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Coyote House Travel Program -UPDATED 2/25/2019


BGRA House Travel Program

BGRA Travel Players will be selected for ages U8-U14, as determined by board policies.  Players chosen to play on these teams must make a substantial commitment of time to the travel team in addition to their house team. 

Only players playing in our current house league are eligible to tryout.  Player cannot play or practice with any team not affiliated with the BGRA organization to be eligible for this travel program. 

Open tryouts will be held in March, as shown below, Players will be evaluated on all aspects of baseball. The BGRA board has final approval of all players’ selections.

Players must pre-register for the tryouts. We cannot guarantee your child a tryout without being pre-registered.  

To register please log into your account. On your "My Account Page" you will find a button similar to   
Your button will display from 1 - 4 programs available. Once you select the button you will see the Coyote program appropriate for your child as one of your options.

There is no fee for tryouts. If you child is selected to participate on a Coyote team the registration fee for the travel season will be $365 for all ages.

The BGRA will assemble as many teams at each age level as we feel can be competitive. However we will not determine the number of teams at each age until after tryouts are completed. The number of teams will be based on the size, talent, and competitive nature of the different age groups. Teams will be comprised of anywhere between 11-15 players per team.

The following are the birthday parameters for each age group as defined by the league we play in, LSFBL. However, the BGRA typically does not allow players to play up or down regardless of the below birth date parameters. If you feel that we should make an exception please contact Russ Goldstein at [email protected] prior to tryouts to discuss.


Birthdate Range

U8 - 2nd Grade

5/2/10 - 12/31/11

U9 - 3rd Grade

5/2/09 - 5/1/10

U10 - 4th Grade

5/2/08 - 5/1/09

U11 - 5th Grade

5/2/07 - 5/1/08

U12 - 6th Grade

5/2/06 - 5/1/07

U13 - 7th Grade

5/2/05 - 5/1/06

U14 - 8th Grade

5/2/04 - 5/1/05

Open Tryouts / Schedule

There will be two days of tryouts for each age.

One day will be devotes to hitting and pitching and the other to infield and outfield skills.  We will be indoor at North Shore Baseball Academy located at 400 Corporate Woods Parkway in Vernon Hills both days.  The parking at North Shore is limited so please plan accordingly.  


This year because tryouts are during Spring Break we have added a supplemental tryout date, Wednesday March 20th.  After you look at the tryout schedule below if you can attend both days of tryouts please do not read the following.  If you can absolutely only attend one day of tryouts or the supplemental tryout please read this section carefully:

It is important to note that attending both days of standard tryouts gives us the best opportunity to evaluate each player.  However, if you can only attend one day we will evaluate all skills on that one day. We respect any decision you make concerning your child's attendance but as a matter of policy we cannot get involved in those family decisions.

I can only attend one of two days of standard tryouts - If a player can absolutely only attend one of the two days of the standard tryouts please indicate this in the appropriate spot during the on-line registration by selecting either 'Day 1' or 'Day 2' for which day you are going to attend using the chart below.  This player is NOT eligible to come to the Supplemental tryout.

Supplemental Tryout - If a player cannot attend either of the standard days of tryouts (Day 1 or Day 2 on the chart below) that player is eligible to come to the supplemental tryout. If this is the case, please indicate this in the appropriate spot during the on-line registration by selecting 'Supplemental'.


Tryout Schedule

Age Day 1 Day 2 Supplemental
U8 Friday 3/22/19 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM Saturday 3/23/19 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM Wed 3/20/19 5:30 PM - 6:25 PM
U9 Friday 3/22/19 6:10 PM - 7:30 PM Saturday 3/23/19 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Wed 3/20/19 5:30 PM - 6:25PM
U10 Friday 3/22/19 7:40 PM - 8:40 PM Saturday 3/23/19 3:40 PM - 4:40 PM Wed 3/20/19 5:30 PM - 6:25PM
U11 Saturday 3/23/19 4:50 PM - 5:50 PM Sunday 3/24/19 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM Wed 3/20/19 6:35 PM - 7:30 PM
U12 Saturday 3/23/19 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Sunday 3/24/19 9:40 AM - 10:40 AM Wed 3/20/19 6:35 PM - 7:30 PM
U13 Saturday 3/23/19 7:15 PM - 8:20 PM Sunday 3/24/19 10:50 AM - 11:50 PM Wed 3/20/19 6:35 PM - 7:30 PM
U14 Saturday 3/23/19 7:15 PM - 8:20 PM Sunday 3/24/19 10:50 AM - 11:50 PM Wed 3/20/19 6:35 PM - 7:30 PM

Tryout Policies

  1. It is mandatory that you pre-register. We cannot guarantee your child a tryout without being pre-registered.
  2. Players must arrive 10 minutes early to check in and warm up.
  3. Parents are not allowed to stay and watch the tryouts.  Please do not come back into the building until your child's time is over.
  4. Players should please wear gym shoes (no cleats), baseball pants, a jersey with a name on it preferably, and a hat. Please bring at least a Baseball Glove, Bat and Helmet (if you have one). All players must be wearing a cup.  If you'd you other gear such as Cather's Gear,a 1st base glove, etc. please feel free to bring it.
  5. Check the website for any changes/cancellations due to weather.
  6. It is mandatory that any vacation/overnight camp dates are listed when asked for during registration.  Not doing so could result in that child not being eligible for tryouts next year.
  7. Please be sure to try out with your SCHOOL year/grade even if you would like your child to be considered for another grade level. 
  8. Selected players will called by coaches and informed by no later than Wednesday March 27th at 7:00 PM.

 If you have any questions please contact Russ Goldstein at [email protected] 


Buffalo Grove Recreation Association
P.O. Box 5872 
Buffalo Grove, Illinois 60089

Email: [email protected]

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