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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.

 

Starting in 2019 Crystal Lake Bombers will be sending teams to Cooperstown

Starting in 2019 the Crystal Lake Bombers will be sending teams to represent the organization in Cooperstown All Star Village tournament. This is a great experience for players,families and coaches to take part in. We are still looking for 1 or 2 players for this years 12U Bomber team. Please reach out to Jerry Rivera or Gregg Sibigtroth for a private tryout to jerryrivera1@gmail.com or g.sibigtroth@yahoo.com to schedule.


Crystal Lake Brewery Fundraiser!!!

Crystal Lake Bombers Fall Brewery Bash Come join us for an evening of fun while supporting Crystal Lake Bombers Baseball Date: Thursday, September 27, 2018 Time: 5:00-9:00 p.m. Place: Crystal Lake Brewing 150 N. Main St. Crystal Lake Admission: $20.00 per person (21 years and older event) **You will receive a brewery tour, a pint of craft beer and a Crystal Lake Brewing souvenir glass with each paid admission! Brewery tours will run at 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. Fun additions- 50/50 Raffle Team Basket Raffle Door Prizes Outside food is welcome! Bring your dinner, order Delivery or bring a dish to share! Spread the word to family and friends! **You will receive two free raffle basket tickets with each paid admission of a Non-Bomber person you bring with you! 

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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