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Elmhurst Emeralds Softball Travel Team Tryouts are Aug. 3
The Elmhurst Emeralds travel softball program will hold tryouts for the 2012-13 season Friday, Aug. 3, at Plunkett Park:
- 6 to 8 p.m.: 10U and 12U teams (please arrive by 5:45p to register)
- 8 to 10 p.m.: 14U and 16U teams (please arrive by 7:45p to register)
If needed, callbacks will be conducted the weekend of Aug. 11-12.
Birthdate eligibility for each age level is as follows:
- 10U: Born on or after January 1, 2002
- 12U: Jan. 1, 2000 – Dec. 31, 2001
- 14U: Jan. 1, 1998 – Dec. 31, 1999
- 16U: Jan. 1, 1996 – Dec. 31, 1997
The Elmhurst Emeralds are the travel softball branch of the Elmhurst Baseball and Softball Leagues Inc. The full-time travel teams are intended for players whose skills, determination, competitive desire and maturity lead them to try something beyond in-house softball. As a full-time travel softball program, participation in the Emeralds is in lieu of participation in the in-house league. Our teams participate in fall leagues, train indoors over the winter and play in both leagues and tournaments during the spring and summer. The vast majority of our games are played within fairly short distances of Elmhurst.
This past season was the first as a full-time program and expectations were definitely exceeded, as the program brought home two league titles, three tournament titles and three runner-up finishes. In addition, at the inaugural Elmhurst Emerald City Classic in early July, 26 teams were hosted and 62 games played over four days.
Questions? Please contact Pete Becker, Travel Softball Coordinator at (630) 670-8573, or email email@example.com.
More About Plunkett Park
Named after the Rev. Msgr. William J. Plunkett, a priest at Immaculate Conception Parish in Elmhurst, Plunkett Park is a prime spot for baseball games under the lights. Immaculate Conception High School used the land for its athletic field prior to selling the property to the Park District in 1971. The school still hosts home games here. At the south end of Plunkett Park is Courts Plus, a center for health, sports and fitness run by the Elmhurst Park District. Courts Plus includes a lap pool, fitness center, racquet sports, a climbing wall and lots of group exercise classes.