rebels baseball
shutup

Mokena, IL

#310 Aug 10, 2012
one person wrote:
<quoted text>
this is all one person writing these posts and it was mentioned in another post that only one player left hmmmmm was anything written before this player left can you believe someone would talk about not only the coaches but all the players that were on the team with their kid sounds like they got a problem with the whole team including all the coaches parents and kids
You obviously do not know the child or the parents. They left to prepare their son for high school not to be hurtful. They are friends STILL with the parents and everyone else on the team so hmmmm get your facts straight. You people are so sick and twisted.
huh

Minneapolis, MN

#311 Aug 10, 2012
Straight edge wrote:
<quoted text>. Listen up One person Jag$&f . We know that kid that left. The kid loves his coaches and team and the parents are very nice people. The boy is playing up cause he's in eight grade. You have no idea what your talking about . Keep stirring the pot. This site has some real failures causing lies etc. It's Sad.
if you are talking about last years 12u team what about the kid who quit in the middle of last season or doesn't he matter anymore. Get your own facts straight before calling out others. Besides who cares, kids leave teams for a variety of reasons every year. It is actually pretty rare to keep a team together for any length of time. As long as any of the kids are playing and are happy is all that matters. Not which one of the thousand teams they are on. One of our coaches and his son left this year to play for 13's next year and we are not upset about that. Again who cares. If he thinks its better for his kid then thats what he should do.
Now Who is the Coward

Forest Park, IL

#312 Aug 10, 2012
Coach Coward wrote:
<quoted text>The Victory Black coach has destroyed the Rebels organization and the the Victory organization for his own gain.The Rebels have not had a competitive team at that age level and now Victory has void in their organization.These coaches preach loyality then screw the organizations they coach for. Now he is moving to the Sparks, taking kids with him that would not make those teams in a open tryout.I wonder how long until he screws this organization?
I cant believe what I am reading here. From time to time I check in and read the rumblings and too me, there are too many chicken Shitz sitting behind their computers playing tuff guy. If your program is struggling, the reason is simple. The apple does not fall far from the tree. Rather then develop, you blame others and make excuses. Rather then play good teams to make your kid better you choose to screen your tournaments so you have a better chance of winning a trophy. You people are all about wins and not whats important. How about gather coaches who understand the game and can teach. Then understand that what is truly important is the kids are having fun while learning the game on a level that wont be a suprise when they reach high school play. I love how you rate kids AA or garbage (NOT). Understand this, kids only know as much as they are taught. If you come out and say these kids are garbage, then your organization is garbage. Shame on all of you. There are tools out there to help your child become a stronger player if he chooses. Listen to him, and if he loves the game, find a team or a instructor that can help. If he plays for the enjoyment of being around friends, then so be it. There is a level of play for all. Dont sit here and bum rap volunteers or even worse, kids. Lastly, teach them to be gentlemen first, understand family, spirituality and development in that order. If your son does excell, then I suggest as before mentioned, check the organization out and see if they have connections to various colleges. I did my home work before posting. Victory is a strong organization with talented teams. However, I dont see any list of 16 to 18 year old teams and what colleges they are attending. As a parent, coach or manager, we are here because of our kid. We all want the very best for them and certainly will do whatever we can to provide that avenue. Too me the Sparks look like no other. Forget about records, perhaps they get it. I see many kids, 40 plus going on to college and if I had a line to place my son there, I would do the same. Coach Coward, sounds like your kid just has not been prepared well enough otherwise you would be there as well. Rather then blame a father who has prepared his team for the next level no matter what organization he is with or whom he came from, understand his following is due to his efforts, knowledge and ability to instruct. Shame on you for calling out a volunteer dedicating many hours from his family to help all the kids on his team. You are a joke!!!!
Best for kids

Chicago, IL

#313 Aug 10, 2012
How can you blame someone for going to the Sparks? They operate arguably the best baseball program in the area. A well-respected organization that sees MANY of it's players move on to college and beyond. So lets see, class act organization that actually trains the kids vs. local town political baseball. Not a tough decision.
Agree

