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2020 CDBL Sunday & Travel Team Tryouts
by posted 07/16/2019

CDBL Friends & Families,

The main tryout will be Sunday 7/28 @ Stonecrest Pony field.

We are trying something new this year, closing the tryouts to spectators. Please sign in your child, get his sticker and you can come back at the conclusion of the evaluations. Plan to return approx. 2 hours after stated start time. If you have a younger player and are uncomfortable with leaving them alone, you may park in the lot between the Pony field and the playground area and watch from your vehicle. Please do not set up chairs to sit and watch. Please do not stand around and watch. This is a very stressful day for many of these players and the goal is to provide fewer eyes on them to relieve some pressure, allow them relax, and for them to perform at their best. This will also allow the staff to work quickly through drill stations without interference or delay.


Times for each division below:



7:00AM Registration Opens

7:00-7:45AM Warm Ups

7:45-8:00AM Start



10:00AM Registration Opens

10:00-10:45AM Warm Ups

10:45-11:00AM Start



12:30PM Registration Opens

12:30-1:00PM Warm Ups

1:00PM Start


Tryout Format:

We have slightly revamped the tryout format for 2020. Some of the same drills will be used; however, we are changing to more drills that provide quantifiable data to our evaluation crew and prospective managers, i.e. exit velocity, throwing velocity, running speed.



We are a CLOSED district program: open only to District 301 families.  We offer a low cost, high level travel and Sunday programs.  The goal is to keep district 301 kids together and prepare them for high school baseball.  


What are the advantages of playing CDBL Travel?

  • Kids play with their friends, classmates, and future high school teammates
  • High level coaching with professional coaches during the pre-season.
  • Practices begin in January 2-3 times per week.
  • Direct feeder program to Central High School Baseball Rockets
    • This includes direct access to training sessions and coaching seminars by the Central coaches and assistant coaches.
    • Direct access and use of the newly construction multi-million dollar Central High School Fieldhouse for winter training
  • Play in quality tournaments with quality competition
  • Parents help decide how to manage the budget, trips to take, etc. 
  • Some of the best home fields and facilities of any league in the area.
  • Costs are a fraction of other programs….please shop around!


If you have any question about the process, the dates/times above or would like to learn more about CDBL please reach out to our Travel Coordinator below.


Dave Binz

CDBL Travel Coordinator

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2020 Travel/Sunday Information
by posted 06/17/2019



Important Information for the 2020 Travel Tryout and Selection Process:

In an effort to continuously improve, the CDBL board first approved a revision to our travel tryout process for the 2018 team selections. This process will continue in 2020, and impacts full time travel and Sunday teams.  These changes will add transparency to the process, allow for aconsistent third party skill evaluation, provide timely and consistent announcement of player selection, and many other advantages.  If you are interested in trying out for full time or Sunday travel teams for the 2020 season or managing a team, please read the information below carefully.

Anyone wishing to play on a travel team must register online at 2020 Travel/Sunday Registration.  The travel registration opens today and is free through Sat, July 21st at midnight.  We will continue to allow registration up to the tryout date but there will be a $25 late fee for anyone registering on/after July 21st.  CDBL strongly encourages you to register before July 21st as we will be determining the number of teams at each level and approving managers at our July 9th board meeting.  We are committed to having at least one full time travel team (9U thru 14U) and one part time Sunday travel team (8U thru 12U) at each level, however community interest up to July 21st will drive the actual number of teams we approve.

***Registration will completely close July 27th at midnight***

On the registration form, you will be asked to select the age level you are trying out for.  Since some players choose to play up an age group, you may select multiple age levels.  You will also select the travel program you are interested in – full time travel and/or part time Sunday travel.  Remember, part time Sunday travel players play on an in-house team AND the Sunday team throughout the season.  The last thing you will select is whether or not you are interested in playing on a second team at an age level IF we field a second team.  So everyone understands the player selection pecking order, we will be selecting the first team full-time travel teams from oldest to youngest age groups.  Then we will choose second team full-time travel teams from oldest to youngest.  Lastly, we will select part-time Sunday travel teams oldest to youngest.  A player will be eligible for selection ONLY for the teams they expressed interest during registration.  Once they are selected, they are no longer eligible for selection on a different team.  

