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Congratulations to the 2019 Full time Blue Demons!

 

9u - Manager John Tormey

Christian Cora

Dylan Darling

Tommy McCracken

Brennen Malloy

Ryan Malloy

Caidon Marousek

Ethan Pedretti

Shaun Pepper

Colton Stienz

Caidan Stacey

Dylan Tormey

AJ Wagner

 

 

10U - Manager John Kruswicki 

Danny Strelow

Ryan Semenow

Nathan Dunaj

Sean Gagen

Louie Staszak

Jake Zoberis

Colin Gentile

Jake Kummer

Jeff Wessel

Gavin Cunningham 

Ethan Copher

Ryan Kruswicki

 

 

11U - Manager Mike Dawson 

Andrew  Dawson 

Anthony Kairis

Blake Bartczak

Colton Davis

Connor Gallagher

Connor VanDommelen

Devin Booth

Gary Manso

Jeffrey Spice

Kevin Sullivan 

Logan Mackowiak

 

 

12u - Manager Bill Strelow

Steven Strelow

Sean Cody

Gage Tokarz

Austin Kirnbauer

Nate Gesiakowski

Joe Cella

Josh Torres

Evan Gamboa

Christian McGrath

Luke Zakowski

Justin Gibbs 

 

 

13u - Manager Jay Corral

Vinny Battiato

Brandon Chalifoux

Maxwell Corral

Joshua Dawson

Mateo De La Cruz

Grant Fletcher 

Mateo Gamboa

Ryan Heitz

Hunter Johnson

Logan Jones

Nathan Powers

Sean Sullivan

 

 

13u - Manager Leland Short

Michael short

Austin zernia

Will strickler

Drew strickler

Christian diaz

Jonathan alejandre

Dennis tarandy

Oscar adan

Chris sieverin

Tayler schade

Connor williams

 

 

13u - Manager Mike Culver

DJ Benthine

Caden Culver

Hunter Daniel

Alex Jimenez

Brayden Jordan

Zach Koschnitzki

James McGinley

Chris Miller

Aiden Pinkston

Raphael Pivoney

Alex Stacy

Brandon Stacy

 

 

14U - Manager Dave Rygula 

Adam Rygula

Tony Ryan

Brian Hogan

Dylan Beissmann

Jacob Houlihan

Jimmy Vahl

Aiden Kincade

Joe Udoni

Zach Loeb

Trott Bille

A.J. Topor

Brayden Carroll

 

 

14U - Manager Bill Strelow 

Billy Strelow 

Zach Hesse

Trent Dian

Joey Harris 

Danny O’Malley

Nick Gagen

Charlie Chaffee

Dylan VanDenHandel

Logan Tokarz

Tyler Gentile 

Mike Vesely 

Michael O’Connor 

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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