Welcome to the Hamilton Jr. Chargers
select baseball organization website!
Picture Day is March 21st
Mark your calendars, we will be hosting picture day on March 21st in the Hamilton High School cafeteria. More information, including times, will be sent out prior to the event.
2016 Jr. Chargers Tournament is open for registration!
Next year's tournament will be held July 29-31, 2016. Come join us for the 14th installment
of the Jr. Chargers Baseball Tournament. Hope to see all of our teams
from past years as well as many new teams. You can download the flyer and submit your registration by February 1, 2016 to receive a $50 discount on your registration fees. Online Registration is available on Tourney Machine. More information can be found on the 2016 Tournament page.
Thank You for Your Donations
A big thank you to everyone for all the baseball gear you donated at Registration Night last week. We were able to collect enough used equipment to fill 5 large boxes. These items will be distributed by the Nicaragua Project when they make their upcoming trips.
A Big Jr. Charger THANK YOU to John Laskowski and Chris Slaats!
We would like to congratulate two retiring board members, John Laskowski and Chris Slaats, for their outstanding dedication to Hamilton Jr. Chargers Baseball Club. The board recognizes, and thanks them for their countless hours of service, leadership and dedication. We wish them and their sons the best of luck with their high school careers and beyond.
Congratulations to the U10 Red and U14 Red Teams!!!
We are very proud of the performance of all of our teams this weekend, we have a very tough tournament to compete in with many great teams coming from far and wide to have a go at it. We are especially happy to congratulate the U10 Red and U14 Red teams as they both took second place in their brackets, way to go!!!
Our 13th Tournament has Concluded, THANK YOU!
Thanks to all of our wonderful sponsors, volunteers and to all the teams that came to participate!!!! The 2015 Tournament is now over and we had a great weekend of baseball. We hope to see everyone again a year from now for our 14th Annual Jr. Chargers Tournament. This year we had 81 teams participate over the weekend, and we would especially like to thank those that traveled multiple hours...even from out of state (thanks Northern Indiana Cardinals!). Here are this years champions, Congratulations to all!
|U8||Milwaukee Angels||U9||Milwaukee Angels|
|U10||Verona Wildcats||U11||Franklin Sabers|
|U12||Pleasant Prairie Predators||U13||Pound Town Badgers|
Jr. Charger Coaches Earn 4 WSYBL Sportsmanship awards!
Chuck Emons, Mark Johnson, Steve Komar and Tom Olejnik took home 2014 Sportsmanship awards during the recent coaches meeting for the Wisconsin State Youth Baseball League (WSYBL). Congratulations to our coaches, and all the other coaches from the league who won these awards. The award is voted on by the coaches at each age level after the season, so this is a great recognition to be given by their peers.
Thank You Dave!
Boy, it's taken forever to get this posted...better late than never. We'd like to thank Dave Kotlan for all that he has done for the organization. Dave started the Sussex Hawks organization back in 2001 and served as it's President (and in many other roles/capacities) through the 2014 season. During that time the group has grown from 1 team to 15, changed names from the Sussex Hawks to the Hamilton Jr. Chargers, and seen many many ballplayers pass through to the high school. We wouldn't be here today if not for Dave, and we wanted to show him our appreciation for all he did over the years.
Board meetings are held the second Tuesday of each month beginning at 8pm (8:30 in June and July) and are held at Sussex Bowl in the back meeting room. All are welcome to attend. Meeting Minutes are posted in
the blog after the meeting.
Upcoming Meetings: Next meeting is Oct. 13th.
Calling all Coaches
Interested in getting involved as a coach? Have prior baseball experience, either playing or as a coach? While many of the head coaching positions are filled at the older age levels we are always looking for incoming U8 coaches and assistants at many levels. If you are interested you can fill out the Coaching Application and submit it to email@example.com or bring it along to Registration Night and talk with one of our board members.
How the Jr. Chargers Structure our Teams
|2nd grade through 4th grade||U8 (2nd grade) through U10 (4th grade) teams get shuffled every year after tryouts. Head coaches would be determined by the board and then the head coaches would draft the players afterwards.|
|5th grade through 8th grade||U11 (5th grade) through U14 (8th grade) teams would be split into A, B and/or C teams as determined by tryouts, previous season performances and Coach/Board evaluations.|
Sussex Hamilton Jr Chargers Baseball Mission Statement
The Sussex Hamilton Jr. Charger Baseball organization is a High-School “FEEDER PROGRAM” that focuses on coaching, mentoring and motivating young people in the game of Baseball. The organization does this while maintaining a “SELECT LEVEL” status by offering A, B and C (if roster numbers permit) level teams, in line with the WSYBL standards. This is done through our “evaluation process” (often referred to as “Try-Outs”).
This organization’s philosophy is to provide an environment that cultivates a progression of skills and knowledge for the game. It also focuses on instilling respect for Sportsmanship, the Team and our Community. Our goal is to deliver, to the High School Baseball program, not only outstanding young baseball players but fine young athletes that will consistently represent what being a “CHARGER” is about.