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2020 PACK Travel Tryouts 13U & 14U July 23-24, 15U & 16U July 25 & 26

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2020 PACK Travel Tryouts @ Lindberg Park 5:30 to 7:30 PM

13U & 14U July 23-24

15U & 16U July 25-26



OPRF Pack Travel Baseball offers...

OFF SEASON TRAINING

SPRING AND SUMMER TOURNAMENTS

"A" LEVEL DIVISION WEEKNIGHT HOUSE LEAGUE

PROFESSIONAL COACHES WITH CLOSE TIES TO OPRF & FENWICK BASEBALL PROGRAMS

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2019 Tournament Schedule

  14U Orange (Ruairi O'Connor) 14U Blue (Adam Considine)
 Apr 12-14 Slammin Season Opener (St. Charles) Elmhurst Extreme (Elmhurst)
 Apr 19-21Wheeling Turf (Wheeling)
*TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONS*
 St. Charles Eastside Rumble (St. Charles)
May 24-26Glen Ellyn Memorial (Glen Ellyn)  Glen Ellyn Memorial (Glen Ellyn) 
June 7-9 House League Summer Kickoff (Evanston)
June 14-16 Midwest Slugfest (Lombard) House League
 July 5-7 Barrington Classic (Barrington) Northbrook 4th of July Tournament (Northbrook)
*TOURNAMENT RUNNER-UP*
 July 12-14 Ace of Diamonds Summer Classic (Wisconsin Dells)
*TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONS*
 Ace of Diamonds Summer Classic (Wisconsin Dells)
 July 19-21 Legends of Summer (Evanston)
*TOURNAMENT RUNNER-UP*
 Palos Rumble (Palos)
   
  13U Orange (Dan O'Connor) 13U Blue (BobbyFratto/Andrew Hagins)
 April 12-14 Naperville Spring Classic (Naperville) War on 64 (Carol Stream)
 April 19-21 Arlington Heights Turf (Arlington Hts.) St. Charles Eastside Rumble (St. Charles)
 May 24-26 Glen Ellyn Memorial (Glen Ellyn)  Glen Ellyn Memorial (Glen Ellyn) 
 June 7-9 House League Prairie Stone Slugfest (Hoffman Estates)
 June 14-16 Midwest Slugfest (Lombard)
 *TOURNAMENT RUNNER-UP*
 House League
 July 5-7 Barrington Classic (Barrington)
*TOURNAMENT RUNNER-UP*
 Chase A. Niemeier Memorial Tournament (New Lenox)
*TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONS*
 July 12-14 Ace of Diamonds Summer Classic (Wisconsin Dells)
*TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONS*
 Ace of Diamonds Summer Classic (Wisconsin Dells)
 July 19-21 Rookies 'Throw'n Heat' Finale (Gilbert, IL) Rookies 'Throw'n Heat' Finale (Gilberts, IL)
   
  15U Orange (Justin Stawychny) 15U Blue (Jeremy Dickinson)
 May 24-25 Red White Blue Classic (Elgin)
 *TOURNAMENT RUNNER-UP*
 Red White Blue Classic (Elgin)
 June 7-9 Summer Hope (Evanston)
 *TOURNAMENT RUNNER-UP*
 AA Tourney (Aurora)
*TOURNAMENT RUNNER-UP*
 June 14-16 Midwest Slugfest (Lombard)
 *TOURNAMENT RUNNER-UP*
 Midwest Slugfest (Lombard)
 June 21-23 Kerry Wood Opener (Chicago) Kerry Wood Opener (Chicago)
 June 28-30 Warrior Challenge (Elgin) Lions Den Classic @St. Viator (Arlington Hts.)
 July 5-7 North Aurora Spartan Classic (Aurora)
*TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONS*
 North Aurora Spartan Classic (Aurora)
 July 12-14 Seminole Sports MW Championships (Elgin/Arlington Hts.) Lakeside Challange Classic (Evanston)
 July 19-21 Elite Baseball 15U World Series @ 4Winds Stadium (South Bend, IN) Elite Baseball 15U World Series @ 4Winds Stadium (South Bend, IN)