United States

#314 Aug 10, 2012
Best for kids wrote:
How can you blame someone for going to the Sparks? They operate arguably the best baseball program in the area. A well-respected organization that sees MANY of it's players move on to college and beyond. So lets see, class act organization that actually trains the kids vs. local town political baseball. Not a tough decision.
I don't think anybody would disagree that the Sparks are a good organization. They sure do have a lot to offer and take kids up to college. Saying that, that isn't always what people are looking for. Some like to be part of their town athletics with the families and kids that will be playing together in high school. Different teams work for different kids and families. Kids leave and new kids come to teams all of the time. Many times it isn't personal. I say good for any kid that is dedicated and involved in any sport wherever it may be. It's nice to see kids active and not standing on the corners causing trouble. If the parents wouldn't be so obsessed with their own kids and have the mentality of "team" instead of talking about other kids, sports would be perfect.
remember

Downers Grove, IL

#315 Aug 11, 2012
Agree wrote:
<quoted text>
I don't think anybody would disagree that the Sparks are a good organization. They sure do have a lot to offer and take kids up to college. Saying that, that isn't always what people are looking for. Some like to be part of their town athletics with the families and kids that will be playing together in high school. Different teams work for different kids and families. Kids leave and new kids come to teams all of the time. Many times it isn't personal. I say good for any kid that is dedicated and involved in any sport wherever it may be. It's nice to see kids active and not standing on the corners causing trouble. If the parents wouldn't be so obsessed with their own kids and have the mentality of "team" instead of talking about other kids, sports would be perfect.
Very well spoken, and I completely agree.
does anyone know

Wayne, IL

#316 Aug 17, 2012
Will there be a New Lenox 14u Rebels baseball team this year and do they have opening?
mc d

Chicago, IL

#317 Aug 17, 2012
yeah, mc williams is a bag of garbage liar
yes they do
#318 Aug 17, 2012
does anyone know wrote:
Will there be a New Lenox 14u Rebels baseball team this year and do they have opening?
I believe they are still looking for players. If you son or daughter is a first year player it would be a perfect team for him or her.
pastime dad

New Lenox, IL

#319 Aug 19, 2012
does anyone know wrote:
Will there be a New Lenox 14u Rebels baseball team this year and do they have opening?
I know the black team is planned for next year as my son tried out but didn't make it. Heard the red team disbanded even though they were the A-team and black team was B-team. I think the red team usually plays the much tuffer schedule. Son decided to play in-house again.
Former Sparks parent

Riverside, IL

#320 Aug 19, 2012
The sparks are a joke and you guys are a bunch of clowns. One of the sparks coaches kissed the butt OYA then the Magic. now the Sparks. Who next clown Top Tier. We all now your act. If you look at all of the kids they put up on the web site playing in college. It is a full list of kids that played in other organizations. Like the Blue demons, New lenox, Plainfield, Orland park, Frankfort, Tinley park, Oak forest thats is where they learned how to play the game. Those are the guys who should get the credit for good coaching. Not many of the kids on the web site are from the Sparks younger teams, Look it up on the Usssa web site and see for yourself. The Sparks just Kut their own players and take somebody else stud at 15,16,17,18. Most towns don't even have teams at those age groups clown boy. So before you start beating your chest about getting kids in college you need to do a better job younger teams jackass.
Not well said

Chicago, IL

#321 Aug 19, 2012
Former Sparks parent wrote:
The sparks are a joke and you guys are a bunch of clowns. One of the sparks coaches kissed the butt OYA then the Magic. now the Sparks. Who next clown Top Tier. We all now your act. If you look at all of the kids they put up on the web site playing in college. It is a full list of kids that played in other organizations. Like the Blue demons, New lenox, Plainfield, Orland park, Frankfort, Tinley park, Oak forest thats is where they learned how to play the game. Those are the guys who should get the credit for good coaching. Not many of the kids on the web site are from the Sparks younger teams, Look it up on the Usssa web site and see for yourself. The Sparks just Kut their own players and take somebody else stud at 15,16,17,18. Most towns don't even have teams at those age groups clown boy. So before you start beating your chest about getting kids in college you need to do a better job younger teams jackass.
Many names on the list are kids that stopped for a cup of coffee and truely were on the Sparks only for a World Series or Fall tournament, they then name them as their own. Some of those players are on either a school web-site or another academy in photos signing, not with their Sparks gear on.It would be more beleivable if they were in Sparks Uniforms when signing.
Not well said

