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Correction to Specialty Clinic selection form distributed at the parent meeting!
The Sunday Long Toss and SWAGG Hitting 6:00-7:00pm slot is suppose to be 5:00-6:00pm.
RESERVE YOUR SON'S SPOT ASAP - DOWNLOAD THE FORM HERE
THANK YOU TO THOSE THAT ATTENDED THE PARENT MEETING AT HARRAH'S!
You must coordinate packet pick-ups with your team manager
if you missed the annual parent meeting last Saturday.

Fundraising iTech and Sports Raffle tickets have been distributed. SEE YOUR MANAGER ASAP.
As stated at the meeting, please understand we try to mix it up for everyone. We keep it to a minimum.
Raffle tickets should be prepaid ($300). All players earn 75% ($225) immediate team credit!
Creative Bouquet™ Wooden Roses should be picked up. All players receive 12 dozen but only pay $120.00 (not $144).
These forever, beautifully hand-crafted flowers earn approx. 65% ($75) and will complete your fund-raising goal.

All players participate in contributing to our Griz Gala Meet-N-Greet at 115 Bourbon Street (5 tickets).
This allows us to provide caps and a shirt to our volunteer coaches. We appreciate your support.

Including whatever you paid for a commitment deposit, all players should have at least $1,000.00 toward fees by 9/23/2017.
Raffle tickets are due now as stated above. Griz Gala and the hand-crafted flowers can be paid later.
We are entering early bird tourneys and ordering helmets and bat packs early this year.

Xposure players have optional fundraising but some managers opt for fundraising for special tourneys.
Please use the private tryout info form posted with dates at 2018tryouts.com
Update! 10U Black has 1 final roster spot!
Call Coach Ken Ferree for private tryout at 708-243-6931
Update! 11U Orange has 1 final roster spot!
Call Coach Dennis Sidler for private tryout at 815-405-4578
Update! 14U Opportunity Coach Styx will add 1 player to his Elite/Gold team! Call him at (708) 826-3200
Update! 15U Xposure OpportunityCoach Gurgone will consider a Pitcher-Only (PO), 773-842-8931
Update! 18U Xposure OpportunityCoach Korbel mayh add Pitcher-Only (PO)'s, 815-886-3800.


Bus #1 for Prospects Baseball made its debut at Harrah's for the parent meeting!


Congratulations to these players and their families on college commitments:
Brendon Reifsteck (University of Wisconsin - Platteville)
Taylor Irons (Rock Valley)
Nick McAlister (South Suburban College)
Congratulations to our four 2017 Conference Showcase Nominees and eight Team Illinois participants!
Congratulations to our 2017 graduates from Florida State, Northwestern, University of Illinois, and Bradley!
THREE 2018 PROSPECTS 12U TEAMS GRANDFATHERED FOR COOPERSTOWN DREAMS PARK
Prospects Travel Baseball will send 3 teams to Cooperstown in 2018!
PROSPECTS INCREASE TO 4TH TEAM FOR 2018 14U SQUADS
We have expanded our training and youth program to accommodate a 4th 14U team for 2018. This will provide more players
an opportunity to prepare for Prospects Xposure baseball in 2019. Keep the grades up and work hard!

Prospect Xposure player Brendon Reifsteck Named Record & Beacon News All Area 2017 Team
Check out the news links:
Kendall County Now
Beacon News
PROSPECTS' SWEEP MLB.TV QUALIFIER!
Congratulations to 11U Black and 13U Black on their championship wins!
Everyone watching the games raved about LWP's new stirrup look!

7 PLAYERS FROM PROSPECTS XPOSURE 17U NAMED TO TEAM ILLINOIS - MORE THAN ANY PROGRAM!
5 PROSPECTS XPOSURE PLAYERS NAMED IN H.S. CONFERENCE NOMINEE SHOWCASE!
Congratulations to 17U (Davis/Korbel/Smith) and 16U (Rybarczyk/Rynkiewicz)
PROSPECTS WIN 2017 MIDWEST CHAMPIONSHIPS AT 10U/11U/13U!
PROSPECTS 10U ORANGE WINS THE 2017 SILVER GRAND NATIONALS IN CROWN POINT!
PROSPECTS 13U ORANGE WINS THE 2017 13U SUPER REGIONAL!
PROSPECTS 13U BLACK CONTINUES MIDWEST DOMINANCE IN TOURNAMENT PLAY!
PROSPECTS BASEBALL WINS 20TH CHAMPIONSHIP SO FAR IN 2017!
PROSPECTS 10U BLACK MAKES 7TH CHAMPIONSHIP APPEARANCE, WINS 3RD TITLE!
PROSPECTS XPOSURE WINS 16U REDMEN OPENER AND TEAM EXPOSURE INVITATIONAL
The website for the Prospects Baseball online store with Lansing Sport Shop will be live soon.

 
FALL SPECIALTY CLINICS
Now posted and accepting reservations.
 
