Tryouts for the 2023 Travel Baseball Season will take place on 7/23/22 and 7/24/22. 7/23 will be individual drill evaluations and 7/24 will be scrimmage/situational evaluations. For more information and to register please use this link.
*DUE TO THE HEAVY RAIN LAST NIGHT, THE FIELDS ARE CLOSED TODAY (SATURDAY). ALL SATURDAY TRYOUTS ARE MOVED TO SUNDAY AT THE SAME TIMES.*
If you are unable to attend Sunday, and prefer to attend Monday during the Alternate Tryout time at 5:30pm, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
9:30a-12:00p (Mandatory Drill Evals)
9U, 11U, 13U
12:30p-3:00p (Mandatory Drill Evals)
10U, 12U, 14U
Saturday 7/23/22 9:30a-12:00p (Mandatory Drill Evals) 9U, 11U, 13U
12:30p-3:00p (Mandatory Drill Evals) 10U, 12U, 14U
Sunday 7/24/22 9:30a-11:30a (Recommended Scrimmage Evals) 9U, 11U, 13U
12:00p-2:00p (Recommended Scrimmage Evals) 10U, 12U, 14U
If you are unable to attend the above dates we will offer two alternate tryout opportunities (drill evals only) on 7/17/22 and again on 7/25/22. 7/25/22 will also be a rain make up date if necessary.
In order to be considered for a 2023 travel team your player must attend at least one of the tryout dates. If there is an injury preventing your player from trying out, please contact Jason Glassman at email@example.com BEFORE July 23rd.
The tryout fee is $20. If your player makes a team, that $20 will be applied to their season fees. If you would prefer a private tryout ($50 fee), please contact Jason Glassman at firstname.lastname@example.org. All tryouts will take place at the Vernon Hills Athletic Complex (VHAC) on fields 1-4.
8U Tryouts will take place in the winter.
This Week in Cougar Travel Baseball
The philosophy of the Vernon Hills Community Baseball and Softball Program is to increase the players' confidence and self-esteem; help them develop an understanding of the value of teamwork, honesty, courage, respect for authority and good sportsmanship; and maximize the potential of each player's skill and knowledge of the games of baseball and softball.
The Travel Baseball season includes indoor winter workouts January through March and the outdoor spring/summer season April through July. Our teams typically play 30-40 games combining league play and tournaments. Our teams will play in the Lakeshore Feeder Baseball League and/or the Mid-Suburban Baseball League. Our 8U team as well as our 2nd team at 9U, 10U, and 11U will also play in our house program. These teams will play in fewer tournaments. Most tournaments are within or near the Chicagoland area but each team will generally enter one destination tournament each season. Our 12U teams have been attending Cooperstown All-Star Village each year since 2014.