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    2019 Crystal Lake Bomber Tryouts

    2019 TRYOUT DATES AND DETAILS

     

    For 2019 the Crystal Lake Bombers will hold an evaluation for both current and new players wanting to play Bombers Baseball in 2019. Part of the evaluation will include the use of Hit Trax, a powerful tool using analytics to see real-time data that can gauge ball exit velocity, ball distance and launch angle. Players will also be required to attend at least one of the outdoor evaluations also.

    All of the information for 2019 tryout dates and times can be found under the "About Us" tab on the home page then select tryouts. If you have any questions feel free to reach out to Gregg Sibigtroth via phone 847-854-0022 or g.sibigtroth@yahoo.com. Thank you in advance.


    We are the Crystal Lake Bombers

     

    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.

     


    Helping One of Our Own "The Knoll Family"

    Bomber Families,

    An unfortunate accident took place this weekend on the way home from the Jacksonville tournament that the 12's,13's and 14U Bombers played in. On the way home the Knoll's were in a horrible car accident. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Knoll family and on their behalf a GoFundMe page has been created to raise money for food and the essentials the Knoll family will need to push through this tragic event that has taken place. Please help support them in any way possible. The link to the GoFundMe page is as follows:

    https://www.gofundme.com/help-for-the-knoll-family

    Thank you for your support in advance!!!

    The Bomber Organization

     




    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, in the 2014 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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