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9U Wins 2013 World Series
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9U Wins 2013 World Series
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11U Wins 2013 World Series
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11U Wins 2013 World Series
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11U Wins 12U Tournament
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9U #16 In Nation
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11U Repeats at Tom Pell Memorial
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10U Wins Tom Pell Memorial
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9U Wins Tom Pell Memorial
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9U Wins 4th Tournament
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11U Shines at City of Lights
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9U Wins City of Lights
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11U 32 team Major Elite NIT
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9U Quad City NIT Champs
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9U USSSA Major Elite Champs
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9U Quad City Championship
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11U 32 Team Major Elite NIT
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Amanda Battaglia article:
Prospects earn plaques...
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Coach Korbel talks Vision Article
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9U CABA World Series Champions
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10U World Series Runner-Up
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9U vs. Mississippi For Title
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9U Takes Caliendo Invitational
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10U Wins Skills Competition
at 2010 World Series!
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10U Northern IL Metro Champs
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4th Double Championship Article
Steven J. Korbel discussed the team
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Tribute to Blackhawks & Knights
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Community Service
Article for 2010
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Sports Section, June 3, 2010
3rd Double Sweep for Prospects
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Sports Section, 10U Bandit Article
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Sports Section, Tryouts for 2011
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Service Section August 13, 2009
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Sports Section August 12, 2009
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Sports Section August 10, 2009
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Sports Section July 23, 2009
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Tryout/Event Section July 23, 2009
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Sports Section July 9, 2009
Steve Korbel discusses the team
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Events Section July 9, 2009
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Sports Section May 29, 2009
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Events Section May 22, 2009
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Sports Section May 6, 2009
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Prospects Xposure Signs 28
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 in 2016. Press releases on four major announcements will issued in August.

Class of 2017, 2018, 2019 Recruiter Interview: September 19, 2015
Freshman(2019) Private Collegiate Evaluation Series 1: October 28, 2015
Sophomore (2018) Private Collegiate Evaluation Series 1: October 21, 2015
Junior (2017) Private Collegiate Evaluation Series 1: November 21, 2015
All Xposure Exclusive Recruitment Series 2: November 14, 2015
XPosure Parent/Player Seminar (Invite Only): November 14, 2015
Xposure Private Showcase (Fee/Sponsor TBA):
D1, D2, D3, JUCO, NAIA: Winter 2015

PROSPECTS BASEBALL ADDS 2ND 15U SQUAD
Due to the overwhelming interest in our Xposure program tryouts, we have added a team to play for our 15U Prospects' brand. This team has offered players commitments through July 25th. We have two private tryout spots available and one PO spot available as well. Call 708-267-1388 for privates.

PROSPECTS BASEBALL TO ANNOUNCE
ENGAGEMENT WITH GATORADE IN 2016

LWP will be announcing optional plans that are to include Gatorade, Disney, USA Baseball, Perfect Game, Collegiate Showcase, and DSP for the 2016 season. This is a great opportunity for Prospects' recognition! These will be optional programs extended to players that qualify.

PROSPECTS BASEBALL SHINES AT NATIONALS
FOUR AGES MAKE FINAL FOURS!

PROSPECTS BASEBALL EXPANDS FOR 2016
MORE TEAMS ANNOUNCED - LWP STARTS AT 9U
2016 Prospects 9U Manager: Jason O'Malley
2016 Prospects 10U Black Manager: Shane Higgins
2016 Prospects 11U Black Manager: Kevin Seville
2016 Prospects 11U Orange Manager: Mike Cech
2016 Prospects 12U Black Manager: Kevin Aikens
2016 Prospects 12U Orange Manager: Brian Styx
2016 Prospects 12U Gray Manager: Chuck Vosburg
2016 Prospects 13U Black Manager: Jim Gurgone
2016 Prospects 13U Orange Manager: Jim Hassel
2016 Prospects 14U Black Manager: Kevin Aikens
2016 Prospects 14U Orange Manager: Lou Banach
2016 Prospects 15U Manager: Mike Husted
2016 Prospects 15U Xposure: Mike Cech
2016 Prospects 16U Xposure: Steve Korbel
Coach Jack Bahnaman named 2017 15U Xposure Manager
Coach Bahnaman will assist 14U Black in 2016

We do not believe the 7 and 8 year olds should be exposed to the schedule and training of travel baseball. The opportunities for July All-Stars and camaraderie exist in their communities to love the game. We have decided not to offer 8U and referred our players elsewhere at that age level. Prospects Baseball starts at 9U.