FALL SPECIALTY CLINICS
Specialty Clinics for Long Toss and SWAGG Hitting will be announced at the Parent's Meeting.
 
FALL SPECIALTY CLINICS
Specialty Clinics for Long Toss and SWAGG Hitting will be announced at the Parent's Meeting.



FIVE PROSPECTS' XPOSURE NAMED TO ILLINOIS SBT SHOWCASE SCOUT LIST AS HIGH SCHOOL CONFERENCE NOMINEES

                                       
DAVIS (LW Central)  |  IRONS (Yorkville)  |  KORBEL (LW Central)  |  REIFSTECK (Yorkville)  |  SZUBERT (Andrew)


15U TAKES 2ND RUNNER-UP AT SUMMER TOURNEYS
15U Prospects Elite keeps rolling!

12U ORANGE WINS FATHER'S DAY CHAMPIONSHIP

How about the hard work for Coach Brian Styx, those coaches loyal to LWP and this team! Consistent championship appearances and the boys take the Dowling Park championship after a few runner-up finishes! Way to play a tough schedule! Way to learn that training is incremental! Great way to get ready for Cooperstown Dreams Park and enjoy 12-year old baseball without the "youth sports" arm chair quarterbacks! For the love of the game, we are proud of this squad and our 3 dozen kids playing 12U baseball!

11U ORANGE PLAYS UP AT USSSA TOURNEY - TAKES 2ND!
How about the hard work for this Single A squad that works their tails off! Our 11U Orange team battled all weekend to take runner-up at the USSSA South Holland Slugfest, losing the championship game 13-12! Congratulations to Coach Cech and all of the fellas on 11U Orange! We're very proud of the accomplishment!

12U ORANGE BATTLES FOR RUNNER-UP AT MAY SLAMFEST
Another great weekend over May 15th for Prospects Baseball as the 12U Orange team took second place at the GLYSE CABA May Slamfest at Ho Chunk! What a wonderful effort offensively and defensively by the fellas!
Congratulations to Coach Styx and 12U Orange!

11U ORANGE GOES 3-1 IN DUBUQUE AA TOURNEY
The 11U Orange Class A squad did a great job playing up in the USSSA AA tournament in Dubuque, going 3-1 and getting 1-game from the championship game! They experienced more than just the "game," the enjoyed time together in a great city and camaraderie evidenced by this cool photo!

13U ORANGE WINS USSSA DUBUQUE AA CHAMPIONSHIP!
The 13U Orange team competed in the USSSA Dubuque, Iowa tournament this weekend! A great time for camaraderie and it showed! The 13U Orange team won their semi-final game after am impressive 2-1 start in pool play. They won the Championship game with a powerful offensive explosion. Congratulations!

10U WINS EXPERIENCE THE TURF CHAMPIONSHIP
10U won the 2016 USSSA Experience The Turf championship this weekend defeating the New Lenox Rebels 15-7! Congrats! The players will be featured on I-294 via our billboard for just a couple of days! Do not ask us to put all teams on the billboard, it is subject to the timing of our rotation contracts.

12U BLACK WINS 3RD CONSECUTIVE CHAMPIONSHIP!
2016 Spring Classic Champions
The 12U Black team defeated NW Indiana Shockers 12-2 increasing their record to 14-0 for 2016 and winning 3 championships for Prospects Baseball. Congratulations!

14U BLACK TAKES U.S.S.S.A.
EXPERIENCE THE TURF RUNNER-UP!

The 14U Black squad lost a tough time limit 5-4 championship game to take Runner-Up at the USSSA Experience The Turf tournament in Carol Stream April 15-17, 2016. Congratulations!

PROSPECTS XPOSURE WINS CENTRAL MICHIGAN UNIV. INVITE
6-0 BASEBALL AT CMU BY OUR CLASS OF 2017/2018 PLAYERS!

16U Prospects Xposure won the Central Michigan University Invitational 6-5 in extra innings! Great semi win 2-1 over Team Combat's Indiana Astros and 6-5 Championship win over nationally ranked A. Green Summer Baseball who has placed 315 players to college from 123 high schools. I'm proud of the players execution! Four players were approached and three players received follow-ups from recruiters. Congratulations! #‎PXB‬ ‪#‎LWP‬ @xposurebaseball

13U BLACK WINS MIZUNO FUTURE GAMES CHAMPIONSHIP
13U Black fought back to win three straight on Sunday to win the Mizuno Future games tournament. It marks the 10th Prospects Baseball team to win a tournament this season, pushing the organization to 20 tournament wins already for 2016. Congratulations to Coach Jim Gurgone and all of the fellas!

12U BLACK WINS 7TH CONSECUTIVE CHAMPIONSHIP!
2016 Game Day USA Champions over Top Tier, ESP Black
The 12U Black team defeated Top Tier in the semi-final and ESP Black 13-5 on the championship game to win their 7th straight tournament and improve to 38-0 on the season, closing on on the 2009-2010 Prospects all-time record start. The squad moved top in the State, 6th in the central U.S.
and #16 in the nation per USSSA's national power rank. Well done!

