GPAA Travel Team opportunities

Registration is Open for tryouts at the following link. - Tryout Registration

GPAA has tryout-based baseball travel teams for our 8-14 year old players for baseball and 9-14 year old players for softball. These teams play in tournaments and/or leagues in the Chicagoland area. The goal of the travel program is to provide the more interested and dedicated baseball/softball players at GPAA the opportunity to improve their skills by facing some of the top tier teams in the area. We offer a fun, low-key and affordable travel program for Northside players who enjoy baseball. The focus of the program is provide more baseball to those who want the additional game experience and training. Players will be coached on proper mechanics and fundamentals to help increase their skill level.


A player’s age on May 1 determines their eligibility for the GPAA travel teams.

8U Division - Must be 8 years old or younger, may not turn 9 before May 1, 2024

9U Division - Must be 9 years old or younger, may not turn 10 before May 1, 2024

10U Division - Must be 10 years old or younger, may not turn 11 before May 1, 2024

11U Division - Must be 11 years old or younger, may not turn 12 before May 1, 2024

12U Division - Must be 12 years old or younger, may not turn 13 before May 1, 2024 for baseball & September 1, 2024 for softball

13U Division - Must be 13 years old or younger, may not turn 14 before May 1, 2024

14U Division - Must be 14 years old or younger, may not turn 15 before May 1, 2024 for baseball & Septmeber 1, 2024 for softball

Program Features Baseball Travel Program Softball Travel Program
Ages 8U - 14U* 10U - 14U**
House Baseball Required Required
Team Practices Once per week beginning mid-February minimum Once per week beginning mid-January
Travel League MSBL or LSFBL Northside All Star SL
Travel Tournaments 1-4 1-4
Total Travel Games 30-35 12-16
Team Try-Out/Selection Late July/early August Late August/early September
Head Coach Parent/Volunteer Parent/Volunteer
Electronic Registration and
Birth Certificate Required
Yes, by February 20 Yes, by October 1
Cost (Per Player) $600-750 (2024) $400-500  (2024)


Typical in season commitment  for our baseball travel teams. 

  • House games requirement. (15 games)
  • Travel leagues (At least one of the following)
  • Team building events such as the following:
    • Obstacle Course training
    • Volunteer opportunities
    • Attending Chicago Dogs games

Typical Offseason training plan for our baseball travel teams.

  • Outdoor practice through late October/early November. (Weather permitting)
  • Indoor training once a week during the winter months.
  • 8 - 12 week strength and conditioning program. (Some teams may opt out of this program)

* 2024 Travel Teams = 9U, 10U, 11U, 12U, 13U and 14U

** 2024 Travel Teams = 12U, 14U

Travel Program Contact = Ryan Johnson –