Chicago, IL

#322 Aug 19, 2012
pastime dad wrote:
<quoted text>
I know the black team is planned for next year as my son tried out but didn't make it. Heard the red team disbanded even though they were the A-team and black team was B-team. I think the red team usually plays the much tuffer schedule. Son decided to play in-house again.
Red team and tuffer schedule is a oxymoron.
Should of made it

Elk Grove Village, IL

#323 Aug 19, 2012
pastime dad wrote:
<quoted text>
I know the black team is planned for next year as my son tried out but didn't make it. Heard the red team disbanded even though they were the A-team and black team was B-team. I think the red team usually plays the much tuffer schedule. Son decided to play in-house again.
My boy should have made it. he had a great tryout and got screwed because people are threatened by me.I say F em. we are taking our talents to Tinley pk.
Sox fan

Orem, UT

#324 Aug 19, 2012
Not well said wrote:
<quoted text>Many names on the list are kids that stopped for a cup of coffee and truely were on the Sparks only for a World Series or Fall tournament, they then name them as their own. Some of those players are on either a school web-site or another academy in photos signing, not with their Sparks gear on.It would be more beleivable if they were in Sparks Uniforms when signing.
Well said. The other thing everyone needs to remember is that for the VAST majority of these guys, this is a business. I know this first hand. They claim their groups are 501(3) c non profit but that doesn't mean that they can't pay themselves a nice salary. And they do. FYI, all non profits tax returns are made available to the public. Google them and you'll see their filings and where the money goes. It was always interesting to me how some of these guys could afford to not have jobs and run a travel league. Well, now I know!
Sox fan

Orem, UT

#325 Aug 19, 2012
Keegan Omalley the Greek wrote:
Looks like there is a new program in town that will be taking the best talent in the area. The Elite Baseball Rhinos. Look out prospects.
Sure thing. A great kid and good rec ball player in our league just made their team. Couldn't make our B team. But ok, they have the best talent. Btw, u know those guys are starting a business to make money right? Although no different from Prospects. Their "administrator" doesn't even have a job outside this. It's all about promising u parents the world so they can collect a paycheck. We are all suckers!
Question

United States

#326 Aug 19, 2012
All this baseball drama seems to be pretty insane. I have never heard of one player from the Rebels or any other local team playing baseball past the HS level at any quality university. If I'm wrong please correct me and accept my apology. All this anger just seems insane to me over kids playing baseball.
Not well said

Chicago, IL

#327 Aug 20, 2012
Question wrote:
All this baseball drama seems to be pretty insane. I have never heard of one player from the Rebels or any other local team playing baseball past the HS level at any quality university. If I'm wrong please correct me and accept my apology. All this anger just seems insane to me over kids playing baseball.
No such thing as a dumb question...except this one.
Question

United States

#328 Aug 20, 2012
Not well said wrote:
<quoted text>No such thing as a dumb question...except this one.
I thought so. Get the help and medication you need for your mental illness. I pray for your children and family.
Real Wow

Wayne, IL

#329 Aug 22, 2012
Former Sparks parent wrote:
The sparks are a joke and you guys are a bunch of clowns. One of the sparks coaches kissed the butt OYA then the Magic. now the Sparks. Who next clown Top Tier. We all now your act. If you look at all of the kids they put up on the web site playing in college. It is a full list of kids that played in other organizations. Like the Blue demons, New lenox, Plainfield, Orland park, Frankfort, Tinley park, Oak forest thats is where they learned how to play the game. Those are the guys who should get the credit for good coaching. Not many of the kids on the web site are from the Sparks younger teams, Look it up on the Usssa web site and see for yourself. The Sparks just Kut their own players and take somebody else stud at 15,16,17,18. Most towns don't even have teams at those age groups clown boy. So before you start beating your chest about getting kids in college you need to do a better job younger teams jackass.
You seem to have all the answers! Obviously your boy was one of "cut" players and won't be a college bound. Remember a great quote from an old movie by the late great Ted Knight... "the world needs ditch diggers too"

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