The Rockford Rebels 12U travel baseball team recently returned from Cooperstown, NY with a lifetime of memories.
The Rockford Rebels 12U travel baseball team recently traveled to Cooperstown New York to play in a national baseball tournament hosted at the Cooperstown Dream Park, minutes from the Baseball Hall of Fame.
The 5-day baseball extravaganza, limited to 12-year-old and younger teams, draws over 100 teams weekly from all over the country throughout the summer months. During tournament play the Rebels faced teams from as far away as San Diego, California and finished with 3 wins and 4 losses. “The boys played great ball the entire week and grabbed a couple of impressive victories over top-rated teams from around the country,” commented Mark Stephens, head coach.
The week was topped off by a team visit to the Baseball Hall of Fame after tournament play was concluded. “We didn’t come home with a trophy, but playing at Cooperstown and visiting the Hall of Fame was really cool, and something I will remember all my life,” said Connor Jackson, Rockford Rebel.
The Cooperstown Dream Park is home to weekly tournaments beginning in early June and running through September each year. More information about the Dreamspark can be found at www.cooperstowndreamspark.com.
The Rockford Rebels Travel Baseball organization was founded in 2007 and for 2010 will be expanding to three teams encompassing 13, 12 and 11 year – old age groups. The 2010 12U team will be returning to Cooperstown, New York, in addition to playing in the 7 to 10 Michigan weekend tournaments.
Tryouts for the 2010 Rockford Rebels travel baseball team will be held on Saturday, August 15th from 10 AM to 2 PM (participants should arrive 15 to 30 minutes early to warm-up), at Rockford Christian School on Belding Road. More information can be found by visiting www.rockfordrebels.com.