Crystal Lake Baseball offers a full-time travel baseball program, the Bulldogs, for advanced baseball players ages 8-12. Players must tryout and be selected in order to participate in the travel program. Crystal Lake Bulldogs Travel baseball includes indoor winter training, professional instruction, full uniform and equipment package, full regular season (8u-12u) games, and multiple tournaments scheduled for each team.

The Bulldogs begin indoor practices in December in our private 10,000 square foot training facility with regular season games beginning in April and running through early July.

Our Bulldogs play in local and out of state/overnight tournaments selected by each team. They will play their home games at Crystal Lake Baseball’s existing facility, Canterbury Yards.


2019 bulldog managers:

8u: Todd Hode (Former Division 1 assistant coach Fresno State University, Purdue University)

9u: Dan Dreher

10u: Mark Trivellini

12u: Todd Sherwood (Former HS coach)


The Bulldog hitting instructor is Oakland A’s left fielder Nick Martini.


2020 tryouts:

Tryouts for the 2020 season will be held in July - TBD.


For more information regarding the Crystal Lake Bulldogs Travel program, contact the VP of Bulldogs at:  bulldogs1@clbaseball.com.