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Cangelosi Sparks Adds New Leadership Roles

The Cangelosi Sparks organization has grown significantly since the merger of Illinois Sparks and Cangelosi Baseball in 2016. The goal of the Youth Division is to capture as many competitive 8-14u players and to train and develop them in preparation for the high school division. Our High School Division continues to build on the many successes of the Sparks organization, and we feel this is due to high-level off-season training, an experienced staff, and a culture filled with competitive players all fighting to be on top teams. This model has […]

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Tom Knapczyk joins Cangelosi Sparks as Director of Player Development

  In an effort to continually upgrade and better our organization, we are always seeking opportunities to hire quality individuals that share our vision and mission. We are excited to announce that Tom Knapczyk will be joining our team as Director of Player Development for Cangelosi Baseball in conjunction with Bo Jackson’s Elite Sports. Tom brings a wealth of experience, knowledge and professionalism to our organization. Tom has a master’s degree in education, has been teaching physical education for 15+ years, and also has over 15 years of high school, junior high, and travel baseball coaching experience.  Tom has been a co-owner of the Illinois Edge travel baseball program […]

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Derek Kopacz named 2019, 9u Sparks White Coach

We are excited to announce that Derek Kopacz will be running our 9u Sparks White team for the 2019 season. Derek won a National Championship at Joliet Junior College in 1994 and was drafted by the Detroit Tigers in the 33rd round out of Triton College in 1995. He has 9 years under his belt playing professionally. Derek has even more experience in travel baseball having coached it for 10+ years. In 2013, he led one of the best teams to ever come out of Illinois to a 99-13-2 record […]

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