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Prospects' Parent Meeting hosted at Harrah's Joliet Event Center! Wed., October 5th!

ROSTER SPOTS OPEN:
9U (1)
12U White (1)
13U Orange (1)
15U X (1, C)
16U X (1 PO, 1 C)


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9U Wins 2013 World Series
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11U Wins 2013 World Series
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Step-Up For Kids - Lurie's Hospital
Steve Korbel character program
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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
Steven Korbel praised team
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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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All parents are expected to attend. This is not intended for players.
Due to new data, policy updates and fundraising distribution, all parents are expected, not just new parents.
We have eliminated CharityMania this season and replaced it with top-notch raffles; Tech and SportsPalooza!
As we replenish our operating fund, we prefer that you bring to the meeting:
1) Additional registration payment of $350. This is $600 if you didn't submit the $250 commitment fee.
New family note: We will have agreements at the meeting and it shows the payment due dates.
2) $350 to prepay your raffle tickets - includes (40) $5 Tech Raffle & (30) $5 SportsPalooza Raffle.
3) Griz Gala admission tickets will be distributed but payment is not due until 11/20/16 (Mandatory Event at 115 Bourbon Street!)
Prospects and Xposure families each get six Gala Admission tickets to sell ($30/Adult, $15/Kids)
EASIER, MORE CONVENIENT REG PAYMENT DUE DATES
We relaxed the registration payment dates for all families to make it easier:
2nd registration payment due 11/5/2016 | Final registration payment due 12/17/2016 | Uniform Fee due 1/14/2017
MORE DETAILS TO BE ADDED! WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU!
We will have light appetizers, soda, coffee and water for early birds!
Team staging areas will begin at 6:15pm. Coach Korbel will speak at 7:00pm.
There will not be any materials passed out once the speaking portion begins. It will resume afterward.
GRIZ GALA TEAM BASKET THEMES WILL BE ANNOUNCED NEXT WEEK!
There is NO activity deposit fee for 2017! Woo Hoo!
Instead, each player is to donate $15 to their team basket theme for the Griz Gala!
ONLY A FEW ROSTER SPOTS OPEN FOR 2017! SPREAD THE WORD, EARN A REFERRAL!
9U (1 spot) | 12U WHITE (1 SPOT) | 13U ORANGE (1 SPOT)
15U XPOSURE (1 SPOT C OR PO ONLY, STRONG POSITIONAL OK IF CAN PITCH) | 16U XPOSURE 1 PITCHER/1 CATCHER)

ENJOY OUR PRIVATE PROMO SPOTS FOR WINTER TRAINING 2017!
2017 Prospects' will see a new infield turf at the academy, new turf mounds and smart cage-netting upgrades!



12U BLACK WINS GAMEDAY USA NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP (MILWAUKEE, WI)!
AREA LEADING 13TH NATIONAL OR WORLD SERIES WIN FOR PROSPECTS BASEBALL!
Tournament Champion across multi-sanctions, multi-ages, multi-regions over 145 times since 2008!
Coaches or teams looking to join for 2017 should call Korbs at (708) 209-9399

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

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

  9U WINS GAMEDAY NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP



LIMITED ROSTER SPOTS AVAILABLE!
9U Prospects ( 1 Open)
10U Black (Full)
10U Orange (Full)
11U Black (Full)
11U Orange (Full)
11U White (Full)
All 12U teams are Cooperstown Dreams Park
12U Black (Full)
12U Orange (Full)
12U White (1 Open)
13U Black (Full)
13U Orange (1 Open)
13U White (Full)
14U Black (Full)
15U Xposure (C or PO, Strong Positional if pitches)
16U Xposure Navy (1 PO Open)
16U Xposure Scarlet (1 PO Open)
17U Xposure (Full)
 
16U XPOSURE TAKES #2 OF 42 SUMMER RECRUIT TEAMS
Prospects Xposure shines at Illinois State's Duffy Bass Stadium



LIMITED ROSTER SPOTS AVAILABLE!
9U Prospects ( 1 Open)
10U Black (Full)
10U Orange (Full)
11U Black (Full)
11U Orange (Full)
11U White (Full)
All 12U teams are Cooperstown Dreams Park
12U Black (Full)
12U Orange (Full)
12U White (1 Open)
13U Black (Full)
13U Orange (1 Open)
13U White (Full)
14U Black (Full)
15U Xposure (C or PO, Strong Positional if pitches)
16U Xposure Navy (1 PO Open)
16U Xposure Scarlet (1 PO Open)
17U Xposure (Full)

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

2017 ONLINE TRYOUT FORM
Confidential Early Bird Interest Form! Send it today!


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.

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!
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!


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.
TWO GREAT RAFFLES!

Live at the 2016 Griz Gala
Tech Raffle
Conducted 12/04/2016
Drum Drawn live at Griz Gala!
Grand Prize:
Microsoft Surface Pro 4
2nd Prize:
55" 1080 LED TV
3rd Prize:
Apple 42mm Watch
4th Prize:
Apple iPad Mini 2
5th Prize:
HP All-in-One PC 20-C020

PLUS 25 ADDITIONAL PRIZES!
IdeaPad, Kindle HD, Kindle Fire, Amazon Fire Sticks and more!

Live at the 2016 Griz Gala
SportsPalooza Raffle
Conducted 12/04/2016
Drum Drawn live at Griz Gala!
Grand Prize:
55" 1080 LED TV
2nd Prize:
XBOX One 1TB w/2017 Madden
3rd Prize:
Blackhawks Tickets for 12/20/16
4th Prize:
Bulls Tickets for 12/28/16

PLUS 16 ADDITIONAL PRIZES!

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



TWO GREAT RAFFLES!

Live at the 2016 Griz Gala
Tech Raffle
Conducted 12/04/2016
Drum Drawn live at Griz Gala!
Grand Prize:
Microsoft Surface Pro 4
2nd Prize:
55" 1080 LED TV
3rd Prize:
Apple 42mm Watch
4th Prize:
Apple iPad Mini 2
5th Prize:
HP All-in-One PC 20-C020

PLUS 25 ADDITIONAL PRIZES!
IdeaPad, Kindle HD, Kindle Fire, Amazon Fire Sticks and more!

Live at the 2016 Griz Gala
SportsPalooza Raffle
Conducted 12/04/2016
Drum Drawn live at Griz Gala!
Grand Prize:
55" 1080 LED TV
2nd Prize:
XBOX One 1TB w/2017 Madden
3rd Prize:
Blackhawks Tickets for 12/20/16
4th Prize:
Bulls Tickets for 12/28/16

PLUS 16 ADDITIONAL PRIZES!

Ticket Sales Begin 10/3/16
2016-17
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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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