WPPA All-Star Travel Program
For more than 10 years, WPPA has offered players in its house program the opportunity to also play travel baseball as "House All-Stars." The league generally offers two (Black and Red) all-star travel teams at each age level from 8U through 14U, following USSSA age cutoff requirements (May 1), except players on the 14U team may not be enrolled in high school (effectively a September 1 cutoff). In addition, WPPA recently introduced "tournament only" (Gold) all-star teams that play in tournaments when the house league is not playing (typically pre-house-season, Memorial Day Weekend, July 4th Weekend, and post-house season).
WPPA all-star travel teams participate in local travel leagues including the Northside 5, the Mid-Suburban Baseball League and the Chicago Sunday League. In addition, teams participate in tournaments across Chicagoland, Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin regularly. The 12U teams typically attend one of the week-long tournaments in Cooperstown, New York (Dreams and Cooperstown All-Star Village) in late July or August each summer. The 13U and 14U teams typically attend a tournament in Omaha during the College World Series in late June.
Tryouts for the following year's teams generally take place at the end of the house and travel season (July/August), except for 8U and Gold teams that holds tryouts after Labor Day. To find specific tryout information for each age group, navigate to the applicable age-group page under the Travel tab above.
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The following teams have completed tryouts and their rosters for 2020:
- 9U Red and Black
- 10U Red and Black
- 11U Red and Black
- 12U Red and Black
- 13U Red and Black
The following teams have tryouts scheduled in September -- please visit the tryout pages under the Travel tab above:
- 8U Red and Black
- 9U Gold
- 10U Gold
- 11U Gold
- 12U Gold