 CARMAN
4th Place - Streamwood Tournament - Streamwood, Il
2nd Place - Palatine Blowout - Palatine, Il
2nd Place - Seminole Classic - Schuamburg, IL
2nd Place - Deerfield Woodbat Tournament - Deerfield, Il

Elk Grove Travelers U11 DiGioia
3rd Place - Seminols Classic - Schaumburg, Il

Elk Grove Travelers U11 CURTIN
Final Four - Elk Grove Memorial Day Tournament, Elk Grove, Il
3rd Place - Lombard Summer Slam, Lombard, Il


Elk Grove Travelers U10 BIANCHINI
2nd Place - Arch Madness, St. Louis, Mo

Elk Grove Travelers U9 BRANDT
Final Four - Pre Season Tournament - Elmhurst, Il
Final Four - MSBL End of Season Tournament
2nd Place - MSBL Ty Cobb Divivison

Elk Grove Travelers U8 CRIMMINS
2nd Place - Wood Dale Summer Slam, Wood Dale, Il

The Travel Baseball Creed

THE TRAVEL PLAYER
.Plays fair, plays for fun, and plays for the love of the game.
.Wins without boasting; loses without excuses; never quits.
.Treats coaches, teammates, opponents, and umpires with respect.
.Understands that playing time is earned and not guaranteed.
.Never forgets that he/she is part of a team.

THE MANAGER AND COACH
.Inspires in players a love for the game and the desire to excel.
.Leads by example, and is a positive role model on and off the field.
.Displays good sportsmanship by treating players, opponents, umpires, and parents with respect.
.Knows that the game is played by kids and intended to be fun.
.Places the emotional and physical well-being of the players ahead of any personal desire to win.

THE PARENT AND SPECTATOR
.Never boos a player, a coach, or an umpire.
.Appreciates a good play, no matter who makes it.
.Remembers the game is for the players and lets them have the spotlight.
.Accepts the judgement and decisions of the manager and the umpire.
.Maintains self-control and helps make Travel baseball fun and enjoyable for everyone.

Lightning Policy

At any time, during any warm-ups or a game, if lightning is spotted by anyone, (players, parents, managers or umpires), play will immediately be suspended and all players shall leave the field. Players are not to sit in the dugouts or under nearby trees, but should go to the nearest shelter or automobile. Managers, coaches and parents are responsible for keeping the players in a safe area. That does not mean running around near the fields or in the parking lots. Have them get to safety and stay there until an all clear is given or the game is cancelled.

Since the THOR GUARD lightning detection system is now available at all parks, these policies will apply: If lighting is present in the area, the detection system will sound a 15 second siren. All players shall immediately leave the fields and go to shelter. No players may use the high school dugouts. Do not stay under trees. Return to the parking lots and stay in your automobiles. If lightning is spotted and the Thor Guard system has not sounded, the game shall be suspended as per the above rule. While the system is detecting conditions where lightning is possible, a flashing light on top Thor Guard system (on high school roof at Lions) will be visible. Once the system determines that conditions are clear, it will sound 3 short blasts. This is the all clear and players may return to the fields and the game shall resume at the discretion of the umpire. A 30 minute suspension of play will be allowed.

2007 Season Highlights

14 Year Old Full Time
Final Record: 46 - 15
Champions - Lombard Spring Invitational
3rd Place - Woodridge Warrior Classic
Quarter Finalist - USSSA Super Elite NIT - Illinois
Quarter Finalist - Orland Sparks Bennie Newsome
Champions - MSBL A1 Division
Champions - MSBL "A" Tournament
Semi Finalist - DuPage Training Academy Summer Classic
Champions - Game Day USA - End of Summer Slam - South Bend, IN

12 Year Old Full Time - Faso
Final Record 42-14
Champions - Woodridge Warrior Classic
Champions - MSBL Division 7
Quarter Finalist - MSBL Tournament
Champions - Monster of the Midway Tournament
2nd Place - Orland Park Magic Tournament
Cooperstown - 6-3 Record NEW ELK GROVE RECORD