LWP XPOSURE RECRUIT TEAM EXPANDS FOR 2016
15U AND 16U ANNOUNCED
2016 16U Xposure Manager: Coach Steve Korbel
2016 15U Xposure Manager: Coach Mike Cech
ALL players residing in Northern IL are eligible.
15 roster spots per team. Tryouts begin July 9, 2015.

CONGRATULATIONS 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!

CONGRATULATIONS USSSA WORLD SERIES 11U RUNNER-UP


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 remain the defending USSSA Global World Series Champions, defending that title in July. Congratulations to Coach Kevin Aikens and all of our boys!

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!


2014 PROSPECTS' FINISHING STRONG AT ALL AGES
Recent results!
10U Black USSSA Global World Series Champions!
10U defeated West Oakland Wings on 7/13/14 for the title
14U GameDay USA Southside Champions

Recent results plus June 27-29, 2014 recap
14U USSSA Woodside (Mauston, WI) Champions
13U Great Lakes Invitational Champions (IL)
12U Black (6 championships en route to Cooperstown Dreams Park)
12U Gray (Top 35 at the real Cooperstown, Dreams Park, with 104 teams)
11U Team Exposure Go Yard Champions (Bourbonnais)
10U Black Circle City World Series Champions (Indy)
9U Circle City World Series Runner-Up (Indy)
9U Team Exposure Go Yard Champions (Bourbonnais)
8U A leading record in Northern IL with numerous titles

ALL 12U LWP TEAMS HOT AT COOPERSTOWN
Congratulations to the outstanding play of all three of our 2014 12U teams! 12u Black is currently at Dreams Park this week - keep it going!


We train in a 13,000 square foot baseball academy with a full facility
that we lease for LW Prospects Baseball private training.
We have a Prospects lounge and conference center but don't play video games!
We host specialty clinics for Prospects' Only players
We invest more than most organizations in training and facility time
We have eight cages (All Full Size Cages)
We own our own equipment and Casey Pro Pitching machines
We have an unobstructed 110x45' training turf plus field house and HS gym privileges
We have a staff of 40 coaches, 6 former pros, and specialty instructors
We are the only youth sports club in Illinois with 6 Presidential Service Awards
We are the only District #210 organization to win 10 World Series Championships
We practice an average about 2.5 times per winter week, for 90-minute sessions
We take a week off for Thanksgiving and 2 weeks off for Christmas/New Years
We do orientations in mid-November 1x weekly and 2x weekly early December
We support other players that play other sports or have CCD
We lease more time that most clubs, so we have flexibility in training times
We schedule 18-24 games and 8-11 tournaments.
We have off weekends during the season and a full week off when school is out
We travel lightly, 5-6 total nights plus Thursday to Sunday World Series is typical
We keep big trips fun like Indy, Milwaukee, St. Louis or KY. 12U does Cooperstown
We don't talk about what others can't do. Instead, we just tell you what we can do
We are the only club locally that mandates continued education for staff since 2008
We believe we can always learn more, and advance the great game of baseball
We're bringing life skills to all players via Web Sessions and Classroom Chalktalk




AWESOME RESULTS FROM E-TOWN BLUEGRASS WEEKEND!

12U wins 12 AA/AAA World Series Championship and Rings!
11U Orange wins 11 A/AA World Series Championship and Rings!
11U Black wins 11 AAA/Major World Series Championship and Rings!
9U wins 9 AAA/Major World Series Championship and Rings!
10U loses to 10U World Series Champions in the semi-finals
13U wins "Around The Horn" skills competition at World Series
13U finishes 53-13 season, preps for 60'/90' fall and spring

9U Prospects' win GameDay tourney in Battle Creek, MI!
Great 9U win versus multi-State competition. Nice job!

11U Orange Prospects' Runner-Up @ Railroad Days!
Lost thriller 9-8 in final inning but great job!

10U Prospects' win I-80 Gold Championship

It's the 3rd I-80 championship for LWP, which is an outstanding job since our policy is to play weekday games with less intensity than tournament games. These prepatory games allow us to focus on player development, batting corrections and overall FUN with local and limited travel. Nice job!

