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2018 Full-Time Travel Baseball Tryouts Updated 6/16/2017

2018 Full-Time Travel Baseball Tryouts

The Palatine Travel baseball program emphasizes development, while successfully competing in major tournaments around the region.  Teams are able to practice on Palatine Park District fields, helping to make it a convenient and affordable travel baseball program. Full time travel teams will play roughly 40-50 games per season. The costs range from $750 to $1,250 depending on levels of team fundraising. The fees include: umpires, fields, uniforms, tournaments, and winter training facilities. The travel season typically runs from January to middle of July.

Tryouts for the 2018 Full-Time Travel Program will be Wednesday, July 19th and Thursday, July 20th at the below fields in Palatine.

Click here to register.

HAMILTON FIELD (GBUR) – 1037 N. SMITH PALATINE, 60067

5:15 registration - 5:30-7:00pm  

  • 9U - to be eligible boys cannot turn 10 before May 1st
  • 10U - to be eligible boys cannot turn 11 before May 1st

6:45 registration - 7:00-8:30pm  

  • 11U - to be eligible boys cannot turn 12 before May 1st
  • 12U - to be eligible boys cannot turn 13 before May 1st

 

BIRCHWOOD #3 AND #4 – 435 W. ILLINOIS PALATINE, 60067

5:15 registration - 5:30-7:00pm  

  • 13U - to be eligible boys cannot turn 14 before May 1st
  • 14U - to be eligible boys cannot turn 15 before May 1st

 

There is no charge to tryout. All players should bring cleats, mitt, baseball pants and an athletic cup. Bat is optional.

On Wednesday all players will be evaluated by independent raters. Players being called back for Thursday will be listed on the PYB Travelers website. (pybtravelers.com)

Please direct questions to Dean Tyska, VP of Boys Travel dtyska@yahoo.com




13U Predators Champs in St. Louis!!! Updated 6/20/2017
Predators led by Coach D'Angelo and Meehan with a bunch of happy young men after their championship win in St. Louis.  Way to go boys!!!



10U Champs on Father's Day!!! Updated 6/19/2017
Boys win another championship on Father's Day at JP Sports going 4-0!!!!!  I am sure the Dad's celebrated in fine fashion.  Way to make your Dad's proud boys!!!! 



13U Bulldogs Take 2nd in Batavia Updated 6/19/2017
Boys ran out of gas with their 3rd game of the day but played hard in going 4-2 over the weekend.  Way to compete boys!!!



10U Champs at McHenry Tournament Updated 6/19/2017
10U Boys all smiles with a championship win on Memorial Day Weekend up in McHenry.  Boys looking sharp!!!



13U Bulldogs Champs!!! Updated 5/30/2017
The young men took out the Plainfield Tornadoes 9-1 in semis and then won the Joey Kledzik Memorial Championship 14-4 over Villa Park.  Nice job guys!!!



9U Win Joey Kledzik Memorial Updated 5/30/2017
Boys went 4-0 for the champiohship!!!



9U Palatine Bulldogs - Casey Pohl Champs!! Updated 5/30/2017
What a fine group of young men!!!



Palatine 12U Warriors Vernon Hills Champs! Updated 5/8/2017
The Palatine Warriors are all smiles after their big victory to win the Vernon Hills 12U Tournament.  Way to go boys!!!



Palatine 10U Thunder - Lisle Champs!!! Updated 4/30/2017
Not even the rain could slow these boys down!!! Thunder roll to Championship in Lisle.  Great job boys!!!



8U Travel Lite Take 2nd Place Updated 7/21/2016

8U Palatine Travelers take 2nd at the Screaming Eagle!



9U Travel Lite Thunder Champs!!! Updated 7/21/2016
9U Travel Lite Thunder are Champions of the McHenry Summer Classic!  Beat Lake Zurich Black 10-2 last night in finals with great pitching and defense.



12U Bulldogs Take 2nd at Ripken Experience Updated 7/10/2016
Bulldogs played their best ball of the season going 5-0 in pool play before losing in the championship game to Twin Cities Baseball (Alabama) 4-2.  Overall, the Bulldogs went 7-1 at the Ripken Experience and won the "Turn Two" competition.  Also, Danny Hopper won the home run contest hitting 4 balls over 225 feet in 8 swings.  Way to go Bulldogs!!!!!



9U Take Second in MSBL Tournament Updated 7/7/2016
Team Panzino takes 2nd place in the MSBL Tournament losing by 1 run.  The boys finished 27-11 on the season.  Great finish boys - you will be tough to beat in 2017!!!!!



