Questions? Contact Program Director(s):

Brian Nussbaum – or call 708.642.5073

Jay Readey – or call 312.404.2585 

“Is your son a baseball P.L.A.Y.E.R.?”

Passion – Has Passion for the game

Listen – Listens well to instruction

Attitude – Has a great Attitude

Eager to Learn – Eager to learn more about the game of basketball

Effort – Puts forth Effort

Respect – Respectful to parents, coaches, teammates and the game


Tryout Information for 2016 – 2017 Season

  • All tryouts held on the Homewood Flossmoor High School Campus, on the Varsity or Freshmen Fields
  • Tryouts are free
  • Attendance at both tryout sessions is preferred
  • Players will be evaluated in the following categories: Character, listening skills, hustle, speed, quickness, fielding, tactical knowledge, throwing, base running and hitting


Level (age as of April 30, 2017)  Dates  Time   Cost
15U  August 13 and 14 9-12 AM Sat, 2-4 PM Sun   Free
14U  August 13 and 14 9-12 AM Sat, 2-4 PM Sun   Free
13U  October (Date & Time – TBD) 9-12 AM Sat, 2-4 PM Sun   Free


Roster Sizes Each team will consist of 12 players. Note: Boys teams (13U, 14U, 15U) will have both an “A” team and a “B” team
Cost The program fee is $300 for Fall Ball, $1200 for the “A” team (less $300 for fall ball players), and $750 for the “B” team (less $200 for fall ball players). Payment is made upon selection for fall ball and incrementally during the early months of 2017.  Fall and winter workouts indoors will be priced separately.
Uniforms The program fee includes uniforms and warm-up shirt that the player may keep.
Coaches The coaches are selected by TEAM UP, NFP.
Practices & Games • Each team will have approximately 20 – 25 practices; A Team players will play 65-75 games, and B Team players will play 50-60 games, including registration for in-house PONY/Babe Ruth baseball with the Homewood/Flossmoor leagues.  The fall ball team will play approximately 15-20 games at Ho Chunk Southland Center.• The spring/summer season will run from early April through Late July, 2017.  The fall season will run from Labor Day weekend through mid-October, 2016.

• Exact dates and times of practices and games will not be determined until September, but we are shooting for Thursdays 7:30-9:00 from September through March for indoor workouts.  During the spring/summer season beginning after spring break, VU will have games or practices 5-6 days per week.

• Indoor practices are held at the Homewood Flossmoor High School Field House, and outdoor games and practices are held at multiple facilities, including Apollo Park, Lions Club Park, Flossmoor Park and HFHS.

• There often will be games and practices on weekends.

• During the week, games practices will start as early as 5:30 p.m. and end as late as 9 p.m. Weekend times will vary.

• There are no games or practices during spring break, but there may be special clinics and workouts on other days off or breaks from school.

• We will play in a combination of leagues and tournaments throughout the Chicagoland area unless otherwise noted, and each team will travel at least once to a tournament outside the Chicagoland area.

Transportation Families are responsible for getting the players to and from all games and practices.
There are no buses for games and practices.
Commitment If your son makes the team, he must attend all Vikings United games and practices. If he chooses to play other sports, Vikings United Baseball must take precedence over other athletic commitments.