Current ESP Select Baseball and ESP Elite Softball tryout information.

ESP SELECT Baseball & ELITE Softball 2022-2023

9U - 18U Baseball & Softball Tryouts

Organized by ESP Founder Tadd Gibson 



 ESP Select Baseball & ESP Elite Softball offer a unique opportunity to join one of the top competitive baseball & softball programs in the area at the 8u -18u levels. We will have our max of approximately 30+ teams for the 2022-2023 season!!! ESP Select Baseball & Elite Softball offers a blend of great coaching, player development /individual instruction at ESP, top level competition mixed with good old fashion fun. Expectations vary at each level, but you could potentially play 40-50 games at the 14u and under level and ~7-8 tournaments. Some tournaments could be out of state. Local mid-week development games will also be scheduled. At the 15u-18u levels, we will offer a college exposure opportunity after the high school season beginning around Memorial Day through late July. 

ESP Select Baseball is pleased to announce the following 2022-23 Teams and Coaches (as of July 28th):
• ESP Select 10u Black – coached by Mark Guskey (224-619-6451) – 1 OPENING
• ESP Select 10u Red (new) – coached by Bill Kloska (630-337-0381) FULL
• ESP Select 11u Black – coached by ESP Instructor Scott Kelsch - FULL
• ESP Select 11u Red – coached by Ryan Cain (630-415-9815) - FULL
• ESP Select 12u Black – coached by ESP Instructor Scott Dudzienski - FULL
• ESP Select 12u Red - coached by Alfredo Ascencio (630-520-3063) – FULL
• ESP Select 12u American – coached by Bill Schaffer (810-422-8338) – 1 OPENING
• ESP Select 13u Black - coached by Ben Anderson (630-862-4874) PRIVATE ONLY
• ESP Select 13u Red – coached by Ruben Delgado (630-669-7851) PRIVATE ONLY
• ESP Select 13u Americans - coached by Anton Gust (630-881-8663) – 2 OPENINGS
• ESP Select 14u Black - coached by Dave Medlin (630-661-5612) - FULL
• ESP Select 14u Americans – coached by Kevin Lavery (630-926-0397) - FULL
• ESP Select 14u White – coached by ESP Coach TBD/John Hornbogen (call Tadd Gibson 630-303-7585) – 1 OPENING for Pitcher
• ESP Select 14u Red – coached by Jim Ward (630-779-6409) – 1 OPENING for a Pitcher
• ESP Select 15u Black – coached by ESP Trainer Rick Johnson (call Tadd Gibson 630-303-7585) - FULL
• ESP Select 15u Red – coached by Kyle Kimme (773-391-3700) & Jeff Hernandez (630-300-8398) – 2 OPENINGS
• ESP Select 15u American – coached by Dave Medlin (630-661-5612) & assisted by Mike Wisniewski (630-803-3744) – 1 OPENING
• ESP Select 15u Nationals – coached by ESP Coach Ryan Gillfillan (224-508-0303) & assisted by Mike Blasutti (734-905-3255) – 1 OPENING
• ESP Select 16u Black – coached Kyle Moore & ESP Trainer Rick Johnson (call Tadd Gibson 630-303-7585 - FULL
• ESP Select 16u American – coached Kevin Lavery (630-926-0397)  - FULL looking for 1 PO
• ESP Select 16u Nationals – coach ESP Instructor Carter Turnquist & Noel Wolf (847-274-0935) - FULL
• ESP Select 16u Red – coached by ESP Coach Ernie Alvarez (call Tadd Gibson 630-303-7585) – 2 OPENINGS
• ESP Select 17u Black – coached by ESP Trainer Dave Walsh (630-441-7026) - FULL
• ESP Select 17u Red – coached by Mike Skroch (call Tadd Gibson 630-303-7585) – FULL Private Tryout Only
• ESP Select 17u American – coached by ESP Trainer Brady Roberts (call Tadd Gibson 630-303-7585) – 1 OPENING
• ESP Select 17u/18u American – coach ESP Coach Dylan Jones (call Tadd Gibson 630-303-7585) - OPENINGS
*Returning 17u players don't have to tryout for 18u just make deposit
Fall Showcase Teams
• ESP 2023s Showcase – coached by ESP Trainer TBD
• ESP 2024s Red Showcase – coached by Mike Skroch/Tom Harris
• ESP 2025s Showcase - coached by ESP Trainer Scott Dudzienski (assisted by Kevin Lavery)
• ESP 2025s/2026s Showcase (multiple) – coached by ESP Coach Dave Medlin & ESP Coach Rick Johnson
*Priority to Fall players given to ESP Summer players/require both deposits
• ESP Elite Softball 14u (2026) Black Exposure – TRANSFER TEAM coached by Alfredo Ascencio (630-520-3063) / additional private tryouts week of 8/1
• ESP Elite Softball 16u Black Exposure - coached by Riley Kelsch (630-818-5878)
• ESP Elite Softball 17u/18u Black Exposure - coached by Joe Klingbeil (630-203-7811) 
Additional SOFTBALL TRYOUTS will be coordinated in late July.     
• 14u/16u/18u Tuesday, August 2nd 5:30-7pm




The following registration links for both Baseball & Softball:


Tryout information on teams, times and locations will be published periodically on our website and via eblast so please continue to check for updates on times and locations.  The is a very fluid time of year in travel sports.        

Roster spot will be secured with a non-refundable $500 or $750 deposit is due depending on team and age level. The overall 2022-2023 cost varies by age group and amount of training varies between $1900 - $3000. All Fees are non-refundable and I encourage everyone to attend multiple organizational tryouts to ensure the best fit for your son/your daughter. There is only a $10 Tryout Fee for non-returning ESP players – THIS FEE IS CASH/CHECK only at Tryouts you can’t pay on-line. 

Please register via the above link and don't hesitate to call or text if you have questions. Openings are LIMITED. Hope to see you there and remember to register in advance!! 


Tadd Gibson



Elite Sports Performance (ESP) Baseball & Softball Training 

1517 Mitchell Drive 

Oswego, IL 60543

Twitter: @Taddgibby24



ESP Select Baseball and ESP Elite Softball wishes to thank all of our sponsors.

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