12 Year Old Full Time - Obermeier
Final Record 19-30
Cooperstown - 5-4 Record

11 Year Old Full Time - Fox
Final Record 48-13-1
Champions - Lombard Spring Invitational
Champions - Elk Grove Memorial Day Tournament
4th Place - MSBL Tournament
Champions - Wheaton-Briarcliffe Sizzling Summer Classic
Champions - Winfield Wolves Summer Slam Tournament
2nd Place - CABA World Series 7-3 record

11 Year Old Full Time - Lawson
Final Record 17-24
Champions - Arlington Heights Memorial Day Tournament

10 Year Old Full Time
Final Record 31-12-1
Champions - MSBL Division
2nd Place - St.Louis Tournament
4th Place - Streamwood Tournament
3rd Place - Highlander Classic

9 Year Old Part Time - Guerrero
Final Record 24-7
2nd Place - Elk Grove Memorial Day Tournament
3rd Place - Barrington Classic Tournament
Champions - Roselle Medinah Summer Classic
Champions - Great Lakes Championship

9 Year Old Part Time - Kawalek
Final Record 5-13

Tournament Team Q and A

October 2, 2009
Frequently Asked Questions about Travel Tournament Teams:

What is a Tournament Team?

Tournament teams are Travel teams that play in weekend tournaments after the House season ends in July. All Tournament team players must play EG House baseball. House practices and games always have priority over Tournament team practices and games. This is an opportunity for talented EG House players to compete at a higher level without the time committment and expense of full-time Travel.

How many games will we play?

Around 10 - 15 games in 3 or 4 tournaments. The number of games will depend on (1) when the House playoffs are done, (2) how many tournaments your team enters, (3) how many games your team wins in each tournament, and (4) how late into the summer your team decides to play. EG Travel teams traditionally stop playing in late July due to Park District football.

Will Tournament Teams practice?

Yes, but it will not interfere with House practices. It will be difficult for your Tournament team manager to schedule more than one practice a week during the House season. After the House playoffs are completed, your Tournament team may hold more practices.

How much will it cost to play?

This amount will vary by team, but a good estimate is $150 - 250 per player. Major costs are tournament fees ($350 per tournament), umpires for local games, uniforms, hats, and baseballs.

How many players on a team?

Depends on the manager, but a typical roster is 12 - 13 players.

When are tryouts?

Tryouts will be held in April

What if I have more questions?

Contact Jeff Danielst 847-439-3346 or email him at jdanielscoach@scbglobal.net

2006 Team Highlights (See Photo Album For Pictures)

14 Year Old Full Time
Final Record: 30-20
3rd Place - McHenry Spring Fling
Semi-Finalist - Elk Grove Memorial Day Classic
Champions - Elmhurst 4th of July Tournament
4th Place - Cheesehead Challenge

13 Year Old Full Time
Final Record: 47-19
Champions - Woodridge Warriors Memorial Day Classic
Runner Up - Super Series Network - Omaha Crowne Series Tournament
Champions - Algonquin Stars & Stripes Slugfest
3rd Place - Orland Park Magic Tournament
Division Winners/Quarter Finalist - MSBL Tournament
Semi-Finalist - Vernon Hills Cougar Classic
2nd Place - Leyden Eagles Tournament

12 Year Old Full Time - Lydon
Final Record: 24-22
4th Place - Glenview Blaze Memorial Day Tournament

11 Year Old Full Time - Faso
Final Record: 41-13
Semi-Finalist - Elk Grove Memorial Day Classic
2nd Place - Batavia Tournament
2nd Place - Winfield in Action Tournament
Champions - Camp Dewan Tournament
3rd Place - Lynwood July Bash

10 Year Old Full Time - Fox
Final Record: 45-14
Champions - MSBL Division
Semi-Finalist - Elk Grove Memorial Day Classic
3rd Place - Father's Day Classic (Schaumburg)
Champions - MSBL Tournament
2nd Place - Firecracker Classic (Winnetka)
3rd Place - Orland Park Magic Tournament
Champions - North Aurora Tournament
Champions - Milwaukee Tournament

