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The Mirror of Baseball and Life: The Path of Bren Spillane
Wed May 30, 2018 - Dan Napper
Baseball and life mirror one another absurdly well. Baseball, like life, is filled with ups and downs, highs and lows. More often than not, as a hitter, the 0-4 days filled with three strikeouts arrive more than the game winning Joe Carter type homeruns. The true test with baseball is the same as life: how well do you bounce back? How do you press the reset button the day after grounding into a double play with the bases loaded and one out to end the game with your team down by one? How do you stay commit
Skyscraper Conference set for 2019
Fri Apr 6, 2018 - Dan Napper
A Chance to Touch the Clouds People who have been around high school baseball over the last twenty years will tell you that the problems facing the sport center around one element: travel baseball. “It’s been watered down.” “Too many dad’s coaching their kid.” “Ten different teams for one town.” The list goes on and on. But, what is missed throughout these complaints are the people working with young adults who are teaching the game the right way. And they are doing it for one simple reason,
Chicago Scouts Association identified as a Pitch Smart Full Compliance Organization
Wed Jan 10, 2018 - Dan Berg
CSA joins such influential baseball organizations as American Legion, Little League Baseball, Cal Ripken, Cape Cod Baseball League, Perfect Game and many more.
Chris Singleton recipient of the 2017 “Passion for the Game” Award
Thu Dec 7, 2017 - John Sarna
The Chicago Scouts Association is pleased to announce Chris Singleton as the 2017 recipient of the Charlie Donovan Memorial “Passion for the Game” Award. The award, which is sponsored by the Chicago Scouts Association, is given to an individual who has exhibited passion for their craft within the game or business of baseball.
Sponsorship Opportunities for 2018
Tue Oct 31, 2017 - John Sarna
Come join the Chicago Scouts Association in providing high school aged baseball players with FREE opportunities in the Chicagoland area and beyond.
2017 Chicago Scouts Association College Camp
Fri Sep 15, 2017 - Ben Suchon
College Camp October 28th Ho-Chunk Complex-1919 Arena Drive Lynnwood, IL 1pm-7pm The camp will run one format for the players. The day will consist of a showcase format with the players running a 60 yard dash, fielding, hitting, catcher's pop times, and pitchers throwing to catchers. We are limiting registration to 150 players, due to event space. The cost for the one-day event is $75 for players. To register, please create an account via our website and then complete the 2017 College Camp. I
Cedar Rapids Fall Team Final Workout
Tue Aug 22, 2017 - John Sarna
The 2017 Cedar Rapids Fall Team will be selected after Wednesday's workout. They will begin play on Labor Day weekend in Kenosha, WI at the Gordie Gillespie Memorial Showcase and conclude the fall season at the Kernels Foundation Championship on September 29th - October 2nd.
Introducing our 2017 Regional Identification Camps
Sun Jul 16, 2017 - John Sarna
Regional Identification Camps Each player will be tested in the 60 yard dash, infield/outfield, & batting practice. For high school graduation class: 2018 - 2023 Check-In Time: 9 AM at each location Cost: FREE What to bring? Cleats, glove, wood bat, & helmet What is the purpose of the camps? The camps will provide the Chicago Scouts Association with data for future events such as the Silver & Black Series, Fall Teams, & other prominent national events. August 21st Edgewood College 779 E. Ve
2017 Jupiter Fall Team Roster
Sun Jul 16, 2017 - John Sarna
The Jupiter Fall Team will kick off play in Kenosha, WI at the Gordie Memorial Showcase during the Labor Day weekend and conclude the fall season at the WWBA World Championship in Jupiter, FL, October 19th - 23rd.
The Next Great Rivalry
Sun Jun 18, 2017 - Dan Napper, Correspondent
The beauty of competition is that it brings out the absolute best in the absolute best of any particular sport. When an athlete is forced to channel the last ounce of energy that their body contains to pull their team to a victory. It creates a rush of adrenaline and the hairs on the back of the neck begin to stand. The crowd fades away and it comes down to just that moment in time. The world around goes quiet and the focus becomes so adept that time itself seems to slow down. The only thought running
Routine Baseball to present our Player of the Week for 2017
Fri Mar 3, 2017 - John Sarna
Routine Baseball out of Franklin, WI has joined forces with us to host our Player of the Week recognition. Each Monday morning throughout the 2017 season a select committee will recognize a former alum who had an impressive week in college or professional baseball. Alumni of the Chicago Scouts Association include participation in the Silver & Black Series or have have played for one of our past Fall Teams. Please help us welcome Routine Baseball to our evolving family.
Alek Thomas: Playing Through Pressure
Fri Feb 10, 2017 - Dan Napper, Correspondent
When you reach a point in life, around say the age of 18, you have to make a decision that can be very daunting and intimidating. High school comes to a close and you have to finally realize what you are going to do with your life. Are you off to college, junior college, the work force, military, or perhaps a trade school. What happens though when you are a highly sought after high school athlete who has a decision to make well before most kids. If you happen to be Alek Thomas that decision comes much so
Pierson Gibis recipient of the 2016 “Passion for the Game” Award
Sun Dec 4, 2016 - John Sarna
The Chicago Scouts Association is pleased to announce Pierson Gibis as the 2016 receipient of the Charlie Donovan Memorial “Passion for the Game” Award. The award, which is sponsored by the Chicago Scouts Association, is given to an individual who has exhibited passion for their craft within the game or business of baseball.
Jarred Kelenic: Midwest Motivation
Tue Nov 22, 2016 - Dan Napper, Correspondent
So where does the story start? Jarred is not Robert Redford playing catch with his dad in the wheat field with the ball just firing out of his hand from a young age. Jarred is a kid who played every sport as a young boy and began to fall in love with baseball more and more as his teen years approach. Once he realized where his potential could go to he became the kid who refused to be anything better than great.
Banner year for the Jupiter Fall Team in the MLB Draft
Tue Nov 22, 2016 - John Sarna
Eight players from the 2015 roster selected in the 2016 MLB Draft with 5 alums selected as well.
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