Where are games played?
All non-travel games are played at Canterbury Elementary School in Crystal Lake (behind Nick’s Pizza). Parking is available at the school. Parents, fans, coaches, etc. should NOT park along the driveway behind fields 1 and 2 along the fire dept. driveway, in the Coventry Plaza parking lot. You can park at at Nick’s Pizza before 3pm. Violators will be ticketed and/or towed at the owner’s expense.
Can I play in Crystal Lake Baseball if I’m not in the CLB boundaries?
Crystal Lake Baseball has no registration boundaries and all players in the surrounding areas may register with CLB.
What is this I’m hearing about an indoor practice facility and off season work outs?
Crystal Lake Baseball is committed to educational youth baseball in our area. One of the biggest requests from parents that we receive is to get more training for their players outside of their regular season teams. CLB has partnered with the Crystal Lake Cardinals Baseball Association to construct a year-round 10,000 sq ft indoor training facility for its members and its included in your membership when you register. There are certain restrictions that apply.
What is this I hear about CLB offering professional baseball clinics?
Yes, CLB offers it’s members over 35 hours of FREE professionally run baseball clinics throughout the winter months for any player who has registered to play in CLB. The clinics will be held at CLB’s indoor facility The Nest and there is no additional cost beyond your regular season registration fees. Take a look at our training tab for a list of our professional trainers.
Is a 50/70 league really the right choice for 11 and 12 year olds?
Players traditionally play on a 46/65 playing field from the age of 9. When players transition to leagues for ages 13 and up, the field size jumps to 80′ or 90′ bases and can be a challenging change for many players. The 50/70 field is a natural progression and allows the addition of lead-offs, pick-offs, etc. All non-Little League programs in our area have played 50/70 for their 11-12 year old players for many years.
Isn’t Crystal Lake Baseball just another travel league in Crystal Lake?
No, Crystal Lake Baseball is primarily an instructional and educational baseball program for players ages 4-12. Crystal Lake Baseball has three skill levels of play to choose from, In-House (recreational), All Stars (intermediate), and Travel (advanced).