Registration for 2017 Season ends:
2017 Coaches Meet-N-Greet
Rules/Get Together will take place on the following dates. We wait as long as possible knowing some teams do not receive field allocations until the end of February
9U - Saturday, February 25th / 2:00pm
10U - Saturday, February 25th / 4:30pm
11U - Sunday, February 26th / 2:00pm
12U - Sunday, February 26th / 4:30pm
13U - Saturday, March 4th / 2:00pm
14U - Saturday, March 4th / 4:30pm
8U - Monday, March 6th / 7:00pm
All meetings will take place at the:
Iron Horse Saloon
1225 E 9th Street
Lockport, IL 60441
2017 ILLINOIS TRAVEL BASEBALL LEAGUE
THE REGISTRATION FEE FOR THE 2017 SEASON IS $75
COACHES WILL REGISTER THEIR TEAM ONLINE CHOOSING THE LEVEL OF COMPETITION THEY WISH THEIR TEAM TO COMPETE IN FOR THE 2017 SEASON:
ELITE - GOLD - SILVER
EACH TEAM WILL BE PLACED IN A DIVISION BASED ON THE TEAM’S GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: NORTH, SOUTH, EAST, WEST
TEAMS WILL PLAY NO MORE THAN 8 DIVISION GAMES FOR TROPHY CONSIDERATION.
THE SEASON WILL BEGIN ON MONDAY, APRIL 10TH AND WILL END ON SUNDAY, JUNE 25th. THIS ALLOWS TEAMS 11 WEEKS TO COMPLETE 8 DIVISION GAMES AS THEIR SCHEDULE ALLOWS.
1st and 2nd PLACE TEAMS IN EVERY DIVISION RECEIVE AWARDS.
TROPHIES WILL BE AWARDED TO OUR 8-12U TEAMS
RINGS WILL BE AWARDED TO OUR 13-14U TEAMS
TROPHIES WILL BE DISTRIBUTED TO THE COACHES ON OUR “TROPHY PICK-UP DAY” WHICH WILL BE SATURDAY, JULY 8th (TIME AND LOCATION T.B.A.) THIS IS NOW BEING DONE TO EXPEDITE AND MAKE THE PROCESS MORE EFFICIENT LEARNING FROM OUR MISTAKES ACCOMMODATING TEAM PARTIES AND EARLY JULY TRYOUTS
DIVISION GAMES ARE SCHEDULED BETWEEN THE COACHES. THE COACHES GET-TOGETHER SCHEDULING MEETINGS WILL TAKE PLACE IN FEBRUARY (T.B.A.) FURTHER INFORMATION WILL BE SENT TO OUR COACHES AFTER REGISTRATION ENDS IN JANUARY.
THE LEAGUE HAS BEEN VITAL IN INTRODUCING LOCAL COACHES AND TEAMS TO ONE ANOTHER AND BUILDING RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN COACHES AND PLAYERS THAT LAST LONG PAST THE TRAVEL BASEBALL YEARS. WE UNDERSTAND ALL TEAMS USE THE LEAGUE FOR DIFFERENT PURPOSES WHETHER IT BE FOR COMPETING AGAINST LOCAL TEAMS AND ORGANIZATIONS, OR FOR EXTRA DEVELOPMENT AND WORK IN PREPARATION FOR WEEKEND TOURNAMENTS HOSTED BY OUR TOURNAMENT PARTNERS, OR SIMPLY JUST TO ADD GAMES SUPPLEMENTING A TEAM”S SCHEDULE. WE KNOW THAT SOME TEAMS WANT MORE GAMES AND SOME WANT LESS, IF 8 GAMES IS NOT ENOUGH, WE ENCOURAGE ALL OF OUR TEAMS TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE DEPTH AND QUALITY COMPETITION OF OUR TEAMS WHO PARTICIPATE IN THE ILTBL AND SCHEDULE PICK-UP GAMES TO SUPPLEMENT A TEAM’S SCHEDULE.