Don’t forget that Skokiewill hold tryouts for 2017 travel baseball teams for ages 8U-11U this Sunday 8/28 from 2-4pm at Central Park, at Central Park Ave. and Lyons St. (north of Church St.).

For 2017, 8U is defined as birthdays from 5/1/2008 to approximately 4/30/2009.

All players, including those on 2016 travel teams, must attend tryouts to be placed on a team.  Tryouts will include batting, pitching, fielding and running drills.

Travel players have a real love for the game and an interest in learning.  Please click the link at the end of this post to read more about the time and cost commitment involved with travel baseball.

12U-14U tryouts are Saturday 9/10 from 2-4pm.  The makeup/rain date is Sunday 9/11 from 2-3pm for 8U-11U; 3-4pm for 12U-14U. Interested players are strongly encouraged to attend the first scheduled date for their age group.


Travel baseball entails a greater commitment to the game, from both a time and cost perspective, and entails competitive matchups.  Teams typically hold practices during the late fall, winter and early spring before the spring season.  In the spring, Skokie travel teams play in the Lake Shore Feeder Baseball League (LSFBL) against teams from surrounding communities, and may also play in tournaments.  Travel players are additionally required to play on a spring house league team.

Our goal is to notify players/parents of 2017 travel rosters no later than the end of October.