10TH INNING GAME WINNING MOMENT FOR PROSPECTS
Video from the Reverse The Curse tournament clincher




9U WINS GLYSE APRIL SLAMFEST CHAMPIONSHIP
9U defeated the IL Sparks 6-5 and then defeated the Crown Point Bulldogs 5-1 to win the Championship Game this weekend at Ho Chunk! Congrats! The players will be featured on I-294 via our billboard! Earlier in pool play, the 9U Prospects beat the Bridgeport Bombers 8-0. So much hard work after a long 8U season!

12U BLACK WINS 21 TEAM USSSA REVERSE THE CURSE
12U Black won their 6th straight championship in a 21 team tourney, featuring the best teams in the area. Now 35-0 on the season after a 10th inning victory over Elite Nine 5-4. They also defeated Pro Player Canes, Illinois Edge, Stiks Academy, Rockford Big Dogs and Hinsdale Red Dogs. This is an elite performance and why Coach Korbel states that he has the squad ranked #1 in the State via #PXB.

11U BLACK WINS CHAMPIONSHIP RINGS AT GAME DAY USA!
11U Black defeated Upper Deck Cougars 12-3 in the Championship Game this weekend to win the Game Day USA "Battle for the Crown!" Awesome job!



CONGRATULATIONS 2015 USSSA WORLD SERIES 9U CHAMPIONS


The 9U Prospects won the 2015 9U USSSA World Series in Indianapolis, IN! Congratulations to Coach Shane Higgins and all of our boys!

Prospects Xposure Signs 37
of Northern IL's Best Players

Prospects Baseball continues to lead in player development and will now look to lead in marketing player skill sets to college coaches.

"Our player presentation will lead the area and our players will quickly make an impact for the teams that follow them," stated Coach Korbel, Prospects founder and creator of Xposure Baseball. "We're the fastest growing college exposure program in the area and doubled in size for 2016."

Xposure Baseball will work with players in Class of 2017, 2018 and 2019!

CONGRATULATIONS USSSA WORLD SERIES 11U RUNNER-UP


Wow! The 11U Black Prospects advanced to the Championship three consecutive years at the USSSA World Series in Indianapolis, IN! They took Runner-Up at the 2015 Indy World Series, won the 2013 and 2014 World Series and won the 2014 USSSA Global World Series Champions. Congratulations to Coach Kevin Aikens and all of our boys!

SUCCESS AT ANY SANCTION - HERE'S SOME U.S.S.S.A. REAL UPDATES!
PROSPECTS' 2014 USSSA
GLOBAL WORLD SERIES 13U RUNNER-UP

13U Prospects take Runner-Up at USSSA Global World Series om 7/20/14


PROSPECTS' 2014 USSSA
GLOBAL WORLD SERIES 10U CHAMPIONS!

10U Black defeated West Oakland Wings 9-8 on 7/13/14 to win it all!




10U Prospects' defeat Rhino Baseball 9-6
for 10U GameDay USA Championship


Our 10U squad defeated Rhino baseball 9-6 to win the GameDay USA Championship in Waukegan, IL last weekend. The team has continued it's strong run, winning 9 of their last 10 ball games. Another super accomplishment!

9U PROSPECTS WIN 2013 CIRCLE CITY WORLD SERIES
@ INDIANAPOLIS SPORTS PARK

Chicago Tribune Press Story Here | New Lenox Patriot Press Story Here



11U BLACK PROSPECTS WIN 2013 CIRCLE CITY WORLD SERIES
@ INDIANAPOLIS SPORTS PARK

Chicago Tribune Press Story Here | New Lenox Patriot Press Story Here



10U DEFEATS IL SPARKS FOR BOMC CHAMPIONSHIP
Marks 3rd BOMC Championship this year for LW Prospects!


Congratulations to our 10U team for defeating a top notch field at the USSSA BOMC! This marks the 3rd BOMC championship won by our organization this season. Our 9U, 10U and 11U Black have won the title.

ACADEMIC AND COMMUNITY SCHOLARSHIPS
Posted with former players from rec ball and travel ball


I have said it for years but when winning, people focus on that aspect of a program or philosophy rather than the mission. Last week, I was very privileged to share a photo with former players - kids that say Coach, or Mr. Korbel. These are outstanding contributors to community, school and athletics - and not just baseball. As for the former players first graduating class of seniors, I know of 11 scholarships to these players for adacemic/community not to mention another 5 scholarships based on athletics. Obviously, academics won in a landslide and I am very proud.

TRUE, TRADITIONAL TRAVEL BASEBALL PROGRAM!
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2017-18
UNIFORM BOARD

Teams will use our voice blast system and Team Snap to assign uniforms for each game.
Please refer to Team Snap.

Mandatory Items
Team Issued Equipment Bag
Team Issued Attire
Protective Cup
Hydrating Beverage
Recommended Items
Mouthpiece
HeartGuard
Headgear Cap Inserts

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