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2021 Blue Demon Full Time TryOuts

If you are unable to attend the scheduled Try-out, please contact the manager directly.

 

9u full time try-outs will be held on July 28th and Aug 4th at 530p at Heritage

9u Manager

Dan Dornhecker

708.528.5937

 

10u full time try-outs will be held on Sunday Aug 9th 12p to 2p at Convent 

10u Manager

Josh Mackowiak

708.935.1629

 

11u full time try-outs will be held on July 27th at 530p on C2. 

 

11u Full Time Manager

Tommy Stienz

708.218.5079

 

12u Full Time try-outs will be held on July 29th at 530p on C4

 

12u Full Time Manager 

John Kruswicki

708.670.7095

 

13u (Dawson) Full Time try-outs will be held on July 27th and 28th on C1 530p

13u Full Time Manager 

Mike Dawson

708.603.6054

 

13u (Cardinal) Full Time try-outs will be held on July 28th at 530p at Convent

13u Full Time Manager

Tony Cardinal

708.691.2147

 

 

14u Full Time try-outs will be held on July 20th and July 23rd at Shooters Field, 530pm

 

14u Full Time Manager

Bill Strelow

708.296.2775

 

Due to the scheduling of private tryouts for Bill Strelows 14u, the team will be posted on Wednesday the 5th. 

 

15u (Culver) Full Time try-outs will be held on July 27th and 29th at Central Park, 6pm

 15u Manager

Mike Culver

708.743.6824

 

15u (Short) Full Time try-outs will be held on July 28th and July 30th at Central Field at 6pm

15u Manager 

Leland Short 

708.516.2458

 

15u (Corral) Full Time try-outs will be held on August 8th at Central Field, 12 to 2pm

15u Manager 

Jay Corral

312.622.6057

 

16u Full Time try-outs will be held on July 28th at Shooters, 545pm

 

16u Full Time Manager

Brian Houlihan

708.439.4763

2020 Blue Demon Rosters

 

Congratulations 2020 Blue Demons!

 

9u Full Time

Mike Rowe

Andrew Crotty

Gabino Izquerra III

Santiago Lopez

Kyle Wesner 

Patrick Stevenson 

Caidon Marousek

Justin Harris 

Edward Fink III

Alec Gentile

Decklin Mackowiak

Dylan Tormey

 

10u Full Time - Malloy

Ryan Semenow

Brennen Malloy

AJ Wagner

Christian Cora

Colton Stienz

Dylan Darling

Ryan Malloy

Ryder Dignan

Shaun Pepper

Tommy McCracken 

 

11u Full Time

Jake Kummer

Jeffrey Wessel

David Campbell

Bryce Hoffman

Louie Staszak

Nathan Dunaj

Ryan Kruswicki

Jake Zoberis

Sean Gagen 

Colin Gentile

Ethan Copher

Danny Strelow

 

12u Full Time

Andrew Dawson

Jeffery Spice

Anthony Kairis

Blake Bartczak

Colton Davis

Conner VanDommelen

Gary Manso

Kevin Sullivan

Logan Mackowiak

Shane Kelly

 Aiden Kelly 

 

 
12u Part Time
Ashton Cardinal
Declan Deering
Dominic Hammerquist
Shane Walsh
Quinn Sadlier
Brayden Smith
Chris Jensen
Will Moody
Cristian Zarate 
Efren De Loera
Sebastian Sanderson 
Jaiden Juachon
 
13u Full Time

Steve Strelow

Sean Cody

Josh Torres

Joe Cella

Nate Gesiakowski

Luke Zakowski

Evan Gamboa

Chris McGrath

Gage Tokarz

Justin Gibba

Vince Weber

 
 
14u Full Time - Corral
 

Vinny Battiato

Brandon Chailfoux

Maxwell Corral

Joshua Dawson

Mateo De La Cruz

Grant Fletcher

Mateo Gamboa

Ryan Heitz

Hunter Johnson

Logan Jones

Nathan Powers

Sean Sullivan

Part-time Travel

All players who participate in Part-time travel must also play in-house baseball.  The emphasis for part-time travel will be on the development of the players and their enjoyment of the game. 
 
Try-outs
  • Late January - February each year
  • In the batting cages
  • Player evaluations for hitting, fielding, throwing and pitching are done by the OFBA Board.
  • Age levels;
    • 8U – player must play 2nd year Pinto In-house 
    • 9U – player must play 1st year Mustang In-house 
    • 10U – player must play 2nd year Mustang In-house 
    • 11U – player must play 1st year Bronco In-house 
    • 12U – player must play 2nd year Bronco In-house 
    • 13U – player must play 1st year Pony In-house 
    • 14U - player must play 2nd year Pony In-house 

Manager Selection

  • Intent letter submitted to OFBA Board before February.
  • OFBA Board will interview and select Manager prior to the try-out. 
  • Manager will be present at the try-outs and will select the team.

 

The season
  • March - Team Practice begins in the Batting cages.
  • April through June – Games on Wednesdays and Sundays.  In-house games are not scheduled on these days.
  • July - reserved for tournaments
  • Travel to local Chicagoland towns to play other Part-time travel teams.
  • Limited number of games to protect the young players arms from injury.
Costs
  • Approximately $150-$200
  • Uniforms, League fees, Umpires, Equipment.

Part-time Travel Rules

    All Ages

Full-time Travel

All players who participate in Full-time travel do not play in-house baseball, part-time travel or July all-stars.  The emphasis for full-time travel will be on the development of the players to play against other very competitive travel teams, the enjoyment of the game and to be ready for high school baseball. 

 
Try-outs
  • Late July or early August each year
  • Player evaluations for hitting, fielding, throwing and pitching are done by the OFBA Board.
  • Age levels;
    • The Full-Time Travel Blue Demons must consist of OFBA players for age groups 9, 10, 11 and 12. A team may recruit up to 2 non OFBA players to fill the team.
    • 13U – Open tryout, but 50% of players must have played in OFBA the previous season.
    • 14U – Open tryout, but 50% of players must have played in OFBA the previous season.
Manager Selection
  • Intent letter submitted to OFBA Board before August.
  • OFBA Board will interview and select Manager prior to the try-out. 
  • Manager will be present at the try-outs and will select the team.
The season
  • August through October - Team Practice outside (at Managers discretion).
  • November through March – Team Practice in the batting cages.
  • 9U - 12U - Play 45 – 55 games and travel to other baseball organization and play against very competitive full-time travel teams.
  • Some out of state/overnight travel to tournaments.
    • 12U - team will travel to Cooperstown, New York and play in the Cooperstown Dream Park tournament.
    • Extensive Fundraising will be done to travel to Cooperstown.
  • 13U & 14U - Play 50 – 60 games and travel to other local baseball organizations and play against very competitive full-time travel teams.
  • Some out of state/overnight travel to tournaments.
Costs
  • Approximately $800-$1000
  • Uniforms, League fees, Tournaments, Umpires, Equipment.

 

Full-time Travel Rules

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