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Pack Coaching Profiles

Jeremy Dickinson

Background & Education
I grew up in LaGrange, playing my high school ball at Lyons Township and continuing to play in college for four years at DePauw University in Greencastle, IN, where I obtained my B.A. in Economics and Spanish. After college, I went on to live in Spain for six years, teaching English at schools around the country. I currently work as a Spanish teacher at Fenwick High School, where I have been since November 2017. In addition to my work in the classroom, I serve as the Head Freshman Baseball Coach and have also had the opportunity to coach freshman boys soccer and basketball, as well as JV softball.

Coaching Philosophy
The game of baseball has played a defining role in the development of my personal goals and values. I believe the game has the capacity to teach life lessons that other sports cannot. Through hustle, hard work, and dedication, my goal as a baseball coach is to teach the proper way to play and respect the game, and grow as competitors and young men in the process. I am excited to have the opportunity to do so with OPRF Pack.


Bobby Fratto
Education 
My name is Bobby Fratto. I attended OPRF High School and graduated in 2006. After High School I attended Oakton Community College, before finishing my education at Concordia University Chicago. I earned my Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science, and graduated in 2011. 

Background
I grew up the youngest, with two older sisters. My father was a groundskeeper at Wrigley Field for 25 years and introduced me to the game of baseball, which I still love with as much passion as I did when I was 4 years old to this day. I was rated as the #18 overall prospect in the stat according to Prep Baseball Report as well as one of the top 50 players to watch in the Chicago Sun Times and Chicago Tribune. At OPRF I hit the game winning homerun as a Sophomore playing up on varsity to win the conference championship against Lyons Township. I was the third baseman at OPRFHS my junior and senior year. My junior year we beat Notre Dame and ultimately won the Super-Sectional title to head downstate and play at Kane County Cougars stadium. After High School I played at Oakton Community College (Who won the National title for Junior Colleges this year) before transferring to play at Concordia University Chicago. Baseball has always and will always be my biggest passion and I love sharing the knowledge I gained from this beautiful game onto younger generations.

Coaching Philosophy
Although baseball is one of the most complex sports there is, it is also one of the most simple. When all 9 guys on the field are executing their roles correctly and as a unit, they give their team a higher chance to succeed. Hard work and effort is something that cannot be taught, either you want to be a great baseball player or you are content with mediocrity.

I am a firm believer in hustle, effort and putting in work while no one is watching. I want all of my players to have fun, but to also work hard when practices or games begin, without hard work and effort success is hard to come by not only in baseball, but in life. I not only want my players to be great in between the lines on the baseball diamond, but to be great men when they step off of it.


Andrew Hagins
Background
I grew up the youngest of three boys in Oak Park and graduated from OPRF in 2006. I was a three sport athlete, but baseball was always my passion. During my Senior year at OPRF, I hit .465 and was named All-Conference, All-Area and All-State and received the conference’s Most Valuable Player Award. After my Senior year, I was chosen in the 28th round (829th overall) of the 2006 MLB draft by the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. After being drafted, my scout advised that I go to Oakton Junior College to improve against tougher competition. At Oakton I earned first team all-conference honors and was runner up for the league Player of the Year award. After Oakton, I was offered a full scholarship to play Division I baseball at Western Illinois University where I hit .376 in Summit League play and team-leading .753 slugging percentage and 10 home runs. I sustained a career ending injury during my Senior year at WIU and now my passion is coaching and being an integral part of the growth of our youth, both on the field and off.

Coaching Philosophy
I coach by consistently modeling ideal behavior, developing individual skill through repetition, and creating a culture of success for ALL athletes.  All of my players will be safe, engaged, and treated with respect. I am committed to helping each individual achieve their athletic, educational, and social goals. Through modeling, caring, and empathy, my athletes will evolve athletically, socially, and emotionally.


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