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. Super-Duper job!

13U Prospects' defeat Cincy Weststars
for Demarini National Championship


What a June for the Lincoln-Way Prospects baseball club! The 13U squad played in the DeMarini National Championships in Elgin, hosted by GameDay USA. The team trailed the Cincinnati Weststars Academy 6-2 in their last at-bat, yet put on an explosive 4-run rally to tie the game, and force an extra inning California Rule thrilling finish! The 13U squad put up two runs in extra innings and held on to win the tournament 8-7! It's the first non-World Series National tournament win for LWP, and it's 4th major World Series/National Championship in the clubs short 5 year history!

FACTUAL PRAISE FOR OUR ORGANIZATION.
WE LOOK FORWARD TO YOU MEETING US FOR YOURSELF.

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A FUN, RETRO LOOK INTO THE TRADITION OF LINCOLN-WAY PROSPECTS' BASEBALL
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12U YOUTH BASEBALL HALL OF FAME INDUCTION
BESTOWED AT COOPERSTOWN DREAMS PARK

Players shown here with big smiles wearing their rings!

6/18, 12U 16-10 victory over the Delaware Blue Hens!
6/19, Round 3: 12U Prospects 9-4 over Howard's Palmetto Aces
6/19, Round 4: 12U Prospects lost to #24 W. FL Young Guns (FL)
Great job with an overall 5-3 record at Dreams Park, whereas the team belted 22 Home Runs and scored 81 runs. Congrats on a memorable trip!

LW PROSPECTS HOIST WORLD SERIES HONORS
The 9U and 11U Black squads each played deep into Sunday night to capture the organizations 2nd and 3rd major World Series championships!


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.

13U DEFEATS DANVILLE 6-1, WINS IN LAFAYETTE
Caps off hat trick weekend for LWP program


Congratulations to our 13U team (26-5-1) on their 3rd championship of the early season. They defeated a tough Danville Chiefs team 6-1 to win the 10 team Broncho Classic in Lafayette, IN.

11U BLACK WINS USSSA NAPERVILLE MAY MANIA


Congratulations to our 11U Black team for winning another major tournament. They defeated Huntley Blue National 8-4, Victory Black 9-6 and Upper Deck Cougars 8-1 to win the tournament.
Excellent 11U baseball.

10U WINS DOUBLE DIAMONDS CHAMPIONSHIP


Congratulations to out 10U squad for defeating Tinley Park and Top Tier Sunday to win the Double Diamonds tournament. They've played in three championships in 2013, congratulations!

Workout EVERY Wednesday/Thursday (ALL)
All players, even post-game, should do the following:
This is a mandatory 5 minute assignment. Complete before bedtime.
(30) Sit-Ups, (30) Push-Ups, (5) Close eyes and visualize your success



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.

LW PROSPECTS ON BUSCH STADIUM JUMBO TRON!





9U PROSPECTS FINISH RUNNER-UP AT WORLD SERIES!
It's the fourth time in four years a Prospects' squad has advanced into a World Series championship game at nationals. LWP has won one (9U 2009) and taken three runner-ups (2008 (9u), 2009(10u) and 2012(9u). The organization leads its District for these accomplishments and ratio of teams to championships.
Congratulations to the players who executed their fundamental skills and played Rawlings to a 6-5, bases loaded finish!

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TRUE, TRADITIONAL TRAVEL BASEBALL PROGRAM!
Beyond the field of play




2014 Griz Gala
Tech Raffle Winners!
As conducted Nov. 23, 2014
Drum Drawn live at Bourbon Street

Thank you to everyone that helped donate to our program!

2015-16 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
Protective Cup
Hydrating Beverage
Mouthpiece Recommended
HeartGuard Recommended

PROSPECTS' PLAYERS WILL COMPLETE ALL SEVEN RUNGS OF THEIR 2013
CHARACTER NATION™ COMMITMENT!






COMMUNITY SERVICE

Over the past few years, the Lincoln-Way Prospects entire organization has presented over 7,500 gifts to Children's Memorial Hospital. On December 7, 2013, the players will earn their level/rung distinction from the Character Nation student-athlete leadership program and add to those numbers. These continue to be the "stats" that matter.
THIS SHOWS ALL AGE LEVELS.

2014 RESULTS ARCHIVE:



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