2020 travel tryouts will be held on July 28th. They will take approximately 2-hours to complete all of the stations.  Specific times will be announced shortly.  The tryouts will be evaluated by independent evaluators.  The player ratings from the tryout will be used for the automatic player selection process.  Each team is comprised of 7 players from automatic selections (the 7 highest rated eligible players at that level) plus 4-5 coach’s picks. 

Very Important, if you CANNOT attend the tryout you are still eligible as a coach’s pick provided you registered prior to the tryout date

Team selection for first full-time travel teams will take place after the tryout on July 28th and will be announced that evening on our website.  The selection of a second full-time Travel team and Sunday travel teams will be announced shortly (up to a week) there-after.

All prospective 2020 managers and assistant managers must register online before June 30th so they can be considered in the board vote on July 9th.  Approved managers should attend the tryout but will not participate in the evaluation scoring. You are encouraged to take notes during the tryouts to better your information for the coaches pick selections. 

We hope these changes will continue to enhance the travel tryout experience for the entire CDBL community.  Understanding you may have questions about this process, please reach out to Dave Binz - CDBL Travel Coordinator (davebinz@hotmail.com).

Thank you for selecting CDBL Baseball!

Your CDBL Board of Directors

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CDBL Home Facilities Information/Rules
by posted 05/16/2019

CDBL Families,

Some have asked for an easy way to direct friends or family coming for the first time to our home fields at Plato, Stonecrest, and Burlington. You asked....we listened.

Please provide them with the link below and they will have all that information and more!

Link: CDBL Home Facilities Information/Rules


CDBL Board

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!! No Smoking Please !!
by posted 05/15/2019

CDBL Families & Friends,

Though we can only enforce this request at our main Plato facility we encourage everyone at all our facilities to refrain from smoking in and around all areas including parking lots, concessions, playgrounds, and playing surface areas. This will ensure a healthy and enjoyable outdoor environment for everyone, most importantly our young players.

Please especially help enforce this at our Plato location as the property is School District owned and is a stipulation of our lease and insurance. Pets are also not allowed for the same reasons at Plato but remain ok at our Stonecrest, and Burlington fields. If you need help with this request while visiting our fields please see concessions or one of the many blue shirt wearing board memebers and they can assist you.

Thank you for your consideration of this important request,

CDBL Board

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!! New Concessions Item !!
by posted 05/09/2019

Stop by concessions and get your very own CDBL / Rockets Pop Grip!! Supplies are limited and will only be replenished as/when needed. Get them before they are gone!!


CDBL Board

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by posted 03/04/2019

301 Families,

Some important dates below. Looking forward to warm baseball weather!!

  • Draft Day – Saturday, March 2nd
  • Coaches Clinic – Tuesday, March 12th
  • Spring Field Days – Saturday, March 16th - CANCELLED
  • CPR & Defibrillator Training – Online Course
  • Practice for 2019 Season Opens – Monday, April 1st
  • Picture Day – Monday, April 22nd
  • Opening Day – Saturday, May 4th
  • MLB Pitch, Hit, & Run – TBD
  • Kane County Cougars Outing – Friday, May 24th
  • Memorial Day Sunday League Tournament – Friday, May 24th thru Monday, May 27th
  • Player Appreciation Day – Saturday, June 1st
  • Home Run Derby – Saturday, June 1st (Preliminaries & Finals)
  • All-Star Tryouts – Sunday, June 2nd
  • Father’s Day Rocket Classic Travel Tournament – Friday, June 14th thru Sunday, June 16th
  • In-House Tournament Championship – Monday, June 24th
  • Mid-Summer Classic – Thursday, July 4th thru Sunday, July 7th
  • 2020 Travel Tryouts – Sunday, July 28th 

Thank you,

CDBL Board

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CDBL Spiritwear Now Available!
by posted 12/07/2018


Our SquadLocker Spiritwear store is STILL active!!!  Purchase some great CDBL and Rocket Spiritwear for the entire family!  This online store will be open and active all of the time. Check back often for new items!!!
Let me know if you any questions!  
Happy Shopping! And thanks for supporting CDBL!
Bethany Boer
CDBL Spiritwear Coordinator
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2019 CDBL Travel/Sunday Teams Announced
by posted 09/10/2018

Your CDBL Executive Board, Travel Director, and Travel/Sunday Managers have been extremely busy since our tryouts.  Congratulations to the following players who will be representing CDBL during the 2019 Travel Season!

