Current ESP Select Baseball and ESP Elite Softball tryout information.

ESP SELECT Baseball & ELITE Softball 2020-2021

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 9u -18u levels. We will have our max of approximately 25 teams for the 2020-2021 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 ~6-8 tournaments. Some tournaments could be out of state. Local mid-week development games could 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 2020-21 Teams and Coaches (as of July 8th Returning Teams):


  • ESP Select 9u Black - coached TBD
  • ESP Select 10u Black - coached Scott Dudzienski (630-205-2100)
  • ESP Select 11u Black - coach Ben Anderson (630-862-4874)
  • ESP Select 12u American - coach Tim Shaw (815-719-1330)
  • ESP Select 12u Red – coach Mike Eydenberg (815-671-7948)
  • ESP Select 13u Black - coach Dave Zebig (630-696-5731)
  • ESP Select 13u Red - coach Joe Keating (630-205-9637)
  • ESP Select 14u Black – coach Darrin Stotts (630-800-0471)
  • ESP Select 14u American – coach Kevin Lavery (630-926-0397)
  • ESP Select 14u Red - coach TBD 
  • ESP Select 14u National – coach Noel Wolf (847-274-0935)
  • ESP Select 15u Black – coach TBD (call Tadd Gibson 630-303-7585)
  • ESP Select 15u American – coach ESP Trainer TBD
  • ESP Select 15u National – coach Joe Khazen (773-251-2575) – TBD
  • ESP Select 16u American – coach ESP Coach Dylan Jones (call Tadd Gibson 630-303-7585)
  • ESP Select 16u Black - coached by ESP Coach Scott Kelsch (call Tadd Gibson 630-303-7585)
  • ESP Select 17u Black - coach Dave Medlin (630-661-5612) & Jim Eccher (630-330-2365)
  • ESP Select 17u Red - ESP Coach Gil Vega (773-213-3683)
  • ESP Select 17u American - coached by Frank Gregorio (630-803-1222)
  • ESP Select 18u Black - coached by Vito Lamorgese (call Tadd Gibson 630-303-7585)/ assisted Scott Dudzienski/Nick Bailey


*Returning 17u players don't have to tryout for 18u/just make deposit

Fall Showcase Teams

  • ESP 2021s Showcase – coached by ESP Trainer Brady Roberts/Scott Dudzienski/Nick Bailey
  • ESP 2022s Showcase – coached by Dave Medlin
  • ESP 2023/2024s Showcase – coached by TBD/ESP Coach


*Priority to Fall players given to ESP Summer players/require both deposits


  • ESP Elite Softball 12u Black - coached by TBD/Trained by ESP Coach
  • ESP Elite Softball 13u/14u Black Exposure - coached by TBD/Transfer
  • ESP Elite Softball 14u/15u Black Exposure - coached by Brandy Milet (630-362-6769)
  • ESP Elite Softball 15u/16u Black Exposure - coached by Joe Klingbeil (630-203-7811)
  • ESP Elite Softball 16u Black Exposure - coached by Bob Alesia (847-833-7201)
  • (call Tadd Gibson 630-303-7585)


There will be a number of new & partial transfer teams coming in.

Tryouts Round 1:

  • 9u & 10u – Monday, July 13th 5-6:30pm
  • 11u & 12u – Monday, July 13th 7-8:30pm
  • 13u & 14u – Tuesday, July 14th 5-6:30
  • 15u & 16u – Tuesday, July 14th 7-8:30pm
  • HS 15u/16u Makeups & 17u/18u – Wednesday July 15th 6-7:30pm

Tryouts Round 2:

  • 9u & 10u – Monday, July 27th 5-6:30pm
  • 11u & 12u – Monday, July 27th 7-8:30pm
  • 13u & 14u – Tuesday, July 28th 5-6:30pm
  • 15u & 16u – Tuesday, July 28th 7-8:30pm
  • HS 15u/16u Makeups & 17u/18u – Wednesday July 29th 6-7:30pm

Softball will be coordinated with Bob Alesia for late July/early August.

Additional Softball information at:


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 $650 deposit is due depending on team and age level. The overall 2020-2021 cost varies by age group and amount of training varies between $1800 - $3000. 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



Click here to register online for baseball tryouts



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

Cindy Pierce
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