13U Titans Deerfield Wooden Bat Champs!!! Updated 6/20/2016
Coach Brad Graba and the rest of the Titan crew are all smiles after winning the Deerfield Wooden Bat Tournament over Father's Day weekend.  Included in the second photo are all the happy Dad's!!! 



9U Travelers Make Finals Updated 6/6/2016
9u team lost in the championship game 4-3 in extra innings to Tri Cities. Great game and the boys competed and are playing really good baseball.  Great job guys!!!



11U Palatine Travelers Champs!!! Updated 6/4/2016
11U Travelers take the title over Memorial Day Weekend.  Nice job boys!



9U Champions in Wheeling!!! Updated 5/31/2016
The 9U Full Time Travelers went 5-0 over the weekend and won the Experience the Turf Tournament in Wheeling.  Those white uniforms looking even sharper with the hardware for taking first place.   Great job boys!!!



9U Takes 2nd Place at Buffalo Grove Updated 5/31/2016
The post season Palatine 9U Thunder earning 2nd place at the Dalton Hinkle Memorial Slugfest in Buffalo Grove this weekend.  Great job guys!!!



8U GTAAA Memorial Day Tournament Champs!!! Updated 5/30/2016
Congratulations to the 2016 Palatine 8U Postseason Travelers on going 5-0, winning the GTAAA Jr Bulldogs Memorial Day tournament!!! Way to go guys!!!



12U Bulldogs Grand Slam Classic Champs!!! Updated 5/30/2016
Congrats to the 12U Palatine Bulldogs as they won the GMB "Bigs" Grand Slam Classic at Lippold Park with a 15 - 7 victory over Elite 9. 



Bulldogs Grab 2nd Place at Northlake Updated 5/31/2016
12U Bulldogs played 4 games in 15 hours but fell to Fokus 10-6 in the final.  Not bad for the first games of the year. 



8U Post Season Travel Team Updated 5/14/2016

Congratulations to the 2016 PYB 8U Postseason Travelers

 

Frank Costabile
Darin Dick
Kole Fager
Kyle Halvadia
Charlie Kalitowski
Chase Nelson
James O'Sullivan
Lucas Philipp
Charlie Pomis
Logan Rolloff
Cole Seidel
Brandon Thomsen



2017 Boys Post Season Travel Tryouts Updated 3/11/2017

Boys Post Season Travel enters into its 6th year within PYB/S as our "Travel Lite" program. The Travel Lite concept is to provide more of a true "travel" experience to those above average players in our house programs. We offer this as our response to the players and parents thirst for additional training and games at a higher level.

Travel Lite provides an opportunity for additional baseball each week. Practices and/or games will generally be held twice a week mainly on the PYB off days of Friday's and Sunday's. Games are held either against similar teams from neighboring towns or in tournaments that the team may enter. We feel that this type of environment provides a teaching atmosphere at a higher level than house can provide without going to the extreme of a Full Time Travel schedule and commitment. Our goal is to provide to all the needs of the ball players in Palatine: House, Travel Lite and Full Time Travel. PYB provides the lowest cost options around let alone the unmatched resources to learn this game beyond that of any other program in northern Illinois.

In NO way will Travel Lite interfere with the House teams schedule as House will ALWAYS take precedence thus the Friday evening and/or weekend practice/single game times. Managers and coaches at each age level are extremely aware and conscious of the education of arm health. These opportunities are meant to provide additional teaching mechanisms and not geared towards wearing out our young players. Arm heath will remain a priority.

We have found that playing in three to four tournaments and 10 to 14 single games as being the most successful. Game and practice schedules will be finalized by the manager of the respective Travel Lite team. The cost of the Travel Lite program is around $250; this fee provides uniforms and all tournament and umpire fees.

If anyone has additional questions in regards to our philosophy here or any other questions, don't hesitate to let us know!

Please reach out to Dean Tyska (dtyska@yahoo.com) or Steve Carroll (spcarrol1@att.net) if you have questions.




9U Post Season Travel Team Updated 5/14/2016
Congratulations to the 2016 9U Boys Post Season Travel Team
 
Manager: Casey McIlhon
 
Alek Huyser
Ryan Kick
Will Klimas
Nick Lathouris
Kasey May
Luke McIlhon
Cole Murray
Toby Peterson
Joseph Riley
Deven Vettickal
Trey Widlowski
Caleb Yoon