14u Blue - Quinton Erickson, Brady Gilroy, Jake Herman, Ivan Larson, Matthew Lemon, Braden Lowitzki, Zachary Mariani, J.T. Nielsen, Mitchell Pedrigi, Matthew Schmidt, Cj Strout
14u White - Alex Aykroyd, Peter D'Antonio, Matthew David, Mason Erickson, Chaitan Grewal, Danny Hudzik, Tyler Kotera, Ethan Lewellyn, Nicolas Maloney, James Muetterties, Andrew Nordwind
13u - Elliott Alicea, Tyler Eshoo, Colin Finn, Connor Finn, Jacob Johnson, Andrew Messina, Aj Payton, Michael Person, Chase Powrozek, Mason Rosborough, Aiden Ruckoldt
12u Blue - Jacob Daufenbach, Lj Kerr, Austin Lee, Luke Lemon, Jordan Moore, Mckade Naus, Haden Raders, Connor Rubin, Zachary Samaan, Camden Sarallo, Logan Schramer
12u White - Cade Adrian, Liam Ballantyne, Rocco Boss, Joseph Currey, Ben Davis, Logan Goff, Logan Jernstad, Luka Mensik, Chase Ruckoldt, Patrick Shell, Colin Tamillo
11u - Landon Arnold, Jake Boer, Paxton Formas, Tyler Kotwica, Sam Maglares, Trevor Martino, Jack McKay, Cooper Mylott, Tyler Samaan, Matthew Simek, Zach Wojtas
10u Blue - Ashton Binz, Bennek Braden, Ryan Carpenter, Cash Cumpata, Daniel Koertgen, Thomas Koertgen, Andrew Peterson, Liam Schultz, Connor Sreckov, Tommy Wyse, Matthew Zierk
10u White - Jonathan Andrinopoulos, Lucas Carte, Josh Cook, Carter Gugle, John Hedlund, Dominic Henderson, Santino Iacullo, James Leppert, Cooper Lewis, Nicholas Sherry Jr, Wagner Viebrock
9u - Brendan Aykroyd, Michael Clark, Shane Cordes, Ryan Hinkleman, Colin Kurz, Landen Lee, Alex Mayzer, Jake Pecucci, Nathan Schultz, Anthony Travelino, Charlie Williamson

12u Sunday - Josh Atkins, Joe Franta, Owen Grote, Owen Hardekopf, Calvin May, Yanni Pahigianis, Kunal Patel, Jack Person, Ethan Ringa, Ethan Siedsma, Noah Ventura
11u Sunday - Ethan Bartlett, Keegan Bellew, Matthew Bending, Cooper Cigrand, Nicholas Franco, Brandon Gottmann, Zachary Hartwig, Dimitri Karavasis, Trace Kotwica, Conner Kudelka, Greyson Meehan
10u Sunday - Aidric Arndt, Reece Beemer, Nick Cali, Nico DeGaetano, Carter Goetz, Andrew Ingersoll, Matthew Malkani, Jackson Peppers, Noah Rudden, Evan Sarabia, Lincoln Schramer, Britton Wessel
9u Sunday - Jack Atkins, Luciano Episcopo, Matthew Ericson, Karson Formas, Jeffrey Kerley, Brennan Murphy, Niko Pahigianis, Trent Rubin, Evan Sarallo, Evan Smith, Landon Smith      
8u Sunday - Maddox Fong, Everett Gugle, Trent Lanigan, Andrew Llanes, Lawson Madej, Miles Marx, Mason Nashif, Giovanni Nevarez, Aarav Patel, Ashton Sobey, Braden Todd

Thank you for supporting and selecting CDBL Baseball!

CDBL Board

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CDBL Lost & Found
by posted 05/17/2018

CDBL Families,

If you are missing any items; gloves, chairs, hats, bats, water bottles, small children....please note we have a Lost & Found at the Plato Center Fields. Please check with your coaches if you are unsure where the Lost & Found is located and they can help you.

It is getting very filled up, and all items will be donated on/around the end of June so claim your items now!! Anything found at Stonecrest is brought to Plato and placed in the (1) Lost & Found.


BTW - Please also help keep our great facilities clean by picking up garbage around the fields after/before your games!!

CDBL Board

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