10 Year Old Full Time - Lawson
Final Record: 29-14
Champion - MSBL Division
Semi-Finalist - Elk Grove Memorial Day Classic
Champions - Schaumburg Seminole 4th of July Tournament

9 Year Old Part Time - Carman
Final Record: 29-6
2nd Place - Elk Grove Memorial Day Classic
3rd Place - Norridge 4th of July Tournament
2nd Place - Roselle Tournament
1st Place - Milwaukee Invitational
2nd Place - Lombard

8 Year Old Part Time - Guerrero
Final Record: 18-12
3rd Place - Elk Grove Classic
3rd Place - Highlander Classic

2005 Team Highlights (See Photo Album For Pictures)

14 Year Old Full Time
Streamwood Tournament Champions
Semi-Finalist - Mundelien Memorial Day Tournament

13 Year Old Full Time - Travelers
2nd Place - Elk Grove Memorial Day Classic (Travelers Division)
2nd Place - Missouri Open at Creve Coeur
3rd Place - Hoffman Estates Fire Cracker Invitational
Final Record: 27-30

13 Year Old Full Time - Athletics
1st Place - Elk Grove Memorial Day Classic (Athletics Division)
3rd Place - MSBL American League Tournament
4th Place - Roselle Tournament
3rd Place - Racine Tournament
Final Record: 30-23

12 Year Old Full Time
MSBL Central Division Champions
Semi-Finalist - Naperville Spring Shootout
Woodridge Memorial Day Tournament Champions
Quarter-Finalist - MSBL Tournament
2nd Place - Elk Grove July 4th Classic
2nd Place - Wheaton Red, White & Blue Classic
Leyden Tournament Champions
Final Record: 47-17

11 Year Old Full Time - Lydon
MSBL Joe DiMaggio Division Champions
2nd Place - MSBL Tournament
Batavia July 4th Tournament Champions
2nd Place - Lake In The Hills Tournament
Final Record: 46-10

11 Year Old Full Time - Elks
Semi-Finalist - Mundelien Memorial Day Tournament
Semi-Finalist - Northbrook 4th of July Tournament
Final Record: 18-28

10 Year Old Full Time - Faso
4th Place - Elk Grove Memorial Day Classic
1st Place - 2005 Camp Dewan 2005 10 & 11 Year Old Invitational
4th Place - MSBL Conference 2
Warrenville Big Hit Tournament Champions
Final Record: 26-20

10 Year Old Full Time - Brandt
Elmwood Park Mayor's Cup Champions
Final Record: 12-35

9 Year Old Part Time
2nd Place - Elk Grove Memorial Day Classic
3rd Place - Northbrook
5th Place - Roselle
North Aurora Tournament Champions
Milwaukee Metro Sports Champions
Final Record: 27-6

8 Year Old Part Time
2nd Place - Barrington
2nd Place - Oak Lawn
4th Place - North Aurora
Final Record: 18-8-1

2004 Team Highlights (See Photo Album For Pictures)

8 Year Old Part Time:
Westdale Tournament Champions
3rd Place - Roselle Tournament
Barrington Tournament Champions
Waycinden Tournament Champions
Final Record: 32-4

9 Year Old Part Time:
Lisle Tournament Champions
3rd Place - Bloomingdale Tournament
Final Record: 12-4

10 Year Old Full Time:
MSBL West Division Champions
MSBL Tournament Champions
2nd Place - Elk Grove Memorial Day Classic
3rd Place - Algonquin Baseball Blitz
2nd Place - USSSA Summer Scorcher - Champaign, IL
2nd Place - Highlander Classic
Final Record: 34-6

11 Year Old Full Time:
MSBL Central Division Champions
Palatine Tournament Champions
Semi-Finalist - USSSA Governor's Cup
Woodridge Classic Tournament Champions
2nd Place - Wheaton Red, White & Blue Classic
Highlander Classic Champions
Final Record: 45-11

12 Year Old Full Time:
MSBL Division Champions
Streamwood Tournament Champions - (April 23-25)
2nd Place - Elk Grove Tournament
Co-Champs - Streamwood Tournament Champions (4th of July)
4th Place - Wasco Tournament
Final Record: 38-21-1