Crystal Lake Bombers

ADDITIONAL TRYOUTS 2015 CRYSTAL LAKE BOMBERS ALGONQUIN PCA THURSDAY AUGUST 14 6:00 PM TO 7:30 PM 14U, 15U &16U


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2015 COACHES ANNOUNCED
The Crystal Lake Bombers have announced their coaches for the 2015  season.      We would like to welcome the coaches and list them below.   You can review bios of these coaches on the coaches bio pages.

12U---TBD  This role is currently in the final stages and an update will be made soon.  
13U---Gregg Sibigtroth
14U---Adam Ulen
15U---Gio Cantwell
16U---Joe DiMaggio Jr.
17U---Mike Krueger

Tryout form link and Waiver links 


 
 
The Bombers' emphasis on player development is a long standing tradition. We organize competitive baseball travel teams to enhance learning opportunities for middle school and high school athletes. Our Professional Coaches, provide players with realistic and challenging preparation for high school and college competition. To achieve this goal we seek exceptional baseball educators to lead our teams. Individuals with baseball coaching skills, who have the desire and ability to mentor players, develop successful teamwork, and teach essential values, are encouraged to contact us about opportunities to be a Bombers coach.  

Don't be fooled by other organizations that claim to have Professional Development.   The Bombers provide the highest level of player development in the area.   In addition to our Professional Coaches who coach our teams throughout both the off season and regular season,  the Bombers bring in  additional specialists  for off season training and work outs.  The Bombers  are proud to call the PCA facilities their home for both off and in season workouts.
 
 
CLICK ON EVENTS TRYOUTS TO GET YOUR PLAYER AGE TIME AND LOCATION!
 
Go to Links and Downloads to get the tryout forms and waivers!

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16U Completes Amazing Season

The 16U Bombers team wrapped up its 26 - 6 season with a 3rd place finish (out of 44 teams) at the ISU World Series. Out of eight tournaments this season the team finished in the hardware round four times and went undefeated in two other tournaments that didn't have hardware rounds.
  • LITH Preseason 3-0 (no championship round)
  • Elgin Tournament 4-0 (no championship round - weather)
  • NIU Tournament (Second place)
  • Kankakee Tournament (First Place)
  • Rockford Wood Bat (Second Place)
  • ISU World Series  (Third Place)
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What is a pitcher only?

A pitcher only is a role on the team dedicated to pitching to the near exclusion of playing a field or batting role. Some may see this role as a limitation holding a player back. Others as an opportunity for a player to fill a critical role on a quality team that he might not normally get to play for. Either way, this season the 16U team took 4 Pitcher only players. These boys – commonly known as the "PO" Squad – took their roles  to heart.

Their job was simple…to start and complete every inning of every game in which they took the mound. Yes the boys did get a few at bats (8 combined), they did pinch run a few times, and in one case played the field for 2 innings. But for the most part their role was to take the mound and own it. 

Having a 4 dedicated starting pitchers vs. teams with position players who also could pitch gave the 16U Bombers a depth at this role second to no other team we faced this season. And the results are evident…
  • 22-5 combined record
  • 10 shutouts
  • 18 (plus one 6 2/3) complete games
  • 1.84 combined ERA
  • 180 combined K’s
The pitcher only role is not for everyone. But if you are offered the opportunity I suggest you take a moment to think about the possibilities, the potential, and the value of accepting such a role.

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16U Bombers Take First Place in Kankakee Tourney


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Congratulations to 12U Crystal Lake Bombers for taking first place at Roselle Summer Classic!

 

 
 
 
 
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Congratulations to our Crystal Lake Bombers 15 U team for Qualifying for the MCYSA 2014 tournament!
 
 
Actively helping the needy in the Crystal Lake community the 13U Bombers feed the hungry
 






 
 
 
 
 
13 U Crystal Lake Bombers lose a heartbreaker but still take  2nd place in a 1-0 loss at the Nazareth Academy Tournament!


 

 

 
 
 

 

 

 

 

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Upcoming Games  
13U CL Bombers vs Pro Player Canes
LITH Thunder vs 13U CL Bombers

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